Cubase VST 5 for PC - noobie question!

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  1. volvot5turbo

    volvot5turbo Guest


    I am new to this and my Cubase pack arrives tomorrow. I have quite a powerfull PC (3.00 GHZ, 160GB hard drive, 1024 MB RAM etc., ) and a Soundblaster Audigy (ZS?) souncard with remote and external box.

    How hard is it to get used to recording? I have done it on a Mac about 15 years ago with only a MIDI keyboard.

    I want to record the works - drums via a keyboard/samples etc, guitar, vocals, keyboards etc.

    Sorry for this type of question on this sort of site, but could not see any hints, advice etc. while browsing the 1,000's of pages!

  2. karbomusic

    karbomusic Active Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    The biggest part of the curve is irrelavent of the software used which is knowing the basic I/0 and how to "virtually" connect and route things via computer that you used to be able to plug in with your hands.

    Along, with that is learning the most common "glitches" and how to fix them as many of them apply to all software, especially where soundcards and drivers are concerned. Consider it like cleaning tape heads, and tracing down ground loops. After that it is simply learning the software recording basics. Most of the old stuff applies but its just on a screen now, some have caveats and also many have huge advantages...

    The other thing I personally noticed when switching over in '99 was there was a lul in my workflow for awhile. What I used to be able to do without a computer in 10 minutes now took me 2 hours on a computer since I had never done it that way, however once I knew my way around it quickly went the other way. I can do 20 times the work in the same amount of time via computer. Invest a little time in the initial learning curve and you'll be fine...

    As far as now and 15 years ago.... It has improved lightyears since then...

    I'm sure many others here will have more good info to ad to this...

    Best regards-


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