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Studio One 5 warning - before you buy
Old 9th July 2020
Studio One 5 - warning before you buy

Studio One 5 will not allow you to even attempt to install it on anything before Windows 10 or OSX 10.13.6. The installer checks and will exit if your system doesn't meet Presonus' requirements.

Every other current version DAW runs great on Windows 8.1, and probably older OSX versions (no Mac here to test).

Before someone replies with the scripted answer, "but they state the minimum specs here" - yes, they do, but that is to minimize their support needs. As a former software developer, minimum specs are always well above the real minimums, just to save developers time and headaches dealing with amateur users.

Many users know this, which is why so many will ignore those specs - we know they aren't hard and fast, and often aren't even relevant (Win 8 vs 10), unless the application specifically restricts access, like Studio One 5's installer does. It is the only one I've come across that implements a restrictive installer.

Just a friendly heads-up.

Last edited by kdm; 9th July 2020 at 06:12 AM..
Old 9th July 2020
Interesting. All this internet stuff is getting way too hairy and weird for me.
Old 9th July 2020
Originally Posted by kdm View Post
Every other current version DAW runs great on Windows 8.1, and probably older OSX versions (no Mac here to test).
The latest version of Cubase doesn`t run great on older OSX versions. If you can endure a few crashes per session and the odd bug here and there, it`s still usable though, but you can forget about support from Steinberg.
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