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Cubase - Working Outside of the Box

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  • Input Configuration 2:39

    Input Configuration

    Starting from the very beginning, Paul shows you how to save your own input configuration to make the most of your available inputs, and set yourself up for the first device.

  • First Connections & Recording a Single Synth 4:21

    First Connections & Recording a Single Synth

    In this video, see how to work in multiple layers using only a single external synth. Paul also covers Monitoring Preferences and how to get the most out of just one device.

  • Introducing MIDI 5:49

    Introducing MIDI

    Still using only one synth, Paul now reveals how to capture and print MIDI data to audio, and talks about organizational approaches to handling multiple pairs of MIDI and audio tracks, as well as how to go back and make edits to your overdubs.

  • Multiple MIDI Devices 8:48

    Multiple MIDI Devices

    Now look at multiple USB MIDI devices, as well as how to change their displayed name in Cubase. Paul also shows you how to use negative track delay to compensate for hardware latency.

  • Setting Up External Instruments 8:42

    Setting Up External Instruments

    In this video, see how to configure your external synths to function like VST Instrument Tracks, eliminating the need for separate audio and MIDI tracks, as well as some of the shortcomings of using this method.

  • Using MIDI Clock 3:48

    Using MIDI Clock

    Discover how to set up Cubase to send the project tempo to your devices via MIDI clock, as well as ideas on how to use their pattern sequencers in a performance context.

  • MIDI CC & Program Change 7:38

    MIDI CC & Program Change

    Learn how to automate and control your devices using MIDI Continuous Controller messages in note clips or track automation lanes, and access multiple sounds from a single device using program change messages.

  • Using MIDI Thru & Expanding Ports 7:38

    Using MIDI Thru & Expanding Ports

    Paul now reveals how to daisy chain multiple MIDI devices into a single 16 channel MIDI port, which is useful for those older devices that don't support USB MIDI. You'll also get some tips and solutions for expanding the number of MIDI ports in your system.

  • Hardware Style Sequencing In Cubase & Exporting 11:13

    Hardware Style Sequencing In Cubase & Exporting

    Wrapping it up, Paul shows you how to bridge the gap between hardware and software style sequencing using Cubase's pattern sequencers. Learn how to automate their patterns, as well as real time solutions for rendering and exporting your tracks to WAV files.

Product Overview


Studio master Paul Ortiz brings you the video tutorials you've always wanted when needing to hook up external synths to your Cubase DAW system! Get all the basic questions answered as well as info on more advanced topics and solutions.

Designed for the beginner to working with external synths in Cubase, Paul starts at the beginning showing you how to save your own input configuration to make the most of your available inputs, and set yourself up for the first device.

Then it's onto making your first connections and recording a single synth, layering parts as you go to create your full production, using only a single external synth. You'll also get tips on ways to monitor your external synth, and how to get the most out of just one device.

Still using only one synth, Paul now reveals how to capture and print MIDI data to audio, and talks about organizational approaches to handling multiple pairs of MIDI and audio tracks, as well as how to go back and make edits to your overdubs.

For the rest of the video tutorials you'll explore more advanced topics such as configuring your external synths to function like VST Instrument Tracks, using MIDI Clock, MIDI CC and Program Changes, MIDI Thru, Expanding Ports and more!

Wrapping it all up, Paul explains how to bridge the gap between hardware and software style sequencing using Cubase's pattern sequencer, as well as real-time solutions for rendering and exporting your tracks to WAV files.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more detailed info. If you're new to Cubase and its external routing capabilities, or just want some more info on the topic of hooking up and routing external synths in Cubase, this series is a must see.. watch "Cubase - Working Outside of the Box" today!


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