Here's a collection of the most recent and previous 100 Cubase Notes monthly articles from SOUND ON SOUND magazine. The most recently-published 5 workshops are locked and accessible only to subscribers, but the others are now free for all to enjoy.

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Making The Most Of Cubase

The Big Squeeze

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Make your Cubase mixes pack more punch with master‑bus compression.

Spread Of Heaven

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Make full use of your speakers with these stereo enhancement tips for Cubase.

On The Bounce | Media

Audio files to accompany the article.

On The Bounce

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Bouncing Cubase's MIDI and VSTi parts down to audio opens up a whole new world of processing possibilities.

Kick It Up

Cubase Tips and Technique

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Got a drum loop with a great groove but a less-than-great kick sound? Let's beef it up...

Previous 100 CUBASE NOTES workshops (unlocked)

Control Freak

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Cubase offers several different ways to take advantage of your master keyboard's knobs, buttons and faders.

Vari Ability

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Perfect your vocal pitch-correction techniques with Cubase's VariAudio.

On Your Marks

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Get more done in less time, with these workflow tips for Cubase 7.

Keyboard Fraud

Cubase Tips & Techiques

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With the Chord Track, even the most keyboard-phobic and ham-fisted of composers can play in their piano parts!

Step Up!

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Cubase's StepDesigner offers a surprising amount of creative potential.

Freq Out!

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Let's assume you've recorded and edited your next hit single in Cubase, and now you'd like to construct a mix whose instruments go hand in hand...

Match & Mix

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Cubase 7 includes the Voxengo CurveEQ plug-in, which matches the frequency responses of different sounds.

Sweet Harmony | Media

Cubase Tips & Techniques

Audio files to accompany the article.

Sweet Harmony

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Want to fake some vocal harmony parts? Cubase 7 has a range of tools that can help you...

Re-chord Industry | Media

Cubase Tips & Techniques

Audio files to accompany the article.

Re-chord Industry

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Using Cubase 7’s powerful new Chord Track, you can completely rework your existing compositions.

Bright Idea

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Try out some ’80s-style high-frequency enhancement by recreating the famous ‘Dolby A’ trick with Cubase’s bundled plug-ins.

Bright Idea | Media

Cubase Tips & Techniques

Audio files to accompany the article.

All Mixed Up

Cubase Tips & Techniques

Cubase 7’s Mix Console is far more capable than its predecessors, but can be daunting to newcomers. We show you how to configure it to your needs.

Pad World

Cubase Tips & Technique

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Steinberg’s Padshop can be used to create excellent rhythmic effects.

Pad World | Media

Cubase Notes | Media

Audio files to accompany the article.

The Tempo Trap

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Learn how to march to a different beat in Cubase, by locking a tempo-varying performance to a fixed beat — and vice-versa.

Lock Tight Super Groove

Cubase Tips & Techniques

If you want to overdub programmed parts to a performance that varies in tempo, Cubase has all the tools you need.

Get Real

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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These simple steps in Cubase 5 will make your programmed acoustic drum tracks sound more authentic.

Get Real | Media

Cubase Tips & Techniques

Audio files to accompany the article.

Smoother Groover

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Find out how to build a natural-sounding acoustic drum kit in Cubase’s Groove Agent One.

Amp It Up!

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Get creative with your guitar tones, using Cubase’s VST Amp Rack

Amp It Up! | Media

Cubase Tips & Techniques

Audio files to accompany the article

Groove-quantise, Part 2

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Cubase’s quantise tools aren’t just for MIDI these days: find out how to make your recorded audio parts sit in the same groove.

Groove-quantise, Part 1

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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The groove‑quantise functions in Cubase allow you to tighten your performance without killing that all‑important human feel.

Control Room

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Learn to switch between monitor systems with Cubase’s Control Room.

Control Room

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Manage multiple monitor mixes with Cubase’s Control Room.

Multitracking Drums

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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If you’ve ever wanted to tighten the timing of multitrack drums in Cubase, look no further...

Multitrack Comping

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Cubase’s new comping facilities allow you to assemble the perfect multitrack recording from several takes.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Mastering keyboard shortcuts makes Cubase easier to use and is good for your health!

Using Outboard Gear

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Recording and mixing with outboard gear in Cubase 6.

Liven Up Your Drum Loops, Part 3

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Mangling your old drum loops is easy with Cubase 6’s LoopMash 2 plug-in. • Read Part 1 • Read Part 2

Liven Up Your Drum Loops, Part 2

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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We introduce even more ways to spice up your drum loops in Cubase. • Read Part 1 • Read Part 3

Liven Up Your Drum Loops, Part 1

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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If you want to breathe new life into your drum loop library, Cubase has the tools. You just need the know-how! • Read Part 2 • Read Part 3

Vocal Comping

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Comping the perfect vocal from multiple takes is a common editing task — and Cubase 6 makes it easier than ever.

Send Effects: More Than Reverb & Delay

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Cubase’s send effects aren’t just for reverb and delay!

Keyboards & Other Controllers

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Not everyone uses keyboards to get their MIDI into Cubase, and with other controllers you may need to do a little more work...

Media Composers

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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They shoot, you score! Cubase includes all the tools a would-be media composer needs to get started.

Automation Modes

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Have you ever wondered how best to use the different automation modes in Cubase? Then read on...

Switching To 64-bit?

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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John Walden considers the leap from 32 to 64.

MIDI Controllers

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Even a handful of knobs and sliders on a MIDI master keyboard are enough to give you hands-on control of your Cubase mix.

Level Meters

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Knowing how to interpret and act on Cubase's level meters can help you to make better mixes.

Project Templates

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Creating your own project templates is one of those useful housekeeping jobs you can do when you’re in a less creative mood.

Archive Your Projects

Cubase Tips & Techniques

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In Cubase 5, Steinberg introduced some powerful batch-export options, which have removed many project archiving and transfer frustrations.

Logical Editor

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Administration is a bore, but Cubase 5's Project Logical Editor can take the hard work out of keeping your projects tidy.

Musical Cues For Video

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Just how do you write musical cues to match the length of a video in Cubase?

Cubase: DIY Vocal Rider

Cubase Notes & Techniques

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Waves ground-breaking Vocal Rider plug-in takes the pain out of vocal level-automation, but if your budget cant stretch that far, you can get part of the way there using nothing more than Cubase 5s built-in processors.

Cubase: DIY Vocal Rider | Audio & Project Files

Hear For Yourself

Audio files in our SoundCloud player, with downloadable high-res WAVs for your convenience.

Dance Music Filter Effects with Cubase 5

Cubase Notes & Techniques

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Filter sweeps and rhythmic filter effects are a key element in dance music — and theyre easy to create with Cubase 5s bundled plug-ins...

Dance Music Filter Effects with Cubase 5 | Audio

Audio Examples from Cubase Techniques May 2010

These files accompany the Cubase Technique Filter Sweeps workshop for SOS May 2010 (...

Using Cubase's Chorder Plug-in

Cubase Notes & Techniques

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We show you how to coax a more convincing performance from your VST instruments using Cubases Chorder plug-in.

Using Cubase's Chorder | Audio

Hear For Yourself

Audio Examples From Cubase Techniques April 2010

Cubeat Detective

Cubase Notes & Techniques

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Unlike other DAWs, Cubase has no dedicated support for phase-locked timing correction of multitrack drums. But with a little imagination, it is possible...

Building Your Own Multi-articulation Instrument

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Last month, we introduced Cubases VST Expression facility. Now its time to build your own multi-articulation instrument.

Cubase: Multi-articulation | Audio

Audio Examples From Cubase Techniques February 2010

This accompanies the Cubase Technique VST Expression workshop for SOS February 2010 (...

VST Expression

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

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VST Expression, introduced in Cubase 5, enables you to extract the best from multi-articulation sample libraries.

Cubase: VST Expression | Audio

Audio Examples From Cubase Techniques January 2010

This contains the three separate files to accompany the SOS January 2010 Cubase Technique workshop (...

Replacing Drums With Groove Agent One

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

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We examine the potential of Cubase's Groove Agent One for drum replacement.

Cubase Techniques | Audio

Audio Examples From Cubase Techniques December 2009

Here is a selection of audio files to accompany this month's Cubase Technique (...

Technique Workshop | Audio

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Links to Audio files which accompany this month's Cubase techniques article.

VariAudio: Extracting MIDI From Audio Files

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

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More than just a pitch-correction tool, Cubase's VariAudio offers a means of extracting MIDI data from audio files.

Great Loops With LoopMash

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Breathe new life into your loops with Cubase's LoopMash.

Electric Guitar Effects Chains

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

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No guitar effects in Cubase? Actually, there are more options than you can count...

Pitch Perfect With VariAudio

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

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In VariAudio, Cubase 5 users have a sophisticated pitch-correction tool.

Quick Controls | Track Presets | Media Files

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Download a ZIP file of the Track Presets that accompany July 2009's Cubase Notes workshop on Quick Controls automation.

Quick Controls

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

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With even a basic hardware MIDI controller, Quick Controls make writing automation in Cubase much more convenient.

Cubase: Get The Funk Out | Audio Files

Funky Guitar Processing In Cubase

Links to audio files that accompany the SOS MAY 2009 Cubase article, for newsstand/bookstore readers who do not have eSub-access to the main web article.

Duck Down

Ducking At Mixdown in Cubase

Learn how to avoid frequency clashes in your mix, with our tutorial on advanced ducking techniques in Cubase.

Ducking At Mixdown

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

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Learn how to avoid frequency clashes in your mix, with our tutorial on advanced ducking techniques in Cubase.

Advanced Vocal Compression

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

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We explore some of the advanced parallel compression techniques used by top mix engineer Michael Brauer — and how you can recreate them using Cubase.

Cubase: Advanced Vocal Compression — Audio Files

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We explore some of the advanced parallel compression techniques used by top mix engineer Michael Brauer — and how you can recreate them using Cubase.

Drum Maps

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Many Cubase users also own high-quality drum virtual instruments and sample libraries that aren't mapped to the GM standard. Fortunately, you can create your own dedicated drum maps.

Cubase 4 Example Drum Maps

Download DRM Files

Here are the files that accompany SOS February 2009's Cubase 4 workshop on Drum Maps.

Timing Correction

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

With Cubase 4.1, Steinberg overhauled the Sample Editor, creating a very powerful new tool for real-time pitch and time manipulation.

Vocal Processing

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Having done your best to capture a high-quality recording of your vocals, how best do you go about processing them so they work in your mix?

Linked Channels

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

If you want to group tracks in Cubase, Group channels aren't always the best option. We explore what you can and can't do with the Link Channels function.

Aligning Kick & Bass Parts

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Kick drums and bass instruments underpin most contemporary popular music, and it sometimes pays to tweak performances so they work better together.

Multitrack Export Revisited

Exploring Cubase 4.1's Audio Input Routing

Cubase's new routing options enable you to export multiple audio tracks in one go: we take you step by step through the process.

Loop Management: SoundFrame & MediaBay

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

For some, the jury is still out on Steinberg's ambitious SoundFrame and MediaBay concepts, but for certain tasks they can definitely be useful — getting your loop library organised, for example...

Spector Synth

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Our recent explorations of the new software synthesizers introduced in Cubase 4 conclude with a tour around Spector...

Spector Synth | Audio Files

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Here are the URL links to the audio examples that accompany and enhance the July 2008 Cubase Notes article.

Making More Of The Mystic Synth

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

We dive deeper than the presets to discover what you can do with Cubase 4's most complex bundled soft synth.

Making More Of The Mystic Synth | Audio Files

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Links to the Mystic Synth audio examples that accompany June 2008's Cubase Notes.

Building Bass Sounds With Prologue

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

There's more to Prologue than its presets — and it doesn't take long to create some excellent and unique patches.

Mix Management

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Crafting the perfect mix is a difficult task, but often all you need is a bit of organisation to make things quicker, easier and more rewarding.

Side-chaining

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Cubase 4.1 brings a wealth of new features: we explore what you can do with the new side-chaining function.

Using Arpache

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

It's so easy to reach for the same audio plug-ins time after time — but MIDI plug-ins such as Arpache can bring something different and shouldn't be overlooked.

Solving MIDI Timing Problems

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Early notes, late notes, stacked notes... There's a range of problems that could stem from MIDI timing issues — but fortunately we have solutions to offer.

Audio Warp

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Cubase's audio warp facilities provide a powerful toolkit for manipulating the timing of recorded audio to fit grids and grooves.

Using Reverb & Delay

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Reverb and delay are vital tools for mixing. We explain how to get the best from Cubase's bundled plug-ins.

Time-stretching

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Cubase is packed with as much functionality as Doctor Who's TARDIS for bending the laws of time, and while the basics are easy, it pays to explore a little deeper.

MIDI Dynamics | Audio

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Controlling your synth's dynamics using MIDI, rather than audio plug-ins, can offer you greater flexibility and good results. Here's how you do it.

MIDI Dynamics

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Controlling your synth's dynamics using MIDI, rather than audio plug-ins, can offer you greater flexibility and good results. Here's how you do it.

Working With Multiple Takes

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Love it or loathe it, computer-based recording has made compiling the perfect performance a whole lot easier than with that pesky tape. We look at 'comping' techniques in Cubase 4.

Creating Rhythmic Effects With MIDI Gate

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Using a gate to create rhythmic performances from sustained sounds is a classic dance music trick, but the same approach can work in almost any contemporary music style. Find out more...

Creating Rhythm Effects With MIDI Gate | Audio Files

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

For newsstand readers without subscriber access rights, here is an unlocked version of the MP3 audio files that accompany the June 2007 Cubase Notes article.

Drum Triggering

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

If you've ever wanted a cheap and easy way to do drum replacement with Cubase, there are some good solutions out there...

Multi-band Compression

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

Dynamics processing plays an important part in almost all modern music production. We look at some practical examples using Cubase 4's built-in dynamics plug-ins.

 

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