Studio One 5.5 introduces the #1 feature request for the Project Page: Automation!
This new feature lets you automate track and master volume, as well as any Plug-in parameter, either in real-time using your mouse or hardware controller, or by using the familiar tools, including the powerful Paint Tool with its eight different modes. Apply volume automation to your liking; implement some gentle compression over time to bring some lift to your choruses; or dynamically tweak your tracks’ stereo width for a consistent stereo imaging across your entire album.
Clip Gain Envelopes are now available on the Project page. Now you can precisely fix gain issues while mastering without using dynamics plug-ins. Clip Gain Envelopes are the perfect tool for correcting sections of audio that are either too loud or too soft without adding a Compressor or Limiter plug-in.
The Listen Bus is now available on the Project Page. This allows you to monitor through a separate output with separate effects while keeping the Master output unaffected.
Track Transform is now available on the Project Page as well as the Song Page. Track Transform lets you create rendered files of your mastered track, with every insert effect and automation parameter printed into the file — reversibly and non-destructively. This lets you reduce the computer processing power required of your session without committing to a mastering decision permanently.
The Digital Release window on the Project Page now features a list of available audio formats which can be exported in a single pass — without even requiring additional rendering time! Each format remembers its own export settings, so you can export your mastered album in high-resolution, 24-bit/96kHz WAV and AAC for streaming at the same time!
The new Loudness options in the Digital Release window of the Project Page let you set target values for loudness and true peak during export. Not sure what values to set? No problem. Simply select from a list of common target loudness presets and let Studio One set the values for you.
Any MIDI file can now be dragged directly to the Chord Track to extract its chords. This works with any .MID file, including MIDI chord packs or any songs in Standard MIDI file format. What’s more, only Studio One’s chord detection works with Audio Events as well as with Instrument Events.
Ampire now features improved preset switching with focus on live performance. Switching Ampire presets is now faster than ever and optimized for use with the Show Page, so you can trigger your favorite Ampire presets from a MIDI pedalboard during a show without missing a beat!
Other New Features and Improvements:
• Automation included in Mix Scenes
• Plug-in Nap available on a per-plug-in basis
• Copy / Paste / Swap pads from any bank in Impact XT
• ATOM-series controllers now control sample edit parameters in Impact XT and Sample One
• Draw vertical stack of notes
• Support for Steinberg CC121 controller
• Support for Tascam Model 12 mixer
• Import/Export support for Opus audio file format
• Plug-in list now available in Diagnostics Report
• Display plug-in name and position on automation tracks
• Chord Selector had three more intervals:2|9, Flat-5, and Sharp-5
This is a very significant release because it adds crucial functionality to the Project (mastering environment) Page. Many of the new features have been on users’ wish lists for years! Features like, Automation in the Project Page for both track and plugins, Target Loudness for Digital releases and many more!
This update is free to all current users of PreSonus Studio One Professional Version 5. Upgrades from previous versions of Studio One Professional or Studio One Artist are available. Crossgrade options from competitive software packages like Logic, Cubase or Pro Tools are available – contact your PreSonus dealer for details.