Steinberg Cubase

    Exploring the new features of Cubase 10.5

    Being just-about the longest-serving DAW out there, it’s surprising that Steinberg can still think up ways to improve the venerable Cubase. But it can and it does, so let’s see what’s new in 10.5.

    Understanding mid/side processing in Cubase

    The flexibility of Mid/Side processing can bring big advantages during mixing, but Cubase doesn’t have any built-in M/S capabilities. All it takes, though, is a free plug-in and a bit of clever routing.

    Mastering using Cubase 10

    Cubase’s stablemate, WaveLab, is designed specifically with mastering in mind, with many tools and workflows dedicated to the task. But Cubase itself is far from incapable when it comes to giving mixes a final polish.

    How to use Cubase’s channel-strip processors

    Studio consoles typically feature EQ on every channel and the best of them include per-channel dynamics and other processing, too. There’s no need to fill up your insert slots to mimic this in Cubase, though…

    How to add space to your mix with Cubase 10’s reverbs

    Reverb is a vital weapon in a producer’s arsenal, and can play a key role in honing the sound and placement of parts within a mix, so it’s good that Cubase Pro comes with four different varieties…

    Working with Retrologue 2 in Cubase Pro 10

    Cubase Pro and Artist come bundled with the fabulous Retrologue 2 virtual instrument, which can also be purchased for use with any other DAW. So, in keeping with our synth theme this month, let’s take a look…

    How to work with Chord Pads in Cubase

    Last time, we looked at how Cubase’s Chord Track creates a harmonic guide track that can modify the pitching of MIDI, instrument and audio parts. Now we’re focusing on Cubase’s other chord-based tool: Chord Pads

    Understanding Chord Tracks in Cubase

    At first glance, Chord Tracks and Chord Pads can give the impression they’re aimed at producers whose musical ideas exceed their musical skills – they are, however, powerful production tools in their own right…

    How to use Folders, Groups and Link Groups in Cubase

    Cubase offers various methods for combining multiple tracks so that they can be edited, mixed and/or processed as though they are a single track. Let’s examine how these can streamline your projects and workflow.

    How to use automation in Cubase (Part Two)

    Following our primer in part one, this time we take a deeper dive into the nitty-gritty of automation in Cubase, with tips and methods to work around common problems and pitfalls.
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