Up and Running with Cubase 7
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Working with presets


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Up and Running with Cubase 7

with Pieter Schlosser

Video: Working with presets

VST Presets are a great way to find new sounds, not only with virtual instruments, but also to jumpstart your mix. Let's explore how. My piano is sounding a little dull, I'm going to solo it. Now click down here on Edit Channel Settings to get a different view. Let's go over to Inserts over here, click on Preset Management > From Track Preset. Let's press Play to listen. (SOUND). Let's go over to Search and type in piano. (SOUND), that sounds good. Let's double-click to Commit.

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1h 14m Beginner May 14, 2013

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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

Working with presets

VST Presets are a great way to find new sounds, not only with virtual instruments, but also to jumpstart your mix. Let's explore how. My piano is sounding a little dull, I'm going to solo it. Now click down here on Edit Channel Settings to get a different view. Let's go over to Inserts over here, click on Preset Management > From Track Preset. Let's press Play to listen. (SOUND). Let's go over to Search and type in piano. (SOUND), that sounds good. Let's double-click to Commit.

(MUSIC). I want to unsolo to listen in context. (MUSIC), that's pretty good. Now let's go up here, and click on Bypass to listen to the difference. (MUSIC), that's great. Let's do the same thing to the drums. Let's scroll over here to the left, solo the drums.

(SOUND). go to Edit Channel Settings, (SOUND), let's go to Insert > Preset Management. From Track Preset. (MUSIC). Clear the search field and type in Drums, (MUSIC), excellent. A little reverb goes a long way, let's Close this. Unsolo to listen in context, (MUSIC).

We've learned a new way to access different views for our mixer channels. As you can see, track presets are another great quick way of adding effects to our mix.

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