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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.
If we are unsure of the particular instrument or sound we want, Cubase allows us to browse through the many different presets. So we can find what we are looking for. It also allows you to explore and experiment with sounds you wouldn't have thought of. In this video, we will learn how to browse through Cubase's many built-in instrument presets called Track Presets. As we've done before, let's add an instrument track. Right-click, Add track > Add Instrument Track. Now, let's click on Browse. The Add Instrument Track will expand, showing the preset browser with many search options. Category, Sub Category, Style, Character, or Instrument.
On the right, there is a Search if you know what you're looking for. As we've done before, we can click on these and audition them by playing our controller. (SOUND). Let's go up here and search for a bass. (SOUND), that sounds okay.
If you're not happy with the results, you can always go here and reset all the search parameters. Once you find a sound that you're happy with, double-click on the sound and Cubase will create an instrument track for you. Let's note that many presets might also include insert effects. You can tweak these at will to create your own unique sound. Cubase comes with many great sounding VST presets. The preset browser allows you to quickly browse and preview these sounds, getting us fast and great sounding results.
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