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As you probably notice in the last couple of movies, the Options dialog box has some other tabs that allow you to set some other important preferences. I'll access this box by choosing Preferences in the Studio One column because I'm working on a Mac. If you're working in Windows, choose Options from the Studio One column. We're looking at the Options dialog box and we're looking at General Preference Settings. What I have up here is the command telling Studio One what to do when the program is launched. It defaults to do nothing, which is where I actually leave it because sometimes I'm working between projects and songs.
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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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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.

Topics include:
  • What is Studio One?
  • Creating a new song
  • Setting up your artist profile
  • Adding instruments, loops, and effects
  • Recording your tracks
  • Editing MIDI
  • Tuning audio with Melodyne
  • Mixing and mastering
  • Distributing your music
Subject:
Audio + Music
Software:
Studio One
Author:
Josh Harris

Exploring other options

As you probably notice in the last couple of movies, the Options dialog box has some other tabs that allow you to set some other important preferences. I'll access this box by choosing Preferences in the Studio One column because I'm working on a Mac. If you're working in Windows, choose Options from the Studio One column. We're looking at the Options dialog box and we're looking at General Preference Settings. What I have up here is the command telling Studio One what to do when the program is launched. It defaults to do nothing, which is where I actually leave it because sometimes I'm working between projects and songs.

But we do have a list of actions from the pull down menu and they are Open Last Song or Project, Open Default Song or Project, or Create a New Song. Again, this is a personal preference and you'll decide, as you work in Studio One more and more, how you'd like it to behave when a program is launched. I will leave the Language set to English. Although, there are some other options available in the pull down menu. The next tab we have are keyboard short cuts, otherwise known as key commands. You'll notice that we have a drop down menu here under Keyboard Mapping Scheme called Studio One, Studio One Alternate, Cubase, Logic, ProTools, and you can certainly import a preexisting set of key commands that you exported from another program.

I leave my keyboard mapping scheme set to Studio One, but if you have spend time working in Cubase, Logic, or ProTools, you may want to spend a few minutes trying out these key commands. I don't believe that every key command from Cubase, Logic or ProTools is covered. But you should find when selecting Cubase, Logic or ProTools, that most of the common commands will be the same. Next, I'll move over to the Locations tab and underneath this tab we've got several different submenus. First, is User Data. User Data Location refers to the pathing for all of your user data, songs, projects and presets.

You can certainly change this and assign a different path by clicking on this box right here and it will pull up your browser. For now, I'll leave it in its default setting inside the documents folder. Beneath the User Data Location window, there's an Auto Save box. Now, I've unchecked this box because we don't want Studio One to Auto Save in the middle of these movies. But generally speaking, I would leave this on and I would leave it set to Auto Save every five minutes. I typically leave the Ask to Copy External Files When Saving Song box unchecked because I don't want Studio One to continue to create duplicate copies of external files every time I save the session.

We move over to the next submenu tab, and we have file types. These are all the different file types that Studio One can read and recognize, and as you can see it is quite a long list. Sound sets refers to Studio One's bundled content. And as you can see, there's a pathing of where the bundled content was installed. And much like User Data, you can click on this box here, and change where you want Studio One to install the bundled content. Instrument Library shows the pathing of where Studio One installs its virtual sense. And VST Plug-Ins will show the pathing of where any third party plug-ins that you may use from other manufacturers.

We covered Audio Setup in the previous movie, as well as External Devices. Underneath the Advanced tab, we have several submenus, Editing, Automation, Audio, MIDI, Devices and Services. I like to leave these in their default setting because I feel that Studio One is already optimized for a good workflow. Preferences are a key to streamlining your workflow. Especially, when you're working in a program for the first time or a program that you're not that familiar with. So, make sure you don't skip this step of the process before you begin creating your new song.

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