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Cubase A - Z Tutorials

Post by wodehouse » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:59 am

Hello Folks,

Just assembling a 'Cubase 5 A - Z' sequence of tutorials. If interested, have a look at 'A = Amp Simulator' by clicking my signature link below, then just follow the link at the foot of the page that states CLICK HERE.

The file size is around 4mb so it might take a moment or two to load in a slow browser.

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Post by wodehouse » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:40 pm

Just updated the A- Z of Cubase 5. Another A category. This time Apogee UV22.
Same CLICK HERE link on the home page takes you there from my link below.

Have a great new year. Don't get too sober !!!
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Post by matjones » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:19 pm

I'll shortly be starting to write a drum programming guide using custom maps, beat designer, drum editor, GAO and BFD2, as it seems a LOT of people have problems getting to grips with it, it is a little long-winded and a bit confusing at first but once you understand it all it's pretty straight forward and VERY powerful. It's going to be fairly in-depth so it's going to take me a while, will post in here when it's done if that's ok?
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Post by Lenny Lee » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:22 pm

Thanks for making the effort, Mat. I checked out the amp sim video.
I look forward to seeing more.

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Post by matjones » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:27 pm

Yeah i figured it was about someone had a go at some kind of near 'definitive' guide to it all, obviously it won't cater for every drum plugin on the market but the theory is pretty common from what i have seen.
I was intending to do it in text form but video would be a much better option for me, do you use screen capture software and if so what sort? failing that i'll have to con a mate into doing some camera work for me.

It's also a good thing to do anyway personally as in order to put it all across in a coherent way you have to think about exactly what you're doing so it kind of reaffirms it all in your own mind :D
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Post by Lenny Lee » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:34 pm

matjones wrote: do you use screen capture software and if so what sort? failing that i'll have to con a mate into doing some camera work for me.
No, wish I could help, but sorry- I don't. Good luck with your efforts!
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Post by wodehouse » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:47 pm

Lenny Lee wrote:Thanks for making the effort, Mat. I checked out the amp sim video.
I look forward to seeing more.

Lenny
Sorry for the confusion. I made the Amp Sim tutorial as part of the CUBASE A - Z guide.

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Post by wodehouse » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:53 pm

matjones wrote:I was intending to do it in text form but video would be a much better option for me, do you use screen capture software and if so what sort? failing that i'll have to con a mate into doing some camera work for me.
If you need help with the screen capture, let me know.

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Post by wodehouse » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:04 pm

Hi Mat,

Got your PM message and replied.

See you later.

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Post by mixup23 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:55 pm

snag it software works well for screen capture, link below

http://www.techsmith.com/snagit/default ... bAodGBuypQ

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Post by mixup23 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:02 pm

Great idea for an A-Z tutorial. How do I view the ones I missed, i.e., amp simulator?

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Post by wodehouse » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:32 am

mixup23 wrote:Great idea for an A-Z tutorial. How do I view the ones I missed, i.e., amp simulator?

Happy New Year...
Michael
Hello,
I'll re-upload the AmpSim tutorial tomorrow.
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Post by wodehouse » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:03 pm

OK, as requested, both sampler movies are now available from the link below.
As I build up a few more, I'll repost.

Have a great new year folks - don't get too sober!!!

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Post by mixup23 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:16 pm

Very well done. This is quite a task you have put upon yourself.

Hey, we're getting close to 2011...Happy New Year
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Post by matjones » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:44 pm

Here you go..... Here is the first of the videos i have planned, thanks wodehouse for all the help mate!
Hopefully they will increase in quality as they go on but i think this one get the point across fairly well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_9hOmcr3gM

I hope some of you find it useful!
In the next one i'll be showing people what drum maps are used for, initially with GAO and then hopefully BFD2 as well, i'll also be doing one or two on programming tips and tricks, how to make things groove and how to give your choruses and solos a bit of a lift.

Enjoy!
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Post by wodehouse » Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:56 am

matjones wrote:Thanks wodehouse for all the help mate!
Absolutley fabulous - well done Sir.

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Post by matjones » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:25 pm

And another one for the collection... this time about beat programming with beat designer and GAO
http://www.youtube.com/user/AbstrAxionM ... jptMllv1g8
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Post by mixup23 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:56 am

Nicely done. I learned a lot from both videos. I am looking forward to the next.
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Post by mixup23 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:19 pm

As I'm following your tutorials I am becoming more interested in creating more relevant drum tracks. I am presently restricted to GM midi and Cubase Essential which does not include all the nice sounds you demonstrate in your tutorial.

The question is, without upgrading, no extra $, how do I get those files? Not the CB5 files specifically. If I were to load sound font files (.SF) where would they go, or are they some other type file?

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Post by matjones » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:26 pm

Soundfonts are an entirely different file type mate although they do contain wav files if my distant memory is correct... i've not used them for over ten years now. you may be able to extract the audio data but that would depend on any licence for the particular soundfont file in question. you can get various soundfont player vst plugins, a few of which are freeware on the net if you have a bit of a google.
You can get drum sounds from all over the place mate.. be creative! you can also sample hardware such as drum machines, keyboards, real drums etc or anything that makes a sound. I've built up a collection over the years of sounds from various bits of kit i've owned or hired or friends have, also you can buy collections of 'construction kits' from various places too.
Lots of magazines give away cover discs too that have a load of samples on them every month.
Most of the sounds you heard on the videos i did are from my korg trinity, roland jv1080 and a roland td20k.
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Post by mixup23 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:58 pm

So,
you are not using sound font files. Are they wav files, probably, and where do you store them so CB can access them?
Sorry, but a bit intimidating.
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Post by matjones » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:13 pm

No mate i stopped using them years ago as i feel that they're not really the greatest thing around any more.
They are just wav files, i sampled the equipment one sound at a time in cubase to create one long file and then chopped it all up into individual bits and saved them all as individual files. It can take a while but i've been doing it for quite a few years now so have built up quite a collection.
I think wav files are easier to work with than sf files as they will work with just about ANY sampler or sample player going... things have moved on a long way since the days of soundfonts.
Wav files are the same thing that most people use to record their audio in cubase... the very same thing!
It's really not all that scary mate.. honest! :D
I have five hard drives on my system, c:/ is my system drive, d:/ is my backup image drive in case windows goes kaput! e:/ is the drive i keep all my sample libraries on for things like BFD2, HALion symphonic and all my wav drum samples. h:/ is my audio drive for my cubase projects and i:/ is 500Gb of pr0n ;) lol no that's my music/videos/scratch drive etc.

As you can see from the videos i then set the media bay to scan certain folders within my e:/ drive so the samples are available in media bay. i carefully select which folders i have included in media bay though as i don't want it to pick up all my BFD2 library or HALion symphonic content as these are available through their own apps.

hope that explains it a little for you..... hang in there and it will all make sense eventually... we all gotta start somewhere! ;)
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Post by mixup23 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:24 pm

Thanks...working with a SF player now and will see if I can convert to wav. Still wondering how they get loaded into CB as a drum map.
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Post by matjones » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:29 pm

They don't get loaded in as a map.. all a map is is a set of instructions that matches the pads of say groove agent one or any other drum module to match the midi note numbers in the cubase drum editor and for the naming scheme in beat designer.. you have to load the sounds into your drum module.
it might be worth you watching my drum maps video one or two more times.. these things can be a little tricky to get your head around at first as very often we assume they're more complicated than they are.... i struggled with DOS for a while because i was looking for something complicated... it'll sink in mate!
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Post by matjones » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:56 pm

Some of these may get you started and they're free to download..... http://www.downloadablesoundz.com/frees ... freesoundz
scroll down to the 'wav construction kit'.
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