*UPDATED FOR CUBASE 10.5*
This course is specifically designed for people who have a musical idea and want to turn it into a finished song using a computer based music production system, or digital audio workstation (DAW). You may be a hobby musician looking to write your first song, or a professional who wants to look for a different and creative way to create new songs. You may be a rap artist, music producer or DJ who wants to explore new methods of creating your own original material.
The most common challenge people face when trying to create new music is that they can hear the music inside their head, but they don't know how to get it out there. Technology today has reached a point where this is now possible, even if you don't know anything about music theory and technology.
Cubase is equipped with extremely powerful tools that help musicians create new music, and in this course I’m going to show you how to take your musical ideas and turn them into finished songs using these tools. I’m going to guide you through every step of the process.
There is no magic, mystery or sci-fi level artificial intelligence at work here. You'll be using YOUR talent and creativity, make YOUR choices to create YOUR unique song. You'll just be getting some super quality assistance and suggestions from software. Think of it as a songwriting partner that knows a lot about music.
Please note that this is not a course that claims to teach songwriting from A to Z, or teach Cubase from A to Z (and beware of courses that promise that!). In this course we’re going to focus on your project. We’re going to focus on the step by step process of how to turn your musical ideas into finished songs.
So what do you need in order to get the most out of this course? Do you need fancy equipment? Acoustic treatment? A degree in music theory? You don’t need any of that. While I totally encourage you to learn all you can about music, that should not stop you from starting to create awesome music NOW. This is what this course is for.
You just need a fairly new computer with a properly installed and running version of Cubase 8, 9 or 10, Artist or Pro. An audio interface to hear what you're doing (your computer's built-in sound card is fine), speakers or headphones. That’s all you need. A MIDI keyboard adds immensely to the fun, but it's by no means essential.
As for not needing a music degree, I’ll show you how to polish your musical ideas and turn them into professional grade material. I’ll show you how to write great chords and chord progressions using Cubase’s chord assistant and chord pads, and how to come up with great melodies when you get stuck.
I’ll also show you how to build a great arrangement to give your song that extra hook to keep your audience coming back.
Each section of the course will show you how to complete a fundamental part of your song. Just do it and send it over to me for a personal review. I’d love to give you feedback on your work.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to take a rough musical idea that only you can hear inside your head and turn it into a finished song to share with the world. So what are you waiting for? Let’s start making music!