Cubase Tutorial

Cubase 6 Advanced

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Locate and Select

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    Tutorial 1

    Set Locators


    This video shows various ways to set the locators and demonstrates cycle and skip cycle.

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    Tutorial 2

    Range Selection Tool


    The range tool is explored and demonstrated. Learn how to make selections and to copy just a piece of an event or section of a song.

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    Tutorial 3

    Scrub, Edit History & Misc.


    The Play/Scrub tool is demonstrated, Edit History is explained. Coloring and naming events is reviewed.

Editing and Event Display Preferences

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    Tutorial 4

    Editing Preferences Pt. 1


    The general preferences for editing are covered in this video.

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    Tutorial 5

    Editing Preferences Pt. 2


    Some of the preferences and settings pertaining to editing MIDI and audio are explained. Working with tool modifiers and tool preferences are demonstrated.

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    Tutorial 6

    General Event Display


    General event display preferences are explained and demonstrated.

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    Tutorial 7

    Audio Event Display Preferences


    Audio event display preferences are explained and demonstrated.

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    Tutorial 8

    MIDI Event Display Preferences


    MIDI display preferences are explained and demonstrated.

Key Commands

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    Tutorial 9

    Key Commands


    Get a complete overview of the Key Command window. Create key commands, import and save settings and set up a macro are amongst covered topics.

Working with Audio and MIDI

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    Tutorial 10

    Audio Part Editor


    Get an overview, learn to navigate and play slices and selections. Edit a drum loop, add a second loop and move sounds into the first loop.

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    Tutorial 11

    Audio & MIDI Comping


    Work with audio and MIDI comp lanes creating and editing selections to arrive at the perfect performance. Delete overlaps, add crossfades, and bounce selection to disk (audio) and Merge MIDI to Loop.

MIDI Editors

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    Tutorial 12

    MIDI Editor Overview


    Get to know the layout and how to customize it in this first video. Set preferences, learn to view multiple parts and more.

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    Tutorial 13

    The Tool Bar Pt. 1


    The tool bar items are explored. Manipulate existing notes and adding notes with the pencil and line tools demonstrated.

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    Tutorial 14

    The Tool Bar Pt. 2


    Part two continues with the Tool Bar items. Edit menu items are also covered.

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    Tutorial 15

    Using MIDI Input


    The virtual keyboard is explained along with entering notes using Step and MIDI input. The Transpose tab features are covered as well.

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    Tutorial 16

    Controller Lanes Pt. 1


    Learn how to work with controller lanes. Add, delete, customize. Editing velocity is demonstrated.

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    Tutorial 17

    Controller Lanes Pt. 2


    Using snap mode and quantize settings to create controller information is demonstrated. Cut, copy, paste, delete and the selection range box are covered.

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    Tutorial 18

    The Legato Tab


    Learn the ins and outs of the Legato tab features. Lengthen, shorten, fix, eliminate note overlaps and more.

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    Tutorial 19

    Quantize Pt. 1


    Part one gives a quick overview of the Quantize features and covers quantizing note start, end and lengths. Auto apply and freeze are covered as well.

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    Tutorial 20

    Quantize Pt. 2


    Part two is an in-depth demonstration of the Quantize panel. Learn how to use swing, catch, Non-Q , iQ. and much more. (This panel is used for quantizing audio as well.)

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    Tutorial 21

    Arpache SX


    Get an overview of MIDI inserts and a good look at the Arpache SX arpeggiator in action. The Classic mode features are demonstrated in detail.

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    Tutorial 22

    Note Expression 1 of 2


    The Note Expression tab parameters are explained. View and filter information, map MIDI controller information to note expression parameters. An overview of the Note Expression Editor is given.

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    Tutorial 23

    Note Expression 2 of 2


    Learn how to create and edit note expression on one or multiple notes. Copy one parameter to another and one or all note expression parameters to one or more notes.

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    Tutorial 24

    List Editor


    The workings of the List Editor are explored here. Sort, filter, and edit MIDI notes parameters are all covered.

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    Tutorial 25

    Score Editor Introduction


    Some of the features of the Score Editor are touched on here. Open one or more tracks, change clefs, display quantize, add, copy, paste and edit notes and basic layout and print setup are covered.

The Sample Editor

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    Tutorial 26

    Overview & Toolbar


    Get an overview of the Sample Editor layout. Many of the Toolbar items are covered.

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    Tutorial 27

    Toolbar, Info Line & Range Tab


    Coverage of Toolbar items is completed and the Info Line is explained. The Range tab is also covered.

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    Tutorial 28

    Overview Line & Regions


    Learn how the Overview Line shows the entire audio clip and viewing selections and also how to navigate with it. The Regions pane is explained.

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    Tutorial 29

    Using Inspector Tabs


    Analyze a drum loop in the Definitions Tab, add Musical mode it will adjust to the project tempo. Add a swing feel in the AudioWarp tab and reverse a hi hat in the Process tab.

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    Tutorial 30

    Hitpoints Tab Pt. 1


    Within the Hitpoint tab create and edit hitpoints, use slicing to create an audio part and apply Auto Fades at the track level.

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    Tutorial 31

    Hitpoints Tab Pt. 2


    Learn to create a Groove Quantize template from a drum loop. Apply it to a MIDI bass line, convert it into MIDI and use Groove Agent to play back the MIDI event.

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    Tutorial 32

    VariAudio Tab Segments


    Analyze an audio file in the VariAudio tab and use the created segments to define an edit area. Segments can be adjusted in length, cut and glued.

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    Tutorial 33

    VariAudio Tab Pitch


    Using Pitch & Warp mode learn to pitch-shift a segment’s audio. Within a segment you can pitch-shift by modifying the micro-pitch curves.

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    Tutorial 34

    VariAudio Tab Warp


    In Pitch & Warp mode use a MIDI controller to change pitch of a note. Stretch, compress and snap them to grid. Pitch to MIDI and Flatten are also covered.

Advanced Track Features

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    Tutorial 35

    Folder & Group Channel Tracks


    Get to know the different folder tracks and how to create and add tracks. Create a Group Channel track and assign track outputs to this bus.

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    Tutorial 36

    Marker Track


    Create a Marker track, add position and cycle markers. Learn the features of the Marker Window and how navigate and zoom with markers.

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    Tutorial 37

    Arranger Track


    Create a Arranger track, add events and create Arranger Chains. Learn to work in the Arranger Editor window.

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    Tutorial 38

    Signature / Tempo Track & Time Warp Tool


    Use the Signature and Tempo tracks to create and modify signatures and tempos. The Process Bars and Process Tempo windows are explored along with the Tempo Track Editor.

The Media Bay

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    Tutorial 39



    Get a tour of the Media Bay and learn how to find, activate and filter out media locations. Use the Location pane to quickly go to favorite locations.

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    Tutorial 40

    Results & Attributes


    This video does an overview of the Results list showing how to modify the layout and use filters. The Previewer section is demonstrated and the Attribute Inspector layout, filters and creating and editing attributes are covered.

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    Tutorial 41



    Learn about the deep search features in the Media Bay. Both Logical and Attribute systems are explained

Using Automation

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    Tutorial 42

    Track Automation


    This first of three videos gives an overview of working with track automation. Set up automation tracks, enable read/write, choose parameters, write automation and more.

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    Tutorial 43

    The Automation Panel


    This middle video looks at the Panel automation settings, suspend read and write, and the show filter.

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    Tutorial 44

    Trim & Fill


    This last video demonstrates the difference between touch and auto-latch modes. Working with trim is demonstrated along the fill modes.

Control Room Mixer

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    Tutorial 45

    Control Room Mixer Pt. 1


    This first video shows how to set up the control room mixer channels in the VST Connections window. The different channel types are explained as they are added. The mixer interface is given a quick overview as well.

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    Tutorial 46

    Control Room Mixer Pt. 2


    Setting up the studio sends is shown, both manually and using settings from the Project Window mixer. Monitoring different sources and the features of the control channel are covered. Control Room Overview is explained.

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Learn all about locating and selecting, advanced editing, key commands, comping audio and MIDI tracks, advanced MIDI editors, the Sample Editor, advanced track features, the Media Bay, using automation, control room mixers and so much more.

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Still worth watching !!!

Even though I'm now working with Cubase Pro 8.5, it is worth watching these videos. I think if you want to know your DAW in depth, you need to learn every aspect of your software. Many things are not new to me, but here and there I discovered things that are really useful.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing a bit of guitar and piano in the mid-60’s as a small child. Nothing really stuck until my first electric guitar and ensuing garage band in high school. By my last year of high school I was studying jazz guitar and the music bug had bitten.

2. What training have you had?

I went on to get a BFA in music (magna cum laude) from Cornish College of the Arts, emphasizing jazz guitar. Faculty at that time included Gary Peacock, Art Lande and Marius Nordal. I also completed the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, where I studied with Hummie Mann. Additionally, I have become a certified trainer for Apple’s Logic Pro software on versions 6, 7, and 8.

3. When did you get into recording?

My first home recording gear was purchased in the mid ‘80s. It consisted of a Tascam Porta One and a Roland 505 drum machine. By the late 80’s the Atari 1040 ST and Logic’s predecessor, Notator 2.0 were purchased. Digital audio didn’t arrive at the home studio until the early ‘90’s, with Digidesign’s Session 8.

4. People you have worked with/for?

My professional career has included working with Pavarotti, Vic Damone and Diahann Carroll. I have written music for commercials on television and radio and scored independent films. Studio work includes performing on as well as arranging and producing many CD projects. I have also helped many Seattle area musicians work with Logic.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I draw from my formal education, 4 years of running the Seattle Logic User Group, over 20 years of teaching music at the community college level and 30 years real-world experience working in the music business to give you a lot of insights and tips and tricks on how to use Logic to help create and refine your work.

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Cubase 6 Advanced is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Still worth watching !!! Even though I'm now working with Cubase Pro 8.5, it is worth watching these videos. I think if you want to know your DAW in depth, you need to learn every aspect of your software. Many things are not new to me, but here and there I discovered things that are really useful.
Date published: 2016-12-22