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Subtle (and not-so-subtle) user interface improvements combine with powerful customization features to free your mind for music and stay focused.
New Smart Templates provide essential toolsets for the tasks at hand, including basic recording, mixing stems, mastering an album, and setting up for a live show. Play an instrument or produce a podcast with a single click. Use the convenient drop zone to easily import audio, video, and MIDI files. Interactive tutorials are even included with select templates.
Just the tools you need.
The new Customization Editor provides a convenient and easy way to show or hide nearly every tool and function. Changes are applied instantly, so you can show or hide any feature as needed to create a streamlined, focused workflow for the task at hand.
Tame vocal sibilance and other high-frequency sounds.
The new De-esser plug-in in Studio One is efficient and intuitively easy to use. Find the problematic frequency with the Listen button, then dial in the amount of S-Reduction using the associated knob together with the S-Mon function.
An indispensable tool for producers and mixing engineers.
ProEQ now allows each frequency band to be soloed, so you can easily hear even the most surgical adjustments in isolation. In addition to solo, each band now features a dynamic mode to trigger boosts or cuts of the desired frequency band dynamically based on a set amplitude threshold.
Alternative Panning Modes
Flexible panning options for stereo channels.
You can now choose between balance, dual or binaural panning for any stereo channel. The new panner pop-up editor provides a large pan control, a context menu to switch between modes, plus dedicated controls for each mode. The basic balance control remains available in all mixer views, as well as a standard pan control for external hardware controllers.
Browser Favorites and Folders
The Browser you love, just got better.
Organize plug-in and instrument presets into custom folders that you can create right inside the Browser. Presets for plug-ins and virtual instruments can now be marked as Favorites. Presets marked as Favorites are automatically mirrored inside a new “Favorites” folder at the top of the respective preset list.
Updated Start Page and so much more!
Studio One’s Start Page is now even more flexible. Organize your Songs, Projects, and Shows into custom folders allowing you to put all the files associated with a single artist or production in one convenient location. Pin favorites documents and view all your shared PreSonus Sphere documents in a single folder.
Producers and mixing engineers working with multiple artists can now manage and create a unique Artist Profile preset for each client. Each profile includes name, genre, website, and an image – all of which are embedded as ID3 tags when exporting a mixdown for streaming or digital download.
Other Notable Additions:
NEW! Sends on FX Channels, allowing the output signal of one effect to be sent to another.
NEW! Sidechain audio input for virtual instruments
NEW! Bus, FX and Cue Mix sends now have the option to link panning to the channel pan control. Cue Mix sends provide independent link options for Volume and Pan.
NEW! Micro view controls for third-party plug-ins
NEW! Track and Channel Icons
NEW! Spot option for Events offers a number of options for positioning Events on the timeline based on event attributes such as start/end points or their original timecode position.
Create without boundaries. Produce without limits. Wherever sound takes you.
Record, produce, mix, master, and perform all from a single, intuitive application. Designed with ease of use at its core, Studio One® 5 is your creative partner from studio to stage. The Start Page provides what you need to begin your creative process, including a dashboard with all your songs, projects, and shows, plus a personalized user profile that allows you to add custom metadata to all your creations.
Open the Song Page and you’ll find everything you need to record, compose, edit, and mix with a complete set of virtual instruments, effects, groundbreaking arrangement tools, and an advanced Score View based on our award-winning notation application. Next, assemble and master your masterpiece in the Project Page. Projects and Songs are linked, so you know the mix you’re mastering is always up to date.
New in V5.3
Musical Symbols and Dynamics Processing are now integrated with Sound Variations
Both Musical Symbols and Dynamics Processing have been added to the Sound Variations editor. The integration of Musical Symbols allows composers to add symbols to their scores in a manner already familiar to them—and virtual instruments will respond with the appropriate performance articulations. Dynamics symbols are tied to MIDI Velocity, with customizable values.
Musical Symbols also now receive their own Lane in the Note Editor—any changes made in Score View will be reflected in Piano View, and vice-versa. The Lane is divided into note-based Articulations—such as Staccato, Accent, or Portamento; and range-based Directions like Pizzicato, Vibrato, or Col Legno. Musical Symbols are now displayed directly on Note Events, and there’s even a Variations Global Track view atop the Piano View.
Musical Symbols can be mapped by hand, or Auto-Assigned based on the Sound Variation names of the currently-loaded instrument. And perhaps best of all, orchestral libraries from our friends at Vienna Symphonic Library, UJAM, and EastWest have already done the Sound Variations mapping of their robust libraries for you—a major time-saver!
MIDI channel support for Sound Variations and improved selection
Studio One 5.3 has extended the output mapping of Sound Variations to include MIDI channel information as part of an activation sequence. MIDI channel mapping can be used alone or in combination with other activation messages like keyswitches, controllers, or velocity—deepening Sound Variations’ usability with Kontakt instruments.
Sound Variations are faster and easier than ever to search and apply thanks to a quick right-click menu of recently-used Variations—for quick re-application—and a one-click “apply” button to place the currently-active Sound Variation at the cursor point.
Show Page improvements
Drag ‘n’ drop more things to create Patches on the fly
Drag ‘n’ drop now works in the Show Page for virtual instrument Presets—drag a Preset from the Browser to a Player and it will create a new instance of the associated Instrument and create a new Patch. The same works with dragging Ampire to a Real Instrument or Backing Track Player—it even works with complex FX chains.
Seamless patch changes
When playing virtual instruments live, seamlessly switching between different sounds is a must! Virtual Instrument Player Patch changes are now gapless during a performance, so long notes held across patch changes will not be cut off while the new instrument is activated.
Format conversion and backup options
Zip and upload to PreSonus Sphere
In 5.3, you can now save any Document (Song, Show, or Project) to a .ZIP file, with the options to convert all media to .FLAC and/or exclude any unused media—keeping your file sizes down. And with one extra click, Studio One will upload your .ZIP to PreSonus Sphere Workspace for safekeeping or collaboration. Of course, you and your collaborators can download them again straight from the Cloud tab of Studio One’s Browser—you don’t have to leave Studio One and mess about with your computer’s file explorer or Internet browser. And Studio One can also open any Zip it makes.
You’ve also got new options to quickly export .AAF, Capture Sessions, MIDI Files or Open TL via the “Convert To…” option in the File menu.
New creative applications of The Chord Track
Rapid chord progression prototyping via D’n’D
With a single drag ‘n’ drop (of course), you can now drag a Chord Event from the Chord Track into an Instrument Track to render a simple Note Event chord to play with—great for auditioning and prototyping new arrangements.
You can even drag an Audio Event directly to an Instrument Track to render your chords as a Note Event, if the chords had been detected before.
MPE support for VST3 instruments
5.3 adds MPE support for VST3 instruments using Note Controllers in Studio One. This allows MPE compatible VST3 instruments to work with Studio One and compatible hardware controllers. Great for users of those instruments which automatically hide their VST2 counterpart when a VST3 version is installed.
Audio Clip Versions
New in Studio One 5.2, you can now create new versions of audio clips to add more creative freedom to clip-based editing. Use multiple versions of a clip that references the same audio file to try alternative edits with Melodyne, Bend Markers, or Gain Envelopes to dial in just the effect you need.
New in Studio One 5.2, drum notation can now be created in the Score View. The new drum map interface lets you add both the drum and note name to a corresponding notated pitch. A special preview window lets you drag each intended pitch up or down, plus add a custom notehead and drum technique. Custom drum maps are not only saved with your Song, they can be saved and recalled separately as presets as well. A General MIDI drum map preset is included as standard to provide a time-saving starting point for naming and mapping your favorite drum libraries.
Playing along with backing tracks is a great way to bring your studio sound to the stage or live stream, but it can restrict your creativity in the moment. Now you’re free to stay in the moment!
Studio One 5.2 adds the Arranger Track to the Show Page, letting you experiment on the fly while you're on stage or live streaming from your studio. Each Arranger section in every Setlist item has five playback mode options: Continue, Stop at End, Skip, Loop, or Loop and Continue; the last of which lets you repeat any section for a specific number of times before playback continues to the next Arranger Section.
Live Chord Information
Never forget the next chord again….
New in Studio One 5.2, the Chord Track is now available on the Show Page as well. Import chords from a Song when using the “Send to Show” option—or set a Chord Track up manually using the Chord Selector.
Your mixing workflow is unique. Your mixing console should be too. That’s why Studio One® lets you resize the Mixer windows and faders with both narrow and wide views, compact and expanded inserts, and Send Views. Freely reorder channels or have Studio One organize the Mixer automatically. At any time you can simply select multiple channels to create a temporary or ad-hoc group. You can change settings such as volume or pan for all selected channels without having to create a group first. Show or hide the Input Mixer, output channels, and hardware controls as you need. New in Studio One 5, powerful Mix Scenes capture a snapshot of the entire console, including view/hide state, fader levels, effects chains, and more. Scenes can be recalled in part or in full using your mouse, keyboard, or any hardware controller. The Studio One Mix Console makes sure that you have access to the critical functions you need, customized just for you.
When you’re on stage, you have a lot of input taking your attention away from playing. That's why you rehearse until performance is second nature. That’s also why the Show Page provides Performance View, a streamlined, minimal interface that removes the features you only need during the rehearsal and configuration phase of your performance. The Performance View lets you focus on just the functions you need to pull off an amazing gig—and, consequently, get booked again.
New in Studio One 5.2, the Performance View now provides even more control of your live performance. Arranger Track and Chord Track are now always available in the Show Page, so you’ll always know what section you’re on and what chords to play.
PreSonus Sphere Integration
PreSonus Sphere’s streamlined, efficient workspaces make collaborating on projects and getting feedback on your mixes faster and easier than ever. Simply create a Workspace and invite your collaborators to join. Workspaces are accessible to anyone with a MyPreSonus account, whether they are PreSonus Sphere members or not. Stems and mixes can be exported and uploaded to a PreSonus Sphere Workspace right from Studio One.
Let’s face it: crashes happen. And unfortunately, the larger your plug-in library grows, the more potential for an unstable plug-in to crash your session grows as well.
Studio One 5.2 makes troubleshooting Song, Project and Shows with possibly crashing plug-ins easier by automatically launching the new Safety Options window the next time you open Studio One after a crash. This window lets you pick from a number of safety options in order to isolate the problem and prevent the crash from happening again.
Studio One 5.2 provides the next level in articulation support: Sound Variations. Sound Variations help you get the most out of the complex virtual instruments and orchestral libraries that are essential for modern composers.
The core of the new sound variations system is an extended mapping editor that provides tools for managing complex articulation maps. Sound variations can be defined by note events, MIDI CC messages, program/bank changes, or any combination thereof.
Splitter is a powerful mixing feature that lets you route multiple simultaneous audio effects on a single channel in a myriad of ways: serial, parallel, or split by channel or frequency band. With Studio One 5.2 using Splitter is now easier than ever. Simply drag a new Splitter plug-in from the Browser to any Insert slot to split the signal path of that channel, then add more plug-ins to any of up to five paths. Splitters are now shown inside the Inserts section of the console, so it only takes a quick glance to identify which channels use parallel processing and a single click to open the Channel Editor to view and adjust routing.
Compose directly into Studio One using tablature, or instantly create tab printouts for your songs! New in Studio One 5.2, the Score Editor now offers options to compose in Standard+TAB or Tablature Staff Types.