I got elements 6 recently and have been browsing the internet awhile to get oriented with it. I’m having a hard time finding exactly what I’m looking for, so I’m looking for insight from more experienced users
I play strings instruments and have a reasonable understanding of music theory and composition, but I have never used any music software other than basic notation software (sibelius). I have no experience with piano/keyboards.
I’m looking to create music such as that of movies/games, nothing genre-specific. In my attempt to discover a workflow for Cubase, I’ve noticed all the tutorials I’ve found involve an individual using a midi-keyboard to play the various pieces of the composition using different VST instruments on different tracks. Which leads me to my questions:
Is it reasonable to try to use Cubase to compose without using midi instruments such as a keyboard? I suppose you could add a midi track and then add notes manually using the key editor or the score editor. Are there any other techniques for developing a composition in Cubase?
For someone with no keyboard skills, will a midi keyboard be at all useful?
Does anyone have any tutorials they could recommend for composing in Cubase without using external midi devices?
I appreciate all advice.