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Is using Layers the best practice for recording multiple voice over takes in Studio One 3?

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asked Jan 17, 2017 in Studio One 3 by brucegale (500 points)
I'd like to get your recommended best practice for recording my Voice Over practice sessions, which may also apply to rehearsing for or creating commercial sessions in my home studio.

As I'm relatively new to Studio One and home studio recording in general, what I've been doing in practice sessions is to use the Layer functionality to record multiple takes when practicing. I'd like to know what you think of this approach or if you'd suggest another. If Layers is the way to go, any special tips to consider?

I also thought about looping to record takes, but 1) I couldn't get it to work, and 2) I'm not sure if that's the right approach if I want to pause and listen to my recording before doing another.

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answered Jan 17, 2017 by LMike (14,690 points)
It depends on what your general preference is and if the layers system in Studio One fits your workflow and/or expectations for that kind of multi-take workflow.   I would always use it personally, yes, I find it quite useful for multiple takes.

Loop recording of takes can work in concert with layers.   You could have multiple layers with multiple looped takes on different layers, so in that regard the system in it's entirety is somewhat multi-dimensional.

Experiment and find a good workflow that's comfortable for you.