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Step Record is not recording

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asked Mar 1, 2018 in Studio One 3 by andrewbaldwin2 (110 points)


I have just purchased Studio One Professional  to replace Cakewalk.

My problem is I am trying to step record following the instructions in the manual

I have enabled  it as per the Screen Shot

When I play the Instrument on my Midi Keyboard (Alesis Q88) I can hear the sound but it does not Step record
When I use the normal Record function and record I play notes and it records fine

Any help will be appreciated

Windows 10 64 bit
32 G Ram

Thanks Andrew

PS apart from this minor issue (probably a user issue) I am very impressed and money well spent

5 Answers

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answered Mar 2, 2018 by andrewbailey2 (460 points)
Hi all

No answer yet, I would like assistance if possible

I'm pretty sure its something basic I am doing wrong.

I did manage to get it to work but only after I record live on the track, then If I step record it works, however if I delete the part I recorded live, it reverts back to me being unable to step record on that track

Any assistance would be great

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answered Mar 3, 2018 by andrewbailey2 (460 points)
Double click on the track at bar 1 to arm it and it will work
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answered Mar 7, 2018 by glenndobson (140 points)
Make sure you use the paint tool in the edit view to select an area to record.
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answered Dec 22, 2019 by craigvreeken (140 points)
Andrew, I am having the exact same issue.  I know I got it to work before, but it's not working now, and I do think I am doing something wrong or missing a step.  Did you ever get it figured out?
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answered Oct 5, 2020 by leskonley (140 points)

This can be confusing, but step recording doesn't work UNLESS there's a clip event defined on the track. With normal recording, the clip "event" is created automatically. But if we're starting with a fresh track and no events, the FIRST step we need to do is to paint an empty event between the measures we want to step record into. 

There needs to be a "container" to hold the MIDI notes! Using the pencil tool, manually paint that event box either in the edit window or directly on the sequencer track. You could even paint a 1-measure event and then stretch it to however long you want it to be.

Once an EMPTY clip event is on the track, THEN step record works - but only between the measures where the event box exists! No event clip, no step recording!