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PreSonus Studio One Pro DAW (Upgrade)

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This is an upgrade from Studio One Artist. You must have Studio One Artist to buy this product.

More Muscle. No Bloat.

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 1.5. 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.

70+ v1.5 enhancements but still uncluttered and simple to use.

How Studio One was Born (The Inside Story)

We had a clear and simple goal: Wipe the slate clean and apply decades of collective software and hardware experience to bring the DAW back to the musician and producer. After two years of coding and testing by some of the world’s finest programmers, Studio One Artist and Studio One Pro are the result.

New-Generation Audio Engine Under the Hood

Studio One employs a unique, state-of-the-art audio engine that delivers incredibly clear, accurate sound. Studio One Pro features a 64-bit floating-point version of this audio engine that automatically switches between 64- and 32-bit operation on the fly to accommodate 32-bit plug-ins. This means you always get the highest possible sound quality and blazing speed. Studio One Artist features the same audio engine but always operates in 32-bit mode.

Compatible and Easy to Configure

Studio One is compatible with any ASIO-, Windows Audio-, or CoreAudio-compliant audio interface, including, of course, the entire line of PreSonus interfaces.

Innovative Start Page

From the moment you connect your PreSonus hardware and launch Studio One, it’s evident that this is a new and better way to record music.

Easy to Navigate

One click lands you on the Song page, a single, straightforward workspace that allows you to track, edit, and mix in one easy-to-navigate window.


Studio One’s powerful drag-and-drop functions let you to drag an audio clip, effect, or a virtual instrument from the Browser directly onto a track in the Arrange or Console (mixer) view. Want to save an audio or MIDI clip as a file or save an effect or VI preset? Just drag it from the Arrange or Console view back to the Browser - done!

Cue Mix Built In

All PreSonus FireStudio-series audio interfaces include an internal software mixer that allows you to set up cue (monitor) mixes with zero latency. Manage these cue mixes from within Studio One, rather than using the external control panels normally required.

Mixdown Made Easy

The advantages of an integrated music-production system built from the ground up continue when it’s time to mix. Studio One’s Console is available in the Song page at all times, but it can be separated and even dragged to a second monitor.

Mastering (Studio One Pro)

Several DAWs offer integrated mastering capabilities to varying degrees. Without that capability, you need a separate mastering application. But no other DAW offers a truly integrated mastering suite comparable to the Project page in Studio One Pro.

Picture This

Want to do sound for picture? With Studio One Pro, you can import any QuickTime video into a Song for playback and sync, with adjustable video-playback size and time offset. Simply drag-and-drop the video from the Browser into the arrangement to import it and, optionally, extract the audio from the video and place it on a new audio track. A new Follow Edit Position helps sync to specific video frames by adjusting the playback-cursor position based on the current edit position.

But Wait, There’s Yet Even Still More...

It’s obvious that Studio One keeps you out of a maze of nested windows and dialog boxes. And if you’re an experienced engineer or producer, you can already appreciate the attention to workflow, which will help you more efficiently make a record. Here are a few more things to consider:

  • Key Command Editor
    Version 1.5 adds a new key-command editor with Search and Learn features for creating and modifying keyboard shortcuts. The search feature finds specific key commands and shows which functions they trigger and also finds specified functions and displays the key commands to which they are assigned.
  • Control Link MIDI Mapping With “Focus”
    Studio One integrates with hardware controllers simply and easily. The usefulness of the coolest plug-in or instrument is, after all, greatly diminished if you can’t easily touch it with more than a mouse! We solved this problem once and for all.
  • Native Plug-Ins and More
    Even if you don’t own any plug-ins, we have you covered. If you do own plug-ins, you’ll want Studio One Pro, which supports the VST 2, VST 3, and AU plug-in formats, as well as ReWire.
  • Unlimited Undo History
    Even after you’ve saved!

Studio One Artist and Studio One Pro

Studio One comes in two flavors to suit your specific needs. We understand that there are different ways of making music and different levels of involvement. Some of you are cruising in home studios, capturing your creative grooves on your own time and at your own pace. Others are working in a project or commercial studio, whether on the clock for paying clients or producing your own work for sale.


  • Elegant single-window work environment
  • Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
  • Unlimited audio tracks, MIDI tracks, virtual instruments, buses, and FX channels
  • Content Browser with convenient sort options and preview player
  • Automatic delay compensation
  • Advanced automation
  • 32-bit audio processing
  • Easy-to-use sidechain routing
  • Stunning virtual instruments
  • User-friendly sampler
  • Most intuitive MIDI-mapping system available
  • Real-time audio timestretching and resampling
  • K-System metering
  • Compatible with any ASIO-, Windows Audio-, or Core Audio-compliant audio interface
  • Works with key commands from Pro Tools, Cubase, and Logic.

Computer system requirements


Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5.2 or higher
Hardware: Minimum PowerPC G4 1.25 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM
Hardware: Recommended PowerPC G5 or better or Intel Core Duo or Intel Xeon processor or better, + 2 GB or more RAM


Windows PC
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
Hardware: Minimum Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion), + 1 GB RAM
Hardware: Recommended + Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz EM64T or better or AMD Athlon 64 3000+ or better, + 2 GB or more RAM


Windows and Macintosh Systems
  • Internet connection
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • A monitor resolution no lower than 1024x768 pixels

See video clip above.


Support for PreSonus hardware and software can be found at the PreSonus Forums.

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