How to use Auto Punch in Studio One

The following tutorial shows the user a basic overview of How to use Auto Punch in Studio One.

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Studio One 4 gives the user the possibility of selecting an area of the timeline in which as soon as the transport bar passes through, the recording will start, and it will end as soon as the transport leaves that predetermined area. This is possible by using a function called “Auto Punch”, that basically automatically starts and stops recording around the selected area.

This tutorial will present a basic overview of how to use How to use Auto Punch in Studio One:

  1. Open a Studio One 4 song with at least one track where the recording will happen:

Auto Punch in Studio One 4

 

 

For the purpose of this tutorial, the recording will happen between bars 4 and 6.

 

 

2. Set your loop start and end points between bars 4 and 6:

Auto Punch in Studio One 4

 

 

3. Make sure the LOOP function is not active, by simply looking at the loop button from the transport bar greyed out:

Auto Punch in Studio One 4

 

 

4. Locate the AUTO PUNCH function at the transport bar, to the left of the word “Metronome”:

Auto Punch in Studio One 4

 

 

5. Click on it to turn it ON. It will light as RED indicating the function is ON:

Auto Punch in Studio One 4

 

 

6. Set the transport to the start of the song by pressing STOP:

Auto Punch in Studio One 4

 

 

7. Press the RECORD button from the transport bar and the playback will start. Recording will happen only between the loop region due the AUTO PUNCH enabled:

Auto Punch in Studio One 4

 

It is easy to see how the recording only happened between bars 4 and 6 as expected. As soon as the transport passed bar 6, the recording stopped and the playback kept happening. The Auto Punch function has been configured and operated successfully.

 

At this point we have successfully explained a basic overview of How to use Auto Punch in Studio One. The tutorial has now finished.

 

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