I’m new to Cubase. I’ve chosen it because most of the YouTube videos demonstrating the virtual instruments I want to use are running under Cubase (sometimes via Kontakt and sometimes not).
So far I’ve downloaded the Cubase 9 files to my new Win 10 computer and want to proceed with installation. Within the downloaded “Cubase_9_Installer_win.zip” folder there are 3 different setup applications: there is “Start Installation.exe” in a sub-folder named “Cubase 9”, but also in this same folder there is a sub-subfolder named “Cubase for Windows”, within which are a “Setup.exe” and a file named “Steinberg Installation Updater.exe”.
Which one do I use to start installation? The Readme.pdf instructions are “Launch THE setup file and follow the instructions…”. The answer must be obvious to everyone but me.
Also, if you don’t mind… I have 2 x 1Tb SSD drives in my i7-6770 computer (32 Gb RAM). I’ve assumed it might be most efficient to keep one of the drives just for VST instruments. Where do I find information on configuring the computer for Cubase 9 / NI Komplete / and a number of virtual instruments for optimum efficiency? It appears that where you put download and install VIs initially is important because links get shorn if you subsequently move them.