I am deciding which hardware and software to get my recording happening with, and I think I have decided on Steinberg. However I would appreciate a little guidance in trying to understand the products a bit better, particularly re recording quality from a technical perspective.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but as far as I can tell, the pre-amps / converters /processing firmware are identical on all the UR series interfaces. The only difference so far as I can tell that may affect recording quality is the dynamic range input, which differs for the UR824 vs the rest.
Whatever I record needs to be “studio quality” - ie. a “best practice” recording workable by engineers without any fatal sound-capture flaws. Just wondering if anyone with experience can tell me whether the dynamic range input capability of an interface is a factor for recording heavy guitars and vocals?
I do not need a huge amount of inputs, but I also do not wish to have any restrictions on sound quality whatsoever.
Can anyone provide me with any technical or practical insight to help me understand and decide re the above?
Also, can anyone provide a link to detailed differences between Cubase 8.5 Pro and the other more limited Cubase products? I am particularly interested to know specific details about the composition tools that are exclusive to 8.5 Pro. I know this secondary question is a Cubase question but I didn’t want to clog the forum with multiple posts.
I would appreciate any guidance for my product questions that anyone in the community or at Steinberg may have. Sorry if it’s been asked before.