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Start making music with the powerful, intuitive controls in Studio One and these lessons from producer and remixer Josh Harris. Josh begins with a tour of Studio One's Start Page, the creative hub of the program, where you set up your artist profile and audio devices. He then shows you how to set up and start recording a new song, including punching in and using track layers. The course then moves into editing audio and MIDI, where Josh explains the most important of the editing functions: comping, trimming and time stretching audio, quantizing MIDI, and editing MIDI velocities. He also covers mixing with effects and chains, showing how to speed up the process with presets and automation, and explores Studio One's unique feature set used to master your recordings. The course wraps with tips to connect with your audience and share your music with the world, including publishing to SoundCloud, promoting songs on the Nimbit Store, and using PreSonus Exchange.
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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