HOW TO GO FROM BEGINNER TO PRO
HOW TO GO FROM BEGINNER TO PRO
Cubase Tutorial - Beginner To Pro
On this course you’ll learn to take your mixes from a beginner level to a commercial / professional level. You’ll not only learn all the knowledge, skills and techniques to be able to do this, but you can follow along step by step as we transform a beginner level mix into a pro level mix, gaining direct practical experience.
Watch the course overview for a more in-depth look at what you'll get out of the course
27 Lessons - 4 Hours
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This tutorial took over three solid months of planning and execution, and it contains fundamental lessons, techniques, and skills, all boiled down into easy to understand practical steps.. Simple, powerful & fun.
This is a completely standalone course, but for anyone who has completed our 'Cubase 12 Beginners Tutorial', we take the project from the last lesson of that course, and use that as our starting place for this course. So it is the perfect continuation, where you'll learn more advanced uses of Cubase & production.
Module 1 - Creating More Emotion
After a quick intro to make sure everyone is on the same page, you'll jump right into changing the piano, using an incredible free instrument and programming a more emotive performance.
We'll expand the arrangement to make a proper radio edit, discussing the theory of how to keep listeners engaged with your music, by using various techniques, like teasing the chorus and creating tension & release for maximum impact. You'll also be using more advanced, and effective filtering automation to help create contrast between the sections of the track.
Module 2 - Additional Elements
Building on our basic arrangement, you'll learn to layer some of the existing elements with other synth or organic instruments to subtly enhance them, making them fuller and more lush. You'll also add additional music parts based on the original chord progression, to add variation and excitement to the mix.
We'll then add some completely new elements to help the progression of the song and build up the energy.
Furthermore, we'll be revisiting the original vocal recording project to find extra vocals to use in the track.
Module 3 - A Better Chorus
The chorus is the linchpin of the entire track. If your chorus is weak, the track will be weak. You'll learn to enhance the chorus section in various ways; by adding new vocals, and using automated formant shifting to create an impactful and energetic hook line. You'll also use doubled vocal takes, and stereo widening/unison to make the chorus vocals stand out.
Then you'll learn to add another layer to the synth to help thicken it up and make the chorus fuller. By the time we're done, the chorus will have a stark, but fitting contrast from the rest of the track.
We'll also make changes to the second chorus to keep the track interesting.
Module 4 - Mixing & Tightening
Before we get into mixing, you'll learn the most fundamental mixing skills, and why they are so important to keep in mind as you work; a 'mixing map' that will help you in all your projects. We'll also have a deep dive into the ESSENTIAL art of 'how' to use reference tracks to get pro results in your own mixes.
We'll then get into tightening the entire mix, learning what can, and should be tightened, to make the mix cleaner and more open.
Module 5 - Drums & Low End Mixing
The kick and the bassline are the foundation of any good electronic track, so it is imperative that you get this right. If you have a weak foundation, the rest of the elements will be unstable. You'll learn to create a big amount of space in your mix by shortening the kick drum and applying processing to really make it 'thump'. The kick also has a grounding effect on the other elements of the track, which is fundamentally important to the energy of the track.
We'll then work on the bassline, tightening and reducing unwanted reverb to give a tighter sound, and layering with a dedicated sub bass + processing, to make it as fat as possible.
Module 6 - Leads & Vocal Mixing
The leads and piano are a focal point of the track, and play an important role in providing the texture and energy of the mids and high frequencies. However, they share some of the frequencies with the vocal, so you'll learn how to make the leads and piano fatter, but also maintain a big sounding vocal.
You'll learn to process the leads with more advanced multiband compression to get that ultra modern pro sound (single band is shown for Elements users) + other processing.
The vocals will be treated with more advanced EQ and compression settings, to help match it to the reference track and give it more dynamic impact. You'll also learn how to use reverb correctly on ALL the elements of your track, which done correctly will enable you to get that big vocal sound.
Check out these sample lessons from the course...
We hope the 2 example lessons were helpful. If you want to learn music production in Cubase and learn to take your own mixes from beginner to pro, click the button and gain access to the remaining 25 lessons (over 4 hours) of Cubase and music production gold dust.
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- Cubase 'Elements', 'Artist' & 'Pro' compatible*
- Only free or stock plugins and instruments used
- Email support (less than 24 hour response time)
- All audio, MIDI, and Cubase projects are provided
- Made in Cubase 12, but compatible with Cubase 9.5 and upwards
*Not for Cubase AI or LE users. If you own Cubase AI or LE go HERE
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 Cubase tutorial, that is exactly what you are getting, not just the theory, or someone explaining what each button does (when you have no context to understand it in the first place). On this course you get real, practical experience, that will actually help you make your own music.
Music Production Skills
It's all good learning about Cubase, but if you don't know anything about music production you will never get anywhere. In this course you learn music production skills at the same time as learning about Cubase. Not only that, but you learn them in a linear fashion, which is the same as when you work on projects in the real world. This approach is far more effective than traditional training methods.
In this course you'll gain many inspiring ways to help you take your mixes from beginner to pro, including the steps required to get you there. Everything from coming up with melodies, to adding new textures and sounds. 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.
There is nothing quite like the satisfaction felt when you see yourself improving from track to track, improving your skills and seeing the results. In each and every lesson of this course, you will progress as a music producer, and mould your track until it is at a pro/commercial level. Going from a basic mix to a pro level mix step by step, will help give you the confidence to take your own tracks to the same level in each and every project you undertake.
Jon Merritt (producer, tutor & co-founder of Born To Produce) has been making tunes for over 20 years and has been teaching for the last 10 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, and refined. He is always willing to learn new skills / software that further the goal of music production.
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Hi Jon I purchased Cubase 10.5 Ultimate Beginners Tutorial in 2019 which was extremely good. I still have 10.5. Would Beginner to Pro be a good next step for me. Thanks Jon Regards - Kit
Hi Kit, Yes it's the perfect 'next step' as we build on what you've learned so far and take it further in much more detail. Having version 10.5 is fine too. Maybe have a quick recap of your existing course before you watch the new one.