PreSonus Announces New Studio One 6.6 Update

DAW now offers direct upload to TuneCore as well as Apple Spatial Audio binaural monitoring and streamlined workflow enhancements.
TuneCore is now integrated in PreSonus Studio One 6.6.

PreSonus announces the release of Studio One 6.6, an update to its digital workstation that now offers direct upload to TuneCore as well as Apple Spatial Audio binaural monitoring and streamlined workflow enhancements.

In addition, there will be a new Hybrid subscription plan that will grant users a perpetual license to Studio One Professional Edition at the end of each 12-month subscription period.

TuneCore, a leading independent development and distribution platform for self-releasing artists, has integrated access to its services directly into the Studio One interface, giving users the option to upload their masters directly to TuneCore without leaving their DAW. 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.

“We’re delighted to partner with TuneCore on adding digital distribution to the Studio One production and mastering workflow,” says sArnd Kaiser, general manager, PreSonus Software. “Working closely with the fantastic team at TuneCore, we were able to drastically enhance the user experience by simplifying the distribution process for self-releasing artists, songwriters, producers, and small labels who want to stay independent. By combining distribution via TuneCore with the integrated mastering tools in Studio One, we are empowering our users to focus on what truly matters most: creating music.”

“As part of our ongoing mission to make artists’ lives easier, we are excited to partner with PreSonus to streamline the distribution process for Studio One users, allowing them to send their music to stores and streaming platforms as soon as they finish recording in their DAW, adds Andreea Gleeson, TuneCore CEO. “By eliminating artists’ need to reupload their music on a different platform from where it was created, we are enabling them to spend less time on administrative tasks and more time making music.”

In addition, Studio One 6.6 continues to expand its immersive recording and mixing capabilities by introducing Apple Spatial Audio monitoring within the native Dolby Atmos renderer. Available exclusively for Mac users, these new monitoring capabilities are designed to allow users to accurately reference mixes, providing a better representation of how their music will translate to Apple Music and Apple headphones. This feature includes head tracking and personalized profiles when used with compatible Apple headphones.

Other improvements include expanding the standard 5.1 and 7.1 formats with up to six additional top surround channels. All bed and object channels now provide dedicated mute and solo buttons inside the Dolby Atmos Renderer window.

Studio One will also be expanding its catalog of virtual instruments with the introduction of the Lead Architect, a new synthesizer designed for lead sounds that combines elements from modular analog and digital synths with field recordings. This hybrid instrument gives users the ability to blend three layers that can be finely tuned and combined with integrated audio and note effects. Lead Architect’s sound library has been sampled from rare hardware instruments and then post-processed using hardware effects processors and stompboxes to give them a unique edge.

Studio One+ Annual is now Studio One+ Hybrid, an option that rewards annual subscribers with a perpetual Studio One Pro license at the end of their subscription year. Users can access Studio One Pro’s core library of content, such as Ampire, samples, loops, and effects, along with their current version of Studio One Professional.

Tiered pricing:
Studio One+ Hybrid: $179.99 (USD)
Studio One+ Monthly: $19.99 (USD)
Studio One Pro Perpetual: $399.99 (USD)