Presonus Studio One 3 Professional
The latest update to the fastest-growing DAW on the market, PreSonus® Studio One® 3.5 includes 60 new features and enhancements, including several of the most requested new features from the Studio One user community. Studio One 3.5 introduces a completely revised Project page for mastering, no-holds-barred Mixer Undo functionality, and a powerful new, optimized, native, low-latency audio engine for unrivaled near-zero latency audio and virtual instrument monitoring with high-speed audio interfaces, such as the brand-new PreSonus Quantum Thunderbolt interface. We’ve also implemented a wealth of powerful workflow improvements, including extended Notion data-transfer options and the new Fat Channel XT plug-in for mix compatibility with the PreSonus StudioLive® Series III console/recorders.
The Studio One 3.5 update is available free to all registered Studio One 3 users.
Native low-latency monitoring.
With the advent of powerful high-speed Thunderbolt audio interfaces such as the PreSonus® Quantum, we are experiencing a new level of performance for computer-based audio production. In the past, you had to decide between hardware DSP-based, near-zero-latency monitoring and processing, with a limited set of DSP plug-ins; or software monitoring with complete freedom of native plug-ins and virtual instruments in a latency-afflicted audio environment. Either way it's a compromise. Using Studio One 3.5 with a high-speed audio interface eliminates the need for expensive hardware DSP by introducing native low-latency monitoring: completely redesigned audio engine latency-management that allows you to stay in the native processing domain throughout the entire production process. Bottom line: You get more performance and better stability.
Redesigned Project page.
Even today – eight years after its initial release – Studio One Professional is still the only DAW on the market offering a full-featured integrated project mastering solution. With version 3.5, the Project page adds such important features as file-independent track markers, flexible loudness detection options, new Loudness and Spectrum meters, and much more.
Complete mixer undo.
Undo Faders has been the most popular feature-request—and now it’s here! But we didn’t stop there: We implemented “undo” for the entire mixer, including plug-ins, instruments, routing, I/O selection, FX chains, and more. Mixer actions are now added to the Undo History like any other action. Just click Undo or go back and forth in the Undo History. It’s that simple.
The Next Standard
Instantly familiar—yet nothing feels like it. Studio One® 3 contains everything you’d expect from a modern digital audio powerhouse. Once you touch its fast, flow-oriented, drag-and-drop interface, you’ll realize Studio One® 3 was built by creative people for creative music production.
At every step of the musical process, you’ll spend your time creating music instead of fighting a bloated interface. And the sound quality? Well, simply put, it’s unparalleled. In fact, the most common comments from musicians, producers and engineers who have switched to Studio One are “I can just get things done faster” and “Studio One just sounds better.” Let’s find out why.
Start Your Engines
The Start page is your home base, where you access recent Songs and Projects or start new ones, adjust hardware settings, check in on your online progress, stay in touch with the latest Studio One news, and develop new skills through demos and tutorials.
Bringing it All Together
The Song page is where the magic happens. Everything you need is dynamically laid when and where you need it, without juggling multiple windows. Here you’ll find your Arrange view, video track, track Inspectors, edit view, mix view, and browser.
Drag-and-Drop: Intuitive, Fast, Convenient
Creating backing tracks that automatically sync to your song tempo, enriching an arrangement, loading an Instrument, effect or sample content, and more are easy with Studio One’s updated browser, which offers keyword-based musical search, plug-in thumbnails, and nearly 10,000 audio and music loops in the Professional version. Plus, the browser links to the PreSonus online marketplace and to Exchange for access to more add ons, and content from other Studio One users.
Studio One Professional’s new Arranger Track provides rapid and intuitive song rearranging—even with large projects. Just drag sections to a different place in the Arranger Track or Track Inspector, and the entire arrangement updates instantly.
Scratch Pads—The Freedom To Experiment
Working hand-in-hand with the Arranger Track, the new Scratch Pads are an innovation so simple, yet so powerful, you’ll wonder why it took years to invent them. Scratch Pads provide a powerful and easy way to experiment with different arrangements or versions of a section, without jeopardizing your existing work and hassling with saving copies and countless undos. Simply drag sections, content, and events or content into the Scratch Pad, experiment away, and drag it back when you’re done. And you get unlimited Scratch Pads that can all be saved inside your Studio One Song file.
No Limits on Creativity—or Sound Quality
Studio One places no limits on your creativity. You have unlimited Audio and Instrument Tracks, virtual instruments, buses, FX channels, and undo/redo. And with Studio One Professional’s 64-bit audio processing, you don’t have to worry about your mix degrading when you work with large projects and mix in the box.
Get Truly Inspiring and Unique Sounds
Speaking of sound quality… in addition to 64-bit processing precision, Studio One version 3 features a new synthesis engine and two inspiring new instruments: the Mai Tai polyphonic analog modeling synth and the Presence XT sampler. With Studio One Professional, Presence XT includes a 14 GB sound library and the ability to open EXS, Giga, and Kontakt libraries.
Leave Your Sonic Fingerprint
Modern music has largely degraded to a flatland of repetitive presets. Turn on the radio, or listen to commercials, and we’re sure you can identify the sounds. Studio One version 3 changes all that and gives you tools to craft your own unique voice, including Multi Instrument, Extended FX Chains, and Note FX.
Capture The Flow
Capturing tracks in Studio One is fast and easy. Pre-record mode ensures you don't miss a beat. When multitrack recording, you can add and arm tracks with sequential I/O assignments, route multiple MIDI devices to multiple instruments simultaneously, and give each performer their own click settings with a separate cue mix. To capture difficult parts, use Studio One’s Step Record mode or build your track by loop recording to individual track layers.
Perfect Your Tracks with Melodyne and More
Studio One 3 Professional is the only DAW that includes Technical Grammy-winning Melodyne Essentials (a $99 value) for precise pitch and time manipulation, correction, and creative editing. More than just a plug-in, Melodyne is actually integrated into every track, allowing faster access and more efficient performance, thanks to our ARA technology that we co-developed with Celemony.
Mixing Designed by People Who Defined Digital Mixing
Prior to starting Studio One our developers previously created what was, at the time, the most highly respected mix engine of any music software. Imagine what would happen if they took everything they knew, started from scratch using the latest technology, and joined forces with the company that defined hardware digital mixing. That’s Studio One. It’s the best of both worlds: a robust 64-bit mix environment, that feels natural and works the way a real console should—but without the limitations
Keeping It Organized
With the power provided by today’s modern computers, combined with Studio One’s plethora of tools and “unlimited everything” approach, you can imagine quickly creating large projects that would prove unmanageable to navigate in other DAWs. Studio One helps keep things under control with Folder Tracks, 1:1 track/console synchronization (including color coding), markers, the Arranger Track, saving alternate edits and ideas in Scratch Pads, custom Multi Instruments and FX Chain presets, and the ability to export Projects with all associated content.
Don’t Just Make Music. Finish and Deliver It.
Starting a song isn’t enough. Studio One Professional’s Project page gives you the tools to not only finish your music but also get it out there. You can master your entire project with professional effects, metering, and tools. And you don’t have to wait until every song is finished to build your Project. With one click your Project updates to make sure you have the latest versions of each Song. If you decide a song needs changes while you’re mastering, simply click over to the Song page, make your edits, then jump back into the Project page—it’s that easy.
The Project page is also where you embed crucial metadata; add album art; burn Red Book-compatible CDs; create DDP images; export WAV, FLAC, MP3, and other digital files; and even publish your music direct to fans on SoundCloud.
Equally at Home on Multiple Screens and Touch Screens
Studio One is more than just a pretty face. You can run it’s high-dpi user interface on small notebooks, all the way to multi-monitor studio setups. We tested it on six! And Studio One now supports the latest multi-touch computers and monitors so you can get your hands on your mix, arrangement, editing tools, and more.
Get More than I/O
Studio One 3 is part of the PreSonus Active Integration ecosystem, as well as a stand-alone program. It was designed to speed your workflow through tight integration with many of our hardware products.
Get More Features, Effects, Content, and Instruments
You can always use more plug-ins, so if the 44 Native Effects™, virtual instruments, and Note FX included in Studio One Professional are not enough, stay tuned: More are on the way. There are a number of add ons for Studio One that expand its functionality and content. Plus Studio One is compatible with the latest AU, VST2, VST3, and ReWire effects and instruments.
Switch, But Be Comfortable
If you’re switching from another DAW, Studio One will feel like a breath of fresh air. But we understand how hard it is to change from an existing tool once you’ve already mastered it. That's why Studio One lets you use Pro Tools, Cubase, or Logic key commands, as well as Studio One and user-created key commands.
Help When and Where You Need it
If you’re just getting started making music, you won’t believe how easy Studio One is, but even the most seasoned pros need help from time to time. With Studio One 3 we’ve integrated dynamic, context-sensitive, tool tips and help that bring you the information you need, when you need it. Just hit F1 or hover over the area in question, and help is on the way.
Don't Take Our Word For It
Studio One is used daily by hundreds of thousands of musicians, engineers, and producers worldwide. Just prior to the launch, we caught up with a handful of producers in Los Angeles who had advanced access to version 3 and the results were unanimous. Check out the video to see what they had to say.
What’s New In Studio One Version 3
- Arranger Track
- Scratch Pads
- Browser 3.0
- Extended FX Chains
- Multi Instruments
- Macro Controls
- Mai Tai
- Presence XT Sampler
- Reinvented Synthesis and Instrument Engine
- Note FX
- Rotor Audio Effect
- Bitcrusher Audio Effect
- New, customizable, high-dpi UI with multi-touch support.
- Studio One Remote for iPad
- Mixer Improvements, including Track/Mixer Sync
- Automation Curves
- Smart, User-definable Tool palette