Hello everyone. I am currently migrating my MAC from pirated software to legal. Meaning I am buying most software that I use and getting rid of any that is pirated. Guilty as charged, I know. I used pirated Cubase on windows years ago, and I think of buying the Essential version, as apparently I will get what I need with it. My questions are to people who use it. I read the comparison pdf between features and a couple of things are still in my mind. Can I use my midi keyboard and trigger finger with it? Can I use my Saffire LE ok with it? Can I use external VST plugins for effects, like waves and stuff from blue tubes for my vocals etc? Basically guys, is that version enough? I am not a professional music producer. I am just an indie hip hop beat maker. I only produce music at home, and record at home with my mic in my closet genuine suggestions appreciated. I am just afraid to get in a situation where I will miss functionality because I used an H2O Cubase SX3. At least I am making a move in a right way. Theoretically I could spend twice more money for the Studio version, but do I really need it?