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Studio One Professional

Everything you need to record, produce, mix, master, and perform.

Studio One 6 makes creating fast and easy with new Smart Templates, intuitive drag-and-drop workflow, a customizable user interface and powerful, integrated tools.

Smart Templates. Fast starts.

Quick-start essential workflows for recording, mixing, mastering, beat production, or simply playing a virtual instrument – all with a single click.

Making a beat?
Load a Smart Template with Pattern editing already open and only the features you need visible.

Mixing audio?
Open a Smart Template with your favorite channel strips loaded and a drop zone to quickly load stems.

Just getting started?
Each Smart Template provides step-by-step instructions in a dedicated Tutorial window to guide you through your first production.

Drag-and-drop. Everything.

Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to recording, Studio One's pioneering drag-and-drop workflow makes every creator's process faster and easier.

Add audio loops, virtual instruments, and effects.
Drag plug-ins, audio files and more just by dragging them in from Studio One's innovative Browser. Studio One creates the tracks for you.

Copy FX Chains
Drag and drop every insert from one channel to another.

Extract chords and tempo maps
Any source can become a source of inspiration with a quick drag and drop.

Collaboration. Simplified.
Upload and download files to and from your PreSonus Sphere Workspaces with drag-and-drop.

Sound replacement
Replace drum sounds with samples simply by dragging the source track to an Impact XT track.

Customizable user interface.

The all-new Customization Editor lets you view only the tools you need for the task at hand by creating a custom user interface that works for you, and you can save your unique customization settings for instant recall.

Beginner Customizations
Default customizations are available for essential workflows so you can start with only the functions you need and add new tools as you're ready to learn more.

Advanced Customizations
Create our own customizations from the default options and hide nearly every tool or feature you don't need to clear away distractions at any time.

Introducing Video Track.

All-new video editing essentials, directly in Studio One.

Unlimited Video Clips
Work on multiple reels of a feature film or an entire YouTube video in one session, with no limit on the number of video clips. Set the correct offset just by dragging the clip to the desired time position.

Drag-and-Drop Video Editing
Trim, cut/copy/paste, slip, time and edit locks, ripple edit, duplicate, and replace making it easy to swap in the latest edit.

Embedded Audio
Embedded audio can be processed in its own dedicated sub-track or edited separately.

Multiple Export Formats
Export in Quicktime, MPEG-4, or M4V with all the same audio export flexibility Studio One provides.

A producer's dream come true.

Produce without limits and bring your inspiration to life with Studio One's powerful, integrated production tools.

Powerful production tools.

NEW! Lyrics Track
Add Lyrics to your production whether you're working with MIDI, audio, or both. Even use your words to navigate your session.

Beat making tools built in
Make beats fast with integrated pattern editing and live looping.

Chord Track
From pop ballads to rap anthems, the Chord Track lets you experiment with new chord progressions until your next hit song comes to life – no music theory degree required.

Powerful comping tools
Assembling the perfect vocal-take is simple, efficient, and fun.

More production tools.

Arranger Track
Rearrange or preview a new song structure with a simple drag and drop.

Scratch Pads
Test out remix ideas or just capture a synth riff without affecting your arrangement or creating a new session.

Advanced Melodyne Integration
Make time- and pitch-correcting audio quick and easy.

Patterns reinvent step sequencing, letting you effortlessly create drums, basslines, and synth leads using variable sequence lengths, unlimited variations, and more.

Harmonic Editing
Only Studio One features harmonic editing for both audio and MIDI.

Multitrack Tools
Edit multitrack drums blazingly fast thanks to advanced transient detection, slicing, and time-stretching.

Mix sessions faster than ever.

Remove glitches and polish performances with Clip Gain Envelopes, insert plug-in effects on a single audio event, and get the best start for your mix with input gain and polarity controls in the Console.

NEW! Channel Overview Window
A single, consolidated view of all channel parameters make getting the perfect mix that much easier.

NEW! Fader Flip
One-click, intuitive fader control of all Channel Sends to effects or Cue mixes.

NEW! Track Presets
Recreate your go-to mix techniques fast – from a single track to complete drum kit.

Mix Scenes
Save a complete mix snapshot and recall it in its entirety, or filter to recall only the parameters you want.

Virtual instruments and sounds.

Ignite your imagination with hundreds of included samples and loops plus world-class virtual instruments. Or combine multiple instruments to design your own unique sound.

Impact XT
Create beats faster than ever with our comprehensive rhythm production environment.

Sample One XT
Build your own sampled instrument with Sample One XT's intuitive interface.

Presence XT
From real-world to really wild, Presence XT is loaded with deeply-sampled instruments.

NEW! MPE Support
Sample One XT, Presence XT, and Mai Tai all now support MPE MIDI controllers.

Add Even More
Deep Flight One, Studio Grand, and PreSonus Symphonic Orchestra Add-ons – all are included with a PreSonus Sphere membership.

Effects plug-ins.

Supercharge your mixing and get inspired for your productions with Studio One's complete suite of included effects plug-ins.

State Space Models of classic guitar and bass rigs for uncannily realistic re-creations of your favorite tones.

NEW! De-esser
Dial in the amount of S-Reduction for taming harsh frequencies.

NEW! Vocoder
Harmonize spoken words and percussion loops or get wild with robotic vocals.

The latest incarnation provides soloing on each band for surgical adjustments plus a per-band dynamic mode to tame unruly frequencies.

Mix Engine FX
Add analog soul to your digital productions with our proprietary Mix Engine FX plug-ins that provide State-Space models of classic analog consoles for any bus.

Modern composition tools.

Studio One combines the best of traditional scoring and modern sequencing. You get advanced notation features from our award-winning Notion notation software. Sound Variations make it easy to manage and control articulations in complex virtual instruments and orchestral libraries.

Traditional notation, drum notation, and tablature
Edit your music in whatever format you prefer. Scores can even be printed directly from Studio One.

Multiple views
Switch between Score View, Drum View, and Piano View—or look at the same note data in different Views all at the same time.

Musical symbol support
Trigger Sound Variations by simply placing their musical symbols onto the Score View.

Words and music
NEW! Lyrics Track lets you add words to music! Assign whole words or syllables directly to notes.

Remote control.

Studio One Remote
Available for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, Studio One Remote provides touch control over essential recording and mixing features in Studio One Artist and Studio One Professional.

Take your screen anywhere.
Use your tablet as a second screen, arm tracks for recording remotely, enable clicks, punch-in, control plug-ins, and more.

Studio > Stage > Stream.

Design a complete show by creating a Setlist using songs you've already created in Studio One, incorporating a mix of live instruments, pre-recorded tracks, and virtual instruments.

From recording to performing
Give each song its own unique instrumentation and backing tracks that can be imported right from the original Studio One Song.

Drag and drop goes live
Create new Patches and rearrange the songs in your set on the fly using drag-and-drop.

Stay in the moment
Alter your performance in real time with the Arranger Track. Loop sections on the fly, jump to a different part, and automatically change patches — all without missing a beat.

Focused control
Turn on the streamlined Performance View for quick Set List navigation and loop control from Studio One or from a tablet using Studio One Remote.

Integrated Mastering.

Only Studio One Professional links Songs with mastering Projects, so you can update mixes as needed without losing fades, Clip Gain edits, or any other mastering work.

Professional Sound
Use Studio One Native Effects and third-party plug-ins or external hardware processors to create a professional sound.

Easy Upload
Upload directly to SoundCloud or PreSonus Sphere.

Export Multiple Formats
Export mastered files in multiple formats with one click — create MP3, WAV, FLAC, DDP, and more in a single time-saving operation.

Target Loudness Options
Choose from several Target Loudness options to automatically adjust your digital releases for Apple Music, YouTube, Spotify, and many more.

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Studio One Professional

Reviewed By wikter [all]
December 15th, 2022
Version reviewed: 5.5 on Windows

I have been a musician and producer by hobby for more than 25 years, I have tried almost all the DAWs on the market (Cubase, Pro-Tools, Performer, Logic, Reaper, Pyramix, Soundscape, Fostex/Yamaha/Akai Hardware... and a long etc.), with some I have been working professionally for years, my current professional situation does not allow me to dedicate all the time I would like to producing or playing music.

Studio One allows me from the first version to carry out many tasks that in other environments require extra time that I don't have. Versions V1 and V2 appealed to me with their minimalism and for years I didn't feel the need to upgrade. Although there are some things that could be improved, almost all the typical functions are within reach of a click.

Also, thanks to my BCR2000 and a very deep knowledge of S1 controller programming I can assign controls to any plugin in about 2-3 seconds and forget to re-assign them, keeping visual control of the most important parameters. Using instruments with multiple outputs is very easy and much more intuitive than most existing offerings. Save plugin chains, manage sample libraries, map sliced loops to a drum sampler like ImpactXT in a few seconds. It has its drawbacks, yes, it's not perfect, but to date, most of the features that make it easy to compose and edit audio are built in.

Although I wouldn't say it's the best DAW, I do think it's worth a try and from experience decide whether or not it's what you expect from a DAW. Not everyone has the same way of understanding production, although every day it is easier with tools like this.

I can't finish without remembering that Studio One started as Kreatives.org Kristal Audio Engine. A very simple application to track and process with just 2 inserts per channel. Super light, stable and easy to use.

Thank you Presonus and Studio One Team.

Soy músico y productor por hobbie desde hace más de 25 años, he probado casi todos los DAW del mercado (Cubase, Pro-Tools, Performer, Logic, Reaper, Pyramix, Soundscape, Hardware Fostex/Yamaha/Akai... y un largo etcétera), con algunos he estado trabajando años profesionalmente, mi actual situación profesional no me permite dedicarle todo el tiempo que querría a producir o tocar música.

Studio One me permite desde la primera versión llevar a cabo muchas tareas que en otros entornos requieren un tiempo extra del cual no dispongo. Las versiones V1 y V2 me atrajeron con su minimalismo y durante años no sentí la necesidad de actualizar. Aunque hay algunas cosas que se podrían mejorar, casi todas las funciones típicas las tengo al alcance de un click. Además, gracias a mi BCR2000 y un conocimiento muy profundo de la programación de controladores en S1 puedo asignar controles a cualquier plugin en unos 2-3 segundos y olvidarme de volver a asignarlos, manteniendo un control visual de los parámetros más importantes.

El uso de instrumentos con múltiples salidas es muy sencillo y mucho más intuitivo que la mayoría de ofertas existentes. Guardar cadenas de plugins, manejar librerías de muestras, mapear bucles rebanados a un sampler de baterías como ImpactXT en unos pocos segundos.
Tiene sus inconvenientes, sí, no es perfecto, pero hasta la fecha, la mayoría de funciones que facilitan el trabajo de cara a componer y editar audio están incorporadas.

Aunque no recomendaría su uso a nadie, sí creo que merece la pena probarlo y a partir de la experiencia, decidir si es o no lo que uno espera de un DAW. No todo el mundo tiene la misma manera de entender la producción, aunque cada día es más fácil con herramientas como ésta.

No puedo acabar sin recordar que Studio One empezó como Kreatives.org Kristal Audio Engine. Una aplicación muy sencilla para trackear y procesar con apenas 2 inserciones por canal. Super ligera, estable y fácil de usar.

Gracias Presonus y Equipo de Studio One.

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Studio One Professional

Reviewed By David Esqueda [all]
April 2nd, 2022
Version reviewed: 5.5.1 on Mac

Increible Daw, super creativo y la fluidez de trabajo es de mucha ayuda, gracias KVR por las ofertas que nos ayudan a quienes hacemos musica y apoyamos a quienes nos siguen. Saludos desde Esqueda Producciones Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México!.

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Studio One Professional

Reviewed By Trader One [all]
January 12th, 2022
Version reviewed: 5.4 on Windows

Small and fast audio editor. Good for mixing and composing. It's not the best for mixing and not the best for composing but it's still very good for daily use.

included effects and instruments are not very good. Just buy some effect starting pack, few instruments and you are good to go.

it doesn't have Cubase / Live feature set for composing or Pro Tools features for mixing.

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Studio One Professional

Reviewed By p.chaffanjon [all]
November 22nd, 2020
Version reviewed: 5 on Windows

Studio One is my favourite DAW by far. After 15 years on Logic, i find in this DAW everything I need. A match between depth and really user friendly interface.

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Studio One Professional

Reviewed By kevvvvv [all]
April 16th, 2015
Version reviewed: 7 on Windows

No one's done a Studio One 2.6 Win 7 review yet.

Here's an attempt from a MIDI composer who never records live audio.

I work from "electro" to "orchestra" to "live band", and all shades in between.


I'll not attempt to match feature for feature.

- as all sequencers do pretty much almost everything these days.

- and the key differences are found more in your individual approach to working.

- and the ability to work in your preferred genres, as required.


S1 works in a more Cubase way than an Ableton / Bitwig way.

But everything is far simpler and more obvious than the Cubase I knew.

- and infinitely quicker and easier than the Sonar I never loved.


I didn't believe the claims when I first came across S1 (back in the v1 days)

Nonetheless I downloaded the free Lite version.

- and in 30 minutes I wrote a piece without needing to look anything up. Not once.

It just worked.

There aren't many sequencers you could say that about.

All the grunt work has been taken out of editing & recording.

So audio clips sync as you drag them in.

- and converting a MIDI track to an audio track is an in-place bounce that's a single right mouse click away.

Ditto MIDI editing - obvious and easy.


Everything is stretchy, grabby, droppy, pully, squeezy tactile.

- like "big blocks for little hands".

You can easily make any sort of template - mixer, fx chain, hot key etc.

It's this stunning speed that I love the most.

And yet I'm still learning newer faster shortcuts.


In music you have to "catch the lightning when it strikes"

- and S1 is all about this. Speed of working.


The included professional quality effects are extremely good at what they do.

- and there's a comprehensive set of 40+ of them. Recommended.

Whatever you want - an instrument, an effect, a clip on disk, a mixer track moving, an audio clip tail micro-fading.

- just grab it and do what you will.

There are no hidden pages - just stuff that slides in and out, without blocking or obscuring anything else.


This probably isn't a very good review as I've left tons of stuff out.

This is because all I need is:

> the ability to work as fast & subtle as I can imagine.

> and a top pro spec to back it up.


Downside 1 is the MIDI controller works.

I've never reliably mastered it beyond the mod wheel (blush), in spite of trying.

But I don't believe anything outside of Komplete Kontrol delivers decent, reliable, never-ever-break, MIDI controller support.

So I forgive Studio One for this.


Downside 2 is that auditioning clips from disk won't shift pitch, only tempo.

I suspect this will be fixed with v3.


Downside 3 is that it's not really for DJs or matrix loop mixer-producers. Different concept.

And the forum is only so-so.


If you're out of love with your current sequencer.

- then go to Presonus and download the free Lite version.

- and be writing a song within the next five minutes.

It worked for me, and still does.

9 on 10.

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