Alternate Tool Menu in Studio One 4

The following tutorial shows the user an overview of the Alternate Tool Menu in Studio One 4.

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Studio One 4 gives their users the possibility of toggling between the Arrow Tool and any other tool of the tool menu by simply holding command (on a Mac). This ability is crucial for the engineer when performing tasks like editing, in which the constant switch between slicing audio and dragging it will happen. Instead of manually switching with the mouse from the Arrow Tool to the Slice Tool, the user can simply assign the slice tool as the Alternate Tool and hold command to toggle between these two.

 

This tutorial will present a step-by-step process on how to setup the Alternate Tool in Studio One 4:

 

 

  1. Open a Studio One 4 song:
Alternate Tool Menu in Studio One 4
The picture above shows a Studio One 4 song.

 

It is easy to see how to main tool selected is the Arrow Tool, because it appears highlighted blue from the tool menu:

Alternate Tool Menu in Studio One 4

 

 

The user can assign an alternate tool that can be toggled by holding the command key.

 

 

2. Locate the Arrow Tool and click on the icon to show to alternate tool menu as:

Alternate Tool Menu in Studio One 4

 

 

3. Select any tool of the alternate tool menu by clicking on it.

For the purpose of this tutorial we will select the Split Tool:

Alternate Tool Menu in Studio One 4

 

 

As soon as the Split Tool has been selected, it is easy to see how a blue line will appear under it indicating it is currently set as the alternate tool:

Alternate Tool Menu in Studio One 4

 

 

The user can now simply toggle between the Arrow Tool (main tool) and the Split Tool (alternate) by holding command.

 

At this point we have successfully demonstrated how to setup the alternate tool in studio One 4. The tutorial has now finished.

 

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