I'm interested in buying Cubase 7, but I'm still quite the beginner and think Cubase Artist or Elements would be a better fit. I have a nice MIDI keyboard that came with a trial version of Ableton Live! that is starting to feel limited. I'm more interested in music composition, and it looks like Cubase would be a better fit.
My main dillema: Cubase Elements only comes in version 6, and I'd like to use the newest version (I'm on a new system with Windows 8 x64). So I'm looking at Cubase Artist 7, but according to the comparison PDF, Cubase Artist 7 DOES NOT support MIDI Devices.
So just to confirm, do I need to buy the full version of Cubase in order to hook up my MIDI keyboard?