Mixing & Mastering with Presonus Studio One
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Mixing & Mastering with Presonus Studio One

Learning the tricks and techniques to mixing and mastering your songs in Presonus Studio One
4.4 (394 ratings)
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2,493 students enrolled
Created by Gary Hiebner
Last updated 12/2019
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 11 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to Mix your Songs
  • How to Master and Finalize Songs
  • Studio One Professional Software (Studio One Artist doesn't have the Mastering Projects Feature)
  • A basic knowledge of the application

If you want to improve your song mixes in Studio One, this is the perfect course for you! 

Learn how to Mix and Master them within Studio One

This is a complete course teaching you how to use all the tools and feature sets in Studio One to give you a great mixed, mastered and finalized song/s

With easy-to-follow tutorials and a real-world example of a song from start to finish, you'll enjoy learning while taking action.


  • Getting a Song ready to be mixed and mastered
  • Adjusting the levels and panning of the tracks
  • Understanding how EQ's and Compressors work in a mix
  • Using the effects to help make your tracks sit better in the mix
  • Enhancing your tracks with audio processing effects
  • Creating Mastering Projects with your Songs
  • Learning how the spectral meters help with your mastering
  • Using Mastering Effects like: EQ, Multiband Compression, and Limiting
  • Exporting and Finalizing your Song/s


Studio One is a fully featured package.

It has great editing and mixing tools.

It is super easy to navigate and use.

The songs and mastering projects integrate seamlessly.

Includes spectral meters to help you get the best mix and master.


This course expands on my other bestseller Udemy course on Studio One. That course covered the basics, and I hope this course helps you step up your music productions in Studio One.  

My goal is to make this the best Studio One Mixing & Mastering course on the market, and will do anything possible to add value for you.



Gary Hiebner

Who this course is for:
  • Aimed at users that want to get better at their mixing and mastering within Studio One
  • Music Composers, Producers working with Studio who want to know the tools better
  • Users who want to take their Studio one Songs further and polish them up so they compare with other commercial releases.
Course content
Expand all 37 lectures 03:39:36
+ Introduction
7 lectures 22:22

In this video Gary gives a brief introduction on what is going to be covered in this course

Preview 01:25

Here are the project files so that you can download and follow along with the couse

Project Files

In this video Gary goes over how to organizing your tracks into folders, and assign them to bus channels before starting your mix.

Preview 05:44

This takes a listen through the song before and after the mastering, to give youa . taste on what you're going to learn

Preview 03:52

Gain Staging is a great technique to use to make sure you have enough headroom on your master output before you start mixing. Take a look at some gain staging best practices

How to use Gain Staging

Creating markers, is another way to organize your song, by creating markers to show the changes in the arrangement. Gary shows you how to make these markers for the different arrangement sections

Creating Markers

In this assignment you organize your tracks, by placing them in folders, creating markers and gain staging our tracks.

Assignment 1: Now You get your Song Organized
+ Start Mixing
6 lectures 47:19

In this video Gary shows you how to check the volume levels and panning across your tracks.

Adjusting Levels and Panning

This video shows you how to create a reverb send for all your tracks, so that all the tracks can sounding like they exist in the same space.

Setting up Reverb Sends

In this assignment you get your levels and panning setup, plus you add a reverb send for your tracks.

Assignment 2: Levels And Sends

This video takes a look at how to use corrective EQ-ing techniques in your mixing

How to EQ your Tracks Pt 1

In this EQ video we take EQ-ing further and show you how you use an EQ to enhance areas in your tracks.

How to EQ your Tracks Pt 2

This assignment you go in and add EQs to your tracks and start to get the tracks to sit together more.

Assignment 3: EQ your Tracks
+ Dynamic Processing
3 lectures 22:39

Gary shows you how to use a compressor on your drums, and the ideal settings for the different drum instruments

Dynamics with Compression on Drums

We take the drum compression further here, by testing out bus compression and parallel compression techniques

Using Bus Processing and Parallel Compression

With this assignment you start by compressing your drum tracks with the techniques that were explained in the course.

Assignment 4: Add Your Own Compressors
+ Mixing Instruments
11 lectures 01:25:32

Here we take a look at how to mix a bass sound with EQ-ing and Compressors.

How to Mix Bass

This video shows you how to mix guitars with EQ's, compressors and panning.

Mixing Guitars

With this assignment you go in and mix your bass and guitar elements in your song.

Assignment 5: Mixing Guitars and Bass

This video shows you how to use sidechain compression, and how this technique can help create space for competing instruments in a mix.

Using Sidechain Compression

In this video we explore modulation effects like delay, chorus, phaser, and flanger and how these types of effects can add interest in your mix.

Applying Modulation Effects

With this assignment you try your hand at sidechain compression and modulation effects in your mix.

Assignment 6: Try out some Sidechaining and Modulation Effects

In this video Gary shows you how he processes his vocal part with EQ's, Compressors, and extra effects like saturation and delay effects.

Processing Vocals

This video explores how you can use automation in your mixes to create extra interest to parts within the arrangement.

Using Automation

In this assignment  you start to process your vocals in your song, plus you can test out by adding some automation into your mixes.

Assignment 7: Vocals and Automation

Here we take the vocal processing by seeing how to process extra vocal parts within a mix.

Extra Vocal Processing

Here we show you how to export out your finished mixdown.

Exporting out your Song
+ Use Mastering Projects
6 lectures 36:16

Gary navigates the Studio One mastering projects files and shows you where all the windows and functions are.

Navigating the Projects Section

IN this assignment you export out your finished mix, and then create a mastering projects file and import your mixed song into it.

Assignment 8: Create your Mastering Project

In this video Gary shows you how the Songs integrate with the projects seamlessly

Adding Songs to Projects

Here we first look at how to add mastering EQ to your track to make small corrective changes in the mastering.

Applying Mastering EQ

Here Gary shows you how to use a multiband compression with your songs in the mastering Project

Using a Multiband Compression

In this video we take a look at how to use a Limiter to increase the perceived loudness of your track to match other commercial release. Plus, limiters make sure that your track never clips by setting a ceiling.

Adding a Brickwall Limiter
+ Conclusion
3 lectures 04:08

With this video we show you ow to finalize and export out your mastered song

Finalizing and Exporting your Song/s
Assignment 9: Master Your Songs

Here we conclude the course and show you how far the song has come trough form the mixing and mastering

+ Bonus Section
1 lecture 01:18
Bonus Lecture: Congratulations :)