Cubase 10.5 Rock Tutorial

In this 6 hour, 40 lesson course, you'll learn how to record and mix a complete Rock track in Cubase from start to finish.

This monster course provides step by step guidance on how to record guitars, setting up Cubase for recording, comping, audio correction, arrangement tips, use Groove Agent for big live sounding drums, mixing and mastering.

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Easy to follow lessons on how to record your guitar via an amp and DI box and setup Cubase for recording


Learn all the skills and techniques to correct the audio, from time and pitch issues to cleaning up the recordings


Learn essential techniques on how to organise and 'comp' your audio to finish up with the perfect take


Learn how to get big, live sounding drums out of Groove Agent drum machine that comes with Cubase

Learn to use compression, saturation, EQ and more to get elements to sit right in the mix


Learn how to structure your track taking care of interest, dynamics, variation, energy builds and releases


Learn countless music production and Cubase tips from the tutor's 20 years experience.


Discover Jay's tricks and techniques on how to get that huge guitar 'Wall Of Sound', vocals & drums that sizzle

Total Course Length 6 Hours of Cubase, Recording & Mixing Skills


Course Modules

Module 1 - Getting The Best Recording From Your Amp 

After a short intro from your tutor Jay, we start talking about what to consider when setting up the guitar amp. Such as where to place it in the room, what mics to use, where to place them, middle of cone or edge of cone, the tonal differences between placements, phase issues to look out for.

You'll also learn how to record the Direct Input (DI) at the same time as the mic signal to give you a clean copy of the audio (which we use later).

We finish the module with mic sweep tests to see what mics sound best and in what positions.

Module 2 - Recording

So in this 2nd module Jay will show you how to set up Cubase for recording. There are many options to do this and Jay simplifies this for you and takes the learning curve out of it. You will learn how to set up inputs, setting up the Control Room and what it does (don't worry if you don't have CR, it's not essential to record just yourself), setting up headphone mixes for you and your musicians, and an explanation of the different recording modes.

The best bit in this module are the recording tips which come from several years of experience and they 'll save you many headaches.

Module 3 - Organising, Comping and Correction

This is the secret sauce and it's essential to getting a decent final mix. After a typical recording session, you are normally left with an absolute tonne of audio to sift through. Jay shows you a simple technique to make this process a lot easier. We then move onto comping which means cutting out all the really good takes and stitching them together to make one perfect take.

In this module, you'll also learn how to correct the timing and pitch of your audio performances to make them perfect. Cubase has great tools for this. Although little, these things help add up to a fantastic final track.

Module 4 - Drums & Arrangement

In this Module you'll be learning how to use the fantastic, in-built drum machine / sampler that is Groove Agent. You'll be using this beast for all the live drum samples in this track. The samples that come with Cubase are great but we'll also be tweaking and optimising them to achieve a high energetic drum track. Jay also shows you tips on how to make them sound more like a human has drummed and more authentic. You'll also learn how to arrange your track by paying attention to the energy curve of the arrangement. On top of all this you'll be taught how to use the audio alignment tool, how to clean up the recordings and more.

Module 5 - Processing

So at the moment the unmixed track has no life in it whatsoever. This is where processing, mixing and mastering come in. Over the next 2 modules you will learn exactly how to TRANSFORM this track from dull, to an upfront, professional one. Jay shows you the tricks & techniques he's learnt over the years with compression, multiband compression, EQ, saturation etc to bring each element to life and to sit in space, have energy and be consistent in the mix. You'll learn exactly what processing to apply individually and as a group. Jay shows you his secrets for getting energetic drums, sizzly vocals that cut through and how to get a huge 'wall of sound' guitar mix.

Module 6 - Mixing & Mastering

No one is going to want to hear your track if it sounds like a mess, so it's really important to get the elements of your mix balanced together. A lot of this has been done already so in this last section we address the mix with fresh ears and fine tune the mix with automation. Some automation is essential like getting a certain element to be heard at the right times in the track. But Jay also shows you creative automation such as pushing the guitars out to the sides on the chorus to make them pop. In the final lesson, you learn the best way to approach basic mastering with Cubase stock plugins. You'll learn why, how, and the best way to apply EQ, compression and limiting.

FREE Lessons From The Course

Free Lesson 1

Rock Music In Cubase

Mic'ing Up A Guitar Amp

Here your tutor Jay shows you what to consider when mic'ing up an amp, from choosing the right mic, to the placement i.e.close, far, near cone, edge cone etc.

Free Lesson 2

Rock Music In Cubase -

Recording Tips

In this second free lesson, Jay saves you from future ruined projects and endless headaches by sharing many recording tips with you. These useful tips come from years of experience.

Free Lesson 3

Rock Music In Cubase -

Creative Automation

In the 3rd free lesson you learn a simple but effective way of making the guitars pop out in the chorus sections. There are many more tips in the course like this.

"I learnt a lot from Jay's friendly teaching. I don't think this course could be bettered!"

Phillip Taylor

"The step by step system is the best part and the customer service is excellent. I couldn't be more pleased!"   Arthur Garlic

Make A Rock Track From Start To Finish >>

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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.

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 10.5 Rock Tutorial

In this 6 hour, 40 lesson course, you'll learn how to record and mix a complete Rock track in Cubase from start to finish.

This monster course provides step by step guidance on how to record guitars, setting up Cubase for recording, comping, audio correction, arrangement tips, use Groove Agent for big live sounding drums, mixing and mastering.

Only Cubase Plugins Used

Instant Download - Yours For Life

For Cubase Elements, Artist or Pro

Sold out

Total Course Length 6 Hours of Cubase, Recording & Mixing Skills


Course Modules

Module 1 - Getting The Best Recording From Your Amp 

After a short intro from your tutor Jay, we start talking about what to consider when setting up the guitar amp. Such as where to place it in the room, what mics to use, where to place them, middle of cone or edge of cone, the tonal differences between placements, phase issues to look out for.

You'll also learn how to record the Direct Input (DI) at the same time as the mic signal to give you a clean copy of the audio (which we use later).

We finish the module with mic sweep tests to see what mics sound best and in what positions.

Module 2 - Recording

So in this 2nd module Jay will show you how to set up Cubase for recording. There are many options to do this and Jay simplifies this for you and takes the learning curve out of it. You will learn how to set up inputs, setting up the Control Room and what it does (don't worry if you don't have CR, it's not essential to record just yourself), setting up headphone mixes for you and your musicians, and an explanation of the different recording modes.

The best bit in this module are the recording tips which come from several years of experience and they 'll save you many headaches.

Module 3 - Organising, Comping and Correction

This is the secret sauce and it's essential to getting a decent final mix. After a typical recording session, you are normally left with an absolute tonne of audio to sift through. Jay shows you a simple technique to make this process a lot easier. We then move onto comping which means cutting out all the really good takes and stitching them together to make one perfect take.

In this module, you'll also learn how to correct the timing and pitch of your audio performances to make them perfect. Cubase has great tools for this. Although little, these things help add up to a fantastic final track.

Module 4 - Drums & Arrangement

In this Module you'll be learning how to use the fantastic, in-built drum machine / sampler that is Groove Agent. You'll be using this beast for all the live drum samples in this track. The samples that come with Cubase are great but we'll also be tweaking and optimising them to achieve a high energetic drum track. Jay also shows you tips on how to make them sound more like a human has drummed and more authentic. You'll also learn how to arrange your track by paying attention to the energy curve of the arrangement. On top of all this you'll be taught how to use the audio alignment tool, how to clean up the recordings and more.

Module 5 - Processing

So at the moment the unmixed track has no life in it whatsoever. This is where processing, mixing and mastering come in. Over the next 2 modules you will learn exactly how to TRANSFORM this track from dull, to an upfront, professional one. Jay shows you the tricks & techniques he's learnt over the years with compression, multiband compression, EQ, saturation etc to bring each element to life and to sit in space, have energy and be consistent in the mix. You'll learn exactly what processing to apply individually and as a group. Jay shows you his secrets for getting energetic drums, sizzly vocals that cut through and how to get a huge 'wall of sound' guitar mix.

Module 6 - Mixing & Mastering

No one is going to want to hear your track if it sounds like a mess, so it's really important to get the elements of your mix balanced together. A lot of this has been done already so in this last section we address the mix with fresh ears and fine tune the mix with automation. Some automation is essential like getting a certain element to be heard at the right times in the track. But Jay also shows you creative automation such as pushing the guitars out to the sides on the chorus to make them pop. In the final lesson, you learn the best way to approach basic mastering with Cubase stock plugins. You'll learn why, how, and the best way to apply EQ, compression and limiting.

FREE Lessons From The Course

"I learnt a lot from Jay's friendly teaching. I don't think this course could be bettered!"

Phillip Taylor

"The step by step system is the best part and the customer service is excellent. I couldn't be more pleased!"   Arthur Garlic

Sold out

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.

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




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  • Hi. I'm on Cubase 9, don't really want to spend on upgrade. Will the lessons still be compatible? Thanks!

    Yes, there is not a great deal of difference. The focus is on the processing and not the Cubase 10 features :)


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