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Cubase 10: Mixing Explained®

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  • Introduction to Mixing in Cubase 1:45

    Introduction to Mixing in Cubase

    In this video, Gary explains what will be covered in the Cubase mixing course.

  • Packing Your Tracks into Folders 3:39

    Packing Your Tracks into Folders

    Before getting into mixing it's a good idea to organize your tracks. Gary starts off by first showing how to pack your tracks into folders for an easier workflow.

  • Colorizing Your Tracks 2:07

    Colorizing Your Tracks

    The next organizing tool is coloring your tracks before mixing. See how to do it!

  • Using an Arranger Track to Navigate Your Project 7:33

    Using an Arranger Track to Navigate Your Project

    In this video, Gary shows you how to create a Marker Track and then an Arranger Track to map out your song's arrangement and then how to navigate between the different sections.

  • Cleaning Up with Strip Silence 5:09

    Cleaning Up with Strip Silence

    Here we go over how to use the Strip Silence feature to remove unwanted silent sections in your audio.

  • Exploring the Mix Console 6:05

    Exploring the Mix Console

    In this video, Gary takes you through the Mix Console window and where to find everything.

  • Routing your Tracks to Group Channel Tracks 3:40

    Routing your Tracks to Group Channel Tracks

    Here, Gary shows you how to route your tracks to Group Channel Tracks to manage the different sections.

  • Using the Track Divider 1:38

    Using the Track Divider

    See how the Track Divider function works and how you can use it to divide up your tracks in the Project Arrange area.

  • Gain Staging & VU Metering 5:21

    Gain Staging & VU Metering

    Here we go over how to set your track's Gain Stage to be at their optimum level before mixing, and leaving enough headroom on the main output.

  • Using Panning in Your Mixing 12:59

    Using Panning in Your Mixing

    In this video, we go over how to pan your tracks around to make space for all the different instrumentation in the stereo image.

  • Stereo to Mono Check 3:48

    Stereo to Mono Check

    This video shows you how to use the Control Room to set up a Mono Out Mix so that you can compare your mix in mono and stereo.

  • Processing the Drums 14:29

    Processing the Drums

    Explore how you can process your drums with EQ and Compression for a better overall sound.

  • Processing the Bass 4:20

    Processing the Bass

    Gary now takes look at the processing effects you can use on your bass to make it fuller sounding and fit in the mix better.

  • Using Sidechain Compression 3:40

    Using Sidechain Compression

    Discover how you can use the sidechain feature on the Compression plug-in to help similar elements better sit together in the mix.

  • Processing the Guitars 10:44

    Processing the Guitars

    See and hear how to use EQ and Compression on your guitars for more attack and sustain.

  • Saving & Loading Track Presets 2:47

    Saving & Loading Track Presets

    Here we look at how to save and load track presets on different track for an improved workflow.

  • Creating a Reverb Send FX Channel 14:50

    Creating a Reverb Send FX Channel

    In this video, Gary shows you how to setup a Reverb send with an FX Channel Track, and how to use the sends on the other tracks to send to this FX Channel.

  • Using Bus Compression 7:20

    Using Bus Compression

    Watch how to apply Bus Compression to your Group Channel tracks and make them have a more cohesive sound and feel.

  • Using Bus Saturation 4:42

    Using Bus Saturation

    This video takes a look at other forms of bus processing, like using Bus Saturation on your Group Channel tracks for an added warmth.

  • Processing the Vocals 12:46

    Processing the Vocals

    See how to create an effects chain that you can use on your Vocals, such as EQ, Compression, and Delay.

  • Adding a Delay FX Channel 4:23

    Adding a Delay FX Channel

    Now see how you can use a Delay FX Channel with your tracks to create interesting moving effects.

  • Stereo Enhancement with the Stereo Widener 4:06

    Stereo Enhancement with the Stereo Widener

    Here we show you how you can use the Stereo Widener effect to help add some extra width and space to your mix.

  • Writing & Recording Automation 13:10

    Writing & Recording Automation

    This video goes over how you can use automation in your Mixes. From showing and editing the automation, through to writing in automation in realtime.

  • Using Quick Controls for Automation 7:51

    Using Quick Controls for Automation

    Explore how to use the Quick Controls to map them to parameters in Cubase and how these controls can be recorded as automation.

  • Using VCA Faders & Submixing Your Song 5:40

    Using VCA Faders & Submixing Your Song

    This video goes over what VCA faders are and how you can use them to submix your song.

  • Using the Configuration Tool to View Different Tracks 3:04

    Using the Configuration Tool to View Different Tracks

    Here we show you how the Configuration Tool can be used to view different tracks quickly and easily.

  • Using Snapshots to Recall Different Mixes 3:53

    Using Snapshots to Recall Different Mixes

    This videos shows you how to use the Snapshots feature to recall different points in your mix.

  • Basic Mastering & Exporting Your Song 12:04

    Basic Mastering & Exporting Your Song

    Gary now gives you some basic mastering advice for your song, including info on using Mutiband Compression, Stereo Width Enhancement, Tape Saturation, and Maximizing your audio. Plus, you'll see how to export out your finished mix for the world to hear.

  • Mix Playthrough 4:44

    Mix Playthrough

    Gary gives a play through of the mix and and switches to the different views and plugins to show what we have covered through this series.

Product Overview


In this Groove3 video tutorial series, DAW pro Gary Hiebner delivers an in-depth collection of video tutorials on how to prepare and mix a song in Cubase 10. Learn the important basics as well as more advanced topics when getting ready to mix your next masterpiece!

First, Gary welcomes you and goes over what will be covered in the series, and then starts at the beginning, showing you how to prepare for mixing with steps like packing your tracks into folders for an easier mixing workflow, and assigning colors to your tracks for simple visual recognition.

Next, learn how to use the Marker Track and Arranger Track to map out your song's arrangement and quickly navigate between the different sections while mixing, as well as how to clean up any issues your audio may have by using Strip Silence.

You'll then get detailed coverage of the Mix Console, using Group Channels, Track Divider, Gain Staging and VU Metering pointers and more. Gary then starts to mix the tracks, and you'll see common practices for processing Drums, Bass, Guitars, and Vocals, including using Sidechain Compression, reverb, effects and more.

Wrapping it all up, discover how to write and record Automation, use Quick Controls, VCA Faders, and create submixes within your main mix to bring it all together. Once the mix is done, you'll learn how to export your finished mix for all the world to hear.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to Cubase 10, or just want some mixing tips and ideas, watch “Cubase 10: Mixing Explained®” today!

Tutorial Song Credit: A Friend Called Fire - Take You Back


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