Inspector Overview in Studio One 4

The following tutorial is an Inspector Overview in Studio One 4.

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Studio One 4 presents the user with the Inspector, a dedicated tab located on the left of the screen that shows information of each track related to its type, name, FX routing, etc. Depending on the track type, the Inspector will show different information.

This tutorial will present a basic overview of the Inspector in Studio One 4:

 

  1. Open a Studio One 4 song with tracks:
Inspector Overview in Studio One 4
The picture above shows a Studio One 4 song with several tracks.

 

 

In order to use the Inspector, we must select a track. Note from the previous picture that the selected track is “Synth”.

 

 

2. Look for the top left option buttons:

Inspector Overview in Studio One 4

 

 

3. Click on the second option “Inspector”:

Inspector Overview in Studio One 4

 

 

4. The inspector tab will show as:

Inspector Overview in Studio One 4

 

 

Note the inspector window in this case shows important information such as:

  • Track number
  • Track name
  • Track type
  • Layers
  • Note FX
  • Inputs
  • Outputs
  • Record Enable/Solo/Mute/Pan

 

 

In the case of the “Synth”, the information shown by the inspector is related to an instrument track, that is why the actual virtual instrument “Mai Tai” is shown. Also, options such as Timebase, Transpose and Note FX, are obviously only applicable to instrument tracks.

 

 

In order to see the Inspector tab for another track, the user must only click on another track and it will automatically switch.

 

 

5. Click on an audio track to show the Inspector of that track. For the purpose of this tutorial we will click on the “Piano” track:

Inspector Overview in Studio One 4

 

 

Note the inspector window in this case shows important information such as:

  • Track number
  • Track name
  • Track type
  • Layers
  • Tune mode
  • Inputs
  • Outputs
  • Inserts
  • Sends
  • Record Enable/Solo/Mute/Pan

 

 

In the case of the “Piano” track, the information shown by the inspector is related to an audio track. Options related to MIDI are not shown because this track simply does not have any MIDI information contained.

 

The user is encouraged to look at the Inspector for other track types to understand the differences.

 

At this point we have successfully explained a basic overview of the Inspector in studio One 4. The tutorial has now finished.

 

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