New Toys: Presonus Studio One

The latest update to PreSonus Studio One, version 6.6, introduces a host of new features and enhancements, further solidifying its position as a leading digital audio workstation (DAW) for both Mac and PC users. With its 64-bit architecture and innovative tools for production, recording, mixing, and mastering, Studio One 6.6 substantially elevates workflow efficiency.

Key highlights of this update include seamless integration with TuneCore for direct uploads, support for Apple Spatial Audio binaural monitoring, and various workflow improvements. These additions empower creators to manage their projects, whether they're crafting music, podcasts, audiobooks, or other audio content, all within a user-friendly interface. 

Through a partnership with TuneCore, Studio One users can now upload their masters directly from the DAW. The collaboration between PreSonus and TuneCore aims to enhance the user experience by streamlining the distribution process, enabling artists, songwriters, producers, and small labels to maintain their independence while reaching a wider audience. As a promotional offering supporting the new partnership, Studio One+ subscribers joining TuneCore will receive an exclusive code for 50 percent off of Rising, Breakout, and Professional plans for their first year after signup.

Additionally, Studio One 6.6 enhances its immersive recording and mixing capabilities by introducing Apple Spatial Audio monitoring, compatible exclusively with Mac systems. This feature provides users with accurate mix references, enhancing the translation of their music to Apple Music and Apple headphones. With head tracking and personalized profiles for compatible Apple headphones, Studio One 6.6 offers a comprehensive solution for immersive audio mixing.

Further enhancements include the expansion of surround sound formats and the introduction of Lead Architect, a powerful synthesizer tailored for lead sounds. Combining elements from analog and digital synths with field recordings, Lead Architect offers a unique blend of textures and effects, enriching the user's sonic palette.

Also, Studio One+ is now Studio One+ Hybrid, a subscription option that rewards users with a perpetual Studio One Pro license at the end of their subscription year. This ensures continued access to Studio One Pro's core library of content, including Ampire, samples, loops, and effects. 

Overall, Studio One 6.6 reinforces its position as a versatile and comprehensive DAW, offering innovative features and seamless integration to support the creative process for musicians, producers, and audio professionals.

Pricing is tiered as follows: Studio One+ Monthly: $19.99; Studio One+ Hybrid: $179.99; Studio One Pro Perpetual: $399.99