How to Use MIDI Learn in Studio One

MIDI Learn is the ability to assign DAW and plugin controls to physical knobs and faders on a MIDI control surface. Very useful for dynamically controlling filters, panning, volumes, delays and many other parameters that may change over the course of a track. Make sure your control surface or keyboard is set up properly in Studio One. In this case, …

17 Ways to Optimize Your Windows PC for Studio One

Microsoft Windows has been the world’s number one operating system for almost 30 years – it runs on everything from desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, ATM machines, electronic billboards and many other devices. Because of its ubiquity, there are an enormous combination of hardware settings, system settings and audio settings available that can affect how Studio One will run on …

Split Each Bar- Studio One Macro

This macro is super-useful for tempo mapping in studio one. It splits an event at every bar for your entire song. Easy Way: Download the macro here: https://mega.nz/#!XF8RDagQ Then move the file to your macro folder. On windows, it’s C:\Users\Documents\Studio One\Macros Done! Hard way: Alternatively, if you want to get a bit more control over the inner-workings of the code …

Bussing in Studio One

Bussing simply means routing audio from one or more tracks to an “auxiliary” track in order to process them as a single unit. Think of it as putting an audio signal on a “bus”, to send it from one place to another. For instance, if you wanted to put a reverb on 10 different tracks, you might use bussing. Rather …

How to use Audio Bend in Studio One

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 sounds.   First, click the Audio Bend icon to show the …

Track Organization in Studio One

If you often find yourself working on projects that wind up having 30+ tracks in them, you’ll more than likely need some way or organizing the project into more manageable chunks. Happily, Studio One makes this extremely easy.   As a composer specializing in classical music,  I often find myself writing extremely large orchestral scores with 50 or more tracks. …

How to use Sidechain Compression in Studio One

Sidechaining refers to the practice of using the signal level of an input to control the compression level of another signal. When the external signal is stronger than a specified amplitude (threshold), the compressor acts more strongly to reduce output gain on the sidechained track.  It is useful in a variety of situations including: Creating a pumping effect in electronic …

How to Program MIDI CC Automation in Studio One

MIDI CC Stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface Continuous Controller. The MIDI protocol contains a bank of parameters that can be set and varied over time. These parameters include things like Program Changes, Portamento, Volume, Sustain, Tuning and a host of other variables. Each one is assigned a number (eg. Modulation = CC1 , Pan = CC10, etc) To view …

MIDI Learn in Studio One

MIDI Learn is the ability to assign DAW and plugin controls to physical knobs and faders on a MIDI control surface. Very useful for dynamically controlling filters, panning, volumes, delays and many other parameters that may change over the course of a track.   Make sure your control surface or keyboard is set up properly in Studio One. In this …

How to Add a filter sweep in Studio One 2

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to add a filter sweep in Presonus Studio One. The filter sweep is a staple technique for electronic musicians, particularly handy for adding pace and tension to transitions and breakdowns in dance music. At its most basic level, it is nothing more than automating an EQ plugin on an audio signal.     1. …