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I need help choosing which version of Cubase to get DAW Software
Old 2nd April 2014
  #31
CPU? Motherboard model?
It sounds like either your system is just very slow, or more likely, full of background applications and bad or old drivers.
Old 2nd April 2014
  #32
Here for the gear
 

The only thing that I need it for right now is to sequence some drums and record a bit of guitar. That's it. 2 GB surely should be enough for that. I haven't even begun using the sampler or anything else. Literally, all I'm doing is sequencing drums and recording guitar tracks. And sequencing keyboards.

Yes I've spent some weeks learning it, but I haven't gone too in depth with it because like I say I don't need it for that much, at least for now. So, most of what I need to know, I know.

I just don't think the issue is my ram. The reason why I don't think it is that is because everything was working just fine, and then all of a sudden it slowed down. I must have done something. I have dragged a lot of things from the right of the screen onto the arrange window, which made a keyboard pop up, which I closed, and then I had a new track, with something called Presence on it. I don't know what Presence is. I have done that about 80 times, so I have 80 or so of these presence things. Every time I open the program it goes through everything that needs to be opened, and those 80 or so presence things is included. Maybe that's what is slowing it down. But I don't know. I don't even know how to delete them. All I managed to do was hide them in the console.

But, if I did get extra ram, would it be ok to get something that I can just plug into one of the usbs? If so, any recommendations?
Old 11th April 2014
  #33
Here for the gear
 

I've been using Ohmstudio and it's driving me mad.

Aaaaaaaarrrrgghh!

**** it, I'm going to get Cubase Elements. I just need to know, is it better to get the CD, or download it? Does one have an advantage over the other?
Old 13th April 2014
  #34
I had to laugh when I read "I think I'll jump out a window" LOL!

I laughed again at "I have plenty of RAM...2 GB's..." Yeah, as said, you may want 4 GB's to get started.

Another 'option' (one of many) is to buy an older version of Cubase. I entered into the computer DAW world with Cubase VST 5/32 way back....and it has been useful for several years. I spent like $650 on it with their WaveLab 3 together as a pack...I've seen it for sale on ebay for the price of a Taco Bell lunch for two! So much for old software's value. It was Steinbergs 'flagship' software at the time.

Maybe you can find a newer Cubase version than VST 5/32 though!...SX3, Cubase, 4, 5 or 6.

But really, if I was just starting out, I'd buy the current version...that's what I did, and I didn't feel a need to upgrade for well over a decade! Especially now that everything is gearing toward 64 bit these days, that's something to consider now too.

If I wasn't using Cubase, I'd probably use Cakewalk myself. Computer DAW's have a steep learning curve, so don't be in a rush to jump out any windows!

Get yourself a proper audio card, one that is designed for at least 'home studio' recording with ASIO, low latency recording, etc. Be prepared to spend near $100 min (mine was almost $800). Though you can buy one used for maybe $50 or so, when it may have went for $200 when new, and be decent too.
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