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Add Lyrics track to Studio One

+121 votes
asked Mar 15, 2016 in Studio One Feature Requests by tshadgett (2,830 points)
Would like to be able to type lyrics directly into studio one. Maybe use this with the Arrange track somehow, so it's linked to a song section? That way, you could use scratch pad features also.

Basically, just so I don't have to make a Word document for every song.

Extra points if the lyrics are musically linked, just so the spacing between words etc. is (more or less) correct.

11 Answers

+33 votes
answered Mar 16, 2016 by AlexTinsley (828,230 points)
selected May 31, 2018 by AlexTinsley
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+13 votes
answered Mar 6, 2017 by kasmonkey (750 points)
Yes yes! You would think that all DAWs are about composing, and lyrics are so not thought about as much :(
+1 vote
answered Jan 30, 2018 by neiljordan1 (16,580 points)

Definitely! I also think a closely related feature request is the need some to capture guitar/bass tabs in a similar way. See here for that suggestion.

+6 votes
answered May 31, 2018 by (1,170 points)
I'd like the lyrics track right above the chord track for easier recording of vocals.  Use something like "Tab to Transient" to snap the words to the starting point of chords in the chord track of Studio One 4.0
+11 votes
answered Aug 21, 2018 by ali.hsj (460 points)
100% YES. It would be so helpful.
–1 vote
answered Oct 5, 2018 by liliwass (130 points)
You can always use the marker place to add lyrics, it's not perfect, but it does the trick, in a pinch ;)

I wouldn't recommend to long sentences, but then you can just add the next part of the sentence in the appropriate place.

Also they will stick to the starting place when you scale the window

But the ability to add a lyric "Track" would be nice :)
+5 votes
answered Jan 25, 2019 by (590 points)
This feature request was originally made 3 years ago... any progress?
+5 votes
answered Jul 18, 2019 by stevemonro (280 points)
I can't believe this is still not a thing yet.
+4 votes
answered Nov 4, 2019 by resonantmodes (350 points)
This one feature would make Studio One a must-have tool to use outside of mix/master production.  Even the ability to to use the above text controls on a marker dialog text would be very helpful.  I'm to the point I require features like this to improve my Studio One experience - it already has an extremely strong production suite.  I believe it is time to add/accentuate S1 song writing attributes along with production for lyricists and song writers - as well.  Notion has uses but the workflow simplicity from adding lyric text and timing manipulation would be awesome - as well as integration with Notion to output notation.
+1 vote
answered Jan 15 by dougunrau (210 points)

I would like to see lyrics connected to the pattern maker to make it easy to play with phrasing and melody of a lyric during the writing phase.

You could then convert it to a part and send it to notion.

+1 vote
answered May 15 by jeevgeorge (170 points)
Definitely! As a song writer, this is much needed!