I had a colleague in about 2015, whom I had told that based on the music he was creating in Audacity that he should look into a DAW. He didn’t even know what it meant. Well, the guy is a very fastidious perfectionist and did his research. When he was satisfied he told me he had chosen Presonus Studio One. At this time I had not heard of the program and was just out of Garage Band and learning Apple’s Pro Logic. Since we wanted to collaborate, I agreed to move to Presonus as well, this was right after version 3 came out.
Prime (free version) of Studio One was my first download, after my collogue bought Pro. This free version to familiarize myself with the interface. Very soon after I bought the Presonus Audiobox 96 the basic model that was bundled with Studio One Artist. This got me on the road and it wasn’t long after that I got Pro. I wanted the mastering module… of course, The best way to export out of Studio One and with instant publishing to SoundCloud built in.
The real reason to get Pro is the mastering module. Presonus Studio One Pro, in case you don’t know, is a creation/mixing/mastering suite all in one app. The stock instruments and filters are enough to produce professional quality audio files. Serious stuff. The Pro industry has noticed and Presonus Studio One is making inroads in the Pro field.
I personally like Studio One because it helps me make good music by offering deep tools including a sampler, notation and a basic Melodyne plug in license out of the box and including incredible non destructive ways to stretch files in both timing and sound and while not getting in my way of creativity. It has a relatively flat interface which allows you to see most of what is going on. This description barely scratches the surface. Give it a try, if you haven’t.
I recommend Presonus Studio One for these reasons and more. Check out YouTube for many videos on Studio One to see just how great it is. For the record, I haven’t looked back. I am not a known name in the industry, but I know I am working with the best. If you don’t already know: https://bit.ly/2AigSxB and if you do… link add your comments to help share the story.