Fundamentals

Studio One specialist Gregor Beyerle teaches the three core principles that make Studio One so fast and easy to use:

  • Studio One - All in One. You can do everything from your first idea and songwriting sketches, all the way to the mixing and finally mastering stage your finished track without ever leaving Studio One. It's everything you need to compose, mix, produce, and master.
  • Drag-and-Drop. Whenever you’re searching for a certain feature in Studio One, or if you’re unsure how something works, always try drag-and-drop or right-clicking with your mouse. Studio One is designed to be intuitive, so chances are good that this will lead you to the feature you need.
  • Workflow. Studio One gives you the freedom to customize your workflow to your needs. so you can make Studio One fit your way of working - not the other way around!

The Start Page

The Start Page is not just the place where you start out with your ideas - it is also the place where you can find finished professional demo productions done entirely in Studio One.

Important fundamentals in this video:

  • Song Templates. Get started songwriting or multitrack recording right away with Studio One's Song Templates!
  • Artist Profile. Personalize Studio One with your Artist Profile.
  • Bi-directional SoundCloud integration. Link your SoundCloud account with Studio One to immediately upload productions to SoundCloud, or download tunes from SoundCloud to rework them in your Tracks!
  • Easy access to your Audio Interface settings and I/O configuration. Simply click on your Interface image in the lower middle of the Start Page to directly access important Audio Settings.
  • News Feed. The News Feed is constantly being updated, so that you’re always up to date with everything that’s new for Studio One.
  • Demos and Tutorials. Let these demo songs inspire you to try new tools and tricks in Studio One!

Audio Settings

One of the single most frustrating things when starting out with a new music software is not having your audio settings configured correctly. Because whether it’s an obvious issue, or not - it can be very annoying to solve these issues if you don’t know how. This guided tour walks you through the process of finding the correct settings for your individual setup with some helpful tricks to maximize CPU efficiciency and minimize latency.

Important fundamentals in this video:

  • Audio Device Settings.
  • Processing (Dropout Protection) Settings.
  • Super Low Latency Monitoring even in very large Song projects.

The Browser

Drag-and-drop is the core workflow principle of Studio One, and it all starts with the Browser. The Studio One Browser lets you drag and drop plug-ins, audio, and so much more. Get the full tour of the different Browser Tabs to help you get the most from this powerful innovation.

Important fundamentals in this video:

  • Customization. The Browser gives you the ability to display your content in the way you need to see it.
  • Instruments Tab. This is where you’ll find all of your Virtual Instruments.
  • Effects Tab. This is where you'll find all your effects plug-ins.
  • Loops Tab. Studio One ships with a large variety of Loops, which are ready to use and cover many different genres.
  • Files Tab. The Files Tab allows you to store and recall all of your ideas, melodies, (Multi-) Instruments and Effect Chains with one simple drag-and-drop move.
  • Cloud Tab. You don’t have to leave Studio One at any stage of your songwriting, mixing or mastering process, and thanks to the Cloud.
  • Pool Tab. The Pool gives you a very quick overview of all referenced files in your Song.

Drag and Drop

Drag and Drop is probably the single most important thing to learn in Studio One. Get an overview of just some of the many things you can do with Drag and Drop.

Important fundamentals in this video:

  • Adding Instruments.
  • Evolve your Instrument into a Multi-Instrument.
  • Vocal to MIDI.
  • Adding Insert Effects.
  • Adding Send Effects.
  • Adding Event FX.
  • Copy an Entire Effects Chain to Another Channel.
  • Add one or many Effects to multiple Channels.
  • Sidechaining with Drag-and-Drop.
  • Apply the Rhythm of One Track to Another with Groove Maps.

Tracks and Channels

Have you ever noticed that when dragging an instance of Impact XT into your Song, you end up with one Track in your Song window, but eight Channels in your Mixer? Or are you perhaps struggling with unintentionally switching presets on Instrument Tracks, even though they weren’t selected? Then you need to watch this episode and learn the difference between Tracks and Channels.

Important fundamentals in this video:

  • Instrument Tracks only contain MIDI information - They are not the actual Instruments!
  • You can assign as many Instrument Tracks to an Instrument Channel as you want.
  • There is no 1-to-1 relationship between Instrument Tracks and Instrument Channels!

Pattern Creation and Editing

Patterns are an alternative to the classic Instrument Parts in Studio One and especially good for highly complex variations or polyrhythms with just a couple of clicks. The combination with PreSonus ATOM and ATOM SQ pad controllers makes Pattern Mode the prime choice when it comes to electronic beat making in Studio One.

Important fundamentals in this video:

  • Create a Pattern.
  • Patterns have their own, independent loop range.
  • Powerful Polyrhythms.
  • Perfect Integration with the ATOM and ATOM SQ pad controllers.
  • Add variations to prepare all of your Song rhythms within one single Pattern.
  • Drag your Pattern to the Browser to store it for later.