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Studio One Automation Explained®

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    Tutorial 1

    Intro to Automation in Studio One

    13:13

    Marcus starts off the series by welcoming you and going over the basic automation modes, and what they do / how they function. In addition, he discusses the concepts of automating plug-ins vs track based parameters, and gives an introduction to automation envelopes.

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    Tutorial 2

    Understanding Automation Views

    6:09

    Learn all about the various ways in which we can view automation in Studio One. Marcus demonstrates the difference between the global "Show Automation" view, vs the track based "Show/Hide Automation", and lastly the "Expand Envelopes" track based view when working in Studio One.

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    Tutorial 3

    Preferences

    15:26

    In this video, Marcus demonstrates all of the various automation preferences in detail, with clear examples of what they do, when they should be used, and some general workflow tips.

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    Tutorial 4

    Overview of Arrange Window Views

    9:11

    Learn how to quickly add various parameters to be automated in Studio One. In addition, Marcus discusses the different views & workflows that can be used when working with automation. Regardless of whether you want separate automation tracks, or you wish to nest the parameters in the parent tracks, Studio One can accommodate both workflows.

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    Tutorial 5

    Working with Automation Pt. 1

    13:52

    In this video, Marcus demonstrates the various paint tools that can be used to create automation breakpoints in Studio One. Learn how each tool can be used to create different shapes, and how the various grid modes and snap settings interact with the tools.

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    Tutorial 6

    Working with Automation Pt. 2

    8:28

    Marcus shows you how to edit and augment existing automation breakpoints with various secondary tool functions and methods.

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    Tutorial 7

    Working with VCA Automation

    6:57

    See and learn how to harness the power of VCA faders in your sessions to adjust your automation of source tracks, control group tracks and offset pre-existing automation.

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    Tutorial 8

    Useful S1 Automation Shortcuts

    6:02

    In this video, Marcus goes over various shortcuts that can be used when working with automation in Studio One. In addition to re-capping some of the shortcuts used in previous videos, he also goes over some additional key commands that can be used and mapped out to achieve super-user status!

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    Tutorial 9

    Automating Instrument Tracks & Part Based Automation

    10:33

    Learn how automation interacts with instrument tracks in Studio One, and more specifically how note (MIDI) event based automation can be used when working with virtual instruments.

Studio One wiz Marcus Huyskens shows you everything you need to know about Automation in Presonus Studio One! Learn all about the powerful automation features that make working in Studio One faster and more creative.

Marcus starts by welcoming you and introduces you to the basic ideas behind automation and how it’s all laid out in Studio One, as well as the concepts of automating plug-ins vs track based parameters, and an introduction to automation envelopes.

Next, marcus gives you the info you need to understand automation views, setting up automation preferences, an overview of the different arrange window views, and cool workflow tips that will supercharge the way you use automation in S1.

Moving on, Marcus rolls up his sleeves and gives you in-depth examples of working with automation in Studio One, including using the various paint tools, grid modes, snap settings, VCA automation, slick shortcuts, automating instrument tracks, MIDI and part based automation and more!

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re looking to use automation to improve the productions and mixes you make with Studio one, let Marcus show you how with this in-depth video series… Watch “Studio One Automation Explained®” today!

mosspa
Submitted 1 week ago

Excellent coverage

After watching these videos I feel confident that I can control automation as effectively as I have learned to do in SONAR.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Cakewalk Sonar, Mixcraft, Reason, Reaper

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Steddo
Submitted 1 month ago

Great and detailed explanation!

A great overview and explanation about all the automation parameters in S1. It helped me to understand why I wasn't viewing the bus, fx and vca tracks in the arranger window but only in the mixer, which was a bit weird. It gave me too a good insight into the transform tool which is a pretty cool and powerful feature. Thanks Marcus!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason, Studio One

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Afro8oi
Submitted 2 months ago

Clear and Easy To Understand

This was awesome. Vivid explanation. Great work.

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MusicTech
Submitted 3 months ago

Very good course

Everything was very well explained

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Studio One

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Dustin DeWynn
Submitted 3 months ago

Finally, automation demystified

Markus is great as usual, I now understand Studio One even better. A word about Groove3 in general - this is a LOT of info worth a ton for musicians and engineers on a budget. I am taking guitar and bass lessons from the pros, learning how to better use Studio One and my plug-ins, and getting great guidance on recording and mixing. Love it!

I am a: Musician

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Miro
Submitted 4 months ago

Stright to the point

Step by step, from one aspect to another, just as I expected it to be. After each video I knew more, I did understand more and I saw clearly what was blurred before. Excellent. Also, for the first time I could see someone demonstrating how to implement and operate and automation parameter on the track with music without... music (at least in the first videos I have watched so far). That was a brilliant idea. No distraction. Just the core of what is the subject of the course. Thanks a lot.

I am a: Hobbyist, Studio One

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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 Automation Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent coverage After watching these videos I feel confident that I can control automation as effectively as I have learned to do in SONAR.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great and detailed explanation! A great overview and explanation about all the automation parameters in S1. It helped me to understand why I wasn't viewing the bus, fx and vca tracks in the arranger window but only in the mixer, which was a bit weird. It gave me too a good insight into the transform tool which is a pretty cool and powerful feature. Thanks Marcus!
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear and Easy To Understand This was awesome. Vivid explanation. Great work.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good course Everything was very well explained
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Finally, automation demystified Markus is great as usual, I now understand Studio One even better. A word about Groove3 in general - this is a LOT of info worth a ton for musicians and engineers on a budget. I am taking guitar and bass lessons from the pros, learning how to better use Studio One and my plug-ins, and getting great guidance on recording and mixing. Love it!
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Stright to the point Step by step, from one aspect to another, just as I expected it to be. After each video I knew more, I did understand more and I saw clearly what was blurred before. Excellent. Also, for the first time I could see someone demonstrating how to implement and operate and automation parameter on the track with music without... music (at least in the first videos I have watched so far). That was a brilliant idea. No distraction. Just the core of what is the subject of the course. Thanks a lot.
Date published: 2017-11-11