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I've decided to back to my original mix and make a slight mix change, as well as an arrangement change. I'll click on the song button and it will take me back to the song page. Now, I felt that the snare drum was a little bit loud. So, I'm going to lower that a dB, hit F3 to access my mixer and my snare drum, coming from impact, is at 1.5 dB, plus 1.5. I'm going to lower that down to plus 0.3 and take a listen to it. (MUSIC).
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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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Up and Running with Studio One
1h 55m Beginner Mar 25, 2013

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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
Subjects:
Audio + Music DAWs Mixing Music Production Mastering
Software:
Studio One
Author:
Josh Harris

Making changes to your original mix during mastering

I've decided to back to my original mix and make a slight mix change, as well as an arrangement change. I'll click on the song button and it will take me back to the song page. Now, I felt that the snare drum was a little bit loud. So, I'm going to lower that a dB, hit F3 to access my mixer and my snare drum, coming from impact, is at 1.5 dB, plus 1.5. I'm going to lower that down to plus 0.3 and take a listen to it. (MUSIC).

Excellent. I'd like to add eight bars of music at the end, so that I don't have a cold ending when the vocal ends. I will highlight this whole section here and all I have to do is hit D to duplicate, and I'll bring that back one bar. I'll take a listen, and I'll actually add a crash cymbal at the very end of the song. Let's take a listen to the last bit of it here.

(MUSIC). Excellent. As I listen to that crash cymbal decay, I'll consider measure 36 the end of the song now. Underneath Song > Song Setup and I'll change the song end to measure 36.

The reason that I need to change the song ending to 36 is that so when I update mastering files, which I will do from the Song menu. Studio One will automatically insert this new version of the mix directly into the project session and my mastering session will be adjusted accordingly. I'll choose Update Mastering File. Studio One gives me a window telling me what the file name is and I will choose Yes.

I hit the Project button. And as you can see on my timeline, the new mix has been automatically inserted into my mastering session. As you can see, the song is slightly longer. Let's take a listen and make sure that it is truly the mix that we exported. (MUSIC). And that is indeed the updated mix.

The nice thing about Studio One's work flow is that my EQ and compressor that I had originally put on the last version of the mix stays intact. So, none of the mastering settings on the plugins that I've chosen have been effected at all. Studio One simply swaps out the audio files allowing me to continue my workflow. Its not uncommon during the mastering process to go back to your mixes and make mix and or arrangement updates. And Studio One makes this extremely easy by allowing you to update your mastering files.

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