Product Description for the PreSonus Studio One 3 Professional
The next standard is here! Introducing Studio One 3. New version 3 builds on the blazingly fast workflow, unparalleled sound quality, and rock-solid stability that made Studio One the fastest growing DAW of all time. It adds innovative songwriting and arranging tools, inspiring and unique sound-design capabilities, and a gorgeous new, high-dpi, multi-touch interface that is optimized to keep you engaged, even on extended sessions.
It has never been easier to work “pattern-style” in a timeline-based sequencer/DAW.
Studio One Professional’s new Arranger Track provides rapid and intuitive song rearranging, even with large projects. Simply drag-and-drop song sections in the Arranger track or Track Inspector, and the entire arrangement updates instantly.
Studio One 3 Professional introduces Scratch Pads to the Song page, a powerful, yet simple new workflow innovation that will change the way you create music. Scratch Pads provide the perfect way to keep your work intact while you experiment on new ideas. Scratch Pads also are ideal for creating alternate versions of songs, such as radio edits and remixes, and for capturing new inspirations that you wish to save for later development.
Our drag-and-drop browser has helped define Studio One’s ease of use. In version 3.0, getting the loops, effects, instruments, and presets you need is even faster with tag-based musical search. Speaking of loops—Studio One Professional includes nearly 10,000 audio loops, music loops, and one-shots to get your projects started and reinforce your arrangements.
Extended FX Chains
Studio One 3 Professional introduces Extended FX Chains, a fast, powerful, and elegant way to add new dimensions to your sonic palette. With Extended FX Chains, you can route audio effects in serial, in parallel, by channel, or by frequency bands, all via drag-and-drop. Rediscover your plug-in collection as you transform any effect to multiband or to the most precise, narrow band. Combine different effects in new ways to explore uncharted territories.
Not long after creating Extended FX Chains, someone in the office asked the loaded question, “hey what would happen if we did this to instruments?” What would happen? Rich, addictive, multilayered sounds. That’s what happened.
Multi Instrument, as the name implies, lets 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. This opens a huge new range of possibilities for creative production and sound design.
To facilitate editing the multidimensional sounds that are made possible by Studio One 3 Professional, 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 MIDI controller for hands-on fun with your sounds.
Mai Tai, Studio One’s new polyphonic analog modeling synth, gives you the ability to create monster electro and bass sounds that cleanly cut through your mix like a scalpel, inflict punishment like a jagged rusty blade, or bludgeon listeners with bass that will leave them reeling for days.
Not unlike the effect you experience after a few drinks that share the same name, Mai Tai’s sounds can change character and produce drastic morphing changes and unique timbres. Its Multimode filter offers sounds ranging from vintage analog (a la Moog or Oberheim) to state-of-the-art "zero-delay filters" sounds only found in virtual instruments costing hundreds of dollars. Mai Tai’s oscillators and LFOs have a free-run mode, like an analog synth. Get modular-synth-style operation for enormously complex sounds, through Mai Tai's 16-stage modulation matrix. And Mai Tai is guaranteed to sound amazing because it’s built on Studio One’s dynamic new synthesis engine.
Presence XT Sampler
Presence XT represents the evolution of the original Presence sample-player, which has transformed into a robust, full-featured sampler. Rather than thinking of this as Presence “+ 1,” think of this more like Presence on steroids. Your old presets and song files will load, and some of the controls are the same, but that’s where the similarities end.
Load any new Presence XT sound, and you will immediately hear the difference, thanks to an entirely new, first-class sample library; disk streaming for large samples; and Studio One’s dynamic new synthesis engine.
Start to play, and you’ll feel difference, too, because Presence XT is equipped with articulation key-switching and powerful scripting capabilities for nuanced, lifelike sounds. Thanks to a powerful scripting engine, many instruments have custom controls for unique sound parameters. Many Guitars and Basses have adjustable fret-noise; Acoustic Piano has custom controls for sustain pedal noise; all Hammond Organ presets come with drawbar controls and switchable percussion; and Strings and Brass presets feature legato scripts, to name a few examples.
Reinvented Synthesis and Instrument Engine
Studio One's reputation for flawless sound quality started with 64-bit audio processing and now extends to its instruments and the way they play sample content. Mai Tai and Presence XT are based on this new engine and feature the same great-sounding filters, effects, and powerful modulation matrix, with more instruments on the way.
Rotor Audio Effect
Rotor re-creates the classic sound of a Leslie cabinet. Besides typical motor controls (on/off; slow/fast), Rotor also offers a virtual tube preamp featuring controls for drive and tone (Horn-Q), as well as mic positioning. Changing the rotor speed re-creates the authentic acceleration and braking effects. This is the perfect plug-in to complement Presence XT’s new B3 sounds—or try it on guitar for a psychedelic effect.
Bitcrusher Audio Effect
By popular demand, we present Bitcrusher, a powerful low-fi plug-in. Bitcrusher combines overdrive, bit reduction, down-sampling, and clipping into a single, corrosively toxic tool.
New, customizable, high-dpi User Interface with multi-touch support.
Studio One 3 has a fresh and modern look that invites you to reach out and touch it.
And for the first time ever in any DAW, whether you are on Mac® OS X or Windows® 8 (with a suitable multi-touch display), you can do just that to control your mix, arrangement, effects settings, and more.
Studio One 3 gives you the flexibility to customize the look to your taste or for different work environments. We also wanted you to enjoy Studio One no matter where you used it, from a small notebook to a 5K or Retina Mac or PC display, including multi-monitor setups. Studio One delivers thanks to its new high-dpi graphics, which takes advantage of a new Direct-2D graphics engine on Windows.
Studio One Remote
With Studio One 3 Professional, you can unchain yourself from the studio desk and record and mix away from your computer using new Studio One Remote for iPad, iPad Pro and Windows tablets. Control your mix, effects, and transport; trigger commands and macros; edit inserts and sends; and access audio fX. Studio One Remote is also available to Studio One 3 Artist users via an additional add on.
Mixer Improvements, including Track/Mixer Sync
Studio One 3 includes the mixer improvements you have been asking for: resizable faders for more mix granularity; color channels for easy identification; synchronized timeline track and mixer channel order; and track selection and channel focus.
Another popular request, automation curves have been added to Studio One to give you much finer control and smoother transitions of your mix, instrument, and FX settings.
Smart, User-definable Tool palette
The Arrow tool in the tool palette is now enhanced with configurable alternate options that can be accessed using a modifier key for faster editing.
More of everything—except the bloat.
Studio One boasts scores of new features and enhancements, yet manages to be even faster and easier to use. As much thought went into what features to add as how to add them so that Studio One could stay true to our developers’ original vision of a “bloat free” music-making experience.