Cubase Tutorial

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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First Song with Cubase is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 15 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from NIce Great series. Straight and to the point.
Date published: 2021-05-10
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Helpful Good stuff
Date published: 2021-04-13
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very nice and informative Nice, brief and creative introduction to electronic an rock music recording in Cubase
Date published: 2020-12-17
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Right to the point This course is short and right to the point. Highly recommended
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from A Bit Disappointing Disappointed with instrument choice. Since this is a beginner course, why choose instruments from expensive add-on libraries ? When I want to follow along I do not have those instruments, Why not use instruments that come with Cubase Pro ? (or advise similar instruments for the purpose)
Date published: 2019-12-05
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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