PreSonus Studio One Professional

PreSonus Studio One Professional

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Studio One Professional, General Sequencer from PreSonus in the Studio One 1 series.

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Presonus Studio One Software Review

Presonus Studio One Software Review

Presonus Studio One: Crystal Studio Fed up with Cubase? Sick of Logic? Bored by Sonar? PreSonus will take back your software in exchange for Studio One. But, is it really worth it? Read more…

PreSonus Studio One Professional tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: PreSonus
  • Model: Studio One Professional
  • Series: Studio One 1
  • Category: General Sequencers
  • Added in our database on: 04/01/2009

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PreSonus Studio One Professional user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 16 reviews )
 12 reviews75 %
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 1 user review6 %
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Mcjs's review"Usability, usability"

PreSonus Studio One Professional
Very easy setup, very light program, light and very fast installation of upgrades (and not too often, unlike with other brands).


Rarely overloaded; X79 PC I7-3820, 32Gb RAM, 480 Gb SSD and six 1T HDDs; CG GTX580 and GT610, 4 Full HD displays. Interface: It depends, but mainly a Steinberg UR28 due to the possibility to toggle between different monitors. It has never crashed.


It must be 5 years since I use it and follow the product. I used to use Protools and have Live 9 Suite, too (after having Live 8, etc.). This is my reference DAW, even if I have several programs to work with on the projects I get from other studios. I'm nevertheless thinking about buying PT11 and Cubase 7 for compatibility reasons. PT because I'm used to it and it's the software I work the fastest with. I'll still follow Presonus products, even if I'm not a big fan of the hardware. Studio one is super intuitive, practical, easy, and fast User manual? Does it have one? Oh, well... I've never read it. There's no need to. For me, the first criterion to choose gear is that there's no need to read the manual. With S1 it was love at first sight, from the first versions. A small drawback: The controllers and MIDI pianos. They could do better in this respect. It seems they've had a developer or a whole department on leave since 2007. Another small drawback that has always been a hurdle: The 64-bit versions accept only 64-bit plug-ins. Fortunately, almost everybody has made the jump, but I still have to bridge some 32-bit plug-ins, which I don't want to do without (the compulsory Sonar patches, for example)

Bugenzo's review"Awesome and very intuitive!"

PreSonus Studio One Professional
No problems.


PC, I7 processor, 8G ram, MOTU 896 MK3
Perfect stability


I've had studio one for two years now. I currently have studio one 2.5 Pro.
I find this DAW very intuitive with a perfect drag-and-drop operation.
Everything can be done really fast so you don't lose your inspiration.
The section dedicated to mastering is awesome: You can edit a CD in a couple of minutes.

Anonymous 's review

PreSonus Studio One Professional
This may be the simplest thing in the world to use if you want to record audio. Short of Audacity and Garage Band, of course. The truth is, Studio One was designed with one thing in mind: flow. And flow it does. You truly feel like your gliding over it when you first start, thanks a little to the graphical user interface. What is special about Studio One is that it operates the way you would expect a computer to operate, or rather the way a tablet would operate. The entire world of Studio One is drag and drop, and it is very refreshing to not have to learn a bunch of keyboard shortcuts to access rudimentary features that other digital audio workstation programs have buried underneath features they brought to the forefront for marketing purposes. Granted, they are useful, but they do not need to be in a user’s face.


Studio One is a little light on features, I would admit, but it is a program in its infancy, and the goal of Studio One, remember, is to make music production elegant, and not a process or a labor. It should feel like you’re dancing over the DAW. There are a few things that should be addressed, but as far as the structure of the DAW goes, there is not a single other program that does things as intuitively as Studio One does, nor as quickly.


What blew me away was the quality of the built in plug ins. What was lacking were some actual plug ins; a de esser, for example, does not come with the program, but the reverb is unreal for a DAW plug. And the EQ feels incredibly solid. The best part about this program, however, is the mastering integration. This makes it possible to sit down and pound out a project, or a rough cut quickly. I love everything about Studio One, and now that the second version has come out, I can only cross my fingers and hope that they did not go the way of the bloated program.

Lougarou's review"Optimized Workflow!!"

PreSonus Studio One Professional
Installation without problems, clear and not too lengthy manual. Lots of things to learn in practice, but that goes without saying.

No incompatibilities with any of the VST/VSTi that I used and still use with S1.
VST/VSTi parameter recognition as soon as they load.
Fast and effective control surface recognition and setup.

Fast, flexible and effective setup of external soundcards.
Ultra-fast learning curve: I spent 3/4 hours to get a hold of it, tops. That same evening it took me 5/6 to redo 3 songs I had recorded with another DAW!!!!


HP DV6 notebook with 4 GB RAM.
PRO 24 soundcard.
S1 runs smoothly, stably and without any issues: It flows.
30-40 tracks with, at least, EQ+Dyn on every track plus 20+ VSTi (+ plenty of automation !!!): no problems.


I've used it for nearly a year and have tested (and continue to test) Samplitude, FL Studio, Reaper, Cubase, Sonar X1. The two latter aren't in my life anymore, not because they were not up to the task, but rather because they are too complicated to allow a good, effective workflow. I keep Samplitude because it has always been my favorite DAW (for mastering especially!!!), I use FL as pattern player (drums in particular...) and for some artistic effects. In my opinion, S1 is on par with REAPER.

But in terms of speed/workflow, S1 is the BEST. You can work really fast with Studio One!!!!

The BIGGEST ADVANTAGE of this DAW is the workflow: A musician wants to make music and the developers of Studio One understood that really well when conceiving the DAW!!

And you can even mix and master everything with a stunning simplicity!!!


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