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Studio One Know-How: Compressors & Dynamics

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    Introduction (1:35)


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    How To Use A Compressor (11:13)


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    Channel Strip (6:42)


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    Fat Channel (7:46)


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    Multiband Dynamics (5:21)


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    RC500 (3:53)


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    VT1 (5:44)


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    Tricomp (4:13)


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    Limiter (5:47)


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    De-Essing Using the Stock Studio One Compressor (3:00)


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    Parallel Compression Using The Splitter (4:18)


Studio One offers numerous compressors and other dynamics tools, and in this video tutorial series Studio One pro Marcus Huyskens explains and explores the options you have at your fingertips.

Marcus begins with a brief introduction and a primer on how to use compression in general, then demonstrates how to use the Compressor, Expander, and make-up gain features in the Studio One Channel Strip. Next, he shows you how to use the dynamics section of the Fat Channel, including the Limiter, Gate/Expander, and Compressor.

Then it’s time for a deep dive into the Multiband Dynamics plug-in, and Marcus reveals how to take control of the discreet frequencies in your tracks and dial in compression settings tailored to the individual frequency bands.

Marcus now demonstrates the parameters of the RC500 State Space plug-in, and the VT1 dynamics plug-in, including its unique impedance settings, as well as how to use the Tricomp, focusing on how it can add vibrance and apparent loudness when used on the mix bus.

Wrapping it up, Marcus explores how to use the limiter to raise the overall loudness enough to compete with modern mastered tracks, and ends by showing you creative uses for Studio One’s dynamics processors. First, he shows you how you can use the built-in Compressor to create a frequency-based deesser by using its sidechain filter, and how to set up a parallel compression chain by using the Splitter.

If you’re new to Studio One, or if you’re an experienced user looking to really learn the dynamics plug-ins available, watch “Studio One Know-How: Compressors & Dynamics” today!


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ArjunaJohn
Submitted 4 months ago

Very, very helpful

Well presented, keeps you captured without spending a lot of time on detail that isn't necessary for the learning objective.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Cubase, Digital Performer, Studio One

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Akmonster
Submitted 1 year ago

A remedy for pluginitis

I have a moderate to severe case of "plugin-itis". There are SO many great plugins available out there (both paid and free) . Even within Studio One, there are many great ones. Marcus does a great job a showing what's available within Studio One, and also WHEN, and WHY to use them. I am by no means cured of pluginitis. Maybe I'm a hopeless case. However, the native plugins are very, very good, if not excellent. Marcus does a great job of illustrating that.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Sound Designer

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OnPhireMasterMix
Submitted 1 year ago

Great Insight into Studio One's Plugins

This really demonstrates how far DAW's have evolved and what is now possible with stock plugins. Also, Marcus is always very clear an concise in his tutorials...Well done !!!

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Dahn
Submitted 1 year ago

Marcus knows his stuff !

Lots of self appointed guru's out there but the quality of Groove 3 and Marcus are far superior.

I am a: Semi-Pro

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thor
Submitted 1 year ago

yes!

yes!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Studio One

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Michel Richard
Submitted 1 year ago

Extremely helpfull

I am very exited about this tutorial it really helped me and time saving. Thank you Markus you have the best tutorials, well explained, their well presented thanks again :-)

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Darkchild1
Submitted 1 year ago

Very helpful

Very informative giving my stock Plug-ins another look I thought they were just your average stock Plug-ins

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

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djtaz1200
Submitted 1 year ago

Helpful!

Compression can be confusing. But this video was laid out in an easy to understand way.

I am a: Hobbyist, Beat Maker, Ableton Live, Studio One

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darrell
Submitted 1 year ago

very helpful

I am ready to learn

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theboi
Submitted 1 year ago

thank you

i am so exited about everything. especially about the fact that you give that strange proposal of what i could write in this window : D

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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 Know-How: Compressors & Dynamics is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very, very helpful Well presented, keeps you captured without spending a lot of time on detail that isn't necessary for the learning objective.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A remedy for pluginitis I have a moderate to severe case of "plugin-itis". There are SO many great plugins available out there (both paid and free) . Even within Studio One, there are many great ones. Marcus does a great job a showing what's available within Studio One, and also WHEN, and WHY to use them. I am by no means cured of pluginitis. Maybe I'm a hopeless case. However, the native plugins are very, very good, if not excellent. Marcus does a great job of illustrating that.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Insight into Studio One's Plugins This really demonstrates how far DAW's have evolved and what is now possible with stock plugins. Also, Marcus is always very clear an concise in his tutorials...Well done !!!
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Marcus knows his stuff ! Lots of self appointed guru's out there but the quality of Groove 3 and Marcus are far superior.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from yes! yes!
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely helpfull I am very exited about this tutorial it really helped me and time saving. Thank you Markus you have the best tutorials, well explained, their well presented thanks again :-)
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful Very informative giving my stock Plug-ins another look I thought they were just your average stock Plug-ins
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Helpful! Compression can be confusing. But this video was laid out in an easy to understand way.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from very helpful I am ready to learn
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from thank you i am so exited about everything. especially about the fact that you give that strange proposal of what i could write in this window : D
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Studio One Know-How: Compressors & Dynamics Excellent overview of how the stock compressors and dynamics plugins included in Studio One work. I've been using Studio One several years and I just learned a few new tricks!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good Tips, Good Explanations While the examples flew by a bit fast, the explanations of some of the tips were good. Would like to see more examples with different sound waves. Good instruction.
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome clarity! I stumbled upon Groove3 a couple of years ago. I can't imagine my life without it now. Boosted my understanding of compression and settings exponentially. If you haven't subscribed what are you waiting for?????
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from smart tutorial The tutorial really brings out the difference in the different S1 compressors, and how & where to use them - like it says on the tin. The voiceover is easy to listen to, and doesn't drag slow or move too fast, and carefully avoids going off into too many tangents (like so many tutorials do)
Date published: 2016-08-06
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