After 13 years of using Cakewalk Sonar exclusively, I am forced by the circumstances to migrate to a new DAW and I chose Cubase for its famous MIDI capabilities. I am very excited to join this community and looking forward to explore new features of Cubase, while grieving the loss of familiar Sonar environment and functionality and being frightened that I will never find the substitute of the processes I am used to. I am looking for some help to establish workflow that would at least meet my basic production needs. I will have many questions until I figure out the basics, so, please, bare with me.
Where can I find the manual for Cubase 9.5 Pro?
How do I insert new software synth? Is there a way to insert it not as a SINGLE INSTRUMENT track, but as separate MIDI Track and AUDIO track?
I need to be able to play or step record MIDI melody or chords and hear it playing let’s say through Omnisphere synth without Freezing it to Audio and be able to edit MIDI notes.
I assume and hope that there is “Freeze” function on the Instrument track? I usually insert separate MIDI and Audio tracks for each Software Synth. In Sonar, there is Freeze button on each audio track, which creates Audio by playing MIDI notes through software synth, and when it done, I get Audio track with audio clip and software synth becomes inactive. As alternative to it, there is Record button on Audio track. I can press record, and play MIDI notes and they will be directly recorded on that Audio track and software synth does not become inactive. This is helpful when you like to change sounds on software synth and play different take lines with different sounds using same synth. Can I do it in Cubase?
Thank you for now.