Please forgive my super-newbie question…i looked around in the forum but couldn’t find an answer.
I recently purchased my first midi controller (Novation Impulse) and DAW (Cubase). I’m not really sure what i’m doing but i’m going through a beginner training course at Lynda and learning. I’m a classically trained pianist and want to try my hand at composing instrumental music for soundtracks, commercials, etc.
I was under the impression there would be a bunch of basic VST instruments that came with the software—pianos, winds, brass, etc.—but when i go to set up an instrument track, i’ve only got drums and weird synths. (See attached)
So, my question is, am i missing some instruments or is that all that comes with the software (8.5 Artist)? I have a solid state Macbook Pro so I don’t have a disc drive for installation and had to download the installation software. Perhaps i missed a download or something? (Hopefully I don’t have to redownload that 9gig monster!)
P.S. I’m thinking of subscribing to the “Composer Cloud” at EastWest to give me access to more sounds but for now, i just want some basic sounds so i can follow along in the tutorial.