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Get up and running with the cutting-edge DAW Cubase 7 in this quick one-hour class. Author Pieter Schlosser shows how to use Cubase 7 to create your music, starting with the very first steps: setting up audio and VST connections, utilizing templates, and customizing your Cubase workspace. Then learn how to import audio, set your tempo, and create a click track and markers. The next chapter shows you how to record and edit audio tracks, including how to overdub and loop, as well as apply and edit fades and crossfades. Then, Pieter moves into MIDI recording and editing, covering how to choose sounds, edit performances in the Piano Roll view, and use MIDI controller lanes to enhance the performance. He wraps up the course with a chapter on adding effects, creating aux sends, automating your mix, and exporting the final track.
In this video, we will cover MIDI Connections to ensure your MIDI Controller and Cubase are communicating properly. MIDI input will allow you to trigger various virtual instruments, and allow you to record your performance. It is very likely that your MIDI inputs will already be active and functioning correctly. Let's make sure this is the case. Go to Devices > Device Setup, select the MIDI Port Setup and make sure you see your MIDI device in the yellow column over here. Check that the columns that say visible, Active state, and in All MIDI are checked, press OK.
Once this is done, let's check our transport for MIDI activity. MIDI activity will be seen here. Let's press any key on the controller and look at the transport, there it is. You do not need any MIDI tracks open for this to be active. Now that we've ensured proper MIDI input into Cubase from your MIDI controller, we are ready to learn about and start playing and recording virtual instruments.
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