Cubase Essentials

Matthew Loel. T. Hepworth, a long-time Cubase user and Steinberg product specialist, demonstrates tips and coverage of the more advanced topics on working with Cubase 4.

This tutorial covers the newly expanded features, the intuitive interface and integration of external audio and MIDI compatible hardware. You will learn the essential information needed to use this software effectively and this new level of competence will undoubtedly speed up your workflow and boost your creativity.

Steinberg Cubase is one of the top digital music creation, audio editing, sequencing, and recording digital audio workstations available to audio professionals today, and this training will ensure that you can effectively harness that power.

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Module Details

  • 1. Introduction
    Cubase Introduction
  • 2. Quick Start Guide I
    Connecting Sound Card, Mic and MIDI Keyboard, New Project, Adding Audio Track and MIDI Track, Using Transport Window, Setting Project Tempo, Establishing Metronome.
  • 3. Quick Start Guide II
    Recording Audio Track, Recording MIDI Track, Adding Instrument Track, Using Halion One, Browse Preset, Applying Insert Plug-In, Effect Rack, Audio Export.
  • 4. Installation and Setup
    Computer Requirements, Why High Quality ASIO Driver is Critical, Studio Equipment, Environmental Setup, Mixing Volume, Video Monitor Resolution.
  • 5. Launching Cubase the First Time
    Syncrosoft Dongle, Adding Cubase Shortcut to the “Start” Button, Why the Audio Configuration Not Tested Window Appears, Configuring Cubase.
  • 6. Getting Started With Cubase I
    New Project, What a Project Is, What Project Management is and Why It's Important.
  • 7. Getting Started With Cubase II
    Navigating Project Window, Project Window Columns, Viewing Inspector, Viewing Event Infoline, Viewing Overview.
  • 8. Getting Started With Cubase III
    Transport Window, Explanation of Segments of Transport Window and Buttons.
  • 9. Getting Started With Cubase IV
    Adding Tracks, Differences Between Audio, MIDI and Instrument Tracks, Using Inspector to Change Track Properties.
  • 10. Getting Started With Cubase V
    Project Window Features, Editing Tools, Snapping, Song Follow, Track Coloring, Zooming
  • 11. Operations I
    Set-Up ASIO or Core Audio Soundcard, Set-Up Monitoring Preferences, Auto Save Feature, Project Set-Up Settings.
  • 12. Operations II
    Configuring Soundcard Inputs-Outputs, Cubase Mixer, How Project Window Relates to Mixer Window
  • 13. Standard Cubase Conventions I
    Keyboard Shortcuts, Using Left-Right Locators, Using Numeric Keypad, Using Key Commands
  • 14. Standard Cubase Conventions II
    Keyboard Shortcuts, The Project Window, Toolbar and Key Commands for Each Tool, Undo-Redo-History.
  • 15. Standard Cubase Conventions III
    Importance of Metronome or Click Track, Using Beat Calculator, Using Tempo Track.
  • 16. Working with MIDI I
    What is MIDI and How Used Within Cubase, Difference Between MIDI Sounds and VST Instruments, How to Connect External MIDI Devices.
  • 17. Working with MIDI II
    Multi-timbral MIDI Operation, Describe Ports-Parts and Channels, Multi-Timbral External MIDI Devices and VST Instruments.
  • 18. Recording and Editing MIDI and Instrument Tracks I
    Creating Track, Assigning MIDI Destination and Recording, Quantizing MIDI, Cycle or Loop Recording, Cut-Copy-Paste, ALT-Dragging and Repeating.
  • 19. Recording and Editing MIDI and Instrument Tracks II
    Editing MIDI in Project Window, Key Editor, List Editorr and Score Editor.
  • 20. Things to Know Before Recording Your Audio
    Types of Audio Connectors, Setting Proper Record Levels, Getting the Cleanest Signal Path, Why Using Headphones During Recording.
  • 21. Recording Your First Audio Track with a Microphone
    How to Connect Microphone, Creating Audio Track, Changing Track Input Setting, Making Audio Recording, Punch-In Punch-Out, Adding Audio Track, Changing Record-Playback Balance.
  • 22. Editing Audio Tracks
    Cut-Copy-Paste, Adding Repeats, Using Event Handles, Changing Event Volumes, Adding Fade In's-Out's, Applying Crossfades.
  • 23. Adding Inserts, FX Channels and EQ
    Difference Between Insert FX and FX Channels, Adding Insert FX, Using FX Channels, EQ, Applying Track Presets, Custom Track Presets.
  • 24. Other Track Types and their Uses
    Folder Tracks, Group Tracks, Marker Tracks, Play Order Tracks, Ruler Tracks, Video Tracks.
  • 25. The Mixer Window I
    The 3 Levels of the Mixer, Showing-Hiding Tracks, Inputs and Extended Mixer Settings.
  • 26. The Mixer Window II
    Setup Group Channels, Input-Output Assignments, Assigning Multiple Tracks to Group Channels, Cut-Copy-Paste for Track Parameters.
  • 27. Using VST Instruments
    ConcePart of VST Instrument, Instrument Tracks vs. MIDI Tracks, How Instrument Tracks and VST Instruments Plug Into the Mixer, Multi-Timbral VST Instruments, How to Layer Sounds, Using VST Instruments with Multiple Audio Outputs.
  • 28. ReWire
    ConcePart of Rewire, Loading ReWire Compatible Program, Assigning Audio and MIDI Tracks for ReWire, Saving ReWire Program Settings.
  • 29. Using Loops
    ConcePart of Loop Based Composition, What Loop Types Can Be Used, Loading Loops the Old Fashioned Way and New Loop Browser.
  • 30. The Pool I
    Defining Cubase Pool, How Pool Relates to DAW Program, 3 Different Pool Folders, Recovering Older Takes, EmPartying Trash Folder, Finding-Resolving Missing Files.
  • 31. The Pool II
    Minimizing Audio Files, How Pool Relates to Proper Project Management, How to Consolidate Project.
  • 32. The Pool III
    Why Naming Your Tracks is So Important.
  • 33. Undo and Redo
    What Undo and Redo Do, Key Commands for Undo-Redo, Using History Window.
  • 34. Record Modes I
    Linear Recording Mode, 3 Different Record Modes, Differences Between MIDI and Audio Linear Mode Recording.
  • 35. Record Modes II
    Cycle Record Modes, 5 Cycle Record Modes, Differences Between MIDI and Audio Cycle Mode Recording, Using Stacked Record Modes.
  • 36. Automation
    Automation, Showing Automation Lanes, Recording Fader Moves, Kind of Data That Can Be Automated, Drawing and Editing Fader Moves.
  • 37. Advanced MIDI Editing I
    Key Editor, Key Editor Tools, Editing Note Data, Velocity Data and Other Controller Data, Step Recording, Edit-In-Place.
  • 38. Advanced MIDI Editing II
    Drum Editor, Drum Editor Tools, Editing Drum Note Data and Drum Note Velocity Data.
  • 39. Advanced MIDI Editing III
    List Editor, List Editor Tools, Editing Note Data, Velocity Data and Other Controller Data.
  • 40. Advanced MIDI Operations
    Quantize, Difference Between Over Quantizing and Interactive Quantizing, Transpose MIDI Tracks, Using Dissolve Part Command.
  • 41. Using MIDI Functions
    Legato, Delete Controllers, Delete Continuous Controllers, Delete Overlaps, Velocity, Fixed Velocity.
  • 42. Using Logical Presets
    Logical Presets vs. MIDI Functions, Popular Logical Presets, Delete Short Notes, Double Tempo, Half Tempo, Delete Aftertouch, Creating Custom Logical Presets.
  • 43. Advanced Audio Editing
    Destructive Audio Edits, Fade In- Fade Out, Gain, Noise Gate, Normalize, Phase Reverse, Stereo Flip.
  • 44. Freezing
    What Freezing Is, When to Use It, Freezing Audio Tracks, Instrument Tracks and VST Instruments.
  • 45. Mixing to CD, iPod and the Internet
    Why the Master Fader is Important, Using Mastering Limiter, Apogee UV22 HR Dithering Plug-In, Left-Right Locator Positions, Export Audio Screen, Choosing Right File Format, Performing Export.
  • 46. Conclusion
Author Matthew Loel. T. Hepworth
Format Streaming
Length 8 hours
Level Beginners, Intermediate
Provider Total Training
Price $20.52

Customer Reviews

D Menace
Reviewed by (D Menace) Dennis Deane from Essex, Kent , London

Yes yes, excellent stuff, ideal for beginners, or for musicians new to cubase, or computer music what ever it be, it covers everything you need to know, from setting up on the computer, to starting your 1st track/project, how to use most the features and use most the instruments and different track types, to building your tune, from nothing,, to using effects and the mixer for to master it, not bad for £12.99 must say, well worth the spend if you need help with Cubase ;) big up all Dennis Deane, D Menace :)

June 2013

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