PreSonus Studio One Free is – as you might expect – a free version of their Studio One DAW.
Here’s what PreSonus has to say about it:
Intended for beginners who don’t yet need the advanced features in Studio One Artist, Producer, and Professional, Studio One Free provides all of the recording and editing features needed for basic music production—and as its name implies, it’s free.
To use Studio One Free, download the Studio One installer, install, and then click on Run the Free Version when the activation dialog comes up. You can then immediately use Studio One Free, no Internet connection or user account is required, no product key is involved, and Studio One Free will not time out.
- Elegant single-window work environment
- Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
- Unlimited Audio and Instrument (MIDI) tracks
- Unlimited FX channels
- Two simultaneous inputs and outputs
- Unlimited inserts and sends per channel
- Single and multitrack comping
- Multitrack MIDI editing
- Track list with presets and mixing-console link
- Track Transform (advanced freezing capability)
- Content browser with search, user tabs, and preview player
- Automatic delay compensation
- Easy-to-use sidechain routing
- Presence virtual instrument with 100+ presets
- Most intuitive MIDI-mapping system available
- Real-time audio timestretching and resampling
- Compatible with any ASIO-, Windows Audio-, or Core Audio-compliant audio interface
- Works with key commands from Pro Tools, Cubase, and Logic—or create your own key commands
- 8 Native Effects audio-processing plug-ins:
- Beat Delay – Tempo-Synchronized Delay
- Channel Strip – Dynamics Processing and Equalizer
- Chorus – Mono/Stereo Chorus
- Flanger – Stereo/Mono Flanger
- MixVerb – Mono/Stereo Reverb
- Phaser – Stereo/Mono Phaser
- Red Light Distortion – Distortion Processor
- Tuner – Instrument Tuner
Note: Studio One Free was introduced at the end of last year, but is now available.
If you’ve used Studio One – in any of its versions – let us know what you think of it!