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Video: Editing tool overview

In this video, we will cover the most commonly used tools and techniques for editing parts and events. Although we will concentrate on Audio in this particular chapter, as a general statement, these editing techniques apply to both Audio and MIDI. By learning things like cutting, pasting, and moving audio among other things. You will be able to shape and modify your recorded audio to obtain the best performance for your project. Standard editing practices and keyboard shortcuts like Cut, Copy, Paste will apply here just like any other program, whether it's using Windows or Mac. In our project Window, let's head up here to our Tool Box.
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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.

Topics include:
  • Choosing a template from the Project Assistant
  • Importing a drum loop as a starting point
  • Recording guitar
  • Choosing an amp and inserting other effects
  • Adding virtual instruments
  • Adding a compressor
  • Working with presets
  • Exporting the final mix
Subject:
Audio + Music
Software:
Cubase
Author:
Pieter Schlosser

Editing tool overview

In this video, we will cover the most commonly used tools and techniques for editing parts and events. Although we will concentrate on Audio in this particular chapter, as a general statement, these editing techniques apply to both Audio and MIDI. By learning things like cutting, pasting, and moving audio among other things. You will be able to shape and modify your recorded audio to obtain the best performance for your project. Standard editing practices and keyboard shortcuts like Cut, Copy, Paste will apply here just like any other program, whether it's using Windows or Mac. In our project Window, let's head up here to our Tool Box.

You can access your tools up here or you can do it down here by doing right click. Remember, if you hover your mouse over each button, you will see what it does. The Object Selection tool over here, is used for moving things to the side or up and down. I want to note that some of these tools are affected by the Snap tool. If the Snap tool is active, indicated by this highlighted button, the tools will react to the quantized value over here. We'll stay at 8th notes for now. Let me show you what I mean.

If I drag this to the side, it will snap to the next 8th note. If I change this to quarter notes, it'll jump by quarter note values. If you turn this off, it will move freely. Let's turn it back on and head back to 8th notes again. Snap this back to bar 3. Now back to our tools. With this same tool, you can trim by going down to the sides, Clicking and Dragging. Same thing happens on the other side. Our next tool is the Range Selection over here.

We will get to this one later when we talk about cross fading. The next one is the Split. Use for splitting audio or MIDI regions. Now, let's our Glue tool to put these back together. The Erase tool is for just that, erasing. Let's Undo that. Next is our Zoom tool. Click and Drag to zoom into a region. Our next one is the Mute tool. You can click to mute and click to un-mute.

Some of these tools also have modifier keys if you hold down Option. Let's go back to our Object Selection tool. If i grab a region and I click hold down Option+Drag, it will be copied, let's Undo that. If I hover over a region and press Option, this is a quick way to change into your Split tool. Editing is an essential part of any audio production workflow. These tools will help you fine tune and perfect your Audio and MIDI performances.

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