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Cubase: Transpose Track Tricks

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques
Published December 2017
By John Walden

Ready for that classic semitone ‘lift’ for the last chorus? The Transpose Track makes it easy.Ready for that classic semitone ‘lift’ for the last chorus? The Transpose Track makes it easy.

Cubase’s audio transpose features open up some interesting creative possibilities.

The ability to transpose parts after they’ve been recorded can be useful for a number of reasons, and Cubase offers a number of tools that make this possible, for both MIDI and audio. In the article that follows, I’ll run through a few examples to help you get started.

All Change

Tucked away under the Add Track menu option alongside Cubase’s other track types is the Transpose Track. As a broad-brush tool for transposing your entire project or just a specific section of it, the Transpose Track is easy to use and very useful. Once added to your project, the Pencil tool lets you add transpose events (they look a bit like an empty MIDI clip). These extend from the insertion point to the...

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Published December 2017