I’m a drummer that does (was doing actually) all the recording and mixing for the band. Last year the band fell apart and now I am thinking about moving to more solo “career”
I’m using Cubase since 8 came out. First it was Cubase 8 AI, then I moved to Cubase 9 Elements and later upgraded to Elements 10.
Next step would be to move to Artist version of Cubase but I have a few questions…
1. Is it worth the £190 for the upgrade from Elements?
Now, when I’m on my own I want to use more VTS instruments and that kind of stuff (remember, I’m just a drummer ) but is the upgrade really worth it?
How’s the workflow different from Elements version, plugins, etc… ?
2. USB-eLicenser required
Ok, I buy the upgrade and need USB stick for it, that’s fine. But… Is it just to activate my software or does it need to be plugged in at all time (or when I use Cubase)?
Is it per one PC or can I actually install Artist on both my Laptop and PC and just move the stick when I use one or the other?
(that would be great because so far I had to run two Cubase app’s, AI and Elements so I can freely move and record on one and produce at home on the other)
What happens when I loose the USB stick or it gets damaged?
3. Overall thoughts
What are your thoughts and experience with Cubase Artist (especially the versions 9 and up)?
Any one regrets moving from Elements?
What were the issues you came across?