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First Song with Cubase

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6 Videos | Length: 1hr 13min 11sec
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  • Creating an Intro 8:59

    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.

  • Drums & Bass 11:08

    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.

  • Developing the Verse 11:41

    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.

  • Building the Chorus 12:08

    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.

  • Chorus Continued 11:39

    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.

  • Arranging & Wrap Up 17:36

    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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