Create an EDM Track Using Cubase 8 Pro

Taking you through how to create a dance track step by step
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Instructed by Ryan Rafferty Music / Production
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

Hello and welcome to my course in Creating your Electronic Dance Track using Cubase Pro 8.  

This course is all about helping you create your own dance music track using Cubase 8 Pro.  We will look at using strategies which are very current today in Electronic Dance Music.  It's intended for anyone that has an interest in making music so it's totally fine to have limited experience in using the software!

Throughout the course I will give you tips to use and to help walk you through the process so you can get the most out of the course.  In the section (What to do now that you have your song)  you will also be getting some invaluable knowledge on those critical next steps and also how you can protect yourself to give you the best possible chance of securing a record deal.

What are the requirements?

  • A basic understanding of music sequencers would help but is not essential

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Get a massive foundation to create a dance music track
  • Understand what to do when your track is complete
  • How to approach record labels
  • How to go about publishing

What is the target audience?

  • Intended for budding producers, DJ's or anyone with a keen interest in dance music

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: GENERAL OVERVIEW OF CUBASE 8
02:08

In this introduction we will look at the overview to address the main areas you will learn within Cubase Pro 8.

02:11

In this lecture we will look at Creating the project and setting the tempo within Cubase 8.  A critical first step to making sure you get the most out of your precious time and creativity.

04:21

In this lecture you will learn how to quickly navigate around the main interface window and how to successfully explore the sequencer to get the most from your session.

02:03

In this lecture we will quickly look at how to import certain types of files and how to work with importing functions.

08:34

Within Cubase Pro 8 it quickly becomes very easy to feel overwhelmed as the hours pass.  In this lecture we will look at how to structure your session to become more productive and stay focussed.

02:56

No External Midi Keyboard?  No problem!  In this lecture we will look at how you can turn your computer keyboard into a midi instrument with Cubase Pro 8.

06:56

Within this lecture you will learn how to explore the mixer window and how to work with it during your mix.

Section 2: CREATING A NEW PROJECT
01:34

Starting with a project template in Cubase Pro 8 will give you a good learning foundation to build on and increase your knowledge of the program.

03:26

In this lecture we will look at how to use send effects to save on your computers CPU and Memory.

15:15

Using Synths in the mix is a critical aspect in your session. In this lecture we will look at building a track and how they are incorporated into the mix using Cubase Pro 8.

02:39

In this lecture we will look at how the visibility mixer can save lots of time and you can easily find what you are looking for as the track builds.

02:37

Using Chord pads is a very handy tool to allow your creativity to come out quickly, bring out new ideas and enhance your project. An essential tool for creating a track.

04:17

In this lecture we will look at Cubase Render in Place function.  This will save your computer CPU and memory usage and free up space within your project to allow you to do more. An essential feature within Cubase 8 Pro.

03:19

In this lecture you will learn how to use Cubase 8 Pro Audio loop mash,  another essential tool for getting the most out of your mix. 

Section 3: CUBASE AUDIO EFFECT AUTOMATION
04:08

In this lecture you will learn how to automate the entire mix within Cubase 8 Pro. 

10:39

Using plugins is a must to get that professional sound.  In this lecture we will look at some industry standard plugins and how to incorporate them into your mix.

Section 4: EXPORTING YOUR PROJECT
07:28

Want to back up your project or bounce the tracks down to a certain file type?  We will look at how to do it within this Cubase Pro 8 and why we should do this.

11:54

In this lecture we will look at some helpful hints at creating a perfect master and getting a fat sound!

Section 5: WHAT TO DO YOUR NOW THAT YOU HAVE A SONG
01:10

In this lecture we will look at those critical next steps after you have your production ready.

03:50

In this lecture we will go through the process and explain how to target specific record labels.

01:44

In this lecture we will quickly explain valuable tips in creating the best possible sounding mix and what you can do to let it shine.

06:26

In this lecture you will gain valuable understanding of music publishing and how to go about it all.  A must listen!

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Instructor Biography

Ryan Rafferty, Music Producer

Ryan Rafferty caught the dance music bug since the year 2000. Growing up in Northern Ireland and now living in Perth, Australia . Ryan has DJ'ed in some of the scenes most respected nightclubs including Trax (Club Soi), NV, The Exchange & Northern Irelands premier nightclub, The Coach, Banbridge, where he played regularly in front of over 2000 party goers.

From 12 hour DJ sets at house party's to warming up for DJ's such as Judge Jules in the Coach Banbridge to his own productions (Nimrod - My Life) being featured on many top selling music compilations and airing on some of Ireland & the UK's biggest radio stations including 2FM & BBC's Radio 1.  His productions also earned him an impressive array of spins by many world class DJ superstars such as Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Judge Jules, Andy Moor & Tiesto. His music leaves a mark.
Ryan also sits under many alias's including Weekend Warriors where he had earned UK BBC Radio chart success in 2011 with his mix of "Don't Stop Believing" which is currently signed to Ministry Of Sound.
Music is his passion.

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