Thank you for purchasing PreSonusStudio One™ software, and welcome to the Studio One Reference Manual.

Studio One 6.2 is a groundbreaking music-creation and production application for macOS® and Windows® that makes audio recording, MIDI sequencing, and audio mastering (in Studio One Professional) easy and fun—the way it should be. From tracking to mixing to mastering and distribution, this is a creative environment built for intuitive use, speed, and efficiency, yet robust enough for the most complex productions. Version 6.2 adds a wide range of new features, improvements, and advanced technologies.

This manual is a great place to start learning about Studio One, and it also provides an in-depth reference for experienced and new audio-software users alike.

PreSonus is committed to constant product improvement, and we value your suggestions highly. We believe the best way to achieve our goal of constant improvement is by listening to the real experts: our valued customers. We appreciate the support you have shown us through the purchase of this software.

Studio One Editions

There are three editionsof Studio One 6.2: Prime, Artist and Professional. Studio One uses a single installer for all versions, and the product key with which you activate Studio One determines the version that you run. The following describes the key differences between the versions.

Studio One Prime

  • Unlimited audio and instrument tracks (with Retrospective Recording)
  • Stereo inputs and outputs
  • Basic set of plug-ins, Presence XT sampler
  • Basic set of editing features, including Arranger Track
  • Content browser with musical search and direct access to the PreSonus Shop

Studio One Artist

  • Unlimited audio and instrument tracks, unlimited simultaneous record inputs
  • Pre-record option (audio tracks) and Retrospective Recording (instrument tracks)
  • Advanced editing features, including comping, transient detection and editing, pitch correction (Melodyne trial version), and much more
  • Full SoundCloud™ integration
  • 30 Native effects and 5 virtual instruments (adds Impact XT, Sample One XT, Mai Tai and Mojito)
  • Adds Event-based effects
  • Adds support for user-definable Macros
  • Adds support for 3rd party VST/AU plug-ins
  • Adds support for Studio One Remote app

Studio One Professional

  • Includes all Artist features and content
  • Adds the Project page, an integrated mastering solution
  • Adds the Show page, an integrated live performance environment
  • Adds Arranger Track and Scratch Pads
  • Adds Chord Track and harmonic editing
  • Adds Score editor based on Notion
  • Adds AAF and Song Data Import
  • Adds fully licensed Melodyne Essential 5 pitch correction
  • Adds Extended FX Chains and Multi Instruments
  • Adds support for 3rd party sampler formats (EXS, Giga, Kontakt, Bitwig)
  • Adds video playback and sync
  • Adds Note FX, Groove Delay, Multiband Dynamics, OpenAIR, Pipeline, and IR Maker Native Effects plug-ins


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