Learn how to expand your musical ideas with Cubase’s MIDI editing tools

There are plenty of tools available to start experimenting with your new parts in Cubase.

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So you’ve recorded a few MIDI parts. Maybe a drum beat, some chords and a bassline. Now what? How can you turn that idea into an arrangement? You might want to start by using some of Cubase’s MIDI editing tools. Not only can you start extending your idea, but you can chop and change parts of your MIDI recording to breathe new life into your track.

In this beginner’s guide to Cubase, MusicTech Expert Bruce Aisher shows you how the MIDI editing tools can help you turn an idea into an arrangement. You’ll learn how to expand and resize MIDI Parts into a longer loop, how to transpose the notes, and how to use Logical Editor, MIDI Modifiers and MIDI tools.

We’re starting off with the basics and gradually move into more advanced and creative techniques, as in our Logic Tips and Ableton Live Tutorials series. Subscribe to our newsletter and YouTube Channel for weekly updates on new videos and content.

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Bruce Aisher is an English music producer, music technology journalist and lecturer. As one half of the duo Brancaccio & Aisher, he has had club hits for labels including Bedrock, Parlophone and his own Player One Records. He regularly contributes to MusicTech content and is one of our Cubase Experts.

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