Higher Education

Cubase 5 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide, 1st Edition

  • Michael Miller
  • Robert Guerin
  • ISBN-10: 1435455118  |  ISBN-13: 9781435455115
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2005, 2004
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00 List Price = $ 39.99
  • Newer Edition Available



Get ready to dive into Cubase 5! 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 5 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 5, including its new vocal editing and pitch correction effects, LoopMash and Beat Designer features, and virtual MIDI keyboard. 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

  • Covers all the essential, as well as the not so common, functions that can save time for the user.
  • Online exercises are designed to let the reader go through what has been discussed in each chapter to enforce what has been learned.
  • The "How to Do It Reference Guide" in the appendix is a great time-saving tool to learn how to perform a specific operation quickly.
  • This book covers both versions (Mac, PC) and describes the differences along the way.

Table of Contents

1. Basic Concepts.
2. Cubase Terminology.
3. Setting Up Peripherals.
4. Monitoring Audio.
5. New Project.
6. Control Room Mixer.
7. SoundFrame.
8. Recording Audio.
9. Using Instruments.
10. Recording MIDI.
11. ReWire.
12. Insert Effects;
13. Pool.
14. Advanced Recording Options.
15. Project Navigation.
16. The Project Window.
17. MIDI Tracks.
18. Audio Tracks.
19. Sample Editor.
20. Audio Processing Options.
21. Vocal Editing;
22. Editing MIDI Events.
23. Key Editor.
24. Drum Editors.
25. MIDI Menu Options.
26. Quantizing Your Events.
27. MIDI Track Effects.
28. Edit Menu Options.
29. Play Order Track.
30. Tempo Track.
31. Beats and Loops;
32. Working in Sync.
33. Mixer.
34. FX Channel Tracks.
35. Equalization.
36. Group Channel Tracks.
37. Writing Automation.
38. Automation Techniques.
39. Surround Mixing.
40. Final Mix Export.
41. Project Customization.
42. Project Optimization.

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 www.molehillgroup.com. He can be contacted via email at cubase@molehillgroup.com.

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!