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Cubase Pro 8 Explained®

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    Introduction

    Welcome to Cubase Pro 8 Explained! In this series you will learn how to operate one of the most powerful DAW's available on the market today. We'll learn to build a project together from scratch while discovering all of the different capabilities that are available.

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    Installation & Authorization

    Learn how to install Cubase Pro 8 on your computer and authorize using the included USB e-licenser and Control Center software.

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    First Launch: Hardware Setup

    We'll launch Cubase for the first time and learn how to set up and configure our audio and MIDI hardware for use with Cubase. We'll also take a brief look at the Steinberg Hub.

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    Software Setup

    Discover the array of different preferences and key commands that are available for use. We'll change a few preferences to enhance our workflow, and learn how to set up and customize key commands.

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    Project Setup & File Management

    Lets explore file management in Cubase. Learn how project files interact with audio files and how to properly keep track of your sessions. We'll discuss how to properly create new projects and create templates. We'll set up our first project in the project setup window.

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    VST Connections

    In this video we'll learn the VST Connections window. Discover how we integrate our audio hardware inputs and outputs with Cubase.

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    Control Room Pt. 1

    Only available to Cubase Pro users, Control Room is a great way to use the built in ports on your hardware interface. You can do things like set up speaker switching, create cue mixes or headphone mixes for other people in the studio, which is exactly what we'll learn how to do in this video.

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    Control Room Pt. 2

    After setting up some busses and sends, we go deeper and check out the Meter and the Control Room Mixer. We also learn how to customize and adjust the Control Room to fully optimize your recording flow.

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    Interface Overview

    Where we'll explore the Cubase user interface and learn how to navigate through several of its core components.

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    Window Management & Workspaces

    Simplify your workflow by taking advantage of the new window management system introduced in Cubase Pro 8. Learn how to customize your environment by using Workspaces for easy navigation.

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    Adding Tracks & Track Basics

    Learn how to add tracks and see the basics of track handling.

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    Customizing Tracks

    Keep tracks organized by using track colors and track pictures. These features will certainly help us out when navigating our project.

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    Track Controls Settings

    Take a more in depth look at track customization by learning all about the track controls settings dialogue window.

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    Track Folding

    Discover the unique concept of track folding and explore how track layers and folder tracks keep us organized.

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    Audio Tracks

    Check out all of the different features available on Audio tracks, and get an in depth overview of audio signal flow in Cubase.

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    Group Tracks

    Group tracks let us create submixes and stem mixes. See how its done!

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    FX Tracks

    Get your feet wet with FX and FX tracks. Learn how we use FX tracks to create parallel FX and discover how we can use them to conserve CPU resources.

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    Recording

    Lets set up a track for recording, and take a closer look at some of the different recording modes available.

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    Object Handling

    Learn about object handling and how you can use these concepts to edit your project. We'll also take a brief look at the audio and MIDI specific editors.

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    Media Management

    Get control of your project media by understanding the basics of the Pool window and Mediabay.

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    Mix Console & Export

    Take a tour of the MixConsole window by learning how to customize it. We'll check out Racks, Zones, and Visibility options. We'll also learn how to export our project audio and create a mixdown.

Product Overview


Cubase master Dave Askew gives you a series dedicated to one of the most popular and powerful DAWs available today. This series is great for both beginners and intermediate users, offering cool insights, as well as practical information that will get you up and running fast.

Dave first welcomes you and then covers the basics of Installation, Hardware and Software Setup. Once you have your system running, you'll dive into Project Setup, File Management, and VST Connections.

Moving on, Dave takes you on a tour of the Cubase Pro 8 Interface, and explores Window Management and Workspaces. Once you're familiar with the Interface, he shows you How to Add and Customize Tracks, Track Basics, Controls, and Operation, as well as all the different Types of Tracks.

Next up is Recording. Dave explains preparing to Record, Recording, and Object Handling once your project is recorded. That leads into a discussion of Media Management, the Mix Console, and how to Export Your Finished Song.

If you're new to Cubase Pro 8 or an experienced user looking to get more out of it, watch "Cubase Pro 8 Explained" today!


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WickedMachine
Submitted 2 years ago

Much praise to this series for helping an old dog learn new tricks,

I used Cubase VST32 and SX back in the day and these videos are excellent in helping me brush up on modern Cubase. Everything is explained in full detail and the instructor shows you what a powerful piece of software it is, with examples on configs, presets, setups, etc. to help your workflow and get down to making music. Bottom line, if you are frustrated with trying to figure everything out on your own like I was, I highly recommend this series.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase


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wayne henderson
Submitted 2 years ago

all i can say is thankyou

very pleased to have all this imformation


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CBCB
Submitted 2 years ago

Clear and concise

I am working my way through this program in stages as time allows. I have had Cubase 8/8.5 for a year now and though I have learned a fair amount from other videos available, I have found these units to be really clear and concise.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase


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ROBERT
Submitted 3 years ago

Very helpful indeed

I'm looking forward to using this

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Cubase


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VOLTAge
Submitted 3 years ago

cool

this video is excellent for beginners.. thanx for video

I am a: Musician, Sound for Film/TV


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David E
Submitted 3 years ago

Clear and concise

Very pleased with my purchase. Early indications are very positive. Clearly these tutorials will fast track me and provide a pleasing and entertaining environment.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician


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nickname_already_used
Submitted 3 years ago

Great In-Depth Training

This is a great in-depth Cubase training. This will teach you the fundamentals of setting up Cubase, setting up inputs/outputs, recording audio, managing the audio, thorough explanation of the mixer, sends, pre-fader/post fader effects, etc. Just a great technical, in-depth training of the fundamentals. You won't find much regarding MIDI, VST instruments, and looping however, but still a great training.

I am a: Hobbyist


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Bigfrog
Submitted 3 years ago

Pretty good overview for new users of Cubase

I'm in the middle of the painful process of switching DAWs from Sonar, which I have used since the early 90s, to Cubase and these videos provide a great overview of Cubase functionality. Cubase is very versatile and these videos focus more on this versatility than audio/MIDI tricks.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Hobbyist


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JimGramze
Submitted 3 years ago

Mind Bogglingly and Unnecessarily Complex.

I don't own nor have ever used Cubase. I watched a number of these videos from the beginning to get a taste. It doesn't taste good. We start with installation and then go through an endless array, video after video, of setting up an entire production studio including submixes to various headphones, and on and on. Look. Most people have a simple audio interface, maybe a MIDI keyboard, and a mic and/or guitar. Is there no way to show a simple hardware setup and then jump in and start recording an audio and MIDI track? Like right away? To see how the thing works for your average person who is not the top engineer in Nashville? It could be that Cubase is actually awesome for the home-based singer songwriter, or MIDI-based musician, or whatever non-super-big-time person you might be. But to find out if Cubase might be for you, go elsewhere. Here for video after video you will watch how to route a click track and special mix to sound booth three. That's not what I came here for. The first third of half of this belongs in a special series meant for big-budget engineers with ultra complex setups. Jeez!

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist


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ave fuqua
Submitted 3 years ago

very informative

As always, a whole lot of information in every block. Some features showed you may not recognize for a long time.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer


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WickedMachine
Submitted 2 years ago

Much praise to this series for helping an old dog learn new tricks,

I used Cubase VST32 and SX back in the day and these videos are excellent in helping me brush up on modern Cubase. Everything is explained in full detail and the instructor shows you what a powerful piece of software it is, with examples on configs, presets, setups, etc. to help your workflow and get down to making music. Bottom line, if you are frustrated with trying to figure everything out on your own like I was, I highly recommend this series.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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wayne henderson
Submitted 2 years ago

all i can say is thankyou

very pleased to have all this imformation

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

CBCB
Submitted 2 years ago

Clear and concise

I am working my way through this program in stages as time allows. I have had Cubase 8/8.5 for a year now and though I have learned a fair amount from other videos available, I have found these units to be really clear and concise.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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ROBERT
Submitted 3 years ago

Very helpful indeed

I'm looking forward to using this

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Cubase

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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VOLTAge
Submitted 3 years ago

cool

this video is excellent for beginners.. thanx for video

I am a: Musician, Sound for Film/TV

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David E
Submitted 3 years ago

Clear and concise

Very pleased with my purchase. Early indications are very positive. Clearly these tutorials will fast track me and provide a pleasing and entertaining environment.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician

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

nickname_already_used
Submitted 3 years ago

Great In-Depth Training

This is a great in-depth Cubase training. This will teach you the fundamentals of setting up Cubase, setting up inputs/outputs, recording audio, managing the audio, thorough explanation of the mixer, sends, pre-fader/post fader effects, etc. Just a great technical, in-depth training of the fundamentals. You won't find much regarding MIDI, VST instruments, and looping however, but still a great training.

I am a: Hobbyist

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

Bigfrog
Submitted 3 years ago

Pretty good overview for new users of Cubase

I'm in the middle of the painful process of switching DAWs from Sonar, which I have used since the early 90s, to Cubase and these videos provide a great overview of Cubase functionality. Cubase is very versatile and these videos focus more on this versatility than audio/MIDI tricks.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Hobbyist

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

JimGramze
Submitted 3 years ago

Mind Bogglingly and Unnecessarily Complex.

I don't own nor have ever used Cubase. I watched a number of these videos from the beginning to get a taste. It doesn't taste good. We start with installation and then go through an endless array, video after video, of setting up an entire production studio including submixes to various headphones, and on and on. Look. Most people have a simple audio interface, maybe a MIDI keyboard, and a mic and/or guitar. Is there no way to show a simple hardware setup and then jump in and start recording an audio and MIDI track? Like right away? To see how the thing works for your average person who is not the top engineer in Nashville? It could be that Cubase is actually awesome for the home-based singer songwriter, or MIDI-based musician, or whatever non-super-big-time person you might be. But to find out if Cubase might be for you, go elsewhere. Here for video after video you will watch how to route a click track and special mix to sound booth three. That's not what I came here for. The first third of half of this belongs in a special series meant for big-budget engineers with ultra complex setups. Jeez!

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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

ave fuqua
Submitted 3 years ago

very informative

As always, a whole lot of information in every block. Some features showed you may not recognize for a long time.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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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 Pro 8 Explained® is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Much praise to this series for helping an old dog learn new tricks, I used Cubase VST32 and SX back in the day and these videos are excellent in helping me brush up on modern Cubase. Everything is explained in full detail and the instructor shows you what a powerful piece of software it is, with examples on configs, presets, setups, etc. to help your workflow and get down to making music. Bottom line, if you are frustrated with trying to figure everything out on your own like I was, I highly recommend this series.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from all i can say is thankyou very pleased to have all this imformation
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Clear and concise I am working my way through this program in stages as time allows. I have had Cubase 8/8.5 for a year now and though I have learned a fair amount from other videos available, I have found these units to be really clear and concise.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful indeed I'm looking forward to using this
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from cool this video is excellent for beginners.. thanx for video
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear and concise Very pleased with my purchase. Early indications are very positive. Clearly these tutorials will fast track me and provide a pleasing and entertaining environment.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great In-Depth Training This is a great in-depth Cubase training. This will teach you the fundamentals of setting up Cubase, setting up inputs/outputs, recording audio, managing the audio, thorough explanation of the mixer, sends, pre-fader/post fader effects, etc. Just a great technical, in-depth training of the fundamentals. You won't find much regarding MIDI, VST instruments, and looping however, but still a great training.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Pretty good overview for new users of Cubase I'm in the middle of the painful process of switching DAWs from Sonar, which I have used since the early 90s, to Cubase and these videos provide a great overview of Cubase functionality. Cubase is very versatile and these videos focus more on this versatility than audio/MIDI tricks.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from Mind Bogglingly and Unnecessarily Complex. I don't own nor have ever used Cubase. I watched a number of these videos from the beginning to get a taste. It doesn't taste good. We start with installation and then go through an endless array, video after video, of setting up an entire production studio including submixes to various headphones, and on and on. Look. Most people have a simple audio interface, maybe a MIDI keyboard, and a mic and/or guitar. Is there no way to show a simple hardware setup and then jump in and start recording an audio and MIDI track? Like right away? To see how the thing works for your average person who is not the top engineer in Nashville? It could be that Cubase is actually awesome for the home-based singer songwriter, or MIDI-based musician, or whatever non-super-big-time person you might be. But to find out if Cubase might be for you, go elsewhere. Here for video after video you will watch how to route a click track and special mix to sound booth three. That's not what I came here for. The first third of half of this belongs in a special series meant for big-budget engineers with ultra complex setups. Jeez!
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very informative As always, a whole lot of information in every block. Some features showed you may not recognize for a long time.
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial but at too fast a pace Really interesting but the fast pace is presented kind of throws me off and gets me lost at times. Dave talks as if he was been chased by who knows what, really fast and rushed!. One has to concentrate at times or rewind to understand/grasp what he is saying.
Date published: 2016-03-03
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