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Cubase Pro 8.5 Update Explained®

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    Workflow Improvements

    Welcome to What's New in Cubase Pro 8.5! Let's dive in and take a look at some of the new GUI and workflow enhancements.

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    MediaBay Enhancements

    The MediaBay has been improved in many ways, including a redesigned docking system, memo recorder, and integration enhancements.

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    Track & Mixer Features

    In this video we’ll take a look at the new hover controls, new track insert options and some of the other added features dealing with tracks.

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    Track Import

    You can import tracks directly from other projects.

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    MIDI Improvements

    Simplify your work in the drum editor with visibility agents, and learn to fly when composing MIDI with your mouse.

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    If you thought Chord Pads were a creative addition, wait until you see the new Sections feature. Also check out how to customize chord symbols.

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    A Ruler That Rocks

    Check out the new ruler features that make navigating a breeze, and control your locators like never before.

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    Make use of the transport like never before and control your project in a new simple way by making use of several new recording features.

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    Intro to Retrologue 2

    Meet Retrologue's new brother, Retrologue 2.

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    Audio Export

    Update and customize naming schemes quickly and easily with presets and a new drag and drop function.

Product Overview

Cubase master Dave Askew returns to show you the latest features of the Cubase 8.5 update with this series of in-depth video tutorials.

Dave dives right into an exploration of the workflow improvements, including changes to the GUI. Then it’s a demonstration of how to use the redesigned MediaBay.

Moving on, Dave reveals the new Hover Controls, Insert Options and features that deal with Individual Tracks and the Mixer.

This leads directly into a video explaining the new Track Import functionality, so you can import tracks directly from other projects with ease.

The next series of videos cover some of the creative Arrangement and MIDI enhancements. First, the improvements in the Drum Editor and other MIDI composing features are covered.

Then Dave demonstrates how Chord Pads have been improved with customizable chord symbols, and the new features of the Ruler and the Transport.

Dave then explores the new Retrologue 2 Synthesizer and how you can update and customize your naming scheme with the new Audio Export enhancements.

If you’re new to Cubase Pro 8 or an experienced user looking to gain more insight into the latest update, watch “Cubase 8.5 Update Explained” today!

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Cubase Pro 8.5 Update Explained® is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Engaging and Informative! Addressed a specific gap in my knowledge
Date published: 2020-08-25
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Speed freak Good series , but the first half was difficult to absorb , and was like the presenter was on speed. Note ; I am a Pro Tools user watching this series as I am considering Cubase for composing .., and would like to also learn / reference from this series as I watch it should I end up buying Cubase , rather than unnecessarily Pause-Rewind-Pause-Rewind all the way through - a more relaxed pace could have achieved this in the one sitting. Another negative IMO was : in the first hald of the series it felt like someone edited out out all the breaths /pauses his spoken sentences. My brain felt like it was ping-ponging around inside my skull trying keep up with the rapid fire info Overall an OK series , and points off for rushing the first half .;)
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent as usual I have purchased most of Dave's Cubase tutorials since I began using Cubase. His "8.5 explained" is, as usual, a great piece of work. His explanation of the new features are right on but you have to go through the course a few times because he moves just a little faster than my 61 year old brain can absorb. I hope he comes out with another course that goes into a little more detail such as how he had Sony loops added into his Media Bay. Either way I will still follow any more tutorials offered by Dave in Groove 3!
Date published: 2016-06-16
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