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Why do you like Studio One?

Discussion in 'Studio One' started by audiokid, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    More and more people are checking out PreSonus Studio One. Here is a recent article. Feel welcome to share why you like or dislike this software?

    Studio One is First Call for Megadeth's David Ellefson

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    Phoenix, AZ - September 2014... When he's not working with metal giants Megadeth, internationally acclaimed bassist David Ellefson keeps busy with an impressive range of his own projects. His DAW of choice for these projects is easy-to-use PreSonus® Studio One® Professional.

    "To be honest, I have been somewhat 'DAW-dumb,' mainly because I never invested a lot of money into an elaborate home studio," Ellefson observes. "I did it years ago but it seemed like by the time I got done with an 18-month world tour, everything I'd bought was completely obsolete."

    As Ellefson points out, nothing sucks the creative juices faster than getting mired down in a complex user interface. "I just like to sit down, write, and get ideas right into the computer with the least amount of effort possible. I find that as soon as I start getting into the engineering mindset, my musical ideas are gone, and then I end up frustrated and walk away with nothing. So for me, the simpler the better."

    Recently, Ellefson used Studio One to record the audio-book version of his autobiography, My Life with Deth: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock and Roll. He has also provided narration for the documentary Battlefield of the Mind, which addresses the tragic circumstances of homeless veterans and those with PTSD.
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    Of course, Ellefson has also been busy sketching out musical ideas, using Studio One with his PreSonus AudioBox™ USB recording system. Besides working on material for the upcoming Megadeth album, he's been collaborating with UK songwriter/producer Johnny Wore Black and working on new material for Phoenix band F5. Studio One's intuitive browser and drag-and-drop workflow make it easy for him to quickly add bass lines to project files sent via the Internet, and the program's impressive lineup of high-quality plug-ins enables him to easily shape his sound without overthinking it.

    "[Studio One] looks great, it's simple, and it's easy to navigate, and for me that's what it's all about," he concludes. "I'm not an engineer. I am a songwriter, a musician, and a bass player. I want to plug in and play and get my ideas down easily and painlessly. If you have to stop and go looking for things, your focus is away from your music. Having it all right there on a single screen, with all the tools at your disposal, allows me to stay in a creative place. For me, Studio One is my go-to DAW."
  2. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    I do have Studio One, it came with my Presonus VSL preamp... but, I haven't installed it.

    I do, however, use the Fat Channel GUI - which also came with the VSL - the preamps, GUI and processing are the exact same that come with the Studio/Live console... I do like the ability to record with GR if I want, as well as monitoring effects without printing them.

    I'm sure it's a decent platform, but honestly, since I started using Samplitude, I've really stopped looking for any other platforms, and, I've also stopped using the other platforms I have on my system - PT, Sonar - *

    *...with the exception of Harrison MixBus, which has it's own unique texture and sound, and is well-suited for straight up "analog" style mixing...
    it's not really a great editor - for that matter, I wouldn't even consider it to be a good editor - and, it doesn't have any midi implementation, either... But then again, it really isn't intended for that type of workflow... it was designed to act as a mixing platform, using a virtual version of a 32 Series console, so I didn't really expect it to act like other DAWs. It is what it is. ;) )

    How would you rate Studio One, Chris?
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I've never used it.

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