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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Using a MIDI Keyboard

In Chapter 2, “Accessorizing Your Cubase Studio,” I walked you through setting up a MIDI keyboard so that you could get a MIDI signal into Cubase. The reason you didn’t hear anything was you weren’t directing the MIDI information to a synth. As I mentioned before, you don’t have to own a MIDI keyboard with a built-in synth to record MIDI and hear a synth in Cubase. Most versions of Cubase come with VST (Virtual Studio Technology) instruments, which are either synths or sample players exactly like the synths you may find sold with a keyboard at a music store. The difference is that these VST instruments use your computer to handle the processing. This in turn diminishes its processing power. A synth sold with a keyboard (or ...

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