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PreSonus Studio One 4 Professional offers an integrated approach to recording music, from tracking to mixing to mastering and distribution. Featuring a flow oriented, drag-and-drop interface, the software is built for intuitive use, speed, and efficiency. The software includes the fully-licensed and integrated Melodyne Essential pitch correction plug-in, Red Book CD burning, and video playback and sync.
This latest version provides some substantial updates including chord tracks, ARA 2.0 support, updated pattern and drum editors, and updates to PreSonus's virtual instruments; Impact XT, Sample One XT, and Presence XT. Chord tracks feature harmonic editing, which makes it easier to prototype a song, allowing for flexibility in transposing, key modulation, and chord substitution. Audio Random Access (ARA) was developed in conjunction with Celemony for seamless integration with Melodyne Essential. The latest ARA 2.0 gives Melodyne and 3rd party plug-in developers access to the chord track and key signature used in harmonic editing.
The drum and pattern editors update the traditional step sequencing method by placing patterns inside of tracks. No longer will you have to open a sequencer within a sequencer, as all pattern data lives inside tracks on your arrangement page, allowing for fast and effective editing with the same ease as standard MIDI and audio tracks. What's more is that there are several per-step options including velocity editing, 10 levels of repeat for stutter effects, a probability algorithm that adds variety by selectively dropping out notes, and even per-step automation for all automatable parameters.
Studio One 4 is robust enough for the most complex productions, delivering full audio and MIDI recording and editing capabilities with 41 native effects plug-ins, 5 virtual instruments, and over 30GB of bundled content. There are no limits on track count, plug-in instantiations, or editing features. Studio One Professional 4 is compatible with any ASIO, Windows Audio, or Core Audio compliant audio interface, including the entire line of PreSonus interfaces.
What's new in Studio One 4 Professional
With flexible transposition, key modulation, and chord substitution for note data and audio, PreSonus Studio One 4 Professional's new Chord Track with Harmonic Editing feature makes it easy to prototype your songs. The Impact drum module has been supercharged and reincarnated as Impact XT, an advanced production environment for creating complete arrangements. The new Patterns feature brings step sequencing into the 21st century, offering you a quick and intuitive way to develop drum and percussion parts. Sample One XT transforms Sample One into not only a true sampler that can record audio from anywhere within Studio One, but also a powerful sample editor for slicing, dicing, and rearranging beats and loops.
Streamlined, best-of-both-worlds interface
There are two schools of DAW design. One mimics the traditional recording studio with virtual rack gear and a linear timeline reminiscent of a multitrack tape machine. This approach may seem counterintuitive to musicians who came along after the demise of analog recording. To them, a beat/loop-oriented approach is much more logical and productive. PreSonus Studio One 4 Professional seamlessly incorporates both these time-tested models into a streamlined interface that lets the user blend between them in a way that feels the most natural.
Studio One 4's Harmonic Editing is a breakthrough feature that redefines arranging. Based on a Chord Track for altering audio as well as note data, Harmonic Editing lets you quickly and easily try out new ideas, prototype compositions, and blow past writer's block. Instantly swap out a more harmonically rich chord for an existing triad. Make older parts follow a new and improved chord progression you just came up with. Harmonic Editing makes it happen. Instantly.
Much more than a simple track for note data, Chord Track works with Instrument Tracks and draft audio tracks for quick, efficient, multi-dimensional arranging and transpositions, making it a perfect songwriting partner. Chord Track makes it easy to try out harmonies and alternate chord progressions, modulate to different keys, and even explore the outlandish to sweep away creative cobwebs. To check out chord progressions on the fly, the intuitive Chord Selector makes it easy to change chords in real time right from your MIDI controller. Move chord data from a track to the Chord Track — which will automatically detect the chords you played — or from the Chord Track to other tracks.
Automatic Chord Detection
When inspiration for a new chord progression strikes, Studio One 4 Professional doesn't make you put your creativity on hold while you figure out what you've already played in order to add new parts. Built-in Automatic Chord Detection extracts chords from Audio or Instrument Tracks; just drag a part to the Chord Track to create a reference for Harmonic Editing. Easy-peasy.
PreSonus is committed to streamlining the music creation process and Harmonic Editing is key to this fluid, creative workflow synergy, along with the Arranger track (which makes it easy to rearrange song sections) and Scratchpads (which let you audition new ideas independently of existing work). All of this innovation makes Studio One an amazingly flexible platform for testing out new song ideas and polishing them into finished productions. And if you're collaborating with other musicians, Studio One’s new Create Lead Sheet option and improved integration with Notion 6.4 simplifies the printing of standard music notation.
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