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Friday Tips: Studio One’s Zero-Latency/Zero-Artifact Transient Shaper

Studio One doesn’t have a transient shaper plug-in…in theory. In practice, there’s a zero-latency, artifact-free transient shaper that’s ideal for emphasizing the attack in drum parts (and other percussive sounds as well, from bass to funky rhythm guitar). Here’s how to do it.

  1. Copy the clip to which you want to add transient shaping.
  2. Right-click in the copy, and choose Detect Transients.
  3. Right-click in the copy again, and choose Split at Bend Markers. The copy now has slices at each transient.
  4. With all the slices still selected, click on any slice’s fadeout handle, and drag it all the way to the left so that each slice has a sharp decay. Tip: De-select one slice before doing this, because once you drag all the fadeouts to minimum, it’s very difficult to change them. By de-selecting a slice, you can select all the slices, and use the de-selected slice’s fadeout handle to change all the slice fadeouts at once, regardless of the other slices’ settings.
  5. Click the node in the middle of the fadeout curve, and drag the node down to make all the slices even more percussive.

The top waveform is the original drum part, while the lower waveform adds a sharp decay to each drum transient.

 

The copy now has the transients isolated from the rest of the loop. Vary the mix of the copied track and the original track to set the balance of the emphasized attack with the loop’s “body.” (Studio One programmer Arnd Kaiser suggests this process might be a good candidate for a macro—that’s an excellent point.)

This technique is particularly effective with acoustic drum loops, because the drums tend to ring longer—so creating a copy as described makes for a super-percussive sound compared to the original loop.

Try this, and you’ll be shocked at how this can make drum parts become more vibrant and “alive.” However, there is one unfortunate side effect: now I wish I could go back and remix all my songs that have drum tracks!

December 2018—SonalSystem on Sale

SonalSystem is so good. They have been producing some of the highest-quality sample/loop collections available on our shop, and in Dec. 2018 only they are all 30% off! 

Recent additions include Sonal SynthPop, which is a unique library of complete multi-track songs that you can pick apart, re-mix, re-assemble, or directly lift from, royaty-free, for your own productions! Classic drum loops like Biscuits and Gravy and Heavy Hitter round out the offering, along with several flavors of indie and hard rock guitar in Echo Park and Power Tools.

Many SonalSystem Add-ons are available in three editions: Gold, Silver, and Platinum, so you only need to pay for the right tool for your job. They are compatible with Studio One Prime, Artist, and Professional (Versions 3.5.4 and higher).

Click here to browse and shop!

 

 

30% Off Woodwinds Section Bundle for Notion!

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Click here to go to the PreSonus Shop!

For the month of December, purchase the Woodwinds Section Bundle for Notion for 30% off right out of the PreSonus Shop! This bundle enhances your composition and playback options for all woodwind sections in Notion!

The Section Winds give your arrangements and orchestrations new depth and control and there’s a ton in this bundle.

  • Flute Section
  • Flute Duo
  • Clarinet Section
  • Clarinet Duo
  • Oboe Duo
  • Bassoon Duo

All of which were performed and recorded by principal and second players from the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London.

Click here to PURCHASE! 

December 2018: Get the Artist Booster Pack for 30% off!

Looking for a boost in your workflow with Studio One Artist… This will do the trick!

Grab the Studio One Artist Booster Pack for 30% off for the month of December right out of the PreSonus Shop!

Studio One Artist is a powerful DAW–the Artist Booster Pack takes it next level. With this bundle you get five of our most popular add-ons for Studio One Artist for one already-low price that has now been discounted by 30% for a short time.

  • VST and AU and Rewire Support
    • Use your third-party plug-ins in Studio One.
  • Studio One Remote Support
    • Control transport and fader functions with your iPad.
  • Acoustic Drum Loops Vol. 2
    • Create interesting grooves for any style of music.
  • MP3 Converter Support
    • Import and export files in MP3 format.
  • Ampire XT Metal Pack
    • Includes 6 high-gain amps, 6 cab sims, and a metal drum kit.

This pack is compatible with Studio One versions 3.3.3 and higher.

Click here to get it!