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Whats New in Cubase 8

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    Tutorial 1

    Interface Improvements


    Welcome! Discover whats new in Cubase Pro 8. In this video we'll focus on the enhancements made to the Cubase UI and talk about some of the performance improvements.

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    Tutorial 2

    MIDI Tempo Detection


    Lets take a look at how we can use MIDI tempo detection to create even more expressive music when composing with MIDI.

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    Tutorial 3

    Chord Pads


    Discover a new and unique way of composing music on the fly with Chord Pads. Whether you need new chord inspirations or could use a helping hand playing and notating complex chords, this is an indispensable new feature.

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    Tutorial 4

    Acoustic Agent SE


    Creating MIDI drum parts have never been easier with the new Acoustic Agent kit for Groove Agent SE.

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    Tutorial 5

    Rock Pop Toolbox


    Explore the new construction kits from producer Allen Morgan. These great sounding projects include everything you need from Groove Agent kits and loops, to track presets.

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    Tutorial 6



    Here we'll take a look at the new VST Bass Amp which is a perfect compliment to the VST Amp Rack. We'll explore the new Quadrafuzz v2 plugin, and take a look at the new EQ features.

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    Tutorial 7

    Render in Place


    Learn how to use this powerful new feature which not only saves countless hours of rendering and importing, but also tons of CPU power.

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    Tutorial 8

    Plug-In Manager


    Explore the brand new plugin manager and see how we can create our own sortable collections of VST's and VSTi's.

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    Tutorial 9

    Mixing Enhancements


    Here we'll learn about how flexible it is to link tracks with the new VCA fader track. We'll also take a look at the all new virgin territories automation feature.

Cubase master Dave Askew returns with a series that describes the new features that Steinberg has added to Cubase Pro 8, and shows you the differences between the latest and greatest version of Cubase and earlier versions.

Dave starts by explaining the improvements with the interface. He then dives into MIDI Tempo Detection and Chord Pads. That leads into Acoustic Agent SE, and its new drum kit.

The new Rock Pop Construction Kits from producer Allen Morgan are then discussed and demonstrated, as are the new Bass Amp, Quadrafuzz v2, and new EQ features. Dave also covers the new Plug-In Manager, which is the best way to organize all the new and existing VSTs.

After covering the new Instruments and Construction Kits, Dave explores the powerful new Render In Place feature. Finally, Dave reveals the new mixing enhancements such as Track Linking and new Automation Features.

If you're curious about what's new in Cubase Pro 8 or an experienced user who wants to make sure you didn't miss any of the new features, watch "What's New In Cubase Pro 8" today!

Peter K
Submitted 1 year ago

Quick and effective

Well done quick go-through of the new features. The presenter is focused on the subjects and very effective. I love these 1 hours long tutorials!

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've been a musician since a very early age starting with playing the trumpet, guitar, bass, and piano. Not the drums though, my brother got those genes. I am an excellent finger drummer though to say the least!

2. What training have you had?

For formal training I took regular music lessons in grade school and high school which were fortified with training from private tutors. After school I joined the Army band and went through the Army School of Music as well. I'd like to say that most of what I've learned though came through experience and having hands-on opportunities.

3. When did you get into recording?

During my stay in the Army I was the live sound manager. I loved operating the mixing board but I loathed the 'live' environment. I truly enjoyed making things sound great but I didn't like the fact that there is so little room for error in the live setting. I had wished for more time to invest in being able to make something that sounds ok, turn into something phenomenal. I started by recording our Army band performances on a Yamaha AW1600 for fun, but really enjoyed that I could capture that moment then take my time to make it sound amazing without having to worry about the crowd booing. The rest is history!

4. People you have worked with/for?

A few musical highlights have been running live sound for the President of the US, and doing some on the side tech work for the band Dope. I also was able to work with Virus on one of his side projects. Over the years though my focus has been mainly in customer service and tech, so I've talked with thousands of industry professionals on a daily basis which have truly been too numerous to name individually.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Growing up I always felt that I spent a lot of time training myself how to do things, but oddly enough I always thought I'd never make a great teacher even though I'm a geek through and through. In the early part of my career I turned down so many opportunities to teach music and engineering. I think part of that came with my own insecurity of not having the formal education that society tells us that we need to succeed. It took a lot of time, practice, and personal education to get me past that hump of feeling confident in trusting that what I taught myself was legit. I've finally reached a point where I feel like I have a lot to offer in terms of knowledge, but most of it has come through investing the time with having the hands on experience that not even formally educated people get sometimes. I truly believe the best way to learn something is to get your hands on it and immerse yourself in every little detail. Groove 3 is a great avenue to be able to share that knowledge.

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Whats New in Cubase 8 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Quick and effective Well done quick go-through of the new features. The presenter is focused on the subjects and very effective. I love these 1 hours long tutorials!
Date published: 2016-08-19