PreSonus Studio One 6.5 Professional Music Production Software

The do-it-all DAW, Studio One Pro 6.5 gives you powerful tools to write, produce, record, edit, mix, master, and perform live. Now with Dolby Atmos support!


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PreSonus Studio One Pro 5 Recording Software - Upgrade from Studio One Artist

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The do-it-all DAW! Version 5 adds features like the Show Page, Score Editor, Listen Bus, integrated Melodyne Essential, new mastering tools, and much more.

Record, produce, compose, mix, master, and perform all from a single, intuitive application. Designed with ease of use at its core, Studio One 5 is your creative partner from studio to stage. The Start Page provides what you need to begin your creative process, including a dashboard with all your songs, projects, and shows, plus a personalized user profile that allows you to add custom metadata to all your creations.

Open the Song Page and you'll find everything you need to record, compose, edit, produce, and mix with a complete set of virtual instruments, effects, groundbreaking arrangement tools, and a new advanced Score View based on PreSonus' award-winning Notion notation application. Integrate your external instruments with the drag-and-drop ease of a virtual instrument. Next, assemble and master your masterpiece in the Project Page. Projects and Songs are linked, so you know the mix you're mastering is always up to date.

And when you're ready to hit the stage, Studio One is right there with you. New in Version 5, the Show Page lets you add backing tracks, virtual instruments, and plug-in effects to your live instruments with an easy-to-use Setlist that lets you sculpt your performance and change your show each night or do a quick edit on the fly when inspiration strikes. The standard for end-to-end production, only Studio One 5 seamlessly moves with you from initial inspiration to full production, final mix to mastered album, digital release to stage production... and read more lets you truly create without boundaries.


- NEW! Show Page. Studio One's new Show Page lets you add backing tracks, virtual instruments, and plug-in racks for live musicians all from a single, intuitive, drag-and-drop interface that can easily receive content directly from any track on the Studio One Song Page.
- NEW! Score View. Based on PreSonus' award-winning Notion composition and notation software, the new Score View lets you enter, view, and edit notes using standard notation.
- NEW! Clip Gain Envelopes. The newly-added Clip Gain Envelope is the perfect tool for correcting sections of audio that are either too loud or too soft, without adding a compressor or limiter plug-in.
- NEW! Melodyne Essential 5 integration -- a $99 value. Melodyne Essential 5 adds vastly improved vocal editing tools, integrated chord detection and a chord grid.
- NEW! Redesigned Native Effects plug-in suite with 37 FX. The complete suite of Studio One's Native Effect plug-ins have a fresh new look and some amazing new features. Several plug-ins -- including Analog Delay, Rotor and Tricomp -- have been updated with an State Space Modeled drive stage for natural analog saturation.
- NEW! Extended Mixer Scenes. Capture your entire console state and recall the entire mixer scenes or selectively recall Volume, Pan, Mute, Inserts, Sends, and more on any or every channel.
- NEW! Aux Channels. A new channel type that allows any external instruments and audio sources to be fed into Studio One's mixer without the need to create an audio track that clutters your session.
- NEW! Independent Listen Bus. Use the Listen Bus to provide a control room feed, independent of the main output, with its own level control, AFL/PFL solo option, and insert slots for your favorite room calibration plug-ins.
- NEW! Key Switches and Note Controllers support. Key switches are now filtered and excluded from any type of playback processing, and Studio One now supports Note Controllers and MIDI Polyphonic Expression
- NEW! MTC/MMC Sync. Studio One can now be synced to external hardware devices via MIDI Time Code.
- The only DAW that lets you compose, record, produce, mix, master, and perform all from a single, intuitive application
- NEW! Perform live with Studio One! Use your recorded assets to bring your album sound to the live show; play virtual amps live; sequence and re-arrange your setlist.
- Intuitive single-window work environment with quick and easy drag-and-drop functionality and multi-touch support
- Unlimited audio and instrument tracks, advanced automation features, virtual instruments, buses, and FX channels
- Console Shaper emulates the sound of an analog console with control over drive, noise, and even true channel crosstalk, thanks to Mix Engine FX's cross-channel processing
- NEW! Pristine sound quality with native 64-bit resolution and support for up to 384 kHz audio
- Integrated mastering suite with automatic mix updating, DDP, Redbook CD burning, and digital release
- Integrated online Cloud Services include the PreSonus Shop, PreSonus Sphere, PreSonus Exchange, and unique bi-directional SoundCloud integration
- Chord Track manipulates audio and note data of any or all tracks for Harmonic Editing and song prototyping
- Five powerful virtual instruments including: Impact XT drum sampler; Presence XT virtual sample-player; Mai Tai polyphonic analog modeling synthesizer; Mojito monophonic subtractive synthesizer; and Sample One XT live sampler and sample editor
- 64-bit AU, VST2, VST3, and ReWire support
- Patterns allow for intuitive drum and melody composition via familiar drum machine/sequencer style UI
- AAF support for easy song/session exchange with other applications for collaboration (Pro Tools, Logic, Nuendo, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, and more)
- Arranger Track with innovative Scratch Pads
- Build unique sounds with Multi Instrument and Extended FX Chains
- Presence XT virtual sample-player instrument (14 GB library included) and Mai Tai polyphonic analog modeling synth with character morphing and modulation matrix
- VCA Faders that act as group faders for any number of tracks
- Use Pro Tools, Cubase, Sonar, and Logic shortcut key commands or create your own
- Compatible with ASIO-, Windows Audio-, and Core Audio-compliant audio interfaces
- NEW! Available standalone or as part of the PreSonus Sphere membership

See how easy it is to create music quickly with Studio One's workflow:

Check out Studio One's Score View for composing with musical notation:

Get a closer look at Studio One's production tools, including Aux Channels with external hardware, the pattern editor, and key switch:

See how to use track folders, soloing, muting, bussing, the Console Shaper, and Fat Channel plug-ins:

Learn how to use the Show Page to play virtual instruments live, use backing tracks, Ampire amp modeling, and more:

Check out all the mastering and file management tools on Studio One's Project Page:
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System Requirements

Studio One is a modern, cross-platform DAW that is capable of operating as 64-bit application.

- Windows 10 (64-bit only)
- Intel Core i3/AMD A10 processor or better
- Minimum 4GB RAM / Recommended 8GB or more
- Internet connection (needed for installation, activation, and Cloud, Shop, and Exchange integration)
- Monitor with 1366 x768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)
- Multi-touch enabled monitor is required for touch operation
- Content storage: 40 GB free hard drive space (Studio One Professional), 20 GB free hard drive space (Studio One Artist)

- macOS 10.13 or higher (64-bit only)
- Intel Core i3 or better
- Minimum 4GB RAM / Recommended 8GB or more
- Internet connection (needed for installation, activation, and Cloud, Shop, and Exchange integration)
- Monitor with 1366 x768 resolution (Retina display recommended)
- Multi-touch enabled monitor with TUIO support is required for touch operation
- Content storage: 40 GB free hard drive space (Studio One Professional), 20 GB free hard drive space (Studio One Artist)

Studio One Remote for iPad:
- iPad Pro, iPad 2, iPad mini, and newer models
- iOS 8 or later

Studio One Remote for Windows:
- Compatible with Microsoft Surface 3 (and higher) and Surface Pro 2 (and higher)
- Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or later (Windows RT not supported)
- 2 GB RAM minimum (4 GB RAM or more recommended). Tablet must be x86-compatible (not ARM-based).

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 225-216-7887

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted April 22, 2022 by a customer from

"Well worth the money!!!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I recently upgraded from the artist version to the professional version, and I must say it's well worth the money. There's quite a bit you're missing out on if you just have the artist version. If you're looking for a daw you can't go wrong with studio one. The Artist version will get you up and running and show you some amazing capabilities and work flow, BUT if you're serious about a daw and want ALL THE GOODIES and not just some of them then the professional version is the one for you. Save yourself a little time and just go with pro instead of artist, unless you're on a budget, or upgrading. its super affordable through zZounds. So give that some thought. Just YouTube how to upgrade it, there's a 2 minute video that's super easy to follow. The professional version has way too much stuff to explain why its so great, but I promise you will be more than satisfied with it, especially if you already have artist and are wanting to upgrade. I use to have abelton and was about to switch back to it, but between the work flow of studio 1 and the way it's set up its just amazing. I love everything about it. And I think most of you will agree as well. Shipping was super fast, and all in all I am super happy with this product.
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