Hi all, here’s a general query from a guy who’s tried, given up, and now is trying again to figure out Cubase!
In 2013 I got a Yamaha AudioGram 6, it came with Cubase 5 AI
I have an AudioTechnia condenser mic
I have all the necessary instruments/leads/computers/headphones
I’m generally OK with IT stuff, but my goodness, the installation threw me, and the ‘popping’ ‘static’ etc. in my recordings meant i just forgot about it for years. Not anymore. I’m, after a full day, now back up any in business (popping doesn’t seem to be happening anymore, maybe something to do with the bit-rate/sampler driver settings I tweaked. Not sure. Not complaining)
To record piano, acoustic guitar, and vocals at home. Either originals, or worship songs for church, etc.
- Given my above hardware and software, am I ‘good to go’? Or should I seriously consider upgrading, at least my Cubase 5 AI? What am i missing out on?
- Recording is one thing, but having the set-up, frequencies, etc. to make it sound good is another. Furthermore, editing, mixing, and mastering make a big difference. Any links available for tutorials on this in Cubase (5)?
- Here is a demo I did yesterday. https://www.dropbox.com/s/uyscuaqpsu986q3/test1.mp3?dl=0 Is that what i should be expecting given above gear, or can a lot of that be ‘cleaned up’ with editing/mixing/mastering? I don’t need to know how, just that i can get more from the setup.
- Everyone is talking about plugins… Is there an “Essentials” list for what you MUST HAVE if running Cubase AI 5, with my purposes stated above?
Thanks everyone. I greatly appreciate the support.