Cubase Tutorial - Deep House
Learn how to make a track from nothing, right through to the final mixdown, learning Cubase and becoming a pro producer at the same time!
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Easy to follow, highly informative lessons on 'How To Make a Deep House track in Cubase' from start to finish
Learn about advanced vocal processing with Cubase's 'Vari Audio'.
Learn advanced uses of Cubase's editing and arranging tools
Learn to create a musical structure for your Deep House or House track. Bass line, lead, arpegiator & more
Gain advanced knowledge of using compression and EQ to get elements to sit right in the mix
Advance your knowledge of Cubase's tools whilst arranging and structuring your track
Learn countless music production and Cubase tips throughout the tutorial
Learn how to mix your tracks to a very high standard and give them a professional polish
Total course length 5 hours of Cubase & Music Production Skills
Module 1 - Let's Get Started
After a short intro from your tutor Jon, you'll set up your project and Cubase so you're ready to go. As we start to build the foundation of our track, the drums, we'll be covering the basic functions of Cubase like editing sounds, mixer functions, how to use sends for reverb. We'll start importing and manipulating MIDI files and we'll start using virtual instruments (VST's) to make some sounds. Basic processing with plug in FX like reverb and EQ is also covered here.
Module 2 - Leads & Melodies
The melody is the soul of your track and important to get right. Here we'll look at the rules governing the creation of the melody and you'll get to grips with working inside the confines of a scale to get a much nicer sounding musical structure for your track. We'll be looking at how to make chords and the basic rules that govern them and we'll create extra harmonic parts like pads, arpegiators to fill out your track and make it more vibrant and pleasing to the ear.
Module 3 - Vocal Processing
Module 3 dives into Cubase's more advanced editing and processing features as we take a vocal and start to correct errors in the performance. We'll be easily correcting pitch errors in Cubase's Vari Audio and also timing issues using timestretch to transform a mediocre vocal performance into much better sounding one. We'll be looking at ways to fatten up a mono vocal take as well, employing reverb and stereo delay to make it sound bigger.
Module 4 - Mixing Vocals
Here we'll dive into how to process your vocals so they have a professional finish to them. We'll be looking in more detail at the mixer function in Cubase and looking how and why vocal compression is so important. We'll be processing the vocals to give them a 'shine' that will help them stand out from the rest of the mix and how to give them depth and character in the mix. We'll also touch on using some more specialized third party plug ins so you know what's out there.
Module 5 - Arranging Your Deep House Track
Having a good arrangement is vital to keeping the listener pulled into your track. Here you'll learn useful functions within Cubase to add personality to your track. We'll be making breakdowns and build ups and learning all about tension and release. We'll be looking in detail at the automation functions within Cubase and how to use them to create a sense of urgency. We'll also cover more advanced MIDI manipulation techniques.
Module 6 - Mixing Your Deep House Track
No one is going to want to hear your remix if it sounds like a mess, so it's really important to get the elements of your mix balanced together. In the remaining lessons we'll delve deep into the tools Cubase offers you to balance and polish your track so it sounds good on as many playback mediums as possible. Everything from correcting 'problem' frequencies to creating depth and giving the vocal more presence is covered.
FREE lessons from the course
Watch Lesson 3 (Clip)
Deep House in Cubase - Music Theory:
Here we'll look at the rules governing the creation of the melody and you'll get to grips with working inside the confines of a scale to get a much nicer sounding musical structure for your track. We'll be looking at how to make chords and the basic rules that govern them and we'll create extra harmonic parts like arpegiators to fill out your track and make it more vibrant and pleasing to the ear.
Watch Lesson 4 (Clip)
Deep House in Cubase - Vocal Processing:
In lesson 4 we look at ways to fatten up a mono vocal take, employing reverb and stereo delay to make it sound bigger and adding extra takes on the left and right channels to widen the stereo mix. Learn how to apply EQ and compression in this short clip.
Watch Lesson 11 (Clip)
Deep House in Cubase - Mixdown:
In the final lesson of the Deep House course Jon fully mixes the track from start to finish. He shares all his secrets and tips gained over several years of producing music. This is a 10 minute clip of the 32 minute lesson.
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Jon Merritt (producer & founder of Born To Produce) has been making tunes for over 18 years and has been teaching for the last 8 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.
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