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Creating a new song

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Video: Creating a new song

Now, its time to create a new song. I will choose Create a New Song from the Start page and up pops a list of pre-configured session templates. Although, I'm going to be using empty song for this movie, I encourage you to take a few minutes to look at this list of pre-configured section templates to see if anything on this list corresponds to your recording scenario. Under the Interfaces tab, we have a list of PreSonus’s audio interfaces. And if you are using PreSonus hardware, please take a look at this list and see if your interface is on here. Because Studio One can integrate your audio interface's settings into this session.

Creating a new song

Now, its time to create a new song. I will choose Create a New Song from the Start page and up pops a list of pre-configured session templates. Although, I'm going to be using empty song for this movie, I encourage you to take a few minutes to look at this list of pre-configured section templates to see if anything on this list corresponds to your recording scenario. Under the Interfaces tab, we have a list of PreSonus’s audio interfaces. And if you are using PreSonus hardware, please take a look at this list and see if your interface is on here. Because Studio One can integrate your audio interface's settings into this session.

I’ll go back to Styles, and over here at Song Title, I will name the song to correspond to our chapter’s title. Underneath the song title box, I have the ability to change where Studio One is recording my user data. We did configure this in the previous movie, I will leave it as it is set. Sample Rate is set to 48K, Bit Depth Resolution is 16 bit, our Time Base is going to be Bars, because we are recording in a bar beat scenario. The Song Length, I'll leave at five. And I will change the Tempo to 126 beats per minute. The Time Signatures 4, 4.

Studio One defaults to checking stretch audio files to song tempo and what this means is that imported audio files that have a BPM embedded in their metadata. In other words, if there's a WAv file that I will bring into this song and inside the WAV files metadata is a BPM, Studio One will stretch the audio file to the tempo of the song. We are at 126, so if I brought in an audio file that was at 120, and that BPM data was embedded in the audio files metadata, Studio One would stretch it to 126.

This also applies to some of Studio One's bundled content, which as we will see in later movies, has a .audio loop and .music loop suffix. I hit the OK button. And we are now looking at an empty song session. I would like to point out that some of the song's properties that we've set can be revisited and changed later on. Sample Rate, of course, cannot be changed, and Bit Depth cannot be changed as well. But BPM can be changed. The song's title can be changed. Where some of the audio files are recorded to, that pathing can be changed as well.

So, we took a few minutes to look at some of the ways to set up a new song in Studio One. You can certainly use some of their pre-configured templates if you choose, or you can start with an empty song like we did in this movie. Whatever your decision ends up being, definitely spend a few minutes looking through the new song dialog box as it will help you create a better workflow when you start your new song.

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Up and Running with Studio One

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  1. 2m 20s
    1. Welcome
      49s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      30s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 1s
  2. 12m 56s
    1. Navigating the Start page
      1m 32s
    2. Setting up your artist profile
      2m 11s
    3. Configuring your audio devices
      2m 51s
    4. Working with external devices
      2m 18s
    5. Exploring other options
      4m 4s
  3. 19m 53s
    1. Creating a new song
      2m 46s
    2. Navigating the Browser
      2m 1s
    3. Navigating the Transport
      1m 44s
    4. Dragging and dropping instruments, loops, and effects
      2m 59s
    5. Configuring and recording an instrument track
      1m 23s
    6. Configuring and recording an audio track
      2m 39s
    7. Punching in
      1m 56s
    8. Recording to track layers
      2m 35s
    9. Navigating the Inspector
      1m 50s
  4. 31m 40s
    1. Quantizing MIDI
      3m 21s
    2. Editing MIDI
      2m 21s
    3. Consolidating MIDI regions
      2m 7s
    4. Converting MIDI to audio with Track Transform
      2m 50s
    5. Taking advantage of the Studio One editing tools
      3m 55s
    6. Arranging bundled content
      3m 53s
    7. Comping your takes
      3m 25s
    8. Trimming audio, creating fades, and changing region gain
      3m 42s
    9. Tuning audio with Melodyne
      4m 34s
    10. Creating Folder Tracks
      1m 32s
  5. 19m 18s
    1. Navigating the Mixer
      2m 52s
    2. Setting up and routing FX and buses
      4m 23s
    3. Working with FX chains and presets
      3m 8s
    4. Recording and writing automation
      3m 34s
    5. Exporting your mix
      5m 21s
  6. 19m 59s
    1. Preparing songs for mastering and navigating the Project page
      5m 14s
    2. Utilizing EQ, compression, and limiting
      5m 23s
    3. Making changes to your original mix during mastering
      3m 25s
    4. Exporting the finished product
      5m 57s
  7. 8m 13s
    1. Publishing to SoundCloud
      2m 51s
    2. Uploading your song to Nimbit
      1m 59s
    3. Accessing user-generated content with PreSonus Exchange
      3m 23s
  8. 1m 8s
    1. Next steps
      1m 8s

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