Record, produce, compose, mix, master, and perform—all from a single, intuitive application. Only Studio One® 5 provides integrated tools that take you from initial inspiration to mastered production, from full-length album to setlist on stage. The standard for end-to-end production, Studio One is the DAW that does it all.
Studio One pioneered the often-imitated drag-and-drop workflow that continues to be a guiding principle in our design philosophy. Audioloops, virtual instruments, plug-in effects, and even presets can all be dragged into your session from Studio One’s innovative Browser. Copy FX Chains from one channel to another simply by dragging-and-dropping. Convert MIDI to audio or audio to MIDI using drag-and-drop. Upload and download files to and from your PreSonus Sphere Workspaces by drag-and-drop. Ease of use is at the heart of Studio One, so your mind stays focused on your inspiration.
The only DAW with Harmonic Editing for both audio and MIDI, Studio One® 5 offers Chord Track, a songwriter’s dream come true. Create, audition, and change chord progressions and even have older parts follow a newer, better chord structure, thanks to the inspiration Harmonic Editing can provide. With version 5.3, you can now drag chords from the Chord Track to an Instrument Track to begin composing right away. Chord notes can even be extracted directly from audio by detecting chords and then dragging the audio event to an Instrument Track.
With a complete suite of effects plug-ins, Studio One® 5 supercharges your mixing. These plug-ins are so good we’ve made a few available for use in any DAW by popular demand. From State Space Modeled guitar amps to lush reverbs and polyrhythmic delays, Studio One has all the plug-ins you need to mix and produce. Studio One Professional’s unique Pipeline XT plug-in lets you use boutique and vintage analog signal processors as easily as software plug-ins. Studio One’s powerful Splitter plug-in lets you run multiple plug-ins in parallel on a single channel.
Analog mixing with digital ease.
Our proprietary Mix Engine FX plug-ins provide State Space Models of classic analog consoles that can process your mix across channels on any bus, collectively. This isn’t a stereo bus plug-in, this is multi-source processing that re-creates true analog circuit behavior like console input-gain saturation, analog noise, and crosstalk—all painstakingly modeled component by component from real-world hardware.
Produce without limits.
Forget laborious transposition, cutting, pasting, and moving when arranging. Audition new arrangement ideas on the fly with a simple click of your mouse. Use Scratch Pads to test arrangements. The flexible Arranger Track makes moving sections of Songs as easy as moving Parts. Powerful comping tools make assembling a perfect take simple, efficient, and fun. A robust suite of tools ranging from transient detection to multiple slicing and time-stretching features makes editing multitrack drums blazingly fast. And with groundbreaking Harmonic Editing—the most flexible implementation ever—no other program can approach the ease of arranging and songwriting that Studio One 5 delivers.
A sound as unique as you.
Inspiring virtual instruments and unique Multi Instruments let you combine instruments to create your own unique library of sounds. You’ll create beats faster than ever with Impact XT, our comprehensive rhythm-production environment. Build your own sampled instrument with Sample One XT. From polyphonic analog to monophonic subtractive synthesis, Studio One has the sounds that make you want to create. Presence XT can be expanded with Add-on packs like Deep Flight One and PreSonus Studio Grand. Aux Channels let you easily use your hardware synths, drum machines, and groove boxes as part of your productions, so dust off that TX81Z or Portastudio and put them back to work! However you create, Studio One has a tool that makes the job easy.
From studio to stage to stream.
Studio One 5 takes you from the studio to the stage or stream with the Show Page. Create a Setlist using Songs you’re already created in Studio One, incorporating a mix of live instruments, pre-recorded tracks, and virtual instruments. Each song in the Setlist can have its own unique instrumentation that can be imported right from the original Studio One Song. Create new Patches and rearrange the songs in your set on the fly, using drag-and-drop. The Arranger Track lets you alter your performance in real-time: loop sections on the fly, jump to a different part, and automatically change patches—all without missing a beat.
Mastering built in.
Studio One Professional is the only DAW that links songs and stems with finished, mastered Projects. Transfer mixes or mixed stems to the Project Page for mastering. If you hear anything you need to change, simply jump back into the Song to fix it; the revised version updates with a single click so you can continue mastering without losing any previous work. Use Studio One Native Effects and your favorite third-party plug-ins or external hardware processors to provide the final EQ, dynamics, and imaging control you need to create a professional sound.