Correct. Some people get it to work sometimes.
And if all the world’s soundcards had been destroyed there would be NO Cubase to use either.
Ideas do strike anywhere. Lord help us! And Cubase doesn’t work…!!! That’s when the truly creative get creative. They do it using pencils and paper. Anything that works.
Not by writing to a forum to get a software designer to redesign their whole range just to suit the three guys who rely on batteries. Yes, I’m not being totally serious about that. Just pointing out the other ways to think.
When stuff like ASIO4ALL goes wrong that’s when you learn that buying cheap means buying twice.
However, composing on the fly can be done by simpler DAWs than Cubase. Some extremely cheap and much more reliable on a travelling laptop. Cubase 7 is (especially the top range) definitely a bit top heavy for that. Even with a soundcard I’d expect the odd inconvenient crash now and again.
Truly portable Cubase would probably involve a few flight cases and a car. And a maintenance engineer.
Nice little graphic Denis.