I’m Back (At Last)

After several months of inactivity, my journey with Cubase 7 resumes.  Denise is making excellent progress with her recovery, which is so great!  I now feel able to give some time to my music again, without worrying too much.

I’ve started a song called ‘Walk With Me’, which I hope to work on a lot over the near future.  I’m very excited about the possibilities that the Chord Track gives, especially with vocals.  I’ve also experimented with CurveEQ, mapping an EQ from a commercial track to mine.  Interesting results!

So, here I am agin with a work in progress.  I’ll keep you posted about how it goes.


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Steinberg Creativity First

Steinberg Creativity First


This is the first post of an (hopefully) interesting journey using Steinberg’s Cubase 7 to realise ideas that have been floating about my creative head for a while now.

First of all though, just a few words about me.  I’m a retired music teacher who was lucky enough to be teaching when music technology really made a breakthrough with the advent of MIDI in 1983.  Since then, I’ve followed developments with both a keen interest and as a practising musician in my home studio, writing for video and fun.

I’ve used Steinberg products since the Pro24 sequencer for the Atari (God bless the Atari).  I was also lucky enough with Denise my Wife, to meet David Nicholson from Steinberg in 1989.  He gave us a disk of the then unreleased Cubase 1 for the Atari, which changed the ball game in terms of what a sequencer could do and look like.  Armed also with a Midex on the Atari, the studio came to life.

I had a few years off from music in the mid 90s and thereby didn’t keep up with developments in the music technology world.  I came back with Cubase SX3 and the changes were enormous.  A steep leaning curve had to be climbed, including the work that could be done with audio.

Now it’s the turn of Cubase 7.  The adventure begins.  Feel free to come with me – I hope you enjoy it.