Welcome to Cubase Pro 8 Explained! In this series you will learn how to operate one of the most powerful DAW's available on the market today. We'll learn to build a project together from scratch while discovering all of the different capabilities that are available.
Installation & Authorization5:15
Learn how to install Cubase Pro 8 on your computer and authorize using the included USB e-licenser and Control Center software.
First Launch: Hardware Setup8:34
We'll launch Cubase for the first time and learn how to set up and configure our audio and MIDI hardware for use with Cubase. We'll also take a brief look at the Steinberg Hub.
Discover the array of different preferences and key commands that are available for use. We'll change a few preferences to enhance our workflow, and learn how to set up and customize key commands.
Project Setup & File Management9:52
Lets explore file management in Cubase. Learn how project files interact with audio files and how to properly keep track of your sessions. We'll discuss how to properly create new projects and create templates. We'll set up our first project in the project setup window.
In this video we'll learn the VST Connections window. Discover how we integrate our audio hardware inputs and outputs with Cubase.
Control Room Pt. 16:10
Only available to Cubase Pro users, Control Room is a great way to use the built in ports on your hardware interface. You can do things like set up speaker switching, create cue mixes or headphone mixes for other people in the studio, which is exactly what we'll learn how to do in this video.
Control Room Pt. 211:23
After setting up some busses and sends, we go deeper and check out the Meter and the Control Room Mixer. We also learn how to customize and adjust the Control Room to fully optimize your recording flow.
Where we'll explore the Cubase user interface and learn how to navigate through several of its core components.
Window Management & Workspaces11:58
Simplify your workflow by taking advantage of the new window management system introduced in Cubase Pro 8. Learn how to customize your environment by using Workspaces for easy navigation.
Adding Tracks & Track Basics8:13
Learn how to add tracks and see the basics of track handling.
Keep tracks organized by using track colors and track pictures. These features will certainly help us out when navigating our project.
Track Controls Settings5:46
Take a more in depth look at track customization by learning all about the track controls settings dialogue window.
Discover the unique concept of track folding and explore how track layers and folder tracks keep us organized.
Check out all of the different features available on Audio tracks, and get an in depth overview of audio signal flow in Cubase.
Group tracks let us create submixes and stem mixes. See how its done!
Get your feet wet with FX and FX tracks. Learn how we use FX tracks to create parallel FX and discover how we can use them to conserve CPU resources.
Lets set up a track for recording, and take a closer look at some of the different recording modes available.
Learn about object handling and how you can use these concepts to edit your project. We'll also take a brief look at the audio and MIDI specific editors.
Get control of your project media by understanding the basics of the Pool window and Mediabay.
Mix Console & Export11:08
Take a tour of the MixConsole window by learning how to customize it. We'll check out Racks, Zones, and Visibility options. We'll also learn how to export our project audio and create a mixdown.
Cubase master Dave Askew gives you a series dedicated to one of the most popular and powerful DAWs available today. This series is great for both beginners and intermediate users, offering cool insights, as well as practical information that will get you up and running fast.
Dave first welcomes you and then covers the basics of Installation, Hardware and Software Setup. Once you have your system running, you'll dive into Project Setup, File Management, and VST Connections.
Moving on, Dave takes you on a tour of the Cubase Pro 8 Interface, and explores Window Management and Workspaces. Once you're familiar with the Interface, he shows you How to Add and Customize Tracks, Track Basics, Controls, and Operation, as well as all the different Types of Tracks.
Next up is Recording. Dave explains preparing to Record, Recording, and Object Handling once your project is recorded. That leads into a discussion of Media Management, the Mix Console, and how to Export Your Finished Song.
If you're new to Cubase Pro 8 or an experienced user looking to get more out of it, watch "Cubase Pro 8 Explained" today!
Submitted 3 weeks ago
this video is excellent for beginners.. thanx for video
I am a: Musician, Sound for Film/TV
Submitted 2 months ago
Clear and concise
Very pleased with my purchase. Early indications are very positive. Clearly these tutorials will fast track me and provide a pleasing and entertaining environment.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician
Submitted 2 months ago
Great In-Depth Training
This is a great in-depth Cubase training. This will teach you the fundamentals of setting up Cubase, setting up inputs/outputs, recording audio, managing the audio, thorough explanation of the mixer, sends, pre-fader/post fader effects, etc. Just a great technical, in-depth training of the fundamentals. You won't find much regarding MIDI, VST instruments, and looping however, but still a great training.
I am a: Hobbyist
Submitted 4 months ago
Pretty good overview for new users of Cubase
I'm in the middle of the painful process of switching DAWs from Sonar, which I have used since the early 90s, to Cubase and these videos provide a great overview of Cubase functionality. Cubase is very versatile and these videos focus more on this versatility than audio/MIDI tricks.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Hobbyist
Submitted 7 months ago
Mind Bogglingly and Unnecessarily Complex.
I don't own nor have ever used Cubase. I watched a number of these videos from the beginning to get a taste. It doesn't taste good. We start with installation and then go through an endless array, video after video, of setting up an entire production studio including submixes to various headphones, and on and on. Look. Most people have a simple audio interface, maybe a MIDI keyboard, and a mic and/or guitar. Is there no way to show a simple hardware setup and then jump in and start recording an audio and MIDI track? Like right away? To see how the thing works for your average person who is not the top engineer in Nashville? It could be that Cubase is actually awesome for the home-based singer songwriter, or MIDI-based musician, or whatever non-super-big-time person you might be. But to find out if Cubase might be for you, go elsewhere. Here for video after video you will watch how to route a click track and special mix to sound booth three. That's not what I came here for. The first third of half of this belongs in a special series meant for big-budget engineers with ultra complex setups. Jeez!
I am a: Musician, Hobbyist
Submitted 9 months ago
As always, a whole lot of information in every block. Some features showed you may not recognize for a long time.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer
Submitted 1 year ago
Great tutorial but at too fast a pace
Really interesting but the fast pace is presented kind of throws me off and gets me lost at times. Dave talks as if he was been chased by who knows what, really fast and rushed!. One has to concentrate at times or rewind to understand/grasp what he is saying.
I am a: Professional
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