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Studio One Comping Explained®

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    2:13

    Bill welcomes you with an intro to the series and quick demo of Studio One comping.

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    Tutorial 2

    Click Beat

    8:47

    Learn how to set up the click, customize the sounds and even render it to to an audio track.

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    Tutorial 3

    All About Layers

    7:53

    Explore how to record takes to layers to prepare for comping. Also learn to add, remove, solo and re-order layers.

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    Tutorial 4

    Comping Tools

    8:45

    Learn how to promote a phase, use the listen tool, and change takes. See the advantages of covering the comp to an audio part.

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    Tutorial 5

    MIDI Comping

    4:19

    See how to set up an instrument track then record takes to layers during recording and loop recording. Learn how to use the layers to create a composite instrument part.

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    Tutorial 6

    Packing Layers

    7:26

    Learn how to manually pack audio that wasn’t initial recorded to layers. Then watch an example that combines comping with editing for creative results.

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    Tutorial 7

    The Bleep

    3:37

    Bill shows how you can use comping tools to redact your explicit lyrics.

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    Tutorial 8

    Comping Toms

    3:54

    Check out a fast way to gate your tom tracks. Rather than muting out everything that isn’t a tom hit, using comp swiping to promote what is a tom to the active layer.

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    Tutorial 9

    Comping a Beat

    4:34

    Mash up two beats using layers and comping.

Presonus guru Bill Edstrom returns, serving up tasty tutorials on Comping Tracks in Studio One! Studio One versions 2.5 and 2.6 brought refinements to their Comping Workflow, and this series will get you up to speed on the latest techniques, along with creative uses for Comping that you might not have considered. Bill also shows you other new features and tricks, as you explore all aspects of Comping in Studio One v2.

Bill begins the series with a detailed introduction to Comping, and then How to Setup and Customize the Click, when recording your takes. Record Layers are then examined and explained, followed by in-depth videos on Comping both Audio and MIDI tracks for the perfect take!

Moving on, Bill shows you how to Manually Pack Audio that wasn't initially recorded to Layers, and gives an example that combines Comping with Editing, for interesting, creative results. Removing Explicit Lyrics is then demonstrated, as well as How to Comp Tom Tracks rather than muting out everything that isn't a tom hit.

Bill wraps up the collection with a video on Comping a Beat, showing you how to Mash up two Beats using Layers and Comping. If you use Studio One v2, this series can't be missed. The Comping features are crucial to a Fast Workflow and allow for creative editing in your productions... Get "Studio One Comping Explained" today.

AdamT
Submitted 2 months ago

This is outstanding.

Thanks for showing, simply and clearly, how to do composite editing in Studio One. It helps that the instructor is an actual producer & musician. He clearly has some experience behind his teaching.

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RageoPari
Submitted 2 months ago

Comping made fall over easy

Really explained Comping in Studio One. Well explained and demo'd

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

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Bigmac2
Submitted 3 months ago

Very Helpful!

Just what I needed

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer

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Marc A.
Submitted 4 months ago

Easygoing overview on S1 comping

The trouble with doing tutorials on things that you know by heart is that you sometimes lose focus. Here, the presenter shows a neat workflow for "comping" a (very electronic sounding) beat from several renders out of the metronome tool - and completely ignores that he has the "play click" still active, which turns the result of his comps into something different to what he had in mind ... but that's really more on the funny side, overall this mini-series is a nice, easygoing recap of the main ideas for "brute force comping". What is missing is the finesse a real "compositing workflow" would introduce, but the comping tool in S1 currently just isn't that sophisticated. It would not be fair to miscredit this tutorial with the lack of features the documented tool shows.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Studio One, Samplitude

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Glamour Guy
Submitted 1 year ago

Perfect and very clear!

This video series leaves no stone unturned ........quickly gets you up and running.

I am a: Musician, Audio Engineer

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JJROXUS
Submitted 1 year ago

Great Information

Bill is one of your best instructors. Easy to listen to and he doesn't go to fast abd always recaps before moving on.

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started on trumpet at age 10, but got more passionate when I picked up bass and guitar in high school. During college, I had a band where I shared lead vocals and electric guitar duties. After that I was in a variety of bands usually on bass or behind the mixing board.

2. What training have you had?

I studied electrical engineering in college but mostly learned recording and music on my own. Recently, I completed the Master of Songwriting and Guitar program through Berklee Music.

3. When did you get into recording?

I have always been fascinated with tape recording since fifth grade. I started by recording demos by bouncing back and forth between two cassette decks. Later I moved on to portastudios, ADATS, pro studios, then to a DAW based project studio.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I work with songwriters world-wide as the founder and creator of LilacWriter.com - an online collaboration site for songwriters. In my career, I have done FOH, producing, songwriting, mixing, mastering, and voice over. Used to work regionally, but now requests can come from anywhere in the world.

I've written two books on audio production: "Studio One for Engineers & Producers" and "The Power in Cakewalk SONAR" both published by Hal Leonard Books.

Whenever possible, I work closely with the developers of the products I teach doing testing, bug reporting, and feature requests. I think this gives me a much deeper understanding of the products. I really enjoy seeing the products I work with improve.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I have always been interested in making technology easier to use and understand. I think showing examples is essential when introducing a topic. I feel recording should be a fun and creative experience and I hope that comes across in my videos.

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Studio One Comping Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This is outstanding. Thanks for showing, simply and clearly, how to do composite editing in Studio One. It helps that the instructor is an actual producer & musician. He clearly has some experience behind his teaching.
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Comping made fall over easy Really explained Comping in Studio One. Well explained and demo'd
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! Just what I needed
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Easygoing overview on S1 comping The trouble with doing tutorials on things that you know by heart is that you sometimes lose focus. Here, the presenter shows a neat workflow for "comping" a (very electronic sounding) beat from several renders out of the metronome tool - and completely ignores that he has the "play click" still active, which turns the result of his comps into something different to what he had in mind ... but that's really more on the funny side, overall this mini-series is a nice, easygoing recap of the main ideas for "brute force comping". What is missing is the finesse a real "compositing workflow" would introduce, but the comping tool in S1 currently just isn't that sophisticated. It would not be fair to miscredit this tutorial with the lack of features the documented tool shows.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Perfect and very clear! This video series leaves no stone unturned ........quickly gets you up and running.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Information Bill is one of your best instructors. Easy to listen to and he doesn't go to fast abd always recaps before moving on.
Date published: 2017-02-08