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Discussion in 'Recording' started by trustgod, May 24, 2002.

  1. trustgod

    trustgod Guest


    A few weeks ago I was fortunate to attend a seminar on CubaseSX given by Steinberg at a local Guitar Center. The presentation was phenomenal. I literally had no idea of the power that is available in home recording software.

    http://www.Harmony-Central.com posted an announcement that Cubase SX is now available for PC users - six weeks ahead of schedule. I am leaning towards CubaseSX as the software choice for my "still in the design stage" DAW.

    Has anyone else seen a Cubase SX presentation or had opportunity to test a Beta version? An inquiring mind wants to know.

    Peace, Joy, and Music,

  2. tundrkys

    tundrkys Guest

    As you can probably see it is pretty dead in here. For more info on cubase SX, you may want to go to the forum at cubase.net. Bunch of diehard users over there. However, don't stop coming here. Go talk to opus in the computing corner, make sure you build your DAW right. And if you don't, he'll help you fix it. Also go over to the pro sid, lots of goo stuff there.
  3. trustgod

    trustgod Guest


    Thanks for the heads up regarding cubase.net

    It is a goldmine!!! I received 5 replies in the first ten minutes of posting.

    I have spoken to OPUS and he designed a DAW for me that I am considering purchasing. OPUS is aware that I am still trolling around for DAW's from our last conversation several weeks ago. The RO forum members at the computing post have been outstanding in offering guidance and sugestions and I owe a debt of gratitude to them all.

    I really am impressed with Cubase SX. Rest assured if I decide to use it as my software I will be a regular active participant on this forum. First for help and then, God willing, to offer help.


  4. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    Sep 10, 2000
    Indeed, Cubase SX is going to be your best bet. Opus and I were on the phone a few nights ago, and discovered that it is indeed on sale now. I believe the price we saw was about $580 in one of the online music stores.
    Also, we're working on a new feature for RO ... "Best Bang For The Buck DAWs", which will be a goldmine of information for you.
  5. trustgod

    trustgod Guest

    SONOFSMAWG!!! Seems like ages since we've last spoken. Great to hear from you. Thanks for the CubaseSX confirmation/validation. It appears to be an awe inspiring, creative juices flowing, home recording boon. I wonder - at what point is software considered to be an instrument like a guitar or piano. Think about it - they are both tools used to tap into the creative nature inherent in all musicians. Just wondering.

    You shared: "Also, we're working on a new feature for RO ... "Best Bang For The Buck DAWs", which will be a goldmine of information for you."

    Can you see me dancing a jig? Well I did and I sang a chorus of "Happy Happy Joy Joy" to accompany my fancy footwork. Another answered prayer!

    If I may be so bold as to offer a recommendation for the upcoming feature - ask knightfly to contribute also. Between OPUS, knightfly, and yourself I learned more about home recording in my first week as an RO forum member than I would have in a semester at a high priced recording engineering school. The three of you have my unending admiration and gratitude for all the knowledge bestowed upon me.

    By the way - off topic - the BALROG scared the hell out of me. Still have nightmares about it twenty five years later.


    Your friend,

    Eddie :)
  6. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    Sep 10, 2000
    Actually, it's probably the most difficult "instrument". It's sort of like having to play all of the instruments at one time, while controlling their parameters precisely.
    Think of how many great musicians that we would have probably never heard-of if it hadn't been for a great engineer to make them sound their best.
    Having your own DAW allows you the opportunity to explore your songwriting ideas as far as your imagination and technical prowess can be pushed.
  7. egreg711

    egreg711 Guest

    iv been useing cubase from 1997.sx is a great step up imho.steep learning curve////but worth it.
    few missing features from 5.1 but i think they will be added soon.cant compare sx with anything else as iv allways used cubase.have fun and read the manuel!
  8. stedel

    stedel Guest

    Hi there...just thought I'd add my two cents worth.

    Been using Cubase VST 32 for over 18 months. The new Cubase apparently takes it's coding from Nuendo. Many people familiar with Cubase's history as a sequencer program may or may not be aware of how far it has progressed from it's humble origins.
    It is now a very very powerful recording and editing package.

    Basically, unless you want to get into the mega-bucks DAW area, together with following Opus's advice, I can't see how you would go wrong - just try and set your levels in the actual recording stage - I try and keep any digital based level adjustments to the minimum, no matter what platform/system I'm using.

    Although I'm Mac based myself, I've worked with many people who run it on a PC (love and cross platform peace folks!) - properly configured you'll get yourself a truly great platform. Enjoy!!!

    Just one bit of advice (and forgive me if you've already decided which way you're heading on this )...Cubase is only as good as the original signal going in, IMHO try and budget for the best outboard AD/DA converters you can afford - although many people believe that PCI card based converters are fine, in my experience even using so called "high end" cards this is not the case, by the time you get to mixing more than twelve tracks you'll notice "digititous" - a loss of depth and spatial accuracy in your soundstage. Again just my humble opinion, but maybe the new 24bit96k Lynx Cards give you the best deal if you need to go this way.

    Even though I'm going for a Fairlight system. I will still be running this in conjunction with Cubase mainly because I agree, it is like another instrument in terms of ways of creatively working with your sound. Besides Fairlight interface with VST Technologies.

    So sleep well!!! Relax and make music!

    Kind regards

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