PreSonus Studio One: The Only DAW In Town!

studio1 StartPage-bPreSonus Studio One 2.6 Adds Groundbreaking Integration Features

You really want to produce music, not mess around with software, PreSonus® designed Studio One® to help you get the job done. No matter what phase of production you are in, Studio One® is ready for the tasks at hand, with powerful features, smart design, and rich resources. We at Darkhollow // Re-Live it use nothing else for ALL our Studio/Live work. This is the only TOOL any PRO will ever need, and combined with Nimbit it’s the most potent recording option and to be honest, The Best…

Your DAW should not slow down your creative process. Studio One® lets you move at the speed of imagination, with features that anticipate your needs and let you customize to fit your work style. Studio One is easy to figure out, easy to get around, and easy to do things in. Intuitive and efficient, Studio One lets you focus on the music, not the technology. Our programming and design team had a very large hand in creating other well-known DAWs. Having been around for years, they saw how things could be done better — if they started from scratch. So they did.

The result: Studio One delivers greater elegance, flexibility, and robustness, along with speed and ease of use.

studio1 forum_headerAugust 29, 2013: PreSonus® is now shipping Studio One® 2.6, a significant upgrade to the company’s award-winning digital audio workstation software for Mac and Windows that adds groundbreaking integration with PreSonus StudioLive™ AI-series mixers, Nimbit®, and SoundCloud™ and more than 50 other improvements and workflow enhancements. When you launch Studio One 2.6, you’ll immediately notice that the Start page has been enhanced. A new Nimbit dashboard on the Start page provides access to up-to-date Nimbit® user account statistics (number of fans, number of active promotions, and sales) directly from Studio One. In addition, the user receives help messages on how to engage with fans and customers and boost sales. A new SoundCloud™ dashboard displays key statistics from a user’s SoundCloud account, as well as a scrolling display of the SoundCloud activity stream.

StudioLive AI-series mixer users will enjoy a special new connection with Studio One. When you record to the newly updated Capture™ 2.1, you can now save StudioLive AI mixer scenes along with your Capture audio. In Capture, this means you can play back audio through the mixer using the original scene that was in use during recording, even if it was recorded on a different StudioLive AI mixer. That’s pretty cool but it’s just the start.

When a Capture 2.1 session is opened in Studio One 2.6 Artist, Producer, or Professional, and a mix scene is present, all the fader, pan, mute, and Fat Channel settings for each track are automatically imported into Studio One. What makes this so great is the new Fat Channel Native Effects™ plug-in, which is a native version of the StudioLive 32.4.2AI mixer’s Fat Channel, including the gate, compressor, limiter, and four-band fully parametric EQ. With the plug-in and the saved mixer scene, you can play your tracks using the same processing and settings that were being used during recording—even when you don’t have a StudioLive mixer available. The Fat Channel presets are compatible with their StudioLive AI counterparts and can be exported from Studio One to a StudioLive AI mixer via Universal Control. The Fat Channel plug-in also is a regular Native Effects plug-in, so you can use its powerful processing on any of your Studio One tracks and mixes.

studio 1_one_26Studio One has long integrated with Mackie Control/HUI-compatible hardware controllers; in version 2.6 (all varieties, including Studio One Free), this support has been considerably enhanced. Mackie Control/HUI integration now includes Send slot navigation, Sends support, Control Link mapping, momentary Mute/Solo, Track Edit mode, FX Bypass mode (EQ Button), add insert/send/instrument, plug-in/instrument list and preset list navigation, and more. The metronome features have been enhanced significantly, including accent and offbeat click, convenient click-track rendering, custom click samples with drag-and-drop and menu options, and even save all metronome settings, including click sounds, as a preset. You also get a visual numerical count-in when you hit the Record button. Studio One Professional users will enjoy enhancements to the Project page.

A new CD time display shows the current CD length of your project, and the Transport bar shows relative song position. The update also delivers improved ISRC text input. Version 2.6 also adds a long list of workflow and editing improvements, enhancements to the MIDI engine, and more. In fact, the update has so many enhancements and new features that we can’t list most of them here.

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