Make your Cubase projects sound polished and professional
Montclair, NJ (September 4, 2012) – Hal Leonard Books, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, has published Mixing & Mastering with Cubase ($16.99) by Matthew Loel T. Hepworth.
Cubase provides the user with many more tracks than bands from the '60s, '70s, and '80s ever had at their disposal. Many iconic records were produced on 2-, 3-, and 4-track recorders, whereas the track count of Cubase 6 is limited only by the power of the host computer. After the tracks have been recorded, they must be mixed and mastered to sound polished and professional. But for the new user, the processes of editing, adding effects, EQ, mixing, and mastering can be challenging.
Mixing and Mastering with Cubase was written with the new user in mind. It starts by teaching you how to manipulate all the tracks and events in the Cubase Event Window. You'll learn how to use volume and pan controls to create depth and audibility, add EQ to help every track sit in the mix, and add effects such as compression and reverb to produce smooth and polished results. Finally, you'll learn how to add mastering treatments for a punchy, shiny, and loud mix that will compete with the pros. In the end, you might know the project was mixed and mastered in your home, but no one else has to.
Cubase has been used to create countless hit records. With what you learn in this book and a little luck and hard work, yours could certainly be next.
Quick Pro Guides
If you want to quickly start implementing professional techniques into your audio recordings and productions, the Hal Leonard Books Quick Pro Guides are designed for you. These straightforward, task-driven, and easy-to-understand books cover music industry topics in a way that gets to the point and helps maximize your creative and technical accomplishments. The Quick Pro Guides are efficient and accessible, and the included DVD-ROM provides audio and video demonstrations of key Quick Pro topics.
About the author:
Matthew Loel T. Hepworth has been teaching music technology since 1984. He authors how-to videos on Cubase and WaveLab for macProVideo.com. He has also written WaveLab 7 Power! for Course Technology PTR. He records, mixes, and masters audio projects for clients including Air Supply, FranklinCovey, Jonni Lightfoot, and many more. Hepworth also consults with several pro audio manufacturers like Steinberg North America, Yamaha Corp. of America, Lexicon, and Tascam. He is a video producer and photographer, and in his spare time, he plays bass guitar and theremin in his band, ZenTherStick. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utha.
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