The Studio One Tips thread is back. Loads of quick tips taken from various threads from Studio One users around the forum. Some of the images required an update for consistency as some features have changed in places since the last time the tips were posted in the previous S1 Tips thread. The new tips thread has been created this time with more posts that are easier to manage for me as time goes on. The old thread was fine but some of the earlier posts were a bit long. Some things you learn from experience
Purpose of the Studio One Secrets thread:
Quick tips and tricks in one place. The first parts of the thread are categorized for easy reference for new users in particular but from then on it's open ended for easy forum user participation and posting from everyone So please do share your tips
Note: Studio One Version 2 tips start on page 12 here
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1. Studio One can Scale an image if it is too big for the Start Page Artist Profile image box. You can still see a larger image though by simply placing your mouse cursor over the scaled image. S1 will show a magnifying glass which you can use to open a larger version of Artist Profile Image.
2. Click on the "Configure Audio Device..." command to access Studio One's Options menu. You can easily access other options to set Plugin VST paths e.t.c from the Options area as well. 3. Perhaps for Trouble shooting purposes or other you can access the messages you see when Studio One starts up at any time. Just go to "View" > "Messages" to see the list. From there you can clear the list or save the list.
4. If you do not already have a Song or Project loaded into Studio One you can start a new Song or Project by simply clicking on the Song or Project buttons (Top right of the Start Page).
5. A small drop down arrow will appear next to the Song and Project buttons if you have a Song or Project loaded. This will show a drop down list of currently loaded Songs or Projects. Click on these lists to choose which Song or Project has focus.
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1. You can use the "Close" command to close any Song that is in focus. With the "Close" command (Ctrl + W) only the current visible Song is closed and Studio One will keep running / stay open. If you use the "Close All" command you will be taken back to the Start Page.
2. Even if you have one Song open and use the "File" > "Close" command PS1 will simply close that Song and take you to the Start Page.
3. If you use the "File" > "Quit" command (or the Close / X button for the whole Window...top right of any open application in Windows) PS1 will likely ask you if you want to save changes for each open Song before closing the application completely.
4. You can save a New version of your Song with the "Save New version..." command. This will place a new version of Song in the History folder for your Song. If you browse to your Song folder you will see a History folder there if you have saved a new version.
5. You can drag this new version into S1's arrangement view and S1 will immediately load up that version of your Song.
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6. You can alternatively use the File > Restore Version... command to bring up this box and select your version from there....
7. Save As will allow you to Save your song file where you want and rename it.
8. File > Save to New folder" creates a completely new self contained folder for all your Media, History Cache and related Song files.
1. Watch the position of your "End Marker".
It might be off screen and might make your bounce time longer than it needs to be if you select the "Mix Down to Audio File..." command or "Export Audio to Tracks command and choose "Between Start/ End Marker" as an option when bouncing or exporting your Song / tracks.
2. To see your whole Song (all events horizontally) right click on the Timeline to access a command to "Fit Timeline to Contents" You can also "Insert Time Signatures" from the same menu.
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1. Double click on the name of a track to edit it. You can also double click on a track name in the Inspector to edit it as well.
Inspector -Working with Layers
1. If you have multiple Layers open and want to switch between them quickly go to the Inspector and click on the Layers field. From there you can click on the drop down menu and choose which Layer you want to see.
2. If you mouse has a wheel function you can also roll your mouse wheel over the Layers field in the Inspector to switch visible Layers for that track.
1. Roll your mouse wheel over the transports tempo read out in real-time during playback, to slow or speed up your project.
2. Click on the Midi icon (furthest left) to bring up the Midi Monitor.
3. Click on the Sample Rate value to bring up a surprisingly wide range of options.
Transport - Metronome settings
1. Click on the spanner icon next to the Metronome icon to bring up a settings box for the Metronome.
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1. You can get a much larger time display by simple going to View > Time display.
2. You can change the Display type in the larger floating Time Display by clicking in the lower half of the second display on the Transport (the slightly larger time display that is right next to the transport play, stop rewind e.t.c controls).
Simply choose from the options there to change the display. The Larger floating Time Display will also change to match the values shown.
3. If you have more than one FX on a track and want to see the GUI of each FX without double clicking each one to see it, just open the first one you want to see then click on the third arrow (top left of the GUI its pointing downwards) to access a "Select Device" command.
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4. You can also use the Select Device button to quickly switch between any VSTi plugins you have loaded in your Song. In the image below I can easily switch between the PreSonus plugs or Omnisphere simply by clicking on that list.
5. You can also scroll through the Select Device listings should you wish to with your mouse wheel. You should do this without the list of devices being visible. Simply place your cursor over the Select Device button and then move your scroll wheel.
6. Go to View > Performance Monitor to see a larger CPU and Disc Meter. You can see meters for Instruments, Automation as well as a Cache indicator.
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1. Don't forget the content! Go to the Sounds tab to find the additional content that ships with Studio One Artist and (even more content) with Studio One Pro.
2. There are many additional and highly useful commands you can access when right clicking on a Wave file in Studio One's browser. Go to the Pool tab and simply right click on any file to see this menu...
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3. If you want to hear loops at their original tempo deactivate the Metronome icon in the Browser transport.
4. As you can see from the image above there is good deal of of useful information available to you when you simply click on a file. You can even use this area of the Browser to identify the type of VST version a plugin supports and even click on the "Visit Website" link all from the browser. This can be useful if you have a plugin and want to quickly check if a new version is available...
5. Right click on any window in the Browser to Refresh the page.
6. You can create new tabs in the Files pane of the Browser by using this right click menu...
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1. You can see mini meters in the Screen by right clicking a track entry (in the Screen Window) and going to View > Levels. These smaller meters can be used to get a quick over view of tracks with active signals.
2. You can drag down across your mixer strips in the "Screen" to hide tracks you do not want to see.
3. The icons below the Screen mixer window can also be used to hide / show track types.
4. At the bottom of the screen shot below you can also see presets for the Screen. Saving a Preset there will save the Screen State (effectively the Mixer view state as well).
So you can easily save and recall all sorts of Mixer views by saving them in the Screen and recalling them whenever you want. Want to call up a Screen state for the Mixer with just your Sends visible? Or maybe you just want to quickly see all your drum parts for a quick overview of their levels or a more focused mixing session? Hide them in the Screen, hit the plus button and enter a name for it. Hit Ok. Hitting the minus button deletes the preset.
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5. A few things you should be aware of. At the moment Screen / Mixer state presets are saved with a Song and are only saved when a Song is saved. This means you cannot use your Screen Presets in other Songs and if you create a few presets for the screen and do not save your Song before closing it, you will lose those Screen Presets. Something to be mindful of.
6. When the smaller view is used in the mixer each track will have two small indicators. The one on the left will light up if FX are present on that channel...the one on the right will also light up if Sends are present on that channel.
It means at a glance you can see if there are any FX or Sends on a channel without expanding the channel strip to see them. This means you can have the Console visible but...get some more screen space for the Arrange View.
7. A simple click on the small arrow next to these indicators will show or hide the Inserts or FX next to the Track strip in the mixer.
8. The Studio One Console can auto scroll. If the track you want to see is not visible in the mixer just go to the Screen and select the track you want to see there, right click then select "Show in Console" the Mixer will auto scroll to get it into view.
9. You can also go to Track > Show in Console to get the Console to Auto scroll if the track you have selected is not immediately visible.
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10. If you delete an FX insert or even an instrument it will not be completely removed. It goes into the "Trash Bin". You can see this behaviour if you have the Trash Bin open and then delete an FX insert. It will be removed from a track but also appear in PS1 Trash Bin. Just right click on the item in the Trash Bin to fully "Delete" it or "Restore" it.
11. You can simply drag an FX to another slot with another FX on it to replace it.
12. Ctrl + click to return faders to their default positions
13. Click on the plus button (in the Instruments Panel) to add a VSTi and right click on it to Expand ...or see the Outputs for it. They should now appear in the Mixer.
14. You can detach the Mixer in the Console so that it becomes a floating view. To do this simply click on the Detach / Attach button in the Console (...red arrow below)
15. You can also easily switch between Large and Small Mixer views. Just click on the Large / Small button (..blue arrow in the image above) inside the Console.
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