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Studio One 2 Explained®

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Getting Started

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    0:58

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

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    Tutorial 2

    Activation

    3:54

    How to active and update Studio One software.

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    Tutorial 3

    Offline Activation

    4:16

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

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    Tutorial 4

    Audio Device Setup

    5:33

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

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    Tutorial 5

    Creating a Song

    5:42

    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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    Tutorial 6

    Basic Navigation

    6:29

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

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    Tutorial 7

    File Locations

    4:43

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

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    Tutorial 8

    Getting Help

    1:42

    Info View, Manual, the PreSonus forum.

The Studio One User Interface

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    Tutorial 9

    UI Overview

    6:32

    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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    Tutorial 10

    The Control Bar

    9:48

    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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    Tutorial 11

    The Transport Bar

    11:07

    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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    Tutorial 12

    Arrange View

    8:29

    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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    Tutorial 13

    Track Inspector

    9:43

    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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    Tutorial 14

    Event Inspector

    6:56

    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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    Tutorial 15

    The Browser

    7:04

    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.

Working with Tracks

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    Tutorial 16

    Creating Tracks

    3:31

    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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    Tutorial 17

    Track Groups

    4:08

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

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    Tutorial 18

    Folder Tracks

    5:01

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

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    Tutorial 19

    Track List

    5:35

    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.

Essentials

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    Tutorial 20

    Get Undone

    3:35

    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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    Tutorial 21

    Using Markers

    3:32

    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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    Tutorial 22

    Setting the Tempo

    2:46

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

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    Tutorial 23

    Customizing the Keyboard

    4:35

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

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    Tutorial 24

    Using Audio Loops

    15:40

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

Recording Audio

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    Tutorial 25

    Audio Setup

    7:09

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

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    Tutorial 26

    Song Setup

    4:22

    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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    Tutorial 27

    Lets Record

    7:39

    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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    Tutorial 28

    FireStudio ZLM

    3:44

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

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    Tutorial 29

    Correcting Mistakes

    5:54

    Fix minor mistakes using simple editing and overdubbing.

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    Tutorial 30

    Punch-In Recording

    3:32

    Learn how to replace a specific section of and audio track

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    Tutorial 31

    Loop Recording

    6:15

    Record multiple takes without ever stopping.

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    Tutorial 32

    Recording with Ampire

    9:17

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

Editing Audio

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    Tutorial 33

    Snap Settings

    6:39

    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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    Tutorial 34

    The Arrow Tool

    11:03

    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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    Tutorial 35

    The Mouse Tools

    6:51

    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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    Tutorial 36

    Comping

    8:45

    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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    Tutorial 37

    Intro to Audio Bending

    10:51

    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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    Tutorial 38

    Quantizing Audio

    8:00

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

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    Tutorial 39

    Editor View

    4:12

    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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    Tutorial 40

    Audio Parts

    3:03

    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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    Tutorial 41

    Intro to Melodyne

    9:35

    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.

Virtual Instruments and MIDI

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    Tutorial 42

    Setup a Controller

    7:29

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

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    Tutorial 43

    Recording Instrument Parts

    7:41

    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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    Tutorial 44

    Loop Recording Instruments

    8:00

    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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    Tutorial 45

    Converting VI Parts to Audio

    1:45

    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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    Tutorial 46

    Intro to PreSonus Instruments

    11:17

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

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    Tutorial 47

    The Music Editor

    12:05

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

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    Tutorial 48

    Quantizing Notes

    5:52

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

Mixing Down

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    Tutorial 49

    Console View Explained

    9:00

    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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    Tutorial 50

    Instrument Channels

    5:59

    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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    Tutorial 51

    Bus Channels

    5:56

    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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    Tutorial 52

    Insert FX

    16:03

    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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    Tutorial 53

    Event FX

    9:20

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

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    Tutorial 54

    Master FX

    10:20

    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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    Tutorial 55

    Track Transform

    5:26

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

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    Tutorial 56

    Using Automation

    10:41

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

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    Tutorial 57

    Mixing Down

    7:06

    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.

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.

If you're looking to make Presonus Studio One 2 your go to DAW, choose the second to none training for it. Get Studio One 2 Explained today.

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Submitted 2 weeks ago

STUDIO ONE 2 EXPLAINED

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Jaybird
Submitted 1 month ago

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

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Studio One

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Jasbooth
Submitted 2 months ago

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

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Submitted 4 months ago

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.

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Robert Dye
Submitted 4 months ago

Awesome

These videos have been so helpful and saved me hours of trying to figure out how to use Studio One 2

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Audio Engineer, Studio One

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trublman
Submitted 1 year ago

Very Helpful

Excellent overview. Told me just what I needed to know

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

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DaveD
Submitted 1 year ago

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.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist

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Eddie
Submitted 1 year ago

Great Teacher

Great clear and precise teaching! Everything you need to learn

I am a: Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician

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Tommy
Submitted 1 year ago

Studio one

When I purchased my DAW from Sweetwater they recommended Groove 3 as a resource

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Hobbyist

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UUIIOO2
Submitted 1 year ago

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.

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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 2 Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from STUDIO ONE 2 EXPLAINED LOVE ALL GROOVE3 PRODUCTS DONT KNOW WHAT ID DO WITHOUT THEM THEY WILL HELP YOU TOO!!! DO IT NOW
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
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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