How to use Global SOLO/MUTE in Studio One 4

The following tutorial shows the user an overview of the Global Solo and Global Mute in Studio One 4.

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It can be common to find situations in which the mix engineer has some tracks in solo or mute, and wants to un-solo or un-mute all of them in order to listen to the whole mix, and then go back to the previously solo’ed or muted tracks. This can be done in Studio One 4 using the Global Solo and Global Mute buttons.

This tutorial will present a basic overview of how to use the Global Solo and Global Mute buttons in Studio One 4:

  1. Open a Studio One 4 song with several tracks:
Global SOLO/MUTE in Studio One 4
The picture above shows a Studio One 4 song with several tracks.

For the purpose of this tutorial we will solo the first two tracks.

2. Solo the first two tracks:

Global SOLO/MUTE in Studio One 4

 

At the point, if the user presses the play button, only the first two tracks will reproduce sound.

Suppose now that the user would like to un-solo all the tracks to listen to the complete mix for a while, and then re-solo the same two tracks to keep working on them. This can be done using the Global Solo button.

 

3. Locate the Global Solo button at the bottom of the track list from the timeline window:

Global SOLO/MUTE in Studio One 4

 

It is easy to see the Global Solo and also the Global Mute buttons. The Global Solo indicates there are tracks with the solo enabled because it appears as yellow.

 

4. Click on the Global Solo button and the yellow color will turn OFF:

Global SOLO/MUTE in Studio One 4

 

Note how none of the tracks appear to be in solo:

Global SOLO/MUTE in Studio One 4

 

 

At this point the user can listen to the complete mix and apply any changes to it. In order to go back to the solo’ed tracks, the user must click the Global Solo button again.

 

5. Click on the Global Solo button again, it will light up in yellow:

Global SOLO/MUTE in Studio One 4

 

Note how the first two tracks are in solo again:

Global SOLO/MUTE in Studio One 4

 

This same concept applies for the Global Mute button. The user can have certain tracks muted and might need to listen to the whole mix at some point in order to apply the required changes and then go back to the muted tracks. This can be done applying the same procedure explained before, but using the Global Mute button instead. The Global Mute button is located to the left of the Global Solo button.

At this point we have successfully explained how to use the Global Solo and Global Mute buttons in studio One 4. The tutorial has now finished.

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