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PreSonus Studio One V5.2 Debuts

PreSonus has released Studio One 5 Professional V5.2, marking the second feature update to its long-running DAW.
PreSonus has released Studio One 5 Professional V5.2, marking the second feature update to its long-running DAW.

Baton Rouge, LA (March 10, 2021)—PreSonus has released Studio One 5 Professional V5.2, marking the second feature update to its long-running DAW. The new edition adds more than 30 new features and improvements.

Studio One 5.2’s new Sound Variations is intended for use corralling complex virtual instruments and orchestral libraries. Central to it is a mapping editor that provides tools for managing complex articulation maps. Each Sound Variation can be customized with its own name and color, and can be dragged-and-dropped in any order and placed into custom folders. Sound Variations can be triggered by key switches, as well as from remote commands, including hardware controllers, keyboard shortcuts, custom macros and more. All Synchron-enabled Vienna Symphonic Instruments, as well as instruments from UJAM fully support dynamic  Sound Variations mapping with Studio One, and a new API allows third-party developers to enable their VST2 and VST3 instruments’ articulations to be queried by Studio One so that Sound Variation maps are automatically generated.

The Score View has been updated with the addition of drum notation and tablature. Users can choose between viewing standard notation with tablature or select tablature only to print lead sheets and more. A new drum-map interface lets users add both the drum and note names to a corresponding notated pitch. A General MIDI map is included for quick setup. New symbols in the Score View allow open/closed/half-open techniques to be added as well. A new Voices icon allows up to four voices per staff to be created.

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For performers, the relatively new Show Page has gained a new feature—the Arranger Track—letting users experiment on the fly with new arrangements. Each Arranger section in every Setlist item has five playback mode options: Continue, Stop at End, Skip, Loop, or Loop and Continue; the latter can repeat any section for a specific number of times before playback continues to the next Arranger Section, aiding impromptu extended solos and breakdowns on stage. The new Arranger Track also supports patch changes mid-song.

Version 5.2 adds a number of other features, including the ability to create multiple clip versions, allowing the user to apply clip-based edits in Gain Envelopes or Melodyne independently to Events sharing the same audio; a new “Smart” tool for editing Note Events in the Piano Roll editor; and deeper integration with both ATOM SQ and FaderPort-series controllers. PreSonus Sphere workspaces are also now available directly from the Studio One Browser for bidirectional file transfer. And Studio One is now officially supported for Apple Silicon ARM processors in Rosetta 2 compatibility mode.

Studio One 5.2 is a free update to all registered Studio One 5 customers and is available free to PreSonus Sphere members.

PreSonus • www.presonus.com

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Avid Unveils Venue 7 Update

The latest update to Avid’s Venue line includes three system I/O sharing and Milan network connectivity.
The latest update to Avid’s Venue line includes three system I/O sharing and Milan network connectivity. Bill Schwob

Burlington, MA (February 22, 2021)—Avid has released Avid Venue 7, the latest update for its Venue line of live sound consoles, debuting a number of new features and enhancements in the process.

Avid Venue software now supports I/O sharing across three Avid Venue | S6L systems, providing more workflow flexibility without affecting sound quality. Support for I/O sharing makes it easier to add a broadcast console or second monitor console to a setup or enable fast switchover at festivals and concerts. With I/O sharing, microphone feeds can be split digitally over the network so engineers only have to build one set of I/O racks; meanwhile, all I/O configurations support Avid’s True Gain technology, which automatically manages gain compensation to ensure proper signal levels are maintained for each engineer.

With Venue 7, users can now send and receive up to 128 channels of audio between Avid Venue | S6L systems and Milan (media-integrated local area network) certified devices – including loudspeakers, amplifiers and other pro audio devices – with the new MLN-192 Milan Option Card and latest Avid Venue software. The format’s plug-and-play connectivity lets users distribute audio to Milan-enabled devices over an Ethernet AVB network, with no switch configuration or IT expertise required.

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“As the world’s first live sound console to be certified by the rapidly growing Milan protocol and the only one to offer gain-compensated I/O sharing between three systems, this is more than just a software update – Venue 7 truly takes a giant leap forward,” said Dana Ruzicka, SVP & GM of Audio & Music Solutions at Avid. “Although live performances have been hit hard by the ongoing pandemic, Avid remains fully committed to innovating for the live sound industry. We’re doubling down with the biggest software release since shipping the S6L system, giving engineers and sound designers the power and performance they need to deliver the best possible live sound productions.”

Venue 7 also provides control of delay compensation to help users tackle plug-in-heavy mixes with complex routing requirements. Aligning busses and matrixes is simplified through Automatic Delay Compensation (ADC) settings, while the new Input Delay Alignment command aids aligning selected input channels to compensate for any plug-ins inserted on those inputs. Other new additions include USB recording and playback, new mixing features and a variety of processing and routing options.

Avid • www.avid.com

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PreSonus Studio One 5 Launches with New Features, Live Performance Focus

The new Show Page in PreSonus Studio One 5
The new Show Page in PreSonus Studio One 5.

Baton Rouge, LA (July 7, 2020) — PreSonus Studio One 5 was introduced today, incorporating new elements into its long-running DAW including the introduction of Show Page, a new live performance environment; an extensive revamping of the Native Effects plug-in set; expanded mixer scenes; and more.

The Show Page environment allows users to essentially run a show from a single computer, combining tracks playback with patch management for virtual and real instrument players inside a single window. Studio One Song channel strips, mixdowns, and virtual instrument patches can be directly exported to the Show, while setlist items can be arranged and reworked in the moment. Providing a full-screen performance view, adaptive real-time controls and a large meter, the Show Page is intended to help users play with backing tracks, control virtual instruments, run plug-ins as a virtual effects rack and more.

Studio One’s Native Effects plug-in set under version 5 adds new features and improvements for many effects, along with a new interface with separate dark and light themes. All dynamics effects now have sidechain inputs, and plug-ins with a filter option now have the filter added to the sidechain input as well, enabling more control over the sidechain signal and eliminating the need to add a separate filter up front. Several plug-ins with a Drive parameter now have a State Space Modeled drive stage, aiming to provide analog-sounding saturation. The Pro EQ plug-in adds a linear-phase low-cut filter, 12th-octave spectrum display, and input and output meters with adjustable range and peak hold. Several other plug-ins have received have been updated to improve sound and/or usability.

PreSonus Studio One 5
Native Effects plug-ins have undergone a major revision, including new features and a new modern interface with separate dark and light themes.

Snapshots of the entire mixer can now be taken at any time, and can be recalled in a variety of different ways with various options. In addition to limiting scene recall to specific parameters, recalling a scene may be limited to selected channels only. A dedicated Listen bus has been added, letting users monitor Solo signals through a separate output channel or tune their room using calibration plug-ins while leaving the main mix unaffected.

Other new features include audio Clip Gain Envelopes, providing additional gain control to an audio clip. Meanwhile, aux inputs now allow external audio sources to be fed directly into the mixer without requiring an associated track, so external instruments can be used like virtual instruments within Studio One. Version 5 also adds support for key switch articulations, chasing external timecode (MTC), MPE and MIDI Poly Pressure support, recording in 64-bit floating-point WAV format, and cross-platform support for hardware-accelerated graphics.

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A new dedicated Score View for the Note Editor, based on PreSonus’ Notion music composition and notation software, is available on its own or as a companion side-by-side view with the Piano and Drum views, allowing users to enter, view, and edit notes in standard music notation.

Studio One 5 Professional is available with a street price of $399.95; updates from Studio One 4 Professional are $149.95. For those subscribing to PreSonus Sphere, the new Version 5 is readily available as one of the numerous offerings there. Sphere membership rates are available at monthly ($14.95 U.S.) or annually ($164.95) rates.

Studio One Artist (Street price $99.95; update price: $49.95) now has built-in support for VST and AU plug-ins, ReWire, and PreSonus’ Studio One Remote control software for iPad and Android tablets. These features were formerly available for Studio One Artist only as separate Add-ons.

PreSonus • www.presonus.com

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