CUBASE POP SINGER SONGWRITER TUTORIAL
CUBASE POP SINGER SONGWRITER TUTORIAL
Cubase 'Start To Finish' POP Singer Songwriter Tutorial
Learn to make more advanced genre specific music in Cubase, by following along step by step, and making a complete track from start to finish. On the way, you'll learn everything about Cubase and music production you need to make your own POP Singer Songwriter music.
Watch the course overview for a more in-depth look at what you'll get out of the course, and listen to the track you will make
27 Lessons - 5 Hours
What are you going to get out of it?
What are you going to get out of it?
There is no way around it. If you want to get good at making music, you need to gain experience. When you follow our more advanced 'start to finish' Cubase tutorials, that is exactly what you are getting, not just the theory. On this course you get real, practical experience in your chosen genre, that will actually help you make your own music.
A Higher Level Of Music Production Skills
These Cubase 'start to finish' tutorials are full of more advanced music production techniques, that will help you discover new producer skills, and directions you can take your projects in. This unique style of teaching means you learn music production in a linear fashion, just like it works in real life. As you are learning every step of the song creation process, it naturally gives you the ability to finish more tracks.
In this course you'll gain many inspiring ways to help you make your own music, including the steps required to get you there. Everything from coming up with melodies, to chopping up loops to creating your own original beats. The possibilities are endless and you'll go away with a load of easy to repeat ideas that you can use in your own tracks.
If you have already completed our Cubase beginner tutorial you will know, there is nothing quite like the satisfaction felt when you complete a song. Going from the basics of creating a beat, creating a melody, arranging your track into a full song, and mixing all of it together is something YOU WILL achieve on this course. Still, the biggest reward, comes later when you go to work on your own projects and find the skills you picked up on this course are there, waiting to be used.
Check out the first 4 lessons of the course and see how easy it really is...
We hope the first 4 lessons were helpful. If you want to continue to learn music production in Cubase and finish the track you have started, please click the button and gain access to the remaining 24 lessons (over 4 hours) of Cubase and music production gold dust.
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- *Cubase 'Elements', 'Artist' & 'Pro' compatible
- Only stock plugins and instruments used
- Email support (less than 24 hour response time)
- All audio, and Cubase project files are provided
- Made in Cubase 11, but compatible with Cubase 9.5 up to the newest version
* If you are using Cubase Elements there are certain features not available to you. Don't worry, if we use those features during the tutorial, we will give you alternatives, or give you the finalized audio so you can still complete the course.
Module 1 - Song Writing
After a brief welcome, your tutor Jay starts with tips on how to come up with an idea for your song. He then explains his own personal methods for lyric writing and also giving common examples of how lyrics are typically put together and how they are rhymed.
We then get into writing a catchy chord structure. Again, this comes with many tips / tricks and common examples of successful songs to put you on the right path. We also discuss tools that are available these days to help if you don't know music theory very well.
In this first Module, you'll also learn how to put together a catchy song structure. This is essential before you start recording.
Module 2 - Recording
In this 2nd module, Jay will teach you how to record an acoustic guitar and a vocal. But, before that we have preparation to do. You'll learn how to make a recording plan, how to setup Cubase correctly and many tips picked up over the years to stop you making common mistakes and costing you time and headaches.
Learn the different microphone types and best positions to get the most professional results, different recording techniques, how to avoid common pitfalls, how to get the best out of your performer, where to find musicians, and much more.
This Module will ensure your recording session will go as smoothly as possible.
Module 3 - Processing
So we now have a tonne of recording takes for both guitar and vocals and it can seem quite daunting at first. It's difficult to know where to start so Jay gives you his method for deciding what to keep, what to discard and his colour grading system. You'll then learn how to 'comp' which means taking the best bits out of the takes to create one 'best' take. We'll end up with 3 main 'best' takes for vocals and guitars, as well as guitar 'extras' to keep our song interesting.
Along the way, you'll be cleaning the audio, using corrective and creative EQ, compression, pitch correcting, time correcting, creating backing vocals and making sure they fit at the right points of the track, and much more.
Module 4 - Adding More Elements
This 4th Module is about adding extra elements such as drums, bass guitar, fills, and little extras to keep the song interesting.
We use Cubase's Groove Agent to create our authentic sounding live drum track and Jay shows you a free plugin to emulate a bass guitar. Of course you can record your own bass guitar by following the steps in Module 2.
We also add to the arrangement. You will learn about; dynamics, energy curve, tension, release, variation and creating interest. Here the intention is always to keep the listener pulled in and interested in our track throughout the various different sections. This is an area that often gets overlooked in production so it's important to get it right.
Module 5 - Mixing & Mastering
The key to a great mix is balance and separation between your elements. Some of this has been done already so in this section we address the mix with fresh ears and fine tune the mix with automation, panning, compression and EQ. Jay shows you pro tips such as how to widen the guitar and bring it to life. This is done by routing the dry and wet signals to different sides of the mix. You'll also discover the power of using 2 compressors (different types) in series. After the mixing lessons, you'll learn basic mastering with Cubase stock plugins. You learn the best way to approach it and why you are doing what you're doing. Mastering is a precise and delicate practice and can easily be done wrong, so don't worry - we've got you.
Module 6 - Promotion
In the final Module, Jay provides you with his own personal tips and experiences on how to promote your own tracks and get them heard. He has also done some extra research for you and all the information and tips are conveyed to you in a clear manner.
Learn the best sites to upload your music to, free and paid ones, how to optimise your profile and chances of being heard and lots of other ideas and websites that you've probably never heard of, to help with getting your music discovered.
Lots of tips / tricks and common pitfalls are all here to make this an essential section of this course. After all, you've spent a long time planning, recording and mixing your track - it needs to be heard! Right?
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
Hi! I have a question about the course so I can be sure I'm getting what I'm looking for. I just got Cubase Elements 10,5 so I'm a complete beginner. So I just wanted to know if this course is designed for beginners or if it is aimed for more advanced levels? Also, will this work with Cubase Elements 10,5? Thanks!!
Hi. We recommend all beginners start with the beginner course https://www.borntoproduce.com/collections/cubase-tutorials/products/cubase-tutorial-for-beginners - also note that the elements version of Cubase is limited. It has a few features missing such as vocal timing and pitch correction but you can always upgrade at a later date.
Hello I just purchased your tutorial. Just wanted to make sure its compatible with the basic cubase and not the professional verion. Im still sure I will still get a lot out of it but just inquiring. Thanks !!!
Hi. We don't recommend the free version of Cubase such as AI or LE as there are so many plugins and features missing but you would still learn a lot even if you had just this. We normally recommend a minimum of the Elements version. However, as already said, even just watching the videos will help you a lot. BTP