Version 6 takes another huge leap forward.

The latest free update, Studio One 6.5, adds all-new features, including native immersive audio and Dolby Atmos® mixing.

Fully Integrated production workflow

Recording and mixing designed for Immersive Audio

Experience end-to-end workflow designed for producing in spatial audio from recording with multichannel microphones to mixing with enhanced plug-ins, and exporting files in a variety of formats. Mix in Dolby Atmos or additional formats that support up to 9.1.6 channels, then create Dolby Atmos masters directly from Studio One – both in real time and offline – and when it’s time to deliver, Spatial Audio Export provides convenient batch export options for ADM and downmix formats.

Monitor up to 9.1.6 channels and 96 kHz

Dolby Atmos Native Integration

While other DAWs require additional purchases, plug-ins, complex inter-application audio routing and synchronization for Dolby Atmos integration, Studio One 6 Professional Edition is now Dolby Atmos ready straight out of the box, for free, meaning there is no additional cost to start mixing in Dolby Atmos.


Support for Dolby Atmos Binaural Headphone Monitoring

Studio One is now the only DAW that lets you monitor the output of the spatial audio renderer on both speakers and conventional stereo headphones simultaneously and independently. Studio One 6.5's new dedicated headphone channel allows for simultaneous Binaural monitoring, eliminating the need for switching configurations.

All plug-ins updated for Immersive Audio

Effects and plug-ins (+2 new plug-ins) now support processing of multichannel signals or of any individual channel or pair of channels.

OpenAir2 convolution reverb with 7.1.4 HDIRs

OpenAIR2 gets a new look and a brand-new library of true 7.1.4 impulse responses that create authentically immersive 3D spaces.

New Multi-Tap Surround Delay plug-in

Eight-tap delay with individual surround panners can be synchronized to the song tempo for exciting dimensional and rhythmic effects.

New open-source file exchange format

Support for DAWproject file format

DAWproject is a new open-source file exchange format designed to let users share sessions across multiple digital audio workstations. For the first time, users of DAWs from different manufacturers can exchange sessions in a format that includes all critical data.

Starting with PreSonus and Bitwig, .dawproject will be provided as a universal import/export format.

ARA Plug-in Support

ARA-enabled plug-ins now available as audio editors on Project Page

With the number of available ARA-enabled plug-ins steadily increasing, there are more and more reasons to reach for them at the mastering stage. ARA-plug-ins can now be utilized easily and in real time without any additional fuss.

Streamlined Scoring and Note Editing

Tablature and lead sheet enhancements

Studio One’s Scoring and Note Editing capabilities have been further optimized for tablature, lead sheets, and drum maps. These features include the addition of rhythm slashes, a chord display that's dynamically linked to the Chord Track, custom string tunings, and more expressive options for guitar tablature such as guitar bends and rhythmic display.


Studio One Remote updated for Immersive Audio mixing

Studio One Remote for iOS, Android and Windows has been updated to include support for surround mixing, including proper visualization of the updated mixer.

Additionally, a dedicated Surround Panner view has been added to support 3D panning with multitouch; a major benefit when writing pan automation in the absence of a suitable hardware remote controller.


Now with Mix in Surround

Smart Templates

New Smart Templates provide essential toolsets for the tasks at hand, including basic recording, mixing stems, mastering an album, and setting up for a live show. Play an instrument or produce a podcast with a single click. Use the convenient drop zone to easily import audio, video, and MIDI files. Interactive tutorials are even included with select templates.

And now, with Studio One 6.5, start immersive audio projects fast with an all-new “Mix in Surround” Smart Template and interactive Dolby Atmos tutorial.


Show just the tools you need

UI Customization Editor

The new Customization Editor provides a convenient and easy way to show or hide nearly every tool and function. Changes are applied instantly, so you can show or hide any feature as needed to create a streamlined, focused workflow for the task at hand.


Industry-Leading Lyrics Integration

Add lyrics to your productions

Whether you’re creating lead sheets with the Score Editor or adding lyrics as guideposts to your audio productions, you’ll find a use for the Lyrics Track. Lyrics can even be transferred to the Show Page to use during rehearsals or on those long-haul performances.


​Global Video Track

Add sound to picture

The all-new Global Video Track provides an intuitive video workflow thanks to the familiar drag and drop functionality that made Studio One famous. Need to cut together a quick edit or streamline your podcast workflow? No problem. Basic editing features for the Video Track are also available.


Track Presets

Save and recall your favorite track setups

Take your workflow efficiency to a new level! Store every aspect of a given track or channel for instant recall, even for multiple selected tracks/channels. Track Presets store parameters like track delay, time-stretch, and follow chords as well as Channel parameters like volume, pan, inserts, send assignments, and more! Track Presets can even be applied to existing channels.


Online Collaboration

Studio One+ Workspaces

Studio One 6 deepens the integration between your Studio One sessions and your Studio One+ Workspaces with convenient sharing options right from the drop-down menu. Studio One+ Workspaces allow you to archive sessions and invite others to collaborate on them… even friends who haven’t yet joined Studio One+ or aren’t even Studio One users!


Tame vocal sibilance


The new De-Esser plug-in in Studio One is efficient, intuitive, and easy to use. Find the problematic frequency with the Listen button, then dial in the amount of S-Reduction using the associated knob together with the S-Mon function.


A creative playground


Combine two input signals to create an entirely new sound processed by an array of bandpass filters. Turn your voice or any audio source into a unique synth or effect. Vocoder will inspire you to play with audio.




ProEQ now allows each frequency band to be soloed, so you can easily hear even the most surgical adjustments in isolation. In addition to solo, each band now features a dynamic mode to trigger boosts or cuts of the desired frequency band dynamically based on a set amplitude threshold.


Supercharged mixing

Advanced Mixer with Fader Flip

Control FX/Bus sends, sidechains, and Cue Mix sends all from the main faders. Just right-click on the desired send and select “Flip" to control the entire send mix for the selected bus from the channel faders. Unassigned channels can be hidden from view or activated as needed.


Flexible panning options

Alternative Panning Modes

You can now choose between balance, dual or binaural panning for any stereo channel. The new panner pop-up editor provides a large pan control, a context menu to switch between modes, plus dedicated controls for each mode. The basic balance control remains available in all mixer views, as well as a standard pan control for external hardware controllers.


Focused channel views

Mixer Channel Overview

The new Channel Overview provides a single, consolidated view of all channel parameters, including input controls, inserts, sends, and Cue Mix sends for the selected channel.


Browser Favorites and Folders

The Browser just got better

Organize plug-in and instrument presets into custom folders that you can create right inside the Browser. Presets for plug-ins and virtual instruments can now be marked as Favorites. Presets marked as Favorites are automatically mirrored inside a new “Favorites” folder at the top of the respective preset list.


Get started faster

Updated Start Page

Studio One’s Start Page is now even more flexible. Organize your Songs, Projects, and Shows into custom folders allowing you to put all the files associated with a single artist or production in one convenient location. Pin favorites documents and view all your shared Studio One+ documents in a single folder.

Producers and mixing engineers working with multiple artists can now manage and create a unique Artist Profile preset for each client. Each profile includes name, genre, website, and an image – all of which are embedded as ID3 tags when exporting a mixdown for streaming or digital download.

More Version 6 Additions


FX Channel Sends

Sends on FX Channels, allowing the output signal of one effect to be sent to another.


Instrument Sidechains

Sidechain audio input for virtual instruments


Track & Channel Icons

NEW! Work even faster with Track and Channel Icons


Pan Link

NEW! Bus, FX and Cue Mix sends now have the option to link panning to the channel pan control. Cue Mix sends provide independent link options for Volume and Pan.


Micro Views

NEW! Micro view controls for third-party plug-ins


Spot Events

NEW! Spot option for Events offers a number of options for positioning Events on the timeline based on event attributes such as start/end points or their original timecode position.