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N-ISC08: Introduction to Cubase

N-ISC08: Introduction to Cubase
COURSE INFORMATIONCURRICULUM LAYOUT

COURSE OVERVIEW

Start a career in music technology today. Get to learn the full potential of CUBASE DAW Software and lay down the correct foundation to produce music professionally.

This powerful Introduction to Cubase software course will explore the main windows, functions and abilities of CUBASE digital audio software workstation used to record and produce professional music digitally.

Get 50% discount on the lastest full version of Cubase DAW sotware once registered for the course 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

Audio drivers and VST connections
The Cubase working environments
Record and edit Audio & MIDI
The arranger track and chord functions
Work with the software mixer
Understand and work with the score editor
Load Virtual Instruments and sounds
Arrange and Mix in the arrangement window
Work with quantification and automation
Working with send and Insert Effects
Apply audio effects
Master and Export your audio tracks
 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

No prior musical knowledge or skills are required to study this course.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

   Computer Literacy.
   English Language aptitude: speaking, reading, writing and comprehension.

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS:

   A Passion for music
   Diligence, punctuality and dedication
   An Inquisitive attitude
 

ABOUT CLASSES

This course allows for only 16 students per intake to secure maximum contact with the students. Each student will work on a dedicated DAW workstation during the course. Classes consist of practical hand's-on class exercises, demonstrations and assignments.

   Full time classes are presented over 4 days from 9:30 till 16:30 in the afternoons
   Part time classes are presented on two week-days per week over 4 weeks from 18:00 till 21:00 in the evenings
 

PRESCRIBED MATERIAL

TEXTBOOKS

The prescribed course textbooks are not included in the course fee. All other course notes and material are included.

SOFTWARE

The course is based on the latest version of Steinberg Cubase Digital Audio Workstation Software.

HARDWARE

Everything you need to successfully complete the course is provided for on Campus during your sessions.

All enrolled students can book and use the Institution's fully equipped studios and practice room to complete their practical projects during the course.

If you want to gain more experience in music technology, excel at the software used in the course and be able to complete assessment tasks remotely, it is strongly recommended that you have access to your own DAW setup.

Registered students qualify for up to 50% student discount on software and hardware.

The course will include the following:

SESSON / WEEK: One

DAW setup / VST Connections (latency)
The Project and Editor windows Overview
Status Line / Info Line / ruler / Auto Scroll
The Track list / The Inspector / The Toolbar
Track Types
Creating, opening and saving projects
Setting up a tracks
Editing Tracks
Folder Tracks
Transport Panel / Workspaces| MediaBay
The Inspector

SESSON / WEEK: Two

Sample Editor
VarAudio / Pool / Export Audio to MIDI
Key Editor + Drum Editor
Beat Calculator / Input levels / Cycle recording
Audio Recording
Transpose functions
MIDI Recording
The Quantize Panel
Quantizing MIDI & Audio
Fades, Crossfades and envelopes
Autofades and crossfades / Event Envelopes

SESSON / WEEK: Three

The Arranger Track
Arranger events / live mode / Using Markers
Chord Functions
The MixConsole
Channel Racks / routing /concept of pre and post
Group tracks / Linking Channels
EQ Settings
Audio Effects
Send Effects - routing and bypassing
VST Instruments and Instrument Tracks
Cubase’s VST Instruments

SESSON / WEEK: Four

Instrument Tracks
Automation
Writing and recording automation data and events
Introduction To Mixing
Export Dialog \ Recap
Rhythm (drums and percussion)
Bass & Melody (Bass & Melody line Instrument)
Accompanied Instruments (strings and synths)

 

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