Studio One is a groundbreaking music-creation and production application for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista that makes audio recording, MIDI sequencing, and audio mastering ridiculously simple right out of the box, yet provides a wealth of professional features.
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 project right in your hands are just a few of the compelling features that make Studio One the next generation in audio software. Far from just another music-production program, Studio One changes the rules of the game, giving you a complete, easy-to-use solution from raw tracks to finished master, while supporting the latest standards and technologies.
For the committed, spends-days-locked-in-the-studio producer, Studio One Pro includes everything in Studio One Artist and adds:
- Integrated mastering suite with automatic mix updating, Red Book CD burning, and digital release
- 64-bit audio engine (instead of the 32-bit version in Studio One Artist)
- AU, VST2, VST3, and ReWire support
- Native Instruments(TM) Guitar Rig LE
- 100 additional premium sampled instruments by Digital Sound Factory(TM) for PreSonus Presence
- 200 additional instruments by Native Instruments for Kore Player
- Toontrack(TM) EZDrummer Lite
- More than 2,000 additional loops (4 GB) by Bandmate Loops
PreSonus Native Effects(TM) 64-bit plug-in library, with 26 dynamics processors, reverbs, modulations effects, amp simulators, etc. This includes 64-bit versions all of the Native Effects plug-ins found in Studio One Artist and:
- Analog Delay tape-delay emulation
- Expander mono/stereo expander
- Gate noise gate
- Groove Delay multitap and tempo-synchronized delay
- Multiband Dynamics mono/stereo multiband compressor/expander
- Pipeline hardware insert (allows you to use external hardware processors with Studio One Pro, including delay compensation)
A Vision Created From Experience
Yes, PreSonus has been creating high-quality digital audio interfaces for years. In the past, we bundled our interfaces with third-party DAWs. But we weren't entirely happy with any of the choices: the "pro" versions are so cluttered with features that are used by only a handful of people that it's difficult to access the tools used constantly, and the entry-level versions usually have severe limitations, including a limited number of tracks. So we decided to provide PreSonus customers with software that is powerful and easy to use, integrates tightly with our hardware, and works well with competing hardware that supports Core Audio or ASIO.
But, no, we didn't try to write a DAW programs ourselves! When developing our StudioLive 16.4.2 digital mixer, we needed a really simple but great-sounding recording application that would tightly integrate with it. We found great partners in Wolfgang Kundrus and Matthias Juwan of KristalLabs in Hamburg, Germany, who had previously worked on such Steinberg mainstays as Nuendo and Cubase. We were so impressed with their skills and products that we decided to team with them to simultaneously develop Capture, the StudioLive 16.4.2's software mate, and Studio One. Visit www.presonussoftware.com to meet this incredibly talented group of DAW veterans.
Our goal was clear and simple: 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, Studio One Artist and Studio One Pro are the result.
High-End Audio Engine
Studio One is based on a cutting-edge audio engine that delivers unparalleled sound. Studio One Pro's 64-bit audio engine 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. Studio One Artist's audio engine 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. Studio One 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 software to work with your hardware--Studio One does it for you!"
Studio One 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 with their interface, and when you get back to your studio, Studio One 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.
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 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.
Studio One'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'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. Time stretching enables Studio One to automatically match tempo-encoded audio clips with Song tempo. You can copy an effect or a whole chain of effects--including settings--by simply dragging to a new track in the Console view. These are just a few of the many ways that Studio One'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 program even comes close.
Studio One ships with a generous library of PreSonus's 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 are brand-new plug-ins that process audio with 64-bit floating-point double precision in Studio One Pro and with 32-bit floating-point single precision in Studio One Artist. This is truly state-of-the-art technology. Studio One also utilizes automatic latency (processing delay) compensation, which keeps tracks in sync regardless of plug-in processing.
Four new PreSonus virtual instruments are also bundled with both versions of Studio One, including SampleOne, a virtual sampler that offers the fastest sample mapping available.
Furthermore, Studio One Pro supports ReWire and the VST and AU plug-in formats, including the new VST 3 plug-in specification (also with automatic latency compensation), so you are ready to use the newest plug-ins as they are released.
Easy, Intuitive MIDI Mapping
When it comes to MIDI mapping, Studio One 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, the most intuitive MIDI-mapping system available. 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. At last, a music-production application that makes controller mapping as easy and flexible as it always should have been!
Integrated Mastering Suite (Studio One Pro)
The Project page (Studio One Pro only) is a complete mastering solution that is fully integrated with the rest of the program. The Project page includes all the necessary tools to create a production-quality master, including 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, 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, Studio One Pro is the complete solution.
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