About Studio One

Studio One is an on-premise audio editing solution, which enables studio engineers to produce, mix, record and create songs from album production to release. The platform supports several file formats such as WAV, FLAC, MP3, AAC, ALAC, M4A, AIFF, CAF or Ogg Vorbis and lets artists use the chorder to trigger specific chords by playing single notes.

Musicians can use Studio One's flanger to create swirls, spatial depths or timbral shifts for guitar tracks by splitting and modifying an audio signal. It provides customizable keyboard shortcuts to streamline workflows and allows artists to search or filter tracks using various commands. Additionally, professionals can view songs, projects and shows on a centralized dashboard.

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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Windows 10

12 Reviews of Studio One

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.83 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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August 2021

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Cristhian Josue from El Punto Lab

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Design

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Studio One, The daw you need if you want to have something unique

Pros

Studio One is fresh, it feels like something unique, this is the daw you need to try if you want to get out of the "Ableton-Pro Tools" formula. it has features that no other similar software has, opening the panorama for podcast and audiobook creators, yes, Studio One is a daw focused on music creation, but this doesn't limit it to this field, allowing another kind of creators and artists to experiment.

Cons

Much in sometimes is less, and that is notable in the reduced number of virtual instruments that Studio One has, if there is something negative to comment on this daw is the small number of native synthesizers it has, as well as its incompatibility with plug-ins below vst 2.

Reasons for Choosing Studio One

Alternatives of different monetary value or with features that Studio One maybe not have.

Reasons for Switching to Studio One

I wanted to try other daws

November 2021

Ken from Drumvale Records

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Music

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2021

Savvy and smart music producers use Studio One

I'm an audio engineer and producer, and I've been using Studio One for a few months now. I can say, without reservation, that it's the best DAW I've ever used. The interface is well designed and intuitive and the feature set is amazing, but what really sets it apart is the quality of the built-in effects and instruments. It's a powerful DAW tool that can be used for live performance, recording, composing, editing, mixing, mastering. It has a comprehensive set of features including monophonic and polyphonic tracks, MIDI sequencing, an intuitive interface with drag-and-drop functionality, and 4-band parametric EQs. Really impressive work!

Pros

- DDP import/export function for mastering. - The learning curve is much easier than the competition and the interface is designed to make your job easier. - Studio One supports unlimited audio and MIDI tracks, VST plugins, automation, unlimited busses, professional quality effects and instruments, MIDI editing with Auto Quantize, time compression/expansion with Tempo Sync.

Cons

- Studio One misses some popular plugins found in other DAWs.

Reasons for Switching to Studio One

In FL Studio, I always felt like I was fighting against the interface. Sure, it had some advantages over Studio One, but it wasn't worth it. The reason was that Studio One was so much more intuitive. When I learned the ropes in Studio One, I realized that it had some major advantages over FL Studio. In my opinion, this is a no-brainer decision. Studio One has a lot more features and functions that make the process of composing and recording music easier. The user interface is easy to use, making it a fantastic product for beginners.

June 2021

brien from Colgan Construction

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

good out of the box daw

Pros

its a good recording program. intuitive easy to use

Cons

setting up the program is continually difficult as it is with most DAWs. I ended up recording on a peice of hardware.

Reasons for Switching to Studio One

cubase's bus set up was over complicated.

December 2021

Ali Akbar from Garasi Ekspresi

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Music

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

December 2021

Excelent Software for Audio Editor

Studio one is the best DAW i ever used.

Pros

- workflow very easy - superb midi and audio editor - low cpu usage - nice GUI

Cons

- crash with some plugin - integration with another daw

Reasons for Switching to Studio One

Workflow and midi editing

May 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2021

Jack Of All Trades, and Master of Some

Overall, Studio One helps me compose songs, record them, edit them, and export them and it does it well enough that I’ve never felt the need to go back to any of the other DAWs I’ve used prior. I am a former Pro Tools and Logic user and while I love those programs as well the feature set here is inclusive enough and the general workflow is cohesive and user-friendly enough that I am happy I am using Studio One.

Pros

What keeps me in Studio One is their wide variety of features where it’s convenient and their depth of features where it counts. First off. The maturity of the feature set in editing, mixing, and general studio routing places this in the top class of linear DAWs for me. Like Pro Tools, Cubase, and Logic, Studio One remembers the “Audio Workstation” aspects of “Digital Audio Workstation,” and its mixing workflow and browser behavior has been streamlined very effectively over the years. I appreciate how many different “styles” of features they have incorporated outside of those core features as well. There really are a wide variety of features and it makes it very helpful to have at least basic versions of all these different workflows available. For my work, that means that Studio One can help with a song in so many ways from start to finish, with the editing and mixing of it being the most streamlined and well conceived. I credit this to their emphasis on pulling a large number of new features from submitted user ideas.

Cons

The only downsides (and they aren’t major) are non-“core” features lack a certain depth, and new features tend to go a number of cycles without improvements. As I mentioned in the “Pros” it is nice to have so many inventive features or features inspired by competitors such as Patterns, alternate Song Versions, Remote, NoteFX, Control Link, harmony editing, alternate arrangements, and complex Channel routing, but many of these features will go years without improvements past their first implementation. That isn’t to say they don’t work well- they just remain basic or unrefined for longer than some programs have, as if the team is spread very thin and just trying to enable lots and lots of new capabilities across all their software products. Luckily they have a fully featured no-hassle 30 day demo!

Reasons for Choosing Studio One

The convenient selection of mixing and editing tools was the biggest plus. I was able to learn those with very little tutorials as they tend to follow a common pattern in every section of the program. I was so impressed by that I decided to go for Studio One.

Reasons for Switching to Studio One

When I started doing more music and less dialogue/film editing I decided to look into DAWs that had a little more creative tools without going full-on Ableton Live. It was between Cubase, Logic, and Studio One and I tried Studio One on someone else’s recommendation. The mixing and editing toolset was so thoughtfully done that I pulled the trigger. It also had a much simpler and more reasonable update and maintenance system at the time (this was before Avid and Presonus both went to subscriptions).