Welcome to Studio One
More Muscle. No Bloat.
Artists of all levels, from beginner to seasoned professional, will find Studio One a serious alternative to the intimidating, bloated offerings currently considered the standards. It’s a groundbreaking music creation and production application for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7 that makes audio recording, MIDI sequencing, and audio mastering ridiculously simple right out of the box.
Studio One changes the rules of the game with 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.
And although Studio One Pro hit the scene just months ago we’ve already added even still more pro chops with Version 1.5. From tracking to mixing to mastering and distribution, it’s the creative environment built for intuitive use, speed, and efficiency–and yet it’s robust enough for the most complex productions.
70+ v1.5 enhancements but still uncluttered and simple to use.
CLICK HERE for a cut-to-the-chase look at Version 1.5
How Studio One was Born (The Inside Story)
We had a clear and simple goal: Wipe the slate clean and apply decades of collective software and hardware experience to bring the DAW back to the musician and producer. After two years of coding and testing by some of the world’s finest programmers, Studio One Artist and Studio One Pro are the result.
New-Generation Audio Engine Under the Hood
Studio One employs a unique, state-of-the-art audio engine that delivers incredibly clear, accurate sound. Studio One Pro features a 64-bit floating-point version of this audio engine that automatically switches between 64- and 32-bit operation on the fly to accommodate 32-bit plug-ins. This means you always get the highest possible sound quality and blazing speed. Studio One Artist features the same audio engine but always operates in 32-bit mode.
Compatible and Easy to Configure
Studio One is compatible with any ASIO-, Windows Audio-, or CoreAudio-compliant audio interface, including, of course, the entire line of PreSonus interfaces.
Innovative Start Page
From the moment you connect your PreSonus hardware and launch Studio One, it’s evident that this is a new and better way to record music.
Easy to Navigate
One click lands you on the Song page, a single, straightforward workspace that allows you to track, edit, and mix in one easy-to-navigate window.
Studio One’s powerful drag-and-drop functions let you to drag an audio clip, effect, or a virtual instrument from the Browser directly onto a track in the Arrange or Console (mixer) view. Want to save an audio or MIDI clip as a file or save an effect or VI preset? Just drag it from the Arrange or Console view back to the Browser—done!
Cue Mix Built In
All PreSonus FireStudio-series audio interfaces include an internal software mixer that allows you to set up cue (monitor) mixes with zero latency. Manage these cue mixes from within Studio One, rather than using the external control panels normally required.
Mixdown Made Easy
The advantages of an integrated music-production system built from the ground up continue when it’s time to mix. Studio One’s Console is available in the Song page at all times, but it can be separated and even dragged to a second monitor.
Mastering (Studio One Pro)
Several DAWs offer integrated mastering capabilities to varying degrees. Without that capability, you need a separate mastering application. But no other DAW offers a truly integrated mastering suite comparable to the Project page in Studio One Pro.
Want to do sound for picture? With Studio One Pro, you can import any QuickTime video into a Song for playback and sync, with adjustable video-playback size and time offset. Simply drag-and-drop the video from the Browser into the arrangement to import it and, optionally, extract the audio from the video and place it on a new audio track. A new Follow Edit Position helps sync to specific video frames by adjusting the playback-cursor position based on the current edit position.
But Wait, There’s Yet Even Still More…
It’s obvious that Studio One keeps you out of a maze of nested windows and dialog boxes. And if you’re an experienced engineer or producer, you can already appreciate the attention to workflow, which will help you more efficiently make a record. Here are a few more things to consider:
Key Command Editor
Version 1.5 adds a new key-command editor with Search and Learn features for creating and modifying keyboard shortcuts. The search feature finds specific key commands and shows which functions they trigger and also finds specified functions and displays the key commands to which they are assigned.
Control Link™ MIDI Mapping With “Focus”
Studio One integrates with hardware controllers simply and easily. The usefulness of the coolest plug-in or instrument is, after all, greatly diminished if you can’t easily touch it with more than a mouse! We solved this problem once and for all.
Native Plug-Ins and More
Even if you don’t own any plug-ins, we have you covered. If you do own plug-ins, you’ll want Studio One Pro, which supports the VST 2, VST 3, and AU plug-in formats, as well as ReWire.
Unlimited Undo History
Even after you’ve saved!
Studio One Artist and Studio One Pro
Studio One comes in two flavors to suit your specific needs. We understand that there are different ways of making music and different levels of involvement. Some of you are cruising in home studios, capturing your creative grooves on your own time and at your own pace. Others are working in a project or commercial studio, whether on the clock for paying clients or producing your own work for sale.
Try It For Free
We make bold claims about Studio One. And we put our code where our mouth is by offering you a free trial download. Try it and discover how easy creating music can be. Or visit your PreSonus dealer and ask for a full demo.
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The Complete Guided Tour of Studio One
What follows is a comprehensive overview of Studio One. If you click on all the links, it’s long, detailed, and not for the faint of heart. But we’ve broken it down into a lot of easy-to-digest subsections.
Launching Studio One always lands you on the Start page. Think of it as the base camp for everything you are working on. The Start page is also your portal to the support team behind Studio One.
Welcome to your new recording studio! Here’s where our new approach to graphic interfaces makes creating music so much easier for you.
Layout and Organization
Browser and Pool
Power Buttons and Track Tools
Audio and Instrument Track Automation
The deep automation capabilities of Studio One won’t be apparent until you start mixing. But even during tracking you have a lot of useful options.
Studio One Pro ships with 25 64-bit Native Effects™ signal-processor plug-ins and one specialized plug-in (Pipeline). Studio One Artist ships with 20 32-bit plug-ins. Studio One Pro also supports VST 2.4, VST 3, AU, and ReWire. Neither version imposes limits on the number of plug-ins that can be used in a given Song. You’re limited only by your computer. [Image: Song Page_Browse_Effects Menu]
Studio One also ships with four native virtual instruments. Two of them have just undergone serious upgrades.
Dynamic Time Stretching
Studio One now uses dynamic time-stretching to change tempos within an event, rather than having to slice the event into separate events with different tempos. Constrain position when dragging events between tracks within a defined range, use a keyboard shortcut to fast-forward and rewind by measures, and accelerate scrolling while dragging with the new Turbo mode. When you select a region on a track, you can now extend the selection using Shift and the Up/Down arrow keys. When you select and remove a range in the Edit menu, the time in between regions will be deleted and the regions will snap together.
Studio One’s mixing capabilities are straightforward, intuitive, and easy to use. You can mix as many tracks and use as much processing as your computer CPU can handle. And Studio One’s powerful drag-and-drop features make it quick and easy to bring in new elements, effects, presets, and more.
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