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Cubase 10: Editing MIDI Explained®

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    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.

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    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.

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    Browsing with the Media Browser

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

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    Keyboard Shortcuts

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

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    The MIDI Editor

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

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    MIDI Quantize & Transpose Basics

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

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    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.

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    Arpeggiations with Arpache SX

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Velocity Layered Instrument with MIDI Sends

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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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Cubase 10: Editing MIDI Explained® is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 20 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Excellent Course presented and explained in a very professional way. Easy to follow and understand.
Date published: 2021-03-08
Rated 1.5 out of 5 by from confuse not enough examples and... the examples are not very well choosed neither well explained. i found more useful info in a less time in the pdf manual than try to understand and reproduce this videos.
Date published: 2021-01-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Informative Another realy good set of videos from Gary - very well structured, and well delivered. Well worth the time and effort to watch. I tend to watch through once, then take notes on the second pass. Thouroughly recommended series on Cubase.
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very helpful! Very clear and concise. Would appreciate sometimes to go deeper in some arguments (for example the logical editor), but the thema is obvious very very large.
Date published: 2020-12-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful I can't give this tutorial more than 5 STARS
Date published: 2020-09-29
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Badly explained, few examples Many features and the fine points of their application were badly explained. Few examples were given.
Date published: 2020-09-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful complete
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really helpful course I almost didn't do this as I thought I knew all I needed about MIDI editing - so wrong! One of the best courses around in my view. Favourite part was Cubase Virtual Expression (VX) instruments. Completely missed that before this. thanks.
Date published: 2020-05-09
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good Depth into Cubase Midi in Genera; Found some nice tricks
Date published: 2020-04-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great course Great information, well presented.
Date published: 2019-12-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from the best tutorial ever i am so excited with this site.all of your videos are so specific and nice expained that anyone can understand
Date published: 2019-12-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful and Informative Mr. Gary Hiebner Very Knowledgeable and Best Teacher. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Date published: 2019-12-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely helpful Just starting trying to make music, was very confused with midi. This program was what I needed.
Date published: 2019-11-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Efficient, straight to the point This set of videos is perfectly designed, short pieces, easily understood with good examples. Extremely useful even if you are using Cubase for years.
Date published: 2019-10-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic course Loads of content,great tips and tricks,I have missed since using Cubase from June 2018
Date published: 2019-10-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I did not know that there were so many advanced editing methods for MIDI in Cubase I was surprised that my mix (sound) could be so much better by editing among MIDI notes. I recommend to watch this course, even if you think you know all about MIDI notes (which I thought)
Date published: 2019-08-01
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Finally an in depth midi tutorial!! Finally found the in depth presentation of midi power in Cubase!!Great for begginers and advanced!Amazing information, explained in very comprehensive way and great hidden features!Thank you !!
Date published: 2019-06-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Finding hiden features Ahhh so that's how its done :-) Great tutorial, lovely pace
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great stuff! I have been using Cubase for years and this course revealed a lot of very cool workflow tips that I did not know.
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for. Outstanding video.
Date published: 2019-04-26
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