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Beginner's Guide to Studio One

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PreSonus Studio One is among the more recent Digital Audio Workstations yet one of the most popular, due to its streamlined workflow, powerful set of factory devices and user friendly music creation tools. On this beginners complete guide, you’ll be taken through all of the main areas of producing with Studio One, to help develop solid foundations for using the software to create quality music of your own.

Leading the tutorials is certified PreSonus Studio One professional, audio engineer, synthesist and sound design teacher, Adam Pietruszko. Teaching everything from scratch, Adam starts with configuration and setup, continuing through using on-board loops, effects and instruments, all the way to mixing and exporting songs.

In addition to the main software features, a variety of audio engineering concepts, mixing and processing techniques are all demonstrated, so intermediate users will also benefit from the course. Furthermore, sound design tutorials covering synthesis and sampling basics will help you to create your own sounds, beats and loops. Throughout the course, detailed diagrams will aid in the understanding of concepts like compression, gating, signal routing, as well as the inner workings of synths.

In addition to the 8 hours of streamed tutorials, students also have access to a download pack containing all the songs and projects created within the course, so you can play around with the material presented. Plus, there’s an eclectic 600MB collection of bonus samples from Loopmasters, providing you with a fresh load of hits and loops to invigorate your music. Sign up to get access to this wealth of materials and take your Studio One production knowledge to a whole new level!

Although the majority of the course was made with Studio One 3, the course is fully compatible with Studio One 4, including comparison tutorials and lessons focussing on the new instruments and editing features. Studio One Professional edition is recommended to make the most from the course.

Sample Module

Recording Guitar with Studio One​

Course Modules

Module 1 – SO3 Structure Overview

  • Studio One 3 vs 4 – Using the course
  • Start Screen and Setup
  • Creating a New Song
  • Arrangement View
  • Track Types
  • Browser
  • Track Parameters and Inspector

Module 2 – Working with Audio

  • Recording Audio
  • Tools and Audio Editing
  • Mixer

Module 3 – Using effects

  • Effects Overview
  • EQ
  • Gating
  • Compression
  • Channel Strips
  • Modulation and Distortion
  • Delay
  • Reverb
  • FX Sends

Module 4 – Automation

  • Automating Volume and Pan
  • Automating Effect Parameters
  • Module 5 – Mixing
  • Mixing principles
  • Cleaning and Enhancing with EQ
  • Mix Dynamics
  • Creating Space
  • Mixing the Levels
  • Master Bus Processing
  • Exporting the Mix

Module 6 – Instruments and MIDI

  • Instruments introduction - Presence sampler
  • Recording and Editing MIDI
  • Quantization and Step Recording
  • Programming Drums
  • Pattern Editing [STUDIO ONE 4]
  • Note FX

Module 7 – Synthesis

  • Synthesis introduction. Mai Tai – Bass
  • Synthesis – Chord Stabs
  • Synthesis – Pluck
  • Synthesis – Gated Pad
  • Synthesis – Sine Bell Arp
  • Synthesis – Percs
  • Synthesis – Lead
  • Synthesis – Organ

Module 8 – Producing the Track

  • Arranging drums
  • Layering
  • Mixing the track

Module 9 – Sampling

  • Making a Beat with Impact
  • Impact XT [STUDIO ONE 4]
  • Importing hits to Impact
  • Sampling Hits
  • Beatslicing with Impact
  • Music Loops
  • Melodic Sampling with Sample One
  • Sample One XT [STUDIO ONE 4]

Module 10 – Creating a Track with Samples and Synths

  • Creating a Beat
  • Chopping Instrument Loops
  • Mojito Synth – Bass and Lead
  • Sampling and Pitching a Vocal
  • Vintage Mix


  • 8 Hours of Streamed Tutorials
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  • Access 24/7/365
  • Software & Production Skills
  • Included Studio One Projects
  • Diagrams & Notes
  • 600MB Bonus Samples

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