PreSonus is now shipping Studio One Pro and Studio One Artist. Studio One is currently available in two versions: Studio One Artist, which ships with every PreSonus audio interface; and Studio One Pro, which has all of the features of Studio One Artist and includes VST, AU and ReWire support; a fully integrated mastering section; and other significant additional features and bundled content.
New features include fresh code, an intuitive user interface, a versatile browser, extensive use of drag-and-drop, MIDI mapping, auto-configuration with PreSonus hardware, unlimited tracks and plug-ins per track, support for the latest standards and technologies, and a Start page that puts the whole project one click away.
Studio One Pro is based on an audio engine that automatically switches between 32-bit and 64-bit floating-point processing on the fly (even with a 32-bit OS). Studio One Artist employs the same audio engine but only operates in 32-bit mode. Both versions are compatible with any ASIO, Windows Audio or CoreAudio-compliant audio interface.
Studio One recognizes your PreSonus interface, and preprogrammed templates automatically create software inputs and assign them to the appropriate hardware inputs on your PreSonus interface.
Both versions of Studio One come with a bundle of third-party loops, software and instrument sounds. Studio One Artist''s bundle features 32 Ueberschall drum kits for the included PreSonus Impact sample-trigger virtual instrument; 200 Digital Sound Factory sampled instruments for the included PreSonus Presence sample player; Native Instruments Kore Player, with 150 instruments; Native Instruments Guitar Rig LE; Toontrack EZDrummer Lite; and nearly 1,400 drum loops (1.4 GB) by Bandmate Loops. To this, Studio One Pro adds 200 more Kore Player instruments, 2,000 Bandmate loops (4 GB) and 100 Digital Sound Factory sampled instruments.
Expected U.S. street price for Studio One Pro is $399; expected U.S. street price for Studio One Artist is $199. Studio One Artist is bundled free with all PreSonus interfaces, including the StudioLive 16.4.2 digital mixer. Customers who bought a PreSonus interface after January 1, 2009, and registered their unit will receive a free copy of Studio One Artist and can upgrade to Studio One Pro for $199. Those who bought their PreSonus interfaces before January 1, 2009, can buy Studio One Artist for $99, with the same upgrade offer to Studio One Pro.