Cubase Progressive House - From Start To Finish

Learn how to make a complete track from start to finish.

From nothing, right through to the final mixdown, we show you... 

    • An introduction to Groove Agent and stock drum samples

    • Create a drum loop with fills and sculpt the sounds to fit together

    • Easily program epic sounding chord progressions by using 'Chord Pad'

    • Record and manipulate a bassline using Cubase's Retrologue

    • Add additional arpeggiators and melodies with Cubase's Halion SE

    • How to EQ, add compression and FX to get elements to sit well in the mix

    • Arrange your track including interest, dynamics, structure, variation, energy builds and releases

    • Professionally mix your track to a very high standard using automation, EQ, compression and filters

    • Master your track at home

    • Full version of Cubase 8 recommended but not essential

    • NO THIRD PARTY PLUGINS USED - Just Cubase Plugins

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Lesson 1 : Intro & Setting Up (22 mins)

What makes a progressive house track?

Best way to approach a track

Setting up your Cubase workspaces and mixer

Setting up FX channels in preparation

Lesson 2 : Drums (44 mins)

Creating a drum loop using Groove Agent

Using multiple outputs

Using MIDI insert FX

Introducing the new ‘render in place’ function

EQ ing each drum for a cleaner mix

      Lesson 3 : Chord Pad (31 mins)

      Tidying your working area

      Making epic chords with Cubase’s ‘Chord Pad’

      Easily find chords that work together

      How to use your PC keyboard as a musical keyboard

      EQ ing your pad sounds to fit in the mix cleanly

      Getting the popular ‘pumping’ effect on the pads

      Lesson 4 : Bass (29 mins)

      Selecting and sculpting a bass sound from Retrologue

      Recording in a bassline with your keyboard

      Manipulating the MIDI to fit with the track

      Adding other melodic elements with Halion SE

      Adjusting an arpeggiator within Halion SE

      Sculpting the sounds with EQ, compression, FX and the new Envelope Shaper

      EQ ing the lead melody to bite through the mix

      Lesson 5 : Arrangement Main (28 mins)

      Changing the style of the arpeggiator manually by manipulating the MIDI notes

      Adding more elements to the structure to fill out the mix

      How to approach building your arrangement

      Programming a skeleton structure as a basis

      Lesson 6 : Arrangement Intro (28 mins)

      Programming the minimal intro section of the track

      How to freeze files and why

      Changing some elements to give more of a progressive feel

      Layering the bass with an additional sub to add low energy

      Continuing to sculpt sounds as we go

      Lesson 7 : Adding FX (44 mins)

      Adjusting elements with fresh ears

      Creating a different bass structure for the intro

      Why we use FX

      How to create your own white noise effect

      How to automate the cut off frequency to build intensity

      Learn what FX work well on white noise

      Adding crashes, sweep ups and sweep downs and sculpting with EQ and adding FX so they sit in the correct area of the mix

      Lesson 8 : Mixdown 1 (31 mins)

      Addressing more obvious problems initially

      Layering up elements to fatten and thicken the sound

      Adding a snare roll and layering it to create a big crescendo

      EQ, Compression, FX added to gel elements into the mix

      2 different ways to record and automation

      Adding variation to elements to keep the interest

      How to mix the track so it progresses

      Lesson 9 : Mixdown 2 (49 mins)

      Re-addressing some elements with fresh ears

      Fine tuning the mix with automation

      The importance of listening on other systems and with a rest

      Automating delaysfor breakdowns in line with typical progressive house tracks

      How to introduce the next element and section within your mix

      Adapting the FX to suit the mood in the track

      Programming small drum fills

      Layering up FX for greater effect

      Positioning elements in the mix – pan and depth

      Creating a DJ friendly outro

      Lesson 10 : Mastering (29 mins)

      Mastering engineer vs  home mastering

      7 steps to mastering an electronic track

      How to apply Compression, EQ, Stereo Image, Tape Saturation etc

      Finding and removing resonant frequencies

      How to apply a limiter

       

      Bonus Lesson : Easy Scales & Riffs (10 mins)

      What Apps to use on what platforms

      Easily finding what notes will work in your tracks and what won't

      Tips and tricks on easily programming a riff with no musical knowledge

       

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