Mastering Cubase Pro

The ultra popular “Mastering Cubase” series has been updated! This course now covers Cubase Pro 8, 8.5, and 9. For more information, or to sign up please visit http://www.lobe.com/masteringcubase/

Syllabus

Lesson 1: An Intro to Cubase
Topics:
The Transport Panel
The Project Window
Setting up the inspector
The Mixer

Lesson 2: Starting a Project
Topics:
Organizing your hard drives
Creating a new Cubase Pro project
Steinberg Hub templates
The Project Set-up panel
Sample rate, bit depth, and file type
The Device Set-up window
The VST Connections window

Lesson 3: Track Types
Topics:
What are tracks
Adding audio tracks
How Cubase Pro handles your files
FX Tracks & Sends
Marker & Ruler Tracks
Folder Tracks
Sampler Tracks
VCA Faders vs Group Tracks
Signature, Tempo, and, Arranger Tracks
Chord Tracks

Lesson 4: Recording
Topics:
Microphone Types
Recording Chain
Mic Pres
Audio Interfaces
Latency
The Control Room & Cue Mixes
Recording
Lanes
Track Versions

Lesson 5: The Cubase Mixer
Topics:
Configuring the Mixer
Creating link groups
Zones & Visability
The Channel Racks
EQ & Channel Strip
The Faders

Lesson 6: Editing
Topics:
What is an audio event?
Split tracks button, and the waveform amplifier
Using the tools in the toolbar
Processing events vs using plug-ins
Phase

Lesson 7: Using the Sample Editor
Topics:
Opening the sample editor
Hit Points
Audio Warp
Tuning with VariAudio
Processing events

Lesson 8: Tempo Correction
Part 1 – What is tempo correction?
Topics:
A short history on tempo correction
Using the third pointer tool mode
What is Cubase doing when you adjust the tempo?
Musical Mode in the Pool

Part 2 – Tempo Detection
Topics:
The time correction algorithms
Tempo Detection
Working with a tempo track
Set Definition from tempo
Tempo correction multiple tracks
Using Hit Points

Part 3 – Hit Points & Audio Warp
Topics:
Audio Warp
Quantizing audio

Lesson 9: MIDI, Virtual Instruments, and the Score Editor
Part 1 – MIDI
Topics:
What is MIDI?
Setting up your MIDI device
Adding a MIDI track and connecting a virtual instrument
The MIDI Key Editor
Expression Maps
Quantizing
VST 3.5

Part 2 – Virtual Instruments
Topics:
Mounting a virtual instrument
Groove Agent SE
Creating your own drum patch
Beat Designer
Halion Sonic SE
Loop Mash
Padshop
MIDI Control setup

Part 3 – The Score Editor
Topics:
Opening the Score Editor
The Staff tab
Display Quantize
Polyphonic tab
Adding chords
Adding lyrics
Using the Layout Tool
Creating an XML file

Lesson 10: The Media Bay, and the Pool
Topics:
Bring up the Media Bay
Scanning your drives
Searching for files
The Pool
Splitting up multi-channel files

Lesson 11: Mixing Part 1
Topics:
Using EQ’s
Using a Parametric EQ – including “Frequency”
Mid-side
Linear Phase EQ’s
Compressors
Limiters
New York Compression
Reverb

Lesson 12: Mixing Part 2
Topics:
What is automation?
Using the R and W buttons
Touch automation
Latch automation
Using the automation panel
Viewing the automation lanes
Stereo Panning
Surround Sound Panning
The Loudness Meter

Lesson 13: Finishing a Project
Topics:
44.1 vs 48 kHz
Exporting your mix
Uncompressed file types
Compressed file types
What are stem mixes?
Creating stem mixes using the channel batch export
A brief overview on mastering

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