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Cubase 10: Mixing Explained®

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    Introduction to Mixing in Cubase

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

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    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.

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    Colorizing Your Tracks

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

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    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.

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    Cleaning Up with Strip Silence

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

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    Exploring the Mix Console

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Processing the Drums

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Processing the Guitars

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

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    Saving & Loading Track Presets

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

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    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.

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    Using Bus Compression

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

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    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.

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    Processing the Vocals

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

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    Adding a Delay FX Channel

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Using VCA Faders & Submixing Your Song

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

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    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.

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    Using Snapshots to Recall Different Mixes

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

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    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.

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    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!

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Cubase 10: Mixing Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 25 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good course Easy to follow. Lekker
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I didn't expect such great content!!! The course really gives you a comprehensive overview of the whole mixing process and enables you to start mixing your own songs and mastering as well. Content is very clear and straigth to the point as possible. I definetely recommand it!
Date published: 2021-03-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Course An excellent course covering all the mixing functions in the program with and awful lot of good advice and handy tips.
Date published: 2021-02-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Verte helpful! A very step by Step guide forma mixing. You can mix you tracks following the order of the lessons.
Date published: 2021-02-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful Discovered lots of new tricks
Date published: 2020-12-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Exellent structured, nice workflow> I recommend this course to anyone who is interested in learning to mix.
Date published: 2020-09-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really very good! For beginners it is MUST SEE...
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great learning tool I love the fact the stems are made available so I can follow along and practice. In my view all tutorials should provide the stems. Being able to compare the sound that is presented with the sound I am working on is very helpful.
Date published: 2020-08-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome This video series showed me all the potential of Cubase. It has so many capabilities I didn't know. I feel like I now have the multi-million dollar Mixing Studio that I wish I had 30 years ago!!!
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Easy to follow Covers up all the stages of mixing from basic to intermediate tips and tricks. Very easy for beginners to start from scratch.
Date published: 2020-05-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Grast introduction Video This video has allowed me to move on leaps and bounds.
Date published: 2020-05-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful!!!!!! i am very thankful to have this teaching tool, i would never have figured cubase out by myself. thank you Groove3
Date published: 2020-05-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Valuable Information for Getting Familiar With Cubase As someone who's already used the DAW in a "learning by doing" fashion for several years, it was really nice to fill in the gaps in my knowledge with this tutorial. The pace of the video series is comfortable. The videos are separated in such a way as to provide an attention-holding amount of information whilst not making you feel like you're overwhelmed or missing anything significant. I'd personally recommend this for anyone new to Cubase or simply to those who are interested in getting to know the DAW more completely. It should maybe be noted that the presenter's style of mixing in this video is clearly designed to illustrate the functions of the DAW and not truly focused on the "methods of mixing". It is a Cubase video after all. That being said, the transformation from the raw tracks into the final mix is certainly great work.
Date published: 2020-04-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Better than watching YouTube randomly This reviewer was super informative and straight to the point. He used stock Cubase plugins, which made me excited to try his methods immediately. The way he explained mixing in Cubase 10 was also a lesson in mixing period. I’ve been mixing for years, however he shows a systematic approach that can work without using presets. I really learned a lot from this course.
Date published: 2020-04-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Stuff Exactly what I needed to move my mixing forward. I knew a fair amount of what was going on, but had numerous invaluable little tricks that will make my workflow more effective, delivered in Gary's clear and friendly manner. Thanks :)
Date published: 2020-02-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really helpful and a nice workflow. This was a very helpful tutorial. I really gained a lot of nice tricks with project management.
Date published: 2020-01-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Mixing Brilliant ! Lovely pace and instructions / explanations. Easy to understand, explanations are easy to understand and relevant.
Date published: 2020-01-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Best video I've seen on mixing in cubase by far Thanks very much for this course, I found it brilliantly informative and very easy to follow yet in-depth enough to keep me hooked. The videos are perfect in length and are straight to the point in hand which is refreshing.
Date published: 2020-01-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful and Informative Again : Very helpful and Informative for any LEVEL Mr. Gary Hiebner Very Knowledgeable and Best Teacher. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Date published: 2019-12-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great lessons about mixing with Cubase 10 Great lessons, clear, simple, easy to understand, some good tricks and well organize.
Date published: 2019-11-06
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from VERY helpful. watched right after the cubase 10 intro. recommended. Probably what every new Cubase user is worried about after learning the basics of Cubase's feature set and UI is "how do you mix" and rough master. This is essential viewing.
Date published: 2019-10-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful ! It has helped me to understand mixing for my beginner level
Date published: 2019-07-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good starting point for mixing in Cubase To the point in a very basic fashion
Date published: 2019-06-22
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great course This is very detailed and very simple to follow. This is what I need.
Date published: 2019-06-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Overview This is a good overview of the mixing functions within Cubase. The author does not spend a long time going over compression and the rationale behind using this and other effects, so if you are new to this subject it may be a good idea to learn the basics of eq, compression etc.
Date published: 1969-12-31
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