Using MIDI parts to lay down the basics of a track is a great way to get started. Let's look at how it works and how you can generate ideas using Cubase 8.5.   

1. Set Tempo and Click

Set Tempo and Click

2. Choose an instrument 

Choose an instrument

3. Set up a loop   

Set up a loop

4. Record a part 

Record a part

5. Quantize


6. Edit the MIDI 

Edit the MIDI

7. Use MIDI generators 

Use MIDI generators

8. Make a bass part 

Make a bass part

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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