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Going Pro with Cubase® 5

Book Description

"Going Pro with Cubase 5" provides an expert-level guidebook that addresses the needs of the professional Cubase user. The book picks up where the manual leaves off, guiding you through advanced editing, recording, and production techniques specific to Cubase, with many expert tips and tricks along the way. Covering the latest version of Cubase, the easy-to- follow, yet professional-level tutorials allow you to get the most out of your software and take the next step towards mastery.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About the Author
  4. Introduction
    1. From One Pro to Another
      1. What Exactly Will This Book Cover?
    2. Let’s Go Pro!
  5. 1. Sharpening Your Cubase 5 Battle Axe
    1. Setting Up External MIDI Controllers
      1. Steinberg’s CC121
      2. Getting Physical with the CC121 Metronome
      3. Turning a Generic Controller into a Dream Controller
      4. M-Audio’s Oxygen 49
    2. Organizing Creative Media and the MediaBay
      1. Auditioning Loops in the MediaBay
      2. Auditioning VST Instruments in the MediaBay
      3. Auditioning Projects Using the MediaBay
    3. Creating Templates for a Speedy Startup
      1. Diving In and Taking Control of Your Templates
    4. Organizing Your Plug-Ins
    5. Creating the Perfect “Battlefield”—Setting Your Preferences
      1. Preference Automation
      2. Optimization and Warning Suppression
      3. Customization
    6. Saving Your Work Could Save Your Career
    7. Time-Saving Steps—Setting Up Key Commands and Macros
    8. Juggling Windows When the Pressure Is On
    9. More Steps to Save Yourself a Few Headaches
  6. 2. Maximizing MIDI in Cubase 5
    1. Monitoring Raw MIDI
    2. Using the New Virtual Keyboard
    3. Advanced Quantize and Groove Features
      1. Quantizing MIDI Parts to an Audio Groove
      2. Adjusting the Quantization and Feel of the Groove in Real Time
    4. Advanced MIDI Effects and Modifiers
      1. Category 1: The MIDI Modifiers
      2. Category 2: Musical and Tonal Altering Effects
      3. Category 3: MIDI Tool and Controls
      4. Category 4: Programmers
    5. Creating Editable MIDI Parts from MIDI Effects
    6. Advanced MIDI Functions
    7. Utilizing the List and Logical Editors
      1. List Editor
      2. Logical Editor
    8. Automating MIDI in the Project Window
    9. Using LoopMash to Take Your Old Loops to New and Interesting Places
      1. Editing Loops Within LoopMash
      2. Performing and Recording LoopMash Grooves
        1. Recording via Automation
        2. Recording via MIDI
        3. Recording Live to an Audio Track
    10. Using Groove Agent ONE with the MediaBay
      1. Dropping Individual Drum Samples into Groove Agent ONE
      2. Transferring an Audio Drum Loop via Slices into Groove Agent ONE
      3. Creating a MIDI Track to Trigger a Sliced and Imported Audio Loop
    11. Step Programming Drum Beats with Beat Designer
    12. VST Instruments in Cubase 5
      1. Tips When Using VST Instruments
  7. 3. Taking Audio to the Limit in Cubase 5
    1. Working with the MR816 CSX
    2. Quick Audio Cleanup
    3. A General Overview of Audio Editing
    4. Using the Offline Process History
    5. Using Cubase 5 with WaveLab 6.0
      1. Using WaveLab to Prepare Your Files for Cubase
      2. Finalizing Your Mixes in WaveLab
    6. Quantizing Audio
    7. Changing Audio Groove Tempos via Audio Slices
    8. Working with Free Tempo Recordings
      1. Re-creating the Grid Based on the Free Tempo Recording
      2. Making Timing Adjustments to Free Tempo Recordings
    9. Using Musical Mode (AudioWarp)
    10. Vocal Pitch Correction Using VariAudio
  8. 4. Mastering the Art of Mixing Within Cubase 5
    1. Making the Most of Cubase’s Mixing Tools
      1. Automation Techniques in the Project Window
    2. Using Cubase’s Effect Inserts and Sends
      1. An Overview of Available Plug-In Effects
        1. Delay Effects
        2. Distortion Effects
        3. Dynamic Effects
        4. EQ Effects
        5. Filter Effects
        6. Modulation Effects
        7. Miscellaneous Effects
        8. Pitch Shift Effects
        9. Reverb Effects
        10. Spatial Effects
        11. Tools
    3. Interfacing External Hardware Effects Processors
    4. Mixing with the CC121
    5. Creating the Final Output: Exporting Audio
      1. Using Realtime Export vs. a Standard Export
  9. 5. Interfacing Cubase 5 with the Rest of the World
    1. Working with a Cubase Project in Nuendo
    2. Transferring to Pro Tools or Another DAW
      1. Using OMF Files Between DAWs
      2. Using Channel Batch Export in Cubase
      3. Creating an OMF
    3. Working with Video Files in Cubase
    4. Connecting Reason to Cubase Using ReWire