Cubase 'Start To Finish' EDM 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 EDM 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

31 Lessons - 5 Hours

What are you going to get out of it?

What are you going to get out of it?

Greater Experience

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 6 lessons of the course and see how easy it really is...


We hope the first 6 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 25 lessons (over 4 hours) of Cubase and music production gold dust.


By making a commitment to yourself in learning Cubase and your chosen genre, you are also supporting us, and enabling us to keep making these in-depth tutorials that help thousands of fellow earthlings around the world become better music producers.

  • Instant Download
  • *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 9.5, but compatable with all newer versions of Cubase

* 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.

Course Structure

Course Structure

Module 1 - Intro and Drums & Bass


After a short intro and check of the sound settings & preferences your tutor Jay gets straight into making the track! Learn how to make a fat kick and bassline that is punchy and warm with loads of juicy sub bass. Here you'll dive right in to Cubase's Retrologue and make a sub bass from scratch whilst also learning the basic functions of Cubase and also looking at the sampler track. You'll also learn how to make a snare with gated reverb which is a classic EDM technique which can also be used on other sounds. By the end of this first module you'll have an understanding and working knowledge of most of the basic functions of Cubase.


Module 2 - Making the Drop


No EDM track would be worthy without a fat drop. Jay shows you how he approaches making a track; starting by making the drop first (the chorus section) and then building the track out from there. Using only Cubase stock instruments you'll select a fat lead and learn how to process recorded MIDI using quantize functions and then further editing them in the MIDI editor to make it nice and tight. In this section you'll start to learn some of the essential EDM automation tricks to bring your drop to life. You'll be automating reverb, using snares, creating fills and adding SFX sounds to really make the drop of your track as fat as possible and really come alive with energy.


Module 3 - Making the Melody


In this module Jay takes you through programming your own chord progression in Cubase. You don't need any prior music theory knowledge to get started as Jay will take you through the basic steps in a super simple and easy to understand way, looking at what scale to use and how to program basic triad chords. Once you have the basics down, you'll start to learn to use different chord voicings to make your chord progression more interesting than just standard triads. Now you have your basic musical structure you can start to program in a lead melody. Jay shows how to record this in on the keyboard and then edit to make it nice and tight.

Module 4 - Creating Fat Leads & Vocals


 In Module 4 you'll start to flesh out the structure of your EDM banger, adding more instruments and elements to the mix. Here we'll be looking at processing these extra parts with built in Cubase plug ins; learning to use EQ, compression, saturation and distortion to help separate the elements from one another and to add harmonics to the mix so it's deep and lush sounding. Jay shows you a great trick of using a vocal from one of the Cubase sample libraries and then uses Cubase's Variaudio to help it fit in the track. You'll also start to look at other processes like adding delay to give a real sense of depth to your mix.



Module 5 - Arrangement


The arrangement of a track can make or break it so in this module Jay will show you all about how to arrange your track so it keeps the listener pulled in and never runs out of energy or gets boring. You'll learn in depth how to make a big and energetic build up that is balanced perfectly with the drop of your track. You'll learn to program kick and snare rolls and use them and other effects to build tension and release in your tracks. When the track is arranged we'll be bringing it to life with automation which is when the song starts to gain some emotional depth. You'll learn to automate various parameters of plug ins and instruments in Cubase



Module 6 - Mixing & Mastering

It's really important to get the elements of your mix balanced together. So in section 6, Jay talks about the best techniques when approaching a Mixdown session. We start to do final touches and tweaks with fine precision tuning, blending all sounds and sections together with EQ and compression. We add panning for stereo width and teach a reverse reverb technique to add interest. Learn the importance of checking the mix on different systems. In the very last lesson we will take a look at mastering the track and making any final 'overall' adjustments to the mix like EQ, limiting and correcting DC Offset before finally rendering it out.


The reason we get great reviews...

Cubase is an incredibly powerful DAW, capable of the highest level of professional music production. In order to learn it, you need a tutorial with the same level of professionalism, and teachers who are passionate about helping you become a better producer.


Our tutorials take months of planning and execution. Everything you are taught has the sole purpose of giving you the best learning experience and the greatest transfer of knowledge possible. Simple, powerful & fun.


Born To Produce is a Steinberg certified training centre


Jay Hales (Tutor & Co-Founder of Born To Produce) has produced in most genres over the last 20 years, as well as successfully DJ'ing across many countries throughout Europe. He writes music for TV companies and makes his own personal music in a wide range of genres.


His attention to detail, knowledge and clear teaching style 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. He is also open to feedback and always looking for ways to improve and offer even more value for money.

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