Starting From Scratch In Cubase 9? Begin Building Your Tracks Here

A blank canvas can be a daunting place to start but with this video from Matt Hepworth you'll see that getting up and running in Cubase can be easier than you might have thought.  

Cubase is one of the most powerful DAWs around as well as having the distinction of having been one of the first ever created. Now at version 9 it's more powerful than ever! But what if you're new to the platform? Luckily, Cubase expert Matt Hepworth is here to share his years of experience and start you from the very beginning with this video on where to start when thinking about building a track.  


There are various ways to proceed depending on what kind of music you are making. Maybe you need to get your drummer to lay down a ghost drum track. Or if you're working alone, you could start with a MIDI piano part or perhaps a simple guitar line. Matt shows you how to set up a project for tasks like these, with practical examples of where to look to load tracks, templates and presets. Check out the rest of the course for much more on the core essentials of Cubase 9! 

Watch the full course Cubase 9 101: Absolute Beginner's Guide in the Ask Audio Academy here.

Cubase 9 101: Absolute Beginner's Guide

Cubase has come a long way since its initial 1.0 release on Atari ST decades ago … back in 1989! Now at version 9, what started as a basic MIDI sequencer went through many changes to become one of the most robust and respected Digital Audio Workstation in the world today.

But mastering a DAW as fully featured as Cubase is certainly a daunting task. There’s so much to learn! Luckily, our in-house Steinberg Product Specialist Matthew Loel T. Hepworth is here to show you the way. Nobody is more qualified than Matt to teach how to get started with Cubase … and that’s exactly why we’ve asked him to create this Absolute Beginner's Guide!

The course starts by showing you step by step how to connect and configure your audio & MIDI hardware, and how to properly start a new project. Matt then moves on to Cubase’s interface. This is where you’ll learn about the Project Window, the Track List, the Inspector, the Transport, the Toolbar, and all the essential keyboard shortcuts you need to speed up your workflow. Next thing you know, the metronome will be ticking and you will be recording your first track in Cubase!

As you progress through the course, you will discover what MIDI really is (and what it is not!), how to edit Audio and MIDI data, how to add effects, audio recording tips, how to best use Cubase’s factory content… and a lot more!

So join your personal instructor, Matthew Loel T. Hepworth, and learn Cubase 9 the right way in this Absolute Beginner's guide!

Watch the full course Cubase 9 101: Absolute Beginner's Guide in the Ask Audio Academy here.

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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