Studio One
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Music creation and production suite.   Demo ($320.00)
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Studio One is an advanced music creation and production suite.

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,
What's New
Version 2.0.6:

Special Note: We have changed the communication between Melodyne and Studio One significantly. As a result, you must update Melodyne to version 2.1 in order to use the Melodyne integration!

Enhancements:
  • Full-screen support
  • [Control]/[Cmd]+Drag to reorder Macro Toolbar buttons/groups
  • Add new bus from Folder track uses track color for bus
Fixes:
  • Preview player resampling performance issue
  • Merging audio parts does not crop events
  • MIDI file export can be corrupt when negative times are used
  • Tempo changes not applied to audio recording
  • Song end not visible in arrangement after tempo change
  • [IR Maker] IRs can have too much room sound
  • [Open AIR] Restore length was incorrect when resampling was active; improved overall performance
  • Splitting folder events cannot be undone
  • Insert silence (via dialog) does not always move markers and signature changes
  • Tuner calibration after loading preset
  • Delay-compensation issue with ReWire
  • Merge audio events that were already in a part
  • Bypass buttons do not have enabled state after song reload
  • Audio Loop recordings with tempo changes are not correctly stretched
  • Edit with Melodyne bounced event, even though Melodyne had already been used
  • [Project] Image export adds silence at end
  • [Project] Spectrum meter only processes left channel
  • VSL Ensemble VST3 has no GUI
  • Video Offset issue
Version 2.0.6:

Special Note: We have changed the communication between Melodyne and Studio One significantly. As a result, you must update Melodyne to version 2.1 in order to use the Melodyne integration!

Enhancements:
  • Full-screen support
  • [Control]/[Cmd]+Drag to reorder Macro Toolbar buttons/groups
  • Add new bus from Folder track uses track color for more...
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Studio One User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Espiridion reviewed on 13 May 2012
Here are some reviews. Note that none of them complain about the price or the GUI.
There are others, including a SoS review of version 2 (PDF available from Presonus), TapeOp, and others.

http://www.musicradar.com/gear/all/computers-software/digital-audio-workstations-daws/studio-one-2-professional-526321/review

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr10/articles/studioone.htm

http://en.audiofanzine.com/general-sequencer/presonus/studio-one-2/editorial/reviews/studio-killed-the-daw-stars.html

Reaper's commercial license is $225, btw.

I use -or have used- ProTools, Logic, Digital Performer, Tracktion, Ardour, Mixbus, Reaper, and probably a few others. Each has its strengths and weaknesses. Studio One provides a well-balanced DAW at a reasonable price (I've only purchased my copies when they've had sales, and find the MSRP a bit high, but that's a common thread with most DAWs).

For me it's been stable, has all the features I need at the moment, and is very easy to use. I had not used it in months and most of my experience has been with other DAWs. It was easy to load a project with 18 tracks and start mixing. There was no need to consult the help in order to group tracks, move them around, add AUX channels, assign tracks to different outputs, etc.

I do wish that plugins would appear in specific folders, by manufacturer or by type.
[Version 2.0.5]


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Valrus commented on 12 May 2012
If I want a powerful, cross-platform DAW with a pug-ugly, un-Mac-like interface, I'll save the $260 and get REAPER, thanks.
[Version 2.0.5]


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Steven_Sky reviewed on 02 Apr 2012
Some good ideas but the GUI is just a mess. Totally not intuitive to work with.
Ableton Live is still way ahead.
[Version 2.0.4]


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gatovadio commented on 05 Mar 2012
it's up to 2.0.4 already and it looks like a very promising daw without any aggressive locking systems (like usb dongles). i heard it's also drag and drop heaven compared with most daws.

http://studioone.presonus.com/news/studio-one-2-0-4-available/
[Version 1.6.3]


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thedon reviewed on 10 Feb 2011
After switching from Cubase to Logic then to S1, found this app has some of the best workflow of both.
[Version 1.6.3]


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Espiridion reviewed on 10 Feb 2011
This is an impressive application, particularly considering it is still a 1.x program. Writing a detailed review here may not make much sense, so I'll point potential users to Craig Anderton's excellent review:
http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2505686-PreSonus-Studio-One-Pro-DAW
Craig covers recording, MIDI, mastering, and includes images, audio, and video.
During NAMM 2011 Presonus offered the Artist version for $20.11
The Artist version lacks some of the features of the Pro version, such as 3rd party plugin support, but still is a stable, powerful, easy to use DAW. It offers support for PPC which is a plus for those of us still run using PPC Macs.
Highly recommended. I think the regular price is a bit expensive, though, but thanks to their promo I'll be happy to buy an upgrade to Pro once version 2 comes out.
[Version 1.6.3]


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Tarek Raafat rated on 20 Mar 2014

[Version 2.0.6]



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Leonledragon rated on 17 Sep 2013

[Version 2.0.6]



SoundMaven9450 rated on 18 Mar 2013

[Version 2.0.6]



Brad Schlueter rated on 27 Aug 2012

[Version 2.0.6]


Downloads:3,456
Version Downloads:2,276
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Demo
Date:10 Jun 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $320.00
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Studio One is an advanced music creation and production suite.

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 months ago we've already added even still more pro chops with Version 1.6. 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.


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