There are times that you may find yourself in the situation where you are working with loops that don't quite loop perfectly. Jumping back and forth between editing the top and tail of the audio event can be difficult, time consuming, and frustrating. In addition, although using the tab key to move through transients is for the most part fairly accurate, I always opt to double check that my DAW has chosen the exact proper place when detecting transients.
You may recall an article and video I did a while back on using 'Locate selection' keyboard shortcuts to quickly move between the front end, and back end of an audio event. This would be a perfect example of when these shortcuts can really come in handy. Essentially, using the Locate Selection keyboard shortcuts allows us to work at a higher zoom level, without having to manually scroll through our timeline to toggle back and forth between the beginning and the end of an event. This can really help to choose the proper zero crossing points.
Studio One 4 lets the user identify these sections of the song using “Markers”; which are simply flags that let the user know where each part of the song starts. This tutorial will present a step-by-step guide on how to use Markers in Studio One 4: Open a Studio One 4 song: The picture above shows a Studio One 4. Drag the loop to a track then use track inspector (f4 or 'i') to transpose and/or tune. You can 'bounce' the track to make the changes permanent if you want. Studio One comes with many audio loops and instruments that are organized into 'Sound Sets', as well as demo songs and tutorial videos. The number of Sound Sets available to install will depend on the version of Studio One you have installed (Artist or Pro). To install the Sound Sets and demo/tutorial material, launch Studio One and open the. Nowadays, loops can be purchased and downloaded from a number of websites; most are labelled with a tempo in beats per minute (BPM) and a key (for harmonic loops). One of the great things about Studio One 5 is that, regardless of the version, it arrives pre-loaded with a number of loops.
Adding some other workflow concepts such as slipping the audio event, and using our basic trim functions, can really aid in setting the perfect looping points, quickly and effortlessly.
So give it a shot, and see for yourself how creating seamless loops in Studio One doesn't have to be a pain. :)
Studio One Loop Range