Studio One Config - Add Audio Tracks to Arrangement

User Guide for PreSonus Studio One

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v1.0.0 – 2020-03-10
Configuration guide for Windows and macOS to use with our Editor & Librarian plug-ins

PreSonus Studio One User Guide

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In this little PreSonus Studio One User Guide, you will find the instructions to get our plug-in to work with PreSonus Studio One with ease. This is universal tutorial for all of our plug-in, but we are using our Roland JP-80×0 plug-in in this guide.

Checkout the plug-in user manual prior to this guide, so you have the knowledge to setup the plug-in properly.

Also, as we are not PreSonus Studio One experts, we engourage you to read the Studio One manual in order to fully understand your DAW.

We hope you have taken all the necessary precautions prior to using our product, like making a full backup of your synthesizer memory.

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Disclaimer

Our company & plug-in has nothing to do with PreSonus company, so please don’t bug them if you encounter issues with the plug-in – open a support ticket in your account page in such case. You can find support details at the end of this document.

Support and plug-in updates are free for life to anyone who has bought the license from our store

PreSonus Studio One

Preparations

Open your DAW and enter Options. We will make sure that MIDI ports are disabled for those ports, where your synthesizer is connected at. This will ensure that your DAW won’t crash and we won’t be getting double data in to the DAW processing loop.

Windows: Studio One -> Options …
macOS: Studio One -> Preferences …

Studio One Config - Open Options

Studio One Config – Open Options

Navigate to “External Devices” tab and click Add… [1] to open Add Device dialog. Next we are going to select New Instrument [2], input the Manufacturer [3] and Device Name [4].

Windows: Set the MIDI Out to JP-8000 vMIDI Out [5].

macOS: Set the MIDI Out to physical MIDI device [5] where the synthesizer is connected.

Make sure channels 1 & 2 are enabled [6].

Studio One Config - Check External Devices tab

Studio One Config – Check External Devices tab

Now we will do almost the same for the Master Keyboard:

Add… [1] – New Keyboard [2] – Manufacturer [3] – Device Name [4] – MIDI Channels enabled [5].

Windows: Choose the JP-8000 vMIDI In [6] to route the cloned MIDI data to DAW.

macOS: Choose the physical MIDI Device [6] where synthesizer is connected.

If you want to set it as default input, check Default Instrument Input [7].

Studio One Config - Add Hardware Ports as Instructed

Studio One Config – Add Hardware Ports as Instructed

Note #1: If you have more than one master keyboard in your setup, you can do the same procedure for each of the keyboard.

From the image below, you can see how my setup looks. Click OK to finish.

Studio One Config - MIDI Setup Final View

Studio One Config – MIDI Setup Final View

NOTE #1: You can check our support site for additional guides like Setting MIDI Devices to learn how we added JP-8000 vMIDI In and JP-8000 vMIDI Out ports in the DAW.

Insert the plug-in

Drag and drop the plug-in from the Instruments pool to the arrangement. See image below.

Studio One Config - Drag Plug-in to Arrangement

Studio One Config – Drag Plug-in to Arrangement

Plug-in window will now appear. 

Studio One Config - Plug-in Window Appears

Studio One Config – Plug-in Window Appears

MIDI IN / MIDI OUT

Now we can select the Physical MIDI input port which receives MIDI data from your synthesizer.

Studio One Config - Assign MIDI Input Port

Studio One Config – Assign MIDI Input Port

And then we choose the Physical MIDI Out port which sends data to the synthesizer MIDI input.

Studio One Config - Assign MIDI Output Port

Studio One Config – Assign MIDI Output Port

Plug-in will now attempt to establish connection with the synthesizer, so it might take some time if your settings are not right or if you chose a wrong MIDI port by mistake. You should see plug-in saying PROCESSING… somewhere in the plug-in interface and also ABORT PROCESS button will appear.

Studio One Config - Plug-in Attempts to connect

Studio One Config – Plug-in Attempts to connect

If all of the settings are correct, you will see “Plug-in is ready to go!” [1] message in the plug-in display.

Studio One Config - Connection Established

Studio One Config – Connection Established

If something is wrong with your settings, plug-in will say “No response from JP!” [1] and that indicates something is wrong with your synth settings, MIDI device or Studio One Preferences.

Studio One Config - Failed Connection

Studio One Config – Failed Connection

Once the connection is in, you should sync the data with your hardware. Usually this function can be ran from the patch librarian tab / page of the plug-in & “Sync Data From HW” button. Check the plug-in user manual to learn more.

We can now close the plug-in window and move on.

NOTE #1: Check troubleshooting from the plug-in, daw or synthesizer manual if you can not establish connection. You can also seek help from our support site if you can’t find out what is causing error in your setup.

Automating Plug-in Parameters

Click “Show Automation” – See image below.

Studio One Config - Click to Reveal Automation

Studio One Config – Click to Reveal Automation

Click “Display: Off” menu to reveal more options. Choose “Add / Remove …

Studio One Config - Click to Add Parameters for Automation

Studio One Config – Click to Add Parameters for Automation

Choose parameters [1] from the list which you need to automate and click << Add [2] to move the in the plug-in list.

Studio One Config - Select Parameters as Needed

Studio One Config – Select Parameters as Needed

Once you have added the necessary parameters, click Close to finish parameter configuration.

Studio One Config - Parameter Mapping Finished

Studio One Config – Parameter Mapping Finished

Pick a parameter you want to automate and start drawing in OR move the knobs in the plug-in while recording to make automation! Before you start to pursue with MIDI blocks, read the next chapter!

Studio One Config - Choose which Automation Lane to View

Studio One Config – Choose which Automation Lane to View

Assign MIDI tracks to Studio One arrangement

Now, in order to send MIDI notes to the synthesizer, we need to have MIDI tracks in the DAW. Click the + -sign to add new tracks. See image below.

Studio One Config - Add MIDI Tracks to Arrangement

Studio One Config – Add MIDI Tracks to Arrangement

Input the name of your tracks and the number of tracks you need. In this case I am calling the tracks JP-8000 MIDI, there are two tracks I am creating, and they are now being pointed to the Instrument we defined earlier in this manual. Ascending mode is on, so it will create tracks for channel 1 & 2 once we click OK. See image below.

Studio One Config - Configure MIDI Track Ports and Channels

Studio One Config – Configure MIDI Track Ports and Channels

Now we have two new MIDI tracks in the arrangement window, each set to different MIDI channel so we can play both JP layers individually!

Note #1: You should always put MIDI blocks in the MIDI tracks because our plug-in can not talk to DAW about delay compensation. This is because we do not generate any audio with our plug-in.

Finishing it up!

Final step is to add Audio track, so we can hear the synthesizer in action. In this case we will add new Audio Track by clicking the + -sign. See image below.

Studio One Config - Add Audio Tracks to Arrangement

Studio One Config – Add Audio Tracks to Arrangement

Now input the name of the track, set type to Audio, select if it is Mono or Stereo from Format menu and choose the Input where the synthesizer Audio Jacks are connected to. Click OK.

Studio One Config - Audio Track Settings

Studio One Config – Audio Track Settings

Once the Audio track appears in arrange, toggle on mixer by clicking “Mix” in the bottom right corner. Toggle on monitoring for the Audio track we just created. Now the setup is ready, and you should hear the synth while making some MIDI blocks and you have some sort of automation (if needed).

Studio One Config - Engage Input Monitoring

Studio One Config – Engage Input Monitoring

Studio One Config - Everything Works like well Oiled Machine

Studio One Config – Everything Works like well Oiled Machine

Note #1: You might have routed your Audio Output from the synth itself to external mixing desk or speakers, so make sure you power those units on. Otherwise there won’t be any sound because our plug-in does not transmit any audio data to the DAW.

Thats it for the PreSonus Studio One user guide. We hope you find this useful.

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Head down to our main site and drop your idea in, we will have a look at it and let you know if it can be done.

Thank you.

Plug-in user manuals: https://docs.mysteryislands-music.com/

Plug-in updates: https://www.mysteryislands-music.com/downloads/

Troubleshooting

loopMIDI and MIDI-OX are both shipping their own user manuals, so please refer to their documentary to learn more about how they work.

If you have found an error in this document, open a support ticket so we can have it fixed ASAP.

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