Cubase Tutorial

Cubase 10 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Getting Started

  • Intro & Setup 4:52

    Intro & Setup

    In this video, we'll look at how to get audio and MIDI properly configured in Cubase 10 upon first launch, as well as the correct folder structure for creating new songs.

  • Creating Track & Rack Instruments 6:00

    Creating Track & Rack Instruments

    Next we'll learn how to create virtual instrument tracks, using two approaches; Track Instruments, and Rack Instruments which are perfect for multi-part plug-ins like the included HalionSonic SE 3. This also applies to third party plugins like Kontakt.

Chapter 2 : MIDI

  • Recording MIDI 3:41

    Recording MIDI

    Learn how to set your Metronome, Locators, Precount and Auto-Quantization options to record MIDI data.

  • Working with MIDI Parts 5:38

    Working with MIDI Parts

    In this video, we'll look at how to navigate the Arrange View including panning and zooming. We'll also look at how to handle MIDI events in the arranger, including resizing and duplication as well as how to use the info bar to adjust common attributes and apply non-destructive transposition.

  • Using Tools in the Arranger 4:47

    Using Tools in the Arranger

    MIDI parts can be edited in a number of ways using the Toolbar in Cubase. Here we'll look at how to cut, subdivide, glue and mute parts in the Arranger. We'll also learn about alternate functions for tools, including Time Stretching using the Object Selector.

  • The Key Editor 4:20

    The Key Editor

    Here we explore the features of the Key Editor, and look at how to select and manipulate MIDI notes, as well as how the function of some of the tools changes when in the Editor.

  • Editing Velocities 4:41

    Editing Velocities

    Next up, we'll look at how to use the Line and Shape tools to creatively adjust note velocities, as well as how to use modifier keys to alter only selected notes.

  • Editing Controllers 3:08

    Editing Controllers

    The lower lane in the Key Editor can be used to adjust more than just velocities. Here we'll learn how to add new Controller Lanes and choose which MIDI CC's are available for editing, as well as how to manipulate the CC data using Tilt and Scale Handles.

  • The Drum Editor 3:07

    The Drum Editor

    Cubase features a dedicated Drum Editor designed for percussive instruments. In this chapter we'll briefly cover the ways in which it differs from the Key Editor.

  • MIDI Functions 6:10

    MIDI Functions

    Learn how to use Cubase's powerful MIDI functions to selectively delete notes, transpose and adjust notes to a scale, tidy up velocities and lengths, and more.

  • Track Versions 1:43

    Track Versions

    In this video, you'll learn how to create Alternate Versions of tracks to experiment with different sequences without losing your original idea.

  • MIDI Record Modes 6:30

    MIDI Record Modes

    There are many ways to record into existing parts. Here we'll learn the different Modes, including how to stack overdubs into selectable note lanes.

  • MIDI Modifiers & Inserts 4:42

    MIDI Modifiers & Inserts

    Next we'll look at how to apply realtime non-destructive processes to MIDI data, including Position Randomization and Note Arpeggios. You'll also learn how to "freeze" these and turn them into regular MIDI data.

Chapter 3 : Audio

  • Recording Audio 5:45

    Recording Audio

    See how to create your first Audio Track, select an Audio Input, and learn about Monitoring Styles, as well as Punch In/Out Points, and how to add an Insert Effect to monitor an instrument through a plug-in.

  • Audio Record Modes 2:23

    Audio Record Modes

    Like MIDI, audio can be overdubbed and stacked in a few different ways, and this video will show you how to do that.

  • Importing Audio 4:26

    Importing Audio

    Learn how to Import Audio Files from the right zone, the Cubase Media Library and your own sample locations. We'll also look at how to Define Tempos in files using the Audio Pool and conform them to tempo using Musical Mode.

  • Audio Parts 3:55

    Audio Parts

    In this video, we'll look at how working with Audio Parts differs from MIDI Parts, including crossfading and stretch/pitch shifting algorithms.

  • Audio Comping 4:12

    Audio Comping

    Learn how to build a solid performance from multiple takes/lanes of audio using Comping Mode.

  • Pitch Edit 4:39

    Pitch Edit

    Here, you'll learn how to use the VariAudio Editor in Cubase to correct and Warp Notes in an audio files.

  • Offline Processing 2:37

    Offline Processing

    Next we'll look at how audio functions have changed from previous versions of Cubase, having moved into the new Offline Processing Dialogue. Learn how to Chain Non-Destructive Processes and Effects all without using any additional CPU.

  • Render MIDI to Audio in Place 2:28

    Render MIDI to Audio in Place

    Discover how to quickly convert MIDI to Audio to apply creative effects such as Reversing or Pitch Shifting using the Render in Place Function.

  • The Sampler Track 3:40

    The Sampler Track

    In this video, I'll show you how to quickly turn any MIDI part into a Playable Sampler Instrument. This is also applicable to any audio parts in the Arranger.

  • Automation 5:06


    Learn how to Write and Suspend Plug-In Automation, as well as the ways in which Automation Data can be cleaned up and manipulated using Tilt, Scale and Curve Handles.

  • Audio Inserts 3:38

    Audio Inserts

    Now we'll look at how Inserts are handled in the MixConsole; how to create them, bypass them, and move or copy them between different channels.

Chapter 4 : Mixing

  • Link Groups & VCAs 4:54

    Link Groups & VCAs

    Explore how to create both Temporary and Permanent Link Groups between channels, as well as the role of VCA Faders to create Remote Controlled Fader Groups, and how these differ from Group Channels in Cubase.

  • EQ & the Pre Section 2:53

    EQ & the Pre Section

    Here we'll look at the features of the EQ Section, as well as how to use the Channel Editor to get a better view of the EQ curve and adjust Pre-Filtering and Gain.

  • The Channel Strip 2:24

    The Channel Strip

    This video will introduce you to the Channel Strip which is a set of plug-ins built into each Audio Channel in the Mix Console that allows you to create a basic mix without using any additional plug-ins.

  • Send, Pre & Post Effects 5:10

    Send, Pre & Post Effects

    Learn how to create Send Effects, and how they differ from Inserts. We'll also look at how Sends and Inserts can be configured to be pre or post fader.

  • Track Visibility, Snapshots & History 3:26

    Track Visibility, Snapshots & History

    See how to use the Mix Console to go back in time through your Edit History, as well as hide channels you don't need to see and create Mix Snapshots.

  • Sidechaining 1:52


    Sidechaining in Cubase 10 is easier than ever, and we'll learn how to do it in this video using the new Sidechain Menu.

  • Parallel Processing 5:28

    Parallel Processing

    Discover how to use the Direct Output Rack in the MixConsole to send Channels to Multiple Destinations to create a Parallel Processing setup.

Chapter 5 : Workflow

  • Multiple VST Outputs 4:18

    Multiple VST Outputs

    Many VSTs allow for Multiple Audio Outputs, and in this video I'll show you how to set them up using the Plug-In Header Bar, as well as the right zone VST Rack.

  • Time Signatures, Metronomes & Tempo Changes 2:33

    Time Signatures, Metronomes & Tempo Changes

    See how to use special tracks in the Arranger to change Time Signatures, design Custom Metronomes and create Tempo Jumps and Ramps.

  • Exporting 3:33


    Learn how to turn your project into a Mixdown using Cubase's new streamlined Export Dialogue, as well as how to Export Multiple Channels to Individual Files.

  • Chord Pads & Tracks 7:38

    Chord Pads & Tracks

    Taking a step back, now we'll look at the tools available to help you Design Chord Progressions, Extract Chord Data from MIDI and Auto-Harmonize Audio using Chord Tracks.

  • Organization & Arranging 5:59

    Organization & Arranging

    In this video, we'll touch on how to correctly Rename Channels, use Folder Tracks and Track Coloration, as well as how to use Markers and the Arranger Track to get more of a handle on your arrangement and try out new ideas for alternate edits and versions.

  • Groove Agent as a Sampler & Padshop 6:45

    Groove Agent as a Sampler & Padshop

    In this final chapter, I'll briefly introduce you to Groove Agent as more than just a drum sampler, setting up pitched sample playback and time stretching, as well as how to internally sample instruments from HalionSonic SE and import them to Padshop for granular effects.

Product Overview

Cubase guru Paul Ortiz brings you the definitive video beginner's guide to Steinberg's Cubase 10. These in-depth tutorials are designed to get you going with Cubase 10 from scratch, and learn everything you need to know to understand Cubase 10’s layout, basic functions, recording and editing MIDI and Audio, Bussing, Routing, Mixing and much, much more!

Paul starts by welcoming you and goes over what you need to do to set up and create your very first Cubase project, followed by making tracks and virtual instruments and recording them via MIDI. Paul then gives you a ton of MIDI focused video tutorials covering MIDI tools, controllers, editors, modifiers, arpeggiators, drum editors and others.

Cubase 10's Audio features and functions are then explained and explored, and you'll get the solid foundation you need to record and edit audio, making the perfect takes for your songs and productions. Paul goes deep into the different record modes, editing pitch, offline processing to save CPU, rendering MIDI to Audio, the Sampler Track, using Automation, Effects and additional topics.

Next, Paul gives you a bunch of Mixing focused tutorials on using Link Groups and VCAs, EQs, Channel Strips, Send, Pre and Post Effects, Sidechaining and other audio-centric features and functions. Wrapping it all up, you'll get workflow tutorials showing you how to better work in Cubase by using Multiple VST Outputs, creative Arranging, Time Signature, Metronome & Tempo Changes, Exporting your Song, Cubase 10's powerful Chord Tracks and so much more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more detailed info. If you’re new to Steinberg's Cubase 10, or just want more info on this flagship DAW, watch “Cubase 10 Explained®” today!

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