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grantsawisky
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Hello,
I am strongly considering purchasing Studio one 2 professional version. I have downloaded the demo and like the overall product but find the instruments included with the demo lacking. There are very few presets (180) with the Presence synth and the quality is a little lacking.

I've tried the Cubase 7.5 demo and the presets are great! I was quite disappointed by the ones included with Studio one

I was wondering if the full professional version of Studio one 2 has more and better presets for the included virtual instruments. This certainly is a deal killer for me if there isn't. Certainly, I could purchase some extra instruments (Konkat, etc) but I'd feel a little ripped off if i had to pay extra for some decent sounds.

Can anyone offer their opinion on this?

thank.s

grantsawisky
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just another thought.

I've read most of the Studio one v1 reviews and all of them indicate the included virtual instruments are substandard.

This makes me even more concerned given how poor the instruments are with the studio one 2 demo. Maybe this is still an issue. Unfortunately, all the reviews of Studio one 2 only touch on the new features rather than reviewing the program as a whole so I can't really get a sense if this issue has been addressed.

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cristofe
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I was wondering if the full professional version of Studio one 2 has more and better presets for the included virtual instruments.


No.

I've tried the Cubase 7.5 demo and the presets are great! I was quite disappointed by the ones included with Studio one


Cubase has been around much longer and also costs more. Furthermore, IMHO, the included VST FX in Cubase are not as good as
those in Studio One. Quite frankly tho I have never chosen a cake based on just the icing. For me anyway it's all about ergonomics and
workflow. I used various versions of Cubase and Nuendo for years before switching to Studio One. The included plugins, (or lack thereof),
did not in any way factor into my decision.

This certainly is a deal killer for me if there isn't.


Too bad then. You'll be missing out on one great DAW.......and community.

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salvadoredelle
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just like any DAW you can get 3rd party plug ins and instruments... there are tons of them and good ones too... I would also keep using cubase in tandem with Studio One... I use 5 different DAWS depending on the project...
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CTStump
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cristofe wrote:
I was wondering if the full professional version of Studio one 2 has more and better presets for the included virtual instruments.


No....


I respectfully disagree, the extra content includes some pretty decent presets here the list:

Acoustic Drum kits
Studio one Electric Pianos and Organs
Studio One Expansion
Studio One Instruments Vol 1 and 2
Studio One Piano
Uberschall Impact Drums
Vengeance Sound
Vintage Keys
Voodoo One Synth Sound Set

This all comes will the Full version as extra Content. There is a LOT of usable presets here in my opinion not to mention Presence loads SF2 files and Impact loads waves fairly easily. If it was all that I had I would be more than satisfied however Presence needs to be updated away from Disk streaming to be more efficient.
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grantsawisky
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Thank you for the responses.

The professional demo, understandably, obviously does not have the complete selection of presets. I'd suggest the developers make this clear on the webpage of sometime during the install process because without these responses from the community, I'd have stopped considering Studio one.

Take care.
grantsawisky
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In case anyone cares, I ordered Studio one 2 pro today. Thanks for the help, it was instrumental in making my decision. Hopefully, the mailman doesn't doddle.


matthewgorman
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Why wait for the mailman? If you have a license key, load that in the demo software, and download the added content now.
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cristofe
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CTStump wrote:
cristofe wrote:
I was wondering if the full professional version of Studio one 2 has more and better presets for the included virtual instruments.


No....


I respectfully disagree, the extra content includes some pretty decent presets here the list:

Acoustic Drum kits
Studio one Electric Pianos and Organs
Studio One Expansion
Studio One Instruments Vol 1 and 2
Studio One Piano
Uberschall Impact Drums
Vengeance Sound
Vintage Keys
Voodoo One Synth Sound Set

This all comes will the Full version as extra Content. There is a LOT of usable presets here in my opinion not to mention Presence loads SF2 files and Impact loads waves fairly easily. If it was all that I had I would be more than satisfied however Presence needs to be updated away from Disk streaming to be more efficient.


Ok, I answered that question a bit too literally. My bad. The OP was talking about presets and that threw me. Studio One Pro doesn't come with more presets automatically installed. As CT pointed out, the extra content must be downloaded and installed.

just like any DAW you can get 3rd party plug ins and instruments... there are tons of them and good ones too... I would also keep using cubase in tandem with Studio One... I use 5 different DAWS depending on the project...


And that's really where my response came from......personally I don't much use the Presonus soundsets or fx plugins as I already
have my own go to plugins. I know tho that there are a lot guys using nothing but.

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Monitors: Yamaha HS50M's

DAWS/VST Hosts: S1 Professional, Plogue Bidule, Xlutop Chainer, Sieb VSTHost & Savihost

Hardware Synthesizers: Roland SH-32 & XV-3080 RedSound Darkstar XP2, Novation X-Station, Yamaha AN200, M-Audio Venom

Hardware Controllers: JL Cooper CS-10 Control Surface, Yamaha EZ-EG, Dillion Les Paul style acoustic electric guitar with Roland GK-3 pickup and GI-20 converter.

The Rest: Guitars, Amps, Stompboxes, Mics, Outboard Gear, VST plugins...too much to list!
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grantsawisky
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matthewgorman wrote:Why wait for the mailman? If you have a license key, load that in the demo software, and download the added content now.


I may in fact go ahead with the download order from Presonus. I thought I was getting a good deal from my local music shop but after shipping and insurance the price is only $30 less. I'd prefer to order direct from the company that way they get more for their product.

I'll see if I can cancel the order.

Mostwest
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Studio one's Presence just sucks, quality is too low and every preset sound blurred. Get 3rd party vsti.
grantsawisky
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Mostwest wrote:Studio one's Presence just sucks, quality is too low and every preset sound blurred. Get 3rd party vsti.


I wasn't very impressed with Presence but the Kontakt bundle sounds awesome. That should make up for it.
 
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