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Studio One Explained

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Getting Started

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    Tutorial 1



    Learn about the unique features of the Studio One DAW including the drag and drop workflow and integrated mastering.

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    Tutorial 2

    Basic Audio Interface Setup


    See how to configure S1 for your audio interface and how to get sound in and out of Studio One.

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    Tutorial 3

    Editing Quick Start


    Watch how to quickly import loops, edit and mix them down in a few easy steps.

Views and Windows

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    Tutorial 4

    Arrangement View Pt. 1


    Explore all of the controls along the top of arrangement view and learn about their features and functions.

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    Tutorial 5

    Arrangement View Pt. 2


    Discover all of the controls along the bottom of arrangement view and learn about their features and functions.

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    Tutorial 6

    Zooming In & Out


    Learn how to zoom in and out using on-screen controls and convenient keyboard shortcuts.

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    Tutorial 7

    Transport Controls & Marker Track


    See how to start and rewind in a variety of ways. Learn how to use markers and the marker track to set navigation shortcuts in your song.

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    Tutorial 8

    Get Undone


    Discover how to undo actions using keyboard shortcuts and the undo history feature. See how the Trash Bin is used for recovering console channels, effects and instruments. Then learn how to save and restore revisions of your song.

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    Tutorial 9

    The Browser Explained


    Watch and learn about everything in the Studio One browser window such as instruments, effects, sounds, files and the Pool.

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    Tutorial 10

    Track and Event Inspector Pt. 1


    See how to use the track properties on the Inspector such as Title, Color, Mute, Solo, Rec Enable, Input Monitoring, Stereo/Mono, Audio Input, Volume, Pan, Time Stretch modes, Layers, Track Delay and Automation.

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    Tutorial 11

    Track and Event Inspector Pt. 2


    Explore the track group property, unique properties of instrument tracks and the Event properties.

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    Tutorial 12

    The Console View Explained


    Discover every control on the Console view virtual mixer, which is the control center for mixing, effects and virtual instruments.

Recording with Studio One

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    Tutorial 13

    Audio Setup Explained


    Learn about the setup and options menu to configure and use your audio interface with Studio One.

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    Tutorial 14

    Song Setup Explained


    See how the song title, location, sample rate and input and output maps are configured for each song, as well as how to set the default configuration for new songs.

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    Tutorial 15

    Lets Record


    Watch how to set up a track for recording, activate the metronome, set the song tempo, and then record and playback audio.

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    Tutorial 16

    Zero Latency Monitor with FireStudio


    Learn how to use integrated zero latency monitoring when using a PreSonus FireStudio interface.

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    Tutorial 17

    Using a Non-PreSonus Interface


    Discover three recording scenarios and solutions when using an audio interface other than a FireStudio.

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    Tutorial 18

    Pre-roll & Punch Recording


    Watch how to activate pre-roll to give yourself time to get ready for recording and also how to do automated punch recording. Both are great features when recording and engineering at the same time.

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    Tutorial 19

    Loop Recording Audio Events


    See how you can easily record multiple takes into an audio event with loop recording.

Editing in Studio One

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    Tutorial 20

    Editing Audio - Arrow Tool


    Learn what you can do with the most important mouse tool - the Arrow. Discover essential keyboard modifiers for the Arrow Tool and then watch an example as we put this tool to work to create a lead line from just a few clicks.

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    Tutorial 21

    Editing Audio - Mouse Tools


    Explore the function of each of the other mouse tools such as Range, Split, Eraser, Paint and Mute. See how to use keyboard shortcuts to select and modify each tool, and learn how to enable the optional cross hair cursor.

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    Tutorial 22

    Snap & Quantize Event Editing


    Discover how to set the snapping options for tools and events, as well as how to quantize audio events to the selected snap settings. Also see an example of quantizing a drum loop to change the swing feel.

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    Tutorial 23

    Edit View Editing


    Learn the key to an efficient audio editing workflow by utilizing Studio One's Edit View.

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    Tutorial 24

    Consolidate Audio


    Explore using the 'B' command to bounce audio events in place, and learn a tip to save the edits to a layer before consolidating.

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    Tutorial 25

    The Stretch Tool


    Discover an easy way to stretch or shorten audio events to match the tempo of the song.

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    Tutorial 26

    Track Tempo Options


    See how to set the track properties to to match audio material on the track for the best results when changing tempo.

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    Tutorial 27

    Audio Event Properties


    See how to work with the audio event properties transpose, tempo and tune.

MIDI in Studio One

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    Tutorial 28

    The Tempo Track


    Learn how to use the tempo track to insert tempo and time signature changes.

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    Tutorial 29

    MIDI & Qwerty Controllers


    Watch how to connect an external MIDI keyboard controller as well as how to play a virtual instrument via your computer Qwerty keyboard.

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    Tutorial 30

    Recording Instrument Parts


    Learn how to set up an instrument part and record as well as explore the different record modes available.

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    Tutorial 31

    Loop Recording Instruments


    See how to utilize Loop Record Takes and Loop Record Mix using a drum beat example.

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    Tutorial 32

    The Music Editor


    Watch and learn how copy, move, split and other editing operations apply to instrument part events. Then see how to edit note placement, timing, duration, velocity and other parameters in the Edit View.

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    Tutorial 33

    Virtual Instruments Overview


    Explore Studio One's built-in virtual instruments SampleOne, Impact, Presence and Mojito and the common controls shared between them.

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    Tutorial 34

    Using 3rd Party VI Plug-Ins


    See how to use EZdrummer and PianoTeq with Studio One. You'll then be able to apply what you've learned to any 3rd party virtual instrument.

Mixing with Studio One

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    Tutorial 35

    Groups & Busses


    Learn to easily group channels to work together and how to route channels to busses to create submixes.

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    Tutorial 36

    Insert & Send Effects


    Discover how to add insert effects and send effects to your mix.

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    Tutorial 37

    Automate Volume, Pan & Sends


    Watch several examples of automating volume, pan and effects sends enabling you to get more creative with your mix.

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    Tutorial 38

    Using Built-in Effects


    Discover Studio One's range of built-in effects including compression, EQ, delay and amp simulation.

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    Tutorial 39

    Mixing Down


    See how to mix your song down to the standard high quality wave file format and or smaller sized mp3 file.

Presented by Studio One Expert Bill Edstrom, this is the definitive Presonus Studio One video training series. If you're just starting out with Studio One you may feel a little overwhelmed as it is a full featured DAW. Well fear not, William has you covered...

Bill takes you through the awesome Presonus Studio One software step by step, covering all the important basics such as window overviews, audio interface setup, editing, navigating, recording audio & MIDI, quantizing, loop recording and more. He then goes into cool topics such as using plug-ins, virtual instruments, automation, mixing down and even creating files for the internet and CD.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started on trumpet at age 10, but got more passionate when I picked up bass and guitar in high school. During college, I had a band where I shared lead vocals and electric guitar duties. After that I was in a variety of bands usually on bass or behind the mixing board.

2. What training have you had?

I studied electrical engineering in college but mostly learned recording and music on my own. Recently, I completed the Master of Songwriting and Guitar program through Berklee Music.

3. When did you get into recording?

I have always been fascinated with tape recording since fifth grade. I started by recording demos by bouncing back and forth between two cassette decks. Later I moved on to portastudios, ADATS, pro studios, then to a DAW based project studio.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I work with songwriters world-wide as the founder and creator of - an online collaboration site for songwriters. In my career, I have done FOH, producing, songwriting, mixing, mastering, and voice over. Used to work regionally, but now requests can come from anywhere in the world.

I've written two books on audio production: "Studio One for Engineers & Producers" and "The Power in Cakewalk SONAR" both published by Hal Leonard Books.

Whenever possible, I work closely with the developers of the products I teach doing testing, bug reporting, and feature requests. I think this gives me a much deeper understanding of the products. I really enjoy seeing the products I work with improve.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I have always been interested in making technology easier to use and understand. I think showing examples is essential when introducing a topic. I feel recording should be a fun and creative experience and I hope that comes across in my videos.

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    In this “In Action” tutorial series, Bill Edstrom shows you around this unique dual-engine plug-in from iZotope and demonstrates how to use it creatively in your mixes!

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    Master Mix, Tracktion’s powerhouse mastering plug-in, includes six high end processing blocks as well as other sonic utilities. In this tutorial video series, studio guru Bill Edstrom dives deep and teaches you how to surgically correct your mixes and more with Master Mix.

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Studio One Explained is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clearly explained options Overall this is a great product. My only real disappointment was with the screen zoom feature. When I click full screen the actual video stays the same size, only the border of browser is removed. I'm viewing on a 27" screen and some of the images should be zoomed in a bit to be able to clearly see what is being explained.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly helpful Just a note to say THANK YOU!!!!!!!! I got this series and it has changed my world. Very concise and direct and does not assume any previous knowledge. When I looked things up in the manual, it would say "just do this" without saying how. The step by step detailed instructions in these videos has made working with the program so much easier and faster. I just wish I had found these a couple years ago when I started. The only down side is it is sometimes hard to see where his cursor is or read his screen. Would be great to up the size of the screen shots.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow I could not find the dvd I purchased and went with yr viewing. I thought the program was important for my introduction
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your the best in the business I am going to buy this DAW,it is so simple to use, which means u can start creating music right away. plus create CD's Its an all in 1 DAW
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comprehensive I'm only part of the way, but the course is very comprehensive.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to understand I am a computer phobe and the tutorials have allowed me to enjoy vs. fear this process!! Clarity of video could be a bit larger and clearer. Nor sure if that's me or you all.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clarity I bought this product a few weeks ago and I found it to be an invaluable learning tool. It provides an overview of Studio One in a clear , concise and logical fashion.
Date published: 2016-06-25
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