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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Recording MIDI Using External Synths

A lot of MIDI keyboards include sounds, and if you own one, you’ll probably want to use these sounds instead of a VST instrument at some point, especially if you’re a keyboard player. You may be using a MIDI keyboard as a controller in Cubase (which means it will be hooked up as described in Chapter 2), but even if you aren’t using it as a MIDI controller, you can hook it up to play back your MIDI track through the external synth’s sound source.

Note

Anything that can generate an audible sound can be considered a sound source. In MIDI, the sound source is where audio signal is generated and processed. It’s the source that translates MIDI info into actual audio you can hear. You’ll usually find some sort of ...

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