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Up and Running with Studio One

Navigating the Inspector


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Up and Running with Studio One

with Josh Harris

Video: Navigating the Inspector

So far, we have been working within Studio One's Arrange window, and Browser window. And now, I'd like to show you another window, that I like to work in, called the Inspector window. I can access the Inspector window by hitting F4 on the keyboard. And as you'll notice, I have a single column view in the left hand side of the screen, that's divided into three sections. Let's begin with the center section. The center section offers me a more detailed view of what I'm looking at on the Arrange window. You can see I have Mutes here, Solos, Record Enable and Monitor buttons, just like I do on the Arrange window. But I also have a Fader, as well as a Pan Position slider and I have an overview of what plug-ins are being used on the selected track. If I highlight the region, you'll notice that some information has popped up in the bottom of the Inspector window.
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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

Navigating the Inspector

So far, we have been working within Studio One's Arrange window, and Browser window. And now, I'd like to show you another window, that I like to work in, called the Inspector window. I can access the Inspector window by hitting F4 on the keyboard. And as you'll notice, I have a single column view in the left hand side of the screen, that's divided into three sections. Let's begin with the center section. The center section offers me a more detailed view of what I'm looking at on the Arrange window. You can see I have Mutes here, Solos, Record Enable and Monitor buttons, just like I do on the Arrange window. But I also have a Fader, as well as a Pan Position slider and I have an overview of what plug-ins are being used on the selected track. If I highlight the region, you'll notice that some information has popped up in the bottom of the Inspector window.

The bottom part of the Inspector window offers me a detailed view of my region's parameters, such as start and end points. The upper part of the Inspector window provides advanced track properties. And you'll notice that as I change between audio to MIDI, that the properties change as well. Over here in the center of the Inspector window, I have my MIDI input and output information, as well as a Fader, Mute Solo, Record Enable and Monitor On. It's important to take notice of where you're highlighting.

If I highlight Guitar 2, Guitar 2 is highlighted, the track is highlighted, but the region CP70 is highlighted as well. So, the highlighted region doesn't necessarily follow the highlighted track. So, when you do work in the Inspector window, make sure to take caution in terms of what you're highlighting versus track or region. During the recording and arranging process, we often need to spend time tweaking our track and regions parameters. And the Inspector window is a great way to go about doing that.

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