001 Killing With Cubase: Getting Started

Part 1 of Killing With Cubase. Tutorials designed to get you started with Cubase fast and easy.

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  • Bernie LaBarge
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    Thanks for the valiant effort, but your ad libs, along with the fact that it sounds as if you're sucking on a cough drop, distracted me to the point of confusion. Perhaps you could consider making yourself an outline first. I mean this in the nicest way possible.

  • recordingreview
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    Yeah, I'm not sure if anyone knows EVERYTHING about a software program. These things have taken decades of progress to be all things to all people. I don't think I want to know everything they can do. SMILEY

  • ceounicom
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    p.s. when I first used Cubase in the late 90s I thought it was too complicated for me, and ended up using SONAR because it was more just simple "recording+MIDI" barebones (+ DST & VST instruments & FX)… never needed all the extra features. Ended up migrating to ProTools MT at some point, but in the end still never used more than 20% of any DAW system capabilities over 10+yrs of tracking stuff.

  • ceounicom
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    Great advice about DAW use = "you DONT NEED EVERYTHING!!" A big problem with people who get started using SW recording platforms is that they feel compelled to start 'trying out' all the gizmos in the system, and quickly get bogged down in 'recording with their mouse' rather than just doing 'tracking, editing, processing, mixdown' stuff that is akin to using tape and hardware. People get lost in SW features real quick. Focus on what you NEED to do!

  • recordingreview
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    Hey dude, Guitar Rig 4 and Overloud Th2 work as inserts just like EQ or compression. If they aren't showing up in your plugins go to Devices > Plugin Information. There's an "Update" button at the top. It'll go through all your plugins (may take a minute or two) and find them. If this doesn't work, make sure you've got the Guitar Rig .dll file in the correct VST folder. That's easy to mess up these days with multiple VST folders.

  • Aditya Bakshi
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    I saw most of your videos!!! But can you please tell me how to use VST plugins like Guitar Rig 4, Overloud Th2 with Cubase? They don't seem to be listed in the VST instruments menu 🙁

  • recordingreview
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    @ChadWork1 These tutorials were done on Cubase 5, but Cubase 6 is supposed to be here yesterday. I know they changed almost nothing between Cubase SX3 and Cubase 5 so I'm not expecting any miracles. In fact, I was shocked by the near-zero learning curve of upgrading to 5. I am excited about multi-track lane editing, which should be awesome for drums….always a pain in the ass with Cubase 5 and lower.

  • recordingreview
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    @MercyStudios Thanks for the tip. I guess I could have re-read the entire manual to get familiar with all their proprietary terms. The beauty of the video is I can shake the "thingy" on the screen and people will know what I'm referring to.

  • recordingreview
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    @hazardouslee1 My system runs very, very well. Macs are a different tool with a different design philosophy. I'm nerdy, don't mind building my own computers, and have work on them if things go wrong. The additional costs of Mac won't benefit me as much as users from less-nerdy places.

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