Get Creative with Cubase VST: Composing and Arranging with Cubase VST

Overview

Do you want to learn the basics of composition and arranging, and find out how to sequence, record and mix your compositions using Cubase VST? If so, this book is for you.

Get Creative with Cubase VST will help you understand the composition process. You'll learn how to get the ideas in the first place, and how to develop, record and mix them into a satisfying whole.

Practical projects are the essence of this book—working through them and ...

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Overview

Do you want to learn the basics of composition and arranging, and find out how to sequence, record and mix your compositions using Cubase VST? If so, this book is for you.

Get Creative with Cubase VST will help you understand the composition process. You'll learn how to get the ideas in the first place, and how to develop, record and mix them into a satisfying whole.

Practical projects are the essence of this book—working through them and comparing your results with the examples on the CD will provide a clear insight into the creative process. And you'll be learning how to use Cubase VST at the same time.

Get Creative with Cubase VST shows you how to:

  • Conceive musical ideas and develop them
  • Understand melody, harmony, rhythm—the building blocks of composition
  • Use MIDI to emulate real instruments like woodwind, brass, strings, guitars
  • Record vocals and real instruments using Cubase audio tracks
  • Use Score edit to produce professional music parts

Read this book and discover the art of writing and producing music as you master the functions of Cubase VST 5 itself. By using it. Creatively of course!

Keith Gemmell is a composer, arranger and lecturer in Popular Music and Music Technology at Mid Kent College in the UK.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781870775755
  • Publisher: PC Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.68 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Keith Gemmell is a UK music technology writer who contributes monthly to Music Tech Magazine. He also publishes educational sheet music and audio products from his busy Internet site.

Keith began his musical career at the age of seventeen playing saxophone, composing and recording for such labels as Virgin, Electra and Elton John's Rocket Records. This valuable experience enabled him to work alongside top record producers such as Gus Dudgeon. Since then he s been involved in just about every style of music imaginable both as a player and writer ranging from jazz orchestras to reggae outfits. You can find out more about him at www.saxmusicplus.com.

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