Music Production - Taking a Peak at Presonus Studio One
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Music Production - Taking a Peak at Presonus Studio One

This short course takes a quick look at how you can record, edit and produce a song with Presonus Studio One
4.6 (62 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,144 students enrolled
Created by Gary Hiebner
Last updated 3/2017
Price: Free
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of the course the student will be able to produce their own song within Studio One. They'll be able to record audio and MIDI to their tracks and have a better understanding on Studio One's user interface.
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  • The students will need to have a basic understanding of music composition and audio engineering

In this preview course from composer/sound designer Gary Hiebner we’ll take a look under the hood of Presonus Studio One, its music production capabilities and build your confidence when navigating this feature-rich audio software so that you too can start producing your own music.

Course Content includes:

  • Taking a Look Around the User Interface
  • Setting Up Your Audio Interface
  • Recording An Audio Track
  • Recording Drums with a MIDI Instrument We’ll stay organized by using folders
  • We dedicate a video to exploring the mix console.

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 in this feature-rich program. 

What You'll Get From This Preview Course:

  • Step-by step instructions on how to get started with the basics of Studio One for song production
  • Easy to follow on screen examples of how to navigate Studio One 
  • Tips & Tricks from an experience composer and sound designer 
  • Suitable for beginners and pros alike

Course Goals:

At the end of this course you’ll be able to find your way around the Studio One interface, record an audio track, record in a midi instrument, and understand the basics of the Mix Console – all on your way to producing your first song.

Look out for Gary’s full tutorial on Producing a Song in Studio One elsewhere on Udemy. 

Who is the target audience?
  • This is targeted at the beginner student who wants to get into audio software to produce their own musical ideas. It's also aimed at advanced users who might be wanting to switch from another DAW and see what Studio One has to offer
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Curriculum For This Course
Introducing the Software
4 Lectures 06:35

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 around the Studio One user interface so that you feel comfortable navigating around the panels and different views when working with audio and MIDI.  

Take a Look Around the User Interface

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.

Setting Up Your Audio Interface

Assignment 1: Now to set up your own audio device
Recording to Tracks
3 Lectures 16:53

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.

Recording an Audio Track

When you record onto an audio track make sure that....

What do you need to do to record onto an audio track?
1 question

Let's quiz you on how to open up the Browse Panel

How to open up the Browse Panel
1 question

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.

Recording Drums with a MIDI Instrument

Assignment 2: Recording to a Track
Organising and Mixing
4 Lectures 08:50

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.

Organising your Tracks with Folders and Bus Outputs

Gary will finish off this course by taking 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.

Exploring the Mix Console

This question tests your knowledge on changing the way the Mix Console is viewed.

Changing the Mix Console View
1 question

Assignment 3: Mixing your Tracks

Bonus Lecture: Coupon Codes and Handy Resources
Extra Tips & Tricks
1 Lecture 02:10

In this lesson I will show you how you can changes the keyboard mapping schemes. IN particular this is geared towards users that might becoming from other DAWs, and are deciding on switching to Studio one. There's keyboard mapping schemes for Cubase, Logic, and ProTools. This will help speed up your learning process if you're coming from one of these DAWs.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Switchers
About the Instructor
Gary Hiebner
4.7 Average rating
110 Reviews
2,652 Students
4 Courses
Sound Designer and Music Composer

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.

My Experience

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.