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Exporting your mix

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I've gone ahead and built out the mix and the arrangement a bit further. And I'd like to take you on a brief tour of what I've done before we bounce down the final mix. I went ahead and did some further automation on the lead vocal. Click a and you can see that automation data there. Click a to turn it off. And I went ahead and organized the track order a little bit differently. I added a crash symbol here at the top. I named these tracks. Since this is an impact track, the kick and the snare are on the same track, so I called it the kick snare and I named the second drum track hats.

Exporting your mix

I've gone ahead and built out the mix and the arrangement a bit further. And I'd like to take you on a brief tour of what I've done before we bounce down the final mix. I went ahead and did some further automation on the lead vocal. Click a and you can see that automation data there. Click a to turn it off. And I went ahead and organized the track order a little bit differently. I added a crash symbol here at the top. I named these tracks. Since this is an impact track, the kick and the snare are on the same track, so I called it the kick snare and I named the second drum track hats.

You'll notice that there is a rhythm guitar left and a rhythm guitar right. What I did was I took the back 8 bars of the 16 bar guitar phrase. And I pasted it down onto another track. In other words, we had a guitar part going from measure 5 all the way to measure 21. I took measures 13 to 21, dragged them down to a separate track, called rhythm guitar right, slid them all the way over and created a stereo track. So, in essence, we have 8 bars of guitars that are Copied and Pasted.

Giving us two rhythm guitar parts instead of one. I also fully comped the lead guitar part which I will actually call lead guitar. And it leads off the song and takes us into the first verse. Now, keep in mind, this is kind of an abbreviated arrangement. This is 25 bars. And I'm using this as a shell to explain mixing and automation and just to get you up and running in Studio One. So, most likely, when you're at this point, working on your song, you'll probably be at three to four minutes in length.

As we take a look at the Mixer, you'll notice that I hid all these extra impact tracks that really were serving no purpose on the Mixer because impact is multi-output instrument. I had the option of having all these different outputs on the Mixer, so that I have control over them. For example, the impact kick is on its own channel, the impact snare is on its own channel and these are both coming from our second instance of impact called impact two. So, the Mixer looks a lot cleaner now. I've organized it from lead vocal, kick drum, snare drum, hats, crash, bass, all the way over to guitars at the end. And the Master Fader has been pulled down, so that I'm not clipping when I play back, and eventually bounce the mix down. I've also added EQ compression and limiting to the lead vocal, so that it sits in the mix a little bit better.

I'd like to take a moment and let you all know that I am mixing this in headphones. So, if you're on speakers and not in headphones, it's very possible that this mix might sound a little bit off, but for the purposes of this movie, I wanted to mix the song in headphones. I'll go ahead and close the Mixer window now. And I'll hit Cmd+E, which will bring up a window with bouncing options. My file is pathed. Studio One defaults to calling the bounce mix down, and I will call this Song in A Minor. You'll notice that I have Audio Format options, WAV file, AIFF, FLLC, OGG, or MP3, I'll leave it on WAV, leave my resolution at 16 bit, 48k sample rate. And I'm choosing in my Export Range to stay between the loop markers. Instead of between the song start and end marker or between any markers that might be in the songs.

In other words, let me close this window for a moment. This is my bounce range, left to right locators. And in fact, I'll pull this over a couple of bars because there's some effects on the keyboards and maybe even some guitars that I don't want to get cut off right at measure 25. So, let's pull up the window again, Cmd+E. And again, I need to enter the song name because I closed the window prior to bouncing. So, I'm bouncing between the loop and I'm choosing Main as my output.

I will leave the Close After Export box checked and I will leave the Real-Time Processing box unchecked because I'd like to do an offline bounce. Everything looks good in this window. I'll click OK and you'll watch Studio One give me a progress bar as it completes an off-line bounce. And there's our song. We'll now take a listen to the finished bounce in Quick Look by pressing the Space bar. (MUSIC) I'll hit the space bar to close the window.

I hope this movie gives you insight into how to setup your final mix and prepare Studio One for exporting it.

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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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