Music Production In Cubase
Grade 1 (For Schools/Academies)
Grade 1 (For Schools/Academies)
This is a complete system that will allow a teacher with little to no experience in teaching Cubase, lead a class of students (in-class or remotely) through the course to completion.
Each student will receive a 'Born To Produce' Certificate of completion.
Only Cubase stock VST's used
Why this course will make a huge difference to you, your students and your school/academy?
'Music Production In Cubase - Grade 1' is designed to help students take their first steps into the world of music production, and provide a depth of knowledge that will help them in further studies like GCSE, HND and Degree. It also provides practical knowledge that can help students who want to pursue a career in many fields like music production, sound design, film, broadcasting and recording, at the same time saving teachers, schools and academies valuable time, resources and money. On top of this, teachers will have access to a support page with a portal of help videos should they be required. We also provide all the necessary information and knowledge for the teacher to familiarize themselves with the course material so they are fully prepared for each lesson.
How does it work?
This course is designed in such a way that the students can follow along with the easy step by step method via video lessons, with minimal input by the teacher. At the end of each module, the teacher will sign off a few simple check points to monitor progress. No-one has to be a Cubase expert to teach this course, but by the end of it your students will have gained enough knowledge about Cubase and music production to be very confident in their abilities. Each of the 10 video lessons are designed to fill up a 45-60 minute teaching session when followed in the recommended step by step format (this may vary depending on the size of the class and the prior knowledge and ability of the students. We assumed a level of complete beginner when we designed the course). This course can be integrated into your current curriculum or can be offered as an after school class.
All students will receive a PDF 'Born To Produce Certificate of completion' on fully signed off completion of the course; provided enough licences have been purchased (one license per student, one Certificate per license).
A boon for schools and academies
Using our unique system, schools can offer this brand new Music Tech course to their students, without the need for expensive staff training or the need to hire teachers with specific experience and knowledge of rare technical skills.
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Teach Cubase and music production in a fun & easy to follow way with a course specifically designed for schools
Want to see some free taster videos? Check out the 3 free lessons below...
With this unique system, schools can offer courses to their students without the need for expensive training
Students can follow along with the video lessons with minimal input from the teacher
A help page and portal is available to the teacher 24 hours a day and live support during office hours
Grades 2-5 will follow in due course with each grade offering more advanced techniques
They'll learn various techniques such as modifying chords, creating a lead melody out of an existing chord structure and learning how to adapt a drum pattern from Groove Agent to fit the needs of the track. Although this is a basic course for total newbies, your students will gain enough knowledge to produce their own basic tracks in Cubase.
This is the final stage where it all comes together. Mixing can be one of the most difficult things to get right when you are new to making music. Here students will learn how to approach it and how to avoid common mistakes that other producers make. The key to a good mix is balance, but they need to understand what that means and how to achieve it. They're going to mix their track using most of the tools available in Cubase. We start with volume mixing and then using EQ and compression to clean and tighten. The goal here is to create a balanced mix with crystal clear separation between the elements. Finally they will export their work.
Course Sample Lessons
Lesson 1 - Getting Started
Cubase is a powerful DAW for any genre but just like any other DAW it has it's own unique quirks and workflow to master. Our graded courses make this simple for you, the teacher.
After a quick setup, Lesson 1 of this Grade 1 tutorial will ensure that your students start making a drum beat almost straight away. They'll start to explore facets of this massive and very powerful DAW as they bring in their first sounds and get used to the interface and main functions of Cubase.
Lesson 2 - Easy Chords
Programming chords and melodies can be very difficult if your students have no music theory knowledge. However, fear not... introducing the in-built Cubase Chord Pads system.
In lesson 2 they'll learn how to use Cubase Chord Pads to quickly and easily create a chord sequence which follows correct, basic musical rules. They'll learn how to just select the required scale and Cubase will then suggest chords that work with it. It also provides an easy interface so they can choose any chord variation if they want to get even more creative.
Lesson 3 - The Bassline
The low end of a track is super important and difficult to get right.
In this lesson your students are going to learn how to create a suitable bassline in Halion VST (an in-built virtual synth) by using the existing chord structure they made previously. They'll learn how to tweak the settings of the synth to suit the track better and also how to change the length and velocity of the MIDI notes for a more professional.
These video lessons are very easy to follow.
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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.
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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Hi, I know some of the Cubase trainers offers certification in Cubase user, when I say certification I mean like a diploma, not a licence to use Cubase, do you do that? And if you do that how can I get my hands on it? I'm already an advance user of Cubase Pro
Great question and it's something we have spoken to Steinberg about. However they are a little set in their ways and are nervous about putting any 'Certification' on anything. We will keep trying...
what are the system requirements
Hi Robert. The requirements to watch the videos is very minimal. Windows media player or VLC player etc is fine. To run Cubase LE the requirements are also fairly minimal and can be run on PC or MAC. Here is a link to Steinberg official site and official requirements https://new.steinberg.net/system-requirements/