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Studio One 2 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Getting Started

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    Get on overview of Studio One 2 and this video series.

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    How to active and update Studio One software.

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    Offline Activation

    How to activate and update Studio One if your computer is not directly connected to the Internet.

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    Audio Device Setup

    How to set up your audio device and test playback. Use Song setup to configure the inputs and outputs.

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    Creating a Song

    Pick and title and create a song. Learn how to set the sample rate, bit-depth as well as how to creating a song from a template.

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    Basic Navigation

    Start and stop playback, zoom in and out, open and close views.

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    File Locations

    Find out where S1 stores your songs, projects and sounds. Learn how to customize these locations.

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    Getting Help

    Info View, Manual, the PreSonus forum.

Chapter 2 : The Studio One User Interface

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    UI Overview

    Learn how Studio One is laid out and how to opening, close, detaching and and re-size the arrangement, console, browser, inspector, editor and more.

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    The Control Bar

    Learn what all the control bar controls are and what they do. This includes the track manager, mouse tools and quantize options.

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    The Transport Bar

    Learn what all the controls on the transport bar are for. Performance meters, transport controls, loop settings, metronome, tempo and more.

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    Arrange View

    We walk through and identify all the controls in the arrange view. Learn to create, and delete tracks, learn what the track controls are for along with key setup parameters.

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    Track Inspector

    The inspector contains both track and event controls and properties settings. First we take a look at how the inspector relates to tracks.The inspector is the key to the most powerful features of Studio One.

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    Event Inspector

    Learn what event properties are available in the event area of the Inspector. Get a first look at the powerful event FX feature that is new to version 2.

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    The Browser

    The browser gives you quick access to instruments, effects, sound libraries and your file system. See how to browse and search for resources, audition sound files and use drag and drop.

Chapter 3 : Working with Tracks

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    Creating Tracks

    Learn several ways to create audio and instrument tracks in Studio One. See how to create tracks automatically by starting your song with a template.

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    Track Groups

    Hide and show tracks, Create Track folders, Grouping tracks.

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    Folder Tracks

    Learn how to organize groups of tracks into folders to organize your project.

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    Track List

    Learn how to manage audio and instrument tracks using the new Track List. Learn how to create track presets and even sync the track list to the console.

Chapter 4 : Essentials

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    Get Undone

    Learn how to use the undo commands and history to reverse most actions. Learn also about saving new versions of songs.

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    Using Markers

    Use makers to organize your song and streamline workflow. Learn how to open and close the marker track, navigate by markers and keyboard shortcuts.

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    Setting the Tempo

    Set the song tempo. Learn how to set an overall song tempo or vary tempo using the Tempo Track.

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    Customizing the Keyboard

    Learn how change keyboard mappings to match other software and how to make commands to keys or change keyboard mapping.

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    Using Audio Loops

    See how to use audio loops to quickly build a song or demo.

Chapter 5 : Recording Audio

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    Audio Setup

    Create a track, check your audio setup, song setup and headphones.

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    Song Setup

    Map your hardware inputs to Studio One software inputs. Learn how to customize input names and save your setup as the default for new songs.

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    Lets Record

    Let’s actually record some audio. See how set the metronome to provide a click track enable recording and lay down a part.

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    FireStudio ZLM

    If you use a PreSonus Firestudio interface, Zero Latency Monitoring is integrated. Learn how to use this feature.

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    Correcting Mistakes

    Fix minor mistakes using simple editing and overdubbing.

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    Punch-In Recording

    Learn how to replace a specific section of and audio track

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    Loop Recording

    Record multiple takes without ever stopping.

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    Recording with Ampire

    Walk through for using the include Ampire guitar amp and effects simulator.

Chapter 6 : Editing Audio

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    Snap Settings

    First we need to review all the snap settings. The snap and quantize settings work together and very important for editing in Studio One.

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    The Arrow Tool

    Of the Studio One mouse tools, the Arrow Tool is the most used. This capable tool has intuitive functions plus a few hidden tricks.

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    The Mouse Tools

    Learn how to use the remaining mouse tools: Range Tool, Eraser Tool, Paint Tool, Mute Tool, Bend Tool and Listen Tool.

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    See how to create a composite track from layers recorded in our loop recording example. Learn how to organize parallel tracks into layers to comp if you didn’t use loop recording.

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    Intro to Audio Bending

    See how to use audio bend starting with a simple time correction example. Then explore the audio bend panel and how to apply bend markers to quantize a drum part even changing the feel of the drums. Also learn how to split and event up into many pieces based bend markers.

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    Quantizing Audio

    Learn super-simple key commands to instantly quantize audio. Gain even more control over using Quantize panel.

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    Editor View

    Studio One has an Editor view that allows you to all the same audio editing as the Arrange View but focused on a single track. Learn all the controls and how to use it to speed up workflow.

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    Audio Parts

    Audio Parts are a new way to group events so they work as one event in the arrange view while still giving access to the individual events in the editor.

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    Intro to Melodyne

    Studio One 2 has tight integration with the amazing Melodyne editor. Melodyne allows pitch correction, timing correction, and even note detection. This is an overview to get you started with this powerful tool.

Chapter 7 : Virtual Instruments and MIDI

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    Setup a Controller

    See how to setup and test external keyboard controller for use with virtual instruments.

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    Recording Instrument Parts

    See examples of recording using a MIDI control and a virtual instrument. Learn the difference between Overdub and Replace modes. Also see how to quantize the performance as you record!

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    Loop Recording Instruments

    Learn to loop record takes to layers for comping just link with audio tracks. Then look at the realtime loop features for recording drum beats including Note Erase, Note Repeat and Undo Last Loop.

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    Converting VI Parts to Audio

    Learn how simple it is to bounce instrument parts to audio events. Learn the very cool way to explode pitches to tracks to get each drum sound to bounce to its own audio track.

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    Intro to PreSonus Instruments

    This is an introduction to the included virtual instruments Impact, Mojito, Presence and SampleOne.

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    The Music Editor

    Learn the layout and controls for editing individual notes in the music editor.

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    Quantizing Notes

    Learn some tricks for quantizing notes in instrument parts. Learn the features of the Quantize panel that are specific to note data.

Chapter 8 : Mixing Down

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    Console View Explained

    Learn how to open, close, size, detach and expand the console. Learn the purpose of all the global view buttons and the make-up of each track.

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    Instrument Channels

    Learn the relation of Instrument Tracks to Instrument Channels. See how to activate additional outputs of multi-out instruments like Impact and EZDrummer.

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    Bus Channels

    See how to create buss channels using drum tracks as an example. Also see how the new folder tracks feature can be used to streamline the creation of buses.

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    Insert FX

    Learn how to apply insert effects as well as a look at some the key included effects like Compressor and ProEQ.

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    Event FX

    Learn how to apply effects to just part of a track using the amazing new Event FX feature.

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    Master FX

    Learn how to setup an FX channel and the review some of the built in FX that are commonly used as master effects like the Air Reverb, Room Reverb and Analog Delay.

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    Track Transform

    Learn how to conserve computing power using this innovate track freeze approach.

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    Using Automation

    Learn how to automate any parameter by drawing automation curves or using an external controller like the FaderPort.

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    Mixing Down

    Here we talk a look at adding effects to the Main Out channel and then mixing our song down to a stereo Wave or MP3 file.

Product Overview

Bill Edstrom is back with an all new series dedicated to Version 2 of the Presonus powerhouse DAW, Studio One. If you're ready to learn Studio One 2 inside and out, look no further. This is the definitive guide to Presonus Studio One 2!

Bill goes through the newly updated Presonus Studio One 2 software inch by inch, covering all the needed basics such as activation, audio device setup, creating a song, navigation, user interface overviews and more. He then goes into deeper topics such as working with tracks, customizing the keyboard, recording and editing audio & MIDI, using plug-ins, virtual instruments, automation, mixing down and even exporting files for the internet and CD.

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Studio One 2 Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 14 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Quality Tutorial on Studio One Coming over from Ableton, this has been invaluable series! Thanks to Groove3 and Bill Edstrom for this professional content. A+
Date published: 2021-05-31
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Explained very well As a person new to home DAW, this was essential in my learning process. Well explained, and easily understood for a newbie. Also a nice pace to the lectures. Thanks
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Bill Edstrom is EXCELLENT!!!! I would watch and listen to Bill explain how to use a dictionary. This is the first series I've had him as mentor and I will look for his other videos for sure! He covers so much about a incredibly powerful DAW. I am new to all of this but have loved music since my high school band in the early 70's. I've created a little home studio for fun and I have learned so much in this series about Studio One AND personal music production as a whole. Bill has organized this series as building block lessons, one thing leads to another and each lesson is WOW! That is so cool. I love his presentation method, his use of video mouse and showing how to do stuff. I was able to follow along and I will watch this video over and over to pick up things I didn't get the first time now that I've gone through it one time. Thank you so much Mr. Edstrom for sharing your passion and expertise!!!! Jim
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Very useful. One Important Suggestion. The black mouse pointer does not stand out sufficiently from the grey background. As a result, when the commentator points out features on a screen, and he moves around the screen rather rapidly, it is easy to lose track of the mouse location, which distracts from the vocal commentary and results in playing back a portion of the video several times to find the mouse pointer. Suggestion: make the mouse pointer a different vivid color.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Awesome These videos have been so helpful and saved me hours of trying to figure out how to use Studio One 2
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Excellent overview. Told me just what I needed to know
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent tutorial course for first time users I have never used a DAW before so I needed a tutorial which would take me through the Studio One system step by step showing me how to use everything. This tutorial is absolutely perfect as it assumes zero knowledge and explains how to set up the system and then how to record, edit, mix etc. in a very clear way. I am using version 3 of Studio One, and I originally looked at the v 3 Explained course but found it was not so much of a step by step user guide - it looks fine once you understand the basics of home recording. The v 2 Explained course is fine for understanding the basics of v3 as the fundamental principles are the same. I would recomment the v2 Explained course as a perfect start point for novice users.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Teacher Great clear and precise teaching! Everything you need to learn
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Studio one When I purchased my DAW from Sweetwater they recommended Groove 3 as a resource
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great for beginners Ive just recently gotten into recording and this video series has helped me understand all the basics. He goes into extreme detail on everything, even small things most people don't need to know, which has been great for me. If youre new to recording I highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fine Excellent, clear instructions on all features of the software
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from The Awesomeness of Studio One 2 and Groove 3 Studio One is going to soon be known as the industry standard if it isn't already and Groove 3 is at this time, in my opinion, the go-to site for all educational material concerning the home recordingrevolution. Since my purchase of of Studio One 2 Explained my understanding of the software and it's abilities is 10-fold what it was. Looking forward to the Advance version.
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Tutorials Don't Get Any Better Than This! This tutorial was beyond excellent. It should be the model for all tutorials on Groove 3. Bill Edstrom is passionate about what he does and it shows. He explained everything in a logical easy to understand manner. Even the most novice would be able to understand this. I had great difficulty understanding the Studio One 3 explained tutorial (which was of almost no value to me), but this one was so well done that it saved me. Thank you so much Bill Edstrom. Please keep your tutorials coming!
Date published: 2016-04-27
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