NOTE: This article goes over setting up and using SSD5.5 in Studio One, after installation. If you need help installing SSD5.5, please refer to this one of these links:
How to use SSD5.5 in Studio One
This article will go through the following steps:
- How to add SSD 5.5 to a new track
- How to load a kit/individual instruments
- How to set MIDI input from a controller/E-Kit
- How to use SSD 5.5 in Multi-Out
1. Add SSD 5.5 to a new track:
Open a new project and click the Browse Tab, then "Instruments". Under 'Steven Slate' will be SSDSampler5. Drag this to your tracks area.
Then, click the Keyboard Icon on the track, to open/close SSD5.5.
2. How to load a kit/individual instruments
Open the SSD 5.5 plug-in and go to the "Create" tab (Upper left). Next to "LIBRARY", user's will notice two buttons: "Inst" and "Kits".
The "Inst" menu is used for loading individual instruments. You can load instruments by dragging them to the corresponding pieces on the drum-kit GUI.
Not all libraries shown are included with SSD5Library. Some are expansions that can be purchased separately.
NOTE: SSD 5 Classic Vol 1/2, and SSD 5 Classic Signature libraries only contain Kicks, Snares, and Toms.
The "Kits" menu is used for loading an entire kit preset at once. You can load kit presets by double-clicking on them.
3. Set MIDI input from a controller/E-Kit
NOTE: User's who are writing in MIDI notes/just using MIDI grooves can skip this step.
Go to your Studio One menu bar at the top of your screen and go to Studio One → Preferences → External Devices. Hit the "Add" button.
On the next page, scroll through the list of manufacturers and see if you can find your specific controller. If you can find your device, select it and set "Receive From" to the out from your Device. Hit "OK" to add.
If your device doesn't appear, you will have to manually add it. Go to the top of the scroll-down menu. If using a MIDI controller select "New Keyboard", and if using an E-kit select "New Instrument". Set "Receive From" to the out from your Device. Hit "OK" to add.
Exit from the Studio One preferences and you should now be able to play SSD5.5 with your controller/e-kit.
Once the controller is set up, user's can map different keys/pads to the SSD instruments of their choice by going through the SSD 5.5 mapping process.
4. How to use SSD 5.5 in Multi-Out
Users can to route different instruments/mics in SSD to different channels in Studio One, in order to apply different plug-ins/processing to different channels. To set this up, please refer to this link.