Sound Editing and Mixing: Cubase 101

Duration: Saturday afternoons (13:00 - 16:00) for a period of 5 weeks, or Monday and Wednesday evenings (17:30 - 19:30) for a period of 4 weeks

This Short Learning Programme (SLP) in Sound Editing and Mixing is based on the German developed software, Cubase.  Cubase is a music software product used for music recording, arranging and editing as part of a Digital Audio Workstation. 

Programme outline
The following topics will be covered in the programme:

  • Cubase folder management
  • Device setup and I/O connections
  • Adding channels and audio
  • Mono vs. Stereo recording
  • Device drivers, busses and routing
  • Import & export
  • Cubase mixer inserts, effects and dynamics
  • EQ
  • Sends (Fx Channels)
  • Multiband vs. Single band
  • Folder and group channels
  • Editing 1 - tools and shortcuts
  • Tempo and time
  • Views
  • Cut, copy, paste and move
  • Automation and loops
  • Editing 2 - time warp
  • Pitch bend, phase, plug-ins and midi control
  • Gates and compressors
  • Midi (VST Software) – Adding instruments
  • Channels
  • Choosing instruments
  • Writing notes and creating beats