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Thoughts on trying Studio One Demo and Future Feature Plans?
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efflux
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I've been trying Studio One and I'm very impressed with this DAW. I've been through several recently because I want to move away from Logic. Studio One works and it's easy to use. These are key factors before you get to anything else.

However, there is one area where I think Studio One needs to be a bit better to make a move from other DAWs in particular Logic and Cubase and I don't know what the future plans are. To be a good replacement for Logic or Cubase Studio One could be a bit better for composing and hooking up MIDI hardware. There are two things I found to be lacking for my own personal use:

I have synths that use system exclusive MIDI and a Moog Voyager which uses 14 bit MIDI. Those don't integrate so well with Studio One. Are there any plans to improve Studio One in this area?

I also think the piano roll is visually a bit poor. I like that is has the layering for editing. However, why are the notes a darker colour than the regions but most importantly, in many DAWs the note colour is velocity or that can be selected. In Bitwig they have made it so that the note colour is the region colour and note velocity is the shade of that colour. In Logic you can select whether the note is coloured for velocity, MIDI channel or region colour depending on your editing needs. At present, Studio One piano roll isn't as visually clear as it could be which actually makes moving from logic less appealing.

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Mostwest
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Man stay with Logic, i start using s1 on december 2012 until now they fixed only little bugs here and there. Version 3 will not come soon.
That my opinion:

PRO
-music loops features
-workflow clear and userfriendly
-mixer is clear
-drag & drop everything, you can also drag & drop pizza to your table!
-melodyne ara
-transform features back & forth midi-audio or audio-audio
-Delay compensation is really solid never heard something like that

CON
-automations system sucks, no bezier curve just straight lines, sometimes skips point when duplicate
-no mixer undo/redo
-midi lacks of professional features
-from version 2.5 (december 2012) they made 5 updates but they only fix small bugs, we need version 3 with major updates
-some people complain about apperance and colors


S1 is really fast but logic and cubase have more features. Really depends on your style and workflow.
mwright137
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Studio One is on version TWO. Where's Logic? 9? Cubase? Give me a break, Mostwest.

One clue for what might possibly be coming down the road was the recent acquisition of Notion by PreSonus. If they follow suit with their acquisition of Nimbit, look for some kind of tight integration with Studio One in the future. You can already Rewire Notion. Imagine the possibilities if this becomes integrated the way Melodyne is.

And with Notion, everything is MIDI. To me, that would be a perfect time for them to improve their MIDI capabilities.

This is all just my opinion, though. Only the future will tell...

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Mostwest wrote:Man stay with Logic, i start using s1 on december 2012 until now they fixed only little bugs here and there. Version 3 will not come soon.
That my opinion:

PRO
-music loops features
-workflow clear and userfriendly
-mixer is clear
-drag & drop everything, you can also drag & drop pizza to your table!
-melodyne ara
-transform features back & forth midi-audio or audio-audio
-Delay compensation is really solid never heard something like that

CON
-automations system sucks, no bezier curve just straight lines, sometimes skips point when duplicate
-no mixer undo/redo
-midi lacks of professional features
-from version 2.5 (december 2012) they made 5 updates but they only fix small bugs, we need version 3 with major updates
-some people complain about apperance and colors


S1 is really fast but logic and cubase have more features. Really depends on your style and workflow.


Until you pay for it you should probably move along.
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Until you pay for it you should probably move along.


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efflux
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mwright137 wrote:Studio One is on version TWO. Where's Logic? 9? Cubase? Give me a break, Mostwest.

One clue for what might possibly be coming down the road was the recent acquisition of Notion by PreSonus. If they follow suit with their acquisition of Nimbit, look for some kind of tight integration with Studio One in the future. You can already Rewire Notion. Imagine the possibilities if this becomes integrated the way Melodyne is.

And with Notion, everything is MIDI. To me, that would be a perfect time for them to improve their MIDI capabilities.

This is all just my opinion, though. Only the future will tell...


I've seen that about Notion and this direction is a good one because Logic and Cubase have a numbler of problems compared to Studio One in other areas but MIDI and composing features are quite strong in these apps. However, Logic has become quite weak in some areas of it's piano roll. Working with multiple regions at once is next to useless now. Studio One has that bit sorted.

However, Studio One is currently coming in second place in the list of all the DAWs I'm testing. I want one with decent audio and MIDI. Reaper has that. It lacks all the sound banks, sampler etc and doesn't have integrated Melodyne but it does have very good MIDI capability now. It does have a steeper learning curve. Once learnt though, it's quite easy. Studio One is the easiest DAW to use by far but to compete with MIDI or score heavy feature apps it needs at least a better piano roll and some more MIDI capability like sysex or 14 bit.

So far though, Studio One is very impressive. Even Reaper has been around a lot longer. I'm just saying that if Studio One had better MIDI I would probably choose to use it.

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