We spent time with Steinberg this week, taking an in-depth look at what makes Cubase 6 ticks. So, over the next few days, we’ll be putting up a number of videos that will take you through what’s new, what’s better, and how each feature set works. More will pop up over the course of the week, so keep an eye out!
Time stretching features
Andrew lets Cubase flex its technological muscles, using elastic to stretch either time or pitch while protecting the other parameter (or altering both simultaneously). The results at 2:20 are pretty astonishing, simply because we don’t think we’ve heard this quality at such an extreme level of stretch before…
Cubase’s beat detector can search Wav files to define important beats and create tempo maps. Suddenly even old non-click recording sessions can be brought ‘back to life’ and worked into brand new arrangements. Jump to 2:30 to get straight into the action – it’s something to see.
Drum editing and group editing
Drum editing takes beat manipulation even further – at 1:30 Andrew takes a drum track which isn’t in time and, well, we’ll let you watch how he fixes it. It suffices to say that with the level of correction possible here, and the quantising options (2:45), you can fire your drummer, do it yourself and polish it up later.
Cubase 6: An Introduction