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Studio One 2.5 and Native Instruments Maschine

Posted by Ms.Tris On March - 1 - 2013

Happy Friday and first day of March..Spring is on the way!

I am setting up new templates today. I finally have gotten my schedule where I can actually make music again yaaaay! lol….. School has been very time consuming because I am in my coding and animation classes. I can’t promise anything right now …but I am still a 4.0 college student musician blogger ha ha :)…..

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I am really starting to like Studio One 2.5 more and more. I rewired Reason 6.5 this morning. This is something I have been trying to do forever. I had to use the 64 bit version of Studio One because Reason 6.5 is 64 bit. This was a bummer because so many of my VSTI’s are 32 bit only, including Maschine. I decided to download and install a 32 bit version of Reason to work with Studio One 2.5 32 bit. While I was waiting for the download I found a cool video showing how to set up Maschine inside Studio One 2.5

This is a very nice video. He points out a few things I did not know about Studio One 2.5. Thanks DroFontane of Vip Soundlab! * This is actually a whole new way of setting up Maschine with all the instruments on separate mid channels going in and out..really nice.

Happy Beat Making To All!~
Pz Til Later..

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How To Do Automation In Studio One

Posted by Ms.Tris On July - 11 - 2012


Wonderful day to ya! Having some fun this morning mixing a few tracks and trying out a few new tricks. I am about to try pitch automation. I recently did a huge set up with all my favorite software. I had everything going through Fl Studio 10. This worked fairly well and I am still testing a few things. What I’ve done is Rewired Fl Studio, Reason, and Reaper; sequencing using Maschine. Everyone wanted to know why would I do all that..lol. Well, each has something I love, and of course I like trying new things. I am also finding out which set up will make it easiest if I need to use either program. Here’s what I mean: Let’s say I am using Fl Studio but would like to throw in sounds from Reason, and record a hook. This for me is a hassle doing it all in Fl, so I need to use Reaper or Studio One. Or how about Ni Maschine with Fl Studio’s mixer and Reason NNXT..again not convenient inside Fl Studio. So I am making a template where I can load one program and use every single production element I own if I’d like to.

Studio One 2 has been working very well with everything. There’s not much of a learning curve and so far it’s easiest for me to get a decent mix. Presonus has made this DAW basically click and go. Another cool thing is you can do several automated steps on one track without having tons of automation lanes open. Here’s a video which explains Studio One Automation. Remember a lot of this can be done in other the other DAWS. It’s just that I am using Studio One today. I will post about automation in Fl Studio in the near future.

Really easy huh?…let me know if you are using Studio One, as I get more used to it I may need some tips :)..

Happy Beat Making To All!~
Pz Til Later….


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Free DAW! Studio One

Posted by Ms.Tris On May - 2 - 2012

Great Day to you! Here is a chance to get to know Studio One. Presonus is offering a nice FREE version of their easy to use DAW, Studio One.

Studio One Overview

This is the version I started with before I moved on to version two. Here is a list of features offered:
(List is from studioone.presonus.com/free)

Studio One Free includes the following features:

    Elegant single-window work environment
    Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
    Unlimited Audio and Instrument (MIDI) tracks
    Unlimited FX channels
    Two simultaneous inputs and outputs
    Unlimited inserts and sends per channel
    Single and multitrack comping
    Multitrack MIDI editing
    Track list with presets and mixing-console link
    Track Transform (advanced freezing capability)
    Content browser with search, user tabs, and preview player
    Automatic delay compensation
    Easy-to-use sidechain routing
    Presence virtual instrument with 100+ presets
    Most intuitive MIDI-mapping system available
    Real-time audio timestretching and resampling
    Compatible with any ASIO-, Windows Audio-, or Core Audio-compliant audio interface
    Works with key commands from Pro Tools, Cubase, and Logic—or create your own key commands
    8 Native Effects audio-processing plug-ins:
    Beat Delay – Tempo-Synchronized Delay
    Channel Strip – Dynamics Processing and Equalizer
    Chorus – Mono/Stereo Chorus
    Flanger – Stereo/Mono Flanger
    MixVerb – Mono/Stereo Reverb
    Phaser – Stereo/Mono Phaser
    Red Light Distortion – Distortion Processor
    Tuner – Instrument Tuner


Go to Official Presonus Site To Download Studio One Free

Let me hear some of the beats you create :)…

Happy Beat Making To All!~
Pz Til Later..


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I’m rolling with my class work this morning, hoping to have time to attend …

www.presonus.com/community/presonuslive/

From PreSounus New Letter:
PreSonus TechTalk Live is BACK today!
Electronic Music Production in Studio One, starring Florian Veer!


2 p.m. CST / 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST / 9:00 GMT!

Today on Tech Talk Live: PreSonus Studio One Art Director Florian Veer will be building an electronic dance track from the ground up during this engaging Studio One tutorial. Grab your glowsticks and tune in for production tricks from a pro!


Click Here To Visit Official PreSonus Site

Happy Beat Making To All!~
Pz Til Later…


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Studio One 2: Insert Maschine Vst

Posted by Ms.Tris On February - 1 - 2012

Hey Hey ..how is it going for you? I’m doing and feeling awesome, and I hope all is well for you also…..

O.k. so I’ve calmed down over my Akai hype. Last week I posted twice about the new products. I am back to work today. I recently updated to Studio One 2, and I am really enjoying this DAW. I loaded Maschine and routed the outputs in a couple clicks. It’s very easy to do, and I’ve made a brief video showing you how:


Lol .. SSsso Easy! 🙂

I’m still working out a few things with the mic and levels but this was fun! I’ll be adding many more videos this year woo hoo…Lets Go!

Happy Beat Making To All!
Pz Til Later!~

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Music Radar: 16 Maschine Music Making Tips

Posted by Ms.Tris On January - 4 - 2012

Woo Weeeee! The east coast is freezing cold today…bundle up well if you venture out in it…

I just upgraded to Presonus Studio One 2. Last year I purchased the Presonus Firestudio to go with my HP Touchsmart computer. Studio One Artist version came free with it. I tinkered around with it, and really liked the workflow. I am getting better at mixing, but still not great yet. Studio One is by far the easiest DAW that delivers a great sound, when you have little knowledge of engineering. I still love Reaper, but after using Studio One to mix one of my last beats of 2011 I was super impressed with the out come.

The important things the Artist version was missing was the ability to use Maschine, Rewire, Fl Studio, and third party plugins. I got a little loot Christmas and noticed the upgrade was only $99.00 yaaay. I am installing all the new sounds right now. The upgrade is about 15gbs of extra soundsets, fx and loops. Instead of twiddling my thumbs while downloading..lol… Im going to organize my Maschine library, and import sounds into Maschine folders.

Native Instruments really stirred up things when they created Maschine. It’s becoming the go to tool for many beat makers. Music Radar has released an article with some decent tips when creating music with Maschine. I’ve included and excerpt and you can read the full article by clicking the link:

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Cut out the middle man
To avoid problems when performing live with Maschine, disable any third party plug-ins you aren’t using for the show. You can even switch them all off and deselect Scan On Startup for instant boot-ups without the risk of a crash…

Picking up plug-ins
…But do make sure Maschine is set to scan for new plug-ins on your system. To be sure it will pick them up and avoid frustrating headaches in the future, run Maschine in standalone mode straight after installing a new plug-in

Music Radar 16 Maschine Tips..

Happy Beat Making To All!`
Pz Til Later….


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What’s up my great people? I’m sort of off to the musical races this morning. I have sessions later and I must get two tracks done before. I’m loving Presonous Studio One right now. It’s drag and drop work flow are out of this world. I will surely update to Pro later on this spring or early summer.

Another feature which Studio One makes easy is sidechaining. There is not much routing to do at all. Basically you drag a compressor onto a track and select a few settings, next send the track that needs ducking to it. Here is a video by Tim McMahon Vids which explains:

If your asking why would she need to sidechain? Imagine having a bass and kick drum in the same frequency. You would surely have to cut some frequencies in order to hear them both as clearly as possible. With sidechaining, you can have one sound “ducking” behind the other. This means when the kick plays the bass will stop or vice versa, depending on how you set up your compressor.

Here’s the url to an easy read tutorial all about sidechaining and ducking. You’ll also find a link to a free side chain compressor as well…

sonictransfer.com/side-chain-compression-tutorial

Remember the same concept can be used with most DAWS. You may have to read how to set up each track in your specific program manual. I’m off to try this right away..and wish you luck as well..

Happy Beat Making To All..
Pz Til Later!~

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