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    Introduction (8:03)


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    MIDI Inspector (6:50)


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    MIDI Recording (7:06)


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    Manually Adding MIDI (6:54)


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    MIDI Modifier Tab (10:31)


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    Further MIDI Modifiers (5:17)


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    Adapting Recorded MIDI (6:12)


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    Virtual Keyboard Input (5:54)


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    MIDI Layering (4:24)


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    Multi-Timbral Layering (7:28)


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    Key Editor Multi-Layering (9:28)


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    Layering with Sends (6:01)


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    Arpache (4:38)


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    MIDI Compression (6:40)


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    Export MIDI Changes (4:59)


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    Auto LFO (5:38)


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    Using VST Expression (9:04)


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    MIDI Control (5:34)


Discover the power that MIDI brings to Cubase as veteran Steinberg expert Mark Struthers takes you on a MIDI journey in "Cubase MIDI Explained". Learn all the key MIDI features and functions that will make composing and editing with MIDI in Cubase a breeze.

Mark starts by showing you the fundamental differences between MIDI and traditional Audio in Cubase, and then how the Key Editor plays a pivotal role in how MIDI is viewed in Cubase. Next, explore the MIDI Inspector to see how its Parameters, including MIDI Routing, work together with Expression Mapping, MIDI Inserts and Sends, and other Panels to streamline your workflow.

From there, Mark shows you all of the available MIDI Recording Options you have to work with, as well as how to Import an Existing Recording for manipulation. Because VSTis go hand in hand with MIDI in Cubase, Mark demonstrates how to use MIDI to drive any number of VSTis for Production and Recording purposes. You'll also see how to Manually Add Extra MIDI Notes for greater editing and control on your tracks, and how Adding Extra Controller Data can make for deeper MIDI editing.

Mark now shows how MIDI Modifiers, such as Velocity Compression and Velocity Shift, can enhance the Dynamics of your MIDI track, and how Velocity Compression is different from traditional Audio Compression. You'll then experience how MIDI Modification can be used to make a Snare Drum Pattern sound more natural and lifelike. To help make your Workflow more efficient, Mark reveals how to access and use Cubase's Virtual Keyboard to Input MIDI Notes and Controller Information.

Various Layering Options to enhance your sound are then shown, including Multi-Timbral Layering, Key Editor Multi-Layering, and Layering With Sends. From there, Mark walks you through the use of MIDI Effects within an Existing Recording using two versions of Arpache, and how to Export a MIDI Event to a New File after changes have been made.

Finally, Mark uses the Auto LFO to bring life into a static Bass Line, and shows the power of VST Expression to make a MIDI Performance Sound More Natural. Afterwards, he walks you through the process of Converting your MIDI to Audio Tracks using the MIDI Control Plug-in. Cubase offers so much in the MIDI department, and Mark shows you how to harness its full power in this MIDI centric series... Watch "Cubase MIDI Explained" today!


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Galdo
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Not very concise

Could have been compressed in 1 hour

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SimonTheGreatest
Submitted 6 months ago

Good for beginners

This is what you want to hear when you start as a beginner.

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Cubase

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Bigfrog
Submitted 1 year ago

Pretty good overview

This is a pretty good overview of Cubase's MIDI features and MIDI in general. Great for the beginner but there's not much here for advanced users.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Hobbyist

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Leobe
Submitted 2 years ago

Really useful lesson

Really useful lesson. So much that I didn't know, all of which is pretty basic, but if you don't know it is there, or how to apply it you won't. Very clear and well paced as always.

I am a: Professional, Musician

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Albert
Submitted 2 years ago

Cubase Midi

I've been using Cubase since Vst32 and have always kept up with the upgrades. But, as I'm finding out, this is not the same as keeping up with its capabilities. I've been watching these videos and feeling like I've just been introduced to a new program. It's one thing to read something in the manual; it's a completely different thing to be shown 'how' and 'why' you would use so many of these functions. I've only went through all of the 'Cubase midi' videos once so far and once is not enough to absorb all this information. A big thank you to Groove3 and their contributors.

I am a: Mastering Facility, Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician

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JohnC
Submitted 2 years ago

Very good tu, but might be better organized

I purchased the Cubase Collection about a week ago. I'm still going through them, but the titles aren't specific enough for a beginner Cubase user to figure out a logical order in which to watch them. Each of the 8 tutorials stands on its own with a separate data file and player for each. Consideration might be given to merging all the data files under 8 separate chapters in order to have the full collection under a single player.

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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George
Submitted 2 years ago

Great tutorial , expected more info.

Its a really good tutorial and the information given is really good too. I personally think that more things should have been included.

I am a: Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer

Response from Customer Service:

Hi George, Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate you taking the time. Our 'Explained' titles mostly go over the basics for any given product. I'll put in a request on your behalf for a Cubase MIDI Advaced title. Glad you like the training!
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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 MIDI Explained® is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Not very concise Could have been compressed in 1 hour
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good for beginners This is what you want to hear when you start as a beginner.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Pretty good overview This is a pretty good overview of Cubase's MIDI features and MIDI in general. Great for the beginner but there's not much here for advanced users.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really useful lesson Really useful lesson. So much that I didn't know, all of which is pretty basic, but if you don't know it is there, or how to apply it you won't. Very clear and well paced as always.
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Cubase Midi I've been using Cubase since Vst32 and have always kept up with the upgrades. But, as I'm finding out, this is not the same as keeping up with its capabilities. I've been watching these videos and feeling like I've just been introduced to a new program. It's one thing to read something in the manual; it's a completely different thing to be shown 'how' and 'why' you would use so many of these functions. I've only went through all of the 'Cubase midi' videos once so far and once is not enough to absorb all this information. A big thank you to Groove3 and their contributors.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very good tu, but might be better organized I purchased the Cubase Collection about a week ago. I'm still going through them, but the titles aren't specific enough for a beginner Cubase user to figure out a logical order in which to watch them. Each of the 8 tutorials stands on its own with a separate data file and player for each. Consideration might be given to merging all the data files under 8 separate chapters in order to have the full collection under a single player.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial , expected more info. Its a really good tutorial and the information given is really good too. I personally think that more things should have been included.
Date published: 2016-07-15