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PRESONUS STUDIO ONE PRO MUSIC PRODUCTION SOFTWARE

Presonus STUDIO ONE PRO Software

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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 a year and a half ago, we've already added even still more pro chops with Version. 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.

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 instantly to accommodate 32-bit plug-ins. This means you always get the highest possible audio fidelity 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.

Drag-and-Drop-o-Rama

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.

Picture This

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 1.5/1.6 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 3.1, 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.

Okay, strap in and grease up your mouse. It's the...

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.

Start Page

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.

Song Page

Welcome to your new recording studio! Here's where our new approach to graphic interfaces makes creating music so much easier for you.

Track Editing

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.

Effects Plug-ins

Studio One Pro comes with 25 64-bit Native Effects signal-processor plug-ins and one specialized plug-in (Pipeline). Studio One Artist comes with 20 32-bit plug-ins. Studio One Pro also supports VST 2.4, VST 3.1, 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.

Virtual Instruments

Studio One also comes 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.

Mixing

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.

  • Mixing Overview
  • Mixer Architecture
  • Mix Console Views
  • Channels Strips
  • Console Building Blocks: Audio I/O, Inserts/Sends, Sidechains, and EQ
  • Plug-in Latency and Delay Compensation
  • Cue Mixes: The PreSonus Advantage
  • Subs
  • Metering
Automation: The Rest of the Story

The answer to questions about Studio One's automation capabilities is "Yes." Nearly every parameter in Studio One, including virtual effects and instruments, can be automated using a mouse or a MIDI-mapped hardware controller.

  • Automation Modes
  • Creating Automation Tracks
  • Audio-Track and Instrument-Track Automation
  • Console Automation
  • Automation Tracks
The Project Page (Studio One Pro Mastering Suite)

Pay attention! This is unique to Studio One Pro. You don't get this with other DAWs.

The Project page is the other window in Studio One Pro. (Yep, just two windows to create and complete an album!) In the Project page, you can lay out your album by selecting, sequencing, pacing, and processing your Songs. Then you can deliver the finished goods to web sites, FaceBook - anywhere on the internet via SoundCloud.

  • Integrated Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering
  • Distribution
    A new menu item enables you to upload songs, art, and metadata to the SoundCloud Web service directly from Studio One Pro.
Finally... (like you really read this far)

Many DAWs have made the claim of being revolutionary, groundbreaking, life-changing, etc. And some of them were. Then commercial evolution took hold, turning many of these fine products into bloatware.

We felt we could do better. We combined our considerable experience as developers of audio-interface hardware with the expertise of a team of preeminent German DAW designers to create an engineering "dream team." This team reevaluated the entire process of computer-based recording and considered how we could build a superior new application using fresh software code and the latest technologies. The result is Studio One.

Whether you climb onboard with Studio One Artist or Studio One Pro, your experience of creating and recording music is about to improve dramatically. If you are new to recording, you're starting in the right place because Studio One makes music production easier than you imagined possible, yet it doesn't skimp on features. If you are switching from a hardware sequencer (say, in a keyboard workstation), get ready for more music-production power than you've ever experienced. If you are here because of dissatisfaction with your current DAW, get ready to feel springtime fresh!

From microphone input to main output, PreSonus Studio One is the culmination of decades of experience collected by real musicians, engineers, and whole bunch of really great customers and friends. And you are...

Studio One Artist or Studio One Pro?

Whether you just want to get tracks down with minimum hassle or want to do elaborate production and mastering,Studio One meets your needs, with two different versions. Here's a brief comparison of the two packages. Measure them against your needs and find the solution that works best for you.

Studio One Artist

(new1.5/1.6 features shown in red)

Studio One Artist is not a dumbed-down, "lite" version of Studio One Pro. Rather, it's a powerful entry-level version of the same creative recording and production platform, with unlimited track count and the same intuitive interface. Studio One Artist is bundled with all PreSonus audio interfaces and is also available separately from authorized dealers

  • Elegant single-window work environment
  • Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
  • Unlimited audio tracks, MIDI tracks, virtual instruments, buses, and FX channels
  • Content Browser with convenient sort options and preview player
  • Automatic delay compensation
  • Advanced automation
  • 32-bitaudio processing
  • Easy-to-use sidechain routing
  • Stunning virtual instruments
  • User-friendly sampler
  • Most intuitive MIDI-mapping system available
  • Real-time audio time stretching and resampling
  • K-System metering
  • Compatible with any ASIO-, Windows Audio-, or Core Audio-compliant audio interface
  • Works with key commands from Pro Tools, Cubase, and Logic - or create your own key commands
Cool New Stuff in
  • OS X Snow Leopard 64-bit version
  • Follow Edit Position mode - the timeline cursor follows the event position
  • Improved automation editing
    • Figure drawing (line, parabola, square, triangle, saw, sine)
    • Unique Transform Tool (line, parabola, square, triangle, saw, sine)
    • Selected Automation Track points locked to selected events (move selected automation with selected events)
    • Key Command editor
    • Save/Load template
    • Learn function
    • Search function
    • Undo History
    • In Menu/View/History
    • Drag to Browser functions
    • Drop Instrument Parts to File Browser to export MIDI file at drop location
    • Drop Audio Events or ranges to File Browser to export audio clip at drop location
      • Fade is bounced to audio
      • Drop Presets from mixer (Inserts and Instruments)
    • To File Browser creates preset in folder of file system
    • To Instrument or Effect Browser creates preset at user's preset location 
    • Works for FX chains (drag insert label to browser)
    • REX file support - place on audio track
    • Select single slices in the Browser
    • Load into Sample One with right-click menu

Mackie HUI support for software controllers

    • Control-surface placement for grouping fader banks together
    • Mackie Extender support
    • 4 Groups possible
    • Arrange surfaces via drag-and -drop
    • File Type filter for Browser in Options/Locations/File Types - shows all supported file types
    • Add/remove user file extensions to list to be shown in File Browser 
    • Drum-map pitch-name editor
    • Save/Load pitch-name lists
    • GM list available as preset
    • Plug-in Bypass function (automatable)
    • Dynamic Timestretch - accommodates tempo changes within Events
    • Delete Time (Range) function
    • Export Stems
    • Tracks and Channels - Choose from Tracks in the Arrangement page, or Channels in the Console, including buses and FX Channels
    • Overlaps- Choose to create overlaps if exporting between markers
    • Select All/None
    • MIDI Preview player - plays MIDI through the selected Instrument Track
    • Expand MIDI files to preview single tracks and drag them to the arrangement
    • Constrain position when on dragging events between tracks
    • Has an automatic snapping range
    • Hold Shift to turn off snapping
    • MTC Send option in instruments device
    • Display Offset option in Song Setup
    • Clear Recent Documents function
    • 1.In the menu
    • 2.Contextual menu on Start page Recent list
    • Quantize note ends
    • Latency compensation for Insert FX on input channels
    • Turbo mode for scroll while dragging (press Space Bar while dragging)
    • Locate when clicked in empty space (Options/Advanced/editing)
    • Locate to Mouse Cursor command (Cmd + Space)
    • Browser commands
    • Delete,New Folder, Rename
    • Move/Copy via drag-and-drop
    • Global Dithering option in the Advanced Options/Audio engine - enables use of third-party dithering
    • Drag audio ranges to Sample One or Impact (audio will be bounced)
    • Support for Apple Loops (CAF files, OS X only)
    • Split at Cursor command
    • Show in Console command in Plug-in Editor's Plug-in Select menu - helps to find your open plug-in in the console
    • Nudge commands in Edit menu
    • Drag notes from Editor to timeline or Browser (creates part or MIDI file)
    • Set loop-range left and right with Cmd and Alt mouse-click in the timeline ruler
    • Musical functions to split notes based on quantization and to explode pitches to new Parts
Effects and Instruments
  • Native Effects 32-bit effects library with 20 dynamics processors, reverbs,modulations effects, amp simulators, etc.
  • Ampire- Amplifier-Modeling
  • Analog Delay tape-delay emulation
  • Auto Filter - Envelope Filter
  • Beat Delay - Tempo-Synchronized Delay
  • Binaural Pan - Stereo Panning Effect
  • Channel Strip - Dynamics Processing and Equalizer
  • Chorus- Mono/Stereo Chorus
  • Compressor- Mono/Stereo Variable Compressor
  • Expander- mono/stereo expander
  • Flanger- Stereo/Mono Flanger
  • Gate- noise gate, now with MIDI trigger
  • Level Meter - sizable peak/rms meter
  • Limiter- Mono/Stereo Limiter
  • Mixtool- Phase and MS Utility
  • MixVerb- Mono/Stereo Reverb
  • Phase Meter phase-correlation analysis
  • Phaser- mono/stereo phaser
  • ProEQ - 7-band parametric EQ
  • Red Light Distortion - distortion processor
  • Room Reverb - stereo/mono room reverb
  • Scope- full featured oscilloscope with sidechain input
  • Spectrum Meter - frequency analyzer
  • Tricomp- 3-band compressor
  • Tuner- instrument tuner
  • X-Trem- mono/stereo tremolo
  • Four virtual instruments
  • ImpactSample Trigger Drum Instrument with 32 drum kits by Ueberschall
    • Nowwith multi-velocity layer capability
  • PresenceSample Player Virtual Instrument with 200 sampled instruments by Digital SoundFactory
    • Now with multi-FX section and up to 96 voices
    • NewSynth Session Soundset adds over 150 new instruments
  • Sample One Sampler Virtual Instrument
    • New design with high-quality filter and switchable filter types, and now up to 96voices
  • Mojito Analog-Modeling Subtractive Synthesizer
  • Native Instruments Kore Player with 150 instruments
  • Native Instruments Guitar Rig LE
  • ToontrackEZ Drummer Lite
  • Nearly 1,400 drum loops (1.4 GB!) by Bandmate Loops
  • Up to five installations and activations
  • Free jambalaya recipe!

For the committed, spends-days-locked-in-the-studio producer, Studio One Pro adds a serious mastering suite, 64-bit audio, VST and AU support, more 64-bit Native Effects plug-ins, and boatloads more third-party resources. You can buy Studio One Pro separately or upgrade to it from Studio One Artist.

Highlights
  • Elegant single-window work environment
  • Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
  • Unlimited audio tracks, MIDI tracks, virtual instruments, buses, and FX channels
  • Content browser with convenient sort options and preview player
  • Integrated mastering suite with automatic mix updating, Red Book CD burning, and digital release
  • MP3 import and export
  • AU, VST 2, VST 3.1, and ReWire support
  • Automatic delay compensation
  • Advanced automation
  • 64-bit audio processing
  • Easy-to-use sidechain routing
  • Stunning virtual instruments
  • User-friendly sampler
  • Most intuitive MIDI-mapping system available
  • Real-time audio time stretching and resampling
  • K-System metering
  • Compatible with any ASIO-, Windows Audio-, or Core Audio-compliant audio interface
  • Works with key commands from Pro Tools, Cubase, and Logic - or create your own key commands
Cool New Stuff in
  • Integrated QuickTime Video Player
  • Import video via + button or drag to Video Player or arrangement
  • Video Offset setting with frame skip
  • Audio-track extraction
  • Mute button to mute audio embedded in video
  • First-of-its-kind integrated SoundCloud client
  • Upload to SoundCloud directly from Studio One
  • Digital Release has real-time mixdown
  • Add album/song art to Project
  • Add post-fader master inserts to Project
  • OSX Snow Leopard 64-bit Version
  • Follow Edit Position Mode - the timeline cursor follows the event position
  • Improved automation editing
  • Figure drawing (line, parabola, square, triangle, saw, sine)
  • Unique Transform Tool (line, parabola, square, triangle, saw, sine)
  • Selected Automation Track points locked to selected events (move selected automation with selected events)
  • Key Command editor
  • Save/Load template
  • Learn function
  • Search function
  • Undo History
  • In Menu/View/History
  • Drag to Browser functions
  • Drop instrument parts to File Browser to export MIDI file at drop location
  • Drop audio events or ranges to File Browser to export audio clip at drop location
  • Fade is bounced to audio
  • Drop Presets from mixer (Inserts and Instruments)
  • To File Browser creates preset in folder of file system
  • To Instrument or Effect Browser creates preset at user's preset location 
  • Works for FX chains (Drag insert label to browser)
  • REX file support - place on audio track
  • Select single slices in the browser
  • Load into Sample One with right-click menu
  • Mackie HUI support for software controllers
  • Control-surface placement for grouping fader banks together
  • Mackie Extender support
  • 4 Groups possible
  • Arrange surfaces via drag-and-drop
  • File Type filter for Browser in Options/Locations/File Types - shows all supported file types
  • Add/remove user file extensions to list to be shown in File Browser 
  • Drum-map pitch-name editor
  • Save/Load pitch-name lists
  • GM list available as preset
  • Plug-in Bypass function (automatable)
  • Dynamic Timestretch - accommodates tempo changes within Events
  • Delete time (Range) function
  • Export Stems
  • Tracks and Channels - Choose from Tracks in the Arrangement, or Channels in the Console, including buses and FX Channels
  • Overlaps- Choose to create overlaps if exporting between markers
  • Select All/None
  • MIDI preview player - plays MIDI through the selected Instrument Track
  • Expand MIDI files to preview single tracks/drag them to the arrangement
  • Constrain position when dragging events between tracks
  • Has an automatic snapping range
  • Hold Shift to turn off snapping
  • MTC Send option in instruments device
  • Display Offset option in Song Setup
  • Clear Recent Documents function
  • 1.In the menu
  • 2.Contextual menu on Start page Recent list
  • Quantize note ends
  • Latency compensation for Insert FX on input channels
  • Turbo mode for scrolling while dragging (press space bar while dragging)
  • Locate when clicked in empty space (Options/Advanced/editing)
  • Locate to Mouse Cursor command (Cmd + Space)
  • Browser commands
  • Delete, New Folder, Rename
  • Move/Copy via drag-and-drop
  • Global Dithering option in the Advanced Options/Audio Engine - enables use of third-party dithering
  • Drag audio ranges to Sample One or Impact (audio will be bounced)
  • Support for Apple Loops (CAF files, OS X only)
  • Split at Cursor command
  • Show in Console command in Plug-in Editor's Plug-in Select menu - helps to find your open plug-in in the console
  • Nudge commands in Edit menu
  • Drag notes from Editor to timeline or Browser (creates part or MIDI file)
  • Set loop-range left and right with Cmd and Alt mouse-click in the timeline ruler
  • Musical functions to split notes based on quantization and explode pitches to new Parts
Effects and Instruments
  • Native Effects 64-bit effects library with 26 dynamics processors,reverbs, modulations effects, amp simulators, etc.
  • Ampire - Amplifier-Modeling
  • Analog Delay - tape-delay emulation
  • Auto Filter - Envelope Filter
  • Beat Delay - Tempo-Synchronized Delay
  • Binaural Pan - Stereo Panning Effect
  • Channel Strip - Dynamics Processing and Equalizer
  • Chorus - Mono/Stereo Chorus
  • Compressor - Mono/Stereo Variable Compressor
  • Expander - mono/stereo expander
  • Flanger - Stereo/Mono Flanger
  • Gate - noise gate, now with MIDI trigger
  • Groove Delay - multitap and tempo-synchronized delay
  • Level Meter - sizable peak/rms meter
  • Limiter - Mono/Stereo Limiter
  • Mixtool - Phase and MS Utility
  • MixVerb - Mono/Stereo Reverb
  • Multiband Dynamics - mono/stereo multiband compressor/expander
  • Phase Meter - phase-correlation analysis
  • Phaser - mono/stereo phaser
  • Pipeline - hardware insert (use external hardware processor, with scope and delay compensation)
  • ProEQ - 7-band parametric EQ
  • Red Light Distortion - distortion processor
  • Room Reverb - stereo/mono room reverb
  • Scope- full featured oscilloscope with sidechain input
  • Spectrum Meter - frequency analyzer
  • Tricomp - 3-band compressor
  • Tuner- instrument tuner
  • X-Trem - mono/stereo tremolo
  • Four virtual instruments
  • Impact Sample Trigger Drum Instrument with 32 drum kits by Ueberschall
    • Now with multi-velocity layer capability
  • Presence Sample Player Virtual Instrument with 200 sampled instruments by Digital Sound Factory plus 100 additional premium Digital Sound Factory sampled instruments
    • Now with multi-FX section and up to 96 voices
    • New Synth Session Soundset adds over 150 new instruments
  • Sample OneSampler Virtual Instrument
    • New design with high-quality filter and switchable filter types, and now up to 96 voices
  • MojitoAnalog-Modeling Subtractive Synthesizer
  • Native Instruments Kore Player with 150 instruments
  • Custom SoundPack for Kore Player, with 200 more instruments
  • Native Instruments Guitar Rig LE
  • Toontrack EZ Drummer Lite
  • Nearly 1,400 drum loops (1.4 GB!) by Bandmate Loops plus...
  • More than 2,000 additional loops (4 GB) by Bandmate Loops
  • Up to five installations and activations
  • Free jambalaya recipe!

The following are the system requirements to run Studio One.

Macintosh
  • Operating Systems:
    • Mac OS X 10.5.2 or higher
  • Hardware:
    • Minimum:
      • PowerPC G4 1.25 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz processor
      • 1 GB RAM
    • Recommended:
      • PowerPC G5 or better or Intel Core Duo or Intel Xeon processor or better
      • 2 GB or more RAM
Windows PC
  • Operating Systems:
    • Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
  • Hardware:
    • Minimum:
      • Intel Pentium 4 GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion)
      • 1 GB RAM
    • Recommended:
      • Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz EM64T or better or AMD Athlon 64 3000+ or better
      • 2 GB or more RAM
Windows and Macintosh Systems
  • Internet connection
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • A monitor resolution no lower than 1024x768 pixels
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