While Folder Tracks are a great way to visually organize, edit and route multiple tracks - especially in large sessions, Groups can be useful to group multiple tracks together so that any edits done to an Event on one track in the group are automatically done to all Events for each
We have a tendency to overlook the little things in the heat of recording, producing and mixing. Sometimes, the smallest tool can be of the most help. Such is the case with the Mute Tool in Studio One. It’s a simple tool that can be found in most DAW’s, but it’s usefulness should not be underestimated.
Modern electronic music often relies heavily on loops to structure. Many times the drums are built from loops, basses are loops, even keyboard parts and vocals can be comprised of loops. But what about traditional music like rock, acoustic, country, folk and the like?
Keyboard Shortcuts play an essential role in Studio One. Although you can do everything with mouse/ trackpad/ trackball, Keyboard Shortcuts can speed up your workflow dramatically. The perfect workflow is probably the combination of both.
Getting around a song in the old days meant writing down the minutes/seconds counter times from the tape machine at those certain points in the song to which you needed ‘quick’ access. And quick access meant the time it took to fast forward or rewind to that particular counter point.
An Instrument Track is different from the Audio Tracks we saw a while ago. Instrument tracks are used to record virtual instrument performances.
There are so many features in Studio One that it’s sometimes difficult to remember them all. It’s also easy to use one so often that you forget how to do it when you actually think about it. Your fingers just naturally go there.
Organization is key - especially if you want to collaborate/mix/master and more.
While naming tracks should be high on your list, Folder Tracks can simplify your workflow tremendously.
You want a delay effect on that one snare hit. Instead of using complex effect routings or automation of a delay inserted on the whole track. Why not just adding that effect chain into the events of your choice?
Duplicating parts, tracks & plugins is something we do on a day to day basis.
It is also something that speed up our workflow should become second nature in no time.
A Cue Mix allows you to create separate mixes of your song for yourself and anyone else who needs one. For example, let’s say you’re engineering the song and want to hear the whole mix that comes from your mains, but your guitarist wants a little less vocal, a little more bass and drums, and very little keys. You can set this up with
The Browser is an awesome tool for finding fx plugins, virtual instruments, and files of various types. Get our overview of the Studio One Browser.
Audio Bend is similar to Elastic Audio in Pro Tools or Audio Warp in Cubase: it’s a way of bending, stretching and molding audio around in time without affecting the pitch. It is very useful for manipulating an out-of-time performance or can be used creatively to achieve brand new