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Presonus Studio One Version 3.2 Release Notes

Version 3.2 Release Notes (February 25, 2016):

New features and improvements:

  • Mix Engine FX
    • New plug-in API and interface for Mix Engine FX (Mix FX)
  • New FX Plug-in Console Shaper (Mix Engine FX)
  • VCA Faders• quickly create VCA for selected channels • unlimited nesting / overlapping
    • VCA / folder linkage
    • Merge option for VCA fader automation
  • Arrow Tool enhancements
    • Option to auto-select Range Tool in upper event area
  • Range Tool improvements
    • single click sets the cursor
    • in stop mode, locate happens immediately (play cursor)
    • in Play mode, it sets the edit cursor; the locate is deferred until transportstops
    • double click on event splits the event
    • double click on a range selection splits range
    • more Arrow Tool improvements: event size handles (left / right edges) are now easier to access with the mouse (fade handles interfere less)
  • Crossfade editing improvements
    • in a crossfade, both sides can be sized easier
    • moving a crossfade (X cursor) is easier now when zoomed out
  • Extended layer/take editing (comping)
    • navigation keys (when a layer is selected):
    • Arrow up/down: navigate between layers (selects previous/next layer)

PreSonus Studio One 3 – Version History


  • Arrow left/right: moves a range selection on a layer to the previous/next area, determined by the event ranges on the main track.
  • Shift+Arrow left/right: extend a range selection
  • when another layer of a track is selected (Arrow up/down or click on layer track controls), an existing range selection is moved to the previous/next layer.
  • Layer Solo:
  • when a layer is selected, the Solo command (“S”) now solos the layer (notthe track).
  • the existing option “Solo follows Selection” now also applies when selecting another layer.
  • Layer Colors:
  • Layers can now have (optional) colors, that can be chosen in the layer trackcontrols
  • auto coloring also applies to new layers (“Add/Duplicate Layer”)
  • similar to event colors, the layer color can be undefined. The color of an event on a layer is determined in this order:
  • 1. Event color (as before)
  • 2. Layer color
  • 3. Track color (as before)
  • Range Tool:
  • previously, the “Quick Swipe” comping function was always used on layers, regardless of the selected tool (except the listen tool)
  • now the Range tool can be used to select ranges on layers
  • a range can also be selected with a single click on a layer (selects the eventrange from the main track). This also works with the Arrow tool.
  • switching content on the main track:
  • when an event on the track contains material copied from a layer, the context menu of that event will have a sub menu “Select Layer Content”, listing all layers that also contain material in the event range.
  • selecting a layer from the menu replaces the event on the track
  • switching can also be done quickly with Alt+Mousewheel (next/previouslayer)

• Layer / Event naming:

  • in the track controls of a layer, the track name is shown below the layer
  • the generic default layer names (“Layer 1”, etc.) are now assigned permanently, so they don’t change anymore when reordering layers (which caused a lot of confusion)
  • when promoting layer material to the track, events now get the layer name; if the layer has no real name, the event name is “trackName layerNumber”

PreSonus Studio One 3 – Version History


• when recording, the name of the active layer is used in the event name: “trackName layerName” or “trackName layerNumber” plus a running index

  • Various:
    • new “Expand Layers” button on track controls (shown when track has morethan 1 layer)
    • when a range is selected on a layer, a button for the “Copy Ranges to Track” Command” appears on the layer’s track controls
    • duplicating a layer now expands the track to show the new layer
  • Extended tab-to-transient
    • Tab: move cursor to next transient (as before; discards existing range selection).
    • Shift+Tab: create / enlarge a range selection from cursor to next transient
    • Cmd+BackSpace: move cursor to previous transient
    • Shift+Cmd+BackSpace: shorten range selection (end) to previous transient
    • all these commands search for transients on the selected track(s).
    • when used during playback, a separate “edit cursor” allows navigating through transients, independently of the play cursor position.
  • New transport options
    • context menu on transport buttons
    • consolidated “Options” in “Transport” menu
  • New Play Start Marker
    • decouples playback position from edit selection (called “Dynamic Transport Mode” in ProTools)
    • can be enabled/disabled via key command, context menu in the time ruler
  • New “Loops follows selection” option
  • New Quick Zoom options
    • Select range with mouse + Alt key zooms range; single Alt+click to return toprevious view
    • with the Arrow Tool selected:
    • alt+click an event to select it AND zoom selection
    • alt+click again anywhere to zoom back to previous view
    • with the Range Tool selected:
    • alt+drag to select range AND zoom selection
    • alt+click again anywhere to zoom back to previous view
  • New mixer options
    • VCA channel placement and routing display
    • preserve order of channels with folder track

PreSonus Studio One 3 – Version History


  • Automation improvements
    • quick range editing (automatic “bracket” tool)
    • automation curve can now be “trimmed” via the upper 1/4 area of a selected range (|–| Cursor appears)
    • new command “Automation” – “Transform Range” (default key: Alt+T) creates a transform selection from the selected range
    • range selection creates Transform edit selection for automation (incl. simple up/down dragging PLUS all other Transform options)
    • matches track/channel default colors; selection follows; default names are in sync
  • Various workflow improvements
    • improved “select to end / select from start” shortcut (track focus)
    • drag instrument part to audio track renders audio and creates event
    • double-click output meter in transport bar opens Main channel inserts window (Channel Editor)
    • move Insert FX (alt+drag) between channels (drag without modifiers still creates copies)
    • “Split” command (alt+X) now works for split range AND split at cursor
  • Improved appearance controls and view/visibility
    • main contrast slider is changing the text intensity (mainly),
    • Arrangement contrast is changing the grid intensity now.
    • Luminance and saturation are still the same, but change some colors in a non-linear way now. (i.e. toolbar color saturation)
    • track numbers added to Inspector Header
  • Various Multitouch Improvements
    • improved vertical zooming
    • long tap to select is now shorter (had too much lag)
    • smoother scrolling of arrangement and mixer
    • OSX: mouse events are now sent properly to system
    • control Console height and Browser width with touch
    • touch support for color picker added
  • Updated ProTools keyboard mapping scheme
  • DSP Fat Channel + PreAmp Control for PreSonus RM and AI mixers
  • Melodyne 4 support
    • Melodyne 4 Essential inclusion (contains new “Universal” algorithm for high- quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting of polyphonic audio material)
    • improved tempo map extraction

PreSonus Studio One 3 – Version History


The following issues have been fixed:

  • [OSX] Presence XT has long loading times
  • [OSX] Crash when removing MIDI device while MIDI port selector is open
  • Cue send lock is not always working
  • Playback issue with enabled audio cache
  • Delete key not working in channel editor
  • Delay compensation not working on output channels
  • User login not working when password includes a mutated vowel
  • Studio One is unresponsive when Input Filter plugin is used
  • Sustain pedal automation could be ignored when rendering audio
  • [OSX] Can not change Studio 192 sample rate when IO format changes (may still occur with 10.8.5)

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