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    Introduction

    Mark introduces you to the multiple editor views available in Cubase 7 and how they interact with each other.

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    Edit In Place Overview

    While being introduced to the Edit In-Place editor found within the Project Window, we’ll look at how we can edit MIDI data directly without the need to open an independent edit window.

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    The In Place Editor in Action

    Mark explores using the In Place Editor to integrate multiple controller event data to modify MIDI notes recorded. Mark also looks at copying notes between tracks using independent In Place Editors.

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    Adapting In Place Editing

    Mark now looks at adding, deleting, adapting and editing within this editor. Additionally, Mark looks at how the snap function dictates how edited notes update.

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    Drum Editor Overview

    Mark now uses the drum editor to build up a drum pattern and how we set it to automatically open when a GM drum map is used. Additionally, we look at the way in which the data columns are presented.

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    Drum Editor Functions

    We now take a comprehensive look at the available edit functions available to us within the drum editor. We build up a drum groove from scratch whilst incorporating a quantize map from an audio track. Also, we look at speeding up the process of energizing a pedestrian hi-hat pattern by using the ‘Function / Velocity’ operation.

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    Drum Editing

    In this video Mark takes on further information concerning editing a drum pattern to make it sound more lifelike. In particular, Mark looks at adapting the Snap and Quantize functions to create a realistic performance.

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    Drum Editor Mapping

    Mark looks at how utilizing and adapting drum maps helps us record and play back particular drum strikes. We look at how we link a drum map to a nominated VSTi.

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    List Editor Overview

    We now take an overview look at another editor here and discover how it both differs and mirrors other editor windows. We do this by inspecting a bass midi file.

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    List Editor in Action

    Mark explores how the List Editor can be used to not only insert new midi notes, but also how we can add in different types of midi data. Additionally, we look at general editor window preferences.

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    Key Editor Overview

    Mark takes an overview look at the Key Editor that acts like a ‘full version’ of the In Place Editor with extra functions. We take in information about some of the tool bar options that make using all of the editors easier.

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    Linking Editor Functions

    Mark examines linking functions between the different Cubase editors. Additionally, we take in information about some of the functions available to make identifying musical performances easier to understand. We also look at using multiple drum lanes to focus on individual drum sounds.

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    Key Editing Multiple Parts

    Mark explores editing more than one performance at a time. For ease, we do this by setting up individual tracks with distinct colours that make identifying the different tracks easier within one editing window.

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    Key Editor Inspector

    We now look at the inspector within the Key Editor so that we can understand what is possible when we want to transpose notes. We also look at the Independent Track Loop function that makes auditioning a specific range within a midi event. Additionally, we take in information about how to manually add chords rather than single notes.

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    Automating Notes

    Mark examines using Cubase controller functions to make a tambourine pattern ‘breathe’ with more life redolent of a real performance. Additionally, we look at utilizing Note Expression to make a bass line sound more real too.

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    Logical Editor

    Mark explores using the Logical Editor and look at a preset to help us understand how it can be used to ‘isolate’ user defined parameters that subsequently get adjusted to create a MIDI action.

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    Score Editor Overview

    Here, we take on overview of the Score Editor and how it operates. We look at how we can adapt it to look the way we want it to be presented.

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    Sample Editor

    Mark takes a look at what is possible within the audio sample editor and how it differs but still runs in parallel with the Audio Part Editor.

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    Audio Part Editor

    Mark digs deeper into how the Audio Part Editor allows us to edit multiple audio files within one ‘container’.

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    Video Editing Setup

    We now explore integrating video within a Cubase project, how to set it up and issues of which we need to be aware.

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    Using Video in Cubase

    We move forward here and look at how to integrate video into Cubase and how to set it up so that it displays useful information pertinent to synchronizing with audio.

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    Video Viewing

    Learn how we require the floating video panel to be open to be able to view a video brought in to Cubase on its own distinct video track.

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    Converting MIDI

    We finish here by reflecting on some of the functions discussed during the course and introducing some further ideas too. In particular, we look at converting a piano midi performance into a nylon string guitar performance by using Note Expression. Finally, we look at converting the piano performance into a guitar tab format within the Score Editor.

Product Overview


Cubase 7 is one of the most advanced DAWs when it comes to editing Audio and MIDI. Steinberg guru Mark Struthers takes you on an encounter of the editor kind, where you'll learn all about the different editors in Cubase and how to use them efficiently and creatively. If you use Cubase, this series is a must see!

Mark begins with an in-depth introduction showing you all the different Editor Views available in Cubase and how they interact with each other. Next, Mark covers Edit In Place Editors, followed by detailed videos about the Drum Editor including an Overview, Drum Editor Functions, How to Edit in the Drum Editor, Drum Editor Mapping, Using Multiple Drum Lanes to Focus on Individual Drum Sounds and much more.

Moving on, Mark reveals the List Editor with an Overview and then shows you it in-action. The Key Editor is then shown and you'll learn all kinds of things like Linking Functions Between the Different Cubase Editors, Editing More Than One Performance at a Time, Independent Track Loop Functions, and How to Manually Add Chords rather than Single Notes to name just a few.

Now it gets even better with tutorials on Automating Notes, Note Expression, the Logical Editor, Score Editor, Sample Editor, Audio Part Editor, Using Video in Cubase and Syncing it with Audio, The Floating Video Panel, Converting MIDI performances to Fit Different Instruments and so much more!

If you're a Cubase user, you owe it to yourself to know as much as you can about the powerful Editors available to you in Cubase. Take a trip with Mark Struthers and discover all that they can do... Watch "Cubase Editors Explained" today.


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New2cubase
Submitted 2 years ago

Very good

A great introduction to all the editors


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robert@joliciel
Submitted 2 years ago

Very helpful!

Easy to understand and follow


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ted2fbs
Submitted 2 years ago

Extremely helpful

Excellent videos, now all I need to do is give up work to watch them all so I can finally start using my software the way it was intended

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Cubase


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Stan
Submitted 2 years ago

Great Course

This course covers different editors in Cubase. The examples and demos are helpful. I learned several tips which have made using Cubase easier.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician


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Deon
Submitted 3 years ago

Superb, thorough tutorial

An excellent, methodical tutorial. Best viewed as a unit, the pieces work exceedingly well together. There are a lot of "I'll get to this in a later tutorial"s that might be an issue for someone watching some of them in isolation, but if you want to take an afternoon and get a comprehensive overview of Cubase's editors, you really couldn't ask for better. Extra thumbs up for the presenter's clear delivery and understated sense of humor.

I am a: Game Designer, Professional, Musician, Sound Designer


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spencerdog
Submitted 3 years ago

Cubase editor depth!

I've used Cubase for about 1,000 hours and watched at least 20 hours of professional quality video instruction for it. Despite all this I never learned some of the critical details in this tutorial about so many of the editors. This new knowledge is already radically changing my workflow! This tutorial fills a tremendous void regarding Cubase editor usage. Thank you!

I am a: Hobbyist


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DFT
Submitted 4 years ago

Concise and coherent

Cubase ... like other flagship DAWs, is an incredibly deep program. The BFM is over 1200 pages and does not always exhaustively explicate all of its deeper features ... event when the several hundred pages of supplemental manuals are taken into account. This tutorial does a very good job of 'introducing' some of the deeper features of the many editors available in Cubase and is worthwhile for the intermediate or advanced user as prologue or 'refresher.' I have only given it 4 stars because it has on irritating aspect and one major deficiency in my view. Irritatingly it often cross references things it glosses over to "other Groove3 tutorials" without specify which ones and in which tutorial of that one the requisite information is to be found. The deficiency is the shallow attention paid to the Logical Editor, ultimately Cubase's most powerful and compelling feature, particularly for MIDI editing. It deserves 3 or 4 dedicated tutorials, not the glossed over 'intro' provided. Nonetheless, 4 stars is 4 stars.

I am a: Semi-Pro


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Softbaked
Submitted 4 years ago

Tons of info, pay attention!

Alot of good information here, don't be put off with it being Cubase 7, it still applies to Cubase 8+. The only issues I had were the strong British accent, you really have to pay attention and the disorganized/confusing titles used for each video, they do not flow well and it's not always easy to know which videos are related because of this. Using titles like this would have been much clearer. Edit in Place - Overview Edit in Place - In Action Edit in Place - Adapting Drum Editor - Overview etc.... Regardless, well worth your time to watch entire series.

I am a: Professional, Sound Designer, Musician


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New2cubase
Submitted 2 years ago

Very good

A great introduction to all the editors

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robert@joliciel
Submitted 2 years ago

Very helpful!

Easy to understand and follow

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ted2fbs
Submitted 2 years ago

Extremely helpful

Excellent videos, now all I need to do is give up work to watch them all so I can finally start using my software the way it was intended

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Cubase

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

Stan
Submitted 2 years ago

Great Course

This course covers different editors in Cubase. The examples and demos are helpful. I learned several tips which have made using Cubase easier.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician

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

Deon
Submitted 3 years ago

Superb, thorough tutorial

An excellent, methodical tutorial. Best viewed as a unit, the pieces work exceedingly well together. There are a lot of "I'll get to this in a later tutorial"s that might be an issue for someone watching some of them in isolation, but if you want to take an afternoon and get a comprehensive overview of Cubase's editors, you really couldn't ask for better. Extra thumbs up for the presenter's clear delivery and understated sense of humor.

I am a: Game Designer, Professional, Musician, Sound Designer

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

spencerdog
Submitted 3 years ago

Cubase editor depth!

I've used Cubase for about 1,000 hours and watched at least 20 hours of professional quality video instruction for it. Despite all this I never learned some of the critical details in this tutorial about so many of the editors. This new knowledge is already radically changing my workflow! This tutorial fills a tremendous void regarding Cubase editor usage. Thank you!

I am a: Hobbyist

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

DFT
Submitted 4 years ago

Concise and coherent

Cubase ... like other flagship DAWs, is an incredibly deep program. The BFM is over 1200 pages and does not always exhaustively explicate all of its deeper features ... event when the several hundred pages of supplemental manuals are taken into account. This tutorial does a very good job of 'introducing' some of the deeper features of the many editors available in Cubase and is worthwhile for the intermediate or advanced user as prologue or 'refresher.' I have only given it 4 stars because it has on irritating aspect and one major deficiency in my view. Irritatingly it often cross references things it glosses over to "other Groove3 tutorials" without specify which ones and in which tutorial of that one the requisite information is to be found. The deficiency is the shallow attention paid to the Logical Editor, ultimately Cubase's most powerful and compelling feature, particularly for MIDI editing. It deserves 3 or 4 dedicated tutorials, not the glossed over 'intro' provided. Nonetheless, 4 stars is 4 stars.

I am a: Semi-Pro

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Softbaked
Submitted 4 years ago

Tons of info, pay attention!

Alot of good information here, don't be put off with it being Cubase 7, it still applies to Cubase 8+. The only issues I had were the strong British accent, you really have to pay attention and the disorganized/confusing titles used for each video, they do not flow well and it's not always easy to know which videos are related because of this. Using titles like this would have been much clearer. Edit in Place - Overview Edit in Place - In Action Edit in Place - Adapting Drum Editor - Overview etc.... Regardless, well worth your time to watch entire series.

I am a: Professional, Sound Designer, Musician

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

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

Having a father with a recording studio and having played guitar since being a 14 year old kid, I quickly got into recording. But, the purchase of a Tascam 244 Portastudio was a breakthrough in realizing what I wanted to do.

2. What training have you had?

I taught myself to play guitar and keyboards and found it a remarkably calming and mathematical experience learning the rules of intervals within a scale and how they can take you to any chord.

3. When did you get into recording?

The purchase of the cassette based Tascam 244 lasted a fair few years until I moved up to a Roland VS880 which then linked in to building a purpose built commercial multimedia studio around 15 years ago mainly running Steinberg and Adobe software.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Thankfully, nobody famous enough to have an ego. Instead 100's of happy Joe Public clients.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

My degree is in English and Teaching and I was a grammar school teacher for over 10 years before changing direction and working solely from my studio. recording music and filming for clients.

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    Cubase Editors Explained

    Cubase 7 is one of the most advanced DAWs when it comes to editing Audio and MIDI. Steinberg guru Mark Struthers takes you on an encounter of the editor kind, where you'll learn all about the different editors in Cubase and how to use them efficiently and creatively. If you use Cubase, this series is a must see!

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Cubase Editors Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good A great introduction to all the editors
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! Easy to understand and follow
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely helpful Excellent videos, now all I need to do is give up work to watch them all so I can finally start using my software the way it was intended
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Course This course covers different editors in Cubase. The examples and demos are helpful. I learned several tips which have made using Cubase easier.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Superb, thorough tutorial An excellent, methodical tutorial. Best viewed as a unit, the pieces work exceedingly well together. There are a lot of "I'll get to this in a later tutorial"s that might be an issue for someone watching some of them in isolation, but if you want to take an afternoon and get a comprehensive overview of Cubase's editors, you really couldn't ask for better. Extra thumbs up for the presenter's clear delivery and understated sense of humor.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Cubase editor depth! I've used Cubase for about 1,000 hours and watched at least 20 hours of professional quality video instruction for it. Despite all this I never learned some of the critical details in this tutorial about so many of the editors. This new knowledge is already radically changing my workflow! This tutorial fills a tremendous void regarding Cubase editor usage. Thank you!
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Concise and coherent Cubase ... like other flagship DAWs, is an incredibly deep program. The BFM is over 1200 pages and does not always exhaustively explicate all of its deeper features ... event when the several hundred pages of supplemental manuals are taken into account. This tutorial does a very good job of 'introducing' some of the deeper features of the many editors available in Cubase and is worthwhile for the intermediate or advanced user as prologue or 'refresher.' I have only given it 4 stars because it has on irritating aspect and one major deficiency in my view. Irritatingly it often cross references things it glosses over to "other Groove3 tutorials" without specify which ones and in which tutorial of that one the requisite information is to be found. The deficiency is the shallow attention paid to the Logical Editor, ultimately Cubase's most powerful and compelling feature, particularly for MIDI editing. It deserves 3 or 4 dedicated tutorials, not the glossed over 'intro' provided. Nonetheless, 4 stars is 4 stars.
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Tons of info, pay attention! Alot of good information here, don't be put off with it being Cubase 7, it still applies to Cubase 8+. The only issues I had were the strong British accent, you really have to pay attention and the disorganized/confusing titles used for each video, they do not flow well and it's not always easy to know which videos are related because of this. Using titles like this would have been much clearer. Edit in Place - Overview Edit in Place - In Action Edit in Place - Adapting Drum Editor - Overview etc.... Regardless, well worth your time to watch entire series.
Date published: 2016-03-07
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