Getting Started with Your Session
Upon opening the application, Cubase gives us by default a new empty song with eight MIDI tracks and eight audio tracks. If we wanted more, we could easily add more, but this is plenty for our example. FIGURE 16-1 shows the Cubase default launch screen. You see your tracks stacked up on the left side, the transport at the bottom, and the “playing field” in the center. The playing field is where all the MIDI and audio is going to exist for us to work with.
If your song needs a good drum part and you don't know a great drummer, a virtual instrument just may do the trick. Steinberg's Grove Agent is a good example of this. If you are inclined to make your own drum parts, Battery by Native Instruments is a powerful and easy-to-use drum sampler/mapper. If you record all by yourself, virtual instruments can extend the dimension of your personal music.
Cubase launch screen