Published 3/2024
MP4 | Video: h264, 1920x1080 | Audio: AAC, 44.1 KHz
Language: English | Size: 262.95 MB | Duration: 0h 34m
How to convert piano MIDI files into professional quality audio recordings using Cubase and Kontakt.
What you'll learn
How to download Music Samples
How to use Cubase, DAW Music Editor
How to edit MIDI
How to Use Kontakt, Sampler VST Plugin
Basic computer skills
Computer with at least 16BG of RAM
Software outlined in the course. Free up to $300 total depending on which you choose.
In this course, you will learn how to convert piano MIDI files into professional quality audio recordings using software and samples. The required software you will need includes a DAW, a Sampler VST Plugin, and Music Samples. The DAW I’m currently using is Cubase by Steinberg on a Mac. There are others available, but for this lesson I will be teaching you how to do this using Cubase Elements which currently retails for around a hundred dollars US, but there are free options available instead including Cubase LE and a bunch of others. Just make sure that it can do VST plugins. The Sampler VST plugin that I’m currently using is Kontakt Player by Native Instruments, which is a free download. Make sure you get Kontakt Player version 6.7.1 or higher. The music samples I’m using is CinePiano by CineSamples. CinePiano is a Concert Grand Piano that was sampled at the MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles. It usually retails at $199, but occasionally goes on sale. This is what I’ll be using in this lesson, but many other piano samples exist as well. Free samples are also available, but the quality will not be so great. Just make sure they work with Kontakt Player.
Section 1: Introduction & Chapter 1 - Required Software
Lecture 1 Introduction & Required Software
Section 2: Chapter 2 - Optional Software
Lecture 2 Optional Software
Section 3: Chapter 3 - Loading CinePiano into Kontakt
Lecture 3 Loading CinePiano into Kontakt
Section 4: Chapter 4 - Steinberg Cubase Elements
Lecture 4 Steinberg Cubase Elements
Section 5: Chapter 5 - Importing MIDI files
Lecture 5 Importing MIDI files
Section 6: Chapter 6 - Opening Kontakt in Cubase
Lecture 6 Opening Kontakt in Cubase
Section 7: Chapter 7 - Adjusting MIDI Data
Lecture 7 Adjusting MIDI Data
Section 8: Chapter 8 - Balancing the Levels
Lecture 8 Balancing the Levels
Section 9: Chapter 9 - Exporting the Final Recording
Lecture 9 Exporting the Final Recording
Section 10: Chapter 10 - Reviewing the Final Recording
Lecture 10 Reviewing the Final Recording
Section 11: Chapter 11 - Conclusion
Lecture 11 Conclusion
Section 12: Bonus Chapter - Optional Effects
Lecture 12 Optional Effects
Section 13: Common Issues
Lecture 13 Wrong Tempo in Cubase
Section 14: Website Links & Definitions
Lecture 14 Website Links
Lecture 15 Definitions