I ‘think’ I’ve made a boo-boo.
Presonus have launched a free version of their Logic/Cubase bashing DAW – Studio One.
Studio One Free takes many of the features of its bigger brothers and opens the gates to a super simple upgrade path in a move that is clearly designed to tempt folks from the old guard workstations.
To get Studio One Free, simply download the Studio One installer from the free demo of Studio One Professional, test it thoroughly, and at any time—even after the demo times out—convert it into Studio One Free with a single click. Ready to buy Studio One Artist, Producer, or Professional? Convert Studio One Free into a paid version at any time, without having to reinstall.
Studio One Free is far more than a Garage Band clone and having been recent Studio One Professional users, the case for switching from Logic or Cubase et al, is compelling – especially if you upgrade to Pro to get features such as Melodyne & the mastering suite.
We switched from Cubase for those features, although we have since switched to Logic for the sheer volume of online support and some S1 stability issues (since fixed apparently).
With the main features of Logic Pro at £140 (minus Main Stage, Soundtrack and the larger sound library) and the lowest level Cubase elements at £84, choosing which DAW to go for is getting harder. Studio One Free may have just cut that problem down to size.
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