Presonus Studio One 2.0 Professional DAW Software


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Consistently praised for its design, Studio One Professional  is neatly divided into three  pages—the Start, Song and Project Page pages—that are dedicated to specific tasks. Say goodbye to using multiple steps to accomplish simple tasks, clicking through endless menus, and suffering hours of frustration. Other features includes fully licensed Melodyne Essential pitch correction; SoundCloud support; Red Book CD burning; video playback and sync and more. So say goodbye to the aggravation of music-making of the past and say hello to a new generation of DAW software that lets you enjoy making music faster, easier and more professionally than you ever thought possible!

The Song page is a complete multitrack audio-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 and virtual instruments can be used; and almost any parameter can be automated using track or part automation.

An integrated, searchable Browser uses drag-and-drop to make it fast and easy to find, import, and save audio and musical data files, plug-ins, presets, and more. Audio files can be imported and automatically time-stretched to fit the current tempo. MIDI files can be auditioned and imported, too. Virtual instruments can be dragged from the Browser directly into the Song for instant setup of all parameters. To save audio files, MIDI files, and plug-in racks and settings, simply drag them back to the Browser. Now you can work quickly whenever inspiration strikes!

The Project page is a dedicated mastering solution that is integrated into Studio One Professional. Here, you can burn industry-standard Red Book audio CDs, create high-quality MP3 albums, and much more. Songs and audio files are arranged as a sequence of tracks on a continuous timeline.

You can apply effects to individual tracks, as well as to the master output track, in order to achieve sonic continuity throughout the Project. The integrated Browser makes importing Songs, audio files, and audio effects fast and easy. High-quality master output metering is displayed at all times, including Spectrum, Peak/RMS, and Phase meters. These tools will help you know at a glance exactly what is going on in your Project.

As mentioned, Songs can be imported directly into your Projects without having to export a Song mix. After a Song has been imported into a Project,you can go back and change the Song mix, and the Project will be automatically updated. No other DAW offers this kind of seamless workflow.

Loudness Measuring
Mastering can be tricky, as our ears easily deceive us. For instance, most people will report that example A sounds better than B, even if the only difference between the examples is that A is 1dB louder on average than B.

For this reason, having a standard way to measure ‘loudness’ across the tracks in your Project can be critical. Above the device rack for each track you will find the Loudness Information dropdown, wherein loudness can be measured in a number of standard ways, including Dynamic Range, R128 Loudness, and left and right channel peaks, RMS, and DC levels.

Digital Distribution is Built In
Studio One Professional enables you to upload songs, art, and metadata to the SoundCloud™ Web service directly from the DAW.

Publish Instantly
A basic SoundCloud account is free. (There are fees for large upload sizes and amounts.) Using your SoundCloud account, from within Studio One Professional’s Project (mastering) page, you can upload instantly to multiple sites including FaceBook and MySpace pages. Visit for complete information.

Adding Metadata
Metadata is an important addition that is required for commercial and Web distribution. It can promote you and your Songs as Web tags and act as a copyright notice. It also makes your Project look very professional! You can enter metadata for the entire album and can add your name at any time after creating a Project file. In addition, you can add detailed descriptions (including an image, musical genre, and artist Web-site link) for each Song or group of Songs. Studio One Professional takes care of updating the running-time data field for the Project and tracks it as your progress.

You can create versions of your Project for distribution on CD, DVD, and vinyl, as well as creating MP3s. You can even burn a CD from within Studio One Professional for your homies and your grandma. Album and song art can be added to the Project and will be included in any exported digital release.Studio One Professional adheres to the Red Book CD standard to assure compatibility with the majority of duplication services. The Red Book standard defines things like the number of tracks, intertrack pause durations, mastering level, recording resolution, and sampling frequency. Studio One Professional “knows” that. You will be gently nudged if you exceed certain limits.

Studio One’s mixing capabilities are straightforward, intuitive, and easy to use.
Studio One’s Console is available in the Song page at all times, but it can be separated and even dragged to a second monitor. You can mix as many tracks and use as much processing as your computer CPU can handle. And Studio One’s powerful drag-and-drop features make it quick and easy to bring in new elements, effects, presets, and more.

Custom configurations abound for tailoring your mixdown environment to the task at hand. In addition to quick and easy access to all channel strip controls and plug-ins, access to routing, busing, and automation operations are all just a click away.

Mixer architecture
Studio One provides you with a mixing console as complete and capable as any found in a commercial recording studio. There are no limits to the number of input channels, inserts, FX channels, subgroups, mix buses, and outputs you can employ. The only constraints are the number of hardware inputs and outputs in your audio interface and the limits of your computer system.

There’s also no limit to the number of processors and effects that you can employ, up to the limits of your computer system. Just drag-and-drop!

Mix Console views
Studio One offers a number of options for getting to and viewing the mixing console. All are available without leaving the Song page, so you can keep working, not waste time navigating !Click on the Mix button from the Song page to open a mixing-console overlay. The tracks you are working on are still right there. The default small Mix view shows just the basics that you need: level, pan, mute, solo, etc.

Each channel strip features an Expand button that opens up the rest of the channel strip and displays your insert effects and effects sends. You can also get right to this view by double-clicking the left column of any track (where the track name is). The Console can be toggled between small and large view—as large as full-screen—and also toggled between narrow and normal. The Console can also be detached from the Song page and can even be dragged to a second monitor. All of these options allow you to work as efficiently on your laptop as you do in your studio with multiple screens.

Getting to the details of a recorded track is just as easy as recording. There’s no need to dig into menus and dialog boxes or manage new windows. Everything is just one click away. And don’t be afraid to edit. Studio One supports multiple Undo, up to the limit of your computer’s RAM. And RAM is cheap!

Edit View
Clicking the Edit button in the lower right corner of the Song page opens a detailed view of either the first track or the currently selected track. (Double-clicking an event on a track does the same thing.) A zoom slider on the bottom right lets you scale the audio waveform or Instrument-event view to suit the task at hand. Scrolling and clicking on other tracks in the Song page switches between tracks. Only one track of a set of grouped tracks can be seen at a time, though edits can span all grouped tracks.

The Edit view has a timeline display at the top showing bars, samples, or time code, depending on your Song settings. Double-clicking the timeline starts playback of the Song from that point. Clicking again starts playback from that point—useful for sweating the details of a particular phrase or section. Double-clicking again stops playback.

Edit Multiple Instrument Tracks Simultaneously
With Studio One 2, you can view and edit more than one Instrument track at a time in the Music Editor, select multiple parts on different color-coded Tracks in the Arrangement and edit them together.

Edit Multiple Instrument Tracks Simultaneously
With Studio One 2, you can view and edit more than one Instrument track at a time in the Music Editor, select multiple parts on different color-coded Tracks in the Arrangement and edit them together.

Multitrack Comping Done Right
Single and multitrack comping are quick and easy in Studio One—and faster than with most DAWs! No tool-switching is needed, and crossfading between takes is automated, although you can edit the fades. Auditioning takes is as simple as holding Alt and clicking on a take—no more manually soloing entire lanes, as in other DAWs.

Transient Detection, Editing, and Groove Extraction
Sure, you can do transient detection and editing in other DAWs—but it’s slow, and you often have to make a lot of decisions along the way. In Studio One, you can quantize multitrack drums in two steps: group the tracks, then quantize. Studio One does the analysis and phase-coherent quantization for you—with great-sounding results!Want to quantize audio to other existing audio? Drag-and-drop audio into the Groove panel, then quantize. Groove extraction is as simple as drag-and-drop!


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