Studio One 4 - Two Chord Track Tips You May Not Know

The Chord Track in Studio One Version 4 has really changed the way in which it’s possible to work in a DAW. I know that it has opened up many new creative possibilities in my own personal workflow, which were simply not achievable before.

That being said, it does take a bit of getting used to, because it’s not just a set of Markers for adding Chord Data, but rather a Dynamic tool that can non-destructively change your entire song with a single click.

If you’re interested in learning more about The Chord Track, here are 3 different tutorials that I’ve done in the past covering some of the creative possibilities:

  1. Producing With The Chord Track In Studio One 4 - Working With Instrument Tracks

  2. Tip - How To Render Chord Track Changes Into Instrument Parts (MIDI Events) In Studio One 4

  3. How To Create Instant 808 Bass Lines Using The Chord Track In Studio One 4

Now If you’ve spent any time using The Chord Track - one of the areas that may be familiar, is using both Instrument Parts & Audio Events to “extract” or “detect” chord information - which can then be added to the main Global Chord Track. It’s also worth pointing out that once you have this information, it can be applied in various different ways to Audio Tracks & Instrument Tracks alike.

But did you know that there are some simple shortcuts that can be used to help speed up the process?

In this video I demonstrate a couple miscellaneous tips that can be used when working with The Chord Track in Studio One Version 4 with both Audio Events, and Instrument Parts (MIDI Events).

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Cheers, Marcus