Cubase 6 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide, 1st Edition

  • Michael Miller
  • Robert Guerin
  • ISBN-10: 1435460227  |  ISBN-13: 9781435460225
  • 496 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2005
  • © 2012 | Published
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Get ready to dive into Cubase 6! This book provides a thorough look at the most common as well as lesser-known features of this impressive digital audio production software. Beyond describing the features of the program and how they work, CUBASE 6 POWER! tells why to use certain features and when they are most beneficial to your recording project. You'll gain a better understanding of Cubase while learning how to use all the exciting new tools in version 6, including its improved audio editing, redesigned user interface, Lane Tracks and Track Edit Groups, and new VST instruments. Packed with useful tips and detailed explanations, this book is your guide to taking advantage of all that Cubase has to offer and making a powerful difference in your music creation.

Features and Benefits

  • Reflecting the evolutionary progress of the Cubase program, CUBASE 6 POWER addresses changes to program interface and workflow, new and updated instruments, and enhanced drum editing features.
  • The text covers both essential and less-common Cubase 6 functions that can save time and enhance results.
  • Practical examples and real-world advice help readers create professional-level projects--even in a home studio.
  • Ideal for any Cubase 6 user, the text covers both Mac and PC versions, as well as the different levels of the program (Cubase, Cubase Artist, and Cubase Essential), describing the differences along the way.

Table of Contents

Part I: SETUP.
1. Introducing Basic Concepts.
2. Understanding Cubase Terminology.
3. Setting Up Peripherals.
4. Monitoring Audio.
5. Creating a New Project.
6. Using the Control Room Mixer.
7. Using VST Sound.
8. Recording Audio.
9. Overdubbing.
10. Using VST and MIDI Instruments.
11. Recording MIDI.
12. Using ReWire.
13. Using Insert Effects.
14. Using the Pool.
15. Navigating Project Window.
16. Mastering Project Navigation.
17. Navigating MIDI Tracks.
18. Navigating Audio Tracks.
19. Using the Sample Editor.
20. Using Audio Processing Options.
21. Editing Vocals.
22. Editing MIDI Events.
23. Using the Key Editor.
24. Editing and Replacing Drum Tracks.
25. Understanding MIDI Menu Options.
26. Quantizing Events.
27. Adding MIDI Track Effects.
28. Mastering Edit Menu Options.
29. Using the Arranger Track.
30. Using the Tempo Track.
31. Working with Beats and Loops.
32. Working in Sync.
33. Understanding the Mixer.
34. Working with FX Channel Tracks.
35. Adding Equalization.
36. Working with Group Channel Tracks.
37. Writing Automation.
38. Using MIDI SysEx.
39. Mixing for Surround Sound.
40. Exporting the Final Mix.
41. Customizing Your Project.
42. Optimizing Your Project.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael Miller

Michael Miller has written more than 100 non-fiction books over the past two decades. Collectively, his books have sold more than one million copies. Many of his books build on his experience as a musician, which includes a stint at the Indiana University School of Music's prestigious Jazz Studies program, as well as many years as a working musician. Learn more about Michael and his books at He can be contacted via email at

Robert Guerin

A composer for the past 18 years and a music enthusiast since 1976, Robert Guérin has worked on different personal and professional projects, such as feature and short films, television themes, and educational and corporate videos. As a professor, Robert has put together several courses covering a wide range of topics, such as computer software for musicians, digital audio technologies, sound on the Web, sound in multimedia productions, hard disk recording, and many more. He has been program coordinator at Trebas Institute in Montreal and a part-time professor at Vanier College, also in Montreal. Robert has developed online courses on sound integration in Web pages and has written several articles, tutorials, and software reviews for audio and music related online magazines. Robert has authored five editions of CUBASE POWER! He has also written two editions of MIDI POWER! and co-wrote NUENDO POWER!