The Complete Guide to Music Technology using Cubase 11 includes all the useful information previous versions of the book, but has been revised and updated for Cubase 11’s new features – such as improved Sampler Tracks, Scale Assistant, and many other detailed changes.
This version of the book has been published directly with Amazon for the first time, which has allowed an improvement in print quality – details to follow soon. It also meant a complete re-formatting to suit Amazon’s paper sizes, which explains the increase in page count.
NOTE: This version of the book contains updates to cover the changes between Cubase 10.5 and Cubase 11 that are relevant to the topics covered, so while it has been completely revised to suit these changes, if you already have the book for a recent version (Cubase 10 or Cubase 10.5), then the differences between the two probably amount to around 20 pages of content. Due to the way that these updates are done, it’s not easy to produce a ‘supplement’ for the previous book, but it is something that I’ll look into for future editions.
The Complete Guide to Music Technology using Cubase 11 is a practical guide for students using Cubase, going from first steps with the program right through to producing complex multi-track recordings to a high standard, while giving a solid grounding in a wide range of areas and techniques for anyone who wants to work with Music Technology.
The 696-page textbook takes the reader from the first steps with Cubase, through to being capable of producing sequences of high quality with an in-depth look at detailed programming techniques and understanding the way instruments are played and perform to allow more accurate sequencing.
A second topic area of the book is the examination of music theory and arrangements, topics which usually strike fear into the heart of most people working with Music Technology, but everything included in the book is intended to be useful in a practical scenario, and to allow the reader to make their work more interesting by using simple, practical tips which can be applied in a wide range of situations.
The book also explains a number of important concepts, techniques and devices in the sphere of audio, and gives a good primer to understand and make use of various different kinds of microphones in the studio.
The final area is a practical approach to recording, from simple initial recordings right through to complex multi-track recordings, with effects and automation applied to create professional-sounding recordings with bit-perfect mixdowns.
While some of the specific sequencing techniques included in the book apply solely to Cubase (such as the use of the Logical Editor), much of the book works in general terms and would be applicable to any sequencer platform.
In most chapters, exercises are suggested to allow the reader to practice their new-found knowledge in a directed manner, and to gain confidence as a result.