Vortifex wrote: ↑Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:56 amIs there anything that Studio One Pro users feel they couldn't live without if they had to use Artist (with the extra VST functionality addon)? I think I'm gonna get Artist with the VST functionality and can't see what I'd really be missing by not using Pro.
I went with Pro because of the Crossgrade offer.
Just going off the list at https://www.presonus.com/products/Studi ... e-versions
Scratch pads and chorder/chord track are handy but not essential. OpenAIR, Groove Delay and Multiband Dynamics are great effects that rival third party VST's, but if you already have a bunch of third party VST's for that, they are kind of pointless. You get a bunch more loops and samples if that's your thing. "Support for third-party sampler format (EXS, Giga, Kontakt)" might be important, but if you already own Kontakt etc. it doesn't matter.
Not sure what "Extended FX Chains with parallel processing" means. As long as you can use buses and freely create inserts and sends/returns it should be fine.
The Project Page (Mastering, DDP, Red Book CD burning, digital release) is incredibly useful. You can of course just drop a mastering chain on the master in Song Mode, or export the mixdown and use whatever tools you want, but the Project Page automates and integrates everything. If you go back into the song and tweak something, it automatically updates the rendered track on the Project Page. Not sure if it's worth the €200 difference, but it's definitely useful.