Music production fundamentals in Cubase 12

Welcome to the online course on Music Production Fundamentals in Cubase 12 for beginners! This course is designed to help you navigate the exciting world of music production using one of the industry’s leading software – Cubase 12.

Throughout this course, you will gain a solid understanding of music production techniques, learn how to use the Cubase 12 interface, set up and manage your first project, record and edit music, work with virtual instruments and effects, and finally, master the art of mixing and exporting your tracks.

This course is structured in a way that makes it easy for beginners to understand and progress at their own pace. Therefore, we highly recommend you to take all lessons in order, as each module builds upon the knowledge acquired in the previous one.

We understand that learning a new software can be challenging, but with patience, persistence, and practice, you will be able to create your own music in no time. Remember, every great producer started somewhere and your journey begins here with Cubase 12.

So, gear up for an exciting journey into the world of music production. Good luck and may your creativity flow like never before!

Module 1: Getting Started with Cubase 12

  1. Introduction to the course
  2. Overview of Music Production
  3. Introduction to Cubase 12
  4. Installing and setting up Cubase 12

Module 2: Understanding the Cubase Interface

  1. Overview of the Cubase interface
  2. Navigating the project window
  3. Understanding the mixer
  4. Exploring the transport panel

Module 3: Setting up Your First Project

  1. Creating a new project
  2. Setting up project preferences
  3. Importing audio and MIDI files
  4. Using the MediaBay to organize sounds

Module 4: Recording and Editing in Cubase

  1. Basics of audio and MIDI recording
  2. Editing audio: cut, copy, paste, and quantize features
  3. MIDI editing techniques
  4. Introduction to VariAudio for pitch correction

Module 5: Working with Virtual Instruments and Effects

  1. Overview of Virtual Instruments in Cubase
  2. Using Cubase’s built-in instruments: HALion Sonic SE, Groove Agent SE, and more
  3. Adding effects and EQ to tracks
  4. Automating effects and parameters

Module 6: Mixing and Mastering in Cubase

  1. Introduction to mixing concepts: levels, panning, balance
  2. Using EQ, compression, and reverb in the mix
  3. Mastering basics: loudness, EQ, and stereo imaging
  4. Using Cubase’s mastering plugins: Maximiser, Limiter, etc.

Module 7: Exporting and Sharing Your Music

  1. Preparing your project for export
  2. Exporting your final mixdown
  3. Sharing your music: formats and platforms

Module 8: Final Project and Course Wrap-Up

  1. Creating a complete track using learned techniques
  2. Course Wrap-Up