I need some help/advise on what gear to use for the following:
I use Cubase 6 for audio recording - where I have a Tyros 3 and a Motif XF connected to Cubase using the UR28M as audio interface to Cubase. That works perfectly. Now I would like to use one or both keyboards and record midi tracks on Cubase using the voices that come with Cubase.
My understanding is that I could simply use the USB ports on the keyboards and connect them to my computer. Cubase would then recognize them and I can start recording midi tracks. But then what is the benefit of a midi interface like the Motu Micro Express for example?
Ideally - I would have 1 interface where I can plug in audio and midi and then just have 1 USB connection to my PC. But since I already have the UR28M - I was thinking of just adding midi to my set-up somehow.
So if you could help me wrapping my head around the midi interface part, that would be great. My next step after that I guess would be looking into hardware controllers so I can ditch the mouse and use real faders. I don’t need a solution for that right now - but I am mentioning it in case it has an impact on the choice of midi interfacing.
Thanks much for some advise. Cheers, Roland