I think I posted it in the wrong section so I’m reposting here
I’ll soon upgrade my computer, and buy an external sound card, so I thought I’d update my version of cubase (I currently have cubase 5), to Cubase 8 Pro. But as I’m by far not a pro and that I don’t know how to use all the plugins in the complete version of cubase, I’ve been proposed a bundle with the Steinberg UR22 card sound, which includes cubase elements 7 (which is way less expensive).
But, I’ve seen that the number of midi tracks is limited to 64 midi tracks, and 24 instrument tracks. I worked on cubase 5 before, and not being limited, I always added instruments tracks to play “Halion One” songs or “Eastwest symphonic orchestra” songs and never really understood what a midi track was. But now that I see that I only got 24 instruments tracks, that really seems a little ! So I thought using midi tracks would help me, but as I have to load my instruments in “VST instruments”, which in cubase elements 7 doesn’t go over 16, that means that, even if in theory I have 64 midi tracks, I would only be able to play 40 (24+16) tracks of the “Eastwest symphonic orchestra”. Because the player of Eastwest only have 1 output.
Plus, with Cubase 5, I used to load multiple instruments tracks with the same sound (e.g. Violins), in order to mix them differently depending on the part of the song I was working on. Changing volume instead of using automation, for example.
Is it correct that I wouldn’t be able to play more than 40 tracks ? Or do I miss something ?
And why is it said you can use 64 midi tracks, if you only have 16 racks in the VST instruments pannel ? You can’t have 64 different instruments, right ?
Thanks in advance to those who’ll try to help !
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