Make the switch or 5 reasons to go for Studio One 2

Posted: 7th June 2013 by benztownbranding in General
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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.

Studio One Melodyne


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.

Studio One Plugin Chain Presets

Choose one of the plugin chain presets and the full chain will be created and is ready to use.

Studio One Plugin Chain


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.

Studio One MIDI


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.

Studio One Sidechaining


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.

  1. Pedja says:

    Studio One is fairly new DAW but it’s really impressive and has very intuitive workflow. I am using it for past few months and can say only good things about it, especially integrated Melodyne and MIDI handling.
    However, my main DAW now is Reaper and this piece of software is simply amazing with all the features. Once you discover what’s hiding under the hood and unleash it’s full potential you can’t resist to fall in love with it.
    I know many readers here still use Pro Tools, but in my humble opinion AVID waited too long to improve something what used to be “studio standard”. Now we have other players out there taking over.
    Cheers!

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