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Work better, faster.

Studio One® 4 was designed with ease of use at its core. For ten years now, it has seamlessly combined the time-tested and proven recording studio model with today’s beat- and loop-oriented production process—so you can bring musical ideas to sonic reality more quickly than ever before.

An efficient, single-screen interface houses an unlimited number of tracks, intuitive editing tools, and advanced virtual instruments. Spend your precious time creating music instead of wondering what to click next. Studio One doesn’t dictate how you work or what you work on.

You do.


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3 creative paths, one goal.

Studio One is your creative companion from start to finish. The Start Page provides what you need to kickstart your creative process—open projects, set parameters, and check for updates and tips. From there, the Song Page is all about recording, arranging, editing, and mixing your music with a complete set of virtual instruments, effects, and groundbreaking arrangement tools. Then, assemble and master your music in the Project Page. Even better, the Project and Song Pages are linked so if you need just that one little change in your master or stems, switch to the Song Page, tweak, and mix back automatically to the Project. No other program accomplishes the goal of such an effortless transition as you move from the initial creative inspiration to the finished, mastered production.

Arranging at the speed of click.

Forget laborious transposition, cutting, pasting, and moving when arranging. With Scratchpads to test out arrangements, an Arranger track that makes moving sections of songs around as easy as moving Parts, and the groundbreaking Harmonic Editing—the most flexible chord track implementation ever—no other program can approach the ease of arranging and songwriting that Studio One 4 delivers.

Another Studio One first: Harmonic Editing.

Far more than just a simple chord track for note data, Studio One 4’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 Harmonic Editing can provide. This breakthrough, which works with instruments and even draft audio tracks, underscores Studio One’s commitment to streamline the songwriting and music creation process.

Learn more about Harmonic Editing, Chord Detection, and the Chord Selecter.

Cross the analog/digital divide.

Studio One now features a revamped hardware audio device controller for software control of your PreSonus interface’s gain and polarity controls. And if your interface doesn’t have these controls, you get software gain and polarity control of every Input, anyhow! Combine both of these technologies to gently drive your hardware preamps without committing a super-hot signal to disk.

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

Learn more about Pipeline XT.

MIDI—and beyondMIDI.

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. That means no zipper noise on instruments, smoother controller changes and pitch bends, more detailed automation, and other benefits when working in the Studio One environment. And if you need to drive external MIDI gear, you’re covered there too—Studio One translates its high-resolution format back into standard MIDI data if it needs to return to the outside world.

Studio One also boasts a robust set of creative note editing tools like Randomize, Apply Scale, Mirror Notes, and more… as well as utilitarian options like Quantize and Humanize. All of these are assignable to keyboard shortcuts and included in Macros. MIDI editing has never been better.

Printable notation that’s truly noteworthy.

With just a few clicks and Notion 6.4 or higher, Harmonic Editing makes it easy to create great-looking, printable lead sheets.

World-class instruments.

With its rich roster of native plug-ins, Studio One has earned its reputation as a complete production package—and now our latest generation of virtual instruments, based on input from the Studio One community (thank you), deliver even more. Impact has been remade into Impact XT, a comprehensive beat and rhythm production environment, and Sample One XT samples, slices, and dices to create great beats and realistic instrument sounds. These new instruments don’t feel like separate plug-ins, but as integrated—and integral—parts of music creation.

Studio One’s new Plug-in Manager helps keep your third-party plug-ins organized, activated... or even blacklisted.

Click here to meet your new creative partners.


It’s not a tape machine. It’s a collaborator.

To the uninitiated, a DAW might be thought of as the digital era’s equivalent of a tape machine. Sound goes in, you press the red button, and the sound goes to tape. Fact is that Studio One is an instrument unto itself, with a wealth of compositional tools and creativity-enhancing tricks that go well beyond utilitarian recording. Studio One’s tools are about creating something new and re-shaping the familiar into something new—not merely documenting something created elsewhere.

Learn more about Studio One’s inspiring creative features.


Patterns—a giant step forward.

The step sequencer has served us well for over half a century—it’s time for Studio One’s new Patterns to step into the future. Tight integration with instrument parts, automation, and Impact XT means that Patterns re-invent step sequencing as a seamless, fast, fun part of making music.

Patterns transform step sequencing from mechanical repetition into a truly expressive addition to modern sequencing. Yes, Patterns are about drums… but also melodies, integration with any instrument, step-based automation, variable sequence lengths (polyrhythms, anyone?), unlimited variations, and more.

How Patterns speed up music and beat creation.


Master mastering.

Studio One Professional is the only DAW that links songs and stems with finished, mixed 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, make your tweaks, and then mix the revised version back automatically into the Project page to continue mastering. Whether for Red Book-compatible CD burning, digital publishing for streaming, creating DJ sets and playlists, or professional-level DDP import/export for duplicators, the Song page/Project page partnership makes it easy to obtain consistent levels and tonal balance with collections of songs.

Discover how Studio One has mastered mastering.


Diverse and versatile format support.

Prepare your tracks for streaming with data compressed, standard, or lossless files. AAF (Advanced Authoring Format) provides song/session exchange for those who haven’t switched to Studio One (yet). Open all video and audio formats your operating system supports. Enjoy better video performance with 64-bit video engines for macOS and Windows, and export a video file with your embedded mixdown. Create disk images. Burn Red Book CDs. Import DDP files for editing, such as fixing ID tags or ISRC code errors, then export the corrected DDP file. Whether your music’s final destination is online streaming or physical media, Studio One Professional has you covered. Most recently, we’ve added export support for variable-bitrate MP3, AAC, ALAC, and good ol’ mono!

Work your way.

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 commands of other DAWs like Pro Tools, Logic, and more—your transition to Studio One will be as smooth as possible when using your old, familiar key commands.

You also get Custom Macro functionality, allowing you to build combinations and sequences of keystrokes and assign them to a single keyboard shortcut or button in Studio One’s Macro Toolbar—reducing the time required for oft-repeated tasks in your workflow.


Compare versions or build your own.

Whether you’re a Grammy-winning producer or just getting started making music, there’s a version of Studio One® that’s right for you. Studio One comes in three flavors: Artist, our flagship Professional version, and Prime, a fully functioning free version. There’s no subscription model with Studio One, so you know what you’re getting today but you can customize it with Add-on features and content as your needs grow.

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Studio One Prime
Studio One Artist box art
Studio One Artist
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Studio One Professional
Start page
Song page
Project page (Mastering, DDP, Red Book CD burning, digital release)
Elegant single-window work environment
Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
Native high-DPI and cross-platform multi-touch user interface
Unlimited audio tracks, MIDI tracks, virtual instruments, and FX channels
Unlimited buses
Integrated Melodyne pitch correction Trial
Single and multitrack comping
Arranger Track
Scratch Pads
Chord Track and Harmonic Editing
Editable Folder Tracks
Track display list with presets, linkable to console channel display
Content browser with search, user tabs, connections to the Internet, and Preview Player
Transient detection with editable markers
Drag-and-drop groove extraction
Multitrack MIDI editing
Instrument and Drum Editor
Drum and melodic patterns for pattern-based arranging
Multitrack Track Transform (advanced freezing capability)
Event-based effects
Macro Toolbar (create and use command sequences)
Automatic latency compensation
Dropout Protection for native low latency monitoring
Advanced automation
VCA faders
Audio-processing resolution (floating-point) 32-bit 32-bit 64-bit
Easy sidechain routing
Stunning virtual instruments Presence XT only 5 5
Easy-to-use drag-and-drop live sampler (Sample One XT)
Import sampler formats (EXS, GigaSampler, Kontakt, SoundFont)
Multi Instruments
Channel Editor with macro controls
Extended FX Chains with parallel processing
Control Link (most intuitive MIDI-mapping system available)
Real-time audio time-stretching, resampling, and normalization
Compatible with any ASIO-, Windows Audio-, or Core Audio-compliant audio interfaces
Use Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, or Sonar keyboard shortcuts—or create your own
Integrated mastering suite with automatic mix updating, DDP import/export, Red Book CD burning, and digital release
Send Song or individual tracks to Notion (audio + note data)
Export to SoundCloud™
AAF (Advanced Authoring Format) import and export
Import Song data
Video playback and sync
Video export
MP3 encoding and decoding
M4A (AAC / ALAC) encoding and decoding
NEW: ​Exchange 2.0
Third-party plug-in support (AU, VST2, and VST3 plug-ins and ReWire applications) (Add-on available)
Hardware I/O Support 2/2 Unlimited Unlimited
Native Effects™
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Studio One Artist

Studio One Professional
Ampire State Space-modeled guitar amp simulator Basic Basic
Analog Delay Tape delay emulator
Arpeggiator Note FX arpeggiator with pattern sequencer
Auto Filter Envelope-controlled filter
Beat Delay Tempo-synched delay
Binaural Pan Stereo panner and imager
Bitcrusher Lo-fi and downsampling processor
Channel Strip Compressor / expander / equalizer
Chorder Note FX chord processor
Chorus Three-voice chorus with stereo width
Compressor Full-featured RMS compressor with side-chain
Console Shaper Mix Engine FX analog console emulation
Dual Pan Independent L/R channel panner
Expander Downward expander with sidechain
Fat Channel XT Native version of StudioLive Fat Channel
Flanger Flanger with tempo sync
Gate Noise gate with MIDI trigger outp
Groove Delay Multi-tap delay with tempo sync and tap filtering
Input Filter Note FX filter for velocity and key range
IR Maker Impulse response creation utility
Level Meter Resizable, multi-scale loudness / level meter
Limiter Brickwall peak limiter
Mixtool Channel utility
MixVerb™ Basic reverb
Multiband Dynamics Multiband compressor/expander
Open AIR Convolution reverb
Pedalboard State Space-modeled guitar pedals Basic Basic
Phaser Multistage allpass-filter phaser
Phase Meter Phase analyzer
Pipeline External-processor insert
Pro EQ Seven-band parametric equalizer
RedlightDist™ Analog distortion emulator
Repeater Note FX delay with transpose
Room Reverb Room simulator
Rotor Rotary speaker emulator
Scope Digital oscilloscope
Spectrum Meter Spectrum meter
Tone Generator Multi-waveform signal generator
Tricomp™ Basic multiband compressor
Tuner Chromatic instrument tuner
X-Trem Tremolo/autopanner with tempo sync and step sequence modulation
Total Native Effects™ Plug-ins 10 32 41
Virtual Instruments Type Studio One Prime box art
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Studio One Professional
Mojito Monophonic subtractive synthesizer
Mai Tai Polyphonic virtual analog synth (Add-on)
Impact XT Multichannel drum sampler
Sample One XT Drag-and-drop integrated live sampler
Presence XT Sample playback instrument
Support for third-party sampler format (EXS, Giga, Kontakt)
Total Virtual Instruments 1 5 5
Bundled Content Size Studio One Prime box art
Studio One Prime
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Studio One Artist

Studio One Professional
Melodyne Essential 120 MB Trial
Prime Selection Loops and Sounds 785 MB
Presence XT Core Library 15 GB
Impact XT Core Library 1.8 GB
Acoustic Drum Kits and Loops 1.5 GB
Producer Loops and Kits (BigFishAudio, Sample Magic, MVP Loops) 3.76 GB
Electronic Audioloops 3.17 GB
Electronic Kits and Musicloops 294 MB
Studio One FX 546 MB
Studio One Impulse Responses 1.19 GB
Studio One Instruments Vol. 1+2 1.68 GB
Studio One Musicloops 1+2 900 MB
Studio One Expansion 39 MB
Ueberschall Impact Drums 68 MB
Vengeance Sound 880 MB
Voodoo One Synth Soundset 900 MB

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