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Studio One: Beginner's Guide

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    Start Up & Configuration

    Learn how to set up your audio and MIDI hardware, and how to create a new song.

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    Introduction to the Workspace

    Discover the main areas of the Studio One workspace, and some simple and useful shortcuts to navigate through them.

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    Creating an Instrument Track

    See the various ways of creating tracks and assigning software instruments to them.

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    Setting Up the Metronome

    Learn about the precount and preroll count in options, assigning the metronome sounds, and how to control the functions from the Transport bar or with key commands.

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    Simple Recording & Basic Transport Commands

    Watch how to record a software instrument and basic navigation commands for locating and playback.

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    Quantize & Input Quantize Basics

    See how to use basic quantization to correct the timing of a performance either after the recording, or on input as the performance is recorded.

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    Replace & Loop Recording

    Discover how Replace Mode is used to punch in and correct areas of an existing recording, and how Loop Recording is used to record multiple passes over the same area.

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    Loop Recording In Record Mix Mode

    Watch as Record Mix mode is used to loop record percussion. Instead of creating separate takes, parts are merged each time the Loop is repeated.

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    Audio Recording Basics

    Learn how to get up and running recording a simple mono audio track in Follow mode.

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    Arrange View Editing Basics

    Discover how Snap to Grid works when editing events in Arrange View, and see how range selections are used to copy portions of an event.

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    Event View Editing Basics

    Explore how notes are created and edited with the mouse in Event View.

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    Mixing Basics

    See how Insert device racks are used to process the sound playing through the channel, and how Send device racks are used to send a portion of the signal to another location for effects processing, and then blended together with the original audio.

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    Automation 101

    Learn how to create Automation Envelopes on a track in order to vary the values of specific instrument parameters over time.

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    Mixdown & More

    Discover how to add a fade out to the end of your song, how to add limiting to the full mix to increase the volume, how to edit your song?s meta data, and finally, how to mix it down to a single audio file.

Product Overview


DAW guru Eli Krantzberg presents powerful beginner Studio One video tutorials! Compatible with all versions of Studio One, see how to get up and running fast with Studio One, including set up, recording and editing MIDI and Audio, loop recording, arranging and mixing basics, using S1's powerful automation, basic mixdown and much more. These videos are designed for beginner Studio One users.

Eli welcomes you and gets you going with how to start up and configure Studio One with your audio and MIDI hardware, and then how to create your first song. The Workspace is then shown and you'll learn about the main areas of the Studio One workspace, and some simple and useful shortcuts to navigate through them.

Next, you'll see how to create an instrument track, set up the metronome, make a simple recording while using the different transport options and more. Eli then goes over what Quantize is, and how to apply it in Studio One, how to get creative with Loop Recording, audio recording basics, and how to edit your parts in both Arrange and Event views.

Wrapping up your Studio One maiden voyage, you'll learn important mixing basics such as how to insert device racks to process the sound playing through the channel, how Send device racks are used to send a portion of the signal to another location for effects processing and then blended together with the original audio, using the powerful Automation features for complete control, and how to mixdown your first song so you can share it with the world.

To see what these detailed Studio One tutorials show you, and how they'll help you to start using Studio One quickly and easily, see the individual Studio One video tutorial descriptions on this page. Start making your music now... Watch "Studio One: Beginner's Guide" today!


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Nonomori
Submitted 6 months ago

Fantastic for a newcomer to the world of DAWs

This is a really good course. My previous recording experience (years ago) had been with a hard disk recorder, not a DAW, so I was aware of some of the kinds of things I needed to do, but I was completely unfamiliar with the language and interface used for a DAW. I'd been watching other videos on Studio One and found them consistently frustrating, with more questions raised than answered. But somehow with this course Eli managed to present exactly the kind of information I needed, doing so both effectively and succinctly.


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Mongoose
Submitted 6 months ago

Now I'm Up & Running

I have had Studio One software for a few months. This set of tutorials are perfect for a DAW newbie like me, I now feel confident in my investment. Thanks Eli and Groove 3.

I am a: Beginner, Student, Musician, Producer, Cakewalk Sonar, Pro Tools, Studio One

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Me
Submitted 7 months ago

Eli is a great teacher!

Eli is an excellent teacher! There are two problems with all Groove3 videos which should be addressed for the future: 1. The instructors all use a very tiny cursor and for myself, it is extremely annoying following it around the screen. Simple fix - ENLARGE the cursor 10 times fold. 2. The other main problem with all Groove3 videos is every time the user like myself moves the cursor, the very top part of the screen blackens out for about 5 seconds and you cannot see the top of the screen. Over and over, I have to wait 5 seconds to see a very important part of the screen to reappear again and again. If these problems are not addressed, this is my last time around with Groove3.

I am a: Professional

Response from customer service:

Hi and thank you for your review.
I have passed your feedback along to the team. We appreciate your thoughts. The top part of the screen has a drop down menu that behaves like many menus for various sites. When you move the mouse it allows you access to the menu. But instead of allowing the menu to stay in your way, it will disappear when you the mouse stops moving. Thank you for the kind words about Eli!

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HChea
Submitted 7 months ago

Great starting place

As usual Eli reaches into the depths of the program and although this is an introduction tutorial he reveals many useful secrets in this course!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer


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Jorge Pluto
Submitted 8 months ago

Everything to get started and more!

Coming from Sonar, Studio One feels like a breeze. This video shows just how intuitive S1 is for amateur engineers. I would note that "option" command is "Alt" in the Windows universe. And "command" command is "ctrl" command in Windows.


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Rainbox
Submitted 9 months ago

Very helpful!

Great to understand all of StudioOne from the very first steps

I am a: Professional, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One


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Sandoz
Submitted 9 months ago

Smart and articulate instruction

Really logical and concise initial introduction to the DAW- it's nice to have a Studio One instructor with clear and intelligent thought processes and who furthermore is able to articulate them :) Eli is the bomb


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StevieH
Submitted 9 months ago

Great refresher

I have a studio project coming up, and it has been a while since I have used my Studio One. This was an excellent refresher of all the key functionality I will need - and I could take it all on in a single on hour viewing. For more advanced techniques I know I can dip into other videos on Groove. Eli K gives such clear and concise explanations.

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


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Nonomori
Submitted 6 months ago

Fantastic for a newcomer to the world of DAWs

This is a really good course. My previous recording experience (years ago) had been with a hard disk recorder, not a DAW, so I was aware of some of the kinds of things I needed to do, but I was completely unfamiliar with the language and interface used for a DAW. I'd been watching other videos on Studio One and found them consistently frustrating, with more questions raised than answered. But somehow with this course Eli managed to present exactly the kind of information I needed, doing so both effectively and succinctly.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Mongoose
Submitted 6 months ago

Now I'm Up & Running

I have had Studio One software for a few months. This set of tutorials are perfect for a DAW newbie like me, I now feel confident in my investment. Thanks Eli and Groove 3.

I am a: Beginner, Student, Musician, Producer, Cakewalk Sonar, Pro Tools, Studio One

Response from :

Thank you!
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Me
Submitted 7 months ago

Eli is a great teacher!

Eli is an excellent teacher! There are two problems with all Groove3 videos which should be addressed for the future: 1. The instructors all use a very tiny cursor and for myself, it is extremely annoying following it around the screen. Simple fix - ENLARGE the cursor 10 times fold. 2. The other main problem with all Groove3 videos is every time the user like myself moves the cursor, the very top part of the screen blackens out for about 5 seconds and you cannot see the top of the screen. Over and over, I have to wait 5 seconds to see a very important part of the screen to reappear again and again. If these problems are not addressed, this is my last time around with Groove3.

I am a: Professional

Response from customer service:

Hi and thank you for your review.
I have passed your feedback along to the team. We appreciate your thoughts. The top part of the screen has a drop down menu that behaves like many menus for various sites. When you move the mouse it allows you access to the menu. But instead of allowing the menu to stay in your way, it will disappear when you the mouse stops moving. Thank you for the kind words about Eli!
Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

HChea
Submitted 7 months ago

Great starting place

As usual Eli reaches into the depths of the program and although this is an introduction tutorial he reveals many useful secrets in this course!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Jorge Pluto
Submitted 8 months ago

Everything to get started and more!

Coming from Sonar, Studio One feels like a breeze. This video shows just how intuitive S1 is for amateur engineers. I would note that "option" command is "Alt" in the Windows universe. And "command" command is "ctrl" command in Windows.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Rainbox
Submitted 9 months ago

Very helpful!

Great to understand all of StudioOne from the very first steps

I am a: Professional, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Sandoz
Submitted 9 months ago

Smart and articulate instruction

Really logical and concise initial introduction to the DAW- it's nice to have a Studio One instructor with clear and intelligent thought processes and who furthermore is able to articulate them :) Eli is the bomb

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

StevieH
Submitted 9 months ago

Great refresher

I have a studio project coming up, and it has been a while since I have used my Studio One. This was an excellent refresher of all the key functionality I will need - and I could take it all on in a single on hour viewing. For more advanced techniques I know I can dip into other videos on Groove. Eli K gives such clear and concise explanations.

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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic for a newcomer to the world of DAWs This is a really good course. My previous recording experience (years ago) had been with a hard disk recorder, not a DAW, so I was aware of some of the kinds of things I needed to do, but I was completely unfamiliar with the language and interface used for a DAW. I'd been watching other videos on Studio One and found them consistently frustrating, with more questions raised than answered. But somehow with this course Eli managed to present exactly the kind of information I needed, doing so both effectively and succinctly.
Date published: 2020-03-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Now I'm Up & Running I have had Studio One software for a few months. This set of tutorials are perfect for a DAW newbie like me, I now feel confident in my investment. Thanks Eli and Groove 3.
Date published: 2020-03-23
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Eli is a great teacher! Eli is an excellent teacher! There are two problems with all Groove3 videos which should be addressed for the future: 1. The instructors all use a very tiny cursor and for myself, it is extremely annoying following it around the screen. Simple fix - ENLARGE the cursor 10 times fold. 2. The other main problem with all Groove3 videos is every time the user like myself moves the cursor, the very top part of the screen blackens out for about 5 seconds and you cannot see the top of the screen. Over and over, I have to wait 5 seconds to see a very important part of the screen to reappear again and again. If these problems are not addressed, this is my last time around with Groove3.
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great starting place As usual Eli reaches into the depths of the program and although this is an introduction tutorial he reveals many useful secrets in this course!
Date published: 2020-02-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Everything to get started and more! Coming from Sonar, Studio One feels like a breeze. This video shows just how intuitive S1 is for amateur engineers. I would note that "option" command is "Alt" in the Windows universe. And "command" command is "ctrl" command in Windows.
Date published: 2020-02-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! Great to understand all of StudioOne from the very first steps
Date published: 2020-01-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Smart and articulate instruction Really logical and concise initial introduction to the DAW- it's nice to have a Studio One instructor with clear and intelligent thought processes and who furthermore is able to articulate them :) Eli is the bomb
Date published: 2019-12-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great refresher I have a studio project coming up, and it has been a while since I have used my Studio One. This was an excellent refresher of all the key functionality I will need - and I could take it all on in a single on hour viewing. For more advanced techniques I know I can dip into other videos on Groove. Eli K gives such clear and concise explanations.
Date published: 2019-12-14
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