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PreSonus Studio One Artist 2 Music Production Software

Get started recording, editing, and mixing your music with PreSonus Studio One Artist: a powerful, yet affordable DAW with an elegant single-window workflow. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

PreSonus Studio One is an integrated approach to recording music, from tracking to mixing to mastering and distribution. It's a creative environment built for intuitive use, speed, and efficiency-and yet it's robust enough for the most complex productions.

Two years ago, PreSonus launched Studio One with the promise that artists of all levels, from beginner to seasoned professional, would find Studio One a serious alternative to the intimidating, bloated offerings currently considered the standards. Since then, Studio One has won multiple prestigious awards, reviewers have praised it to the skies, PreSonus' Studio One forum has been buzzing with ideas, and musicians, producers, and engineers have flocked to PreSonus' amazing DAW in large numbers.

The reasons are simple: Studio One lets them work quickly and efficiently and delivers the features they need and the impeccable audio quality they demand. When you can work faster, more creatively, and more effortlessly, making music is even more fun.

How Studio One was Born (the Inside Story)

PreSonus 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 years of development by some of the world's finest programmers, followed by two years of free updates to Studio One 1.x, PreSonus are proud to offer Studio One Artist 2, Studio One Producer 2, and Studio One Professional 2.

Next-Generation Audio Engine Under the Hood

Studio One employs a state-of-the-art audio engine that delivers incredibly clear, accurate sound. Studio One Professional 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 and Studio One Producer feature the same audio engine but it always operates in 32-bit mode.

Compatible and Easy to Configure

Studio One is compatible with any ASIO-, Windows Audio-, or Core Audio-compliant audio interface, including, of course, the entire line of PreSonus interfaces.

Studio One Artist

Studio One Artist delivers the entire core audio and MIDI recording and editing features, plus a wealth of 32-bit effects plug-ins and virtual instruments. Unlike other "entry-level" DAWs, it imposes no limits on track count and plug-in instantiations, or editing features.

Studio One 2.0.4 adds the Exchange

A community hub for sharing user-created content

PreSonus Exchange is a community hub for sharing user-created content. All registered Studio One users have access and can upload to and download from the Exchange. Instrument and effects presets, FX Chains, Soundsets, and much more are easily shared, with user ratings and comments showing the way to the best content the community has to offer.

Best of all, there's no need to leave Studio One to visit the Exchange. Open the File Browser, click on the Exchange server, and all of the content is at your fingertips, with audio preview. When you find something great, just drag-and-drop, and Exchange automatically downloads the resources and loads them into your Song.

Soundset Builder

All of the bundled content provided by PreSonus has come in the form of Sound Sets. Now, they are giving users a free tool to create their own Soundsets for distribution to all other registered users through the Exchange via an extension called Sound Set Builder. This extension is now available to all registered Studio One users for immediate download from the Exchange.

With Sound Set Builder, any folder in the file browser can be made into a Studio One Sound Set, complete with a name, description, icon, and URL. This is an excellent way to create and share packages of content, including audio loops, MIDI loops, presets, and more. Sound Set Builder installs into Studio One quickly and easily by drag-and-drop.

Features:

- Elegant single-window work environment
- Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
- Unlimited audio tracks, MIDI tracks, virtual instruments, buses, and FX channels
- Folder Tracks with Grouping and Busing
- Track List with presets and Mix Console link
- Content browser with search, user tabs, and preview player
- Single and multitrack comping
- Transient detection and editing with groove templates
- Drag-and-drop groove extraction
- Multitrack MIDI editing
- Track Transform (advanced freezing capability)
- Automatic delay compensation
- Advanced automation
- Easy-to-use sidechain routing
- Four stunning virtual instruments
- Most intuitive MIDI-mapping system available
- Real-time audio timestretching and resampling
- 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
- Integrated Melodyne pitch correction (Trial version)
- 32-bit audio processing
- 26 Native Effects plug-ins, including improved Ampire XT amp modeling, Dual Pan, and Tone Generator


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- MAC OS(R) X 10.6.8 OR HIGHER:
- Hardware Minimum:
- Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor
- 2 GB RAM
- Hardware Recommended:
- Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Xeon(R) processor or better
- 4 GB RAM
- WINDOWS(R) XP, VISTA(R), 7 (32- OR 64-BIT):
- Hardware Minimum:
- Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon(R) X2 processor
- 2 GB RAM
- Hardware Recommended:
- Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD Athlon X4 or better
- 4 GB RAM
- Other Requirements:
- Internet connection (not required on machine where Studio One is installed but needed for activation)
- DVD-ROM drive
- A monitor resolution no lower than 1280 x 768 pixels
- 20 GB hard-drive space
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 2 in
Presonus Warranty Presonus offers a one year warranty (parts and labor) on all new products. All non-new Presonus products carry a limited warranty of 90 days.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 225-216-7887
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great for Newbies, Great Sound"
Sound: Sounds great! The only DAW at this price with a 64-bit version, which is important for memory protection. Feature: The most useful features are extensive use of drag & drop, and a start page where you set top-level parameters. Best UI I've seen. Great for newbies. The worst feature is the fact that it doesn't accommodate plug-ins other than the ones that come with it, and those ain't great. I'd rather have a a track limit than no plug-ins, especially considering the ones that come with it ain't great. Seems to use a lot of system resources (Win 7HP /64). Ease of Use: This is where the product shines. I got versions of Cubase LE & Ableton Live Light with equipment I've bought this year, and they both suck. They've both got torturous UI's, & Ableton is for working with rap loops and other artificial electronica, but if you play a REAL instrument, IMHO, no way. Cubase is just tortuous to work with, and their support is NG. God help you if you catch a virus & have to reinstall. Let's say it's not made for the real world, and they've got a bad attitude. It can be viewed on their website. Look at what have to say about their licensing procedure. Stud 1 2 puts a license file on your machine that you just drag & drop into the app on reinstall. Nothing easier. Working with virtual instruments is a snap. In the editor window, you get a real keyboard on the left, so you just select the note value you want, from a dropdown, and use your mouse to place notes. What could be easier? After getting Cubase & Ableton for free, I actually bought this. Quality: IMHO, under the hood is where this product really shines. I'm a retired programmer, and I know how apps SHOULD work and look (think useability). Cbase & A'ton don't look good. Slow load time, no troubleshooting messages on load, so if you've got a problem, have fun finding it. There's that UI again! Better plug-ins and/or the ability to use third-party ones would've made this a 10. The basic program, however is a 10. Value: Even with its peripheral shortcomings, you can't do better at this price. Manufacturer Support: Excellent website, support gets back to you quickly. The Wow Factor: The appeal of this product is high. Anything comparable is much more expensive and harder to use. Overall: If you play an instrument, you want this.
Style of Music: blues, jazz
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"Great Entry Level Tool with Quality Results"
Overall: At first I bought tbis brcause. I read the box cover and said cool. I didn't expect it to give me a $500+ performance like other high ends. One of my other associate who bought a $600 one was impressed. I like the fact that mixing and mastering was sooo cool. The sound quality of the final creation was a close competive one to even the best out there.
Style of Music: Rock, pop.
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