So I’m a big fan of Cubase, having switched over to it last year. It’s been great for recording and song writing.
I’m starting a new rock band, and I’m thinking about using Cubase live as it’s great sound quality and can do so much. However I need to know, can it work with a live band, is it practical? Could it be possible to run all guitars and mics through Cubase and use the vocal effects, and the guitar amp VSTs such as Amplitube? If so, is it possible to set up a MIDI foot controller to change guitar sounds during a song, or is that only possible if i use Amplitube as a standalone VST outside of Cubase? What about changing vocal effects within a song too, can that be done by a controller? I would also use the VST synths in Cubase for the keyboard parts.
I currently run Cubase on a Windows 10 laptop with a Tascam USB interface. I guess I’d need an interface with enough inputs to handle every instrument going into it. I guess I would take the line outs from this and run it straight into the PA system. How would I set up monitors (or in ear monitors)? And would we still need an external mixing desk?
Is using a DAW live the way to go, or not? Obviously we’ll still be playing all our parts live. I just wondered if anyone here does this? Why lug around a ton of equipment when it can all be generated in a DAW?
To make the setup even more compact, what about using Cubasis on Mac or Android? Would that work for what I’m looking for? I’m actually looking to do some busking as well with battery powered amps like the Roland Cube Street EX, so using Cubasis might be good for that as it’s much more compact and portable that lugging a laptop about. However for bigger live shows the laptop version of Cubase would be better I suppose.