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Studio One 3 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Studio One 3 Explained

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    Getting Started

    A look at the intro screen and basic startup options.

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    The New Browser

    A look at the revamped browser and it’s features.

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    The Preferences Pane & Features

    Configuring Studio One Pro 3 to work the way you want it to.

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    Adding Tracks to Your Project & the Track Tab

    Learn how to add various tracks to your project, and the various controls under the Track Tab.

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    The Tools & Menu Bar

    A close look at the tools and menus we can work with in Studio One 3.0 Professional.

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    Working with Arrange Window Tracks

    A look at the Automation, Marker, Arrange, and Tempo Tracks.

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    The Scratch Pad & Arranger Tracks

    An overview of two of the most exciting additions to Studio One.

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    Mai Tai

    A look at one of the powerful new synthesizers added to Studio One.

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    Presence XT

    A look at one of the powerful new synthesizers added to Studio One.

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    Note FX

    An overview of the new category of MIDI effects added to Studio One.

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    FX Chains & Multi Instruments

    Learn about two of the very powerful new features in Studio One.

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    Understanding the Track Inspector

    Learn about the functionality and contents of the important Track Inspector in Studio One.

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    Working with the File & Edit Tabs

    Understand the contents and feature set of the File and Edit Tabs.

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    Working with Events

    Understand the contents and feature set of the Events Tab.

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    Manipulating Audio

    Understand the contents and feature set included in the Audio Tab.

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    Macro Controls

    Learn about the powerful Macros feature and functionality in Studio One Pro 3.

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    The Transport & View Tabs

    Learn how to navigate around your song and customize your view in Studio One.

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    The Mix Console

    Learn about the powerful Mix Console and it’s customization.

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    Working with the Song Tab

    Learn how to get files into and out of Studio One.

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    The Project Page Overview

    Learn about the Project Page, the included Mastering area in Studio One.

Chapter 2 : 3.1 Update

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    Plug-In Browser Customization

    Learn about the new plug-in manager in Studio One 3 and how to set up your Favorites folder.

Product Overview

Scott Fritz is back with a new series dedicated to introducing you to Version 3 of Studio One! This series will show you everything you need to get started and find your way around this user-friendly and powerful DAW.

Scott goes through Studio One 3 inch by inch, covering all the needed basics such as Activation, Audio Device Setup, Creating a New Song or Project, the New Browser Window, User Interface Overviews and more.

Scott then goes into deeper topics such the Tools and Menu Bar, working in the Arrange window, the new Scratch Pad and Arranger tracks, the new Instruments, Recording Audio & MIDI, Working with Audio and MIDI, the Project Page Mastering area and more!

The Studio One 3.1 Update adds a new plug-in manager for defining your favorites, and Scott Fritz has updated his training series with a video on how to set up your Favorites folder and customize your plug-in browser to make navigating effects a breeze!

If you're thinking about making PreSonus Studio One your main DAW, or are searching for an overview of what's new in this amazing update to Studio One, don't miss "Studio One 3 Explained!"

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Studio One 3 Explained® is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 45 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent, packed with details, still relevant today with S1v5 If you are new to S1 (Studio One) it may be hard to follow. If this is overwhelming when you first watch this, after you know your way around and S1 please watch it again. I think you will appreciate teh details and the speed they come at you. The author runs a successful studio and no doubt meeting deadlines constantly. That's why there is no nonsense in his delivery. He is a master of time management.
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent tutorials I like the way Scott Fritz presents these tutorials and I like his voice. Very useful for me and my workflow in Studio One 3 (at present Studio One 4).
Date published: 2019-03-23
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Most consistent tutorials online!! Great stuff!!
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Not very helpful if you know nothing about studio one I should have read the previous reviews. I’m coming from SONAR, and want to switch to Studio One. I expected these videos to be more helpful since the Sonar explained tutorials were so helpful for someone who knew nothing about the DAW. Looks like I have to buy a lot of bundles in order to get a grip on the basic functions of Studio One.
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from Not recommended if you haven't watched Studio One 2 Explained or is well versed in the Studio One workflow Author goes over features way too fast and without any detail.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from More an overview of Version 3 for those familiar with the software, rather than complete training I am new to Studio One and have latest version 3.5. I came from Sonar world so I have some background in DAW. I started with this video but quickly realized it was not going to assist someone new to Studio One such as me. So I backtracked and searched the other videos. The Version 2 essentials is much more what I was looking for as a complete primer to actually learning to use and navigate a new software program. So if you are new I would start there first. Some of the features and items will not look exactly the same between versions 2 and 3, but it is still close enough to not be a problem. Then after going through that tutorial, I recommend messing with the software a bit, and then revisit this video. It will make much more sense at that point and actually be useful for what this really is, a very quick overview of the features of version 3 from the perspective of someone who is already familiar with the basics of Studio One, prior version. So in this regard this video meets that criteria. It is still a very dry presentation(monotone), and does not go in depth on actual examples or real world applications with a few decent exceptions. Still worth watching to pick up a few nuggets of information. Hope that helps.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good info - but have coffee to hand.... Really good tutorial but the presenter needs to listen to the Welsh in order to add some high and low to his voice plus some cadence - I've fallen asleep more than once....
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from Completely useless for someone just beginning with Studio One 3. Course probably needs new title. This was useless for me. I'm brand new to Studio One and he immediately jumps to areas to explain things without even telling you how to get there. I just kept finding myself lost and waiting for some direction. It honestly just seemed like a marketing overview of features. There was no tutoring whatsoever. Worthless if you're looking to have Studio One 3 explained.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent intro to S1 Thanks Scott. This was a very helpful and straight to the point intro to Studio One 3. One thing: I'd have liked a quick overview on how S1 handles instruments as they are not embedded in a track like in every other DAWs.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thorough yet concise; laid out well, easy to follow. I am new to Studio One - coming from Sonar Platinum. This was the perfect tutorial to show me what I need to know.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from useful but far from complete I think more time spent on the basics of using the DAW would be better. Too much time spent on FX and instruments.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from OK, but not as good as earlier versions This course is only good if you're making the jump from Studio One 1 or 2. If you start with this course, you'll be lost. It does, however, a decent job of explaining changes to Studio One in version 3. But it's only decent, not particularly well-explained, and almost no examples are used.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Just what I needed I have been a Studio One user for 3 years . ai have watched 6 videos and learned stuff I never knew.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Competent Introduction to Menus and Functions This video functions as the first part of an exploration of Studio One 3. It goes over menus and windows functions. It does this quite well. Though, it does not go into applications or real techniques. You'll learn your way around the interface and what commands and buttons do. So that's a good thing.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from A Sonar Orphan Migrates Because I recently migrated from Sonar with its great features, i suppose Studio One is even more powerful and useful than these tutorials show. S1, I see now, offers me even more creative power and I'm excited about learning to use it.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Nicely Done Title says it all!
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Not the best I've Seem. It has too much talking and not so much showing / teaching. He goes over all the menus and talk about them with very few examples. It should be more practical.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Easy to understand! It broke it down as much I needed to hit the ground running on Studio One 3. You can hit pause anytime, so it made it easy to take notes. I will be subscribing, Thank you again!
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from No problemo Great intro to the daw, cheers
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great information, precise presentation! If you need to get running Studio One fast, this is the best way. Great tutor, who doesn't waste time pondering specifics, but cuts it down to the essential stuff.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Not happy with Mai Tai explanation There are many features of Mai Tai that need explaining and an in-depth look but the video on Mai Tai settled on simply just naming the features on the synth and clicking on them which is something that can be easily done by the user at home, there's no need for an online tutorial on how to click on an oscillator or hearing a preset.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Precise and to the point Recently watched this. It's the perfect introduction to Studio One. Coming from other DAWs I was glad this series was quick, and didn't stop to explain every single detail. I like the focus on general information because it allows me to quickly know what Studio One is about without being bogged down by overly complex or boring videos.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Always Helpful It has helped me to understand certain areas needed to be revisited which I had not used since I had Studio One 3.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great overview. To the point overview of Studio One that got me converted to this program and creating fast. I will jump to other courses for advanced details.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from Not a tutorial! Very disappointing. This is NOT a tutorial. It is nothing more that a rapidly delivered review of things that Studio One 3 can do. The list is long and the demonstrator moves from subject to subject so rapidly that it is even difficult to follow his cursor movements at times. I am a Groove 3 member and have viewed many tutorials and believe that they contain a great deal of useful information. This tutorial is a disappointing exception. I will check out the Advanced tutorial and if it is no better I suggest you assign one of your better teachers to the project.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Helped me understand Studio One 3 Pro much better.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Straight to the point In this day of available information there can be so much that it overwhelms. So far the videos have been straight to the point, which improves focus on the goals at hand and workflow
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Overview! I've seen reviews saying that the instructor goes fast, but I believe that's because there's just so much to cover with this program. I first watched the First Song with Studio One and Mastering Vocal Production tutorials before this one, so I got to see many of these features in action before watching this video. I can understand how just seeing this can be overwhelming to a beginner, however, I really enjoyed the basic explanation of all of the features together. I'm going to keep plugging through and watch all of the others.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Studio One 3 Explained Great tutorial, very informative yet easy to follow.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great stuff for me not knowing much but wanting to I'm back for another year, I had tried groove 3 before and really learned a lot
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Not for beginners, I think. But still very good. Some good reviews here, some not. I believe, this is because this course is too fast paced for the beginners. To me, and I am a beginner too (I come from another DAW world), Scott gives a fantastic overall look at what Studio One 3 is. To learn more about all the aspect separately, we simply need to go to another course on Groove3. What I like about this course, is that Scott goes through the matter in a flawless way, he does not drift to sides or stop on one subject for too long. What I like a bit less, is - as some colleagues here already mentioned - that it is hard to keep up with the narration at times, and the voice is, how to say that... I do not here any smile in this voice, not much intonation. As if the material was read in a very fast way - but I believe it is just a matter of my perception. Still, I found this course very, very useful. Thank you very much Scott.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Overview I don´t understand the negative feedback. I got exactly what I expected. A great overview of all the functions in under 2 hours. I was using Ableton so I knew the basics about DAWs. If youre a complete beginner then watch the other 6 hours series on groove3 and dont complain about this 2 hour series being too advanced for you. Thx Scott !
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from What a letdown!!! I am a new Studio One user and was really looking forward to this tutorial once I signed on with Groove3. In fact, it is one of the main reasons I decided to subscribe. I have watched a few of the other tutorials and they have been great. I was holding out for this one and looking forward to it, but within the first five minutes I was lost and thinking that I would have to watch this over and over to even keep up with what he's saying. I recently watched another tutorial of this amazing software on another site and it was so well done. I find this extremely disappointing and totally agree with the other users that Studio One 3 explained deserves a much better presentation with a much more enthusiastic instructor who provides examples to go along with his words.....Seriously, the negative reviews are right on point and your company should try another stab at explaining this program to beginners. That is the main reason I'm here, and I;m totally letdown. My heart goes out to all the other new Studio One owners who are going to have to sit through this and try to decipher what he's even talking about. Too much, too fast, too unenthusiastic.......
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial, well explained. I thought the tutorial was great! Not sure why some folks gave negative review. I found it useful.
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Ok This is a ok tutorial , but lack a pedagogical approach.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Issues for me Pointer on screen is small it is hard to follow on the video. Great product otherwise.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from not a very good course explanation is too fast and hard to follow for a beginner
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Informative I just signed up for another year because the information I get on these tutorials are great! And thank you for the Studio One 3 updates, keep them coming.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I Love Scott! I'm sorry to hear some user's perceptions of Scott's teaching style and his sound, but I have to say that I love his style and his tone of speech and it really sinks in when I watch his tutorials. He is straight to the point and very clear and easy to understand. He sort of reminds me of listening to the actor Murray Hamilton which is totally awesome. Keep up the good work Scott and thanks for the tutorials man.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Concise but very complete, extremely useful I disagree with some of the negative reviews. I accept that to an absolute beginner in audio production who has little or no experience in any DAW, this course would likely be overwhelming and confusing, but it isn't called "Absolute beginner's guide to Studio One". I have a working knowledge of Studio One and I found the coverage of this incredible application complete and focused - I learned an enormous amount. One of the key strengths of Studio One (IMHO) compared to Reaper and Logic Pro (the only other DAW's I know) is it's extremely powerful yet simple workflows. It truly does enable the artist to focus on creativity rather than technical details. Simplifying the complex requires an in depth understanding, and from this course it's clear to me that Scott Fritz is extremely knowledgeable on this subject. This course is filled with "best-practice" shortcuts, so to speak, for Studio One. Through other sources I have learned many other ways of doing the things covered in this course, none of them as efficient as this. Once again, I learned a lot from this course. For those who found it lacking, I would suggest getting a better working knowledge of Studio One first, then coming back to this course and trying out everything that's new, experimenting as they go. This would lead to being an extremely proficient Studio One pilot. As for the speed and tone of voice, yes, it is fast paced and the author doesn't sound exuberant, but I certainly won't call it dull or boring. I found the the voice "instructional" for want of a better word, and personally I like it. Judge on merit, consider the content. This course covers all aspects of Studio One in a dense but logical and elucidating manner. I highly recommend it, but be prepared to watch it a few times.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from complete, competent & compact I found this course complete, competent & compact.
Date published: 2016-04-23
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from A Major Disappointment I was so looking forward to the Studio One 3 but was so disappointed with this tutorial. I realize that there have been additional Studio One 3 tutorials since this was released; however, because this one was so poorly done, it makes all of the subsequent tutorials far less effective. Without a solid foundation, the tips and tricks and Studio One 3 advanced tutorials are of little use. This one need to be scrapped and redone. To not do so is a disservice to Groove 3 customers as well as the authors of the subsequent Studio One 3 tutorials. Attempting to gloss this over by stating that additional tutorials on this DAW will be released is not adequate. A complete remake is the only way to fix this mess. I will provide detailed examples below: The number one rule for all instructors is to consider their audience. With all entry level courses, it should be assumed that the learner has little to no knowledge or experience with the content that will be presented. It should be assumed that the learner only has a vague idea of what a DAW is and that basic computer skills are minimally competent in order to navigate around the groove3 website. The author of the Studio One 3 tutorial clearly violated that number one rule. He did not consider his target audience. The content was presented way too fast. He used terminology with which a brand new DAW user would be unfamiliar. He jumped from one topic to another abruptly, and he spoke in an incredibly monotone voice as if he were reading from an instruction manual. Although the entire course from start to finish was poorly done, I will focus on the deficiencies in the 2nd chapter of this tutorial titled: “The New Browser.” I chose that chapter because it was one of the first ones and because it is fairly representative of the course as a whole. Critique of “The New Browser” Chapter First off the very title (The New Browser) assumes that the student is already familiar with the old browser. Since this is an entry level course, that is a false assumption. It should be assumed that the learner is using these tutorial because they don’t already know everything about Studio One. For those learners who do have familiarity, they can alway skip ahead. 2. He didn’t really explain what a browser was. His presentation assumed that the learner already knew what a browser was used for. Something as important as the browser deserves a clear explanation. The instructor exhibited an “everyone already knows that” attitude in his presentation. I found that to be very frustrating. I am studying this tutorial because I want to learn — not because I already know. 3. He started talking about loops without explaining what they are. Once again, not everyone knows what a loop is. Two sentences to explain such an important concept would be helpful to a newbie. 4. Further in the tutorial he quickly mentioned the terms extensions, effects chains, macros, presets and soundsets without providing any explanation of what they are. Once again it was assumed that the learner had all that prerequisite knowledge. He talked about programing midi instruments without even explaining what Midi is. Furthermore he talked about automation, sounds plugins, and virtual instruments, rendering CPU usage and track transform all without explanation. 5. Then he talked about soundcloud integration without explaining soundcloud. 6. When talking about tracks he didn’t explain the difference between an audio track, a midi track, an automation track or a folder track. He also just tossed out the term bus without explaining what it is and why it is used. It was quite frustrating to hear all those unfamiliar terms with absolutely no explanation. In order to learn, important terms need to be clearly defined and their purpose reinforced as it takes time to assimilate new information. It is true that this tutorial covered beginner concepts but it was explained it as if the user was at an intermediate skill level. He used terminology at a rapid fire pace; he jumped around erratically from topic to topic and he spoke as if he were bored and being forced to make these tutorials. It is crucial that all entry level (explained) courses be well constructed because if the learner is not able to grasp important concepts and develop a strong foundation of knowledge all subsequent courses will be far less effective. Because the Studio One 3 explained tutorial was so poorly done, it made all the other Studio One 3 tutorials less valuable. This was a disservice to all the groove3 customers as well as the authors of the other Studio One 3 tutorials. If all tutorials on your website were done as poorly as this one, I would not use groove 3. I would just go to You-Tube or try to figure it out myself. I certainly wouldn’t spend money for poor quality instruction. The majority of the tutorials offered by groove3 are of fairly high quality. But this one was a real loser, and I feel you owe it to your customers to redo Studio One 3 Explained. The Studio One 2 by Bill Edstrom was superb. You should have had him do Studio One 3. If you compare the first 3 chapters of his tutorial vs the Studio One 3 tutorials, it is like night and day. I have taken the time to give a thoughtful response regarding this tutorial. Please use this feedback wisely. And please reconsider remaking Studio One 3 Explained.
Date published: 2016-04-04
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from It really is a quick overview I bought this tutorial based on my experience with the Studio One 2 Explained tutorial by Bill Edstrom. I thought Bill's was excellent and I still refer to it. From a beginner's point of view, I think Scott Fritz went too fast, glossed over things and gave very little detailed insight into the functions. It's mostly an overview of where things are located in the program. It feels as if Scott thinks the viewers already know something about the program. Some people truly are beginners and need more practical instruction just to get them started. If I hadn't seen Bill's video and had not already been using Studio One 2, I would have been lost and out $35, which is cheap, but still. To be fair though, Bill's tutorial on Studio One 2 included 57 tutorials with over 6 hours run time. Scott Fritz' Studio One 3 Explained included 21 tutorials with a 1 hour 46 minute run time. Quite a difference. The old adage, "You get what you pay for," isn't always true. Sometimes you get what you get regardless of what you paid for it. I think Scott could have spent a lot more time on this and it would be much more helpful for users just getting started.
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Monotone Instructor Sounds Bored This course provides a quick and broad overview of Studio One 3, but it's hard to stay focused due to the brief nature of the instructor's explanations. The instructor quickly swoops over each thing in a fly-by nature. From the beginning, the instructor sounds like he has a lot to cover, but little interest in delivering the course. I feel the instructor lacks enthusiasm and personal connection. It was hard for me to really get into the power and potential Studio One has to offer, because the instructor sounds bored and just merely states the function of each button and panel. I feel like I have forgotten much of the content, because the instructor doesn't apply a lot of the things in Studio One within context. I connect with instructors who have a natural fondness for their DAW. It helps me remember and apply the capabilities through the lens of the instructor's personal perspective, when they deliver a personally engaging overview in view of any given DAW. This isn't that. The instructor hits a lot of the panels, buttons, and functions, but nothing really gets applied to a useful process or actually gets explained in context. It's a lot of, "Here's what this button is, and it's responsible for this..." But things are hardly explained in a way that is easily applicable as the course title says it is. I wish the course was explained in context of songwriting and music production, not just a boring, "this is a button and this is what this button does" "next this button is this and if you drag this, it does this" "moving on this next this knob.."
Date published: 2016-03-26
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