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Macros: Time-saving Workflow Wins In Cubase

Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques
Published August 2018
By John Walden

Screen 1: Macros are built as command sequences in the Key Command window, as shown here for our first example.Screen 1: Macros are built as command sequences in the Key Command window, as shown here for our first example.

As these vocal examples demonstrate, Cubase’s Macros enable you to streamline your workflow significantly and save yourself considerable time.

Most time-saving Cubase features — the Workspace system, Key Commands, the Media Bay and the Project Logical Editor spring to mind — require you to invest a chunk of your time, but it’s worth it because that investment will be returned many times over in your projects. This month, I want to look at another such time-saver: Cubase’s Macro system. To help you get to grips with Macros, I’ll take you through some of the ones I’ve created to save time when recording and editing vocal parts.

The Key To Macros

Macros seem to scare some people, perhaps because it all looks a little too much like ‘programming’,...

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Published August 2018