I’m another Sonar refugee joining the ranks of Cubase warriors. My first stop was Studio One. While it’s a great DAW in many ways, the lack of MIDI support was a deal-breaker for me. So here I am.
I was a devoted Cakewalk user for over 20 years. I also own the Cakewalk/Roland V-Studio VS-700 system. It’s a wonderful system, even outside of Sonar. I got the built-in Fantom VS synth working via JBridge. All the audio ins and outs work fine.
The control surface is, on the other hand, is much more limited. It’s supposedly Mackie Control compatible, but a lot of functionality seems missing. The faders work, along with solo, mute, arm and select. The shuttle works (slowly) as do most of the transport controls. Oddly, the pan knobs don’t seem to work. Nothing shows up on the time display. Everything else is “press at your own risk.” So here’s a question. Is there any way within Cubase to map functions to a control surface like the VS-700c? Any help would be appreciated.
Other than that, I’ve been enjoying getting to know Cubase. The score editor is fantastic. The program as a whole shares much of the same functionality as Sonar, but differs considerably in terms of navigation and operation. There’s a definite learning curve, though not an unpleasant one.