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First Song with Cubase

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    Creating an Intro

    In this video you'll learn some basic program functionalities, including setting the project tempo, adding virtual instrument tracks, duplicating parts and doing some simple level adjustments.

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    Drums & Bass

    Next, Paul begins with crafting the song's verse, including drum programming as well as how to adjust note velocities to give your drum parts dynamics. You'll also learn how to create a bassline, using key commands in the note editor to manipulate note and perform some basic patch editing.

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    Developing the Verse

    In this video you'll continue to work on the verse section, including parameter automation, adding additional synth layers and introducing some acoustic drum elements.

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    Building the Chorus

    Now Paul introduces some heavier elements to the production. See how to set up an audio track for recording live guitar as well as some basic approaches to double tracking and grouping.

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    Chorus Continued

    In this video you'll continue to develop the chorus section by adding more layers, as well as revisiting the verse section and adding some transitional elements to bring the electronic and rock sections together.

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    Arranging & Wrap Up

    Finally, see how to use the existing sections to create a quick arrangement in preparation for a mix. Paul also briefly explores Musical Mode and the Audio Pool to get the audio files in the song to conform to tempo, allowing the tempo to be sped up, creating a whole new vibe!

Product Overview


Cubase wiz Paul Ortiz brings you the beginner’s guide to using Cubase to create your first song! Paul starts with a blank Cubase session and walks you through the entire process, with real-world examples and helpful tips.

Paul starts by welcoming you and then dives right in, showing basic program functionalities, including setting the project tempo, adding virtual instrument tracks, and more.

Next, you’ll get to work on the backbone of the song, the drums and bass. See how to develop the song’s verse, including parameter automation, adding additional synth layers and introducing some acoustic drum elements.

Paul now demonstrates how to build the chorus section, including how to set up an audio track for recording live guitar, as well as basic approaches to double tracking and grouping in Cubase and more.

Finally, Paul shows how to use the existing sections to create a quick arrangement in preparation for a mix, and also explores Cubase’s Musical Mode and Audio Pool to get the audio files in the song to conform to tempo, allowing the tempo to be sped up, creating a whole new vibe!

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you’re new to Cubase and are ready to see how to make your first masterpiece, this is the video series to watch. Get “First Song with Cubase” today.


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EllicotteVilleNY
Submitted 1 week ago

Fantastic.

So much useful information and creative workflow ideas.


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crosswins
Submitted 3 months ago

Really great, very helpful

I know Cubase reasonably well but seeing the speed achieved with some extra new keyboard shortcuts filled in some gaps for me. Great to see the musical ideas that were used.


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Dud64
Submitted 4 months ago

Great Overview of Cubase!

I thought this was a great overview of Cubase. It was great to hear everything the author was doing and learn his rationale. I only wish it continued into the mixing process.


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Nuntins
Submitted 6 months ago

Very helpful

:)

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Cubase, Reaper


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New2cubase
Submitted 1 year ago

Very useful tips

As a newbie to cubase,but not recording, there was lots of great little gems in this series which will be very useful to me next time I open cubase, thank you.


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Eltchin
Submitted 1 year ago

realy love it! but!

It will be great if you guys will add some english subtitles


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Chubby
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent Value... Well Done

A very good blend of electronic music with traditional electric rock guitars along with plenty of dynamic movement


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Stuart66
Submitted 1 year ago

Expanding the Knowledge

The videos on Groove3 are all really well constructed. in manageable chapters, with great presenters who know their stuff. I use them to fill in the gaps in my knowledge and viewing alternative ways to achieve my goals and improve work flow. Thanks to all involved!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Sound Designer


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Pete59
Submitted 1 year ago

Really interesting!!

Cool to see audio stretching in action. Loved the blending of acoustic and digital drum samples

I am a: Hobbyist


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Guiliano Lincoln
Submitted 1 year ago

Great Insight into composing in Cubase

Great job overall, learned a few new techniques into executing my work quickly.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cubase, Pro Tools


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EllicotteVilleNY
Submitted 1 week ago

Fantastic.

So much useful information and creative workflow ideas.

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crosswins
Submitted 3 months ago

Really great, very helpful

I know Cubase reasonably well but seeing the speed achieved with some extra new keyboard shortcuts filled in some gaps for me. Great to see the musical ideas that were used.

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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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Dud64
Submitted 4 months ago

Great Overview of Cubase!

I thought this was a great overview of Cubase. It was great to hear everything the author was doing and learn his rationale. I only wish it continued into the mixing process.

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Nuntins
Submitted 6 months ago

Very helpful

:)

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Cubase, Reaper

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New2cubase
Submitted 1 year ago

Very useful tips

As a newbie to cubase,but not recording, there was lots of great little gems in this series which will be very useful to me next time I open cubase, thank you.

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Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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Eltchin
Submitted 1 year ago

realy love it! but!

It will be great if you guys will add some english subtitles

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Chubby
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent Value... Well Done

A very good blend of electronic music with traditional electric rock guitars along with plenty of dynamic movement

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

Stuart66
Submitted 1 year ago

Expanding the Knowledge

The videos on Groove3 are all really well constructed. in manageable chapters, with great presenters who know their stuff. I use them to fill in the gaps in my knowledge and viewing alternative ways to achieve my goals and improve work flow. Thanks to all involved!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Sound Designer

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

Pete59
Submitted 1 year ago

Really interesting!!

Cool to see audio stretching in action. Loved the blending of acoustic and digital drum samples

I am a: Hobbyist

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Guiliano Lincoln
Submitted 1 year ago

Great Insight into composing in Cubase

Great job overall, learned a few new techniques into executing my work quickly.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cubase, Pro Tools

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've been working with computers and music from probably around five or six, when my parents first got an Atari with Cubase 2.0! Been hooked ever since.

2. What training have you had?

Mostly it comes from my parents. They're both songwriters and producers, so I grew up watching them and learning in their studio. More recently, just self-taught really.

3. When did you get into recording?

I guess I first started taking it seriously when I was around 15 or 16, which is when it became a bit more feasible to actually record at home and go beyond GM. That's when I started picking up other instruments aside from keyboard, guitar, bass, drums.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've just started working with the guys over at Red Bull Media House and am on my second album with them now! Some of my sound design work has found its way to the studios over at the likes of Blizzard, and I've done a great deal of custom composition and production music for library music companies both here in the UK and in the Unites States.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I just love helping people out I guess! Through my personal music projects I've connected with thousands of fans from across the world, and most of them are aspiring producers and musicians themselves. So it's nice to be part of a wider community of creative people and help them along the way, as others helped me.

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First Song with Cubase is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Fantastic. So much useful information and creative workflow ideas.
Date published: 2019-04-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really great, very helpful I know Cubase reasonably well but seeing the speed achieved with some extra new keyboard shortcuts filled in some gaps for me. Great to see the musical ideas that were used.
Date published: 2019-01-25
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great Overview of Cubase! I thought this was a great overview of Cubase. It was great to hear everything the author was doing and learn his rationale. I only wish it continued into the mixing process.
Date published: 2018-12-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful :)
Date published: 2018-10-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very useful tips As a newbie to cubase,but not recording, there was lots of great little gems in this series which will be very useful to me next time I open cubase, thank you.
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from realy love it! but! It will be great if you guys will add some english subtitles
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Value... Well Done A very good blend of electronic music with traditional electric rock guitars along with plenty of dynamic movement
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Expanding the Knowledge The videos on Groove3 are all really well constructed. in manageable chapters, with great presenters who know their stuff. I use them to fill in the gaps in my knowledge and viewing alternative ways to achieve my goals and improve work flow. Thanks to all involved!
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Really interesting!! Cool to see audio stretching in action. Loved the blending of acoustic and digital drum samples
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Great Insight into composing in Cubase Great job overall, learned a few new techniques into executing my work quickly.
Date published: 2017-11-01
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