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Studio One 5 Professional Crossgrade (from any DAW)

DAW by PreSonus

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Create Without Boundaries. Produce Without Limits. Perform Without Fear.

How to Qualify for this Crossgrade

In order to qualify for this crossgrade, you must own one of the following DAWs. Please note that Free/Lite/Trial versions of these DAWs do NOT qualify. It must be a purchased or equivalent version.

  • Cubase 9 or higher 
  • Pro Tools 11 or higher
  • Nuendo 8 or higher
  • Logic Pro 9 or higher
  • Sonar X2 or higher
  • Live 9 or higher
  • Digital Performer 9 or higher
  • Acid Pro 9 or higher
  • Reason 10 or higher
  • Reaper 5 or higher
  • Samplitude Pro X4 or higher
  • Mixcraft 8 or higher
  • FL Studio 12 or higher
  • Bitwig Studio 2 or higher
  • Tracktion Waveform 10 or higher
  • Notion 6

The full version of Studio One 5 Professional and the following upgrades and crossgrades are also available:

From studio to stage to stream, Studio One 5 is your creative partner, production assistant, online publisher, mastering suite, and bandmate. No other DAW lets you compose, record, produce, mix, master, and perform... all from a single application with an intuitive, time-saving drag-and-drop workflow.

Studio One is the only DAW that lets you record, produce, compose, mix, master, publish, and perform from a single intuitive interface—and its drag-and-drop workflow will supercharge your creativity. Loaded with world-class virtual instruments and effects that keep your imagination flowing, Studio One is a robust creative tool for songwriters and arrangers thanks to its Chord Track and Harmonic Editing, allowing you to quickly audition new harmony and chord structures in Instrument Tracks and even Audio Tracks. Composers will find a wealth of tools including score editing and printing in traditional, drum, and tablature notation as well as in Sound Variations, which let you manage articulations for even the most complex orchestral libraries. The built-in Project Page handles all of your mastering needs, and when your EP or podcast is done, you can publish directly to SoundCloud without leaving the application. When it comes time to perform, use Studio One’s Show Page live on-stage or on-stream to leverage your studio tracks as backing tracks; play virtual instruments live; use the third-generation Ampire live to re-create your studio guitar tones; and Studio One Native Effects to process your live vocals. Loop or repeat any section of your performance on the fly via Studio One Remote or your favourite controller. You can create, rearrange, and reimagine your entire setlist, show after show. All from Studio One. 

Wherever Sound Takes You

Record, produce, compose, mix, master, and perform all from a single, intuitive application. Designed with ease of use at its core, Studio One® 5 is your creative partner from studio to stage. The Start Page provides what you need to begin your creative process, including a dashboard with all your songs, projects, and shows, plus a personalized user profile that allows you to add custom metadata to all your creations. 

Open the Song Page and you’ll find everything you need to record, compose, edit, produce, and mix with a complete set of virtual instruments, effects, groundbreaking arrangement tools, and a new advanced Score View based on PreSonus’ award-winning Notion notation application. Integrate your external instruments with the drag-and-drop ease of a virtual instrument. Next, assemble and master your masterpiece in the Project Page. Projects and Songs are linked, so you know the mix you’re mastering is always up to date. 

And when you’re ready to hit the stage, Studio One is right there with you. New in Version 5, the Show Page lets you add backing tracks, virtual instruments, and plug-in effects to your live instruments with an easy-to-use Setlist that lets you sculpt your performance and change your show each night or do a quick edit on the fly when inspiration strikes. The standard for end-to-end production, only Studio One 5 seamlessly moves with you from initial inspiration to full production, final mix to mastered album, digital release to stage production… and lets you truly create without boundaries.

The Original Drag-and-Drop Interface

Studio One pioneered the drag-and-drop workflow that continues to be a guiding principle in our design philosophy. Audio loops, virtual instruments, plug-in effects and even presets can all be dragged into your session from Studio One’s innovative Browser. Copy FX Chains from one channel to another simply by dragging and dropping. Convert MIDI to audio or audio to MIDI, just by drag and drop. New Clip Gain Envelopes let you polish performances or remove glitches with adding a plug-in to your effects chain. Ease of use is at the heart of Studio One, so you’ll work faster than ever before.

Composition Done Right

Modern composers need tools that let them incorporate electronic elements with traditional scoring. The new Score View in Studio One merges the best features of PreSonus’ award-winning notation software, Notion, into Studio One 5. You can view multiple staves at once to work on voicing, or just one track at a time. Use the score symbol palette to change dynamics, add trills, tremolos, and more during playback. And you can pick your Musical Editor View per-track, so you can switch between the Score View, Drum View, and the conventional Piano Roll View to suit your needs on a per-track basis - or, look at the same note data in different Views all at the same time, offering rare flexibility not often found in the digital audio world.

Produce Without Limits

Forget laborious transposition, cutting, pasting, and moving when arranging. With Scratch Pads to test out arrangements, an Arranger track that makes moving sections of songs around as easy as moving parts and groundbreaking Harmonic Editing—the most flexible implementation ever—no other program can approach the ease of arranging and songwriting that Studio One 5 delivers. Inspiring virtual instruments and unique Multi Instruments let you create your own unique library of sounds. And with the brand new Aux Inputs, your hardware synths, drum machines, and groove boxes can become an easily-incorporated part of your production. So dust off that TX81Z or Portastudio and put them back to work.

Analogue Mixing with Digital Ease

With a completely redesigned suite of effects plug-ins, Studio One 5 supercharges your mixing. Any plug-in with an input drive now features a State Space-modeled analogue input drive stage to add just the right amount of grit and warmth when you need it. Studio One Professional’s unique Pipeline XT plug-in lets you use your beloved collection of boutique, vintage, and classic analogue signal processors as easily as software plug-ins.

The Channel Editor lets you create complex effects chains including the Splitter tool that lets you run multiple plug-ins in parallel on a single channel. Mix Engine FX support State Space models of classic analogue consoles that affect your mix across channels on any bus, collectively. This isn’t a stereo bus plug-in, this is multi-source processing that creates vintage-inspired artefacts like true console crosstalk, analogue noise, and input gain saturation.

Perform Without Fear

Studio One 5 takes you from the studio to the stage or stream with its new Show Page. Create a Setlist using songs you’re already created in Studio One, incorporating a mix of live instruments, pre-recorded tracks, and virtual instruments. Each song in the Setlist can have its own unique instrumentation. Songs in your set can be rearranged on the fly using drag-and-drop, and elements from your Song files can be added to your Show via simple copy-and-paste or direct export. When it’s showtime, turn on the clean Performance view with a large meter and customizable, real-time controls over the parameters you want to adjust in real-time while on stage. Your studio sound is larger than life—now your stage persona can be, too.

Master Mastering

Studio One Professional is the only DAW that links songs and stems with finished, mastered Projects. Transfer mixes or mixed stems to the Project page for mastering—but if you hear anything you need to change, simply jump back into the Song and make your tweaks; the revised version updates with a single click so you can continue mastering without losing any previous work. Use Studio One Native Effects and your favourite third-party plug-ins to provide the final EQ, dynamics, and imaging control you need to create a professional sound.

You’ll also find analysis tools, like spectrum analysis, M/S-processing, K-System and EBU loudness metering, phase meter, expandable level meter, and oscilloscope to provide visual confirmation to what you hear, as well as help with conformance to existing broadcast and duplication standards. Apply processing to individual tracks or the entire collection, to take your masters to the next level. And when your masterpiece is ready, you’ll find DDP export, CD burning, and direct upload to Soundcloud and PreSonus Sphere options to share your mastered recordings with your clients and collaborators - or release your albums to the world.


  • The only DAW that lets you compose, record, produce, mix, master, and perform all from a single, intuitive application.
  • Perform live with Studio One! Use your recorded assets to bring your album sound to the live show; play virtual amps live; sequence and re-arrange your setlist.
  • An intuitive single-window work environment with quick and easy drag-and-drop functionality and multi-touch support.
  • Unlimited audio and instrument tracks, advanced automation features, virtual instruments, buses, and FX channels.
  • Console Shaper emulates the sound of an analogue console with control overdrive, noise, and even true channel crosstalk, thanks to Mix Engine FX’s cross-channel processing.
  • Pristine sound quality with native 64-bit resolution and support for up to 384 kHz audio.
  • Integrated mastering suite with automatic mix updating, DDP, Redbook CD burning, and digital release.
  • Integrated online Cloud Services including the PreSonus Shop, PreSonus Exchange, and bi-directional SoundCloud integration.
  • Chord Track manipulates audio and note data of any or all tracks for Harmonic Editing and song prototyping.
  • Five powerful virtual instruments including:
    • Impact XT drum sampler
    • Presence XT virtual sample-player
    • Mai Tai polyphonic analogue modelling synthesizer
    • Mojito monophonic subtractive synthesizer
    • Sample One XT live sampler and sample editor
  • Patterns allow for intuitive drum and melody composition via familiar drum machine/sequencer style UI.
  • Score View for traditional notation.
  • Easily integrate external hardware with new Aux Inputs or Pipeline XT; sync Studio One to external hardware with MTC support.
  • Store and recall entire Mixer Scenes.
  • AAF support for easy song/session exchange with other applications for collaboration (Pro Tools, Logic, Nuendo, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, and more).
  • Arranger Track with innovative Scratch Pads.
  • Build unique sounds with Multi-Instrument and Extended FX Chains.
  • Presence XT virtual sample-player instrument (14 GB library included) and Mai Tai polyphonic analogue modelling synth with character morphing and modulation matrix.
  • VCA Faders that act as group faders for any number of tracks.
  • Integrated Melodyne Essentials 5 pitch and timing editor with Chord Track integration.
  • Integrated online Cloud Services include the PreSonus Shop, PreSonus Sphere, PreSonus Exchange, and unique bi-directional SoundCloud integration.
  • Integrated mastering suite with automatic mix updating, DDP, Redbook CD burning, and digital release.
  • 37 Native Effects with freshly redesigned UI, 5 virtual instruments, 4 Note FX, plus 64-bit AU, VST2, VST3, and ReWire support.
  • Use Pro Tools, Cubase, Sonar, and Logic shortcut key commands or create your own.
  • Compatible with ASIO-, Windows Audio-, and Core Audio-compliant audio interfaces.


What’s New in Version 5.2:

  • Live arranging with Arranger Track
  • Arranger and Chord Tracks on Show Page
  • Extended sound variations support
  • Score Editor: guitar tablature and drum notation
  • Note editor tool improvements
  • PreSonus Sphere Workspaces integration
  • Improved tempo detection
  • Splitter tool improvements
  • External Instruments transform
  • Safety and recovery options


  • 64-bit floating-point WAV recording and export
  • Advanced Audio Editing
  • Advanced Grouping
  • ARA 2.0 support (+custom integration)
  • Arranger Track
  • Articulations and Key Switch Editing
  • Audio Batch Converter
  • Automatic latency compensation
  • Aux Channels
  • Browser Window
  • Built-in Shop
  • Chord Track and Harmonic Editing
  • Clip Gain Envelopes
  • Comping Tools
  • Console Control
  • Cue Mix
  • Customizable User Interface
  • Drag-and-Drop Workflow
  • Dropout Protection for Low-Latency Monitoring
  • Easy Sidechain Routing
  • Editable Folder Tracks
  • Event-based Effects
  • Exchange Community
  • Extended FX Chains
  • High-DPI Graphics
  • High-Resolution Note Editing
  • Track and Event Inspector Views
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Layers and Takes
  • Listen Bus
  • Macro Controls
  • Marker Track
  • Mix Console
  • Mixer Scenes
  • MTC/MMC Synchronization
  • Multitrack Drum Editing
  • MIDI Note Actions
  • MIDI Note Controller Support
  • MIDI Note Editor
  • Notion® Integration
  • Plug-in Manager
  • Podcast Macros and Templates
  • Pre-Record
  • Project Page
  • Publication and Distribution Functions
  • Retrospective Record
  • RMS/peak metering for all channels
  • Scratch Pads
  • Side-by-Side Editors
  • Smart Tools
  • Song Page
  • Soundcloud™ Direct Export
  • Start Page
  • Studio One Remote
  • Supported Audio Formats
  • Tempo Track and Tempo Detection
  • Third-party plugin support (AU, VST2, VST3, and Rewire)
  • Time Lock/Edit Lock
  • Track Transform
  • Transient Detection with Editable Markers
  • Unlimited Tracks
  • User-definable shortcuts and Macros
  • Versatile Import/Export Format Support
  • Video Import/Export/Player

Included Effects & Add-Ons

  • Acoustic Drum Kits and Loops
  • Ampire
  • Analog Delay
  • Arpeggiator
  • Arranger Track
  • Autofilter
  • Beat Delay
  • Binaural Pan
  • Bitcrusher
  • Channel Strip
  • Chorder
  • Chorus
  • Compressor
  • Console Shaper
  • Control Link
  • Drum Editor
  • Dual Pan
  • Electronic Audioloops
  • Electronic Kits and Musicloops
  • Expander
  • Fat Channel XT
  • Flanger
  • Gate
  • Groove Delay
  • Groove Extraction
  • Impact XT
  • Impact XT Core Library
  • Input Filter
  • IR Maker
  • Level Meter
  • Limiter2
  • Mai Tai Poly-Synth
  • Mastering Tools
  • Melodyne Essentials
  • Mix Engine FX
  • Mixtool Utilities
  • MixVerb®
  • Mojito Subtractive-Synth
  • Multi Instruments Sampler
  • Multiband Dynamics
  • MIDI Note FX
  • Note Repeat
  • OpenAIR Reverb
  • Patterns Step Sequencer
  • Pedalboard
  • Phase Meter
  • Phaser
  • Pipeline XT Signal Processor
  • Presence XT Poly-Sample Player
  • Presence XT core library
  • Prime Selection Loops and Sounds
  • Producer Loops and Kits
  • Pro EQ2
  • RedlightDist™
  • Repeater
  • Room Reverb
  • Rotor Cabinet
  • Sample One XT
  • Scope Oscilloscope
  • Score Editor
  • Spectrum Meter
  • Studio One Expansion
  • Studio One FX
  • Studio One Impulse Responses
  • Studio One Instruments Vol 1 and 2
  • Studio One Musicloops Vol 1 and 2
  • Tone Generator
  • Tricomp™
  • Tuner
  • Ueberschall Impact Drums
  • VCA faders
  • Vengeance Sound Loops
  • Voodoo One Synth Soundset
  • X-Trem

System Requirements

Studio One® is a modern, cross-platform DAW that is capable of operating as a 64-bit application. While Presonus make every effort to ensure Studio One will run well on the widest variety of computers possible, please read these specifications carefully to determine compatibility with your system.


  • Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • Intel Core™ i3/AMD A10 processor or better
  • Minimum 4GB RAM / Recommended 8GB or more
  • Internet connection (needed for installation, activation, and Cloud, Shop, and Exchange integration)
  • Monitor with 1366 x768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)
  • Multi-touch enabled monitor is required for touch operation
  • Content Storage:
    • 40 GB free hard drive space (Studio One Professional)
    • 20 GB free hard drive space (Studio One Artist)


  • macOS 10.13 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel Core™ i3 or better
  • Apple M1 processor supported with Rosetta 2
  • Minimum 4GB RAM / Recommended 8GB or more
  • Internet connection (needed for installation, activation, and Cloud, Shop, and Exchange integration)
  • Monitor with 1366 x768 resolution (Retina display recommended)
  • Multi-touch enabled monitor with TUIO support is required for touch operation
  • Content Storage:
    • 40 GB free hard drive space (Studio One Professional)
    • 20 GB free hard drive space (Studio One Artist)

Studio One Remote for iPad

  • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation)
  • iOS 10 or later

Studio One Remote for Android

  • Android™ tablet running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) or higher
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024x768

Studio One Remote for Windows

  • Compatible with Microsoft Surface 3 (and higher) and Surface Pro 2 (and higher)
  • Windows 10, or later (Windows RT not supported)
  • 2 GB RAM minimum (4 GB RAM or more recommended).
  • Tablet must be x86-compatible (not ARM-based).

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