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Studio One 2 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Getting Started

  • Introduction 0:58


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

  • Activation 3:54


    How to active and update Studio One software.

  • Offline Activation 4:16

    Offline Activation

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

  • Audio Device Setup 5:33

    Audio Device Setup

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

  • Creating a Song 5:42

    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.

  • Basic Navigation 6:29

    Basic Navigation

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

  • File Locations 4:43

    File Locations

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

  • Getting Help 1:42

    Getting Help

    Info View, Manual, the PreSonus forum.

Chapter 2 : The Studio One User Interface

  • UI Overview 6:32

    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.

  • The Control Bar 9:48

    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.

  • The Transport Bar 11:07

    The Transport Bar

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

  • Arrange View 8:29

    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.

  • Track Inspector 9:43

    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.

  • Event Inspector 6:56

    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.

  • The Browser 7:04

    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

  • Creating Tracks 3:31

    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.

  • Track Groups 4:08

    Track Groups

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

  • Folder Tracks 5:01

    Folder Tracks

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

  • Track List 5:35

    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

  • Get Undone 3:35

    Get Undone

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

  • Using Markers 3:32

    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.

  • Setting the Tempo 2:46

    Setting the Tempo

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

  • Customizing the Keyboard 4:35

    Customizing the Keyboard

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

  • Using Audio Loops 15:40

    Using Audio Loops

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

Chapter 5 : Recording Audio

  • Audio Setup 7:09

    Audio Setup

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

  • Song Setup 4:22

    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.

  • Lets Record 7:39

    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.

  • FireStudio ZLM 3:44

    FireStudio ZLM

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

  • Correcting Mistakes 5:54

    Correcting Mistakes

    Fix minor mistakes using simple editing and overdubbing.

  • Punch-In Recording 3:32

    Punch-In Recording

    Learn how to replace a specific section of and audio track

  • Loop Recording 6:15

    Loop Recording

    Record multiple takes without ever stopping.

  • Recording with Ampire 9:17

    Recording with Ampire

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

Chapter 6 : Editing Audio

  • Snap Settings 6:39

    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.

  • The Arrow Tool 11:03

    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.

  • The Mouse Tools 6:51

    The Mouse Tools

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

  • 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.

  • Intro to Audio Bending 10:51

    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.

  • Quantizing Audio 8:00

    Quantizing Audio

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

  • Editor View 4:12

    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.

  • Audio Parts 3:03

    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.

  • Intro to Melodyne 9:35

    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

  • Setup a Controller 7:29

    Setup a Controller

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

  • Recording Instrument Parts 7:41

    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!

  • Loop Recording Instruments 8:00

    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.

  • Converting VI Parts to Audio 1:45

    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.

  • Intro to PreSonus Instruments 11:17

    Intro to PreSonus Instruments

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

  • The Music Editor 12:05

    The Music Editor

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

  • Quantizing Notes 5:52

    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

  • Console View Explained 9:00

    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.

  • Instrument Channels 5:59

    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.

  • Bus Channels 5:56

    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.

  • Insert FX 16:03

    Insert FX

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

  • Event FX 9:20

    Event FX

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

  • Master FX 10:20

    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.

  • Track Transform 5:26

    Track Transform

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

  • Using Automation 10:41

    Using Automation

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

  • Mixing Down 7:06

    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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