Learn How to Produce Rock and Metal in Studio One
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Learn How to Produce Rock and Metal in Studio One

Learning how to mix and edit Rock and Metal songs in Studio One
4.7 (64 ratings)
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384 students enrolled
Created by Gary Hiebner
Last updated 8/2019
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to produce rock and metal styles in Presonus Studio One
  • The editing and mixing techniques they can use in these genres
  • Presonus Studio One DAW software
  • A basic knowledge of the application for recording, editing and mixing
  • A capable computer to run Studio One
  • Studio Headphones and/or Monitors will also help

If you want to improve your rock and metal style songs in Studio Onethis is the perfect course for you! 

Learn how to Produce Rock and Metal Songs in Studio

This is a complete course teaching you how to get the most out of your rock and metal productions with the tools available in Studio One

With easy-to-follow tutorials and a real-world example of a heavy rock song, you'll see all my tips and tricks and you'll enjoy learning while taking action.


So you can download these resource audio files and follow along with me while we work through the course


  • Getting Your Tracks organized for the productions

  • How to Mix and process your Drums

  • How to great sounding rock/metal bass sound

  • Building up a wall of gained up guitars

  • Adding extra clean guitars to your mix

  • Tightening up your performances with the Audio Bend tool

  • How to work with different vocal styles in your productions

  • Finalizing your song by polishing up your tracks and applying some basic mastering


Studio One is a fully featured package.

It comes bundled with many tools to use to help you with your productions

It is super easy to navigate and use.

The features in the application allow you to improve your workflow with your rock and metal productions


Studio One 3 Artist/Pro and up will get you through this course. I highly recommend the latest Studio one Pro as then you have all the bells and whistles

Having some extra virtual instruments and plugins will help, like a drum instrument, bass instrument, and amp emulation plugin.

For example I use Guitar Rig as my amp emulation plugin in this course, But I will recommend freeware versions as well that you can use


This course expands on my other Udemy courses on Studio One. With with this course you can fine-tune your productions and learn all the tips and tricks for getting great sounding rock and metal songs

My goal with the course is to give you tools within Studio One that help you produce better songs



Gary Hiebner

Who this course is for:
  • Music Composers, Producers working with Studio who want to know the tools better
  • Users who want to take their Studio one Rock and Metal Songs further
  • Rock and Metal musicians who want to know how to produce these styles in Studio One
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 02:41:15
+ Introduction
4 lectures 14:44

In this video, Gary gives an introduction to the course and what is going to be covered. Also he gives you a play through of the before and after version of the song that will be demonstrated in the course

Preview 03:12

Here Gary shows you how to organize your song so that you can clearly find all your tracks. Also the stem audio WAV files are included for the song demo-ed in the course. grab them from the Resources section in this video

Preview 06:54

Another way to organize your song before starting is creating markers for all the different sections in the arrangement of the song. Gary shows you to create these in this video

Preview 04:07

In this assignment you will practice organizing your tracks in a song

ASSIGNMENT 1: Organize your tracks for your Song
+ Getting Your Rhythm Section Together
8 lectures 53:40

Here we show you how to get a big, pounding kick drum sound with some extra EQ, and Compression processing

How to get a Big Kick Drum Sound

The snare is a dominant instrument in rock and metal productions. Here we show you how to get a punchy and snappy snare sound in your mix.

Processing your Snare

In this video you'll see how to mix and process your Toms, Overhead Mic's and your Hi-Hats for the drums.

How to Mix Toms and Overheads

This video will wrap up the drums section in this course. We'll check the levels, and panning and then apply some drum bus processing and some Console Shaper to the Drums Bus Channel.

How to Mix your Drums Bus Group

In this assignment you will mix and edit your drums

ASSIGNMENT 2: Mix and Edit your Drums

This video will take a look at how to beef up your rock bass guitar with a layered bass processing technique.

How to Mix and Edit your Bass Guitar

This video is a quick correction on the BOD Bass DI Plug Effect I use in the series. Watch this to see how the blend dial works

Correction: The Bass DI Plugin Effect

In this assignment you will practice processing your bass track like in the course

ASSIGNMENT 3: Processing your Bass
+ How to Edit and Mix your Guitars
9 lectures 56:07

Here we will take a look at how to use amp emulation software to get the overdrive/distortion tone right for our heavy guitars.

What Amp Simulation to use on your Guitars

In this assignment you will create the guitar toes for your guitar tracks.

ASSIGNMENT 4: Creating your Tone with Amp Emulators

This video will follow on from the previous one by showing what processing effects you can add to your guitars so that they have power, focus and drive in the mix.

How to Mix Guitars

With many heavy rock styles, some detuned or extended range guitar can really help beef them up. Here in this video we look at how an extended range 8-string guitar can add an extra something to our guitar mix

Using Detuned Guitars in a Guitar Mix

In this assignment you will edit and mix the guitar section in your song.

ASSIGNMENT 5: Mixing and Processing your Guitars

This video takes a look at Studio One's unique Audio Bend tool that can help to tighten up your audio tracks. We demonstrate how you can use it on guitars to tighten them all up.

Using Audio Bend to Tighten up the Guitars

This video goes over how to add lead/solo guitars to your mix. And how they get processed different to other guitars.

Working on your Guitar Lead Tracks

We also take a look at how to contrast the heavy rock guitars with some clean guitars in the mix.

Using Clean Guitars in Rock and Metal Productions

In this assignment you will use the Audio Bend tool to tighten up your tracks.

ASSIGNMENT 6: Tighten Up your Guitars
+ How to use Vocals in Rock and Metal Productions
6 lectures 36:43

In this video Gary goes over how to process sung vocals in your heavy productions. Which includes creating a vocal doubler effect, plus plate reverbs, and slapback delays on vocals.

Processing Vocals: Part 1

This next video in the vocal series shows you how you can edit and process two vocals sung together, one being the main vocal and the other being the harmony.

Processing Vocals: Part 2

This last video in the vocal series shows you how to work with more heavy sung and screamed vocals and how they get processed in the mix.

Processing Vocals: Part 3

Finally we sum up the course, by playing through the song and polishing up the track, bus channels and VCA fader levels. And to finish off we add some basic mastering to lift the song.

Finalizing Your Song

In this assignment you will learn how to work with vocal tracks in your rock and metal productions

ASSIGNMENT 7: Mix and Edit your Vocals
Bonus Lecture: Congratulations :)