Create an EDM Track Using Cubase 8 Pro
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Create an EDM Track Using Cubase 8 Pro

Taking you through how to create a dance track step by step
3.5 (3 ratings)
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Created by Ryan Rafferty
Last updated 4/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • A basic understanding of music sequencers would help but is not essential
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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Intended for budding producers, DJ's or anyone with a keen interest in dance music
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
01:49:35
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GENERAL OVERVIEW OF CUBASE 8
7 Lectures 29:09

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

Preview 02:08

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.

Creating a Project and setting the tempo
02:11

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.

Preview 04:21

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

Preview 02:03

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.

Organising tracks within the workspace
08:34

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.

Preview 02:56

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

Working with the mixer
06:56
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CREATING A NEW PROJECT
7 Lectures 33:07

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.

Starting with a project template
01:34

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

Utilising send effects
03:26

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.

Utilising synths in the mix
15:15

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.

Track visibility
02:39

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.

Chord Pads
02:37

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.

Cubase render in place
04:17

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. 

Cubase Audio loop mash
03:19
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CUBASE AUDIO EFFECT AUTOMATION
2 Lectures 14:47

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

Working with Automation
04:08

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.

Using WAVES Plugins
10:39
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EXPORTING YOUR PROJECT
2 Lectures 19:22

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.

How to batch export
07:28

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

How to master and create that fat sound
11:54
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WHAT TO DO YOUR NOW THAT YOU HAVE A SONG
4 Lectures 13:10

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

Next Steps
01:10

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

Choosing the right Record labels
03:50

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.

Mastering & Image
01:44

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

Publishing
06:26
About the Instructor
Ryan Rafferty
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Music Producer

Ryan Rafferty productions have earned him an impressive array of spins by many world class DJ superstars.

Ryan Rafferty caught the dance music bug in the year 2000 and his momentum has consistently garnered attention since he set foot on the scene. Growing up in Northern Ireland and now living in Perth, Australia, Ryan Rafferty has DJ'ed in some of the music scenes most respected nightclubs including, Trax (Club Soi), NV, The Exchange and 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 parties to warming up for DJ's such as Judge Jules in the Coach Banbridge, Ryan Rafferty has earned a reputation as the “Weekend Warrior”. He has dedicated himself also to his own productions (Nimrod - My Life) which are being featured on many top selling music compilations and airing on some of Ireland and the UK's biggest radio stations including 2FM and  BBC's Radio 1.  Ryan Rafferty productions have 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 and Tiesto. His music is making a mark and striking a chord with fans consistently.  Ryan also sits under many aliases’ 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 Ryan’s passion and he is already impacting 2017 with new big room tunes and most recently, Ryan has launched his own record label “BeatPro” which specialises in house music and trance.