Get those big song ideas out of your head and into Studio One! In this course from composer/sound designer Gary Hiebner will guide you through Presonus Studio One and how to record and produce your first songs. You'll also learn how to build your confidence when navigating this feature-rich audio software so that you too can start producing your own music. You'll be guided through the software's capabilities, learn how to set up your gear, record in your ideas and edit, mix and export your song.
Course Content includes:
Compatible with both Macs and PCs, Studio One is a competitive DAW that allows beginners and pros alike to create and produce awesome audio content.
What You'll Get From This Course:
At the end of this course you’ll be able to find your way around the Studio One interface, record to audio and MIDI tracks, use the features like the Scratchpad and Audio Comping to expand on ideas, and understand how to use the Mix Console and its included Inserts and Sends sections – all on your way to producing your first song.
In this introduction Gary talks about his audio background and gives you run through on what will be covered in the short course on Studio One.
In this lesson Gary walks you through his 5 favourite features in Studio One. This gives you a taster of the feature set in Studio One and what you'll be able to do with it.
This lesson shows you how to set up up your audio interface with the software. Setting up your audio device correctly allows you to record and monitor audio coming into Studio One, plus monitor the audio coming out to your speakers/headphones.
In this lesson Gary walks you around the Studio One user interface so that you feel comfortable navigating around the panels and different views when working with audio and MIDI
In this lesson Gary will show you how to set up an audio track and record audio to it. This involves recording arming the track and enabling the audio monitoring. Gary will demonstrate by recording guitar in, so you'll also see how to insert effects on tracks with this video lecture.
This lesson will go into details on the audio editing tools that are available. This covers trimming your audio, adding fades, and some other functions like duplicating and reversing audio regions.
Punching-In and Comping Audio are great ways to go back in and re-edit your recorded takes. Gary will show you how you can re-record a part of a take using the punch-in feature, plus he'll show you how you can record multiple parts of a take and then select the best sections using the comping feature
This quiz is going to test your Studio One audio knowledge
This lesson will show you how you can add your MIDI devices to the External Devices list. This way you'll be able to use your device to record in MIDI parts to your instrument tracks.
Expanding on recording to tracks, Gary will show you how to record MIDI to an instrument track. This video will demonstrate recording MIDI onto a drum instrument track. Plus we'll take a quick look at how to edit the MIDI note data in the MIDI editor.
Moving onto the bass, Gary will show you how to call up a bass instrument and record a MIDI part to it
Melodyne is an amazing pitch and time correcting tool that is integrated within Studio One. Gary will show you how you can record an audio idea in, then how you can pitch correct and fix the timing. Then how you can take the corrected audio part and convert it to a MIDI region.
This quiz will test your knowledge on Melodyne
Mai Tia is an awesome synth that comes bundled with Studio One. It also includes a huge selection of presets covering an array of instruments and sounds. Gary will walk you through the ins and outs on the interface, plus he'll record in a synth idea using one of the patches.
Sometimes when using an instrument like the drums, you only have access to the fill drumkit, but if you bounce out the MIDI as new audio parts, then you can have access to each of the individual drums parts. Gary will show you how to do this and how it gives you more control over your drums.
The Arranger track is a great tool to use to get clarity on your arrangement of your song from a distance. Gary will show you how you can create Arranger Track, and plus how you populate them with Arranger items.
This lesson will take a look at how to organize your tracks using folders. This cuts down the clutter if you've got a big song with lots of tracks. So this step really helps improve your workflow, making your audio and MIDI editing more efficient.
In this lesson Gary will take you through the Mix Console, showcasing its functionality and how you can use it to mix your song. For example, you will see where the channel strip volume, pan, solo and mute buttons are. And where to add inserts and sends on the tracks.
This lesson will show how you can add Inserts to your tracks to improve the mix of your song. Gary will demonstrate how to add compressors and EQ's onto your tracks and how they can be used to tailer specific instruments.
This quiz question will test you knowledge on the different mastering inserts
In this lesson I'll show how you can color code your tracks to help visually improve your workflow between the tracks in the Track List and Mix Console views. This works especially well when you have high track counts in your songs.
Who Am I
I'm a sound designer and music composer from South Africa, and my passions are music making, and teach others how to make music.
I've been working in new media such as music and sound for TV and online games for the last 15 years. In these years I've worked through a multitude of different audio software, and through this found a passion for teaching how to use the different type of audio software that is available on the market.
What I Teach
I'm a firm believer that audio software has its place in the creative field and using them as tools you can get different results which you might not have ever imagined. I wish to show you how to get the most out of these audio applications so that you can produce and expand on your musical ideas.