PreSonus Studio One Artist 5 Recording Software

Get a lot of DAW for not much dough with Studio One Artist! Start making music fast with 5 instruments, 32 FX, and PreSonus' powerful drag-and-drop workflow.
Designed with ease of use at its core, PreSonus Studio One 5 Artist is your creative partner. The Start Page provides what you need to begin your creative process, including a dashboard with all your songs, 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, edit, produce, and mix with a complete set of virtual instruments, and effects. Studio One pioneered the drag-and-drop workflow that continues to be a guiding principle in our design philosophy. Audio loops, virtual instruments, plug-in effects and even presets can all be dragged into your session from Studio One's innovative Browser. Copy FX Chains from one channel to another simply by dragging and dropping. New Clip Gain Envelopes let you polish performances or remove glitches with adding a plug-in to your effects chain. Integrate your external instruments with the drag-and-drop ease of a virtual instrument with new Aux Channels. Ease of use is at the heart of Studio One, so you'll work faster than ever before.

The standard for end-to-end production, only Studio One 5 seamlessly moves with you from initial inspiration to full production, final mix to digital release... and lets you truly create without boundaries.

New in Studio One 5 Artist: Side-by-side Editors

View your tracks in different editors side-by-side! Multiple editor windows in Studio One can now be detached from the main read more window and positioned freely, including on separate monitors. Similar to plug-in windows, the detached Edit windows can now be pinned to lock their view state.

Want to keep an eye on your Score View while working on a lead line using the Piano View? Pin the Score View window on a second screen and never lose sight of your composition voicing. Now you can create a composition and production workspace that's as unique as your music.

New in Studio One 5 Artist: Aux Channels

Dust off that TX81Z! Your classic MIDI synths can now be incorporated into your digital productions as easily as virtual instruments. Introducing the Aux Channel, a new channel type that allows any external audio source to be fed into the Studio One Mixer without the need to create an Audio Track that clutters your session.

Simply connect your external hardware to any available input on your audio interface and mix their signals natively using plug-ins, sample-accurate volume automation, and more. Aux Channels can be mapped to external MIDI devices, so your hardware synthesizers and workstations will enjoy complete integration into your Studio One workspace. You can even add External Instruments directly from the Studio One Browser using drag-and-drop. This will automatically create an Instrument Track and the mapped Aux Channels, so you're ready to begin sequencing with real hardware—but with the ease of your favorite virtual instrument

New in Studio One 5 Artist: Clip Gain Envelopes

The 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. Add breakpoints to the Gain Envelope simply by clicking on the curve and dragging the point to your desired location. Changes to the clip gain are instantly reflected in the audio waveform so you have a reliable visual display of the overall level. Furthermore, Clip Gain Envelopes are sample-accurate, so they can be used to fix everything from entire voiceover takes to single clicks and pops.

Clip Gain Envelopes are independent from Event Volume and Fades. They're even better because the gain envelope is clip-based, so gain adjustments are automatically applied to all audio events and parts that use that same audio clip. So you only need to fix it once to fix it everywhere it's used in your session.

New in Studio One 5 Artist: Articulations and Key Switch Editing

Studio One 5 features improved key switch integration for your favorite orchestral libraries and other virtual instruments to provide sound variations and performance controls. Key switches are now filtered and excluded from playback processing so you can take advantage of Note FX and Chord Track while still using your favorite articulations.

A new key switches lane has been added to the Note Editor to view and edit key switches in context. In addition, notes assigned as Key Switches are highlighted in the Piano View.

Instruments that report their key switches (such as Presence XT) display articulations with their names automatically. Other instruments (such as third-party samplers and orchestral libraries) can be mapped manually using Mapping Presets.


- NEW! VST / AU Support and ReWire. Use third-party plug-ins, virtual instruments, and ReWire-enabled applications.
- NEW! Studio One Remote Support. Use the free Studio One Remote app for iPad and Android tablets to remotely control Studio One while you're away from your computer. Great for recording alone!
- NEW! Redesigned Native Effects plug-in suite. 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 a State Space Modeled drive stage for natural analog saturation.
- 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! 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! 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! Recording and playback in 64-bit float WAV format. With Version 5, Studio One now supports recording in 64-bit floating-point WAV format, the recommended recording format for audio interfaces with 32-bit converters.
- Intuitive single-window work environment with quick and easy drag-and-drop functionality and multi-touch support, suitable for all music styles and content creators
- Unlimited Audio and Instrument Tracks, Buses, and FX Channels
- Five powerful virtual instruments including:
-- Impact XT: powerful multi-channel drum sampler for beats and loops
-- Presence XT: virtual sample-player instrument (14 GB library included)
-- Mai Tai: polyphonic analog modeling synthesizer
-- Mojito: monophonic subtractive synthesizer ideal for basslines and leads
-- Sample One XT: robust sampler and sample editor
- Patterns allow for intuitive drum and melody composition via familiar drum machine/step-sequencer style UI
- Arranger track for easy song structuring; copy and paste entire verses and choruses or move them around
- 7 GB of royalty-free bundled loop and musical content for quick inspiration
- Pristine sound quality with support for up to 384 kHz audio
- Export your tracks directly to SoundCloud; enjoy other integrated cloud services like PreSonus Shop, and PreSonus Exchange
- 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
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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: 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: 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).
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Download Card
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PRS S15ARTCARD
PreSonus Warranty Presonus offers a one year warranty (parts and labor) on all new products. All non-new Presonus products are not covered by any warranty.
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 225-216-7887