The following tutorial shows the in-depth metronome configuration in Studio One 4.
The previous tutorial explained the metronome basics in Studio One 4. However, we left the “Metronome Setup” window for this tutorial since it has in-depth features that must be explained separate.
This tutorial will present a step-by-step guide on the metronome setup window in Studio One 4.
- Open or create a new Studio One 4 song:
2. Locate the transport bar:
3. Locate the metronome setup option:
4. Click on it, and the “Metronome Setup” window will appear as:
This window presents several options that can be configured, these options can be explained as:
- Metronome Active: This switch can toggle the metronome ON/OFF. When ON it will be displayed as light blue, when OFF it will be grey.
- Render: When clicking on this option, the metronome will be rendered into an audio track.
- Accent: The slider on the left lets the user set the level of the accent beat, which is the first beat of the measure. The drop-down list next to it lets the user select the type of sound it will play.
- Beat: The slider on the left lets the user set the level of the non-accent beats, which are normally all the beats but the first one. The drop-down list next to it lets the user select the type of sound it will play.
- Offbeat: This feature is normally used optional. The slider on the left lets the user set the level of the off-beats. The drop-down list next to it lets the user select the type of sound it will play.
- Precount: This option lets the user turn the precount ON/OFF by either checking or unchecking the box next to it, as well as determining the number of bars it will happen.
- Preroll: This option lets the user turn the preroll ON/OFF by either checking or unchecking the box next to it, as well as determining the number of bars it will happen.
- Repeat Accent: This check box lets the user turn the repeat accent ON/OFF. When this is ON, the accent will be repeated, meaning if the time signature is set to 6/8 for example, the click will be played as 3/8 twice.
- Click in precount only: This option will make the click play only during the precount when checked.
- Click in play: This option will make the click play during the the playback stage when selected.
5. Configure the “Metronome Setup” window for the purpose of this tutorial:
For this tutorial, we will make sure the metronome plays during a 2-bar precount as well as during the playback stage. Also, we will raise the level of the accent beat to make it even more obvious.
The configurations should be:
- Metronome Active: ON.
- Accent Level: All the way up.
- Accent Sample: Clave.
- Beat Level: In the middle.
- Beat Sample: Click.
- Offbeat Level: All the way down (disabled).
- Offbeat Sample: Tambourine.
- Precount: Checked.
- Preroll: Checked.
- Repeat Accent: Un-checked.
- Clink in precount only: Un-checked.
- Click in play: Checked.
After applying the changes, our “Metronome Setup” window will look like this:
The window can be closed now and the configurations will be automatically applied to the Studio One 4 song.
At this point all the Metronome Setup window has been configured and the recording process can start. The in-depth metronome configurations have been explained. The tutorial has now finished.
We hope this tutorial on the in-depth metronome configurations in Studio One 4 has been helpful! Call OBEDIA today to learn how to use Studio One 4 from a digital audio professional.