PreSonus Studio One 3.5
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Modern media is almost entirely digital, which includes music generated and enhanced on computers. In the past, only professional had access to rare and complex software for music production. But this has changed now when programs like PreSonus Studio One are available.
Studio One is a full suite for producing, mixing and editing music, used both by amateur enthusiasts and professional musicians. It has an interface which is pleasant to look at and not overly complex and bloated to the point of confusion.
However, I found the color scheme a bit too monochrome, and resolutions of several sub-menus and windows too small, which can make the toolset difficult to look at. The main screen lets you select saved or started projects with uploaded media files, and then you can access the Song window which provides you with a gigantic set of tools to crop, sync, edit, filter, re-adjust or otherwise change or enhance your music. Once again, albeit a bit monochrome, the interface is comfortable enough to work with, and having a single suite for all the different media tools is really sweet.
PreSonus Studio One lets you add backing tracks with automatic syncing the tempo of your song; the Arranger Track menu lets you easily change the arrangement of the track using drag'n'drop interface; there's also keyword-based musical search and about 10 thousand standard audio and music loops in the Professional version. The program even has its own browser that can perform various online actions and access a special online marketplace hosted by the developers.
The functionality of Studio One is beyond extensive. You can do pretty much anything with the song you select. And it even supports various plugins that add even more features. The response time of different menus and elements of the interface is fast, the program works remarkably stable for something so advanced. Even if some may find the full paid version a little expensive, it's well worth the money.
- Stable work
- Extensive set of tools
- Useful additional features
- Default interface color scheme is too monochrome