It may seem like a gimmick but the idea of using your Apple Watch to control some the basic functions in Studio One is smart, especially of you are sitting with a guitar, keyboard or drum kit across your studio and working alone and need to record or play from that point. I was tipped off by Logic Pro Expert Editor, Eli about to a new app called MidiWrist.
Once no one used DAWs, we went into a recording studio and mixed on a large console. Almost without exception they all had a standard set of features. Remarkably modern DAWs still lack some of those essential features such as phase reverse, low pass filter and trim.
However in Studio One there's everything you need to be able to power up your mixing workflow and creating that classic mixer mode, you can even add a VU meter for extra vintage mojo.
Here is our free Studio One tip to show you how to give Studio One that workflow.
In this free video tutorial, created with the kind support of Universal Audio, Russ shows how to Auto-Tune Realtime has the control now to tune even the most complex vocal performance and still make it sound natural.
In this free video tutorial, created with the kind support of Universal Audio, Russ shows how to add character and clean up a mix using the UAD Helios Type 69 plug-in.
Created with the kind support of Universal Audio, Russ shows how to add depth to a vocal and piano track. He shows how to add space without it sounding like it is in a gymnasium.
Faderport 8 can work in native, HUI and MCU mode but lots of software does not support any of those protocols, I use Final Cut Pro X for example and I have wished I could use Faderport to control Final Cut Pro - well with a simple app it's now possible to control any app you like.
Created with the kind support of Universal Audio, Russ shows how to create more interest in a rhythmic part using the UAD Galaxy Tape Echo plug-in. He shows how to set it up on a send in Studio One and then how to use the powerful drag and drop feature to add automation to the effect in Studio One.
In this free video tutorial with the support of the good people at Waves, Marcus demonstrates how to use the Waves Renaissance EQ plug-in to create a filtered sweep effect on a white noise track, that can be blended with a Riser transition.
In this free video tutorial with the support of the good people at Waves, Marcus demonstrates how to use the Waves Codex Wavetable Synth plug-in to create a custom riser transition in a hip-hop/trap song.
We came across this excellent video showing how a guy took a 2008 Mac Pro and with used part from eBay and just $1500 Canadian Dollar, including the cost of the Mac, turned it into a 12 Core 2017 Mac Pro, with benchmarks to prove it.
The video is great it gives reasons for choosing the part and then how to fit each new component in detail.
It's long but well worth watching for those who want to breathe new life into their old Mac Pro.
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
There are some plug-ins that are sexy; console emulations, tape saturation, vintage compressors and reverb plates to name just some. However there are some plugins that ship with Studio One that are indispensable tools when tracking and mixing, here are our top 5.
It's highly likely that if you are going to be using the free version of Studio One, Studio One Prime, that you are going to be wanting to lay down some guitars. The great news is that Studio One Prime comes with some great free plug-ins that can help you get a huge variety of guitar tones.
With the price of hardware plummeting, many electronic musicians are now rocking dual or even triple-monitor setups on their studio machines. When working on a song, a second display can dramatically increase your productivity - as you can work on two tasks full-screen rather than having to switch between two views all the time, or split one screen in half to multitask.
In this short free Studio One video tutorial, Russ shows how to use clip gain automation to de-breathe a track. This method does not require you to split the audio of the track up and replicates the clip gain workflow from other DAWs like Pro Tools.
One of the great features of Studio One is the ability to save preset chains that can be recalled when needed. I have one called 'Russ Master' which features plug-ins I find invaluable when mixing.
Our friends at Sound Radix are producing some excellent video content at the moment. They have teamed up with producer Emre Ramazanoglu. Emre Ramazanoglu is a multi-talented musician, writer, producer and mixer and has worked with Carly Rae Jepson, Noel Gallagher, Newton Faulkner and many more top acts.