March 18th, 2012, 04:07 PM
Is there a large learning curve to this program? Is it designed for engineers? Comparing to Garageband it is difficult to use.
My problem is with the setup. I really don't understand all this BUS talk and renaming stuff. I have the Tascam US-800 interface. How many BUS'es do I need to set up? I tried flipping between the e-manual and screens, but gave up.
If anyone can help me out or advice with this program it would be appreciated.
March 19th, 2012, 01:56 AM
You will probably find a lot of useful info on U Tube re. Cubase LE. I started with this program myself and as with many programs once you get your head around a few basic concepts it isn't as difficult as it first seems. Try da tube.
April 4th, 2012, 12:54 AM
I tried Cubase 5 LE on my laptop, but couldn't get it working properly. Maybe it doesn't like Windows 7/64--I put it on my G4 mac and it works fine.
There's plenty of info online, just keep digging.
April 4th, 2012, 04:26 AM
The PDF manuals that come with Cubase are very helpful and fairly easy to follow, but there is a lot to that software.
I use Cubase for producing music at my studio - it is intended for professional use just like Logic and Pro Tools, so it's easy to be overwhelmed with everything the software has to offer. You can do a lot of customisation too which really helps you find your own unique workflow (hence setting up your own bus system).
Busses are just different ways of routing a signal. If you've ever used a real mixer, then this is just the digital version, but you can set it up however you want.
For example, you could set up all your audio tracks to be routed to a "group bus", therefore being able to control the volume, EQ, panning or any insert effect with one fader. You could then go on further to route either the audio tracks or group bus to a "FX send bus". This routes the signal to yet another channel so that you could add reverb, delay or any other sort of effect.
It's great software if you can stick with it. :smile:
April 4th, 2012, 02:07 PM
Cubase, for me, is most like working in a large analog studio like I used to. So no, once I figured out what things were called it was really easy. I imagine if you know nothing about recording there would be a steep learning curve but that should hold true for any other DAW, too. Recording is like playing. It's about the player, not the guitar. I don't sound like like Santana even when I run a PRS through my boogie.