Hal Leonard Books has released the second volume of the book on Studio One 2, Power Tools for Studio One 2, by Larry the O.
Both volumes are the only comprehensive references to Studio One, containing a substantial amount of material not documented anywhere, including in the user manual.
Power Tools for Studio One 2, Volume 1 orients readers to the program and teaches them how to record, play, and edit audio and MIDI.
In Volume 2 users are instructed in advanced applications such as working with loops and video as well as the all-important processes of music production, mixing, mastering, and sharing their work with the world.
Volume 2 explores each topic in comprehensive detail, exposing every aspect of subjects like plug-ins, automation, and the use of control surfaces.
The transparent integration of mixing, mastering, and sharing is fundamental to Studio One 2’s production power.
In this valuable resource, Studio One expert Larry the O demonstrates how to jump from a mastering session back to a mix to make changes, which are then instantly updated in the mastering session; how to export masters to an audio file, to a DDP file that can be sent to a professional mastering house, or to a set of compressed files for digital downloading; and how to upload directly from Studio One 2 to online services, such as SoundCloud.
This new volume discusses important features released since the first volume was written, such as the new Macros feature and Nimbit, the PreSonus acquired e-commerce technology that makes selling music, merchandise and tickets to gigs and events easy and convenient.
The author includes several helpful appendices that address troubleshooting common problems users encounter.
The included DVD-ROM shows in easy-to-grasp videos how to create Musicloop and Audioloop files, how to use Studio One’s metering capabilities, how to integrate external processors with Pipeline, how to use the Project page, “true stem mixing”, as well as song and project integration.
Volume 2 also details the program’s unique capacity to allow users to trade tricks through PreSonus Exchange. Thanks to author’s friendly tone and entertaining writing style, this informative book is far from dry and makes an interesting and easy-to-follow read.