So, what is the recommended way to use Cubasis (3.3) in a ‘hybrid’ setup, meaning using external hardware synthesizers alongside internal and AUv3 instruments?
I’ve seen Doug from the Sound Test Room using a midi track AND an audio track for every hardware instrument, which works well but gets a bit intricate when running 4 or more hardware synths into a project.
I’ve also tried using AUM with IAA connections to Cubasis, however this seems less reliable when sometimes channels break and I need to re-add them to get them to work again. In this case I can see AUM still streaming audio from the inputs to the IAA-output, however this doesn’t arrive at Cubasis and this seems to happen after mutes of channels, it’s quite annoying.
I wish Cubasis offered a combined midi & audio track type, or is there a third party plugin (apart from AUM) that can do this? Or is there another way to do this?
I love my hardware synthesizers, however I’m not sure if it’s worth the extra hassle anymore. The iPad (got a 2021 Pro 12.9") is quite powerful and there are just so many iPad synthesizers available… But it seems very wasteful to let them collect dust. Besides that, hardware has its pro’s too so I rather want to keep using them. If there was a way to quickly change the software instrument with an external one, you could keep working on a project while being mobile, using a placeholder instrument. that would be ideal.