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Up and Running with Studio One
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Recording to track layers


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Up and Running with Studio One

with Josh Harris

Video: Recording to track layers

We covered basic punching in and punching out in the previous movie. And now, it's time to record using Studio One's Track Layers feature. Track Layers allows us to record multiple ideas to a single track. Underneath the Options menu, I'll select Record Take to Layers. Next, I will turn down the volume of our first guitar track, so that Dave isn't drowned out by the sound of the first track as he lays down his second part. I'll record enable guitar two, and add an instance of Ampire, selecting the same preset that we used for the last guitar part.
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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

Recording to track layers

We covered basic punching in and punching out in the previous movie. And now, it's time to record using Studio One's Track Layers feature. Track Layers allows us to record multiple ideas to a single track. Underneath the Options menu, I'll select Record Take to Layers. Next, I will turn down the volume of our first guitar track, so that Dave isn't drowned out by the sound of the first track as he lays down his second part. I'll record enable guitar two, and add an instance of Ampire, selecting the same preset that we used for the last guitar part.

Except, I will go into the Stomps window and add a delay. Go ahead and play, Dave. (MUSIC) Excellent. Next, I'll put Studio One in Loop Record. I'll use my Range tool, and turn looping on by pressing the Forward slash key. Next, I will turn Pre-roll on, and that will give Dave a one bar pre-roll. And now, we have a range of measures five to nine that will continuously loop, and all of Dave's ideas will be archived onto one track.

(MUSIC) As you can see, all three of Dave's takes are now listed underneath guitar two.

All I need to do to activate a take is to simply click on the Activate Layer button and the take I'm interested in listening to pops to the top of the list and I can listen to it. Let's solo it out. (MUSIC) If I wanted to listen to take two, I highlight take two, and click the Activate Layers arrow and take two is now at top of the list for me to listen.

(MUSIC) We now have a group of recorded takes. And in an upcoming movie, I'll show you how to take bits and pieces from each of these three layers resulting in what is called a composite take.

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