Cubase Tutorial : The Ultimate Beginners Guide

Make a track with us from start to finish in this Cubase 10 tutorial!

There is no easier or fun way to learn Cubase than to make a song yourself from scratch, with guidance from experts all the way through. On this 24 lesson beginner's tutorial, you get straight into making music and learning how to make your own tunes.

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Easy to follow and fun lessons on how to use Cubase to make electronic music using only stock plugins  


Set up Cubase quickly and start making beats straight away! >> Watch 4 free lessons below <<                 


Learn how to setup and record a singer and how to edit, time correct and pitch correct the performance


Discover Cubase 10's awesome Sampler track and it's capabilities for programming drums and making leads

Learn automation and how to make break downs & build ups to create excitement


Use Cubase's tools to structure the sections of your song to make a full arrangement


Write a chord progression in Cubase with no music theory knowledge needed using Cubase's Chordpads


Use Cubase's advanced plug ins to mix your track and master it so it sounds profesional


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Lesson 1 - Getting Started

Cubase is a powerful DAW for any genre but just like any other DAW it has it's own unique quirks and workflow to master. With guidance this process is made a lot easier. So 'let's do this!'

 

After a quick intro and setup, Lesson 1 of this beginners tutorial will see you start making a drum beat almost straight away. We'll start to explore this massive and very powerful DAW as we bring in our first sounds and get used to the main functions of Cubase.

Lesson 2 - The Drum Beat

Programming drums into interesting patterns that entice the listener and keep the energy of your song flowing can be a challenge. Here you'll learn an easy way to get awesome results

 

In lesson 2 of this tutorial you're going to learn how to make your own drum loop using the very powerful 'Sampler Track'. Adding more drums and programming an interesting beat to get the track rolling. All these skills you learn will mean making your own tracks is a much more enjoyable and fluid process. Music production stardom awaits ;)

Lesson 3 - Easy Melodies

Programming chords and melodies can be very difficult if you have no music theory knowledge. However, fear not... introducing Cubase Chord Pads!

 

In lesson 3 of you'll learn how to use Cubase Chord Pads to quickly and easily create a chord sequence which follows correct, basic musical rules. Just give it the root note and it will suggest chords that work with it and it also provides an easy interface so you can use any chord variation that's ever been thought of!

Lesson 4 - Layering

Layering is a vital skill to master in any electronic genre. Making your music sound fuller and texturally interesting is essential for today's producer.

 

In lesson 4 you'll be learning more about the Sampler Track and how to use it to make your own playable musical instruments. Using layering to enhance one sound with another by adding layers of texture will make your tracks sound lush and full and will help them stand out.

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Module 1 - Drums & Chords

After a short setup, your tutors Jay & Jon take you through where to find drums samples within Cubase 10 and exactly how to program an interesting down tempo drum loop from scratch. You'll learn all about the Sampler Track and how to keep this drum loop interesting for the listener throughout the track.

In the 2nd part, Jon shows you how to program a chord structure using chord pads, which doesn't require any musical theory knowledge whatsoever but still allows you to program awesome chord progressions.

Module 2 - Fleshing out the Track

In this module you'll really flesh out the track and learn to layer sounds together to create unique and luscious textures using a variety of techniques using Cubases powerful built in tools. Making a pad with synthesis in Retrologue 2 and expanding on your knowledge of the Sampler Track and making the track sound fuller. Bass is a vital part of any electronic genre. It brings warmth, adds low end energy and makes the dance floor erupt if done correctly. Using Cubase's in built Retrologue synth, you'll learn all about synthesis and how to create and program a fat bass line.

Module 3 - Plug in FX

Now we have all of the musical content we need to build our track it's time to sweeten up the sounds and help them fit in the mix better. You're going to learn all about how to give each element space using tools like EQ for corrective measures, reverb to generate a sense of depth and delay to widen and smear sounds together to help them blend into the track. You'll even learn advanced techniques like 'side chaining' which is vital to getting your track to sound good.

After learning how to use these tools, you'll understand when and where to use them in your own productions.

Module 4 - Arrangement

Giving your track a good arrangement is vital to keeping the listener engaged in your song from start to finish. So in this module we start programming a breakdown section to introduce tension and release. Dropping out instruments and filtering them back in is just part of it. Learning how to program an effective snare roll is another along with blending in sound FX samples like risers. Automation is the key to all this and you'll learn exactly how and when to use this vital tool.  

Module 5 - Vocals

This module is all about setting up, recording and editing live vocals. We briefly show you our vocal booth and how it can be made. We then show you how to set up Cubase in preparation for the singer's arrival ensuring the correct routing and levels. After recording several takes, Jon shows you how to easily 'comp' the best bits of each take take to make one final version. To polish the performance further we use Cubase's in built tools to correct the timing and the pitch, of course we EQ and compress and also add depth with delay.

Module 6 - Mixing & Mastering

Of course no one is going to want to listen to your track if it sounds like a mess. This is where learning to mix comes in. Luckily Cubase comes loaded with great plug ins that can help you get good results and make sure that the elements of your track are balanced and pleasing to listen to. Jon shows you the basics and what to look out for. Mastering is the final stage in the production process. Jay does a basic master to ensure the overall level is up to commercial standards and then renders out the track to be shared with the world.

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Jay Hales (producer & founder of Born To Produce) has produced in most genres over the last 15 years as well as successfully DJ'ing across many countries throughout Europe. He writes music for TV companies and makes his own music in all styles, particularly EDM which is his favorite. His attention to detail and huge music production skill sets make him the perfect person to learn your music production skills from. He is super approachable so feel free to get in contact with him and ask a question.

Jon Merritt (producer & founder of Born To Produce) has been making tunes for over 18 years and has been teaching for the last 8 of them. In his career he has come to grips with many genres of modern music from Hard House to Downtempo. His skill in music production has been crafted over many years of self taught experimentation and learning from other producers at the top of their game. He has tried almost every angle on most production techniques so when he teaches you something you know it has been tried and tested. He is always willing to learn new skills / software that further the goal of music production.

Get in contact any time to give feedback, ask for help or just say hello. Use the contact form HERE




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Cubase Tutorial : The Ultimate Beginners Guide

Make a track with us from start to finish in this Cubase tutorial!

There is no easier or fun way to learn Cubase than to make a song yourself from scratch, with guidance from experts all the way through. On this 24 lesson beginner's tutorial, you get straight into making music and learning how to make your own tunes.


  • First 4 Videos FREE (Below)

- Only Cubase Plugins Used

- YOURS TO KEEP FOR LIFE

- Immediate Download

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Module 1 - Drums & Chords

After a short setup, your tutors Jay & Jon take you through where to find drums samples within Cubase 9.5 and exactly how to program an interesting down tempo drum loop from scratch. You'll learn all about the Sampler Track and how to keep this drum loop interesting for the listener throughout the track.

In the 2nd part, Jon shows you how to program a chord structure using chord pads, which doesn't require any musical theory knowledge whatsoever but still allows you to program awesome chord progressions.

Module 2 - Fleshing out the Track

In this module you'll really flesh out the track and learn to layer sounds together to create unique and luscious textures using a variety of techniques using Cubases powerful built in tools. Making a pad with synthesis in Retrologue 2 and expanding on your knowledge of the Sampler Track and making the track sound fuller. Bass is a vital part of any electronic genre. It brings warmth, adds low end energy and makes the dance floor erupt if done correctly. Using Cubase's in built Retrologue synth, you'll learn all about synthesis and how to create and program a fat bass line.

Module 3 - Plug in FX

Now we have all of the musical content we need to build our track it's time to sweeten up the sounds and help them fit in the mix better. You're going to learn all about how to give each element space using tools like EQ for corrective measures, reverb to generate a sense of depth and delay to widen and smear sounds together to help them blend into the track. You'll even learn advanced techniques like 'side chaining' which is vital to getting your track to sound good.

After learning how to use these tools, you'll understand when and where to use them in your own productions.

Module 4 - Arrangement

Giving your track a good arrangement is vital to keeping the listener engaged in your song from start to finish. So in this module we start programming a breakdown section to introduce tension and release. Dropping out instruments and filtering them back in is just part of it. Learning how to program an effective snare roll is another along with blending in sound FX samples like risers. Automation is the key to all this and Jon explains exactly how and when to use this vital tool.  

Module 5 - Vocals

This module is all about setting up, recording and editing live vocals. We briefly show you our vocal booth and how it can be made. We then show you how to set up Cubase in preparation for the singer's arrival ensuring the correct routing and levels. After recording several takes, Jon shows you how to easily 'comp' the best bits of each take take to make one final version. To polish the performance further we use Cubase's in built tools to correct the timing and the pitch, of course we EQ and compress and also add depth with delay.

Module 6 - Mixing & Mastering

Of course no one is going to want to listen to your track if it sounds like a mess. This is where learning to mix comes in. Luckily Cubase comes loaded with great plug ins that can help you get good results and make sure that the elements of your track are balanced and pleasing to listen to. Jon shows you the basics and what to look out for. Mastering is the final stage in the production process. Jay does a basic master to ensure the overall level is up to commercial standards and then renders out the track.

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Jay Hales (producer & founder of Born To Produce) has produced in most genres over the last 15 years as well as successfully DJ'ing across many countries throughout Europe. He writes music for TV companies and makes his own music in all styles, particularly EDM which is his favorite. His attention to detail and huge music production skill sets make him the perfect person to learn your music production skills from. He is super approachable so feel free to get in contact with him and ask a question.

Jon Merritt (producer & founder of Born To Produce) has been making tunes for over 18 years and has been teaching for the last 8 of them. In his career he has come to grips with many genres of modern music from Hard House to Downtempo. His skill in music production has been crafted over many years of self taught experimentation and learning from other producers at the top of their game. He has tried almost every angle on most production techniques so when he teaches you something you know it has been tried and tested. He is always willing to learn new skills / software that further the goal of music production.

Get in contact any time to give feedback, ask for help or just say hello. Use the contact form HERE




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  • I'm new to Cubase and got the cubase 9.5 as a package deal when I purchased my Yamaha MG10XU mixer. I'm having a hard time with monitoring while recording and was hoping maybe someone could help me out. lets say I start out on track one. everything is going well until I try to record track two, the audio from track one 'bleeds' into track two. I have tried just about everything but just cant seem to figure it out. pleeeeese help!

    OK, when recording only have the record enable button clicked (red dot) and monitor button (orange loudspeaker symbol) on the desired track only. Then do the same on track 2 but make sure track 1 are both deselected. Does this help? If not please send a video of the problem to info (at) borntoproduce (dot) com

  • Hi. I just purchased the Cubase 9.5 Ultimate Beginners Tutorial. Based on your free lessons and all the great feedback, I'm sure I'll learn a lot and enjoy the course very much. However, please clarify something for me... Throughout the presentation on your sales page for this course, you reference a total of 24 lessons. I only see 20 lessons (numbers 1-20) in my download, plus the reference/source material. Am I missing files? Has the course been changed? Please explain, thank you. Kind regards, John

    Hi John, Some of the lessons are split into Part 1 and Part 2 etc but there should be a total of 24 video lessons. Hope this helps and enjoy the course :)

  • Hi! I have Cubase 7.5. In your tutorial (Cubase Beginners Course 15-Comping the vocal) you use Reder selection to create one Audio track (after you have chosen the best parts of the lanes). How can I do this in Cubase 7.5? Thank you!! By the way, your tutorials are great!!

    Thank you! OK so you can solo the desired tracks and then highlight the desired area at the top in the timeline. Then go to File > Export and choose Wav or mp3 etc. Tick box at bottom to bring the new audio back into the audio pool or a new track. We hope this is how 7.5 works...it's been a while since we used it. 

  • I've used Cubase (most recently Cubase 6) in the past, but never really learned much in-depth stuff to really excel. I write & record my songs ... and now that I have Cubase 9.5. I would like to really learn it thoroughly. I don't mind starting at the beginning, because there are always even little things to learn that I didn't know before. Do you have any "in-depth" tutorials that I could purchase? I'm thinking that I should probably go ahead and start with you "Ultimate Beginners" tutorial, because Cubase 9.5 has me totally confused. Even though I record all my tracks, I'm sure there are good things to learn from how to make electronic music. I am also interested in some type of tutorial for HALion 6, which I have ... and HALion Symphonic Orchestra Thank you, Bobby Lee

    Hello Bobby! Yes we recommend you take the Ultimate Beginners Course first.This will take you through making an electronic track with live vocals from start to finish and is the best introduction to Cubase 9.5. Then after that, we have a course coming out in about 2 weeks time which teaches you all about setting Cubase up for recording live instruments and the recording and mixing process too. The track that we make in the course actually got released on Spotify and iTunes.

  • How is the course Cubase for beginners 9. delivered to me? Computer Instant Download, disks sent in US Mail? etc. How long for delivery to USA/Florida?

    Hi, all our courses are delivered with instant download links or stream options. Sorry for the delay - app not working properly


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