February 17, 2018
Studio One 3 Explained
Plays like a dictated book, not ab instructional video
I have grown accustomed to some excellent "Explanation of" videos here at Groove3. Unfortunately, this isn't one of them. While viewing the modules, I kept thinking that the material would be more useful, if the presenters words were printed in a document with illustrations that showed the areas of the interface being discussed. Although, I'm sure that the coverage of the material was very comprehensive, the tempo of its presentation was much too fast to easily assimilate. Almost no examples are given of any manipulation the narrator describes are given, and the monotone presentations make them difficult to attend to without resorting to room isolation headphones. The whole point, I thought, in a video, is for the exploitation of the multimedia environment. The presenter makes no use of audio examples to highlight or explicate his descriptions. I'm currently in the process of trying to decide on a DAW replacement for Sonar (recently left unsupported by Gibson), and I have been working in DAW environments for over 12 years. This title was probably much more helpful to me as an advanced DAW user than it would be for a novice. That I had trouble moving from the paused video to try things out in Studio One, suggests that this video will be pf little use for somebody just getting started.
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