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64-bit floating-point WAV recording and export

64-bit floating-point WAV recording and export screenshot

Studio One® 5 provides the high-resolution audio production and mastering. With Version 5, Studio One now supports recording in 64-bit floating-point WAV format, the recommended recording format for audio interfaces with 32-bit resolution. With this format option, the maximum recording and processing precision now reaches 64-bit/384 kHz, making Studio One…

Audio Clip Versions

Audio Clip Versions screenshot

New in Studio One 5.2, you can now create new versions of audio clips to add more creative freedom to clip-based editing. Use multiple versions of a clip that references the same audio file to try alternative edits with Melodyne, Bend Markers, or Gain Envelopes to dial in just the…


Autosave screenshot

Studio One’s configurable Auto-save can be set to save your work as frequently as you would like—but it’s smart enough to not run a save during tracking or playback. And because it always uses cached plug-in data, it’s super-quick and unobtrusive. 

Backup and Archive

Backup and Archive screenshot

New in version 5.3, you can export Studio One Documents—Songs, Shows, and Projects—with all of their referenced media files to a Zip file for easy backup and sharing. In addition, all unused files in your Document are exempted from the exported Zip to keep it as small as possible.


Chord Track

Chord Track screenshot

Studio One® 5’s Chord Track is a songwriter’s dream come true. Create, audition, and change chord progressions; try out chord substitutions; substitute rich chords for simple ones; even have older parts follow a new, better chord structure you came up with, thanks to the inspiration the Chord Track can provide. 

Drum Notation

Drum Notation screenshot

New in Studio One 5.2, drum notation can now be created in the Score View. The new drum map interface lets you add both the drum and note name to a corresponding notated pitch. A special preview window lets you drag each intended pitch up or down, plus add a…

Exclusive cutting-edge dithering algorithm

Exclusive cutting-edge dithering algorithm screenshot

Studio One 5.5 features a new, proprietary, custom-designed dithering algorithm that minimizes conversion artifacts and preserves low-level signals. It sounds so good that we’ve replaced Studio One’s previous dithering algorithm with it, so if you’ve got Dithering turned on (in the Advanced Preferences/Audio menu) you’re already using it! 

Dithering exists…

Export multiple formats

Export multiple formats screenshot

The “Export Mixdown” window in Studio One 5.4 now has a list of available audio formats which can be exported in a single pass – without even requiring additional rendering time! Each format offers and remembers its own export settings.

With only a single format selected, switching formats is as easy…

Harmonic Editing

Harmonic Editing screenshot

"Harmonic Editing" is the term we use to describe Studio One’s power to edit changes in pitch as easily as it can edit changes in time—both in MIDI data and audio recordings. It opens up the world of harmony and chord structures, not just to composers but to all musicians. 

Live Arranging

Live Arranging screenshot

Playing along with backing tracks is a great way to bring your studio sound to the stage or live stream, but it can restrict your creativity in the moment. Now you’re free to stay in the moment!

Studio One 5.2 adds the Arranger Track to the Show Page, letting you…

Live Chord Information

Live Chord Information screenshot

Never forget the next chord again….

Studio One 5.4’s new floating Chord Display can be set to show the current chord from the Chord Track, the input chord, or the currently selected chord in the editor. When showing chords from the Chord Track, the window shows both the current and…

Mix Console

Mix Console screenshot

Your mixing workflow is unique. Your mixing console should be too. That’s why Studio One® lets you resize the Mixer windows and faders with both narrow and wide views, compact and expanded inserts, and Send Views. Freely reorder channels or have Studio One organize the Mixer automatically. At any time…

Musical Symbols and Dynamics Processing

Musical Symbols and Dynamics Processing screenshot

Musical Symbols and Dynamics Processing were added to the Sound Variations editor in version 5.3, allowing composers to add symbols to their scores in a manner already familiar to them—and virtual instruments will respond with the appropriate performance articulations. Dynamics symbols are tied to MIDI velocity, with customizable values. 


Native support for Apple Silicon (M1) processors

Native support for Apple Silicon (M1) processors screenshot

With Studio One 5.4, PreSonus introduces native support for M1-based Apple computers. Native mode for Studio One 5.4 offers additional CPU optimization for better overall CPU performance. To achieve optimal performance, Native mode requires all VST plug-ins, instruments, and hardware drivers to also provide Native support. To that end, nearly…

Performance View

Performance View screenshot

When you’re on stage, you have a lot of input taking your attention away from playing. That's why you rehearse until performance is second nature. That’s also why the Show Page provides Performance View, a streamlined, minimal interface that removes the features you only need during the rehearsal and configuration…

Plug-in Nap

Plug-in Nap screenshot

The Plug-in Nap option improves overall CPU performance by pausing processing for any plug-ins that are not currently passing audio. The status for each plug-in can be monitored in the updated Performance Monitor.

Plug-in Nap is automatically suspended when the plug-in window is opened. With this new option enabled, you can…

PreSonus Sphere Integration

PreSonus Sphere Integration screenshot

PreSonus Sphere’s streamlined, efficient workspaces make collaborating on projects and getting feedback on your mixes faster and easier than ever. Simply create a Workspace and invite your collaborators to join. Workspaces are accessible to anyone with a MyPreSonus account, whether they are PreSonus Sphere members or not. Stems and mixes…

Real-time Chord Display

Real-time Chord Display screenshot

A new Chord display in Studio One 5.4 has been added to the Note Editor inspector underneath the existing Input Chord display. This display has two states, depending on the context:

  • “Current Chord” shows the chord detected from notes at the current play position, as well as the next upcoming…

Safety Options

Safety Options screenshot

Let’s face it: crashes happen. And unfortunately, the larger your plug-in library grows, the more potential for an unstable plug-in to crash your session grows as well. 

Studio One 5.2 makes troubleshooting Song, Project and Shows with possibly crashing plug-ins easier by automatically launching the new Safety Options window the…

Sound Variations

Sound Variations screenshot

Studio One provides the next level in articulation support: Sound Variations. Sound Variations help you get the most out of the complex virtual instruments and orchestral libraries that are essential for modern composers.

The core of the new sound variations system is an extended mapping editor that provides tools for…


Splitter screenshot

Splitter is a powerful mixing feature that lets you route multiple simultaneous audio effects on a single channel in a myriad of ways: serial, parallel, or split by channel or frequency band. With Studio One 5.2 using  Splitter is now easier than ever. Simply drag a new Splitter plug-in from…


Tablature screenshot

Compose directly into Studio One using tablature, or instantly create tab printouts for your songs! New in Studio One 5.2, the Score Editor now offers options to compose in  Standard+TAB or Tablature Staff Types. 

Use Standard+TAB to show linked standard notation and tablature staves for the same instrument. Just need…

Target Loudness for Digital Release

Target Loudness for Digital Release screenshot

Releasing your album to digital streaming and delivery services is the best way to grow your audience and distribute your music, but it’s important to make sure your album matches the target loudness and peak level requirements that vary between different services. If you choose not to match the target…

Track Automation (Project Page)

Track Automation (Project Page) screenshot

Studio One 5.5 introduces the #1 feature request for the Project Page: Automation is here! 

This new feature lets you automate track and master volume, as well as any plug-in parameter, either in real-time using your mouse or hardware controller, or by using the familiar and powerful Paint Tool with…

Acoustic Drum Kits and Loops

Acoustic Drum Kits and Loops screenshot

Get inspired with these studio-quality sounds for Impact, including a brushy, airy, jazz kit; a retro-’70s rock kit; and a couple of polished pop kits—available with and without roomy reverb.

Audioloops using these same kits are also available in several popular grooves.

Advanced Audio Editing

Advanced Audio Editing screenshot

Studio One® lets you experiment with your sound by equipping you with all non-destructive editing and processing, with unlimited undos. High-quality, real-time time-stretching with background rendering maximizes your CPU’s efficiency. Switch between multiple time-stretching modes to get just the effect you want, including new tape-style resampling.

Transient detection, audio quantization,…

Advanced Grouping

Advanced Grouping screenshot

When you need more than a simple temporary group to raise or lower the level of several channels at once, Studio One® has you covered with a powerful edit- and mix-grouping system. Groups can be nested (great for drums), named, colored, and assigned to keyboard shortcuts for enable/disable. Furthermore, groups…


Ampire screenshot

When you’re ready to rock, but not ready to disturb the neighbors, the Studio One® Ampire plug-in has your guitar and bass amplification needs covered—and then some. We scoured auction sites and shadowy pawnshops to collect five of the most sought-after amps that are responsible for a million hit songs,…

Analog Delay

Analog Delay screenshot

Create deteriorating echoes, echoes with changing delay and pitch, and retro flanging and chorus effects ideal for adding vintage character to your sound. Analog Delay emulates a vintage analog bucket-brigade delay and features a new State Space Modeled drive control to add natural analog saturation to the input stage.


ARA 2.0 support (+custom integration)

ARA 2.0 support (+custom integration) screenshot

Studio One® Professional has the Technical Grammy Award-winning Melodyne Essential built right in, giving you single-keystroke access to the world’s greatest pitch-correction software. Give those pitchy vocals a gentle nudge closer to home, revoice or harmonize vocals, tune that bass, or apply liberally for extreme vocal effects.

Studio One’s ARA…


Arpeggiator screenshot

Arpeggiator turns chords (as well as single notes) into arpeggios: rhythmic cycles of single notes, derived from the notes currently held. Arpeggiator creates repeating patterns of notes that can travel upward in pitch, downward, up-and-down, down-and-up, or in a randomized pattern. You can also use Arpeggiator to play repeated patterns…

Arranger Track

Arranger Track screenshot

Creating music is a dynamic, living process. Arrangements change, chords shuffle. Space opens up for solos or closes to tighten up the Song. Inspiration strikes in the middle of the night, and your creativity pursues an entirely new direction. It’s all part of the art of songwriting and composition, and…

Articulations and Key Switch Editing

Articulations and Key Switch Editing screenshot

Studio One® 5 features improved key switch integration for your favorite orchestral libraries and other virtual instruments to provide sound variations and performance controls. Key switches are now filtered and excluded from playback processing so you can take advantage of Note FX and Chord Track while still using your favorite…


Autofilter screenshot

Create complex, tempo-synced, rhythmic filter patterns and lush filter sweeps with Autofilter. Featuring two resonant filters with eight selectable Filter Modes, Autofilter lets you modulate filter cutoff frequencies and resonance with an LFO using standard waveforms, a 16-step sequencer, or an envelope follower. The new State Space Modeled Drive stage…

Automatic latency compensation

Automatic latency compensation screenshot

Studio One® automatically compensates for the time delay that results from some VST and AU processing. This lets you avoid having to manually realign tracks to compensate for that delay and keeps all tracks perfectly in sync regardless of the number of plug-ins and effects you run.


Automation screenshot

Before the advent of automation, mixing was very much a performance. Sometimes it took many pairs of hands on the mixing console to accomplish all of the fader, mute, solo, and other moves to achieve a mix. Automation makes it possible to record the mixing performance in any way you…

Aux Channels

Aux Channels screenshot

Dust off that TX81Z! Your classic MIDI synths can now be incorporated into your digital productions as easily as virtual instruments. Introducing the Aux Channel, a new channel type that allows any external audio source to be fed into the Studio One® Mixer without the need to create an Audio…

Beat Delay

Beat Delay screenshot

Create pulsating patterns and complex polyrhythms with Beat Delay, a tempo-synced delay plug-in with optional cross-delay and filtered feedback. Use this effect to change the feel of rhythmic parts by adding off beats or create spatial doubling and slap-back effects.

Binaural Pan

Binaural Pan screenshot

Binaural Pan is a panning effect that employs phase-manipulation to alter the perceived width of stereo signals, from mono to double the normal width. Use Binaural Pan on any stereo track to tightly control its stereo width and pan, and check for mono compatibility using the Mono switch.


Bitcrusher screenshot

Perfect for audio abuse, Bitcrusher combines overdrive, bit-depth reduction, downsampling, and clipping into a single plug-in. Bit-depth reduction and downsampling are both digital-resolution reduction techniques but each has its own sonic effect. When used in combination, they create a wide variety of tonal options to distort and warp your sound.…


Browser screenshot

Studio One®’s unique Browser window is your central hub for all your instruments, effects, sample and loop libraries, Song files, and more. Access every file associated with your Project and shop for new loops, sounds, plug-ins, and Studio One upgrades, all from the Browser. Files, presets, and sounds can be…

Built-in shop

Built-in shop screenshot

Shop.presonus.com is available right from your Studio One® browser, so you don’t even need to leave Studio One to get new sounds and plug-ins when inspiration strikes. Content can also be previewed by playing audio demos in Studio One’s Preview Player. Navigating the Browser is also now significantly faster thanks…

Channel Strip

Channel Strip screenshot

Channel Strip features four powerful processors in one, including a low-cut filter, compressor, expander, and three-band parametric EQ. Channel Strip optionally applies automatic gain correction to the EQ so that the input-signal power matches the output-signal power. Use Channel Strip on any mono or stereo track that needs basic channel…


Chorder screenshot

Chorder is an intelligent chord generator that lets you trigger chords by playing single notes. You can set chord intervals manually or capture chord shapes played on the keyboard. Each key can trigger a different chord of your choice, or you can choose a single chord shape to play across…


Chorus screenshot

The Studio One® Chorus plug-in will let you thicken up guitar, vocal, or synth parts with lush, modulating textures. Choose one-, two-, or three-voice chorus processing and set an optional LFO delay time modulation, as well as a Stereo Width control. Whether you’re creating a dreamy vocal or performing a…

Clip Gain Envelopes

Clip Gain Envelopes screenshot

The newly added Clip Gain Envelope is the perfect tool for correcting sections of audio that are either too loud or too soft, without adding a compressor or limiter plug-in. Add breakpoints to the Gain Envelope simply by clicking on the curve and dragging the point to your desired location.…


Comping screenshot

Studio One®’s Comping tools make the once-tedious task of assembling a perfect take simple, efficient, and fun. Simply set up some loop points and record take after take without ever stepping out of your groove. When you’ve built up enough layers, use the Range Tool to promote the best parts…


Compressor screenshot

Compressor is a full-featured, RMS-based mono/stereo compression processor with internal sidechain filter, external sidechain capability, a variable ratio up to 20:1, optional look-ahead compression, and robust metering for level, gain reduction, compression curve, and threshold. Use this effect to reduce the dynamic range (signal peaks) of any signal. An easy-to-use…


Console screenshot

Studio One®’s Console is the core of mixing in Studio One and is designed to be instantly familiar and intuitive to anyone who has previously worked in audio. Signal flow is represented by an intuitive top-down architecture, as with an analog mixer, starting with input gain and polarity at the…

Console Shaper

Console Shaper screenshot

Console Shaper was the first plug-in developed for Mix Engine FX technology in Studio One®. Utilizing state-of-the-art State Space Modeling technology, Console Shaper captures the character and personality of legendary analog consoles, going far beyond virtual channel strips and mastering plug-ins. When added to a bus channel or the main…

Control Link

Control Link screenshot

Control Link is a cutting-edge system for integrating external hardware controllers with your console, virtual instruments, effects, and other software parameters. In most DAW software, you can use external hardware devices to control software parameters. Control Link simplifies the mapping process, removing the need to know MIDI, and it is…

Cue Mix

Cue Mix screenshot

Studio One® features a powerful native low-latency monitoring system for audio recording and virtual instruments, with no compromises in system performance. Hardware low-latency monitoring is also available when using compatible PreSonus® audio interfaces like the Studio 1824c or a Quantum-series interface.

Whether you’re using a PreSonus interface…

Customizable User Interface

Customizable User Interface screenshot

Studio One®’s fully resizable single-window user interface was designed to put every critical function in the same window without feeling cluttered or busy. When you’re working with multiple screens, Studio One lets you detach Edit Views, the Mix Console, and more and reposition the windows as you need them. Pin…


Drag-and-Drop screenshot

The heart of Studio One®’s uniquely intuitive design is its deep drag-and-drop workflows. More than the ability to drag-and-drop an object to a new location on the timeline, Studio One lets you use drag-and-drop to do just about anything. Drag audio loops from the Browser to the Arranger and automatically…

Dropout Protection for Low-Latency Monitoring

Dropout Protection for Low-Latency Monitoring screenshot

Let’s be honest: Computers aren’t cheap, and you want to actually use the power you’ve paid for. That's why Studio One® offers dynamic multi-core optimization for plug-ins, instruments, and the entire audio engine.

When you’re working with lots of audio tracks and virtual instruments, computer performance can limit your capabilities.…

Drum Editor

Drum Editor screenshot

Studio One® 5 features an innovative, streamlined Drum View to edit drum parts as fast as you can think. Drum View lets you name pitches by instrument and, with one click, hide any pitch not used for drum notes, creating a much cleaner look for drum parts that’s easy on…

Dual Pan

Dual Pan screenshot

Dual Pan is a fully variable stereo panner with Input Balance control, five selectable Pan Laws, and independent left/right panning. When you need granular control over your stereo image, Dual Pan has you covered.

Easy Sidechain Routing

Easy Sidechain Routing screenshot

Every Studio One® Native Effects dynamics plug-in has easy sidechain routing so you can get the sound you want without routing headaches you don’t need. Sidechain routing can be controlled both to and from the plug-in with one click.

Editable Folder Tracks

Editable Folder Tracks screenshot

Keeping the Arrange View organized can be critical to workflow, and Folder Tracks have traditionally helped in this area. Studio One®'s Folder Tracks also include grouping and busing options that improve editing and mixing workflow.

To add an existing Track to a Folder, simply drag-and-drop the Track onto the Folder…

Electronic Audioloops

Electronic Audioloops screenshot

Here are speaker-rattling Electronic Audioloops (no MIDI) for you to arrange, rearrange, chop up, and make your own. You get EDM loops, phrases, FM synths, drums, guitars, basslines, lead arpeggios, and more, all key- and tempo-labeled, in a handful of timeless styles, as well as some weird stuff, like chopped-up…

Electronic Kits and Musicloops

Electronic Kits and Musicloops screenshot

These professionally produced chord sequences (in multiple keys), bass loops, organ phrases, and even full mixes will get you creating music right out of the gate. They’re all in Studio One®’s proprietary Musicloop format, which contains both the MIDI and Instrument data.

Event-based Effects

Event-based Effects screenshot

Ever get tired of automating the bypass on an insert plug-in? Yeah, we do, too; that’s why we made adding Event-based real-time effects fast and easy. Simply drag-and-drop any effect or effect preset from the Studio One® Browser to any Event on the timeline while holding Alt/Opt. You can even…


Exchange screenshot

At PreSonus® Exchange, Studio One® users can browse, download, review, and preview shared Studio One content from our unparalleled user community, as well as upload content and rate content from other users. You also get a public landing page where your content contributions are posted for all to see. Exchange…


Expander screenshot

Expander is a fully variable downward or upward expander with range control and a sidechain, including a sidechain filter with variable low-cut and high-cut. Use Expander to decrease the levels of unwanted noise or bleed from other sources in the desired signal or to restore dynamic range to a compressed…

Extended FX Chains

Extended FX Chains screenshot

Broaden your sonic palette and discover new life in your old plug-in collection with Extended FX Chains, a fast and powerful tool for sound design. Using the Splitter Tool, route multiple simultaneous audio effects in myriad ways: serial, parallel, or split by channel or frequency band. Instantly transform any effect…

Fat Channel XT

Fat Channel XT screenshot

Originally designed for integrated compatibility between Studio One® and StudioLive® mixers, Fat Channel XT brings award-winning StudioLive processors and State Space Models of vintage EQs and compressors to your DAW of choice. Fat Channel XT was designed to be the ultimate channel strip for any input or bus, with a…


Flanger screenshot

Flanger creates spatial depths, swirls, timbral shifts, and percussive effects. Perfect for use on guitar tracks to create interesting shifts in timbre and tone, Flanger can help create lush synth sounds, as well.

Flanger works by splitting an audio signal into two identical signals; applying a varying, short delay to…


Gate screenshot

Gate is a noise-gate processor with Range control. It features sidechain capability with a sidechain filter that includes variable low cut and high cut. Use Gate to eliminate unwanted noise or low levels. Alternatively, use it creatively to control the level of one source from another—ideal for producing rhythmic pumping…

Groove Delay

Groove Delay screenshot

Groove Delay is a four-tap, tempo-synced delay with variable filters and an independent beat grid. Use Groove Delay to create tempo-synced delay patterns ranging from simple subdivision taps to intricate, evolving grooves or granular effects. Two X/Y grids let you control the cutoff, resonance, and bandpass filters simply by dragging…

Groove Extraction

Groove Extraction screenshot

Groove Extraction is an extremely powerful, yet simple, feature. Tighten up loose performances by dragging-and-dropping a Part into the Groove Panel; remaining Parts will be quantized using the source Part’s timing as a model. Any audio or MIDI event can be quantized using an extracted groove from any other event.…

High-DPI Graphics

High-DPI Graphics screenshot

Studio One® is more than just a pretty face, giving you the flexibility to customize its look to your taste or for different work environments. We also want you to enjoy Studio One no matter where you use it, from a small notebook to a 5K display, including multi-monitor setups—we…

High-Resolution Note Editing

High-Resolution Note Editing screenshot

Studio One® works with all the standard MIDI gear you know and love, from controllers to tone modules. But once MIDI data arrives into Studio One, it’s converted to a high-resolution, 32-bit internal format, which makes it ready to support high-resolution MIDI 2.0. That means no zipper noise on instruments,…

Impact XT

Impact XT screenshot

Impact XT is a comprehensive beat- and rhythm-production instrument,  seamlessly integrated with the ATOM-series pad controllers. Because it’s equally capable with one-shot drum samples or musical loops, you’ll create complete arrangements in one instance of Impact XT by launching loops that sync to your song with real-time stretching, beat quantization,…

Impact XT Core Library

Impact XT Core Library screenshot

Impact XT is more than just a rhythm machine; it’s also suitable for melodic applications, and this bundle of Impact XT sounds proves it by leveraging Studio One®’s proprietary Musicloop format. Drag-and-drop an Impact XT Core Library Musicloop from the Browser to the Edit window, and Studio One will load…

Input Filter

Input Filter screenshot

Input Filter lets you filter out unwanted notes before they reach your instrument or MIDI device. You can specify a range of allowed note pitches and a range of allowed note velocities; all notes that fall outside of either of those ranges are stopped.

Input Mixer

Input Mixer screenshot

The Input Mixer allows you to control and process audio signals before they’re recorded. This includes processing with both virtual effects plug-ins and DSP-based effects onboard PreSonus® Studio 192 audio interfaces and StudioLive® Series III mixers.

The Input Channel mixer section adds remote-controlled hardware- and software-based input gain and polarity…


Inspector screenshot

The Track and Event Inspector Views offer you fast access to important per-track and per-event parameters and functions without opening the Mixer or other windows. Choose the Timestretching Mode for each track individually; set some tracks to follow the Chord Track, for example, while others do not. When you need…

IR Maker

IR Maker screenshot

IR Maker is a utility plug-in that allows you to capture your own impulse responses for use with the PreSonus® OpenAIR plug-in, the cabinet section of Ampire XT, and any other host/IR loader applications. Capture the ambience of your favorite real-world acoustic spaces for later use in Studio One®. IR…

Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts screenshot

Studio One® includes customizable keyboard shortcuts that let you speed up your workflow by placing crucial and frequently used commands right at your fingertips. You can even map Studio One controls to the same commands used by Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, or Sonar—especially helpful if you’re switching between DAWs frequently…

Layers and Takes

Layers and Takes screenshot

With Studio One’s Layers and Takes, you’ll let music drive your performance instead of perfectionism. Simply set a couple of loop points and activate Studio One’s Record Takes to Layers option, and just jam. Each pass through the loop will record your performance to a new layer. Repeat your performance…

Level Meter

Level Meter screenshot

The Level Meter plug-in is a level meter that can be set as a horizontal or vertical display and sized as large or as small as you like. Choose from Peak/RMS, K-20, K-14, and K-12 modes; set RMS and Hold Length; engage to display phase correlation; even display True Peak…


Limiter2 screenshot

Limiter2 is a brickwall limiting processor with optional K-System Metering. Use it to prevent your output signal from clipping, or to maximize signals with very dynamic peaks. Limiter2 has received a major overhaul in Studio One® 5 and now features three attack speeds and two different modes to control distortion.

Listen Bus

Listen Bus screenshot

A dedicated Listen Bus adds new flexibility to the Studio One® 5 Console. Use the Listen Bus to provide a control room feed, independent of the main output. While active, all soloed signals are routed to the Listen Bus, while the full mix can still be heard from the main…

Macro Controls

Macro Controls screenshot

To facilitate editing of the diverse sounds made possible by Studio One®, each Console channel and Multi Instrument has a Macro Panel with eight knobs and switches that can be assigned to the most critical instrument or effect parameters. These Macro Controls, in turn, can be assigned to your favorite…

Mai Tai

Mai Tai screenshot

A polyphonic analog modeling synthesizer with an elegant interface, Mai Tai produces sounds that can change character, with drastic morphing changes and unique timbres. Its Multimode Filter offers sounds ranging from vintage analog to state-of-the-art "zero-delay feedback filter." Mai Tai’s oscillators and LFOs have a Free-Run mode, like an analog…

Marker Track

Marker Track screenshot

When you need to navigate through your song quickly, the Marker Track gets you where you need to go. Lock Markers to their bar and beat location so no matter how the tempo changes, your Markers stay put. Customize Marker names, export audio between desired Markers, create Arranger sections from…

Mastering Tools

Mastering Tools screenshot

Studio One®’s plug-ins provide the final EQ, dynamics, and imaging control that can make the difference between a track being “good” and “great.” But you’ll also find analysis tools like spectrum analysis, K-System and EBU loudness metering, phase metering, an expandable level meter, and an oscilloscope to provide visual confirmation…

Melodyne Essentials

Melodyne Essentials screenshot

We have partnered with Celemony to bring you access to their Grammy-winning Melodyne, the most powerful timing and pitch correction and manipulation tool on the market. Melodyne is tightly integrated with Studio One®, and Studio One Artist comes with Celemony Melodyne Trial, while Studio One Professional comes with a full…

Mix Engine FX

Mix Engine FX screenshot

While we pride ourselves on the crystal clarity of Studio One®’s 64-bit floating-point mix engine, there is no doubt a certain mojo to analog signal processing—and one need look no further than eBay to see how much people are willing to pay for it.

Why pay those prices for bulky,…

Mixer Scenes

Mixer Scenes screenshot

Capture and recall entire Mixer Scenes, sections, or just a single channel. Mixer Scenes are complete Mixer snapshots and can be saved at any time and recalled in their entirety or filtered to only include volume, pan, mute, inserts, sends, cue mix settings, input controls, or any combination thereof. The…


Mixtool screenshot

Mixtool provides common track utilities, including a Gain control, independent left- and right-channel inversion, left- and right-channel swap, and Mid-Side transformation of stereo signals. Use Mixtool when inverting channels to correct for phase cancellation and correlation issues, as well as to provide additional volume trim options anywhere in the signal…


MixVerb® screenshot

MixVerb® is a simple and efficient reverb that is meant to be used as an insert on mono or stereo tracks. MixVerb features adjustable size, pre-delay, and damping, as well as an adjustable gate and stereo width control. Use it to add just the right amount of atmosphere to any…


Mojito screenshot

Mojito is a monophonic, subtractive synth with built-in effects that can deliver a wide range of sounds, from resonant bass lines to funky leads. Mojito provides pulse and sawtooth waveforms, both rich in harmonics, which are passed through an analog-style, resonant, 24 dB/octave low-pass filter that can be modulated, singly…

MTC/MMC Synchronization

MTC/MMC Synchronization screenshot

Studio One® 5 projects can be set to follow external timecode, as well as generate it to synchronize external devices. MIDI Timecode and MIDI Machine Control can be set independently to any available MIDI source and destination.

Note: An outboard synchronizer is required for conversion from SMPTE. An external word clock…

Multi Instruments

Multi Instruments screenshot

Multi Instruments let you stack multiple synths and instruments, as layers or key splits, on a single Instrument Track and record, edit, and play them like a single Instrument. A Multi Instrument not only adds full control over keyboard and velocity zones, it also provides you with powerful Note FX…

Multiband Dynamics

Multiband Dynamics screenshot

Multiband Dynamics is a compressor/expander with five completely independent compression/expansion bands, optional simultaneous adjustment over all bands, and multiband metering. Use it to reduce unwanted signals or banded noise and to emphasize or limit certain instruments. Multiband Dynamics is great for mastering compression on a complete mix and easy de-essing…

Multitrack Drum Editing

Multitrack Drum Editing screenshot

When it comes to multitrack drum editing, Studio One® provides a robust suite of tools and features, including grouping, guide tracks, transient detection, and various slicing and time-stretching methods—all inside the convenient Audio Bend Panel. It's like having your own personal rhythm investigator on the job.

Once you've found the…

Note Actions

Note Actions screenshot

Note-editing options are at the heart of MIDI editing in Studio One®. The Note Actions menu offers fast, intuitive editing and composition and includes creative note-editing options for Instrument Tracks, including Randomize, Apply Scale, Mirror, and more. All of these are assignable to keyboard shortcuts and included in macros. Finally,…

Note Controller Support

Note Controller Support screenshot

Studio One® 5 now supports Note Controllers for more expressive playback of musical performances using virtual instruments and orchestral libraries. Note Controllers affect individual notes, in multiple dimensions if needed. Select any note, and the associated Note Controller data automatically appears in its own lane for instant editing. This includes…

Note Editor

Note Editor screenshot

Studio One®’s piano view Note Editor is instantly familiar to anyone who has worked with MIDI—and perfectly intuitive to those who haven’t. A MIDI controller can be used to input notes traditionally or via Step Entry mode, and several tools support note entry and editing via mouse. 

Quantize, Humanize, and…

Note FX

Note FX screenshot

Note FX adds a new creative layer to your virtual instrument collection by processing the note data for your virtual instruments, not the audio output signal.

Arpeggiator (Professional only). With multiple modes available, Arpeggiator offers nearly limitless sonic creations. Modes include: Pattern Mode, with individual velocity and gate time settings…

Note Repeat

Note Repeat screenshot

Fully remote-controllable from any MIDI controller, Note Repeat has its own section in the Record Panel where you can activate/deactivate it, quickly switch between different note values, and activate/deactivate Note Erase. Set the gate time for notes and use key or poly pressure to control note velocity. Quantize notes to…

Notion® Integration

Notion® Integration screenshot

If you’ve ever used multiple pieces of PreSonus® hardware, you know that it’s designed to work together. Our software is designed to work together, too. Note data from one or more Instrument Tracks created in Studio One® can be easily sent to Notion® to create lead sheets and printed scores.…


OpenAIR screenshot

OpenAIR is a highly efficient convolution reverb capable of delivering ultra-realistic reverberation based on impulse responses captured from both real spaces and classic hardware reverbs. Use OpenAIR to add lush reverb to your recordings and employ the integrated 4-band EQ to shape your sound. Take your own impulse responses with…


Patterns screenshot

Step sequencers have traditionally been separate programs or windows within a host but Studio One® takes a fresh approach in which step sequencing becomes another type of Part, like Instrument and Audio Parts, and is equally easy to edit. Patterns are perfect for step programming and changing variations on the…


Pedalboard screenshot

The Pedalboard plug-in features the same modeled pedals as Ampire, without the amps and cabinets. The same nerdy State Space Modeling technology that made our amp modeling possible also drives 5 of the 13 stompboxes included in the Ampire Pedalboard. So for non-guitarists looking to use stompboxes to warp their…

Phase Meter

Phase Meter screenshot

The Phase Meter is helpful when checking stereo playback issues and mono compatibility. There are two components to this meter: a large goniometer at the center of the plug-in window and a correlation meter at the very bottom. The goniometer displays left versus right channel amplitude on several axes. The…


Phaser screenshot

The unmistakable rising and falling effect of a phaser may have been popularized by guitarists of the 1970s but it sounds good on nearly anything: synths, drum overheads, and even vocals.

Phaser works by applying a variable number of allpass filters in series (one fed into the other), along with…

Pipeline XT

Pipeline XT screenshot

Studio One® Professional’s unique Pipeline XT plug-in lets you use your beloved collection of boutique, vintage, and classic analog hardware signal processors as easily as software plug-ins. Latency compensation is included, so you can easily mix and match your plug-ins and hardware. Dust off that RE-501 and get to work!…

Plug-in Manager

Plug-in Manager screenshot

Managing huge libraries of plug-ins and virtual instruments in Studio One® is faster and easier than ever before. Plug-in Manager combines all the tools for managing large systems in one place. Hiding duplicate plug-ins or removing individual plug-ins from the the blocklist now only takes a few clicks.

The Plug-in…

Podcast Macros and Templates

Podcast Macros and Templates screenshot

Podcasters and voiceover producers will appreciate the new Podcast Production Template we’ve added to Studio One®—but we didn’t stop there. We also added a new Macro Toolbar page featuring macros and commands tailored to the specific needs of podcasters and audiobook producers.


Pre-Record screenshot

Mistakes happen. The opening notes of a singer’s first perfect performance of the day get missed because the engineer forgot to hit Record, or maybe you just missed the punch-in. Those mistakes can be embarrassing but what happens in Studio One® stays in Studio One, so nobody has to be…

Presence XT

Presence XT screenshot

Presence XT is a powerful polyphonic sample player with a deep multi-sample and layer architecture and built-in synth features such as filters, envelopes, LFOs, and effects. Presence XT is also equipped with articulation key switching and powerful scripting capabilities for nuanced, lifelike sounds. For example, many virtual guitars and basses…

Presence XT core library

Presence XT core library screenshot

This library provides a diverse array of instruments for Studio One®’s robust sampler. Get your fill of classic keyboard and percussion sounds, served up alongside a bounty of surprisingly articulate and expressive strings, woodwinds, and brass. Guitars and basses round out the offering alongside several choral options ranging from “ooh”…

Prime Selection Loops and Sounds

Prime Selection Loops and Sounds screenshot

This “greatest hits” assemblage from many of our Add-ons and loops, has been specially cherry-picked for the Studio One® Prime customer. You get 10 multitrack loops in a construction kit format; enjoy the full mixes or mess with their constituent instruments to rearrange. Make something new from something free.


Pro EQ2

Pro EQ2 screenshot

Pro EQ2 is a seven-band parametric equalizer with optional spectrum metering; variable low-cut, high-cut, low-frequency, and high-frequency multimode filters; and an optional Auto-Gain output gain setting. Use Pro EQ on any mono or stereo track to accurately apply precision equalization to any signal.

The essential Pro EQ plug-in received several…

Producer Loops and Kits

Producer Loops and Kits screenshot

A sampler platter of loops and Impact XT kits from three of the best sample and loop developers in the game—Big Fish Audio, Sample Magic, and MVP Loops—this collection includes everything from basses to synth leads to flute loops suitable for EDM and hip-hop. You get plenty of one-shots, lots…

Project Page

Project Page screenshot

Studio One® Professional is the only DAW that links Songs and stems with finished, mixed projects. Transfer Studio One mixes to the Project Page for mastering, and if you hear anything you need to change, simply jump back into the ong, make your tweaks, and then mix the revised version…

Publication and distribution

Publication and distribution screenshot

When it’s time to publish, Studio One® has all the bases covered: DDP export for duplicators, Red Book CD burning, disc image, and digital releases in multiple formats. Upload to PreSonus® Sphere for backup and collaboration or use the integrated publishing direct to SoundCloud™ and release your new album, singles,…


RedlightDist™ screenshot

A user favorite since Studio One® version 1, RedlightDist® is an analog distortion emulator with teeth. Run your audio through up to three stages of tubes, transistor, op-amps, and fuzz to add just a little noise or pure distorted delight. An internal filter provides even more control over the distortion…


Repeater screenshot

Repeater works just like it sounds: It creates rhythmic repetitions of the notes you play. These repetitions can be simple copies of incoming notes or can change in velocity, gate length, and pitch as the pattern plays.

Retrospective Record

Retrospective Record screenshot

New in Studio One 5.1! Creativity can strike at any moment whether you’re recording or not. With Retrospective Record, you’ll never miss another great idea, perfect phrase, or killer hook again. From the moment you enable an Instrument track, Studio One will capture every note, controller movement, and parameter change…

RMS/peak metering for all channels

RMS/peak metering for all channels screenshot

Metering is a critical part of the production process. Studio One®’s meters visually display audio levels according to your choice of metering style, and you can meter these levels at various stages in the signal path. The meters automatically display in mono or stereo, depending on the audio source.


Room Reverb

Room Reverb screenshot

Room Reverb is a room-simulator reverb plug-in that lets you create virtual room models to add just the right amount of ambiance to your productions. Four different room models can be customized using variable room parameters like size, width, and height, as well as the distance, asymmetry, and relative height…


Rotor screenshot

Rotor is a rotary speaker effect that simulates the sound of a tube-powered amplifier with independently rotating high-mid horn and bass woofer to add motion and a unique tonal character to organ sounds, guitars, or anything you want to try. Each speaker's rotation can be set to a range of…

Sample One XT

Sample One XT screenshot

Sample One XT is a sampling powerhouse. Sample, auto-slice, loop, stretch, process, trigger, and deconstruct audio (sampled from inputs or imported from a track) for breathtaking freedom in constructing powerful new performances and beats. Imported audio can be set to follow the song tempo, multiple samples can be mapped across…


Scope screenshot

The Scope provides functions an engineer would expect from a digital oscilloscope, useful for debugging common problems in the studio like analyzing crosstalk and noise levels.

There are three signal channels and one math channel. Each channel can either show the left or right signal of the Insert Channel, or…

Score Editor

Score Editor screenshot

Based on our award-winning Notion® composition and notation software, the new Score View lets you enter, view, and edit notes using standard notation. You can view multiple tracks simultaneously in a single Score View to work on voicing, or use Score View to edit one track while using Piano…

Score Printing

Score Printing screenshot

New in Studio One version 5.1, not only can you create scores in Studio One, you can print them as well… directly from Studio One. Printing is supported for any number of tracks - from single instruments to full orchestral arrangements. Page layout and track/staff options provide full control of…

Scratch Pads

Scratch Pads screenshot

Working hand-in-hand with the Arranger Track, 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…

Show Page

Show Page screenshot

Performing with virtual instruments, plug-in racks, and backing tracks has become an integral part of contemporary live shows. Some DAWs make it easy to use virtual instruments or loops, while other applications make it easy to incorporate plug-in effects racks. Just about any DAW can be used for playback of…

Side-by-side Editors

Side-by-side Editors screenshot

View your tracks in different editors side-by-side! Multiple editor windows in Studio One® can now be detached from the main window and positioned freely, including on separate monitors. Similar to plug-in windows, the detached Edit windows can now be pinned to lock their view state.

Want to keep an eye…

Smart Tools

Smart Tools screenshot

The combination of the Arrow and Range Tools boosts your audio editing efficiency by combining the most frequently used tools into one. Select, move, split, or duplicate Events; trim start- and end-points of Events; adjust fades; and change the overall Event level in one seamless action. Simply mouse over the…

Song Page

Song Page screenshot

The Song page is a complete multitrack production environment with a single-window interface. On this page, any number of audio and instrument tracks can be recorded, edited, and arranged. Any number of audio effects, virtual instruments, and external effects and

instruments can be used, and most parameters can be automated…

Soundcloud™ direct export

Soundcloud™ direct export screenshot

Studio One® was the first DAW to support direct-to-SoundCloud export, and it’s still the only DAW that lets you import audio from SoundCloud directly from the browser. You can also mix and master before you push your digital release to your followers. Digital releases are stored locally and uploaded to…

Spectrum Meter

Spectrum Meter screenshot

Spectrum Meter is helpful when determining the frequency content of an audio signal. For instance, you might know that a drum loop needs some EQ, but you might not be sure what frequencies to bring up or down. Or there might be an annoying ring in a guitar part that…

Start Page

Start Page screenshot

The Studio One® Start Page is your portal to creation. From the Start Page, you can view all your recent Songs, Projects, and Shows, as well as create new productions. Directly access your most recent files and even open any saved or auto-saved versions with one click. Configure your audio…

Studio One Expansion

Studio One Expansion screenshot

This tidy 39 MB collection of simple one-shot acoustic and electronic drum sounds includes kicks, snares, hats, and more that you can quickly and easily load into Impact XT and create beats with.

Studio One FX

Studio One FX screenshot

Get weird with this big bundle of electronic one-shot WAV samples and handful of Musicloops, including electronic percussion, risers, filter sweeps, glitch effects, and a broad selection of things that go “swoooshhhiiii-oowowow-ssshhh.” They’re ideal for reinvention via Sample One XT.

Studio One Impulse Responses

Studio One Impulse Responses screenshot

Here are a LOT of reverb algorithms for you to load into OpenAIR reverb—probably more than you’ll ever use. These perfect re-creations of genuine acoustic spaces like concert halls, vocal booths, drum rooms, and more will give you worlds of ambience to sweeten your productions. You also get impulse responses…

Studio One Instruments Vol 1 and 2

Studio One Instruments Vol 1 and 2 screenshot

This is a wonderful set of bread ‘n’ butter instrument samples for use in Presence XT, suitable for both new users and seasoned vets. You get 29 drum kits; over 50 synthesized and organic basses; and loads of guitars, pianos, strings, and wind instruments. Bonus: You also get several cool…

Studio One Musicloops Vol 1 and 2

Studio One Musicloops Vol 1 and 2 screenshot

Studio One®’s proprietary Musicloop format contains both MIDI data and instrument presets in a single file, so you aren’t committed to the loop in the way you may be used to from working with WAVs. This bundle of over 100 Musicloops covers everything from salsa to Brazilian percussion loops to…

Studio One Remote

Studio One Remote screenshot

Unchain yourself from the studio desk and record and mix with Studio One away from your computer using Studio One Remote for iPad, iPad Pro, Android, and Windows tablets. Control your mix, effects, and transport; trigger your custom commands and macros; edit inserts and sends; and access audio FX.…

Supported Audio Formats

Supported Audio Formats screenshot

Studio One® supports the most common audio formats, and few you might not have heard of including:

  • WAV
  • AIFF
  • MP3
  • M4A
  • AAC
  • ALAC
  • CAF
  • FLAC
  • Ogg Vorbis
  • Opus

Any or all of the supported formats can be mixed at any bit depth and sample rate in a…

Tempo Track and Tempo Detection

Tempo Track and Tempo Detection screenshot

Tempo track editing is faster and better than ever! Edit tempo with Studio One®’s familiar automation tools for smoother tempo adjustments and custom curves. Map tempo manually to any imported audio, or use Melodyne to detect the tempo of an “off the grid” performance automatically. You can then drag-and-drop it…

Third-party plugin support (AU, VST2, VST3, and Rewire)

Third-party plugin support (AU, VST2, VST3, and Rewire) screenshot

In addition to Native Effects plug-ins, Studio One® supports 64-bit AU, VST2, and VST3 plug-ins and virtual instruments, well as ReWire, so your favorite plug-ins, VIs, and ReWire applications will load into and perform in Studio One as expected. Users can create custom plug-in thumbnails for easy visual browsing.


Time Lock/Edit Lock

Time Lock/Edit Lock screenshot

Individual Audio Events, Audio Parts and Instrument Parts in the Arrangement window can be Time Locked to prevent unintentional moving, or Edit Locked to prevent unintentional editing. A complete Lock for tracks is available as well. No more accidental edits!

Tone Generator

Tone Generator screenshot

Tone Generator is capable of generating noise, frequency sweeps, and other signal types commonly used for signal-path testing and calibration. Use the Scope plug-in in conjunction with Tone Generator to analyze return signals at the end of the signal path being tested or calibrated.

Need some extra oomph in your…

Track|Channel Filter and Search

Track|Channel Filter and Search screenshot

New in Studio One version 5.1! Managing large projects with a huge track and channel count is now faster and easier than ever with the addition of powerful search and filter options. Tracks can be filtered by typing text or use the new filter options: Show All Tracks, Show Selected…

Track Transform

Track Transform screenshot

Rendering audio and instrument tracks is quick, easy, and reversible in Studio One® thanks to Track Transform. Track Transform lets you create rendered files from both Audio Tracks and Instrument Tracks, with every insert effect and automation parameter printed into the file, while allowing you to go back to the…

Transient Detection with editable markers

Transient Detection with editable markers screenshot

We’ve all been there: You find just the right loop on some thrift-store vinyl but it’s the wrong tempo, or your drummer speeds up too much on a few bars of an otherwise flawless performance. Transient Detection and Bend Markers in Studio One® let you stretch audio inside an Audio…


Tricomp™ screenshot

A three-band compressor with automatic threshold and ratio setting, Tricomp® can be used to finalize your mix or add brilliance and punch to frequency-rich signals. With Studio One® 5, Tricomp sports a new State Space Modeled drive stage to add natural analog saturation and vintage character and can be easily…


Tuner screenshot

The Tuner proves invaluable when inserted on guitar, bass, and other instruments that require frequent tuning. The Tuner features a switchable standard/strobe display, with exact Frequency and Difference readouts in the upper left and right-hand corners. A Calibration knob enables calibrating the Tuner to a center frequency from 415 Hz…

Ueberschall Impact Drums

Ueberschall Impact Drums screenshot

Producers of trance, hip-hop, and various flavors of techno and electro will find a lot to like in this great library of 16 drum kits for Impact XT from the fine folks at Ueberschall. The library is arranged in a myriad of electronic and urban styles, and we threw in…


Unlimited...everything screenshot

Your creativity knows no limits, so why should your DAW? Studio One® gives you as many audio tracks, MIDI tracks, virtual instruments, and FX channels as your song requires and your computer can handle. But Studio One doesn’t stop there: How many buses do you need to make your production…

User definable shortcuts and Macros

User definable shortcuts and Macros screenshot

Studio One® is designed to efficiently assist you in your creative process without getting in the way. One testament to this design philosophy is Studio One’s custom keyboard shortcuts. Not only can you customize all of Studio One’s key commands to your liking, there’s even presets available for the key…

VCA faders

VCA faders screenshot

Mixing your biggest multitrack projects is easier than ever in Studio One®, thanks to VCA Faders. Originally introduced on large-format analog mixing consoles, VCA Faders provide remote control of any number of channels from a single fader, complete with relative level control and automation. Imagine just one fader for vocals,…

Vengeance Sound

Vengeance Sound screenshot

Get ‘em out on the floor with these 39 high-energy Musicloops and dizzying array of samples for contemporary dance music production from the great minds at Vengeance Sound. You’ll find tons of kicks, snares, and hi-hat one-shot samples here, as well as full drum breakbeats, house loops, sweep FX, and…

Versatile Import/Export format support

Versatile Import/Export format support screenshot

We know you work with other producers and other DAWs, so Studio One® comes equipped with a variety of versatile import and export options, allowing you to move between applications quickly and easily. Export instrument tracks as MIDI files. Use AAF, OpenTL, and Cubase Track Archives to transfer full productions…

Video Import/Export/Player

Video Import/Export/Player screenshot

Studio One® Professional has a built-in Video Player that enables you to score to picture by syncing song and video playback. Importing new videos is easy: Simply drag-and-drop them from the file browser into the arrangement. Once the video has been imported, your song and video playback are in sync.…

Voodoo One Synth Soundset

Voodoo One Synth Soundset screenshot

Soar far and wide across oceans of rich, expressive tone with this wealth of synth sample packs (over 100) for Presence XT, categorized by leads, pads, and sequences. Get all the warmth and depth you love about analog synthesizers, with none of the expense, tuning problems, or maintenance!


X-Trem screenshot

X-Trem is a tremolo effects plug-in that applies amplitude modulation at a varying amount and rate over time. X-Trem also features tempo sync and a variable LFO with selectable 16-step and 16-gate sequencers, as well as auto-pan capability. Use X-Trem to create anything from subtle shifts in amplitude to tempo-synced,…