Monday, December 3, 2012

Studio One 2.5 released

Presonus has released Studio One 2.5 with over 100 enhancements/features and many bug fixes.
They have also included Softube's Saturation Knob Plugin with no authorization required.
The update is free to all current owners and applies to all versions of Studio One.

Here are some of the new features:
  • Comping Improvements. Single-swipe comping with automatic beaming into parts makes comping much faster and more powerful.
  • Folder Track Editing. Edit directly on the Folder Track, with a waveform preview for all tracks in the folder. This simplifies workflow with large track counts.
  • Track Transform Improvements. Multitrack transform for virtual instruments. Now you can instantly turn complex multi-output virtual instruments into audio tracks and back.
  • Ampire XT has been completely overhauled. All-new cabinet impulse responses, matched with reworked amp models, results in a significant improvement in sound quality.
  • Automation Enhancements. Easier and faster editing of automation envelopes.
  • Audio Export Enhancements. Rendering multiple outputs at once results in much faster exports—a huge timesaver.
  • Re-recording from buses. This is a completely new feature that enables you to use the output of virtual instrument or bus channels as the input to an audio track. In this way, you can print from buses or instruments to new audio tracks in real time.
  • Drag-and-drop Event Effects. Drag-and-drop workflow is even faster with a new modifier key that lets you do things like drag-and-drop effects directly onto events in the arrangement.
  • Wet/Dry Mix and Mix Lock for Effects. Built-in parallel processing on PreSonus Native Effects. For example, you can drop a compressor on a drum bus, crank the ratio, and drop the threshold to squash the drums mercilessly, and then only mix that squashed sound 20% with the original, unprocessed sound.
  • Legato and Overlap Correction (MIDI). Instantly apply or remove legato from MIDI tracks quickly and simply—a huge time-saver.
Youtube videos showing some of the enhancements:

                               Studio One 2.5: Comping

                            Studio One 2.5: Folder Tracks

                            Studio One 2.5: Track Transform

If you're not a current Studio One user you can download the demo here.


  1. Gary, do you use Studio One? Do you think it will de-throne Pro Tools soon?

  2. I don't think it will anytime soon but it is a great tool to add to your production/composing arsenal.