(To moderator: I am cross-posting this from Halion forum because I am now using Cubase (and this side has higher traffic) please delete one of these posts as u see fit if necessary, my apologies)
First a little background info - happy user of Cubase 8.5, and have been using the Halion Sonic SE that comes with it for quite some time.
When I write new songs (pop songs most of the time) and try to create demos, I still find myself spending lots of time manually creating what I would call “Guitar and Piano Loops” - basically by manually playing my keyboard controller to enter the MIDI data then editing them slowly and painfully until it sounds good.
The built-in flexphraser that I get with Halion Sonic SE doesn’t even come close to what I need in terms of its flexibility - e.g. for different time signature (6/8 for example) I can’t even find one single Halion Sonic SE flexphrased instrument that suits my purpose, and of course I have zero ability to edit the sequence.
And the Arpache MIDI inserts are basically a joke…
But I really want to speed things up and I am sure with tools that allows me to create/load/modify and insert piano/guitar loops in different time signatures (4/4, 6/8 are the two common ones) it would help a great deal. Should I consider buying Halion Sonic 3 just because of this?
(or is that any other product out there that will suit my purpose?)
Any input welcome !!