The recording is done, the mix is finished, the mastering complete. All that remains is to release your music to the world. Studio One® has the export options and file formats to cover a wide variety of applications so you can distribute and release your music directly from Studio One.
Many ways to export and bounce.
Way back in the 20th century, mastering meant cutting a disk from which vinyl LPs were made. There are many more ways to deliver music now, whether directly to listeners or to send for professional duplication.
Studio One offers a variety of methods for exporting the music from your Project, including burning directly to CD or DVD-RW from within the program, exporting Projects to disk images and to the DDP format used by duplicators, and exporting tracks as individual files for digital release.
Click here to see a video about publishing your Studio One Projects.
File formats? We've got file formats!
It is inconvenient to need a separate file-format converter just because you want to export your music in both compressed and uncompressed file formats. Studio One can export WAVE, AIFF, MP3, FLAC—even Ogg Vorbis files, for crying out loud. It offers cross-platform support for the CAF (Apple Lossless and LPCM) codec format, too!
Upload directly to SoundCloud or Nimbit after export.
As often as not, the music you export from Studio One is destined for downloading, so we made the process of uploading your music smooth and easy. Simply check a box that says you want files uploaded to SoundCloud® or Nimbit® automatically as soon as they have been exported. Minutes after you finish mastering, your music can be available for purchase or listening.
You’ve produced a killer project; now you need to reach your fans and make it easy for them to find you. Once you get their attention, you want to keep them involved and encourage them to buy your music and merchandise. When they do place orders, you have to take their money and get them their goods. How does anybody keep all of that under control?
The answer is Nimbit, the leading direct-to-fan services company. Nimbit is a wholly owned subsidiary of PreSonus but it really is an entire business platform devoted to services needed by independent musicians trying to build a strong, supportive relationship with their fans.
Nimbit enables you to sell music and merch to your fans from beautiful storefronts in Facebook, Jango Internet Radio, PledgeMusic, and on your own Web site.
Nimbit is international, too, so you can choose a language for your storefront and accept currencies from around the world.
Nimbit was designed to take care of the hard stuff, so you can stay focused on your music and your fans. It handles payment processing for your sales, and if you like, you can let Nimbit do warehousing and fulfillment for your physical goods, too.
For that matter, Nimbit can manufacture your CDs and DVDs before packaging, warehousing, selling, and shipping them for you. Nimbit can also distribute your virtual goods to iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon MP3 through its DittoMusic connection.
Now that your music is so widely available, its time to stimulate some demand. Nimbit lets you create shareable, interactive promotions on Facebook and Twitter that incorporate music, video players, and a personal message—even offer free downloads or discounts on sales through your storefront.
That ought to bring them in, and once they are there, you can set the promotion to automatically follow up for you to say thanks, reward your fans, or offer something else for sale. You can sell merch and even sell tickets to your upcoming shows, as well.
You know your fans love you, and Nimbit lets them show their love to you in a most excellent way: your tip jar. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how generous people can be: On the average, 1 in 20 transactions on Nimbit earn a tip.
Having put Nimbit to work for you, it's only natural to want to know how you're doing. Turn to your Nimbit Dashboard, which provides access to your up-to-date Nimbit user-account statistics (number of fans, active promotions, and sales), updated in real time. In addition, you will receive help messages on how to engage with fans and customers and boost sales. The best part is that you don't even have to leave Studio One to see it because it's right there on Studio One's Start page.
To see how to upload a Song or Project from Studio One to Nimbit, watch this video.
This video from our PreSonus Live Webinar series goes into great depth (40:16 worth!) about Nimbit, including practical examples.
The good people at AskAudio offer this free video about using Studio One's Nimbit and SoundCloud features.
SoundCloud™ is a place to post your music and sounds so that other musicians can hear them. With millions of users in hundreds of countries, the SoundCloud community presents a large and diverse audience. SoundCloud's reach goes beyond its own Web site, too: You can share your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest and can use SoundCloud's player widgets to add sounds to your own Web site or blog.
It's not a one-way street, either. Listeners can post comments on the music you post, follow you, and even repost your music if they like it. You can respond to comments to make it into a real conversation and can join themed groups to exchange information and sounds with others who have similar musical interests.
Obviously, SoundCloud is as much about listening as it is about posting. When you find others whose music you like, you can follow them, mark your favorites, and repost.
Studio One integrates SoundCloud so tightly you only need to check one box to upload a mix directly to SoundCloud as soon as it has been exported. Want to grab something someone else has posted and use it? Downloading is just a matter of dragging-and-dropping from the SoundCloud folder in Studio One’s browser. And the SoundCloud Dashboard on the Start page displays key stats from your SoundCloud account, along with a scrolling display of the SoundCloud activity stream
Here's a video from our friends at Obedia about Studio One's SoundCloud integration.
Download presets, loops, and more from PreSonus Exchange without leaving Studio One.
Thousands of people around the world are using Studio One, and more are joining them every day. You've created some excellent effects presets, loops, and macros, and so have they. PreSonus Exchange gives you a place where you can share your creations and sample those of others who post their work. It's a global conversation about music and Studio One, and you can join in without ever leaving your work.
You’ll find lots of ways to use Exchange. Send collaborators your tracks, including plug-in presets, macros, and more, so they can work with the same setup you’re using. Music educators can use Exchange to give students their assignments and receive completed work. Exchange is also the perfect place for us to post things like Studio One Extensions and international language packs where everyone can get them.
You can swap all sorts of Studio One resources via Exchange by creating soundsets. Using Studio One's Sound Set Builder, any folder in the file browser can be made into a Studio One soundset, complete with a name, description, icon, and URL. This is an excellent way to create and share packages of content, including audio loops, MIDI loops, presets, and more. For more information on soundsets and Sound Set Builder, click here.
Best of all, there’s no need to leave Studio One to visit Exchange. Open the File Browser, click on the Exchange server, and all of the content is at your fingertips, with audio preview. When you find something great, just drag-and-drop, and Exchange automatically downloads the resources and loads them into your Song.
Sharing is easy when everyone uses Studio One—as easy as dragging to and from the Exchange folder in the Browser.
Watch videos about PreSonus Exchange.
In addition, here's a bonus video of a live Exchange demo from the 2012 Winter NAMM show.
We really dig into Exchange in this extended video from our PreSonus Live Webinar series.
If you're going to exchange sounds and music, you should learn about Creative Commons licensing. This short video gets you started.
Finally, here's a video from michaelcurtisjr on creating soundsets for PreSonus Exchange from multitrack drum sessions in Studio One 2.