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Mastering in Studio One: Beginner’s Guide

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    Gary welcomes you and describes what is going to be covered in this Beginner's Guide to Mastering in Studio One series.

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    Exporting Out a Mixdown

    See how to first export out your song, so that you can add it into your mastering projects.

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    Setting Up a Mastering Project

    Watch how to set up your first mastering project file in Studio One.

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    Adding Songs to Your Projects

    Gary now shows you how to add songs into your mastering project for mastering.

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    Adjusting the Volume of the Tracks

    Explore the different ways you can adjust the volume of your tracks in your Studio One project.

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    Detecting the Loudness of Your Tracks

    In this video, learn all about the Loudness Detect Tool, and how you can use it to even out the loudness levels of your tracks in your S1 project.

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    Using the Update Mastering Feature

    There is a close integration between Studio One songs and projects, and in this video you'll watch how to easily update your songs from within the Projects window.

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    Using the Track Inserts

    Gary now goes over how Studio One Track Inserts work and why they're used.

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    Using the Master Pre-Inserts

    Gary explains and explores the Master Pre-Inserts so you understand how and why to use them.

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    Using the Post Master Effects

    See how to use Post Master Effects in your Studio One projects.

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    Using the Spectrum Mode Meter

    Learn how to use the Spectrum Mode meter as well as how to change between its different visual modes.

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    Using the Level Meter

    Gary shows you how to use the Level Meter in your Studio One mastering projects.

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    The Phase & Correlation Meter

    In this video, Gary shows you how to use the Phase and Correlation meters to detect any phasing issues in your songs, and why that needs to be addressed.

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    Setting Up & Changing the Mastering Chain Order

    Discover how to create a starting chain of mastering effects and how to change the order of the effects within the chain.

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    The Multiband Dynamics Effect

    Here you'll start getting into how to use multi-band compression with the Multiband Dynamics effect in Studio One, as well as why you would want to use it.

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    Using the Binaural Panner

    This video goes over how to use the Binaural panner in Studio One to create extra width within your songs.

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    Using Reverbs in Your Master

    A touch of reverb can really improve your masters. Gary shows you how he uses reverb in his mastering in this Studio One video.

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    Using a Limiter

    The final effect in the mastering chain is the Limiter, and Gary shows you how to use it to increase the overall level of your mastered songs.

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    Disabling Tracks

    This super handy feature is perfect if you want to remove/and re-add songs into your project. See why!

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    How to Use & Enable Dithering

    Gary goes over what dithering in mastering is and how to enable and use this feature in Studio One.

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    Exporting the Master Project as a Digital Release

    Gary goes over how to export out your mastered songs, as a digital release. Plus, watch how to upload these songs straight to Soundcloud and PreSonus Sphere from within the mastering project.

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    Images & DDP Explained

    Gary explains how to create Images and DDP files for CD duplication.

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    Burning a CD

    Wrapping it up, see how to burn a CD of your master if you need to, and why.

Product Overview

Gary Hiebner brings you in-depth Studio One mastering video tutorials! If you're new to mastering in Studio One, these videos will get you started and well on your way to producing professional sounding masters using nothing but Studio One. You also get the stereo mixes and Studio One projects used in the videos so you can follow along on your computer. These videos are designed for those new to mastering and using Studio One to master their projects.

To start, Gary welcomes you and plays you the song you'll be mastering together, an excellent cover of the hit song "Game Of Love" by Santana featuring Michelle Branch, which also has alternative take versions that need to be mastered. He then shows you how to first export out your song, so that you can add it into your Studio One mastering project, how to set up your first mastering project file in Studio One, and how to add more songs into your mastering project for mastering.

Next, you'll learn to properly set the volume of your songs, detect their loudness, how and why to use Studio one track inserts, master bus pre-inserts, post master FX, the Spectrum Mode meter, level, phase and correlation meter and more.

Gary then explores how to setup your mastering chain, use Studio One's multi-band dynamics and binaural panner, and how to apply a limiter, and then reverb to add depth to your master. Along the way you'll get handy tips and tricks, like how to quickly disable tracks, how and why to use dithering, export your master as a digital release and much more.

To see what these comprehensive Studio One mastering video tutorials show you, and how they'll get you mastering your tracks in Studio One fast, see the individual Studio One mastering tutorial descriptions on this page. Make your songs and mixes shine and be heard now... Watch "Mastering in Studio One: Beginner’s Guide" today.

The Game Of Love
Words and Music by Rick Nowels and Gregg Alexander
Copyright (c) 2002 Spirit Catalogue Holdings, S.à.r.l. and Keepin' It Real How 'Bout You Music Publishing
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Mastering in Studio One: Beginner’s Guide is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 10 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! Great intro to mastering in Studio One. Learned a lot. Super pleasant course with Santana's song throughout. Gary is a great teacher and his accent is cool; I'm considering a trip to South Africa to learn some of it myself! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2021-05-24
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good This video has been helpful.
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Muy útil y pràctico Me esta ayudando mucho a entender como masterizar mis mezclas, felicitaciones buen trabajo, Studio One es el nuevo estandar!!
Date published: 2020-11-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Mastering in Studio One 5 This is a great reminder and puts you on a solid path to mastering.
Date published: 2020-10-21
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Nicely done! It was very easy to follow and very informative, not to mention enjoyable!
Date published: 2020-10-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed this one! Lots of great content and info here, learned a lot about both mastering and Studio One. Thanks Gary!
Date published: 2020-09-23
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from As a beginner at mastering in S1 it was helpful I found it helpful!
Date published: 2020-09-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very good!! understanding!!!
Date published: 2020-09-22
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from Can't Watch This I'd love to hear the content but this guy sounds like he's talking to a first grader. Yes, it's labeled "for beginners" but it should be labeled "for toddlers" ... There's no excuse for this type of narration! Adults are the target group for this information. Grow Up! Babies DON'T MASTER SONGS.
Date published: 2020-09-18
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from Very very very Beginner-ish This guys' pronunciation is so so so annoying. I have never heard any Professional guys (like MWTM or PureMix guys or other Groove3 Guys like Eli, Marcus etc) say Hiya, Maah etc and it seemed like he is faking his accents. I, otherwise, love all Groove3 courses, but I didn't like this one, sadly. Today, 15:56
Date published: 2020-09-01
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