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It's that dreaded, exciting time - time for you to submit your Pro Tools session to the Screen Scoring Department so that you can conduct your scoring session! It's a daunting endeavor, getting that session ready to submit. There's so much that can go wrong when you have to get all your files from Cubase (or whichever DAW you use) into the Pro Tools session…
  • September 19th, 2022
Tutorial Created by Althea Steynberg, Edited by Michael J. MacDonald  Step 1 To start, add an instrument track and load an instrument. If not already, connect your MIDI keyboard to your computer.  On your Instrument track that you just added, set the track time base to Linear, indicated by the Clock icon on your track.  Step 2 On…
  • May 20th, 2022
Video by A. Steynberg. Outline by Maya Wagner.  In this video, Althea shows us the how-to export video right from Cubase! This feature is available in Cubase version 10.5 and later. Follow along with this outline: First, be sure that under the Transport menu you have “video follows edit more” checked off so that your video will follow its markers.…
  • Cubase, Video, Movie, film scoring, Sync, Picture, Export, Exporting
  • May 19th, 2022
Video by A. Steynberg. Outline by Maya Wagner.   In the video below, Althea walks us through creating Syncpoint Markers in Cubase. Follow along with this outline: Open markers tab using COMMAND + M Change the marker track to musical timebase (button with a quarter note on the marker track header). Turn off snap to grid Select the pencil…
  • Cubase, Marker, Track, film scoring, Video, Movie, Timebase, Timecode, SMPTE, Syncpoint, Sync, Picture
  • May 19th, 2022
Written by Althea Steynberg, Edited & Submitted by Michael MacDonald  A Step by Step Guide  For Film Scoring students at Berklee using Cubase in their work and major, we purchase the FIlm Scoring Bundle as part of our Major Package Bundle! How exciting! Within this FS (Film Scoring) Major Bundle, we purchased a library of instruments known…
  • Film Scoring, Cubase, Templates, Expression Maps
  • April 14th, 2022
Here’s two of the FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) we get about CUBASE: #1 How do you add new tracks?  Add Track Dialog The Add Track dialog allows you to set up and add tracks. To open the Add Track dialog, click Add Track in the global track controls area of the tracklist. The More Tracks section in the dialogue box shows track types…
  • Cubase
  • April 14th, 2022
The Tempo Track Editor provides an overview of the project tempo settings & you can edit tempo events here. Open the Tempo Track Editor,  Project > Tempo Track, or press Ctrl/Cmd-T The Tempo Track Editor is divided into several sections: Tempo scale Shows the tempo scale in BPM. Toolbar It contains tools for selecting, adding, and changing…
  • Cubase, Tempo, Track, Editing
  • April 14th, 2022
Video by Aletta Steynberg. Outlined by Maya Wagner. When working with video in Cubase, you may need to adjust the frame rate of your project or the SMPTE timecode value at the project start.  Consistent Frame Rate To match the frame rate of your project to that of your imported video go to Project > Project Setup and adjust the frame rate of the…
  • Cubase, Video, Sync, Movie, Picture, film scoring, Scoring, Film
  • April 14th, 2022
Video by A. Steynberg. Outline by Maya Wagner. In this post, Althea shares how to route audio to a "mix" track and how to bounce from there using Cubase. This is useful for scoring video and exporting music without the movie's audio.  Follow along with this outline: With instruments loaded, head to the mixing console and select all tracks but…
  • Cubase, Mix, Bounce, Export, Track, Group, Routing, Audio, film scoring, Video, Movie
  • April 14th, 2022
Video and Post by Althea Steynberg. Revised and Edited by Maya Wagner. When importing a video into Cubase, there are a few things to beware of Make sure your video is inside your Cubase Project Folder before importing it. This will make sure your files are all in one place and that your video does not get lost.  Cubase will import your video…
  • Cubase, film scoring, Movie, Picture, Sync, Import, Video
  • April 14th, 2022
Video by A. Steynberg. Outline by Maya Wagner. In this video, we go over the basics of importing and exporting tempo tracks/tempo maps into Cubase! Follow along with these menu locations in mind: Exporting Tempo Map File > Export > Tempo Track Importing Tempo Map File > Import > Tempo Track
  • Cubase, Import, Export, Tempo, Track, Map, Tempo Map, film scoring
  • April 14th, 2022
Video and Post by Althea Steynberg. Revised and Edited by Maya Wagner. When working with video in Cubase, one may need to change the tempo of empty/negative bars without altering the alignment of the video and its audio track.  Of you were to simple adjust the tempo at bar -1 to match the tempo of bar 1, the video would not be aligned at bar 1.…
  • Cubase, Tempo, Editing, Video, Sync, film scoring
  • April 14th, 2022