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Cubase: Creative Sound Design

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  • Design Synth Percussive Sounds with Retrologue 9:43

    Design Synth Percussive Sounds with Retrologue

    This video starts off by showing you the ins and outs of Retrologue and how you can use it to create your own percussive sounds to use in your productions.

  • Designing a Retrologue Pad Sound 11:28

    Designing a Retrologue Pad Sound

    See how to create your own pad sound within Retrologue using its oscillators, filters, envelopes, and effects.

  • Creating a Lead Sound with Retrologue 12:16

    Creating a Lead Sound with Retrologue

    Watch how you can create your own lead sound in Retrologue. Gary shows you how a powerful SuperSaw lead sound can be designed.

  • Building a Sidechained Synth 7:48

    Building a Sidechained Synth

    Now see how sidechaining works and how you can use it to create interesting rhythmic ducking effects on your instruments.

  • Resynthesizing a Sound with Padshop 9:06

    Resynthesizing a Sound with Padshop

    This video looks at the process of resynthesizing a sound, including using Padshop to resynthesize a sound.

  • Create New Sounds with a Sampler Track 11:52

    Create New Sounds with a Sampler Track

    Explore how you can take a sound designed in an instrument, and then import it into the Sampler Control track, and further edit and process the sound to the point that you create a new sound from the original sampled sound.

  • Using Groove Agent to Enhance Your Sampled Instruments 7:42

    Using Groove Agent to Enhance Your Sampled Instruments

    Following on from the last video, here we show you how you can send an instrument from a Sampler Control Track to Groove Agent, and how you can process the sound further with groove Agent's included tools.

  • Using Reverse Sounds as Transitions 8:20

    Using Reverse Sounds as Transitions

    Reverse sounds are a great way to create interest in your compositions and productions. In this video Gary sows you how to reverse your sounds, and how these can work well between transitions in your arrangement.

  • Using Extreme Time Stretching Techniques 7:24

    Using Extreme Time Stretching Techniques

    In this video, Gary shows you how to use the time stretching tools in Cubase, and how to perform extreme time stretching on the audio using the advanced algorithms available, to create interesting textured new sounds.

  • Using VariAudio Pitch Shifting to Manipulate Your Audio 8:19

    Using VariAudio Pitch Shifting to Manipulate Your Audio

    Audio Pitch shifting is normally associated with correcting the pitch of your audio. But you can also use it in creative ways to manipulate your audio. In this video Gary shows you how he uses VariAudio to manipulate the pitching on drum beats.

  • Using Saturation & Modulation Effects to Create New Sounds 10:07

    Using Saturation & Modulation Effects to Create New Sounds

    In this video, Gary shows you how he uses saturation effects to emphasize the harmonic detail in a sound, and how he further uses modulation effects to take the sounds even further.

  • Creating Your Own Audio Stutter Effects 9:42

    Creating Your Own Audio Stutter Effects

    Take a look at how to manually stutter edit your sounds using different editing tools and bypassing snapping, and really create interesting stuttered effects!

  • Using LoopMash to Stutter & Loop & Scratching Your Audio 12:02

    Using LoopMash to Stutter & Loop & Scratching Your Audio

    In this video, we finish the series by showing how LoopMash works in stuttering, scratching and looping your sounds, and how you can use it to manipulate the audio. You can even use a MIDI controller to switch between the LoopMash effects, and also record automation changes to the LoopMash effects.

Product Overview


Cubase wiz Gary Hiebner shows you interesting and inspiring ways to create new sounds with Cubase! These videos are designed for those already familiar with Cubase and want to learn how to use Cubase's built-in features and functions, instruments and effects to create a wide range of sounds and effects perfect for any production.

Gary greets you and starts off by showing you the ins and outs of Retrologue and how you can use it to create your own custom percussive, pad and lead sounds for your songs. Then it's on to building a cool Sidechained Synth sound, followed by how you can re-synthesize a sound using the powerful Padshop virtual instrument.

Next, Gary shows you how to get creative with Cubase's Sampler Track, use Groove Agent to enhance your sampled instruments, create reverse sounds perfect for transitions, and perform extreme time-stretching on your audio using Cubase's advanced algorithms, perfect for creating interesting new textured sounds.

Throughout the rest of the videos you'll see waysto use VariAudio Pitch Shifting to manipulate your audio with wild but usable results, use saturation effects to emphasize the harmonic detail in your sound, create your own rhythmical stutter effects, use LoopMash to stutter, loop and scratch your audio, and much more!

To see what these comprehensive Cubase sound design tutorials show you, and how they'll inspire you to create new sounds with Cubase, see the individual Cubase tutorial descriptions on this page. Explore the vast universe of sounds just waiting to be made in Cubase... Watch "Cubase: Creative Sound Design" today.


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