I have Studio One 2 Producer but am interested in upgrading to the Professional version as there is a ½ off sale. The PreSonus web site says:” Professional gives you a 64-bit double-precision audio engine for superior sound quality”.
The Producer version has 32-bit Audio-processing resolution. (Not sure what that means)
Will I really notice a difference in sound quality over the Producer version?
Go for it.
It only goes on that big of a discount once in a while.
The 64 bit engine will give you more head room for mixes but you most likely will not hear a difference.
The biggies are:
1) The built in integrated Mastering Application.
2) Video sync support.
3) An included non trial version of Melodyne ( entry level)
Yes if you don't use video.
There are other (light) mastering solutions for about that price but you have to look at the integration/workflow value and whether or not you do the mastering step.
Many videos on the internet covering S1's mastering application.
And....if you use hardware effects processors at all.....Pipeline is a nice feature:
PC'S: HP XW6000 Dual 3.2GHz Intel Xeon, 8GB RAM WinXP SP2 HP 6005 Pro AMD Athalon X2 B24 3.0Ghz, 4GB RAM Win8 Pro Dell Latitude E6410 Laptop Intel i5 2.67Ghz 8GB RAM Win7 Pro x64 Audio Interfaces: Terratec EWS88MT PCI (2), Audiobox 1818VSL USB & Firestudio 26x26 Firewire, Line 6 PodXT, Roland GS-10, NI Rig Kontrol 3
Monitors: Yamaha HS50M's DAW: S1 3.2.1 Pro
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