PreSonus Studio One 3 Artist (download)

DAW Software with Unlimited Tracks, 32-bit Processing, and Plug-in Suite - Mac/PC
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If you want to get in on the easy-to-use digital audio workstation you've heard on countless hits, PreSonus Studio One 3 Artist is the way to go. Getting started is a snap. From there it's easy to find ideal tempo-matched backing tracks, capture inspiring sounds and performances on physical or virtual instruments, mix with pro effects, and even share your music online with your friends and fans. Studio One 3 Artist keeps you inspired and in the flow - focused on your music, not the music-making process.

Making music is faster and easier

With version 3, PreSonus has taken Studio One Artist to the next level with cool new virtual instruments, fast ways to find the right backing tracks, step sequencing for easily programing beats and other musical parts, an improved mixing console, and interface tweaks that make working more productive and enjoyable. Many of the musicians at Sweetwater are hardcore Studio One users. PreSonus Studio One 3 Artist gives you an affordable way to find out what the fuss is all about.

PreSonus Studio One 3 Artist Features:
  • Elegant single-window production environment
  • Powerful drag-and-drop functionality and multi-touch support
  • Unlimited audio tracks, MIDI tracks, virtual instruments, buses, and FX channels
  • Pristine sound quality with a critically acclaimed mix engine
  • New synthesis engine, native 32-bit resolution and support for up to 384kHz audio
  • PresenceXT Sampler and sound library
  • Mai Tai analog modeling polysynth with character morph, mod matrix, and 0-feedback filters
  • Native Fat Channel plug-in with lowpass filtering gate, compression, EQ, and limiter
  • New Browser lets you easily find, preview, and drag and drop:
    • Tempo-matched backing tracks
    • Samples and effects
    • Instruments, presets, and more
  • Integrated online PreSonus Shop for easy in-app access to additional pro content
  • Elastique 3.0 real-time pitch and time stretching, resampling, and normalization
  • Transient detection and editing with:
    • Groove extraction
    • Multitrack comping
    • Editable Folder Tracks
    • Step recording
    • Event-based effects
  • Automatic delay compensation ensures tight synchronization and phase alignment
  • Control Link (most intuitive MIDI-mapping system available)
  • 35 Native Effects and five virtual instruments
  • Import of Capture recordings with StudioLive AI Mixer Scenes and Fat Channel Settings
  • Wireless transfer of audio from Capture for iPad
  • Import Notion stems with instrument names, mix, and tempo info preserved
  • Import and export WAV, MIDI files, and more
  • Integrated SoundCloud dashboard for sharing your music online
  • Use Pro Tools, Cubase, or Logic shortcut key commands or create your own
  • Compatible with ASIO-, Windows Audio-, and Core Audio-compliant audio interfaces
PreSonus Studio One 3 Artist: step up to a killer DAW!

Tech Specs

Software Type DAW
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth 32-bit/64-bit
Format AU, VST2, VST3 (with purchase of VST/ReWire add-on)
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core 2 processor or higher, 4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD Athlon X2 processor or higher, 4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later, iOS 8 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 (SP1) or later
Manufacturer Part Number ART3 XCH

Customer Reviews

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Powerful Application

I'd previously been using Studio One "Prime" (and whatever they called the Free version before that) for light production work, but found that I wanted to incorporate mixing tools that were not available in that version. (Specifically, there is no Mix Bus in Prime/Free). While it was a simple tool, the upgrade invigorated me to dig more deeply into Studio One as a working environment. It continues to impress me - providing an amazing array of high level tools through an interface that you can customize and keep "clean". Exceptional detail and logical layout (though working through the tutorial videos online provides an exceptional reference for learning. It's always tough to switch or add a DAW to your workflow and creative environment, but this is well worth and short-term learning curve.
Music background: Voiceover / VO Production

A fantastic software.

I bought Studio One version 1 in 2013 and thought it was great. My computer was not the greatest so I didn't get the full use of all the software. Now I'm running a new Lenovo desktop with 12 gigs of ram and 2T of memory. I bought Studio one .3 artist and have never been happier. The download was very fast. The drum software I bought took a long time to load but when it did I was knocked out. I was recording new material the same day. If you read the manual before hand you will really enjoy it more. The layout is so logical and easy to use it makes recording a breeze.If your on the fence with computer recording, you can't go wrong with Presonus. I switched from a Tascam 32 which was good but the sound quality of Presonus is unbeatable.

Well Worth the Upgrade

Upgraded from Studio One Prime (the free version) for the additional plugins and was very pleased. There are way more plugins to choose from including more virtual instruments and more effects. Well worth the $70.

Studio One 3 Artist and Professional

Hello,First I like to say that I spent some time working with Prime and it was great, I purchased Artist because it was at a great price point, but once I upgraded to Professional, it was all over. Sorry ProTools, Sonar, Reason, Reaper. Presonus Studio One 3 is a keeper. From tech support to just loaded with features, this software rocks. I don't know what to say. If you have any doubt's, load the Prime and get a feel for it, then make the jump to either Artist or Pro and have at it. The main reason why I upgraded from Artist to Pro was that Artist needed a third party plugin to be installed for it to be able to use my Waves Plugin Bundles. It was just a smart bet, to upgrade to Pro that would solve that issue and anything else that might have come up. I am really happy with the processing time for mixing down and exporting. Go Pro
Music background: Experienced Musician


phone support was great did everything he said it would. easy to use ! Thanks
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