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Matthew Loel. T. Hepworth, a long-time Cubase user and Steinberg product specialist, will demonstrate tips and discuss more advanced topics on working with Cubase 4. This Cubase 4 tutorial covers the newly expanded features, the intuitive interface and integration of external audio and MIDI compatible hardware. You will learn the essential information needed to use this software effectively, and this new level of competence will undoubtedly speed up your workflow and boost your creativity. Steinberg Cubase is one of the top workstations available for digital music creation, audio editing, sequencing, and digital audio recording. This training will ensure that you can effectively harness that power.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

Who is it for?

  • Job seekers
  • Graduates
  • Students
  • Music students
  • Music producers
  • Singers
  • Music Teachers
  • Singing Teachers
  • Musician

Course Outline:

This course is comprised of the following modules: 

  • Module 01: Introduction
  • Module 02: QuickStart
  • Module 03: Installation and Setup
  • Module 04: Launching Cubase The First Time
  • Module 05: Getting Started With Cubase
  • Module 06: Operations
  • Module 07: Standard Cubase Conventions
  • Module 08: Working With MIDI
  • Module 09: Recording and Editing MIDI and Instrument Tracks
  • Module 10: Things to Know Before Recording Your Audio
  • Module 11: Recording Your First Audio Track With a Microphone
  • Module 12: Editing Audio Tracks
  • Module 13: Adding Inserts, FX Channels and EQ
  • Module 14: Other Track Types and Their Uses
  • Module 15: The Mixer Window
  • Module 16: Using VST Instruments
  • Module 17: ReWire
  • Module 18: Using Loops
  • Module 19: The Pool
  • Module 20: Undo and Redo
  • Module 21: Record Modes
  • Module 22: Automation
  • Module 23: Advanced MIDI Editing
  • Module 24: Advanced MIDI Operations
  • Module 25: Using MIDI Functions
  • Module 26: Using Logical Presets
  • Module 27: Advanced Audio Editing
  • Module 28: Freezing
  • Module 29: Mixing to CD, iPod and the Internet
  • Module 30: Conclusion

Course Duration:

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

Method of Assessment:

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.


Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Cubase 4: The Essentials.

Entry Requirement:

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

Career Path:

Develop your knowledge and skills of this digital audio workstation which is used for recording, editing and arranging. Learn how to use the software more effectively, improve your competence level and boost your creativity in this regard. Carry out functions like digital music creation, audio editing, sequencing, and digital audio recording. A career with bright prospects await you with the completion of this course. According to www.payscale.uk, some of the key job positions along with the average UK salary per annum you can go for after completing this course will be as follows.

  • Musician or Singer – £26,036 per annum
  • Music Producer – £25,025 per annum
  • Music Teacher – £27,920 per annum
  • Music composer – £37,586 per annum

Presenter Information: 

Matthew was born into an “artsy” family. His father was a musician with a Ph.D. in music, and his mother is a dance instructor. So the arts were very influential during his upbringing. Later, Matt developed in interest in computers. In 1984, he hooked a Prophet 5 to his Commodore 64 with Steinberg’s Pro16 software via MIDI. He was hooked. Since then, he’s become and accomplished musician playing a variety of instruments, including Bass Guitar and Theremin. He works as an independent product specialist for Steinberg, Yamaha, and Tascam. He’s also deeply involved in professional video and photography. But his love of music keeps him busy with teaching, mixing and mastering. 


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Course Curriculum

Free Introduction
Cubase 4 The Essentials FREE 00:00:00
1: Introduction
2: QuickStart
1. Part A, Connecting Sound Card, Mic and MIDI Keyboard, New Project, Adding Audio Track and MIDI Track, Using Transport Window 00:00:00
2. Part B, Recording Audio Track, Recording MIDI Track, Adding Instrument Track, Using Halion One, Browse Preset 00:00:00
3: Installation and Setup
4: Launching Cubase The First Time
5: Getting Started With Cubase
1. Part A, New Project, What a Project Is, What Project Management is and Why It’s Important 00:00:00
2. Part B, Navigating Project Window, Project Window Columns, Viewing Inspector, Viewing Event Infoline, Viewing Overview 00:00:00
3. Part C, Transport Window, Explanation of Segments of Transport Window and Buttons 00:00:00
4. Part D, Adding Tracks, Differences Between Audio, MIDI and Instrument Tracks, Using Inspector to Change Track Properties 00:00:00
5. Part E, Project Window Features, Editing Tools, Snapping, Song Follow, Track Coloring, Zooming 00:00:00
6: Operations
1. Part A, Set-Up ASIO or Core Audio Soundcard, Set-Up Monitoring Preferences, Auto Save Feature, Project Set-Up Settings 00:00:00
2. Part B, Configuring Soundcard Inputs-Outputs, Cubase Mixer, How Project Window Relates to Mixer Window 00:00:00
7: Standard Cubase Conventions
1. Part A, Keyboard Shortcuts, Using Left-Right Locators, Using Numeric Keypad, Using Key Commands 00:00:00
2. Part B, Keyboard Shortcuts, The Project Window, Toolbar and Key Commands for Each Tool, Undo-Redo-History 00:00:00
3. Part C, Importance of Metronome or Click Track, Using Beat Calculator, Using Tempo Track 00:00:00
8: Working With MIDI
1. Part A, What is MIDI and How Used Within Cubase, Difference Between MIDI Sounds and VST Instruments, How to Connect External MID 00:00:00
2. Part B, Multi-timbral MIDI Operation, Describe Ports-Parts and Channels, Multi-Timbral External MIDI Devices and VST Instruments 00:00:00
9: Recording and Editing MIDI and Instrument Tracks
1. Part A, Creating Track, Assigning MIDI Destination and Recording, Quantizing MIDI, Cycle or Loop Recording, Cut-Copy-Paste 00:00:00
2. Part B, Editing MIDI in Project Window, Key Editor, List Editorr and Score Editor 00:00:00
10: Things to Know Before Recording Your Audio
11: Recording Your First Audio Track With a Microphone
12: Editing Audio Tracks
13: Adding Inserts, FX Channels and EQ
14: Other Track Types and Their Uses
15: The Mixer Window
1. Part A, The 3 Levels of the Mixer, Showing-Hiding Tracks, Inputs and Extended Mixer Settings 00:00:00
2. Part B, Setup Group Channels, Input-Output Assignments, Assigning Multiple Tracks to Group Channels, Cut-Copy-Paste for Track Pa 00:00:00
16: Using VST Instruments
17: ReWire
18: Using Loops
19: The Pool
1. Part A, Defining Cubase Pool, How Pool Relates to DAW Program, 3 Different Pool Folders, Recovering Older Takes, EmPartying Tras 00:00:00
2. Part B, Minimizing Audio Files, How Pool Relates to Proper Project Management, How to Consolidate Project 00:00:00
3. Why Naming Your Tracks is So Important 00:00:00
20: Undo and Redo
21: Record Modes
1. Part A, Linear Recording Mode, 3 Different Record Modes, Differences Between MIDI and Audio Linear Mode Recording 00:00:00
2. Part B, Cycle Record Modes, 5 Cycle Record Modes, Differences Between MIDI and Audio Cycle Mode Recording, Using Stacked Record 00:00:00
22: Automation
23: Advanced MIDI Editing
1. Part A, Key Editor, Key Editor Tools, Editing Note Data, Velocity Data and Other Controller Data, Step Recording, Edit-In-Place 00:00:00
2. Part B, Drum Editor, Drum Editor Tools, Editing Drum Note Data and Drum Note Velocity Data 00:00:00
3. Part C, List Editor, List Editor Tools, Editing Note Data, Velocity Data and Other Controller Data 00:00:00
24: Advanced MIDI Operations
25: Using MIDI Functions
26: Using Logical Presets
27: Advanced Audio Editing
28: Freezing
29: Mixing to CD, iPod and the Internet
30: Conclusion

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