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Set up and routing FX and buses Studio One

Setting up and routing FX and buses provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by … Show More

Up and Running with Studio One

with Josh Harris

Video: Set up and routing FX and buses Studio One

Setting up and routing FX and buses provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Josh Harris as part of the Up and Running with Studio One
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  1. 2m 20s
    1. Welcome
    2. What you should know before watching this course
    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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Setting up and routing FX and buses
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Setting up and routing FX and buses provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Josh Harris as part of the Up and Running with Studio One

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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
Audio + Music
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Setting up and routing FX and buses

Now that we've spend some time getting familiar with the mixer layout, I'm going to show you how to set up and route effects and buses. I'll begin by adding a reverb to the lead vocal track. Lead vocal track is highlighted. I will right-click and add Effects Channel. And as you can see an effects channel was created to the right of the lead vocal track. I will double-click and call this Reverb 1. Next, I will choose an insert from the list of available plugins, and choose Mixverb. And, I'll choose an Ambience Bright, just so that we have a reverb that is very noticeable.

Close that window and underneath Sends, my reverb is available as a Send Option. I'll choose it. I prefer to route my effects this way because it allows me to send multiple tracks to the same plugin, as opposed to applying on instance of a reverb on every single track that I'd like to have a reverb on. Studio One defaults to a minus six dB send level. Let's solo out the lead vocal and take a listen. (MUSIC). Excellent. The reverb is working.

Let's say that I want to add a delay as well. I can right-click on the reverb channel and I'll and an effects channel right to the right and call this Delays 1. From the list of plugins, I will add a beat delay. We'll leave it as a default setting. I'll add Delays 1 underneath my Sends and you can see I have a little list now, right here, above the Fader. Let's solo this out and take a listen.

(MUSIC). And this effects channel behaves just like any other fader. If that's too much delay, I can simply lower the volume. (MUSIC). I'll close the delay window. And next, let me show you how to set up a bus. Buses come into play when grouping instruments to a single fader.

I'll use Guitars 1 and 2 as an example. I'll right-click on Guitar 2, and add a bus channel. And I'll call this Guitars. I'll highlight both Guitar 1 and 2 and from the available outputs I have guitars. Now, both Guitars 1 and 2 are routed to this guitars bus fader. I like to set up instrument buses because it allows me to control an instrument group section with a single fader. For example, if I wanted to move the overall volume of the guitars up or down, instead of having to move each fader for each guitar track up and down, I can simply do it from the bus fader. And the same logic applies when applying a plugin. If I want to add a compressor to the group, all I do is choose compressor on guitars bus.

And then, we can solo out the guitars (SOUND) and listen to them through the bus. (MUSIC). I'll take the recording able off so we can see the metering. (MUSIC). And to further explain my example, let's pan these left and right, just for now. I'll setup a four bar loop. We'll start right at measure five and go to measure nine, turn loop play on.

(SOUND). So, (MUSIC). As you can hear my bus fader is allowing me to control volume of both guitars. (MUSIC). And the plug in is doing the same thing. We're effecting the group of guitars, not just the single guitar track. Setting up buses and routing effects is an extremely subjective part of the mixing process. And ultimately you may choose to handle your busing and effects routing in a different manner.

But this gives you a jumping off point in terms of implementing these treatments into your mix.

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