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Studio One 3 Compatibility with macOS Catalina

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asked Jul 16 in Studio One 3 by toddgruel (190 points)
I see that other people are wondering about compatibility between pre-64 bit OS systems and Studio One. But those questions don't appear to be answered.

I am using Studio One 3 on macOS Catalina. I have actually yet to fully use Studio One to its full capacity; so if there are changes in functionality then it's likely that I wouldn't notice it. But I'm trying to establish an understanding of the underlying principles: will the program still fundamentally work the same in a 64-bit environment?  Or is an update needed?

If an update is needed, how does that work with PreSonus? What is the cost of an upgrade and does it affect earlier project files?

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answered Jul 18 by mattbennett1 (1,940 points)
Studio One 3 was designed for 64-bit Mac OS and the minimum OS is 10.8.5, which is the first Mac OS that is all 64-bit. I have used Studio One 1 (32-bit) in 10.13 High Sierra and in 10.7 Lion. The performance in Lion was excellent but suffered severely in High Sierra, but it did work. You could try downloading some of the free demo songs that have a decent amount of tracks and effects and see how they perform.

The cost of upgrading to the newest Studio One 5 varies based on what version you have and what version you upgrade to. Artist 3 to Artist 5 would cost you $50 while upgrading to Pro 5 from Artist is $300.

You will be able to open the old version 3 song/project files in Studio One 5, but not the other way around.
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