PreSonus has updated its Studio Magic Suite for Mac and Windows, which is provided free to new and existing registered owners of any currently available PreSonus audio interface or mixer. The software bundle now includes stand-alone applications such as Ableton Live Lite, plugin effects and virtual instruments in VST, AU (Mac), and AAX formats, lessons from Melodics, and more.
Specific additions to Studio Magic Suite 2020:
– Ableton Live Lite comes with all of Live’s essential workflows, instruments, and effects. It can be used stand-alone or as a companion for PreSonus Studio One (also included with PreSonus audio interfaces and mixers).
– Native Instruments Replika delay plugin (VST, VST3, AU, AAX Native, AAX DSP) with two professional quality delays and a diffusion algorithm in a streamlined interface.
– Brainworx bx_rockrack V3 guitar amp modeling plugin (VST, VST3, AU, AAX Native, AAX DSP) that provides boutique tube guitar amp simulations, with eight amp models and 40 impulse responses.
– Cherry Audio Voltage Modular Nucleus (VST, AU, AAX), an introduction to modular synthesis with 22 modules and 67 presets.
– KV331 Audio Synthmaster Player (VST, AU, AAX), a simplified version of the developer’s SynthMaster semi-modular software synthesizer and effects plugin, with limited editing capabilities. It comes with 1,800 factory presets and 12 editable parameters.
– UVI Model D (VST, AU, AAX) offers the presence of a Concert Grand Model D piano captured in the Guillaume Tell soundstage in Paris.
– SPL Attacker Plus (VST, VST3, AU, AAX Native, AAX DSP), from Plugin Alliance, a micro-plug-in that enables all attack events to be amplified, regardless of their signal level. By focusing on the initial transient instead of specific frequencies, SPL Attacker Plus amplifies just the attack curves of a sound event, allowing instruments to be mixed at lower levels.
– Studio Magic Plug-in Suite 2020 also includes custom piano lessons from Melodics, available exclusively to PreSonus customers.
Functions retained from the 2019 version include UJAM Virtual Drummer 2 “Phat” (VST, VST3, AAX, AU, standalone), Neutron Elements (VST, VST3, AAX, AU, standalone), StudioLinked Trophies (VST, VST3, AAX, AU, standalone), Mäag Audio EQ2 (VST, VST3, AU, AAX Native, AAX DSP), Lexicon MPX-i Reverb (VST, AU, AAX), Klanghelm SDRR2tube (VST, AU, AAX), Output Movement (VST, VST3, AU, AAX), Brainworx bx_opto compressor (VST, VST3, AU, AAX Native, AAX DSP), and Arturia Analog Lab Lite 3 (VST, VST3, AAX, AU, standalone).
Go here for more details. Ableton Live Lite is added to registered users’ online MyPreSonus accounts for any qualifying product purchased after January 18, 2020. Every other Studio Magic product is automatically added to every registered users’ online MyPreSonus accounts and can be downloaded at any time, even if they bought the qualifying PreSonus product years ago.