PreSonus enhances the DAW software with a free update to version 3.2, adding more than 50 tools and workflow improvements
PreSonus has released Studio One 3.2, a free update to the company’s award-winning DAW software for Mac and Windows. This new version adds over 50 professional tools and workflow enhancements, including Mix Engine FX, VCA Faders and a number of improvements suggested by the music production community.
Mix Engine FX is a new plugin that can modify or bypass and replace Studio One’s native mix engine. In contrast to conventional plugins that must be inserted independently on each channel, with limited or no interoperability, Mix Engine FX can process every channel routed through a bus, both individually at the source and at their summing point. Any bus, including the main stereo bus, can have its own Mix Engine FX assigned.
Console Shaper, the first Mix Engine FX plug-in, uses State Space Modeling to recreate analog mixer system topology and componentry, turning Studio One’s 64-bit audio engine into an ‘analog’ console with control over drive, noise, and true crosstalk across multiple channels. PreSonus, Slate Digital, Softube, Acustica Audio and other third-party developers are planning to release more Mix Engine FX in the coming months.
VCA Faders allow remote control of any number of tracks from a single fader, with relative level control and volume automation. VCA Faders retain channel routing assignments and provide independent channel control for fine tuning a mix. VCA Faders link with Folder Tracks and Studio One can now automatically create automation tracks in the Arrangement view for every FX, Bus or VCA channel.
In version 3.2, the Arrow Tool transforms into the Range tool when hovering in the upper half of events. Range editing is also improved with a new Quick Range mode for precise micro-editing of volume automation. Other workflow enhancements include zooming shortcuts, extended Tab-to-Transients navigation, several alternative transport modes, a new Play Start Marker, a Loop Follows Selection option while editing and drag-and-drop audio rendering of virtual instrument parts.
Studio One 3.2 is a free update to registered users of Studio One 3.0 and higher. Downloads are available now from within a customer’s My PreSonus.com account. For more information, including a complete list of updates and enhancements, visit studioone.presonus.com