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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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Studio One: Beginner's Guide is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This was excellent This guy is the best software tutor I've found. Concise, clear, and practical. I've never used Studio One until now but he makes it easy to get started.
Date published: 2021-03-07
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Be more proficient in Studion one.
Date published: 2021-02-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This was very helpful video. I love Groove 3 training. I am some what new to Studio One. However, I spent a lot of time in Cakewalk and Reaper doing projects. I was able to muscle Studio One into submission but I really needed a beginner video to show me the finesse of how to get it to work more efficient. This was perfect! I am going to have to go through it again but it is time well spent!
Date published: 2020-12-28
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.
Date published: 2020-02-27
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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