(Note: I’m a recent convert to Cubase, and I’m using the GA4 Trial in Cubase 9.)
Here’s my dilemma. I want the ability to automate Complexity and Intensity that GA4 styles provide. But I also like to carefully craft drum patterns that fit closely (“lock in”) with the bass lines I compose.
I would gladly build my own styles (i.e., program my own intro, ending, main, and fill patterns and whatever variations, etc., are needed to define a style) but I gather from these threads that that is not possible:
https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=89908. (Please correct me if I’m wrong!)
What workarounds are you guys using to get the best of both worlds?
E.g., I could have a hand-crafted drum groove track in Cubase and also a GA4 track that only plays during fill sections. But then I don’t get any Complexity variation on the groove track. Here’s hoping you guys have way better ideas!