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Studio One 2 Advanced

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New Time Saving Features

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    Tutorial 1



    William gives you a warm welcome and lays out the road ahead.

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    Tutorial 2

    Quantizing Drums


    Using both the AudioBend and Quantize panels William shows how to quantize multitrack drums to tighten the performance or to change the feel.

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    Tutorial 3

    Strip Silence


    The new 'remove silence' feature can be used to remove background bleed from multi-mic setups. Here we go over all the parameters on the Strip Silence panel.

Audio Loops and Musicloops

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    Tutorial 4

    Audio Parts & Audio Loops


    In this video, learn about Audio Parts and the new audioLoop file format. Learn how to create both, how they are related and some of the creative potential locked within.

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    Tutorial 5

    Audio Part Play Modes


    Learn how to change audio part playback modes and how these different modes are useful in different situations. We also look at the Audio Part timestretch options and the effect it has on drum loops in particular.

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    Tutorial 6

    Musicloop files


    The new Musicloop file format stores note data, instrument presets, and insert effects in a single file to allow you to quickly recreate a track setup in another song. Learn about the parts of the musicloops and how they can be used.

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    Tutorial 7

    Quantize on Track


    The feature formerly known as 'Quantize Event Starts' is back with a new name, but is still a powerful way to quantize without bending or time stretching.

Tips and Tricks

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    Tutorial 8

    The Splits


    See how to chop your audio into perfect slices.

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    Tutorial 9

    Echo Throw Effect


    In this video William shows how to use the new 'Event FX' feature to add an echo throw to one syllable of a vocal phrase.

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    Tutorial 10

    Recent Items


    The 'Recent Items' selection when you right click on an event can be helpful or a bit confusing. Learn how it works.

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    Tutorial 11

    Analyzing Equalizers


    Learn a trick way to analyze your cool vintage style plug-in EQs using the new Tone Generator plug-in.

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    Tutorial 12

    Multiple Cue Mixes


    See how to configure multiple artist cue mixes with zero-latency monitoring with a PreSonus Firestudio.

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    Tutorial 13

    Batch Conversion


    There are a few hidden batch conversion features available in the S1 browser. Here William reveals these simple but powerful features to convert between file types, sample rates and bit depths.

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    Tutorial 14

    Stereo to Mono


    Sometimes you need to convert a stereo track to mono, split left and right tracks to two mono tracks or blend the left and right channels into a new mono track (for dual miced guitar cabs!). See how to handle each of those scenarios.

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    Tutorial 15

    Mono to Stereo


    Studio One 2 has a new 'Merge to Stereo' feature in the browser. See how William uses this feature to merge left and right drum overheads to stereo.

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    Tutorial 16

    Ampire in Stereo


    Version 2 makes it simple to listen to Ampire or any amp sim in stereo using a mono input. This works great for other sources as well. Check out this simple new feature that makes recording with Ampire even more fun.

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    Tutorial 17

    Exporting Stems


    If you want to get all or some of your tracks out of Studio One 2, you need to understand this powerful feature. See how each option of the Export Stems dialog box works and how that compares to drag-and-drop to the browser.

Automation Tricks

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    Tutorial 18

    Automation Follows Events


    When working with automation, you have the option of allowing automation to follow events during copy and move operations. There is an important setup parameter that controls this behavior. Learn where to find it and how to set it.

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    Tutorial 19

    Focus Mapping


    Reuse your external controller knobs with the currently opened plug-in or virtual instrument. Also learn how to control multiple effects at the same time using Global Mapping.

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    Tutorial 20

    Automate Touched


    It is super easy to add automation parameters to a track, however with this setup option enabled, it gets so easy, it's automatic!

Projects Page

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    Tutorial 21

    Intro to the Project Page


    Learn what the project page is for and the interacting between the Song files and projects. See how to add a song to a project.

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    Project Page Explained Pt. 1


    Learn the on-screen controls for the Project page toolbar and track column.

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    Tutorial 23

    Project Page Explained Pt. 2


    Get a handle on the device rack, master section, metering and the the timeline area.

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    Tutorial 24

    Loudness Info


    Check out how William uses the loudness information in a real-world example.

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    Tutorial 25

    Burning a CD


    n this video William explains the mastering effects used to finalize the master and the show how to burn the master CD.

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    Tutorial 26

    Images & DDP


    See how to export disk images and DDP (Disk Description Protocol) images for CD manufacturing.

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    Tutorial 27

    Digital Release


    See how to create a digital release of your album to separate MP3 files.

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    Tutorial 28

    S1 & SoundCloud


    Learn how to do a digital release directly to SoundCloud and then see how you can interact with your SoundCloud tracks right within the Studio One browser.

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    Tutorial 29



    Dither when converting from 24-bit projects to 16-bits for CDs is automatic in Studio One 2. If you want to use your own dithering plug-in, see how to override the native dithering and where to insert your dithering plug-in.

Using External Hardware

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    Tutorial 30



    Studio One includes the Pipeline plug-in that allows you to insert external hardware as if it were a plug-in effect. Set how to setup Pipeline by following William's example using an external Tube-Tech EQ.


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    Tutorial 31

    Editing Voiceovers


    The setup for editing voiceovers is a bit different than that for music production. Learn key setup options and key commands that will speed up your VO edits.

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    Tutorial 32

    Fixing P-Pops


    P-Pops happen and can ruin an otherwise great VO take. The same thing can happen when recording lead vocals. Learn a fast and easy way to suppress p-pops and save the take.

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    Tutorial 33

    Voiceover Projects


    The Project page is a great way to organize voiceover sessions and auditions. The new loudness detection tools come in handy to make sure the output levels are right on.

Studio One Instruments

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    Tutorial 34

    SampleOne Explained Pt. 1


    The SampleOne VI is a great tool for manipulating any kind of audio clip. Learn the basics of loading, layering and mapping samples across the keyboard.

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    SampleOne Explained Pt. 2


    SampleOne has pitch, filter and amp properties that can be used along with your controller, ADSR or the LFO to add subtle expressiveness or take your sample into outer-space. Learn what the lower half of the SampleOne UI is all about.

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    Tutorial 36

    Send to SampleOne


    Learn how to Send To SampleOne including Audio Parts, audioloops, wave files, audio events, and REX files. These all can be easily mapped to the SampleOne virtual instrument with a simple right click menu options. Learn all the ways to Send To SampleOne!

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    Tutorial 37

    Presence Explained Pt. 1


    Presence is the general purpose sample based synth in Studio One. In this video we go over all primary sound design controls to tweak presets and design your own sounds.

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    Tutorial 38

    Presence Explained Pt. 2


    In part two we go over effects page of presence and explore the full range of effects available. Easy to use and tweak, this is essential for getting the most out of Presence.

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    Tutorial 39

    Impact Explained


    This video goes over all the setup and sound design features of the Impact virtual drum instrument.

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    Tutorial 40

    Mojito Explained


    Mojito is an easy to use but flexible virtual analog synth that will give you classic lead and bass tones and even some modern wobble.

New Studio One FX

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    Tutorial 41

    Open AIR Reverb


    The brand new 'Open AIR' convolution reverb brings stellar reverb to Studio One 2. This flexible tool has some powerful tweaking controls and this video will unlock the secrets of all the settings including the more mysterious ones.

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    Tutorial 42

    Dual Pan


    This basic mixing tool is new and something William can't mix without. Here William goes over a couple of his favorite applications and all the controls.

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    Tutorial 43

    Tone Generator


    Just a basic piece of lab gear in virtual form, but so useful for music production!

Additional Topics

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    Tutorial 44

    Sidechain Gating


    This example will introduce the S1 simple sidechain routing, using an example that locks the kick and the bass guitar.

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    Tutorial 45

    Sidechain Pumping


    In this sidechain example, learn how using ducking to let the kick cut through and pump up your groove.

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    Tutorial 46

    Melodyne 2


    Take a simple acoustic guitar arpeggio and magically edit the chords to create a progression. You need the full version of Melodyne to do this, but William still can't believe this is even possible!

Are you ready for the next level in Presonus Studio One version 2 tutorials? Studio One master Bill Edstrom has a ton of new topics to share with you that will take you even deeper into the powerful Studio One version 2 DAW.

This time Bill shows you new time saving features and functions, reveals Audioloops and Musicloops, way cool tips and tricks, automation tricks, in-depth Projects Page tutorials, how to use external hardware with Studio One, new effects and instruments coverage, working with voiceovers, sidechaining ideas and even a Melodyne 2 tutorial!

If you're hungry for more Studio One version 2 knowledge, this is a feast waiting you! Get "Studio One 2 Advanced" today...

Submitted 2 months ago

Extremely helpful!!

It has many many great tips and is very well explained!

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

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Submitted 2 months ago


Very well explained.

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Studio One

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Submitted 6 months ago


Great, coherent and concise instructor who has afforded me POOLS of knowledge to take away from these videos. A+!!

I am a: Student, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Studio One

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Submitted 9 months ago

This is some upper level and useful info!

Lots of great videos to unlock shortcuts in studio one! I didn't realize how powerful this DAW is!

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Submitted 1 year ago

Overall tutorials

These tutorials allow me to use what's available. I have neither the time ,patience or know how other wise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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Submitted 2 years ago

Great Learning Source

I really appreciate this instruction. Would be lost without it!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Hobbyist, Student

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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 - 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 2 Advanced is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely helpful!! It has many many great tips and is very well explained!
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from VERY GOOD!!! Very well explained.
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Great, coherent and concise instructor who has afforded me POOLS of knowledge to take away from these videos. A+!!
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This is some upper level and useful info! Lots of great videos to unlock shortcuts in studio one! I didn't realize how powerful this DAW is!
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Overall tutorials These tutorials allow me to use what's available. I have neither the time ,patience or know how other wise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Learning Source I really appreciate this instruction. Would be lost without it!
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