PreSonus has officially released the latest update for their flagship software Studio One, now featuring version 4.5. On this tutorial we will present the new features added to this important update. The list will be divided into two blog entries, this is the first part.
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Studio One 4.5 includes almost 70 new functions and improvements that help the traditional engineer, composer and musician as well as the modern non-linear producer. Some of these new features are:
- Multi-Core Optimization for Virtual Instruments: With this new improvement, the CPU usage for using combined virtual instruments inside a Multi-Instrument has been reduced by 70% for Native Plug-ins and by around 50% for third-party instruments, making the software run faster when programming VI’s.
2. New Input Channel Mixer section: This new area of the Mixer includes a software-based gain knob and polarity switch on every channel (audio tracks, instrument tracks, FX and busses). This new feature lets the user drive an analog preamp while still controlling the levels recorded into disk, yielding better gain staging. All the console channels can now show or hide as much information as the user wants, such as Audio Device Control, Input Controls, Sends/Cue, I/O, VCA connections, Mix groups, and Channel Notes.
3. New routing and metering options: It is now possible to perform multi-channel routing to single sources/destinations simply with a click of the mouse. Global pre-fader metering is now an option from the console as well as RMS and Peak metering for all channels.
4. New MIDI editing functions: The Note Actions menu has been redesigned for fast editing and composition, including new functions such as Randomize, Apply Scale, Mirror. Independent quantization grids are available for the Arrangement, Audio and Music editor.
5. New approach for GROUPS: Groups can now be named, nested, colored and assigned to a keyboard shortcut in order to enable/disable. Groups also have attributes as Edit Groups or Mix Groups including volumen, pan, solo/mute and can be visibles on a per-channel basis.
6. New exporting features: Studio One is now capable of exporting video with the mixdown embedded, variable rate MP3’s, ALAC, AAC and mono. The user now also has the ability to import/export I/O setups.
7. New Plug-in manager: This new plug-in manager combines all the tools for managing large systems in a single area, making this an easy and fast process. Operations such as duplicating plugins or removing plugins from the list can be achieved with simple clicks.
8. Locking Events: Audio Events and Instrument Parts can now be locked in order to prevent the user from accidentally editing or moving them. Complete lock for track is also possible now.
9. Audio Batch Converter: This extension available separately at the PreSounus website, allows the user to convert formats across multiple files with a single click, but also apply any effect available from Studio One (including third-party plugins). This can all be done via a drag-and-drop operation.
We hope this series on the new features included in Studio One 4.5 was useful, for more questions please contact us.
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