The Fast Guide to Cubase SX provides all the information you need to quickly master the essentials of the software and also explores advanced techniques. The book covers all the important aspects of the program including recording and editing in the Project window, mixing in the Mixer, audio looping and editing in the Sample editor, and detailed MIDI editing in the the MIDI editors. Installation and setting up are explained, and detailed information on audio and MIDI recording techniques, EQ, compression, gating, limiting, effects and mix automation are all featured. Projects throughout the book describe Cubase SX in a number of recording and editing situations, providing valuable practical insights into how best to use the program for specific tasks.This third edition includes coverage of the new functions of version 3. It features numerous revisions and additions throughout the text providing more information and more Cubase know-how than ever before. In addition, 100 speed tips and a powerful macro library help take your music production and programming to the next level.Topics covered include: Installing and setting up, the Project window, the Mixer, the Key, List and Drum editors, the Audio Part editor, the Sample editor, the Pool, audio effects plug-ins, MIDI effects plug-ins, audio and MIDI theory, quantize, EQ, compression, gating, looping, filtering, mixing, mix automation, synchronisation, dither, VST Instruments, surround sound and much more.Simon Millward is a music software specialist. He has a Master of Science degree in Music Technology from the University of York, UK. Originally trained as a musician and subsequently as a sound engineer, his interest in software sequencers and virtual studio instruments has established him as one of the UK's foremost Cubase experts.