PreSonus Studio One 2 Professional

PreSonus Studio One 2 Professional

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Studio One 2 Professional, General Sequencer from PreSonus in the Studio One 2 series.

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PreSonus Studio One 2 Professional review

Presonus Studio One 2 Review

Presonus Studio One 2 Review

Studio Killed the DAW Stars Launched about two years ago, the first Studio One version impressed with its maturity. The program was stable, practical and well thought-out. It had almost nothing to envy the leading sequencing tools. Studio One has gone a long way since the first version: it was dramatically enhanced in v1.5 and now comes back with a really amazing version 2. Let's check it out. Read more…

PreSonus Studio One 2 Professional tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: PreSonus
  • Model: Studio One 2 Professional
  • Series: Studio One 2
  • Category: General Sequencers
  • Added in our database on: 11/14/2011

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AudioFanzine met Studio One's technical director

AudioFanzine met Studio One's technical director

Coinciding with the launch of Studio One v2.5, AudioFanzine met up with Matthias Juwan, technical director at PreSonus in Hamburg, Germany, to talk about his career, the future of the Studio One sequ…

PreSonus Studio One 2 Professional user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 12 reviews )
 8 reviews67 %
 4 reviews33 %
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parker13's review

PreSonus Studio One 2 Professional
Problem-free installation.
Rather intuitive setup. It's very similar to competing products (logic, Protools.....etc)
There are lots of tutorials for studio one V2.
No incompatibilities (as far as I can tell). You need to switch to mountain lion to avoid unexpected crashes. But now everything runs smoothly.


I use it on two computers. 1 imac I5 12GB ram / OS Mountain lion.
and on a Mac book retina i7 with 8 gb Ram.
The software is pretty stable.
Good Midi management with an M audio 8X8 + RME fireface800 + 3 BCF 2000 + different hardware synths via usb....Everything works fine.


I've used it since it came out, since Presonus released the update.
I tested logic, Protools.... But Presonus seduced me. To get into a market where Pro Tools is the standard is not easy. So I made my choice to not follow the standard. And I don't regret it.
Good value for money, regular and free updates.
I recommend it highly!

Enix49's review"Modern DAW dedicated to home-studio musicians"

PreSonus Studio One 2 Professional
Easy installation from the Presonus website via download. Afterwards you still have to download additional content (several GBs of samples for the sampler, presets, etc.) Do note that the Soundcloud and Nimbit modules can be added to export directly to these channels. The cherry on the cake from v2.1 is that you are entitled to the Saturation plug-in by Softube.
No incompatibility issues with my 2011 iMac quad core i5.
The manual is clear and there are several video tutorials on the website, as well as some mixing tutorials that can be accessed directly from the software.


I use it on an iMac quad core i5 with 12 GB Ram and a Presonus Firestudio audio/midi interface. I've had no crashes, the latency is ridiculously low and it is compensated by the software.
I have never been able to overload the CPU despite using dozens of plug-ins during my mixing sessions.


I have used Studio One Artist v1 and 2, then Producer v2 and finally this Pro version, which has the advantage of integrating Melodyne. I have used Samplitude, Cubase, Ardour, Garage Band, and Logic Pro 9 before. And this one is the most simple and user-friendly. It has all indispensable features for professional song production, plus you have the Mastering section.
No score editor, but I have never had the need to use it with other DAWs.
In terms of plug-ins, the quality is evident. Their performance is cleaner and preciser than with their counterparts for Cubase Sx3. It's at a comparable level with Logic. The compression and EQ work finely and the reverbs are very good. Integrating Waves, Softube, Overtone, etc. plug-ins poses no problems.
Great usability everywhere and most features can be managed in a couple of clicks or via drag-and-drop.
Very easy operation with a physical control surface or iPad (Mackie DAW control). Management of MIDI devices is fully functional, too.
In short, I haven't found a defect so far, except maybe for a somewhat limited offer of virtual instruments.
It's a DAW conceived for musicians with a home studio. The approach is different to Pro Tools, which is especially aimed at sound engineers.

Tin-Man's review"I had been waiting for this simplicity"

PreSonus Studio One 2 Professional
Fast and easy installation.
Right after launching it for the first time, you must choose the soundcard setup, plus several other settings that you can always modify later.

I only found one incompatibility, with the Sampletron VSTi, but it's probably my fault. Sampletron is installed without problems, I can see the DLL in the VSTi folder dedicated to Studio One, but I can't see sampletron in my VSTi list. I haven't found a solution so far.
(NB: I found the solution, see the tips and tricks).

The manual can be downloaded from the Presonus website and it is very well conceived. Even if almost everything of the interface is intuitive and certain functions are self-explanatory.


I have an i7 with 16Gb ram with an Asus motherboard (I can't recall the model). Everything is stable. No crashes. Sweet!


I've been using Studio One for six months.
I used Cubase 5 before.
(and before that SX, and VST...etc... The first software I used was Notator for Atari, which was excellent... Everything connected to a D50 and a X7000, which were themselves connected to a Fostex 160 4-track...I'm getting old).
I tested Live 8 for some time, but it didn't convince me. (I think it's better suited for music made with loops and samples, while I use the sequencer as a multitrack tape recorder, meaning I try to record a single take from start to finish, with the least overdubs possible...Like in the old days).
I always thought Cubase was a bit complicated, with lots of more or less hidden options. We never hit it off.
And that's when I found Studio One.
Easy configuration, everything can be found with the mouse. You work fast and effectively.
Regarding the audio engine, I haven't noticed any difference with Cubase, which, it must be said, is excellent.
MIDI management is also perfect.
Being picky, it maybe lacks one or two options available on Cubase that I miss a bit, like shifting two identical audio tracks by entering a value in a box provided to that effect. You can do that in Studio One but shifting "by hand" the second audio track, which is less precise and practical. I don't think Studio One has that feature, at least I haven't found it.

"NB" - Update from 07/14/2013: After reading the manual I discovered that you have to click on the 'i' for information, on top of the tracks, and there's a small zone called "Delay" and it's all good now...

Its value for money is all right, even if it may seem a bit too expensive today. It is still below all the major players in the field.
I would definitely buy it again and I only regret not having had the possibility of doing it earlier.

Thank you, Mr. Presonus.

Anonymous 's review"Excellent!"

PreSonus Studio One 2 Professional
Problem-free installation. Everything is quickly and impeccably installed after downloading from the website.
The setup couldn't be simpler.
I haven't noticed any incompatibilities. Everything is recognized (except for the 32-bit plug-ins, which are obviously not recognized by the 64-bit version)
The manual can be downloaded and is well conceived.


Core I5 Sandy Bridge with 8gb and 2 hard drives, including a 256gb SSD for the sound libraries (Omnisphere, Trilian, Stylus RMX, Kontakt 4) and a PCI ESI Juli@ soundcard. The performance is formidable, no latency, no bugs, no crashes, it's awesome!!!


I started out making computer music in the '90s with the Voyetra midi orchestrator. I then migrated to Magix Samplitude in 2005 (the $80 version) and the last two years I've been using Reaper. During this time I tested Cubase, Cakewalk, etc... But I have never wanted to invest so much money in such big sequencers, because, in my opinion, they all have too many defects (starting with usability and stability...)

One day I downloaded the Studio one demo and I immediately knew what I had to do: Finally a sequencer dedicated to musicians, super easy to use, optimized for songwriting, which doesn't neglect midi and offers a plethora of quality effects. The integration of Melodyne is a big plus. IT'S AMAZING!!!

It's been several months since I have it, but it's been only recently that I've been using for songwriting. It's easy, it's the best sequencer that I have used in my whole life as a songwriter! It's incredibly fast to work with, it goes to the point, it's comfortable, stable and the logic and usability of the different functions is something I had never seen before. Testing it is buying it. With Studio One you need to focus only on songwriting and nothing else.
I'm really fortunate to write songs with this sequencer. I have recovered the joy for songwriting with this formidable tool. I don't work at Presonus, I'm only saying what I think: For me, there is simply no competition!

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