We explore the new Podcast Production template in Studio One.
My plan for this month's workshop was to go through the creation of a podcasting template that you can use with Studio One every time you want to record or edit a new podcast. However, in the last update to Studio One 4.6, PreSonus added a very useful Podcast Production template, which already has everything set up and ready to go, completely stealing my thunder. So, I'm going to change tack a little bit and go into why the template has what it has, and also give you a few additional tips and pointers that are missing from the template.
So, let's open Studio One, create a new song and under Styles select 'Podcast Production'. Studio One presents you with a three-track project. Track 1 is labelled 'Music', track 2 'Host' and track 3 'Second Mic or Loopback'. This is your standard podcasting setup. You have a track for background music, intro and outro music and sound effects. Host is for recording your voice, or whoever is moderating/narrating the podcast, and the third track is for your guest's voice, assuming you have one.
Recording and editing a podcast is really no different from any other multitrack audio project, but we're just trying to keep things as simple and repeatable as possible. The single window plus browser approach of Studio One makes it easy to drag music and sound effects into your project...