Once no one used DAWs, we went into a recording studio and mixed on a large console. Almost without exception they all had a standard set of features. Remarkably modern DAWs still lack some of those essential features such as phase reverse, low pass filter and trim.
However in Studio One there's everything you need to be able to power up your mixing workflow and creating that classic mixer mode, you can even add a VU meter for extra vintage mojo.
Here is our free Studio One tip to show you how to give Studio One that workflow.
To create it you need to add the following plug-ins;
First add the PreSonus Mixtool. Mixtool will give you phase invert and gain on the channel. Depending on your channel width then Mixtool will offer you more options such as invert phase per channel and also channel swap.
The next plug-in to add is the free VU meter that can show you how much level you have coming into each channel before you start hitting the EQ and compressors.
Lastly add the very useful and increasingly powerful Fat Channel plug-in that will give you gate, compressor and EQ as well as a hi pass filter. Fat Channel gives several different options to choose from with both compressor and EQ, from modern to vintage, the units you choose will give you different flavours as well as different features, the choice is entirely down to taste.
Supercharge Your Fat Channel
Recently PreSonus has launched the Fat Channel collection offering some of the most loved classic compressors and EQ meaning that if you wish you can create an SSL, Neve or API type classic mixer template.
Save The Settings
Which is the final part of this tip, once you have the mixer channels set then save them as a template and then never reinvent the wheel again, simply import all your tracks into your mixer or save the channel as an FX chain.
It's a simple Studio One tip but we hope it's useful for some of you.