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Studio One 4 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Basic Setup

  • Creating Your First Song 8:05

    Creating Your First Song

    Marcus walks through the process of creating a new song in Studio One, including all the settings, template options, and more.

  • Song Folder & Content Locations 5:43

    Song Folder & Content Locations

    In this video, Marcus demonstrates how to go about downloading the additional included content that ships with Studio One. In addition, he also shows you where the content is stored on your system, and how to go about customizing the install location.

  • Studio One Song Folder Structure 3:41

    Studio One Song Folder Structure

    Learn all about the folder structure that Studio One creates for each song.

  • Setting Up Your Interface IO 8:54

    Setting Up Your Interface IO

    In this video, Marcus reveals how to configuring the Audio IO setup for your specific interface when working in Studio One. In addition, he shares some tips for working with multiple interfaces.

Chapter 2 : Studio One Basics

  • The Main Windows 6:23

    The Main Windows

    Marcus explains and explores all of the different windows/views in PreSonus Studio One - including what they are used for, and how to access them.

  • Overview of Track Types 11:16

    Overview of Track Types

    Learn all about the different track types that can be created and used when working in Studio One.

  • Creating Tracks 7:13

    Creating Tracks

    Marcus now shows some different ways to create tracks in Studio One, as well as gives some tips on improving the parity between the Arrange Window & Console. You'll then get some tips with respect to useful custom key commands.

  • The Studio One Transport 4:31

    The Studio One Transport

    Discover how to use the transport controls in Studio One for basic functions and navigation of your Studio One Song.

  • Working with the Browser 10:02

    Working with the Browser

    Marcus gives an in-depth overview of how to work with the browser in Studio One. You'll also receive some tips on customizing favorites, and auditioning loops in the correct song BPM.

  • Using Markers 4:57

    Using Markers

    Learn all about how to create & use Markers in Studio One, to help streamline your organization and simplify navigating your song.

  • Using the Arranger Track 7:42

    Using the Arranger Track

    Marcus demonstrates how to use the amazing Arranger Track to aid in the song writing/arranging process. In addition, he shares some tips on simplifying the workflow by utilizing previously added Markers.

Chapter 3 : Basic Editing in Studio One

  • The Arrow Tool 5:39

    The Arrow Tool

    Learn all about using the Arrow Tool when editing in Studio One.

  • Edit Groups & Snapping Mode 7:01

    Edit Groups & Snapping Mode

    Marcus now demonstrates the basics of using edit groups and Studio One's adaptive snapping modes.

  • The Range Tool 3:59

    The Range Tool

    Discover the Range Tool and how to edit with it in Studio One.

  • The Split Tool 3:23

    The Split Tool

    Learn all about using the Split Tool when editing in Studio One.

  • Using the Smart Arrow Tool 6:02

    Using the Smart Arrow Tool

    Marcus explains how to activate and use the Smart Arrow Tool to streamline and speed up your editing work.

  • The Other Tools 5:14

    The Other Tools

    Marcus gives a basic overview of the remaining edit tools in Studio One.

Chapter 4 : Recording

  • Optimizing Your Setup for Recording 7:46

    Optimizing Your Setup for Recording

    Learn all about Studio One's incredible Low Latency Monitoring mode & Dropout Protection - designed to minimize latency when recording using software monitoring.

  • Enabling the Metronome & Recording Basics 6:35

    Enabling the Metronome & Recording Basics

    In this video, Marcus goes over all the different possible monitoring scenarios when recording, and how to set up Studio One to accommodate them. In addition, he also shows you the basics of activating & using the metronome.

  • Recording Levels 7:53

    Recording Levels

    Learn how to set an optimal recording level when tracking in Studio One, plus how to download the free VU meter plug-in from PreSonus to help with setting proper levels.

  • Pre-Roll & Pre-Count 5:21

    Pre-Roll & Pre-Count

    In this video, Marcus reveals how to use, and when to implement the Pre-Roll & Pre-Count options when recording.

  • Punch In Recording with Auto Punch 4:18

    Punch In Recording with Auto Punch

    Learn how to setup your system for seamless punch-in recording using the Auto Punch feature. In addition, Marcus also shares some tips for dealing with Pre-Roll when using Auto-Punch.

  • Loop Recording with Takes To Layers 4:10

    Loop Recording with Takes To Layers

    Watch how to activate a "Takes To Layers" style workflow when recording, which will aid in the comping process further down the line when editing.

  • Comping the Perfect Take 8:49

    Comping the Perfect Take

    Learn how to create the perfect final performance by using the amazing comping tools in Studio One.

  • Creating a Separate Headphone Cue Mix 6:39

    Creating a Separate Headphone Cue Mix

    Marcus now goes over the process of enabling "Cue Mix" outputs when setting up custom headphone mixes for your yourself or your artist. In addition, you'll also see some of the finer details of the metronome when working with Cue Mix Sends.

Chapter 5 : Recording MIDI

  • Setting Up Your MIDI Keyboard Controller 7:54

    Setting Up Your MIDI Keyboard Controller

    Learn how to quickly setup your MIDI keyboard controller for use in Studio One.

  • MIDI Recording Modes 7:25

    MIDI Recording Modes

    Marcus discusses and shows the different MIDI recording workflows available in Studio One, as well as the fundamental differences between recording Takes to Layers vs the Record Mix mode.

  • MIDI Editing Basics 7:42

    MIDI Editing Basics

    Learn how to tackle basic MIDI editing in Studio One - Including selecting, and altering notes, as well as Quantizing to improve timing issues. You'll also learn about the new MIDI "Drum Mode" that was recently added to v4.

Chapter 6 : Mixing

  • Optimizing Your Setup for Mixing 4:49

    Optimizing Your Setup for Mixing

    Marcus now demonstrates how the amazing "Dropout Protection" mode in Studio One can be used to optimize your song for Mixing.

  • Using Plug-Ins 5:58

    Using Plug-Ins

    Marcus walks through the process of instantiating and working with Plug-ins in your Studio One song.

  • Using Bus & FX Channels 8:50

    Using Bus & FX Channels

    Learn how to utilize Buss Channels and FX Channels in Studio One to streamline & optimize the creative mixing process.

  • Intro to working with Automation 6:24

    Intro to working with Automation

    Marcus gives you a brief introduction to working with Automation in Studio One.

  • Exporting a Stereo Mixdown of Your Song 5:47

    Exporting a Stereo Mixdown of Your Song

    See how to properly export your Studio One Song to share with the world!

Product Overview


Presonus guru Marcus Huyskens delivers an in-depth video tutorial series designed for the new Studio One v4 user! Go from zero to hero in no-time, and learn all the important foundations and basics of the new Presonus Studio One DAW. Your new favorite DAW awaits!

Featuring 33 in-depth videos, Marcus starts off with creating your first song and walks you through the process, including all the settings, template options, and more. You'll then learn all about song folder and content locations, studio one song folder structure, and setting up your recording interface and more.

Next, it's on to important S1 basics, such as the main windows, track types, creating tracks, using the transport, working with the browser, using markers, the Arranger Track and much more. Marcus then shows you how to edit both audio and MIDI with the various tools included with Studio One, to make that perfect performance come alive.

Recording in S1 is then looked at in detail, and you'll get all the info needed to correctly optimize your setup for recording, enable the metronome and recording basics, how to set an optimal recording level when tracking in Studio One, using pre-roll and pre-count, use punch in recording with auto punch, loop recording, comping for the perfect take, and creating a separate headphone mix for the talent.

It's MIDI time! Marcus now reveals how to set up your MIDI controller with Studio One, and covers all the different MIDI recording modes so you can easily lay down your MIDI performances and edit them for complete control over your parts. Last up, Marcus gives you 5 video tutorials on mixing in Studio One, including how to optimize your setup for mixing, using plug-ins, setting up bus and effect channels, how to use basic automation, and exporting your song for all the world to hear.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you're new to Studio One or just want a refresher on the basics, this series will enable you to command Studio One like a pro and make the music you have inside... Watch "Studio One 4 Explained" today.


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