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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Copying and Pasting Parts

Now that you’ve learned about some of the basic editing tools in Cubase, it’s time to learn how to use them to edit your recordings. One of the most common edits to make is the simple copy and paste. The reason pop music sounds so polished theses days, some people say, is that a musician only has to play well for two bars, and the rest is copy and paste. Because of this, producers are able to take only the best parts of a recording and use them over and over again throughout the song. If one chorus sounds better than another, why use the worse-sounding chorus?

When you’re cutting and pasting in Cubase, this means you can use the best-sounding drum, bass, guitar, vocal, and keyboard parts over and over again without having ...

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