Music Production - Produce Your First Song in Studio One

Gary Hiebner, Sound Designer and Composer

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23 Lessons (2h 2m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. 5 Favourite Features

    • 3. Setting up your Audio Interface

    • 4. Taking a Look Around the User Interface

    • 5. Recording an Audio Track

    • 6. Using the Editing Tools to Edit your Audio

    • 7. How to Punch In, and Comp your Audio

    • 8. Let's Setup MIDI Devices

    • 9. Recording Drums in with a MIDI Instrument

    • 10. Recording a MIDI Bass Part

    • 11. Converting Audio to MIDI with Melodyne

    • 12. 12 Exploring Synth Sounds with Mai Tai

    • 13. Creating a Multi Track Drumkit

    • 14. Adding an Arranger Track

    • 15. Organising your tracks with Folders and Bus Outputs

    • 16. Exploring the Mix Console

    • 17. Adding Inserts to Your Tracks

    • 18. Using Sends to Setup Your Reverbs

    • 19. Get to Grips with Automation

    • 20. Applying Bus Processing and Mix Engine Effects

    • 21. Crash Course in Mastering Your Song

    • 22. Sketching Out Ideas with ScratchPads

    • 23. Exporting out your Song


About This Class


Get those big song ideas out of your head and into Studio One! In this course from composer/sound designer Gary Hiebner will guide you through the music production process in Presonus Studio One and build your confidence when navigating this feature-rich audio software so that you too can start producing your own music. You'll be guided through the software's capabilities, learn how to set up your gear, record in your ideas and edit, mix and export your first song. 

Course Content includes:

  • Learning the User Interface and its Tools
  • Setting Up Your Audio Interface and MIDI Devices
  • Recording to Audio and MIDI Instrument Tracks 
  • Using Melodyne to Pitch and Time Correct Audio
  • Exploring the Mai Tai Synth
  • Using Arrange Tracks to map out your song arrangement
  • Using the Scratchpad feature to sketch out different song arrangement ideas
  • Exploring the Mix Console and its functions
  • Learning how to use the Inserts and Sends in your mix
  • Applying Automation to your tracks to give them more interest
  • Improving your mix with Bus Processing and Mix Engine effects
  • Finalizing your song with some mastering and exporting out your mix.

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.

What You'll Get From This Course:

  • Step-by step instructions on how to get started with Studio One for music 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 to audio and MIDI tracks, use the features like the Scratchpad and Audio Comping to expand on ideas, and understand how to use the Mix Console and its included Inserts and Sends sections – all on your way to producing your first song.