Chart Topper Tutorial

Follow along and make a dance chart topper track called 'Do It To Me' from start to finish. Along the way, you will learn everything you need to be able to produce your own chart topping tracks in Cubase.

 

<< Listen to the track you will make

  • Only Cubase stock VST's used
  • Compatible with Cubase 9.5 - 11
  • First 4 lessons FREE below
  • Instant download
  • Best for advanced beginners or intermediate level producers

Get Making Your Next Dance Hit >>> 

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Course Length 6 hours 45 minutes - 27 Lessons

Course Modules

Module 1 - Getting Started In Cubase With A Beat

After a quick check of the settings we'll dive right in and start bringing in our first sounds. Creating a custom swung house beat to act as the foundation for our chart topper track using one shot drums. We'll also use some of the new features of 'sampler track 2' which is new in Cubase 11 to take a drum loop and fit it to our chosen rhythm. All the while through this we'll be discussing the end goal of creating maximum listener engagement and why we are doing this the way we are, so you learn as you progress, making the track step by step with us.

Module 2 - Creating A Melody In Cubase

So we have a basic beat, but we need to add the soul of our track; the melody. This is very easily done, even if you don't have any music theory knowledge as Cubase comes with some great tools to help you. The melody of the track is super important as it will spike a listener's interest, and if done right will keep them pulled in to your music. You can use 'Chord Pads' in Cubase to help you come up with a basic chord progression, and with a bit of guidance you can learn to make this more complex and interesting by using simple and easy to repeat techniques.

Module 3 - Stock Plugins & Sound Design

To be able to really make unique and 'one of a kind' music, it's important you know how to create your own sounds. In this module you will start to learn the basics of synthesis using Cubase's Retrologue (or a free synth) by making your own bass-line, leads, arps and pad sounds. You will also use compression, side chain compression, EQ, filters, saturation, reverb, delay and many more plugins - More importantly you will learn how, why and when you should use these plugins in your own tracks to get maximum impact.

Module 4 - Song Structure & Automation

Correct song structure is incredibly important in any genre, but even more so in POP music. You have to be able to create a sense of tension and release throughout the track that makes your track a fun and exhilarating experience to listen to. Here you will learn about how the energy of the track should flow in order to achieve maximum engagement. Using the verse, chorus, verse structure is only half of the puzzle, in order to fully unlock this puzzle you need to understand the energetic flow throughout your mix.

Module 5 - Recording In Cubase

Of course vocals are one of the most important elements in any POP track and need to be treated with care throughout the entire process from recording to post production. In this module you will learn how to setup Cubase for recording, how to get the best sound in any environment, and of course we then go deeply into post production and learning how to tweak the performance of the singer using many techniques like comping, pitch correction, timing correction, formant shifting and much much more.

Module 6 - Mixing & Mastering In Cubase

With POP music it is vital that you get a great final result. In this module you will start to see how all of the prior work we have done starts fitting together. You will gain a really great insight into what leads to an effortless mix, and then how to make the final changes that lead to a balanced, lively and engaging track. We will be using all the built in processes needed in Cubase to achieve this, followed by the icing on the cake where we get the track to open up at the mastering stage, before finally rendering out our completed track.

Check out these FREE lessons

"To make a long story short, your courses are the best music-related investment I have ever made!"

Gunner

"Keep up the good work. I never thought I’d get the hang of Cubase but your courses have been superb!"

Jamie

Get Making Your Next Dance Hit >>> 

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Jon Merritt (producer & 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. 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



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



Chart Topper Tutorial

Follow along and make a dance chart topper track called 'Do It To Me' from start to finish. Along the way, you will learn everything you need to be able to produce your own chart topping tracks in Cubase.

 

Listen to the track you will make in the video above

  • Only Cubase stock VST's used
  • Compatible with Cubase 9.5 - 11
  • First 4 lessons FREE below
  • Instant download
  • Best for advanced beginners or intermediate level producers
Sold out

Course Length 6 hours 45 minutes - 27 Lessons

Course Modules

Module 1 - Getting Started In Cubase With A Beat

After a quick check of the settings we'll dive right in and start bringing in our first sounds. Creating a custom swung house beat to act as the foundation for our chart topper track using one shot drums. We'll also use some of the new features of 'sampler track 2' which is new in Cubase 11 to take a drum loop and fit it to our chosen rhythm. All the while through this we'll be discussing the end goal of creating maximum listener engagement and why we are doing this the way we are, so you learn as you progress, making the track step by step with us.

Module 2 - Creating A Melody In Cubase

So we have a basic beat, but we need to add the soul of our track; the melody. This is very easily done, even if you don't have any music theory knowledge as Cubase comes with some great tools to help you. The melody of the track is super important as it will spike a listener's interest, and if done right will keep them pulled in to your music. You can use 'Chord Pads' in Cubase to help you come up with a basic chord progression, and with a bit of guidance you can learn to make this more complex and interesting by using simple and easy to repeat techniques.

Module 3 - Stock Plugins & Sound Design

To be able to really make unique and 'one of a kind' music, it's important you know how to create your own sounds. In this module you will start to learn the basics of synthesis using Cubase's Retrologue (or a free synth) by making your own bass-line, leads, arps and pad sounds. You will also use compression, side chain compression, EQ, filters, saturation, reverb, delay and many more plugins - More importantly you will learn how, why and when you should use these plugins in your own tracks to get maximum impact.

Module 4 - Song Structure & Automation

Correct song structure is incredibly important in any genre, but even more so in POP music. You have to be able to create a sense of tension and release throughout the track that makes your track a fun and exhilarating experience to listen to. Here you will learn about how the energy of the track should flow in order to achieve maximum engagement. Using the verse, chorus, verse structure is only half of the puzzle, in order to fully unlock this puzzle you need to understand the energetic flow throughout your mix.

Module 5 - Recording In Cubase

Of course vocals are one of the most important elements in any POP track and need to be treated with care throughout the entire process from recording to post production. In this module you will learn how to setup Cubase for recording, how to get the best sound in any environment, and of course we then go deeply into post production and learning how to tweak the performance of the singer using many techniques like comping, pitch correction, timing correction, formant shifting and much much more.

Module 6 - Mixing & Mastering In Cubase

With POP music it is vital that you get a great final result. In this module you will start to see how all of the prior work we have done starts fitting together. You will gain a really great insight into what leads to an effortless mix, and then how to make the final changes that lead to a balanced, lively and engaging track. We will be using all the built in processes needed in Cubase to achieve this, followed by the icing on the cake where we get the track to open up at the mastering stage, before finally rendering out our completed track.

Check out these FREE lessons

"To make a long story short, your courses are the best music-related investment I have ever made!"

Gunner

"Keep up the good work. I never thought I’d get the hang of Cubase but your courses have been superb!"

Jamie

Sold out

Jon Merritt (producer & 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. 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



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



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