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Upgrade to Cubase Elements 7?

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KVRian
 
523 posts since 3 Dec, 2005, from Sweden
 

Postby pgvpgv333; Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:27 pm Upgrade to Cubase Elements 7?

Got the Ai7. Is it worth it?
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KVRian
 
827 posts since 7 Oct, 2005, from Auckland

Postby EnGee; Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:01 am Re: Upgrade to Cubase Elements 7?

IMO, No!

It is better to jump into the Artist or Full upgrade if you are into Cubase.
There are no step sequencer, no midi effects and no sidechain in Elements (and no quick controls i think but not sure). I have version 6, but I demoed version 7 and didn't upgrade because only few things are different (full length mixer and Chord track) which are not that necessary for me.

But to be sure, it is better to demo it. There is 30 days trial which is fully functional. You might find it more than enough for your needs :-)
KVRer
 
9 posts since 10 Nov, 2007

Postby brikbat; Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:39 am Re: Upgrade to Cubase Elements 7?

I'm gonna jump in here as I am considering Elements 7. Engee, do you know if it is possible to sequence external midi hardware in this software. I am planning on trying the demo but would love to find this out first!
Thanks
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KVRian
 
827 posts since 7 Oct, 2005, from Auckland

Postby EnGee; Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:03 am Re: Upgrade to Cubase Elements 7?

I'm sorry I don't know really for sure. I'm using only the mpk mini as midi keys/controller. Well, sometimes I like to experiment with my game pad to use it with Reaper as joystick/mod wheel ..etc.

What external midi hardware do you have? Maybe another member can help you with that. But IMO you better download the demo and see for yourself.
KVRer
 
9 posts since 10 Nov, 2007

Postby brikbat; Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:42 am Re: Upgrade to Cubase Elements 7?

I have an Alesis Micron, Moog Minotaur etc. I want to be able to sequence the notes and automate parameters and then record the results to audio.
Will defo try out the demo but if anyone can confirm if this is possible it could save me an unnecessary download etc.
Thanks
Dan
KVRAF
 
10962 posts since 18 Oct, 2003, from Berlin, Germany
 

Postby Compyfox; Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:51 am Re: Upgrade to Cubase Elements 7?

The demo also acts as full version. So the concertn to download anything twice is unadjusted.

Both AI/LE and Elements can communicate with hardware. I recently installed it in a youth club studio. Even though the hardware is communicating through USB, the protocols respond accordngly.


If you only need a lightweight host, no special features of Cubase (like more advanced Chord Track or the new Instrument Track 2.0) - then the upgrade from LE/AI to Elements is totally okay. Keep in mind, Elements can not(!) be updated to 7.5 as there is no 7.5 Elements version.
KVRian
 
523 posts since 3 Dec, 2005, from Sweden
 

Postby pgvpgv333; Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:42 pm Re: Upgrade to Cubase Elements 7?

Thanks for all help. I think I need maybe to look into the other Cubase.
KVRAF
 
10962 posts since 18 Oct, 2003, from Berlin, Germany
 

Postby Compyfox; Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:52 pm Re: Upgrade to Cubase Elements 7?

Lowest common ground if you're interested in 7.5: Artist.

Else... if you got AI/LE from a mag or as hardware bundle, and you can upgrade for cheap - do so. Upgrading to a higher version is way better possible. And if you don't need all the fancy tools - the "lowest Cubase" that has 8 inserts per channel and 16 instrument slots is more than fine.

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