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Studio One: Bouncing Back

PreSonus Studio One Tips & Techniques
Published January 2018
By Larry the O

Screen 1: The top image shows two selected audio events in a track. Note the unselected event in the middle. When Bounce Selection is chosen, a new file is created that combines all events on the track in the range defined by the first to the last selected events. Bounce to New Track behaves quite differently. First, note that only selected events are bounced to the new track; events falling in between are ignored. Second, instead of replacing the selected source events, they are left in place, but muted when the bounce completes.Screen 1: The top image shows two selected audio events in a track. Note the unselected event in the middle. When Bounce Selection is chosen, a new file is created that combines all events on the track in the range defined by the first to the last selected events. Bounce to New Track behaves quite differently. First, note that only selected events are bounced to the new track; events falling in between are ignored. Second, instead of replacing the selected source events, they are left in place, but muted when the bounce completes.

We lift the lid on Studio One’s multifarious methods of exporting, bouncing and merging material.

What is the difference between bouncing and exporting? How does merging differ from transforming? Studio One has many ways of converting data in a song, and it can be difficult to keep them all straight in your mind, especially given that there are no standard definitions for terms like ‘bounce’, ‘merge’ or ‘export’ as they are used in different audio applications. Studio One is...

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Published January 2018