I’ve been spending some time over the recent weeks getting to know the PreSonus range of hardware and software. As some of you will know, my company, UCan Play, has just become an approved PreSonus educational reseller. As a company, we select the brands we work with really carefully. I have to say that I have been really impressed with PreSonus.
A large number of their products have caught my eye and, over the coming weeks, I’m going to starting writing about each one in a little more detail. Not a sales pitch, but rather a highlighting of the features that I think are important for those of us working in education.
First up, I’m going to have a look at the Studio One software that underpins the entire range of PreSonus products. This comes bundled with many of their mixing desks and audio interfaces, but can also be bought in different forms: Studio One Artist, Producer or Professional.
But the first thing to say, is that there is a fantastic free product for you to download and play with. Studio One Free is a fully functional and amazingly equipped digital audio workstation (DAW) built around a new 64-bit audio engine. There are no limitations and there is no expiration date. It provides all of the recording and editing features needed for basic music production. It has a single-window, integrated environment for musical production with the smooth, drag-and-drop workflow that distinguishes Studio One from other DAWs, allows an unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks, has no limitations on plug-in instantiations, comes with eight high-quality PreSonus Native Effects™ plug-ins, offers multitrack comping; and performs real-time time-stretching and tempo-following. You can see a full list of features in Studio One Free here. Continue reading