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First Song with Studio One 3

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    The Song (5:49)


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    Getting Started (3:47)


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    Kik Drum Delay & Guide Drum Loop (4:12)


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    Reinforcing the Rhythm (2:09)


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    Verse Chord Progression (4:30)


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    Portamento Hook (4:52)


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    Organizing the Console View & Adding Reverb (4:50)


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    Adding Bass to Second Verse (3:31)


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    The First Chorus (4:52)


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    Building Up the Chorus (5:46)


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    The Third Verse (11:07)


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    The Second Chorus (3:27)


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    The Third Chorus (1:51)


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    The Bridge (5:08)


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    Adding Sweep & Riser FX (8:46)


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    Subgrouping with Busses (6:35)


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    Setting up a Cue Mix for the Vocalist (4:55)


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    Recording the Lead Vocal (5:45)


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    Adding Vocal Harmonies & Backups (3:48)


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    Editing the Vocals (6:00)


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    Vocal Processing (5:50)


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    Vocal Delay Effect (5:22)


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    Exporting Stems (3:34)


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    Melodyne & More (5:05)


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    Adding the Guitar Parts (8:15)


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    The Final Mix (8:53)


PreSonus Studio One 3 gives you everything you need to take your musical ideas and turn them into a complete, shareable masterpiece. In this in-depth video tutorial series, Eli Krantzberg shows you how to go from idea to finished product and everything in between using just Studio One.

Eli begins with introducing the song, both the initial bare bones spark, and the fully produced final. He then starts with a clean slate and takes you through establishing a guide drum track on which you can build up your song.

With the rhythm laid down, Eli spends a number of videos showing you how to use Beat Delay and drum loops to fill out and create movement in the drum parts. Then he spends a few videos creating and reinforcing the main chords of the song to outline the root key and create layered pads and hooks.

Eli ends this section by taking some time for digital housekeeping, such as organizing the console view. The next six videos are all about recording what will be the final parts for the song. Eli demonstrates recording the verses, the choruses, building up the chorus, the bridge, and adds sweeps and risers.

Eli now focuses the next videos on mixing techniques, specifically subgrouping, in which you create Bus tracks for drums, synth, bass, and FX. He also covers panning and editing the FX tracks to make them sit just right in the mix.

From there, Eli shows you how to record the lead vocals. Multiple takes are recorded, including adding harmonies, as well as how to edit and process the recorded vocals.

When you write songs, you may want to collaborate with other musicians. Eli explains how to export stems using the Export Stems function, which are used to exchange tracks with a guitarist who adds tracks remotely.

Eli finishes off the series by covering using Melodyne in Studio One 3, and doing some last minute arranging. After that, he explores some mixing and bus processing tweaks, and shares the final song.

If you’re new to recording and producing with Studio One 3, or to digital music production in general, “First Song in Studio One 3” will get you started on the path of complete song creation!


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Jasbooth
Submitted 2 months ago

Great Tutorial by Eli Krantzberg

As a beginner to mixing and music creation I have spent hours learning how to use my Alesis keyboard, Studio One 3, Superior Drummer, etc. Something was missing and it was this tutorial. I had so many tools but wasn't quite sure how to use them to create something. First Song was a breath of fresh air. It doesn't concentrate on all the technical but rather how to build a song from the ground up. Eli teaches in a very entertaining and understandable way and like a good book I just couldn't stop watching these videos. I'm now ready to put my tools training to try my hand at song creation. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

I am a: Hobbyist

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turraf
Submitted 4 months ago

Excellent tutorial

Mr Krantzberg never disappoints! Although it's not a straight walkthrough of the software I think even a beginner to Studio One can follow through and learn something about workflow and effective songwriting. The song is very catchy and the singer is great.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Studio One

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D.T.
Submitted 6 months ago

Learning by Doing - the best Groove 3 series yet

Just getting started with Studio One, and this was the perfect series to get my feet wet. Eli seamlessly fuses DAW techniques, production tricks and sound design into one fantastic product.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One

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Anne
Submitted 9 months ago

Overall great video series!

Great way to learn the potentials of Studio One 3. Some steps went pretty fast and it would have been useful to have a few more steps to clearly get it all.

I am a: Beginner, Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Studio One

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AMSH2017
Submitted 10 months ago

The best of Groove3!

Project-based training is the best way to realy learn something instead of walking around menus and commands without real applications. Thanks

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Bitwig Studio, FL Studio, Cubase, Mixcraft, Reaper, Studio One

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GrooveMan
Submitted 1 year ago

Awesome

Totally connected concepts very creatively

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gospelguy7
Submitted 1 year ago

Very Helpful! Easy to Follow!

After watching this, I feel like I'm ready to hop in and make music! I think the best way to learn is by watching and doing. Thanks for the tutorial! I'm looking forward to watching all the other ones so I can master this Studio One software!

I am a: Student, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Studio One

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Poverty Records
Submitted 1 year ago

Nice Job Groove 3!

Great! Keep the Studio One tutorials coming!... Definitely a Dynamic DAW that is constantly changing... Eli is a great teacher ... Please let him know!

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Bighank
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent on all key point on building songs

Groove 3 is an idea software for today artist who want to go from musician to recording your very own songs it actually help me develop as a musician to hear what I sound like, unbelievable it makes you feel the music hear the music Groove 3 starts with basic thru expert try it, I started with a yearly membership and been there every year. Try it out you can only go up.

I am a: Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician, Student

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djpugster70
Submitted 1 year ago

Studio One 3

I am very happy with studio one. its what I've been looking for

I am a: Beginner

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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First Song with Studio One 3 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial by Eli Krantzberg As a beginner to mixing and music creation I have spent hours learning how to use my Alesis keyboard, Studio One 3, Superior Drummer, etc. Something was missing and it was this tutorial. I had so many tools but wasn't quite sure how to use them to create something. First Song was a breath of fresh air. It doesn't concentrate on all the technical but rather how to build a song from the ground up. Eli teaches in a very entertaining and understandable way and like a good book I just couldn't stop watching these videos. I'm now ready to put my tools training to try my hand at song creation. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent tutorial Mr Krantzberg never disappoints! Although it's not a straight walkthrough of the software I think even a beginner to Studio One can follow through and learn something about workflow and effective songwriting. The song is very catchy and the singer is great.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Learning by Doing - the best Groove 3 series yet Just getting started with Studio One, and this was the perfect series to get my feet wet. Eli seamlessly fuses DAW techniques, production tricks and sound design into one fantastic product.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Overall great video series! Great way to learn the potentials of Studio One 3. Some steps went pretty fast and it would have been useful to have a few more steps to clearly get it all.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from The best of Groove3! Project-based training is the best way to realy learn something instead of walking around menus and commands without real applications. Thanks
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Totally connected concepts very creatively
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! Easy to Follow! After watching this, I feel like I'm ready to hop in and make music! I think the best way to learn is by watching and doing. Thanks for the tutorial! I'm looking forward to watching all the other ones so I can master this Studio One software!
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice Job Groove 3! Great! Keep the Studio One tutorials coming!... Definitely a Dynamic DAW that is constantly changing... Eli is a great teacher ... Please let him know!
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent on all key point on building songs Groove 3 is an idea software for today artist who want to go from musician to recording your very own songs it actually help me develop as a musician to hear what I sound like, unbelievable it makes you feel the music hear the music Groove 3 starts with basic thru expert try it, I started with a yearly membership and been there every year. Try it out you can only go up.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Studio One 3 I am very happy with studio one. its what I've been looking for
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from wow so good to see the production thoughts loving it, thanks for sharing the knowledge on how to build and change ssounds
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Introductory Tutorial I don't know for an absolute beginner, however, if you already know how to work a DAW, it's good to watch this first to get your feet wet. I could pretty much just start using it at this point, since I already know Ableton and Sonar. The other tutorials will just be gravy.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this tutorial.. I am familiar with Studio One but this tutorial gave me some great ideas and different ways of approaching creating a song... instructor was great, good pace, NOT annoying :-) and very knowledgeable about the software.
Date published: 2016-07-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent overview Just what I was looking for. Going over the process of recording and mixing a song from scratch with enough detail to kick start the creative process.
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from excelente good lesson but there is some section missing how to clean the mix i think it is will be more helpful thank you Khalid Ali ,, Saudi Arabia
Date published: 2016-02-26
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