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Cubase Dynamics Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Intro & Dynamic Modules

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    Introduction

    Dave welcomes you and gives a brief overview of the different types of Dynamic Module Plug-Ins included in Cubase.

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    Accessing the Plug-Ins

    Learn how you can insert the plug-ins via the Channel Settings Window and how some of them can be easily accessed via the new Channel Strip Window.

Chapter 2 : Compression & Limiting

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    Dynamic Range

    Learn the fundamentals of Dynamics to better understand what our Dynamics plug-ins will be effecting.

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    Compression Controls

    What is Compression and Limiting? What does it do to an audio signal? Learn the fundamentals of setting Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release and Makeup Gain and how these different settings effect an audio signal.

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    Limiting Controls

    Learn what the similarities and differences are between Compression and Limiting.

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    Compression Types

    Explore the different Compression Modules available in Cubase including the Stereo Compressor, Vintage Compressor, Tube Compressor, De-Esser, and Multiband Compressor. Review the common controls between each of the modules and briefly explore the nuances of each module.

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    Sidechaining

    Learn what Side-Chaining is and discover how to set up a Side-Chain in Cubase for De-Essing, bringing Kick and Bass into balance, and controlling the volume of a voiceover background music bed.

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    Limiting

    Look deeper into the different Limiting Plug-Ins that are available and also learn common techniques when placing them in the signal chain.

Chapter 3 : Gates, Expansion & Transients

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    Gates & Expanders

    Take a brief look at how a Gate and Expander are similar and how they can be used to remove noise or add extra dynamics to an audio signal. Recap on what we've learned about Threshold and Attack Times to see how we can apply those same controls to effect a Gate. Explore how we can use a Gate to remove background noise from a drum recording and how to eliminate background noise from a guitar track. Apply what we've learned about Sidechaining to create creative Gating Effects. And learn how we can use the MIDI Gate to create Stutter Effects.

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    EnvelopeShaper

    See how this unique plug-in can control the transients of an audio signal. Explore how we can use it to modify the attack and release on a Kick Drum and how we can use Sidechaining to add attack to an acoustic guitar recording.

Chapter 4 : Putting it all Together

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    Putting it Together Pt. 1

    Review what we have learned about controlling dynamics and put everything to use in a real-world mix example! We'll explore the various uses of these modules and combine them together to create a clean and balanced mix.

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    Putting it Together Pt. 2

    Continuation and wrap-up where we explore further tricks and show how we use the Limiter on the Mix Buss.

Product Overview


Cubase master Dave Askew brings you the most in-depth collection of tutorials available about Cubase's Dynamics Plug-Ins. Learn all about these essential workhorse plug-ins and how to use them to get that professional, tight, fat sound.

Dave begins with an introduction welcoming you to the series and reveals all of the different Dynamics Processor Plug-Ins he'll be explaining in the series. Next, Dave shows you different ways to access the Dynamics Plug-Ins via the Channel Settings Window and Chanel Strip Window.

Moving on, Dave teaches you the Fundamentals of Dynamics, such as Dynamic Range, Compression Controls, Limiting Controls, Compression Types, Sidechaining and Limiting, so you know exactly what you're doing when using the different Dynamic Plug-Ins on your tracks.

Gates and Expansion Plug-Ins are next, and you'll see how they can be used to Remove Noise or Add Extra Dynamics to an Audio Signal. The EnvelopeShaper is then explored and you'll discover how you can use this unique plug-in to Control the Transients of an Audio Signal and How to Use it to Modify the Attack and Release on a Kick Drum, and more.

Wrapping it all up, Dave reviews what you have learned about Controlling Dynamics and puts everything to use in a real-world mix! You'll explore the various uses of these modules and combine them together to create a clean and balanced mix. Before signing off, Dave gives you further tricks and shows How to Use the Limiter on the Mix Buss. If you use Cubase, or just want to learn what Dynamics Processors are and how to use them, this series is a "must see"... Watch "Cubase Dynamics Explained" today.


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claudecarrier
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Cubase Dynamics plugins easy

A good way to refresh your memory about Steinberg Plugins up to Cubase 10

I am a: Professional, Musician, Sound Designer, Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Reason


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HardDiskMusic
Submitted 1 month ago

Can be view any from beginner to expert

I like the that he explain all (nearly) dynamic plugin in cubase and show the different between the types

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase


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Renanbei
Submitted 5 months ago

Very Helpful!

Oh Man! Come in hand to me...a lot of tricks and tips

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Cubase


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EdParker
Submitted 1 year ago

Extremely good introduction to Cubase Dynamics.

If you are a beginner trying to figure out what all the dynamics are then this is great. A little more depth may be needed for the more intermediate users, but overall it was great. Thanks

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Audio Engineer, Cubase


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JBSharpe
Submitted 1 year ago

Great dynamics tutorial!

Very informative and easy to understand. Best for Cubase users but also very helpful for users of any other DAW. This series gives you insight into the world of compression and you're not left baffled afterwards.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cubase, Reaper


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Vincec28
Submitted 2 years ago

Very Informative

Compression was always a language I could never speak but now with all the insight this video had to offer. I feel very confident and ready to approach my new mixes with the knowledge I gained here. it was Also really neat to learn some history on this subject as well. Very well laid out.

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cubase


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rahken
Submitted 2 years ago

Cubase Dynamics

This is a very good review of what Cubase's dynamics could do.

I am a: Musician, Sound Designer



Mister Jones
Submitted 2 years ago

Cubase Dynamics Explained

I use Cubase Elements 8 and this series has been one of the best explanations of using dynamic controls I've seen. Very useful information and well produced.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Hobbyist


Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

claudecarrier
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Cubase Dynamics plugins easy

A good way to refresh your memory about Steinberg Plugins up to Cubase 10

I am a: Professional, Musician, Sound Designer, Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Reason

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

HardDiskMusic
Submitted 1 month ago

Can be view any from beginner to expert

I like the that he explain all (nearly) dynamic plugin in cubase and show the different between the types

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Renanbei
Submitted 5 months ago

Very Helpful!

Oh Man! Come in hand to me...a lot of tricks and tips

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Cubase

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

EdParker
Submitted 1 year ago

Extremely good introduction to Cubase Dynamics.

If you are a beginner trying to figure out what all the dynamics are then this is great. A little more depth may be needed for the more intermediate users, but overall it was great. Thanks

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Audio Engineer, Cubase

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

JBSharpe
Submitted 1 year ago

Great dynamics tutorial!

Very informative and easy to understand. Best for Cubase users but also very helpful for users of any other DAW. This series gives you insight into the world of compression and you're not left baffled afterwards.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cubase, Reaper

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Vincec28
Submitted 2 years ago

Very Informative

Compression was always a language I could never speak but now with all the insight this video had to offer. I feel very confident and ready to approach my new mixes with the knowledge I gained here. it was Also really neat to learn some history on this subject as well. Very well laid out.

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cubase

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

rahken
Submitted 2 years ago

Cubase Dynamics

This is a very good review of what Cubase's dynamics could do.

I am a: Musician, Sound Designer


Mister Jones
Submitted 2 years ago

Cubase Dynamics Explained

I use Cubase Elements 8 and this series has been one of the best explanations of using dynamic controls I've seen. Very useful information and well produced.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Hobbyist

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've been a musician since a very early age starting with playing the trumpet, guitar, bass, and piano. Not the drums though, my brother got those genes. I am an excellent finger drummer though to say the least!

2. What training have you had?

For formal training I took regular music lessons in grade school and high school which were fortified with training from private tutors. After school I joined the Army band and went through the Army School of Music as well. I'd like to say that most of what I've learned though came through experience and having hands-on opportunities.

3. When did you get into recording?

During my stay in the Army I was the live sound manager. I loved operating the mixing board but I loathed the 'live' environment. I truly enjoyed making things sound great but I didn't like the fact that there is so little room for error in the live setting. I had wished for more time to invest in being able to make something that sounds ok, turn into something phenomenal. I started by recording our Army band performances on a Yamaha AW1600 for fun, but really enjoyed that I could capture that moment then take my time to make it sound amazing without having to worry about the crowd booing. The rest is history!

4. People you have worked with/for?

A few musical highlights have been running live sound for the President of the US, and doing some on the side tech work for the band Dope. I also was able to work with Virus on one of his side projects. Over the years though my focus has been mainly in customer service and tech, so I've talked with thousands of industry professionals on a daily basis which have truly been too numerous to name individually.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Growing up I always felt that I spent a lot of time training myself how to do things, but oddly enough I always thought I'd never make a great teacher even though I'm a geek through and through. In the early part of my career I turned down so many opportunities to teach music and engineering. I think part of that came with my own insecurity of not having the formal education that society tells us that we need to succeed. It took a lot of time, practice, and personal education to get me past that hump of feeling confident in trusting that what I taught myself was legit. I've finally reached a point where I feel like I have a lot to offer in terms of knowledge, but most of it has come through investing the time with having the hands on experience that not even formally educated people get sometimes. I truly believe the best way to learn something is to get your hands on it and immerse yourself in every little detail. Groove 3 is a great avenue to be able to share that knowledge.

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Cubase Dynamics Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Cubase Dynamics plugins easy A good way to refresh your memory about Steinberg Plugins up to Cubase 10
Date published: 2018-12-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Can be view any from beginner to expert I like the that he explain all (nearly) dynamic plugin in cubase and show the different between the types
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! Oh Man! Come in hand to me...a lot of tricks and tips
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Extremely good introduction to Cubase Dynamics. If you are a beginner trying to figure out what all the dynamics are then this is great. A little more depth may be needed for the more intermediate users, but overall it was great. Thanks
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great dynamics tutorial! Very informative and easy to understand. Best for Cubase users but also very helpful for users of any other DAW. This series gives you insight into the world of compression and you're not left baffled afterwards.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Informative Compression was always a language I could never speak but now with all the insight this video had to offer. I feel very confident and ready to approach my new mixes with the knowledge I gained here. it was Also really neat to learn some history on this subject as well. Very well laid out.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Cubase Dynamics This is a very good review of what Cubase's dynamics could do.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Cubase Dynamics Explained I use Cubase Elements 8 and this series has been one of the best explanations of using dynamic controls I've seen. Very useful information and well produced.
Date published: 2016-08-10
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