Create without boundaries.
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.
Edit audio and MIDI….fast.
Clip Gain Envelopes let you polish performances or remove glitches with adding a plug-in to your effects chain. Convert audio to MIDI and MIDI to audio with a simple drag-and-drop for blazing fast sample replacement. Replace drum sounds with samples simply by dragging the source track to an Impact XT track. The combined Arrow and Range Tools boost your audio editing efficiency by merging 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.
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.
Award-winning notation. Built in.
Modern composers need tools that let them incorporate electronic elements with traditional scoring. The new Score View in Studio One merges the best features of PreSonus’ award-winning notation software, Notion®, into Studio One 5. In addition to traditional notation, both drum notation and tablature options are provided. You can view multiple staves at once to work on voicing, or view just one track at a time.
A score with a view.
Musical Editor Views can be selected on a per-track basis, so you can switch between the Score View, Drum View, and the conventional Piano Roll View—or look at the same note data in different Views, all at the same time! Scores can be printed directly from Studio One. Staff Presets make it quick and easy to create lead sheets by automatically setting up the track name, clef, staff type, and appropriate transposition for each instrument. And of course, scores created in Studio One can be sent to Notion and vice versa.
The modern composer’s tool.
Working with complex orchestral libraries means managing complicated articulations. Studio One provides the next level in articulation support with Sound Variations. You’ll get the most out of the complex virtual instruments and orchestral libraries that are essential for modern composers. An extended mapping editor provides tools for managing complex articulation maps, and you can drag-and-drop Sound Variations into any order or place them into custom folders for lightning-fast navigation.
Compose the way you want.
A new custom dynamic mapping API provides auto-mapping with third-party instruments from UJAM, Vienna Symphonic Library, and EastWest OPUS—with more coming soon. Sound Variations can be triggered by key switches, hardware controllers, keyboard shortcuts, custom macros, or highly customizable custom layouts for Studio One Remote. New in version 5.3, Sound Variations can now be triggered simply by placing their mapped musical symbols onto the Score View, and dynamic markings are now tied to note velocity. Any musical symbols or dynamic markings entered into Score View will also be visible and editable in a new lane of the Piano View. It has never been easier to use orchestral libraries to their fullest potential.
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.
Perform without fear.
When it’s show time, turn on the clean Performance view with Setlist navigation and customizable, real-time controls over the parameters you want to adjust in real-time while on stage, including levels, parameters, patches, and even launch and loop sections. Every performer on stage can use Studio One Remote v1.6 to control their performance from their favorite mobile device. Your studio sound is larger than life—now your stage persona can be, too.
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—but 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. New in Studio One 5.5, your final masters have never sounded better thanks to our 32/64-bit floating-point audio engine that supports audio files up to 64-bit and 768kHz. And when you’re ready to convert to a lower sample rate for streaming or CD distribution, our proprietary, custom-designed dithering algorithm minimizes conversion artifacts and preserves low-level signals.
Mastering tools designed for pros.
Studio One’s Project Page delivers all the tools a world-class mastering engineer relies on, including powerful analysis tools like K-System, EBU loudness, spectrum, and phase metering. Create advanced effects chains with parallel processing using our unique Splitter tool. Our M/S Transform tool makes Mid-Side processing quick and easy. Studio One 5.5 takes the Project Page over the top with an independent Listen Bus, allowing you to monitor through room calibration plug-ins while mastering. Other new additions include Clip Gain Envelopes for nuanced gain adjustments, Track Transform to non-destructively render insert effects to free up CPU resources, and our number one feature request: full automation on the Project page. Automate level, plug-in parameters, and more for the most control over your master.
From master to distribution.
When your mastered album is ready, you’ll find DDP export, CD burning, and Digital Release with direct upload to SoundCloud and PreSonus Sphere options right from the Studio One Project Page, making it easy to share your mastered recordings with your clients and collaborators, or the world. New in Studio One 5.5, choose from several Target Loudness options to automatically adjust your tracks to the loudness standards of the most popular online platforms—Apple Music, YouTube, Spotify, and many more. You can even export your mastered files in multiple formats simultaneously—select MP3, WAV, FLAC, Opus, and more in a single time-saving operation.
All in PreSonus Sphere.
Get the most from your Studio One experience with PreSonus Sphere. Available for a low monthly fee or even lower annual membership fee, PreSonus Sphere gives you access to Studio One Professional, exclusive collaboration tools built into Studio One’s Browser, and every Studio One add-on and plug-in PreSonus makes, including Audio Batch Converter, CTC-1 Pro Console Shaper, Retro Mix Legends, and Deep Flight One. But that’s just the beginning: You also get exclusive access to master class training videos, live streams, Expert Chat, and Workspaces. It’s so much more than Studio One.
"Studio One 5 once again spoils with very good new features that make the workflow of the fastest DAW on the market even faster."Tobias Homburger, Bonedo.de
"Absolute Empfehlung!"Martin Beurskens, digital-notes.de
"...mature, stable and an awesome update to an already superb DAW."Computer Music Staff, Computer Music
"nützliche neue Features, die den Workflow verbessern sowie Updates bekannter Funktionen, die Presonus Studio One 5 zu einer noch besseren DAW machen."Stefan Hoffmann, Delamar
"...de quantités de nouvelles possibilités qui simplifieront grandement la vie au quotidien."Los Teignos, Audiofanzine
"Studio One 5 not only cements its well-earned reputation but also offers even more reasons to consider it as the DAW of choice."Staff, Studio One Expert
"... has emerged as a formidable player on the short list of DAWs worthy of consideration by professionals and hobbyists alike."John McJunkin, Synth & Software
“...likely to lead the future of DAW."Superman Shuo Shuo, Central Music
"...there’s a huge amount to be pleased about. It’s a tremendous update."Robin Vincent, Sound on Sound
"My favorite DAW has become even better."Aleksander Arsov, SoundBytes
Sphere might be the best way to become a Studio One user ... especially if you are on a budget.Staff, Beat
"If you can’t make music with the instruments, samples, and loops that ship with Studio One, find another line of work."Jon Jacobi, Macworld
...well designed, ergonomic, and easy to find your way around and customise.George Shilling, Resolution
Peu importe votre façon de travailler, Studio One devrait s’y adapter sans problème.Adrien Perinot, Projet Home Studio
This could be a serious contender for our new standard DAW.Matthew Mann, MusicTech
Studio One heeft de unieke eigenschap dat het zowel voor muzikanten als componisten en engineers een efﬁciënte en volledige daw is met een unieke en snelle workﬂow en een uitstekende geluidskwaliteit.Stefan Robbers, Interface
PreSonus has once again upped the game with fantastic innovations in Studio One 5.Bill Stunt, Recording (U.S.)
The successful further development of their outstanding DAW.Klaus Feurich, Buenasideas.de
...this new chapter for Studio One boasts a fully customisable experience in music making, mixing, mastering and live performance. Somehow PreSonus has improved the software for all types of users, making it a serious competitor in all uses of its digitalSam McNiece, Mixdown
Rund 70 größere und kleinere Neuerungen hat Presonus in sein Major Update auf Presonus Studio One 5 gepackt. Und viele davon machen das Arbeiten mit dieser DAW noch schneller, noch intuitiver, noch komfortabler.m.steinwax, Amazona.de
It was quickly evident that Studio One has been coded superbly, the focus being to create a comprehensive production platform with a fast, articulate workflow.Chris Lyth, International DJ
Con la sua interfaccia reattiva e moderna, il flusso di lavoro fluido e il set di funzionalità innovative, Studio One 5 rappresenta davvero lo stato dell’arte nella progettazione di studi virtuali.Giona Guidi, Dj-Mag.it
Studio One is a full-featured, professional-tier DAW, and Studio One 5 not only helps cement that, but at least in some areas, puts it head and shoulders above the competition.Christian de Looper, All Things Gear
With the Arranger Track addition, Show is now an even more responsive and spontaneous performance tool.Bill Stunt, Recording (U.S.)
I can only hope that PreSonus and Studio One Professional continue balancing the scope of what a mature and stable DAW can do with the same level of clarity in the UX that I’ve grown to adore. So far, so good!Dana Gumbiner, Tape Op
Presonus utvecklare har sannerligen gjort ett gott jobb med att gå sin egen väg, och det har resulterat i en mängd väldigt smarta lösningar och funktioner. Rekommenderas å det varmaste! (PreSonus developers have certainly done a good job with going its owGunnar Olsson, Musikermagasinet
No other software offers these features in such a streamlined manner – each with its UI and workflows. This is where Studio One has a leg and arm up on the market.Tre Scranton, Labfreq
...from version 5.0 to 5.5, there’s more than we normally get in the major releases of some other DAWs….quite a nice collection of goodies.Alex Arsov, SoundBytes