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A complete rethinking that puts your productions on the fast track.
PreSonus Studio One Pro Software music creation and production software—for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista—makes audio recording, MIDI sequencing, and audio mastering ridiculously simple right out of the box. Yet Studio One Pro is loaded with a wealth of professional features.
Studio One Pro is the next generation in audio software, and here are a few of the reasons why: fresh code, innovative drag-and-drop MIDI mapping and plug-in management, auto-configuration with PreSonus hardware, insanely good audio quality, unlimited tracks and plug-ins per track, and a powerful, inventive Start page that literally puts the whole recording project right in your hands.
Far from just another music production software program, PreSonus Studio One Pro changes the rules of the game. You get a complete DAW application, easy-to-use from raw audio tracks to finished master with support for the latest standards and technologies.
High-End Audio Engine
Studio One Pro is based on a cutting-edge audio engine that delivers unparalleled sound and automatically switches between 32-bit and 64-bit floating-point processing on the fly (even with a 32-bit OS), ensuring the highest quality audio at all times.
Compatible and easy to configure
The Studio One Pro software is compatible with any ASIO-, Windows Audio-, or CoreAudio-compliant audio interface, including, of course, the entire line of PreSonus interfaces. It recognizes your PreSonus interface, and preprogrammed templates automatically create software inputs and assign them to the appropriate hardware inputs on your PreSonus interface. You don't have to configure your music software to work with your hardware—PreSonus Studio One Pro does it for you.
The software stores I/O configurations with each song, for each computer, and for each device driver. As a result, you can take a song to a friend's studio, use Studio One Pro with their interface, and when you get back to your studio, it will recall the original I/O configuration for the song, as if you never left. This works regardless of interface.
Innovative Start Page
A powerful tool that will appeal to professionals and hobbyists alike, the Start page allows you to access recent songs and projects, create new ones, configure external devices, and access tutorial information, demo songs, and a special PreSonus news feed. You can download updates and support materials directly from the Start page, without ever leaving Studio One Pro.
Easy to Navigate
Unlike most music production programs, a single, straightforward workspace allows you to track, edit, and mix in one easy-to-navigate window that you can access with a single click. Or if you wish, you can separate the Console and Arrange views and can even drag them to separate displays. A compact Console view allows you to mix while viewing the arrangement so you don't have to bounce back and forth between windows. You also can switch to a larger Console view—yet another way that Studio One Pro helps you work quickly while giving you maximum flexibility.
The Arrange view employs a waveform display with user-selectable color-coding and sample-level zoom. The Arrange view shows you the big picture, while the Edit view shows you the up-close details; used together, they virtually eliminate the need to zoom in and out. The Console view contains faders, solos, mutes, pans, and other expected elements. It also includes extensive sidechaining capability.
PreSonus Studio One Pro's Browser provides instant access to effects, loops, instruments, and other key elements. You can preview any audio clip, and if the clip has tempo information encoded, it will play synced to the song tempo.
Powerful Drag-and-Drop Features
Here's where it gets really interesting: Studio One Pro DAW's powerful drag-and-drop function allows you to drag an audio clip, effect, or a virtual instrument from the Browser directly onto a track in the Arrange or Console view. With time stretching Studio One Pro automatically matches tempo-encoded audio clips with song tempo.
You can copy an effect or a whole chain of effects with Presonus Studio One Pro—including settings—by simply dragging to a new track in the Console view. These are just a few of the many ways that Studio Ones Pro's Browser and drag-and-drop implementation allow you to work quickly, without scrolling through pages of menus. It's a lot more fun too! No other music production software program even comes close.
Studio One Pro supports ReWire and the VST and AU plug-in formats, including the VST 3 plug-in specification, so it is ready to use the newest plug-ins as they are released. It also utilizes automatic delay compensation, which keeps tracks in sync regardless of plug-in processing. But the most glittering gems are PreSonus' proprietary Native Effects Suite plug-ins, which include a wide variety of built-in effects, such as compressors, EQs, distortion, delay effects, amp modeling, modulation effects, and reverbs. These plug-ins process audio with 64-bit floating-point double precision. This is truly state-of-the-art technology. Three PreSonus virtual instruments are also bundled with Studio One, including SampleOne, a virtual sampler that offers the fastest sample mapping available.
Easy, Intuitive MIDI Mapping
When it comes to MIDI mapping, Studio One Pro changes the rules yet again. Of course, you can record MIDI parts and then tweak them in a piano-roll editor. But the real fun starts with Control Link, its intuitive MIDI-mapping system. Simply move the hardware and software controls to be linked and click the Link button for instant mapping. In Global mode, hardware and software controls maintain a one-to-one relationship, so a hardware control is linked directly to one software control for the entire program. In Focus mode, control maps only apply to a particular plug-in, so you can make different control maps for each plug-in, and the Focus map is stored with the plug-in, giving you no-sweat, context-sensitive MIDI mapping. This works with all parameters of any VST or AU plug-in.
Integrated Mastering Suite
The Project page offers complete mastering tools that are fully integrated with the rest of the program. All the necessary audio mastering tools are available from the Project page. You get effects, crossfades, volume envelopes, and meters. You can make disc images, burn Red Book CDs, and create digital-release albums, complete with metadata. In addition, PreSonus Studio One Pro creates an intelligent link when songs are placed in a Project for mastering, automatically updating any changes to the original tracks or subsequent mixes. From basic tracking to multiple-release mastering, PreSonus Studio One Pro Software is a complete music production solution.
Studio One Pro DAW Software
Reviewed by 13 customers
The best DAW available on the market by far. I've used Cubase, Nuendo, Cakewalk and other digital audio workstations in the past few years. None comes close to Presonus Studio One. This is basically Cubase in all forms, except better, way easier, and more user-friendly features. The drag-and-drop feature is off the hook. No more routing complexity to deal with. Studio One seems to run smoother, way smoother on the CPU as well, even after unloading some multi fx on the tracks. Those German engineers, same engineers behind Cubase and Nuendo, are doing an awesome job teaming up with Presonus to engineer this amazing DAW!! This particular application is so addictive that once you give it a try, you'll never go back!! I know I'm hooked!!
This DAW hits just about everything you would want in a DAW. I've used various DAW's for recording and this one seems to have most of the small details worked out that others do not. I absolutley love this program. It is very user friendly. Anyone from amature engineers to "Industry" engineers (who might think they're too good to use this product) can open this product and get started right away (being that you have sufficient gear). I would recommend to this to anyone looking to record. Thank you PreSonus.
P.S. it's unusual for me to give a perfect 10 for anything... given that what may be perfect for one person may not be perfect for another.
Nice Work Presonus. I actually feel like I got my moneys worth....
I ve been using this DAW for two months and it s all you need to produce any style of music. The layout is simple. I use Cubase AI 5 as well; I really like Cubase, but I must concede that Studio One sounds better to me. The mastering section is what blows the rest of the DAWs away. The concept of being able to mix and master an entire project in the same program truly defines the word innovation . I really don t have a need for a lot of plug-ins so the ones that come with the program, along with the loops, are more than enough. Between my Yamaha N12 digital mixer and Studio One, I have a very hard time leaving the studio.
Nothing is perfect, but this software comes as close as you can get. My only two gripes are (1) you can only have one effects window open at a time. My second gripe is that it would be nice to have a button or option that will bring all the tracks back to their default height. That s it. Pretty minor complaints I would say for new kid (DAW) on the block.
I used the Demo before I purchased it to be sure. I really like it. My Yamaha N12 board came with Cubase AI5 and I Like that too!! The workflow, mastering and sound quality gives Studio One the Edge. However the only dislike I have is that you can only have one "effects" window open at a time. With dual video monitors, Cubase AI5 wins that feature. I also prefer to mixdown thru the board instead of in Studio One. But that's a personal choice :-)I have problems burning Redbook CDs unless I check "make temp image" in the burn menu. Few people have this problem. I'm sure Presonus will get around to addressing the issue. No biggy though.The Digital release and Red book image making features are a HUGE, I mean Really Huge plus . That alone is worth the 200 dollars over the cost of the Artist version. Not to mentioned the boat load of effects and sounds and VSTs it comes with. I can make some money in the Mastering Section $$$$ .Studio One is excellent software and the transport features on my Yammy board works in Studio one. I'm still on the fence about buying a faderport for automation.Buy this DAW you will be very pleased with it.
I got tired of all the nickel and diming Avid was doing with features for Pro Tools that come standard on most any other DAW, and definitely got tired of them not adding features like Automatic Delay Compensation...It's funny PT 9 finally came with that, but it's too little too late for me as there was no learning curve with this program! It already had an option to map my keys like Pro Tools! I haven't had any weird errors or error codes that don't make any sense, NOT ONE! This program is built like a tank! Solid and ready to roll every time! And like others have said on here my mixes too have come out much cleaner sounding with less effort! Very intuitive! If you are using ANY other DAW right now, this is STILL worth the purchase. Don't question it, JUST BUY IT BABY!And Did I mention I haven't had to pay for an upgrade to this DAW yet? $150 from Pro Tools 7.3 to 7.4...Another $150 from 7.4 to 8...Studio One 1.0 to 1.2, to 1.5 to 1.6...Frrreeeeee! :)
This DAW blows Cubase out of the water! Beats SONAR, and ties Digital Performer and Logic. (Trust me, i have used all of them.) The only DAW this doesn't beat is Pro Tools, but i mean come on, Pro Tools have been around for over 15 years! Cue Mix built right in was huge for me. I only gave the features a 4.5/5 because the channels in the mixer box takes up a HUGE amount of space if you want to add effects whereas Logic and DP have it nice and compact. Other than that this DAW is AMAZING and i recommend it to anyone who's serious about recording.
I have been recording on DAWs for a very long, previously in Cubase, and have to say I am very impressed with Studio One. My mixes instantly sounded better and the workflow is extremely efficient. I gave a 4.5 for features just because it does not have a change pitch function, other than that it has all the features you need. The mastering project is also great for creating your final CDs. The plug-ins that come with Studio One were much better than I was expecting. I have previously used Waves plug-ins and find myself using the native plug-ins (they sound great) in place of the Waves. The time stretch function works very well also. Presonus got this one right, that?s for sure!
This software is simply the best DAW software that I've found. It does everything that protools and all these other "high end DAW's" do, only at a fraction of the cost, and the learning curve... no college courses needed here. It lets you get to the music making right off. The effects and plugins that come with this are amazing! Sound quality is unbelievable! The ease of use is so awesome! Ideal for me. Definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to upgrade to a pro-level DAW setup without the gigantic learning curve and cost. Compatible with almost anything you wanna throw in the mix. I use it with my Line 6 POD Studio UX2 interface. perfect! Try it out! I promise you'll love it! :)
I learned on Sonar 6 and still use it but then I won this on Musicians Friend and it is a little more user friendly than Sonar . The drag and drop is the way to go for faster midi setup . It will automatically find your audio interface which is cool . Has an easy to use mastering feature and you can burn from it pretty easy too . Had a few problems with the software here and there but after an easy update on the website it fixed all the glitches ! Great product for the price !!!
I know this sounds crazy. But I have imported files from my previous projects in ProTools and Cubase and I'm blown away by the mix engine in Studio One. The mixes are fatter and more 'analog' sounding. The stereo field sounds wider as well. Aside from the sound, it is such an intuitive workflow. These guys nailed it. Just the fact that you can drag in a virtual instrument and it automatically creates a midi track, routes it to the instrument and record enables the track in ONE MOVE!! I'm a guitarist that typically hates midi crap and this DAW is actually making me enjoy playing around with virtual instruments and creating loops. THANKS PRESONUS!