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Licensing model, crossgrade

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asked Apr 11, 2017 in Studio One 3 by arturgodlewski (600 points)
Hi there,

After using other popular DAW for the last 4 months I'm very interested in complementing my tool-set with (and maybe ultimately switching completely to) Studio One 3.x, because of its many strengths especially in terms of arranging and mixing, great flexible workflow and beautiful UI. So I have two questions:

- when taking advantage of the Crossgrade offer from other DAW, is the version of Studio One 3.x that I'm going to get a full-fledged Professional? The page says that it is (, but then the feature-set mentioned there is much more modest than that of 'regular' Professional (,

- how exactly the licensing model works? in Renoise it was explicitly said that e.g. buying at v3.3 I'd be eligible to free updates until v4.3, in Bitwig since v2.x you have 12 months of free updates and then pay to extend that for next 12 months, FL Studio gives you lifetime of free updates, while in Live you basically have no idea :) So, how is it with Studio One?

Kind regards,


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answered Apr 17, 2017 by vasilykorytov (7,930 points)
selected Apr 19, 2017 by AlexTinsley
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1. crossgrade is a way to buy pro edition with less money, so you will get a full-fledged pro.

2. up to this date, all major versions of s1 were paid upgrades. that is: if you buy a 3.x version, you will get all the 3.x updates for free, but version 4 will be a paid upgrade.