The Song (5:49)
Getting Started (3:47)
Kik Drum Delay & Guide Drum Loop (4:12)
Reinforcing the Rhythm (2:09)
Verse Chord Progression (4:30)
Portamento Hook (4:52)
Organizing the Console View & Adding Reverb (4:50)
Adding Bass to Second Verse (3:31)
The First Chorus (4:52)
Building Up the Chorus (5:46)
The Third Verse (11:07)
The Second Chorus (3:27)
The Third Chorus (1:51)
The Bridge (5:08)
Adding Sweep & Riser FX (8:46)
Subgrouping with Busses (6:35)
Setting up a Cue Mix for the Vocalist (4:55)
Recording the Lead Vocal (5:45)
Adding Vocal Harmonies & Backups (3:48)
Editing the Vocals (6:00)
Vocal Processing (5:50)
Vocal Delay Effect (5:22)
Exporting Stems (3:34)
Melodyne & More (5:05)
Adding the Guitar Parts (8:15)
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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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
Submitted 4 months ago
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
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
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
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
Submitted 1 year ago
Totally connected concepts very creatively
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
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!
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
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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