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Understanding the Cubase layout

From: Up and Running with Cubase 7

Video: Understanding the Cubase layout

In this video, we are going to get familiar with the Cubase layout so we can find the tools and information we need for navigating and large scale editing. Let's move these so we can get a better view. The project window is divided vertically into tracks and the timeline on the horizontal axis from left to right. From the top, we see a toolbar here. As a general rule, if you hover your cursor over a button, Cubase will display the name or function of these buttons. Feel free to explore. But for now, we will concentrate on a select few on the toolbar. The ruler is down here. From left to right, we see the inspector, this is a detail view of what you'll see in the track list.

Understanding the Cubase layout

In this video, we are going to get familiar with the Cubase layout so we can find the tools and information we need for navigating and large scale editing. Let's move these so we can get a better view. The project window is divided vertically into tracks and the timeline on the horizontal axis from left to right. From the top, we see a toolbar here. As a general rule, if you hover your cursor over a button, Cubase will display the name or function of these buttons. Feel free to explore. But for now, we will concentrate on a select few on the toolbar. The ruler is down here. From left to right, we see the inspector, this is a detail view of what you'll see in the track list.

Here you have different functions such as Mute and Solo and views such as Inserts to add effects, Equalizers and a view of the Fader. The track list over here to the right shows you MIDI and audio tracks, also with Mute and Solo. Next to this is the event display that shows you audio and MIDI regions. Down at the bottom, we have the transport panel. You'll see locators, time display, transport, and the master sync with click and metronome settings. MIDI activity over here, and audio activity over here. As you can see, the project window is made up of different sections. Each of these allows you a wide variety of flexibility when customizing your projects.

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