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Cubase 10: Editing MIDI Explained®

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  • Introduction & MIDI Setup 1:55

    Introduction & MIDI Setup

    Gary introduces you to what will be covered in this series, and then how to check that all your MIDI Devices are setup correctly.

  • Different Types of MIDI Tracks 8:51

    Different Types of MIDI Tracks

    Gary goes over the differences of MIDI Tracks, Instrument Tracks and Rack Instrument Tracks, and why you would use each one.

  • Browsing with the Media Browser 2:21

    Browsing with the Media Browser

    See how to use the Media Browser to browse presets in your Cubase instruments.

  • Keyboard Shortcuts 2:57

    Keyboard Shortcuts

    In this video, Gary takes a look at some helpful keyboard shortcuts to help improve your MIDI editing workflow.

  • The MIDI Editor 5:11

    The MIDI Editor

    In this video, learn the basics on how to open and use Cubase's powerful MIDI Editor.

  • MIDI Quantize & Transpose Basics 6:56

    MIDI Quantize & Transpose Basics

    This video goes over the basics of MIDI quantization and transposition, and how and when to use them.

  • Control Change Data Editing 6:43

    Control Change Data Editing

    Gary now shows you how to access the Control Change data lanes and edit and switch between the different Control Change messages.

  • Arpeggiations with Arpache SX 10:47

    Arpeggiations with Arpache SX

    Discover how you can use MIDI inserts, and more specifically, create arpeggio patterns with the Apache SX MIDI Insert device.

  • Step Programming with Step Designer 6:03

    Step Programming with Step Designer

    See you how you can use the Step Designer MIDI insert to create your own step sequencer style patterns on your MIDI tracks.

  • MIDI Modifiers & Note Data 9:12

    MIDI Modifiers & Note Data

    Next up, Gary shows you how to add and use MIDI Modifiers to modify and change your MIDI performances in interesting and creative ways.

  • MIDI Transpose Setup & Scales 8:03

    MIDI Transpose Setup & Scales

    Here we take a look at the Transpose functionality in the MIDI Modifiers and how you can force your MIDI data to a particular scale or mode.

  • Building a Layered Synth with MIDI Sends 3:49

    Building a Layered Synth with MIDI Sends

    Build a Layered Synth with MIDI Sends - Next we start exploring the MIDI Sends and how you can use this to create a multi-layered synth instrument.

  • Split Key Range Instrument with MIDI Sends 3:49

    Split Key Range Instrument with MIDI Sends

    Now we take he layered synth further and show you how you can split the range on your keyboard to have two different instruments on different areas of the keyboard.

  • Velocity Layered Instrument with MIDI Sends 3:58

    Velocity Layered Instrument with MIDI Sends

    Going one step further, learn how you can also use different velocities to switch between your layered instrument.

  • Step Input MIDI Recording 4:16

    Step Input MIDI Recording

    This video shows you how to use the step input feature to record MIDI parts in non-realtime, while capturing note length and velocities.

  • Adjusting Note Lengths 3:50

    Adjusting Note Lengths

    Next, we move onto the MIDI functions and how we can use these to modify the note lengths of your MIDI data.

  • Adjusting Velocities 4:05

    Adjusting Velocities

    In this video, we take a look at how these MIDI functions can be used to edit your Velocity data on your instruments.

  • Key Command MIDI Functions & Workflow 3:29

    Key Command MIDI Functions & Workflow

    See examples of how you can also assign MIDI functions to key commands to speed up your workflow and while discovering creative ideas.

  • Using the Other MIDI Functions 5:46

    Using the Other MIDI Functions

    In this video, we go over some of the other MIDI functions that can help speed up your workflow and musical ideas.

  • Chord Tracks & MIDI 15:57

    Chord Tracks & MIDI

    This video shows you how add a Chord Track, plus how you can analyze your MIDI data to detect the chords used. We then show you how all your tracks can follow the chord track, especially if you decide to change your chords later on in the songwriting process.

  • Arranger Track & Using the Play Order 7:28

    Arranger Track & Using the Play Order

    In this video, we explore the Arranger Track and how you can use this to test out and change the arrangement of your MIDI data.

  • Using Instruments with VST Expression 6:34

    Using Instruments with VST Expression

    Explore VST Expression and how you can use this feature to switch articulations on your instruments tracks, to make them more expressive and dynamic.

  • Creating Your Own Expression Maps 10:55

    Creating Your Own Expression Maps

    In this video, we expand from the previous video and show you how you can create your own Expression Maps for your 3rd party instruments, so they are more expressive and dynamic as well.

  • Using Note Expression to Enhance Your MIDI 13:56

    Using Note Expression to Enhance Your MIDI

    Discover Note Expression and how this differs from VST Expression. Note Expression can get down to a note level and you can really create dynamics, expression and interest when using this on your instruments. See how!

  • Using the Logical Editor to Transform MIDI Data 11:22

    Using the Logical Editor to Transform MIDI Data

    Here we take a look at how to use the Logical Editor to transform your MIDI data, which uses advanced boolean operations to make your MIDI editing much easier and faster.

  • Creating Your Own Logical Editor Presets 4:54

    Creating Your Own Logical Editor Presets

    We finish off the series by showing you how you can create your own Logical Editor Presets to speed up your own MIDI editing workflow.

Product Overview


In this Groove3 video tutorial series, DAW pro Gary Hiebner delivers in-depth videos on editing MIDI in the new Cubase 10! Learn all about Cubase 10's basic and advanced MIDI editing features and capabilities, and how to use them effectively on your Cubase tracks.

Gary begins with an introduction covering what will be shown in the series, followed by how to make sure all your MIDI Devices are setup correctly. The different types of MIDI tracks are then explained and explored, as well as how browse with the powerful Media Browser.

Next, Gary covers all the basics of the MIDI editor, plus using Quantize, Transpose, Control Change, Scales and more, including time saving keyboard commands and shortcuts. You'll then see how to create arpeggiations with Arpache SX, step program with Step Designer, and build a layered synth with MIDI sends.

Moving on you'll learn time saving key commands, how to use Chord Track, the Arranger Track, VST Expression to switch articulations on your instruments tracks, Note Expression to create dynamics, expression and interest for your instruments and so much more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for complete info. If you’re new to Cubase 10, or just want to better learn its amazing MIDI features and get more creative when producing, watch “Cubase 10: Editing MIDI Explained®” today!


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