PreSonus has released Studio One 5.0 for macOS and Windows, adding ‘a powerful, fully integrated, live performance environment capable of running complete shows from a single computer’.

‘With a dedicated full-screen performance view, adaptive real-time controls and a large meter, running a show is simple and reliable, whether you’re playing with backing tracks, controlling virtual instruments, running plug-ins as a virtual effects rack, or all three at the same time,’ the company promises.

TPreSonus Studio One 5.0he Show Page combines playback of backing tracks with patch management for virtual and real instrument players inside a single window. Studio One Song channel strips, mixdowns and virtual instrument patches can be directly exported to the Show, simplifying set-up. Setlist items can be rearranged and skipped on the fly.

Composers and arrangers can use Studio One 5’s new Score View for the Note Editor. Based on PreSonus’ Notion music composition and notation software, Score View is available on its own or as a companion side-by-side view with the Piano and Drum Views, allowing users to enter, view and edit notes in standard music notation. The Score View is available per track, so note data can be edited in Score View on one track, while Piano or Drum View is used on other tracks.

Any number of tracks can be viewed simultaneously, so users can work on just one melody line or on chords over an entire orchestral section at once. Notes can be entered manually, in real-time or step recording modes. A basic set of musical symbols is provided, and the symbols directly control playback, allowing you to add tremolos, crescendos, and more and hear it all in real time.

Studio One’s Native Effects plug-in set has also been upgraded in v5; Native Effects have undergone a major revision, adding features and improvements for many effects, along with a new modern interface with separate dark and light themes.

Studio One 5’s new Score View

All dynamics effects now have sidechain inputs, and plug-ins with a filter option now have the filter added to the sidechain input as well, enabling more control over the sidechain signal and eliminating the need to add a separate filter up front. Several plug-ins with a Drive parameter now have a State Space Modeled drive stage for natural analog-sounding saturation.

The Pro EQ plug-in adds major new features, including a linear-phase low-cut filter, 12th-octave spectrum display, and input and output meters with adjustable range and peak hold. Several other plug-ins have received significant enhancements for sound quality or better handling.

Producers can now capture snapshots of the entire mixer at any time and can recall snapshots in a variety of different ways, with an assortment of recall options. In addition to limiting scene recall to specific parameters, recalling a scene may be limited to selected channels only. A dedicated Listen bus is also among the improvements to the Studio One mixer, letting users monitor Solo signals through a separate output channel or tune their room using advanced calibration plug-ins while leaving their main mix unaffected.

Studio One 5 includes further new features, such as audio Clip Gain Envelopes, which provide an additional layer of gain control applied directly on an audio clip for repairing sections of audio that are too loud or too soft without using a dynamics processor. Aux inputs now allow external audio sources to be fed directly into the mixer without requiring an associated track, so external instruments can be used like virtual instruments within Studio One.

Version 5 also adds support for key switch articulations, chasing external time code (MTC), MPE and Midi Poly Pressure support, recording in 64-bit floating-point .WAV format, and cross-platform support for hardware-accelerated graphics.

With v5, Studio One Artist now has built-in support for VST and AU plug-ins, ReWire, and PreSonus’ Studio One Remote control software for iPad and Android tablets. These features were formerly available for Studio One Artist only as separate add-ons.

Studio One 5 Professional is also available as part of the PreSonus Sphere global community of creative enthusiasts and professionals.

See also:
PreSonus Sphere


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