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Cubase 5 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide

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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.

Book News Annotation:

Guérin (educator, course developer, digital audio expert) and Miller (author on computers, music, business) provide a comprehensive reference and manual for Cubase 5 digital audio production software. Topics include Cubase 5 basics and terminology, monitoring and recording audio, control room mixer, using VST sound, overdubbing, recording MIDI, MIDI and audio tracks, sample and key editing, beats and loops, creating FX channel tracks, equalization, writing automation, surround mixing, and project customization and optimization. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Michael Miller has written more than 90 non-fiction books over the past two decades, on a variety of topics ranging from computers to music to business. A consummate professional, Miller is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his ability to explain a wide variety of complex topics to an everyday audience. Collectively, his books have sold more than one million copies worldwide.Robert Guerin is author of the popular "Cubase SX Power!" (Muska and Lipman Publishing, 1929685858), "Cubase Power!" (Muska and Lipman Publishing, 1929685459), and "MIDI Power!" (Muska and Lipman Publishing, 1929685661). As a composer for the past 14 years, Robert has worked on different personal and commercial projects such as feature and short films, television themes, educational and corporate videos. Composing, arranging, playing, recording, and mixing most of his material, he has developed working habits that allow him to be creative without losing the sense of efficiency. As a professor, Robert has teaches 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 and a part time professor at Vanier College both in Montreal. Robert has developed online courses on sound integration in Web pages and has written numerous articles for audio and music related online magazines. He has also published three successful titles on Cubase, a fourth book on MIDI (MIDI Power) and is currently collaborating on several other music-technology related educational products. As an entrepreneur, he has developed many skills necessary in today's cultural world. Robert has expanded his knowledge and expertise to ensure his business survival by adopting new multimedia and web related technologies since 1994.

Table of Contents

PART I: SETUP. 1. Basic Concepts. 2. Cubase Terminology. 3. Setting Up Peripherals. 4. Monitoring Audio. 5. New Project. PART II: RECORDING. 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. PART III: NAVIGATION. 15. Project Navigation. 16. The Project Window. 17. MIDI Tracks. 18. Audio Tracks. PART IV: EDITING. 19. Sample Editor. 20. Audio Processing Options. 21. Vocal Editing; 22. Editing MIDI Events. 23. Key Editor. 24. Drum Editors. 25. MIDI Menu Options. PART V: ARRANGING. 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. PART VI: MIXING AND MASTERING. 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. PART VII: MANAGING. 41. Project Customization. 42. Project Optimization.

Product Details

The Comprehensive Guide
Cengage Learning PTR
Miller, Michael (Michael Miller )
Miller, Michael
Guerin, Robert
Digital Media - Audio
General Music
Recording & Reproduction
Music - General
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Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
9.10x7.40x1.50 in. 2.40 lbs.

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