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Studio One 4 Explained®

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Chapter 1: Basic Setup

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    Creating Your First Song (8:05)


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    Song Folder & Content Locations (5:43)


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    Studio One Song Folder Structure (3:41)


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    Setting Up Your Interface IO (8:54)


Chapter 2: Studio One Basics

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    The Main Windows (6:23)


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    Overview of Track Types (11:16)


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    Creating Tracks (7:13)


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    The Studio One Transport (4:31)


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    Working with the Browser (10:02)


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    Using Markers (4:57)


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    Using the Arranger Track (7:42)


Chapter 3: Basic Editing in Studio One

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    The Arrow Tool (5:39)


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    Edit Groups & Snapping Mode (7:01)


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    The Range Tool (3:59)


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    The Split Tool (3:23)


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    Using the Smart Arrow Tool (6:02)


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    The Other Tools (5:14)


Chapter 4: Recording

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    Optimizing Your Setup for Recording (7:46)


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    Enabling the Metronome & Recording Basics (6:35)


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    Recording Levels (7:53)


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    Pre-Roll & Pre-Count (5:21)


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    Punch In Recording with Auto Punch (4:18)


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    Loop Recording with Takes To Layers (4:10)


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    Comping the Perfect Take (8:49)


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    Creating a Separate Headphone Cue Mix (6:39)


Chapter 5: Recording MIDI

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    Setting Up Your MIDI Keyboard Controller (7:54)


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    MIDI Recording Modes (7:25)


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    MIDI Editing Basics (7:42)


Chapter 6: Mixing

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    Optimizing Your Setup for Mixing (4:49)


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    Using Plug-Ins (5:58)


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    Using Bus & FX Channels (8:50)


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    Intro to working with Automation (6:24)


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    Exporting a Stereo Mixdown of Your Song (5:47)


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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elcondornz
Submitted 1 week ago

Pretty helpful but some basics missing for the absolute newby ie Me!

I'm finding the vids pretty useful but as a guitarist with little experience with DAWs I'd find it useful to have a section on basics like - how do i select then delete a section - i've always got getting started noise at the begining of the recording - how do I select that section and delete it... should be obvious but not to me... maybe I'm think... Anyway apart from that the vids are good I think and i'd recommend them

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

Response from Customer Service:

Hi and thank you for your review.
We are glad you are finding the videos helpful. Although this course is more about learning the features and functions of Studio One 4 rather than mixing (check out our other courses on mixing for basics), this tutorial does go over the eraser tool and how to select a section of audio and delete it in video 17: The Other Tools.
As you go through all the videos (and even give them a 2nd and 3rd viewing) these concepts will start to become second nature.
Good luck!
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JacksonHawk
Submitted 1 week ago

Lots of good information

I've only seen two of these videos so far, but the information is very nicely laid out and explained. I've been working with Studio One 4 for a couple of weeks now, and the 2 videos I've watched have shed much light on the software and it's capabilities. I look forward to working through this course, and then tackling the advanced course

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One

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TonyP123
Submitted 2 weeks ago

This Platform is Outstanding!

There's one word to describe my experience here. Outstanding!!

I am a: Student, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, FL Studio, Studio One

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Demious
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Quite impressive

The information to start working with a complex program like a DAW, is very well destilled, devided in practical, good to follow blocks and very wel explained. This is one of the best tutorials, containing this much information Ive seen. One downside though, the lack of a download option is a serious problem for people who cant count on a stabel broadband connection, like me. To start with, the constant loading while watching a video is just nasty and for the better part of the time, the picture and sound are out of sync, by, sometimes as much as 20 seconds. You have to put in quite some effort to mentaly keep the pictures lining with the corresponding explination.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer

Response from Customer Service:

We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.
As I mentioned in our emailed correspondence (and I want to leave it here too for anyone thinking our audio and video is out of sync), I believe the issue is with the location of our router and your other streaming problems that you discussed. Your slower than average internet connectivity and intermittent access explains the loading times and audio video issues. I'm confident if you played from your account using another connection such as a library, coffee shop, or friends house, you would see our videos are fast to load and play with no audio/video issues.
For such known streaming problems with your setup, please check the download options for our videos as that may be a better fit for you.
I hope that helps!
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lxpeterz
Submitted 1 month ago

Studio One 4 Explained

Apart from Marcus Huyskens being superb and all I want to thank him in particular, for pronouncing the abbreviation of Digital Audio Workstation as "Dee Ay Double-You" rather than "DOR". Helps heaps.

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Damien Riehl
Submitted 1 month ago

Excellent Tutorial!

I'll watch anything that Martin Huyskens makes. He has an excellent cadence, provides excellent advice, and has a really high value-to-cruft ratio. Almost everything he says is gold. This was a great tutorial.

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

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Zargg
Submitted 1 month ago

Helpful and in depth.

Great way to get to know the secrets of Studio One 4.

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cakewalk Sonar

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ELI3GREAT
Submitted 2 months ago

Very Great Intro to Studio One 4

Thanks to Pensado's Place for the all access pass. Great Primer Course for Studio One. Well On track to start producing and further learning.

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Studio One

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Makkan
Submitted 2 months ago

Great video!

Best Studio One video so far!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Studio One

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HJV
Submitted 2 months ago

Helpfull

"Less Talking .... More Show-it".

I am a: Student, Musician, Studio One

Response from Customer Service:

Hello and thank you for your review.
This tutorial is an entry level series for new users learning Studio One 4 so there will be a certain level of description showing the features and functions used to record, edit, mix. When you move on to our Studio One Advanced and other tutorials you will get to see more examples as you will be familiar with the basics.
I hope that clears it up and please check out our other Studio One tutorials!
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing piano at around 5 years old, after which point I switched to the Guitar at around age 10. I was pretty lucky, as my parents had quite a nice selection of records, spanning across multiple genres, that I could listen too. I would sit by the record player with headphones on, and close my eyes, and imagine myself playing along with them. I listened to much "older" music than the current music my age group was listening to. I continued to play the guitar and by 16, had developed some pretty decent chops, and was playing lots of local jazz clubs & restaurants with a couple friends. However after the birth of my first son, I took a break from gigging, and made the transition to the other side of the glass. However, I still rely on, and draw upon my abilities as a musician all the time, as I feel that an engineer, producer, or mixer, with a decent understanding of music, tempo, groove, theory, and genres, is a step ahead of the game.

2. What training have you had?

Pretty much 23 years of locking myself in a chair, and working diligently on my craft. Over the years, Ive also had had the great pleasure of working with other fantastic engineers, being able to pick their brains, observe and sponge in all the information that they offered. I still maintain, that you can learn more from a couple weeks, or even a couple days working with a seasoned pro, then you can in a year or 2 of school. Although I was set on going to audio engineering for school, my parents insisted on me going to school for business marketing, which didn't really work out, as I spent most of my time cutting class and going to my older sisters media arts classes, offering up myself as an actor, or voice over actor, (whatever they needed) for all of their student productions, so that I could learn more about audio/video production. It wasn't quite an audio engineering per se, but it was a close second!

Although Ive never had any formal education, I can recall my early "lessons" from my father, of cutting tape, and working with analogue gear. Being given tasks, like recording music from a record to tape, then cutting the tape, to make edits. The process of gain staging, EQ, fader riding, compression, adding reverb, etc etc. Also most importantly, my lessons in understanding the psychology behind getting the best performance from your artist/talent, which I was able to comprehend, and which I still keep with me, and use to this day.

3. When did you get into recording?

By about 11 years old, after listening to countless records in awe, I became interested, (or maybe even obsessed) with the whole recording process. When I badgered my father enough, he eventually dusted off his old TEAC 3340 reel to reel, an old mixer, and a spring reverb for me, that had been meticulously stored and well taken care of. Needless to say, It was pretty much game over from that point on. I fell in love with the notion of being able to capture a moment in time, a performance of art, and preserving it. In the very beginning, I spent most of my time re-recording old records, and singing and playing over top while tracking them, playing around with different microphones, then began a crash course in the basics.

In a sense I was very fortunate, as in addition to being a producer/camera man, my father was a pretty savvy audio engineer, who used to record/mix the music for all his documentaries / productions he worked on back in the day. So, at a very young age, & before the times of the “Mbox" and portable interfaces, little did I know, that I was receiving some very thorough training that became the foundation of my craft. As i grew more comfortable with the gear, I started inviting other children over to my "studio" (parents living room-LoL) who were in bands, so that I could record them. My parents were pretty supportive, often allowing me to use this area, and make noise to do something I enjoyed.

Fast forward a couple years to high school, As my band was looking to get some gigs, I was able to record our own demo's to hand out to clients, and continued to work on my craft, eventually opening up my first studio in 2002. From there, everything else is pretty much history.

4. People you have worked with/for?

The majority of my work has been on the Indi scene music wise, working with local talent, and also internationally as a mixer for various clients in different genres. In 2010/2011 I shifted my efforts, and began working on ad spots, both writing, and recording/mixing with different composers, which eventually brought me down the path of actually developing my own set of sample libraries for composers to use in music production, and television/film/games. This has really opened up some doors for me and expanded my cliental into areas I would have never imagined. I continue to work with talented artists, and composers on various projects, in addition, I also do some voice over work for different audio brands.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Tough one to answer, but, i'd like to think that I teach people the way that I prefer to be taught. Which is building a foundation of knowledge, then adding to it in stages, with clear steps. I try to stay on point, and simplify a process down to its core level. I find that in general, there are a lot of tutorials that leave you scratching your head sometimes. I try to avoid that. Ive often had friends say to me, that I simplify things, so if thats the case, then I hope I can continue to do so.

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Studio One 4 Explained® is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Pretty helpful but some basics missing for the absolute newby ie Me! I'm finding the vids pretty useful but as a guitarist with little experience with DAWs I'd find it useful to have a section on basics like - how do i select then delete a section - i've always got getting started noise at the begining of the recording - how do I select that section and delete it... should be obvious but not to me... maybe I'm think... Anyway apart from that the vids are good I think and i'd recommend them
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Lots of good information I've only seen two of these videos so far, but the information is very nicely laid out and explained. I've been working with Studio One 4 for a couple of weeks now, and the 2 videos I've watched have shed much light on the software and it's capabilities. I look forward to working through this course, and then tackling the advanced course
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This Platform is Outstanding! There's one word to describe my experience here. Outstanding!!
Date published: 2018-10-31
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Quite impressive The information to start working with a complex program like a DAW, is very well destilled, devided in practical, good to follow blocks and very wel explained. This is one of the best tutorials, containing this much information Ive seen. One downside though, the lack of a download option is a serious problem for people who cant count on a stabel broadband connection, like me. To start with, the constant loading while watching a video is just nasty and for the better part of the time, the picture and sound are out of sync, by, sometimes as much as 20 seconds. You have to put in quite some effort to mentaly keep the pictures lining with the corresponding explination.
Date published: 2018-10-24
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Studio One 4 Explained Apart from Marcus Huyskens being superb and all I want to thank him in particular, for pronouncing the abbreviation of Digital Audio Workstation as "Dee Ay Double-You" rather than "DOR". Helps heaps.
Date published: 2018-10-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Tutorial! I'll watch anything that Martin Huyskens makes. He has an excellent cadence, provides excellent advice, and has a really high value-to-cruft ratio. Almost everything he says is gold. This was a great tutorial.
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Helpful and in depth. Great way to get to know the secrets of Studio One 4.
Date published: 2018-10-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Great Intro to Studio One 4 Thanks to Pensado's Place for the all access pass. Great Primer Course for Studio One. Well On track to start producing and further learning.
Date published: 2018-09-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great video! Best Studio One video so far!
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from Helpfull "Less Talking .... More Show-it".
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Extremely useful detailed and accurate. Extremely useful detailed and accurate.
Date published: 2018-09-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Perfectly Titled This is just what I need to gain control of this DAW and the teacher is excellent.
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great tutorial got me up and running quick 5 stars
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Professional Perfect tutorial! Very well organized and explained. Very clear steps and divided into small sections for easy learning. Worth every penny!
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Excellent overview for Studio One version 4 I have owned Studio One for several years, and have gone through each upgrade and watched the Groove 3 videos for each one. With the new features added to each upgrade, these videos have been invaluable for a shortcut to learning. This video is very basic and the focus is for new users to Studio One ver. 4, but still valuable for learning the basics. I didn't give it 5 stars only because one major feature , the Chord track, was not mentioned at all. Other than that a very good reference
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Marcus does is again! I think I own most of his training videos on Studio One. I am not a beginner but I always pick up something new from his well explained courses. Great job Marcus.
Date published: 2018-07-17
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