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Cubase 6 Tips and Tricks

Keith Gemmell
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Normally £9.95. Special internet price of £7.95

244 x 172 mm * 200 pages * ISBN 9781906005191

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It's a gem. .. definitely a worthwhile companion to invest in. More than enough here to make it worth the cost.
Keyboard Player,

Everything you need to know about working with Cubase. 9 stars.
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* Recording, editing, mixing and mastering
* Time saving shortcuts
* Cubase 6’s hidden secrets
* Become a power user
* Improve your workflow

Cubase 6 is undoubtedly one of the most powerful MIDI and audio production environments around – but are you realizing its full potential? This highly readable book is crammed with practical ‘insider’ tips and tricks on using the program creatively.

Keep it by you as you work. You’ll find it not only a great companion for troubleshooting and advice but also a source of inspiration. Discover the art of recording, arranging, editing, using plug-ins and VST instruments, processing audio and mixing – all within the realms of Cubase 6.

Cubase 6 contains many new features and this book includes the new drum editing and replacement tools, advanced tempo detection, audio quantization, track comping, VST Expression 2, guitar amp modeling and the brand new VST workstation, HALion Sonic SE.


1 Setup tips
A few tips on setting up your system and driver selection.

2 Working methods
Tips and advice on improving your workflow including preferences, project setups, layouts, key commands, media bay management, track presets editor choices and more.

3 Project window
Make the most of this feature-packed page - new track comping and multitrack recording features, toolbar shortcuts, info line, different track types and their settings, range selections and actions, transport panel configuration, markers, locators and much more.

4 Mixer tips
Mixing tracks is a crucial part of any project and, among others, we have tips on using the channel window, saving mixer settings, linking channels, automation data, inserted plug-ins, group tracks and channel routing.

5 Audio recording
Dozens of tips on recording - virtual guitar amps, events, clips, files, inputs, outputs, bus naming, sample rates and record formats. Avoiding clipping and distortion, plug-ins, warming up audio signals, and general multitrack recording tips can also be found here.

6 MIDI recording
If you’re using VST instruments then you will be using MIDI - tips here cover many aspects of MIDI and Instrument tracks including cycle recording, performance, pitch bend, modulation, applying legato, note velocities, step sequencing, Step Designer, hidden data and VST Expressions.

7 Time and tempo
Tips on tempo changes, using the metronome, beat calculation, tempo mapping and more.

8 Inspector tips
The incredibly useful Inspector now appears in the Key, Score and Drum editors as well as the Project window. This chapter includes tips on track presets, input transform and track parameters.

9 Key Editor
The most used editor for all things MIDI - VST Expression 2, velocity values, step input, splitting notes, controller lane usage, chord recognition, independent track looping, and multiple part editing are just a few of the topics covered in this chapter.

10 List Editor
Masking events with the Filter Bar, set up bars, moving data, editing system exclusive data - it’s all covered in our List editor tips and tricks.

11 Score Editor
Dozens of tips on preparing and editing notated scores - score settings, score event layers, staff splitpoints, guitar tablature and more.

12 Drum tracks
Virtual drum tips - understanding drum mapping, which editors to use for specific tasks, speedy beat entry, realistic performance, working with MIDI drum tracks using Groove Agent ONE and Beat Designer.

13 Logical Editor
Tips on using the powerful Logical editor including filtering info and exploring theLogical editor factory presets.

14 Audio editing
Time stretching, regions, VarAudio, Pitch Correct, Normalizing, Sample Editor Overview and tips on using the audio pool to find missing files and reconstructing deleted files.

15 Quantizing
Tips on MIDI and audio quantizing, Groove quantize, advanced quantize and more.

16 Loops and Hitpoints
Transient (beat) detection, tempo detection, drum replacement, loop slicing, hitpoints editing, quantizing loops and the updated Loopmash plug-in are all covered here.

17 Automation
Automation is continually being redefined in Cubase and the latest developments are covered in this chapter plus automating REVerence, automatic gain riding and merging MIDI controller data.

Appendix 1: Default key commands
Appendix 2: Tools summary
Appendix 3: Useful contacts



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