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Cubase 9 Explained®

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  • Installation & Authorization 4:35

    Installation & Authorization

    Dave dives right in and shows you how to install and authorize Cubase 9.

  • Preparations 7:37


    Before taking on a recording project, see how to make sure your equipment is properly set up and configured within Cubase.

  • VST Connections 10:54

    VST Connections

    Here, you'll learn the basics of routing your hardware and software, using the VST Connections window.

  • First Project 6:53

    First Project

    See how to create your first project and learn a bit more about how to manage them on your computer.

  • Interface Overview 5:21

    Interface Overview

    Get an overview of the Cubase interface and learn a few ways to navigate around.

  • The Project Editor 5:51

    The Project Editor

    Dave now gives you a deeper look into the common controls you'll be using in Cubase as you explore the project window.

  • Getting Around 7:08

    Getting Around

    Discover the basics of Cubase's transport and ruler, and become a master navigator.

  • Tracks 5:17


    Dave reveals what you need to know about tracks and how they work inside of Cubase.

  • Preparing To Record 2:04

    Preparing To Record

    Get your project ready to record, and learn how to set the tempo, time signature, and use the metronome.

  • Recording Pt. 1 8:11

    Recording Pt. 1

    Explore the basics of recording audio onto a track in your project and learn about objects.

  • Recording Pt. 2 5:11

    Recording Pt. 2

    Now learn how to add a VST Instrument and record with MIDI inside of Cubase.

  • Recording Modes 7:44

    Recording Modes

    Explore the different recording modes to help you get down to business and make the tracking process much more efficient.

  • Keeping Organized 7:42

    Keeping Organized

    See how to to organize your projects like a pro using folders, markers, and colors!

  • Editing Tools 3:52

    Editing Tools

    Learn all about the different the editing tools before diving in to object editing.

  • Object Editing Overview 3:18

    Object Editing Overview

    Start familiarizing yourself with how objects work in the Cubase project window.

  • Object Editing 11:24

    Object Editing

    See how to manipulate objects, parts, and more from the event display, and learn the basics of timeline editing with objects.

  • The Editors 9:19

    The Editors

    Edit deeper with audio and MIDI by exploring the basics of their editors.

  • Channel Editor 5:27

    Channel Editor

    The channel editor is one of the most used features in the Cubase workflow, learn all about it here.

  • Mixing Pt. 1 5:25

    Mixing Pt. 1

    Familiarize yourself with the MixConsole and its different parts, to help you along the way with mixing.

  • Mixing Pt. 2 10:41

    Mixing Pt. 2

    Set up a rough mix and see some common mixing workflow scenarios you may need to access.

  • Importing & Exporting 11:31

    Importing & Exporting

    When it comes to mixing down your project or bringing in loops and samples, it's important to know the basics of handling audio outside of Cubase. Also see how to export your song and share it with the world.

Product Overview

Want to get going with Cubase 9? Join Cubase master Dave Askew and learn what you need to get up and running fast, all the way to exporting your first song, with these in-depth Cubase 9 video tutorials.

Dave begins with installation & authorization, how to prepare before starting a recording project, setting up and routing your hardware and making your first project.

You'll then learn all about Cubase 9's interface, windows, navigating, the different track types, recording audio and MIDI, editing and the different edit tools, organizing your projects and much, much more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for detailed info. If you're new to Cubase 9, and want a great place to start to learn this powerhouse DAW, this video series is for you… Watch "Cubase 9 Explained" today!

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Cubase 9 Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 33 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good intro A great overview of Cubase to get you started creating your own projects. Also some info that will help improve workflow, keyboard commands ect.
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very good Useful tips and tricks
Date published: 2020-12-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! I have tried other Cubase tutorials and Dave Askew is a much better presenter/instructor than any other I have experienced, even those provided by or recommended by Steinberg.
Date published: 2019-01-26
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great coverage of Cubase basics when coming from other DAWs. The technical content and presentation were well done. My only (repeated) complaint is that when I pause playback to try out some of the examples, if I don't come back and push "Play" soon enough, the playback freezes, and I have to reload the page, and try to remember the timestamp of where I left off. In a learning environment I believe the student should have ample time to explore the concepts without worrying that the training interface is going to "freeze".
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Only on 4 or 5 and already learned more about getting around Cubase than 3 months of searching around YouTube - my subscription is worth it already
Date published: 2018-11-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great overview very useful series overview of the daw.
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from helpfull good
Date published: 2018-09-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fanatastic As a new user of Cubase,these tutorials,give me a great insight on how Cubase works, Lots of great detail,clear and concise ,Dave is a great teacher! Will be using these tutorials as a reference guide.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from To the Point... Clear, concise, methodical... A good entre to Cubase 9...
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Spot on! I was upgrading to Cubase from using the old version of SX3 and wanted to know the basics of the newer version. The level of detail and attention was perfect for me. I wanted a real 'dummie's guide' and this what the course achieved. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn the basics of Cubase if they are not familiar with the program. Thanks guys for a great course!
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good introduction This is a good introduction for people new to DAWs in general. It is really beginner-oriented and may leave someone already familiar with another DAW wishing for more. At a bit over 2 hours, this is the perfect length for the content.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Cubase video - Excellent tutorial. I went from Cubase to Studio One but have come back to Cubase because of 5.1 surround support.. This video tutorial is a great way to update and refresh your Cubase knowledge.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great help for Sonar evacuees! I have a Cubase session and “C9E” up at the same time and switch them back and forth for hands-on-training. Thanks for the sale, and thanks to Dave Askew for complete and clear videos.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful This gave me a great head start on learning Cuebase 9
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well narrated and well paced. This is exactly how a tutorial video should be. The narrator had a great VO technique, the material was well-organized and the pacing kept me engaged all the way. Nice job.
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent. This video tutorial is a boon,
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very introduction to the world of cubase Perfect for those new to cubase or switching over to cubase. This simple approach is very well done.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Way better than *name removed* Concise, to the point, easy to understand And the instructor has English as his native language. I'm getting a lot out of this series. These videos are opening a lot of new doors for me.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good beginning for a beginner This is an excellent beginning to basic features. I would strongly suggest either note taking or pausing and doing what he explains right away or both. Some concepts and features are just mentioned without further explanation, but watching this is not only a good way to learn but to explore what you have to study further. You can do this with the manual.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Well laid out, not boring, very informative. Well laid out, not boring, very informative.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent refresher I was stumbling with Cubase after a hiatus of a few years as i had not used it since v6/7. I found the detail and pacing of the course to be perfect for my needs. Plus it introduced me to features/processes that I did not know existed.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful so far! This is very good. I just purchased Cubase and don't know what I am doing. This is helping me figure out what I am doing. Fairly easy to follow for a noob like me.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good Going from pro tools to cubase, this was very helpful. You can probably find similar info on YouTube for free, but it would take you ages to get through all the bullcrap and people talking for 30min before they get to the point. And thats why i think this course is worth the money. All the info condenced and in one spot, to get you started in cubase. And a lot of useful tips. And its not a lot of money.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good Overview Over all, this series provides a very good overview and introduction to CB9. Also covers some advanced topics that are not obvious to a user that is new to Cubase.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Introduction As a long time Sonar user, this helped me find all the functions I had trouble finding. Nicely paced, very clear and worth watching more than once.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely helpful Not having used Cubase since the early 90's.. the tutorials are invaluable.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic Tutorial! An excellent introduction to cubase with very clear explanations.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Video Highly recommended video for those wanting to familiarize themselves with the new Cubase 9 interface.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good Review As I'm a long time cubase user I found this tutorial very useful and insightful. Throughly enjoyed this.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great for a newcomer. I'm considering changing DAWs, and I have the full trial version of Cubase. It's like I know what I want to do, but I don't know where anything is! This video series is extremely helpful in getting me up and running. I see how to make the kinds of tracks I want to make, how to add FX, and how to render the final mix. I'm good to go, even though I don't know most of Cubase. All the essentials to make a song are covered here clearly. I can read the 1,344 page PDF manual when I decide to.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very very Good Industry standard Training Videos. You wont find anything better on the market. I'm more than satisified.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very well done. Most helpfull Covered in great deal, and well done.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Cubase 9 Explained Excellent , great for beginners and experts... ????????????
Date published: 2017-03-11
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