We launched a new IT training category! Check out the 140+ courses now.

Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member

Adding a compressor and other effects

From: Up and Running with Cubase 7

Video: Adding a compressor and other effects

In this video we're going to talk about how to add common effect, like compressors and delay, into our signal chain to enhance our mix. We will get more familiar with the Rack, as well as some of Cubase's effect presets, significantly speeding up our workflow. I've gone ahead and resized the mixer, I want to be able to see my transport and my markers. Let's jump in to marker one, so we can start from there. (MUSIC).

Adding a compressor and other effects

In this video we're going to talk about how to add common effect, like compressors and delay, into our signal chain to enhance our mix. We will get more familiar with the Rack, as well as some of Cubase's effect presets, significantly speeding up our workflow. I've gone ahead and resized the mixer, I want to be able to see my transport and my markers. Let's jump in to marker one, so we can start from there. (MUSIC).

Let's turn off our click. (MUSIC). As we listen to this, let's set some rough levels. Let's go back to marker one. (MUSIC). While we're here, why don't we pan a few things as well. (MUSIC).

Let's go back to marker one. (MUSIC), that's pretty good. Let's go back to our project window and set a few locators, so we can set up a loop, this to about 11.

Now, let's go down here and click on Cycle. Now, let's go to marker one, press Play. (MUSIC), let's lower those drums a little. (MUSIC), that's pretty good. Looks like our mix is a little bit hot, and it's clipping, let's remedy that. Let's make this a little smaller, go into the Strip by clicking on it, and let's scroll down to Limiter.

Let's use a Brickwall Limiter. This should prevent it from clipping. Let's Close this by clicking on here. Go to marker one, and listen. (MUSIC), that's pretty good. Now let's add a compressor to the base. Let's go over here to the Inserts. Go to the first slot, Dynamics > Vintage Compressor.

Go to marker one and press Play. (MUSIC), that's much better. Let's Close this. Let's solo the base for a second and listen. (SOUND). I want to add some EQ.

Let's go up here. We're free to click around, to add a little bit more deep end. That's pretty good, let's lower that, let's take it out of solo so we can listen in context. (MUSIC). Let's listen to this again, but now we're going to bypass the insert on the base. (MUSIC), that's much better.

Let's copy this compressor over to the piano. I can do this easily by holding down Option and dragging it over the piano. Let's listen now. (MUSIC). Double click to Edit it. (MUSIC). I don't think I like this, I think I'm going to Remove it.

Let's go over here and let's click on this down arrow. Click on No Effect, Discard. (MUSIC). That's much better. Let's go to our guitar and add some Delay. (MUSIC). Let's turn down the Feedback, turn this off.

I'm going to copy this same Compressor over to the guitar, holding down Option and dragging it over. (MUSIC). We can also change the order by dragging these down. We are not able to insert effects straight into our tracks as we shape our mix, whether it's delay or compression or other effects. We're also able to turn them on and off for comparison. Furthermore, we can change the order. Feel free to explore all the options you have available in the mix console.

Show transcript

This video is part of

Image for Up and Running with Cubase 7
Up and Running with Cubase 7

30 video lessons · 3612 viewers

Pieter Schlosser
Author

 

Start learning today

Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.

Become a member
Sometimes @lynda teaches me how to use a program and sometimes Lynda.com changes my life forever. @JosefShutter
@lynda lynda.com is an absolute life saver when it comes to learning todays software. Definitely recommend it! #higherlearning @Michael_Caraway
@lynda The best thing online! Your database of courses is great! To the mark and very helpful. Thanks! @ru22more
Got to create something yesterday I never thought I could do. #thanks @lynda @Ngventurella
I really do love @lynda as a learning platform. Never stop learning and developing, it’s probably our greatest gift as a species! @soundslikedavid
@lynda just subscribed to lynda.com all I can say its brilliant join now trust me @ButchSamurai
@lynda is an awesome resource. The membership is priceless if you take advantage of it. @diabetic_techie
One of the best decision I made this year. Buy a 1yr subscription to @lynda @cybercaptive
guys lynda.com (@lynda) is the best. So far I’ve learned Java, principles of OO programming, and now learning about MS project @lucasmitchell
Signed back up to @lynda dot com. I’ve missed it!! Proper geeking out right now! #timetolearn #geek @JayGodbold
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now Already a member? Log in

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Up and Running with Cubase 7.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member ?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferences from the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Your file was successfully uploaded.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.