PreSonus Studio One 4 Now Available, Here’s What’s New

PreSonus Studio One 4, a major update to the company’s DAW, is now available.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Studio One 4 Professional’s new Harmonic Editing makes it easier to try out harmonies, transpositions, and chord progressions.
  • The Chord Track goes far beyond a simple chord track for note data, working with instrument tracks and audio tracks for fast, efficient, multi-dimensional arranging and transposition.
  • A Chord Selector makes it easy to experiment with new chord patterns and ideas.
  • Built-in chord detection extracts chords from audio or instrument tracks.
  • Studio One Patterns, found in all editions of Studio One 4, integrate with Instrument Parts and automation, offering many more expressive possibilities than typical step sequencers. Patterns can live side-by-side with conventional Instrument Parts on the same track.
  • Studio One 4’s Musical Editor adds deeper editing features, speeds up the editing workflow, and simplifies recurring tasks. A streamlined Drum Editor enables editing drum parts as fast as you can think. Control over note events is greatly enhanced. Note event editing options also have been updated and extended. The powerful Macro system now offers added flexibility.
  • Impact XT adds more than 20 new features, transforming the Impact drum module into a complete production environment for beats and loops. Sample One XT features a wealth of synthesis-type options. In addition, you can drag-and-drop samples between Sample One XT and Impact XT and exchange samples with instruments like Presence XT using a common exchange file format.
  • PreSonus worked with Celemony on the original Audio Random Access (ARA) spec that allows for seamless integration with Melodyne. Studio One 4 is ready for ARA 2.0, which provides access to data from multiple tracks. Version 4 also eases the process of switching from other DAWs to Studio One by supporting AAF (Advanced Authoring Format) for data exchange with Pro Tools, Logic, Nuendo, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, and more.


  • Studio One 4 Professional $399.95
  • Studio One 4 Artist $99.95.

Upgrades and crossgrades are also available.See the PreSonus site for details.

11 thoughts on “PreSonus Studio One 4 Now Available, Here’s What’s New

    1. says the guy pirating the software and not actually supporting the development. sickening hipocrisy.

    2. Love to see you record and mix a 30 piece orchestra with it…If you are not sat alone in your bedroom making EDM you may need a different tool….

        1. it sure is ideal for the teenagers. but the whole trap subgenre uses almost exclusively fl and some of the beatmakers are making bank, with trap seeping into mainstream, to name just one example.
          fl still carries the stigma exactly because its omnipresent and some of the kinds using it make more money then you or i will ever see. namedropping it randomly like some people too is kinda pathetic and gives it a bad name, i will admit.

    1. this is a bummer for sure. you can look into the ctrlr editor that loads as a vst. i run my sysex rack synths that way. the software is finnicky but gives any daw sysex capabilities. there are a bunch of panels to download too so chances are you can find your gear.

  1. And still no MPE and NKS support nor any news on better controller support for several popular devices often requested on the forums.

  2. i returned to fl after more than a decade, just to play around with on the mac. it has lost some of its simple charm and is also obtuse in some ways. still i like the linear sequencer and the offset options in each track.
    macOS version is a huge thing, betting it will bring in tons more revenue which is well deserved.

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