I've done some composing with GPO and other various libraries, but am looking to step it up in the quality department and am not really sure where to begin, was wondering if you could share some advice/guidance.
I am looking to set up a studio I will be using for composing music using a MIDI keyboard, and I will be using Cubase 5. I already have good enough computer, my questions are mainly about hardware.
I plan on purchasing a decent set of studio monitors/headphones, and herein lies my question. What else do I need? I believe I need a good soundcard, but am not sure what it needs to have for my needs, I've also read about DACs but have no idea what they are or if they are for me? I just want the quality of sound that I produce to be the best it can be, and I have a decent budget, probably around $1000 but flexible.
thanks for the help