PreSonus has announced the release of Studio One 2.5, a major update to the company’s Studio One 2 DAW.
This free (to Studio One 2 users) update adds nearly 100 enhancements and features, as well as many bug fixes.
All versions of Studio One 2 have been updated, including Studio One Artist, Producer, Professional, and Free.
Although the update adds some entirely new features, it mostly builds on existing Studio One 2 features, completing and enhancing functionality based on PreSonus’ original vision and on user feedback.
New features and enhancements of note include:
—Comping Improvements. Single-swipe comping with automatic beaming into parts makes comping faster and more powerful.
—Folder Track Editing. Edit directly on the Folder Track, with a waveform preview for all tracks in the folder. This simplifies workflow with large track counts.
—Track Transform Improvements. Multitrack transform for virtual instruments. Instantly turn complex multi-output virtual instruments into audio tracks and back.
—Ampire XT. Completely overhauled. All-new cabinet impulse responses, matched with reworked amp models, results in a significant improvement in sound quality.
—Automation Enhancements. Easier and faster editing of automation envelopes.
—Audio Export Enhancements. Rendering multiple outputs at once results in much faster exports, saving time.
—Re-Recording from Buses. This is a completely new feature that enables use of the output of virtual instrument or bus channels as the input to an audio track. Print from buses or instruments to new audio tracks in real time.
—Drag-and-Drop Event Effects. Drag-and-drop workflow is faster with a new modifier key that fosters tasks such as drag-and-drop effects directly onto events in the arrangement.
—Wet/Dry Mix and Mix Lock for Effects. Built-in parallel processing on PreSonus Native Effects. For example, drop a compressor on a drum bus, crank the ratio, and drop the threshold to squash the drums mercilessly, and then only mix that squashed sound 20 percent with the original, unprocessed sound.
—Legato and Overlap Correction (MIDI) .Instantly apply or remove legato from MIDI tracks quickly and simply-a huge time-saver.
Go here a complete list of Studio One 2.5 enhancements and new features.
Studio One 2.5 is available immediately and is free to all users.
In addition, all Studio One Producer and Professional users can now download a free copy of Softube’s Saturation Knob plug-in. The plug-in is provided in a Studio One Extension, and it is not necessary to create a Softube account or authorize the plug-in.