Cubase 6 is a powerful digital audio workstation (DAW) that offers a comprehensive set of features for music production, recording, editing, mixing, and mastering. Cubase 6 is suitable for professionals and hobbyists alike, as it supports a wide range of audio formats, plug-ins, instruments, and effects. Cubase 6 also comes with HALion Sonic SE, a versatile sample-based synthesizer that can create realistic and expressive sounds.
If you are interested in trying out Cubase 6 for yourself, you can download a free 60-day trial version from the official website[^1^]. The trial version allows you to access all the features of Cubase 6 with no restrictions. You do not need a USB eLicenser to start the trial, but you do need a valid Steinberg ID. You can also watch tutorials and learn more about Cubase 6 on the website.
If you want to install Cubase 6 on your computer, you can download a DVD image from the website[^2^]. The DVD image contains the complete installation files for Cubase 6. You will need a valid Cubase 6 license to use the installation. You can use any common burning software to create installation DVDs from the ISO images. After the installation is finished, you should update Cubase 6 to the latest version (6.0.7) which fixes some bugs and improves performance.
Cubase 6 is also available as an update for Cubase 6.5 users[^3^]. Cubase 6.5 is an enhanced version of Cubase 6 that adds new features such as VST Amp Rack 1.5, Padshop, Retrologue, LoopMash FX, DJ-EQ, MorphFilter, and more. You can download the update from the website and install it over your existing Cubase 6.5 installation. You will need a valid Cubase 6.5 license to use the update.
Cubase 6 is one of the most advanced and versatile DAWs on the market today. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, you can find everything you need to create amazing music with Cubase 6. Download the free trial version today and see for yourself what Cubase 6 can do for you.Cubase 6 Tips and Tricks: How to Master Your DAW
Cubase 6 is not only a powerful DAW, but also a flexible and customizable one. You can tweak many aspects of Cubase 6 to suit your personal preferences and workflow. In this article, we will share some tips and tricks that will help you master your DAW and get the most out of Cubase 6.
Use the Project Logical Editor
The Project Logical Editor is a powerful tool that allows you to perform complex actions on your project data based on logical conditions. You can use it to select, transform, copy, delete, or move events, tracks, folders, or markers according to various criteria. For example, you can use it to select all events that are muted, or move all events that are longer than two bars to a different track. You can also create macros and assign key commands to execute your custom actions quickly and easily.
To access the Project Logical Editor, go to Project > Project Logical Editor. You will see a window with four sections: Upper Filter, Action Target, Condition/Action List, and Function Menu. The Upper Filter section allows you to define the scope of your action, such as events, tracks, or markers. The Action Target section allows you to specify the target of your action, such as name, position, or length. The Condition/Action List section allows you to set up the logical conditions and actions for your operation. The Function Menu section allows you to choose what to do with the result of your operation, such as select, delete, or copy.
For example, let's say you want to select all events that are shorter than one bar and move them to a new folder track. Here's how you would set up the Project Logical Editor:
In the Upper Filter section, choose Event from the Filter Target menu and Equal from the Condition menu.
In the Action Target section, choose Type from the Parameter menu and Note from the Argument menu.
In the Condition/Action List section, click on the plus sign (+) to add a new condition. Choose Length from the Parameter menu, Less from the Condition menu, and 1 Bar from the Argument menu.
Click on the plus sign (+) again to add a new action. Choose Track Operation from the Parameter menu and Move To from the Operation menu. In the Argument field, type in the name of the folder track you want to move the events to.
In the Function Menu section, choose Transform from the Function menu.
Click on Apply to execute your action.
You can save your custom actions as presets and recall them later from the Presets menu. You can also assign key commands to your presets from File > Key Commands > Process Logical Presets.
Use Track Versions
Track Versions is a feature that allows you to create and manage multiple versions of a track within a single project. You can use it to experiment with different ideas, compare different takes, or create alternative arrangements without cluttering your project window. Track Versions works with audio, MIDI, instrument, chord, tempo, signature, and marker tracks.
To create a new track version, select a track and go to Track > Versions > New Version. You can also use the key command Ctrl-Alt-N (Cmd-Opt-N on a Mac). A new version of the track will be created with an empty lane. You can rename your track versions by double-clicking on their names in the track inspector. You can switch between different track versions by clicking on their names in the track inspector or by using the arrows next to them.
You can also edit your track versions independently of each other. For example, you can mute or solo events, change their volume or pan settings, apply effects or automation curves, etc. You can also copy or move events between different track versions by using drag-and-drop or cut-and-paste commands.
You can compare different track versions by using Track > Versions > Compare Version. This will create a temporary version that shows the differences between two selected versions. You can also use Track > Versions > Create Lanes From Versions to create separate lanes for each version of a track. This will allow you to see all your versions at once and edit them simultaneously.