CUBASE 5 OPERATION MANUAL PDF

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5. Table of Contents. Audio effects. About this chapter. Overview. .. the beginning of the Operation Manual – once you under- stand the bus system .. user device panels see the separate PDF document “MIDI Devices”. 4. Operation_Manual Cubase 5 - Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online. This is the Operation Manual for Steinberg's Cubase. This is the Operation Manual for Steinberg's Cubase. Here you will find .. 5. Click OK to close the dialogs. Multi processing. On the VST Audio System page you will find the “Ad- and user panels, see the separate PDF document “MIDI.


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Key command conventions Many of the default key commands in Cubase use modifier keys, some of which are different depending on the oper- ating system. When key commands with modifier keys are described in this manual, they are shown with the Windows modifier key first, in the following way: If you are using a Mac with a single-button mouse, hold down [Ctrl] and click.

Setting up input and output busses. If you need to work with different bus configurations in different projects. When you play back audio. This could be assigned to an analog input to which properly. For example. The templates can of course also contain other settings that you regularly use — sample rate.

You need a surround bus in the format of your When you start working on new projects. If you will always do this through one or several output busses.

In Output busses Cubase Studio.

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This depends on the front stereo channels in your surround bus — this your audio hardware. This means that when you record of busses you may wish to add: This would let you record stereo material. If you want to transfer surround material directly to a surround track. A num. The reason for this is compatibility — it makes it easier to transfer projects between different computers and setups. Click OK to close the Device Setup dialog.

Make sure that the correct driver for your audio hard.

In the Devices list to the left. To rename a port. Pinnacle CineWave. But if 4. When you now open the VST Connections window to record without having to change the settings. Open the Device Setup dialog from the Devices menu. If you attempt to disable a port that is used dio cards e.

On the settings page for your audio card opened via the The available input and output ports on your audio hardware are listed on Device Setup dialog. Select your audio card in the list. Cubase will automatically find the correct inputs and out. This allows you to manually re-route ports used in the project to ports available in your system.

Preparations Mac OS X only: Retrieving channel names Before you set up busses. Center and so on. The available settings are displayed. Open the Device Setup dialog via the Devices menu.

Mac OS X only: Port selection and activation 3. ASIO channel names for the ports of your audio hardware: Panel button.

This allows 4. In the settings section to the right. This window contains the following tabs: But what if you have a stereo track that Bus Name Lists the busses. Inputs or Out. Click the Inputs or Outputs tab depending on which you want to add. Select the desired channel configuration. You can select busses and rename you simply want to route to a stereo channel pair within the them by clicking on them in this column.

Adding a child bus Cubase only For the time being. Repeat this for all channels in the bus. To select another surround format. Click the Add Bus button. A dialog appears. If you have a Depending on which tab you have selected. Click You can route the click to a specific output bus.

The pop-up menu that appears lists the ports with the names you have as- ure the Control Room. The pop-up menu contains Mono and Stereo options as well as several then be selected via the effect pop-up menus from inside the surround formats Cubase only.

A surround bus is essentially a set of mono channels — 6 channels in the case of the 5. Adding a bus 1. For this you need to create a child bus. When creating new audio. You can then select the stored configu- ration directly from the Presets pop-up menu at any time. To remove a Setting the Main Mix bus the default output bus stored preset. Setting the default output bus in the VST Connections window. On each startup.

Make sure the channels are visible can be the default output bus. The default bus is indicated by an orange colored speaker icon next to its name in the VST Connec- tions window. Here you can find three different types of presets: Select the surround bus in the list and right-click on it.

As you can see. Device Port column to select ports. Cubase will analyze the physical inputs and outputs 2. It is a part of the parent surround bus. The Main Mix is the output bus that each new channel in Other bus operations the mixer will be assigned to when it is created.

Presets On the Inputs and Outputs tabs. For output busses any assignment is possible. They can top of each channel strip in the mixer. To disconnect input or output bus assignments. This is also indicated by a one-way symbol. Extended channel vided that these have the same input configuration.

When you play back an audio track or any other audio-re- When selecting an input bus for a track you can only se- lated channel in the mixer — VST Instrument channels. Assignments that will lead to feedback are not avail- able in the pop-up menu. Here are the details for input busses: For details refer to the chap. VST Instrument channels. These can be mono or individual channels within a stereo or surround bus Cubase only.

Group channels and FX channels. In uration. ReWire channels. They can also be routed to the Talkback input. Hide Input Channels Cubase only! The settings you make in the input channel strip will be a permanent part of the recorded audio file! Here you can do the following: The input channels are shown to the left in the mixer.

Viewing the busses in the mixer Here you can do the following: In the mixer. Channels buttons in the common panel: This is done by clicking the Input Phase button next to the Input Gain control. These will affect the whole bus. The input busses you have created in the VST Connections window are available for selection on the Input Routing pop-up menus. Input channels Cubase only The output channels are shown to the right in the mixer. Examples of effects you may want to add here include compressors.

Select the Group or FX channel in the list and right. It is a part of the parent Group or FX multiple inputs and outputs. Requirements The child bus you created will be available for direct rout.

To set up an external effect or instrument. This is useful e. This is the same as creating Group Project Mixer. External instruments and effects are indicated by an 2. To use external instruments. Connect an unused output pair on your audio hard- ware to the input pair on your external hardware device.

In this example. When you are monitoring via the Main can create new Group or FX channels by clicking the corre- Mix bus. If you select a you can hear the result. Note however that excessive output levels from an external effect device may cause clipping in the audio hardware.

The following options are available: Note that delay compensation will only be applied for the ef- If you now click an insert effect slot for any channel. You ware of your computer. The Return Gain setting cannot be used to compensate for this — you have to lower the output level on the effect device instead.

Click OK. Note that you can adjust these while actually using the external effect — which may be easier as in the VST Connections window. Setting up external effects Send Gain Allows you to adjust the level of the signal being sent to 1.

When you select it. Note that you do not have to take the latency of the audio hardware into account — this is handled automatically by the program. Note that you will Setting Description not get a warning message! Delay If your hardware effect device has an inherent delay la- tency. Depending on the type of effect. Connect an unused input pair on your audio hardware 6. When Studio Manager 2 is installed. Return Gain Allows you to adjust the level of the signal coming in from the external effect.

Click in the Device Port column for the Return Bus to the output pair on your hardware device. In the dialog that appears. Right-click in the Delay column for the effect and put busses in Cubase.

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When you are done. Used Whenever you insert an external effect into an audio track. This adds a new External FX bus. If you like. This allows Cubase to sert effect or as a send effect an insert effect on an FX compensate for that delay during playback. Setting up external instruments Note however that excessive output levels from an exter- nal device may cause clipping in the audio hardware. Open the VST Connections window from the Devices Return Gain setting cannot be used to compensate for this — you have to lower the output level on the device in- menu.

These are found in the columns to the right. Setting Description The default parameter window for an external effect Delay If your hardware device has an inherent delay latency. Return Gain Allows you to adjust the level of the signal coming in from the external instrument. Note that you do not have to take the latency of the audio hardware into channel track.

You can ad. When 5. When you have defined a MIDI device for the ef. Depending on the type of instrument. Note that you can adjust these while actually using the external instrument — which may be easier as you can hear the result. Like any effect. The 1. This adds a new external instrument bus. You can deactivate or bypass the external account — this is handled automatically by the program. The parameter Device button to connect the two. This will happen when you remove an external device from the VST Connections window although it is used in a!

To send MIDI notes to the external instrument. You the corresponding MIDI track and select the MIDI may also see this message when opening a project cre- device to which the external instrument is connected.

For information about the Device window. To save a device configuration as a favorite. The About the Favorites buttons icon is removed. How to use the external instrument Favorites are device configurations that you can recall at any time. This ensures use of delay compensation. The external instrument will behave like any other VST In. This may either be the Device window.

In the VST Connections window. They also allow you Connections window. On the Instrument pop-up menu. To reestablish the broken connection to the external de- strument in Cubase. A context menu is displayed showing an option to add the selected ef- fect or instrument to the Favorites.

Name column. Oth- erwise external effects will not be taken into account. You can also click directly in the value field and enter the de- sired value manually the maximum value being 60s. Note that you have to perform Freeze in realtime.

When freezing external instruments or effects. A project can have only one tempo track. About parts and events etc. FX Channel FX channel tracks are used for adding send effects.

Arranger The Arranger track is used for arranging your project. Events are the basic building blocks in Cubase. A same time. The follow. They also allow you to edit several tracks at the signature track.

Each FX channel can contain up to eight effect processors — by Tempo You can create tempo changes within a project using the routing effect sends from an audio channel to an FX chan. MIDI parts are rearranged any number of automation tracks in the Project window. A MIDI track can have any number of automation tracks for automating mixer channel parameters.

In the Project window: Folder Folder tracks function as containers for other tracks. Each Group channel track has Different event types are handled differently in the Project a corresponding channel strip in the mixer. A project can have only one marker timeline running horizontally from left to right. About tracks Marker The Marker track displays markers which can be moved The Project window is divided vertically into tracks. This track has a corresponding MIDI channel strip in the mixer.

VST instrument handling easier and more intuitive. To edit the individual However. Group channels are organized as tracks in a special Group Tracks folder. An FX channel can also have any number of automation Video For playing back video events. Signature Time signature events can be added and edited on the ture. Ruler Ruler tracks contain additional rulers. A project can have only tracks for automating mixer channel parameters. For more information on instrument tracks. Group By routing several audio channels to a Group channel.

FX channel folder in the Track list. Each audio track has a corresponding audio chan- nel in the mixer.

Channel you can submix them. Each FX channel has a corresponding for details. Each instrument track can have tainers for one or more MIDI events. You can use any number of ruler for automating mixer channel parameters.

Volume and Pan are automated from within the mixer. A project can have only one transpose track. This is useful if you have a number of events which dio event. This is Audio handling necessary since different events that refer to the same clip When you work with audio files. If you make copies of an audio event and move them to different positions in the project.

The processing will then be applied to the new audio file only. Audio parts also in the audio clip — the clip itself will not be affected. An audio clip does not necessarily refer to just one origi- nal audio file! If you apply e. This audio clip re- fers to an audio file on the hard disk that itself remains un- touched. These determine at which positions in the clip the event will start 27 The Project window.

This feature makes it possible to undo processing at a later stage. You will hear this as a single re- cording. During playback. When you edit or process audio in the Project window. Audio regions are shown in the pool and are best created and edited in the Sample Editor.

This means. An audio region is a section within a clip with a length value. An audio event is the object that you place on a time po- sition in Cubase. MIDI parts. Lock track and Lane display type 28 The Project window. EQ or insert effects are activated for the track. The Track list displays all the tracks used in a project.

It contains name fields and settings for the tracks. Click to bypass. Volume Use this to adjust the level for the track. Delay This adjusts the playback timing of the audio track. Pan Use this to adjust the panning of the track. In the table below. Volume setting. These are set up in the Key Commands dialog. The Inspector Setup context menu Clicking the name for a hidden section brings it into view and hides the other sections.

The values are set in milli- your settings will still be active even if you hide the respective Inspector seconds. The Inspector contains the controls that can be found on the Track list. Edit Channel Opens the Channel Settings window for the track.

To hide or show the Inspector. Posi- For example. You can hide or show sections by clicking on their names. Which sections are available for which track type is described in the following sections. If you have entered any notes about a track. This way. Equalizer Lets you adjust the EQs for the track graphically. You can have up to MIDI events in realtime e.

The Edit button at the top of the sec. For further information. EQs and sends. Surround Pan When the SurroundPanner is used for a track. Notepad This is a standard text notepad. Inserts section Allows you to add insert effects to the track. Instrument channels and MIDI tracks.

For MIDI tracks. The channel overview strip to the left lets you acti- vate and deactivate insert effects. Moving the pointer over the icon will display the Notepad trols and sections are available: Which sections section four bands of EQ for each track. For a detailed description of Studios and When a folder track is selected. When this folder track is When the transpose track is selected. For more information.

You can click one of the FX channels shown in the folder to have the Inspector show the set. FX channel tracks are automatically placed in a special Transpose track folder. You can click one of the Group channels shown in The toolbar the folder to have the Inspector show the settings for that The toolbar contains tools and shortcuts for opening other Group channel — this way.

Video tracks make use of the Notepad Inspector tab. For more information on transposing. If you have two audio events selected and the first is one bar long and Autoscroll and Suspend Snap Quantize Color pop-up the other two bars long. If you now edit this value to 3 bars in the info line. In our example above. Each of the rulers can show a separate dis- User Hours. There are 80 subframes per frame.

If the ruler is set to a time-based mode. By default there are ticks per sixteenth note but you can adjust this menu and from the submenu that appears. You can choose between The ruler at the top of the event display shows the time. Each ruler track menu by right-clicking anywhere in the ruler.

You set the desired number of fps in the Preferences Transport page. Timecode This format displays hours. Seconds Hours. Note that ruler tracks are completely independent from the main event display ruler.

A ruler track showing an additional ruler is added to the Track list. This means that: This means that if there are tempo changes on the tempo track. This means that if there are tempo changes on the up menu. Allows you to have the project start at another time than zero. Display Format This is the global display format used for all rulers and The Project Setup dialog position displays in the program.

All audio files must be of this sample rate to play back correctly. Cubase to start at zero. Also used for set- 1. If Cubase is slave.. Setup dialog. While most Project Setup settings can be changed at any time. General settings for the project are made in the Project However.

Sample Rate The sample rate at which Cubase records and plays audio. Record When you record audio in Cubase. If Cubase is be based on this template. Display Offset Offsets the time positions displayed in the ruler etc.

Operations The following settings are available in the Project Setup dialog: Creating a new project Setting Description You create a new project in the following way: Start The start time of the project. Length The length of the project. If you selected a template. This will contain all files related to the project. Select an existing folder or create a new one. Drag up to zoom out. You find the following options are available on the Zoom Instead.

To get an approximate reading on the level of the au- If the option is off. If this is activated and you drag a selection rectangle with the Zoom tool. Zoom to Selec. Tracks minimizes the height of all other tracks. Zooms in horizontally so that the current selection fills tion Horiz the screen. If you prefer to have the controls in fixed positions. This means that when resizing Zoom Out Tracks Zooms out the selected track s one step vertically.

The preset is removed from the list. This is useful if you are stepping through the tracks in the Track list. Zoom presets and Cycle markers The pop-up menu to the left of the horizontal zoom control allows you to select. It will revert to the changed size. These are useful if you want to toggle between different zoom settings e.

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The tracks will revert to the size they had before when they are deselected. With this pop-up menu. The upper part of the menu lists the zoom presets: As soon as you try to resize a track. The mouse pointer turns into a divider symbol. You can adjust the size directly in the Track list if the default enlargement factor does not suit you. Thick Fade If this option is activated. If the system feels! Only the cycle markers you create in the current slower in these modes.

Cubase maintains a history of recent zoom stages. Names be shown in the Project window. Note that this setting is overridden for tracks with track types: The Event Display—Audio page contains settings for audio The middle part of the pop-up lists any cycle markers you events: Background When this is activated.

Transparent When this is activated. This way you always on top the top of the event. Option Description der Mac OS X contains several settings for customizing Default Edit Determines which editor should be opened when you the display in the Project window.

The Preferences on the File menu the Cubase menu. Wave Image Determines whether audio waveforms should be dis- Style played as solid images. This selection affects all waveform images For information on editing markers.

Click OK to close the dialogs. There are two ways to invoke Undo Zoom and Redo Zoom: Track Heights! Zoom presets are global for all projects. You can also assign key commands for these. Waveforms at all. This is especially useful to get an overview Undo Zoom. A second dialog opens. Zooming and navigating in the overview line By clicking the Show Overview button on the toolbar. Group Channel or Instrument In the overview line. Thumbnails contents are shown on the Video track. Show Video When this is activated.

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Project menu and select a track type from the submenu that appears. The when Drum Map assigned will be shown with drum note symbols in the number of tracks shown will not change. Resize it by dragging the edges of the rectangle. Just enter the desired number of tracks in the value field.

You can use the overview line to zoom in you to insert several tracks in one go. Video Cache This determines how much memory is available for video Size thumbnails.

This is done by moving and resizing the track view rectan- gle in the overview line: This can also be done by clicking anywhere in the upper part of the over- Edit as Drums If this is activated.

The new track is added below the currently The Event Display—Video page contains settings for video selected track in the Track list. Disabling audio tracks If you hold down any modifier key when pressing [Return] to close the name field. Once you have created tracks. When you select this menu option. The following channel settings. Please note that the exact behavior of this function depends on the shown in the Mixer.

This means that all tracks that were folded in will be unfolded and all unfolded tracks will be folded in. Track folding On the Project menu you will find the Track Folding sub- menu.

This track is selected. Select this menu option to unfold all folder tracks in the Project window. You can also remove multiple selected tracks. Project menu. If you video track. Musical time base is indicated by a note symbol.

Track list. The third op- When the Track list is divided into two parts. Both Tracks can be either musical tempo or linear time based. This allows you to specify the default track time type for new tracks Audio. Marker tracks and Arranger tracks will automatically be placed in the upper part of the Whether to use musical or linear time base depends on Track list.

Sam- ples. Marker or Arran.

MIDI and Marker tracks. All other types of tracks will be placed in the lower part.

When you change this setting. When applies: Video tracks. Dividing the Track list Cubase only Switching between musical and linear time base It is possible to divide the Track list into two parts. You can always If the Track list already contains tracks of the type Video. Linear time base selected When you import a file this way. You can create events by dragging and dropping from the following locations: Musical time base selected This opens a file dialog.

Select ate an event of the current selection. This allows you to copy all kinds of events between projects. For audio and MIDI tracks. For more information about tempo changes. While you drag the clip in the Project window. Adding events to a track Some types of events markers and automation events can be drawn di- rectly into the Project window.

Split multi. Only the track on which you click is played back. Release the mouse button to stop playback. There are two ways to do this: If you import a multi-channel audio file including two- channel files channel stereo files. Audio parts and events can be auditioned in the Project matically each time you import audio files: Option Description! When auditioning.

Select the Play tool. You can also create empty audio or MIDI parts and later add events to them. In Cubase Studio. Click where you want playback to start. Adding events to audio parts is done in the them to the project settings. To remove the part and make the events appear as indepen- setting. Copy to copied there before being imported. Please note the following: When the Control Room is deactivated. If you record MIDI. Control Room Cubase only. Auditioning audio parts and events tivate any number of the following options to have them performed auto.

Note that the Play tool and the Scrub tool share the same tool button. None Deselects all events. This can be very useful when scrubbing in a large project. Jog wheel on the Transport panel Cubase only. Select the Scrub tool. Scrubbing Selecting events The Scrub tool allows you to locate positions in the audio Selecting events is done using any of the following by playing back. Option Description 2. Tracks When you activate this option. If you press [Shift] and use the arrow keys.

Invert Inverts the selection — all selected events are dese- lected and all events that were not selected are se- The project cursor follows the mouse pointer and the audio is played back. You can adjust the responsiveness of the Scrub function From Start to Cursor Selects all events that begin to the left of the project in the Preferences Transport—Scrub page.

If not explicitly stated. Arrow tool creates a copy of the dragged event. The options are: To avoid playback problems. The speed and pitch of the playback depend on how fast you move the In Loop Selects all events that are partly or wholly between pointer. Click at the desired position and keep the mouse but- ton pressed. Drag to the left or right.

All Selects all events in the Project window. Editing parts and events! If The standard selection techniques apply. The project cursor is moved to the position at which you click. Since track se-! You will note that there is a slightly delayed response lection is a most vital operation in both editing and mixing. If Snap is activated. This helps you tion to use the navigation controls for track selection only. The following avoid accidentally moving events when you click on applies: Note also that you can restrict movement to be either horizontal or vertical By default.

You can set up the colors for the line and the obscuring event to back will allow you to hear the whole mask of the cross hair cursor. This can be helpful when rearranging your project. For audio events. If there are several selected events on the same track. If this Cursor Moves the selected event to the project cursor position.

You page To move events in the Project window. This is useful if you have overlapping find the Cross Hair Cursor options section. That means if you drag an event vertically it cannot be moved horizontally at the same time. These move the selected events to the left or right. Note that no new files are created by this operation — for that you need to use the! When the Range Selection tool is used.

You can decide which items should be visible by right-clicking in the If several events are selected. This creates a shared copy of the part. This cre- ates a new version of the clip that can be edited indepen- dently and adds this to the Pool. Shared copies are indicated by showing the name in italic text and an icon in the right corner of the part. Events can be duplicated in the following ways: This works just like the Duplicate function.

The last copy is automatically shortened to end at the right locator position. The longer to the right you drag. If you edit the contents of a shared copy. Renaming events The result is a part containing the two events. If it is deactivated.

In Cubase. A single part is created. You can glue events together using the Glue Tube tool. If you By default. Splitting events You can split events in the Project window in the following Resizing events ways: If no Sizing Applies The contents will be time stretched to fit the new event events are selected.

If the option is activated. You can change the default key command for this in the Preferences Editing—Tool Modifiers page. Using Cut. MIDI page. If the selected track is of the wrong type. This splits the selected events at the position of the project cursor.

Contents see the figure below. The events do not have to touch one another. This splits events on all tracks at the left and right locator positions. Resizing type Description If Snap is activated. Click and drag left or right. This opens a pop-up menu from which you can select one This will move the start or end position of the selected Event s by the of the resizing mode options.

This works just the same as when resizing with the Arrow tool. To select one of the resizing modes. You can also use key commands for this by default. Point close to the end point of the part you want to stretch. When you move the mouse. The icon on the toolbar will change. Sizing moves contents. Proceed as follows: The actual resizing is done by clicking and dragging the lower left or right corner of the event.

Note that the snap value applies. The sizing type currently selected applies to this method too. Grouped events are indicated by a group icon in the right corner. By default. Locking events A dialog shows the progress of the time stretch operation. See our Privacy Policy and User Agreement for details. Published on Feb 13, Steinberg cubase 5 operation manual. SlideShare Explore Search You. Submit Search. Successfully reported this slideshow. We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads.

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