Learn to mix your tunes in Cubase 6 using FX, EQ and Automation in this production masterpiece by Matthew Loel T. Hepworth...
The tracks are recorded. The musicians are gone. You’re all alone in the studio with
Cubase 6 staring back at you from your computer's lonely screen. Guess what? It’s time to mix!
Learning how to use the Cubase 6 mixer with all of its FX and Automation options is key to making any track reach its sonic potential. In this tutorial, Cubase Product Specialist Matt Hepworth takes you through everything you need to learn to put the final coat of audio polish on your Cubase 6 creative masterpiece. Matt walks you through the mixing process from its technical fundamentals to its creative possibilities.
You’ll learn all about the essentials of applying EQ to your tracks and how it can affect and enhance the final mix. With Matt leading the way you’ll explore the FX inserts and sends and understand why and how to use them efficiently and creatively. He then explains track freezing, grouping, and the all-important channel settings. From there Matt ushers you over to Automation Land! Here you’ll get familiar with the different automation modes and how to record and edit all that automation data as you continue crafting the perfect mix for your project.
The final series of videos focusses on the master fader: Find out all about the mastering insert FX, dithering and how to mixdown your track. So, before the musicians get back, watch this video so you can play them a mix that’ll make them feel like they played everything so perfectly! Only we’ll know, however, who really made the music sparkle with audio perfection: You!
Table of Contents:
2. Buffer Settings
3. The ‘Big Three’ of Mixing
4. Channel Settings and Signal Flow
5. Applying Insert FX
6. Reordering/Copying Insert FX
7. A Quick Mixer Primer
8. Applying EQ and EQ Presets
9. Track Presets
10. FX Channel Tracks and Send FX
11. Channel Settings in the Object Inspector
12. Copying and Pasting Channel Settings
13. Audio Channel Settings Bypass Buttons
14. Freezing Audio Tracks
15. Group Channel Tracks
16. The Concept of Mix Automation
17. READ and WRITE Controls
18. Editing Automation Data
19. The 3 Automation Modes
20. Master Fader Automation
21. Post-Automation Volume Editing
22. The Automation Panel
23. The Master Fader Clip Light
24. Mastering Insert FX
25. To Dither, or Not to Dither
26. Setting Locators for Mixdown Region
27. Mixdown for High Bit Rate Audio Files
28. Mixdown for Audio CD
29. Mixdown for MP3
30. Channel Batch Export
31. Backing Up Your Project