Studio One from Presonus is a powerful DAW, but everyone has to start somewhere when learning any kind of serious software. In this quick five minute video from the full course Studio One 104: Workflow Essentials, expert trainer Alex Solano takes you through the core interface concepts and everyday processes that you will need to wrap your head around when producing music in Studio One.
Specifically in this video, Alex looks at bouncing events down within a project, a process that is commonly carried out to print things like effects, edits or volume changes onto new copies of audio files for greater flexibility. You’ll also see how to clean up and consolidate audio files into a project folder even if your file management hasn’t been strictly by the book. Check out the other videos in the course to learn more about core workflow concepts in Studio One!
First, Alex reveals the best way to start a Studio One project. He explains the right way to import files and how to keep your session neatly organized—and he also shows the wrong way to do it, so you can see exactly what NOT to do and why. Along the way, you learn how to set up your own custom keyboard shortcuts, how to bounce files and how to remove duplicate files to keep your project file size as small as possible.
Next, he talks about one the most important aspects of audio signal flow: gain staging. This is where you learn how to keep your signals at optimum level and why it is important to do this before starting a mix session. The following tutorials explore different workflow strategies, such as how to mute & hide tracks and events, how to stereo-ize mono tracks, the difference between insert and event effects and how to build and mix multi-output MIDI drum tracks. Alex also teaches the trick to easily edit, quantize and slice live-recorded drums while still preserving the organic feel of the performance.
Finally, the course ends with additional tips on how to apply artwork and how to best deal with plugin formats. So, sit back and listen as audio expert Alex Solano shares his favorite workflow tips and tricks… and get ready to work faster and better in Studio One!