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Cubase SX/SL 2 Power!
By Robert Gurin
Publisher : Muska & Lipman
Pub Date : 2004
ISBN : 1-59200-235-8
Pages : 520
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"Cubase SX/SL 2 Power!" goes in-depth with the most important features of Cubase SX and SL 2. You'll also learn some of the lesser-known features that will allow you to take advantage of everything this impressive software has to offer. You'll cover the Freeze functionan attractive new addition to this version of Cubase that allows you to render VST instrument tracks temporarily to save CPU power. This book gives you the tips you need to get the most out of this exciting tool. Much more than a simple encyclopedia of Cubase features and functions, "Cubase SX/SL 2 Power!" teaches you why you should use specific features and when they are most beneficial to your project. As you work your way through, put your newfound skills to the test by completing several online exercises. Harness the power of Cubase SX and SL 2!


  • Covers all the essential, as well as the not so common, functions that can save time for the user

  • Online exercises are designed to let the reader go through what has been discussed in each chapter to enforce what has been learned

  • The "How to Do It Reference Guide" in the appendix is a great time-saving tool to learn how to perform a specific operation quickly

  • Written for both PC and Mac users

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  Table of Contents
Cubase SX/SL 2 Power!
By Robert Gurin
Publisher : Muska & Lipman
Pub Date : 2004
ISBN : 1-59200-235-8
Pages : 520
    buy print version
    About the Author
      About Online Exercises
      How This Book Is Organized
      Keeping the Book's Content Current
    Chapter 1.  Introducing Cubase
      What Is Cubase?
      A Brief Overview of MIDI
      A Brief Overview of Digital Audio
      How Does Cubase Handle MIDI and Audio?
      About 32-bit Recording
    Chapter 2.  A Guided Tour of Cubase SX/SL
      The Project Window
      The Project Tools
      MIDI Windows
      History Box
      VST Effects and Instruments
    Chapter 3.  Getting Started
      Setting Up Your Peripherals
      Creating a New Project
      Setting Up Your Project
    Chapter 4.  Navigating the Project Window
      Project Window Options
      Setting Up a Quantize Grid
      Working with Markers
      The Transport Panel
      Context Menus in the Project Window
      Now You Try It
    Chapter 5.  Working with Tracks
      Project Window Areas
      VST Instruments (VSTi)
      The Device Manager
    Chapter 6.  Track Classes
      Adding Tracks
      MIDI Track
      Audio Track
      FX Track
      Folder Track
      Group Channel
      Marker Track
      Ruler Track
      Video Tracks
      Now You Try It
    Chapter 7.  MIDI and Audio Recording
      MIDI Recording Preparations
      MIDI Recording Preferences
      Recording MIDI
      Quantizing Your Events
      Recording Audio
      Importing Files
      Now You Try It
    Chapter 8.  MIDI Editing Windows
      MIDI Editor
      List Editor
      Now You Try It
    Chapter 9.  Audio Editing
      The Pool
      Sample Editor
      Now You Try It
    Chapter 10.  Browsing and Processing Options
      The Browser Window
      Audio Menu Options
      Audio Processing Options
      Freezing VSTi
      The Offline Process History Panel
      Now You Try It
    Chapter 11.  Project Editing
      Destructive and Nondestructive Editing
      Working with Events, Regions, and Parts
      Changing Your Focus
      MIDI Menu Options
      Edit Menu Options
      Audio Part Editor
      Now You Try It
    Chapter 12.  Mixer and Channel Settings
      Mixer Areas
      Audio Channels
      MIDI Channels
      Output Bus Channels
      Input Channels
      Working with Mixer Settings
      Working with Effects
      Channel Settings Panel
      Using Groups
      Now You Try It
    Chapter 13.  Working with Automation
      Automation in the Mixer
      Automation Subtracks
      Recording Automation
      Drawing Automation
      Hiding and Removing Automation Subtracks
      Editing Automation
      Using SysEx
      Recording Parameter Automation Through SysEx
      Transmitting Bulk Dumps
      Using a Remote Control Mixer
      Now You Try It
    Chapter 14.  Working in Sync
      About Word Clock, SMPTE, and MIDI Clock
      VST System Link
      Setting Up System Link Inside Cubase
      Using System Link MIDI Ports
      Resolving Differences
      Linear Time and Musical Time
      Time Warping
      Working with Video Files
    Chapter 15.  Mixdown and Mastering
      Including Your MIDI in the Mixdown
      About Dithering
      Broadcast Wave Properties
      Exporting Your Final Mix
      About Mastering
      Creating an Audio Compact Disc
      Backing Up Your Work
    Chapter 16.  Score Editing
      About Score Editing
      Score Editor Window
      Score Preferences
      Understanding Score Layers
      Working Modes
      Tool Strip Functions
      Symbol Palettes
      Working with Chords
      Adding Text
      Printing and Page Setup
      Now You Try It
    Appendix A.  The How To Do It Reference Guide
    Appendix B.  Using MIDI Effects
      Saving Your Presets
      Event Creation Effects
      Event Modifying Effects
    Appendix C.  Logical Editing
      Logical Editor Parameters
    Appendix D.  Optimizing Through Customizing
      Window Layouts
      Creating Templates
      Customizing Key Commands
      Customizing Toolbars
      Customizing Your Transport Panel
      Customizing Track Controls
    Appendix E.  Surround Mixing in SX
      Surround Bus
      Surround Routing Options
      Surround Panner
      Routing Effects in Surround Outputs
      Exporting a Surround Mix
    Appendix F.  Cubase Resources on the Web
      Finding Help
      Plug-In Resources and VST Instruments
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