I just got a tascam audio interface that came with cubase LE5. I am running it on a win7 machine.
I have never done any recording before.
I am a guitar player and have no midi instruments.
I got this setup yesterday and have managed to figure out how to record a few tracks with my guitar so far but have a lot of questions.
How do i add effects? I see effects listed in the “inserts” area and can bring their screens up and activate them but i hear no differences in my tracks…
Where can i get free drum sample loop tracks to use? There dont seem to be any that came with the sw. I found a site where i downloaded over 600 free midi drum tracks… I can open and see them in cubase but dont hear anything when they play… Im assuming you need a midi instrument to play them back with?? Is there a way to use cubase or my windows machine as the midi instrument?? Also is there a way to use my computer keyboard to play drums or piano like you can do with garageband (im told)
How do i take sections of music and repeat them to make a song?? This one must be very basic but i have not figured it out yet… So if i play 4 bars of something and want it to repeat 30x or something… Im told in garageband you just grab it and stretch it, this didnt work…
thanks! Im sure i will have a ton more questions once i get going.