i am looking for something to multitrack/sequence my hardware synth with (roland system-8) and cubasis seem like a possibility. the system-8 it has a built-in audio interface/soundcard which i want to use to record MIDI and audio over USB from the synth.
for example: i would like to record a long sustain pad/string chord and have that loop constantly. then i would like to play a lead riff or bassline in midi, then maybe add automation to this. e.g. open cutoff filter. then bounce this to audio once i am happy with it and move on to the next element of the track.
is this possible? are the chords real polyphony? (with elektron digitakt and pionner toraiz SP-16 the chords were only 4 poly, and all voices need to be the same length which was lame)
i would be plugging my headphones into the synth, then hopefully be able to listen to the audio from the ipad and synth at the same time if using the system-8 as my interface.
i would appreciate any input, thanks.