PreSonus has updated its Studio Magic Suite for macOS and Windows, with the software bundle now also including standalone applications, plugin effects and virtual instruments in VST, AU (Mac) and AAX formats, lessons, and more.
The bundle, which the company states is a $1,099 value, provided free to new and existing registered owners of any currently available PreSonus audio interface or mixer. New additions to the 2021 edition include:
— Arturia Analog Lab Intro that delivers iconic synth and keyboard sounds, taken from Arturia’s 28 V Collection instrument emulations ranging from analog synthesizers to noted digital workstations.
— The Cherry Audio Surrealistic MG-1 Plus Synthesizer that’s designed as an authentic re-creation of the Realistic MG-1 synthesizer sold in Radio Shack stores in the 1980s. It provides fat analog tone along with a unique polyphonic oscillator section, “bell tone” ring modulation, glide, auto-repeat note triggering, oscillator sync, and a number of improvements that expand its capabilities.
— A Ghosthack Essential Sounds sound pack providing professional one-shots, loops, MIDI files, and full music tracks.
— UJAM Virtual Bassist ROWDY that adds picked, overdriven electric bass sounds tracks that are suitable for a variety of styles, from punk to rock and modern metal. It’s particualrly useful if bass needs to cut through heavy drums and a wall of guitars.
The 2021 edition of Studio Magic Suite also now includes a three-month subscription to Soundsnap, offering more than 380,00 project-ready sound effects. Soundsnap members include some of the noted names in film sound, podcasting, game design, and music production.
Also still onboard are Ableton Live Lite DAW, Brainworx bx_opto compressor and bx_rockrack guitar-amp modeling plug-in, Cherry Audio Voltage Nucleus modular synthesizer, iZotope Neutron Elements compressor/EQ/exciter/transient shaper, Klanghelm SDRR2tube multi-purpose processor, KV331 Audio Synthmaster Player semi-modular synth, Lexicon MPX-i Reverb, Mäag Audio EQ2 two-band equalizer, Melodics custom piano lessons, Native Instruments Replika delay plug-in, Output Movement rhythm processor, Plugin Alliance SPL Attacker Plus attack-event amplifier, and UVI Model D concert grand piano.
The 2021 edition of the PreSonus Studio Magic Software Suite is included free with the purchase of any current PreSonus audio interface (including Revelator and ioStation 24c), StudioLive Series III and ARc-series mixer, and—new for 2021—all PreSonus FaderPort-series and ATOM-series hardware controllers registered after February 1, 2021. Between March 15 and May 31, 2021, PreSonus studio monitor customers are also eligible to receive the Studio Magic Suite along with a special version of Studio One Prime. Studio Magic software will be automatically added to MyPreSonus accounts after a qualifying product registration.
Go here for more specifics on the newly updated Studio Magic Suite.