Hey guys, it’s Andre.
After seeing the first bits of Presonus’ new DAW Studio One 2, I was pretty pumped to see it live in action.
Fortunately, I met Martin, who is a convinced Studio One user and I asked him why he is using this DAW and not Ableton, Cubase or any other DAWs. I asked him for five reasons, why to choose Studio One 2 as your DAW. Check it out.
1. Integration of Celemony’s Melodyne: Studio One 2 features Celemony’s high-class musical audio software Melodyne from the beginning. It’s coming the Melodyne essential. Analyze and correct notes and pitch audio within Melodyne’s editor. No need for expensive pitch plugins, when you have one of the best already on board. Do all edits in Studio One with no external software.
2. Save and edit channel presets with whole plugin chains. Saving plugin presets is no big thing, but this is a pretty useful feature, especially for circular mixing tasks. Studio One features whole channel presets consisting of several plugins with certain preset settings. Once you’ve got a good plugin combo in a track, simply save it for later use and use them without importing old session data.
Choose one of the plugin chain presets and the full chain will be created and is ready to use.
3. Easy handle of MIDI: Especially Pro Tools is showing some weakness when it comes to MIDI. Studio One is easy as hell. Choose an instrument and drag it into the edit window and it’s ready. After playing the MIDI notes, it just takes one shortcut to export your MIDI notes into audio in a new track. Studio One will automatically mute the old MIDI track, but will keep it in your session for later edits.
4. Great and simple sidechaining feature: Studio One has a really nice sidechaining feature. Choose the track, you want to use as sidechain trigger and Studio One will show you all active plugins which can be sidechained. Other DAWs might require special routing, Studio One does this by itself.
5. Price: Getting a decent DAW is also a question of price. A new version of Pro Tools costs around $699, which is pretty heavy for non-professional user or users who just got started. Studio One costs around $450 (including Melodyne Essential which costs around $120). For $450, you get a pretty decent DAW with cool features and you’re ready to go.
We will continue with more Studio One in the next weeks.
Are there any other Studio One users on this blog? Why do you use it and do you like about it? And for users of other DAWs: What do you think? Is this a piece of software you’d consider to check out more?
Cheers and have a great day.