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At the end of Chapters 4 through 13 and Chapter 16, you will find a section called "Now You Try It." These sections refer to online exercises that you will find at the following address:
At this address, you will find a link for Cubase Exercises. Follow this link and then read the instructions from there. These exercises will give you a chance to practice what you have learned during the chapter. Most of the steps needed to perform the tasks in the exercises are described in this book, so you may want to keep your book close by if you are not familiar with these procedures at the beginning. Each chapter available contains a series of steps that you can follow while online or that you can print to work offline. Along with these steps, you will find a content file to download. This content file contains a saved Cubase Project and, in some cases, media content required for the exercises. It is therefore important that you download the files first, save them on your hard drive, and load them up in Cubase before you start working on the exercises themselves . You may also download all the content files needed for all the exercises at once. You will find a link to this file on the same site.
You will need to use a file decompression utility to access the content found inside some of the downloadable documents; specifically , the content with zip (for PC users) or sit (for Mac users). These files contain not only a Cubase Project file, but also additional content files, such as audio or MIDI files that are used in the exercises. PC users working under XP can use the built-in Zip decompression utility to decompress these files, while OS X users can also use the built-in StuffIt utility. You can also download these applications at one of the following addresses:
Download a copy of WinZip at www.winzip.com.
Download StuffIt at www.stuffit.com.
Make sure the media files (such as audio files) are located inside an audio folder under your project's folder. If for some reason Cubase can't find the audio files, use the Find Missing Files option in the Pool menu to locate these files on your hard disk.
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