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Cubase Pro 8 Explained®

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    Introduction (2:19)


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    Installation & Authorization (5:15)


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    First Launch: Hardware Setup (8:34)


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    Software Setup (9:20)


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    Project Setup & File Management (9:52)


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    VST Connections (7:43)


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    Control Room Pt. 1 (6:10)


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    Control Room Pt. 2 (11:23)


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    Interface Overview (11:05)


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    Window Management & Workspaces (11:58)


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    Adding Tracks & Track Basics (8:13)


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    Customizing Tracks (8:00)


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    Track Controls Settings (5:46)


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    Track Folding (6:39)


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    Audio Tracks (11:52)


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    Group Tracks (10:14)


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    FX Tracks (10:25)


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    Recording (9:21)


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    Object Handling (8:25)


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    Media Management (11:02)


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    Mix Console & Export (11:08)


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 9 months 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 10 months ago

all i can say is thankyou

very pleased to have all this imformation

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CBCB
Submitted 1 year 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 1 year ago

Very helpful indeed

I'm looking forward to using this

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Cubase

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VOLTAge
Submitted 1 year 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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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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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