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PreSonus Studio One 5.5 Update Delivers New Mastering Tools



PreSonus has released Studio One 5.5, a major update to its award-winning recording and production software (DAW). Studio One 5.5 adds improvements for production, performance, and especially mastering. The first and still only DAW with an integrated mastering environment, Studio One 5.5’s Project page is now even more powerful.

The number one user feature request for the Project Page is now available. With Studio One 5.5, the Project Page now provides full track volume, master volume and insert-effects plug-in parameter automation. Write automation in real-time, using a mouse or hardware controller, or by using the powerful Paint Tool. Clip Gain Envelopes have also been added to the Project Page, enabling you to precisely fix gain issues while mastering, without using dynamics plug-ins. Use the new ListenBus on the Project Page to monitor through your favorite room-correction plug-ins or headphone monitoring tools without affecting the Master output. Free up processing power for complex mastering chains without losing the ability to make adjustments later using Track Transform. It’s all new in Studio One 5.5 Professional.

Studio One Professional’s powerful Digital Release publishing feature now provides the ability to export multiple formats at once so you can export your mastered session for high-resolution releases and streaming services at the same time. The new Target Loudness options let you set target values for loudness and true peak during export – or choose from presets for every popular streaming service to take the guesswork out of preparing your latest release. A new, proprietary, custom-designed dithering algorithm minimizes conversion artifacts and preserves low-level signals when preparing your high-resolution audio for streaming.

Studio One 5.5 also introduces production and performance features. Any MIDI file can now be dragged directly to the Chord Track to extract its chords – and only Studio One’s chord detection works with Audio Events and Instrument Parts. You can now create a strum pattern manually by dragging note events in a selected chord while holding modifier keys. PreSonus’ Ampire XT guitar amp/cabinet/pedalboard plug-in, available in Studio One 5.5, adds faster preset switching optimized for the Show Page, so you can trigger Ampire presets from a MIDI pedalboard during a live performance without missing a beat.

Other improvements include saving automation with mix screens, so you can experiment with multiple automation passes without losing work. The powerful Plug-in Nap feature introduced in version 5.4 is now available on a per plug-in basis, providing even more optimization control. Improvements have also been added for PreSonus ATOM-series controllers with Impact XT and SampleOne XT. Studio One 5.5 is a free update for registered Studio One 5.5 users and included in PreSonus Sphere membership.


Fender Signs Agreement with PreSonus Audio Electronics



Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced it has signed a definitive agreement of merger with PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana based brand is the leading designer and manufacturer of recording and live-sound hardware and software solutions that solve real-world problems for working creatives.

“We are thrilled to welcome everyone on the PreSonus team to the FMIC family and excited about the future growth opportunities available to both companies,” said Andy Mooney, CEO Fender Musical Instruments Corp. “Our teams share the same passion for music, the same commitment to innovation and the same desire to inspire and equip current and future generations of artists”

“I would like to extend our utmost gratitude to our loyal Baton Rouge and Louisiana community that have supported PreSonus for the last two decades,” said Kevin Couhig, Chairman of PreSonus. “It has been wonderful being a part of this incredible journey with PreSonus. I’m excited to see what the future holds going forward”

“After more than 25 years PreSonus feels it has found the right partner to support us as we continue our growth,” said Jim Odom, Founder/CSO PreSonus.  “We look forward to showing our current and future music community what this opportunity means for them.”

“PreSonus and Fender’s combined vision, the way we see the future of music creation, and the fundamental alignment of goals has made this an exciting idea since the first conversation,” said Jim Boitnott, CEO PreSonus.

For more than 75 years, Fender has been committed to creating tools supporting artists. With each technological advancement, the way that people create and record music is constantly evolving. While most guitar and bass players still plug into amplifiers, many also plug their instruments into interfaces, using virtual amps and effects to create their sounds. Players of all levels are spending more time online than ever before and using a variety of products and technologies to learn, practice, jam and perform, record and share. This modern workflow has expanded the traditional signal chain to include capturing and distributing creative content to the world. Fender envisions an ecosystem that seamlessly integrates hardware and software to create an effortless end-to-end experience for customers at all levels in their creative journey, and joining forces with PreSonus makes that possible.

Founded in 1995 by Jim Odom and Brian Smith, PreSonus designs innovative audio products that provide professional sound quality and features without sacrificing affordability. Throughout its history, PreSonus has built innovative tools for musicians, content creators, producers, and audio engineers. Today, PreSonus is a leading designer and manufacturer of both recording and live-sound hardware and software solutions that solve real-world problems for real working creatives.


PreSonus io24 is Your Partner from Studio to Stream



PreSonus is shipping the new Revelator io24 USB-C audio interface, which integrates high-headroom mic preamps, a two-channel loopback mixer, and extensive processing to deliver polished, professional-sounding results for streaming, podcasting, and music production.

Flexible and versatile, Revelator io24 is the only audio interface designed for both recording and streaming. It’s easy-to-use mixer lets you quickly record Zoom calls or Skype interviews and add backing tracks and sound effects for podcasts, live stream performances, music production, and more.

Engage Stream Mix with the click of a button, and your complete mix-analog inputs, loopback channels, reverb, and effects- are routed to the USB output. From there, you can easily send it to your streaming software.

Two analog mic/instrument/line inputs with PreSonus’ professional-grade XMAX-L microphone preamps which can be stereo linked, make Revelator io24 a high-quality production front-end. You also get two balanced 1/4-inch line outputs, a high-powered headphone output, professional metering, and zero-latency monitoring. You can record up to 24-bit, 96 kHz audio to the included Studio One Artist or other recording and production software.

But the real magic starts with the Revelator io24’s simple simple loopback mixer, which makes it easy to add backing tracks to live stream performances or conference in a Zoom caller to a podcasts. With two dedicated stereo channels for loopback audio on macOS or Windows, you can simultaneously mix and record the audio from two different applications, along with the two analog input channels.

Easily remote-control your mixes, processing, and routing using PreSonus’ Universal Control software for macOS, Windows, iPad, and Android tablet. Stream Mix mode turns your Revelator into the ultimate compact streaming mixer.

Process each input channel using PreSonus’ famed Fat Channel DSP, which provides a high-pass filter, 4-band parametric EQ, compressor, gate, and limiter. Apply the detuner, vocoder, ring modulator, filters, and delay to create crazy effects. A dedicated reverb bus lets you add just the right amount of ambience.

Revelator io24 comes with a wealth of software, including Studio One Artist and the Studio Magic Suite, which includes Ableton Live Lite, an impressive collection of virtual instruments and effects plug-ins, and more. Revelator io24 is available immediately for a U.S. street price of $199.95.


PreSonus Studio One 5.3 Adds Major New Features



PreSonus has released Studio One 5.3, the latest version of its award-winning recording and production software (DAW). The second update in less than three months, version 5.3 adds major new features for scoring, creative production, live performance, and general workflow, many in response to feedback from Studio One users and PreSonus Sphere members.

With the addition of musical symbols playback in Studio One 5.3 Professional, composers working in Score View or Piano View can now connect musical symbols and dynamic markings to Sound Variations, which were introduced in version 5.2. Musical symbols playback works with any orchestral library that features corresponding articulations. A tab in the Sound Variations names of the currently-selected instrument.

A new Musical Symbols lane for the Note Editor lets you view symbols and Sound Variation events side-by-side. Apply musical symbols in either the Note Editor or the Score View, and they will render accurately in both. Output mapping of Sound Variations has been extended to include MIDI channel information as part of the activation sequence, enabling instruments such as Native Instruments’ Contact to address specific articulations.

Version 5.3 also adds several new save, export, and archive options, including the ability to upload Zip archives directly from Studio One 5 Professional to a PreSonus Sphere workplace – great for backing up Songs, Projects, and Shows and sharing them with other Studio One 5 users. A consolidated “Convert To” option on Studio One Professional’s File menu enables exporting and archiving documents for easy transfer and backup, including all referenced media files and alternative versions, with optional lossless audio file compression Save Songs as AAF, Capture Session, MIDI File or Open TL from the same menu.

Version 5.3 also adds several new save, export, and archive options, including the ability to upload Zip archives directly from Studio One 5 Professional to a PreSonus Sphere workplace – great for backing up Songs, Projects, and Shows and sharing them with other Studio One 5 users. A consolidated “Convert To” option in Studio One Professional’s File menu enables exporting and archiving documents for easy transfer and backup, including all referenced media files and alternative versions, with optional lossless audio file compression. Save Songs as AAF, Capture Sessions, MIDI File, or Open TL from the same menu.

Fulfilling a major user request the Chord Track, introduced in Studio One 4 Professional, has been significantly enhanced adding the ability to convert Chord events into Note events by simply dragging the Chord events to an Instrument Track. You also can extract Chord notes from an Audio event, then apply them to a MIDI Instrument-all via drag and drops.

Studio One 5.3 adds a long list of other new features and enhancements. The Show Page in Studio One Professional drag-and-drop support for FX Chains and seamless patch changes between sounds, so sustained notes are not cut off during patch changes. MPE support for VST3 instruments has been implemented using Note Controllers in Studio One Artist and Professional, and shortcuts have been added to quickly open the External Device Editor from a PreSonus ATOM or ATOM SQ pad controller.

Studio One 5.3 is a free upgrade for registered Studio 5 users and is included in PreSonus Sphere membership.


PreSonus Re-Creates Retro Mix Legends with New Mix Engine Effects Plug-Ins



PreSonus is now shipping Retro Mix Legends, a collection of three Mix Engine Effects plug-ins for the company’s popular Studio One Professional DAW. Retro Mix Legends is the followup to PreSonus’ groundbreaking CTC-1 Pro Console Shaper Mix Engine FX plug-ins, significantly expanding PreSonus’ Mix Engine Effects library. The three plug-ins – Alpine Desk, Brit Console, and Porta Cassette – may be purchased individually or as a bundle and are also included in a PreSonus Sphere membership.

Mix Engine FX is a plug-in paradigm exclusive to Studio One Professional that can subtly alter or completely transform Studio One’s native mix engine. In contrast to conventional plug-ins that must be inserted independently on each channel, with limited or no interaction between channels, activating a Mix Engine Effect on any bus in Studio One will simultaneously affect and cross-process all channels feeding that bus, using one plug-in. Thanks to State Space Modeling technology and the Mix Engine FX architecture, these plug-ins deliver thorough and true-to-life emulations of real hardware behavior, including inter-channel crosstalk, noise, drive, saturation and character. Any bus, including the main stereo bus, can have its own Mix Engine FX assigned, allowing for limitless sonic possibilities.

The new Alpine Desk plug-in faithfully reproduces the complex sonic textures of one of the world’s most coveted American consoles. Its Drive control allows you to hit the console’s preamps as hard as you like, resulting in satisfying saturation and compression, while the Crosstalk and Noise controls can be used to glue your tracks together so everything sits right where it belongs in your mix. Unique to Alpine Desk is a variable output transformer that lets you switch from a 1:1 to 3:1 gain ratio for higher drive settings and a unique dark and dark tonal contours.

Brit Console lovingly re-creates the sound behind arguably more platinum-selling records than any other console. Inherent signal noise plays an important role in defining the sonic character of any analog console; the modeled analog noise in Brit Console is different on every channel being processed, making your mixes more cohesive. Brit Console features three Style options: Vintage, Super, and Modern. Vintage offers a bit of top-end roll-off and a smoother character that defined the sound of British pop in the 1980’s, while those interested in an ultra-clean sound may prefer Super. Enable Modern to switch to a more contemporary dual design with variable harmonic distortion that yields a gentle bass boost, letting you dial in everything from nuanced second- and third-order harmonic saturation to edgy transistor bite.

Perhaps the most unusual offering of its kind, Porta Cassette replicates the smooth, analog, slightly off-kilter, lo-fi mojo of the four-track cassette recorders of the 1980s and ‘90s. Its Character control functions dramatically different than that of any other Mix Engine Effect: Low settings govern the amount of coloration, while cracking it up introduces tape wow and flutter. The unique Pitch control allows you to detune or up-tune every element of your processed bus. Unlike hardware cassette machines, however, the Pitch control won’t affect your playback tempo.

The Retro Mix Legends bundle is available now at the PreSonus Shop at a U.S. street price of $79.95. Alpine Desk, Brit Console, and Porta Cassette can be purchased individually for $29.95 each. All three Mix Engine Effects plug-ins, as well as CTC-1 Pro Console shaper and every PreSonus Studio One add-on are included in PreSonus Sphere memberships.


PreSonus MicroStation BT Provides Stereo Bluetooth Reception and More



Compact, convenient, and stylish, the new PreSonus Microstation BT Bluetooth 5.0 stereo monitor controller receives audio from a phone, tablet, or other Bluetooth source and feeds it to your full-range powered speakers. The MicroStation BT can also be hardwired to a powered subwoofer to create 2.1 listening environment.

Quickly pair your Bluetooth-enabled device with the press of a button. A stereo 1/8-inch input enables hardwiring your audio source when you don’t want to use Bluetooth, and a Bluetooth On/Off button lets you toggle between Bluetooth and analog sources. Balanced left and right 1/4-inch TRS inputs route audio from pro audio hardware, such as an audio interface, to your speakers and subwoofer.

You can connect your favorite powered subwoofer using either the balanced 1/4-inch TRS or unbalanced RCA Subwoofer outputs. An 1/8-inch stereo headphone/aux output lets you connect headphones or send stereo audio for streaming, recording, and more.

Controlling the MicroStation BT’s features is fast and easy. A large, ergonomic Volume knob lets you simultaneously control the overall level of your speakers and subwoofer. A Sub Bypass button mutes the subwoofer feed so you can quickly toggle between your 2.1 system and just the full-range speakers. A main Mute button with an LED status indicator let you silence your speakers or headphones without stopping the tunes.

The PreSonus MicroStation BT is available now at your favorite PreSonus dealer for a U.S. street price of $129.95. For more information, please visit HERE.


PreSonus Added Nearly 10 GB of New Samples to PreSonus Sphere



PreSonus announced the immediate addition of 19 new sample and loop libraries to PreSonus Sphere. Since launch, PreSonus has consistently added at least one new library or Studio One Add-on Presonus Sphere every single month; however, the addition of more than 9.7 GB of libraries at once represents by far the largest expansion of PreSonus Sphere content since the global online community was launched in July 2020.

The new libraries are royalty-free. All include Audioloops construction kits, compatible with Studio One Prime, Artist, and Professional version 3.5.5 and higher; and Impact XT kits, which are compatible with Studio One Artist and Professional version 4 and higher.

PreSonus Sphere members can download any and all of these libraries from their PreSonus Sphere accounts:

  • The 4 Forty library brings an electric mix of modern drum sounds, lush sounds, dramatic piano riffs, funky baselines, and more, in the styles of Jay-Z, J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and other hitmakers.
  • Afro Pop is equal parts pop sensibility and exotic percussion mixed with infectious grooves in a Caribbean-inspired cocktail that will put a smile on your face.
  • Changes is a great choice for lovers of old school R&B, with 808 kicks, slow synth grooves, and ear-catching beats.
  • Core Drum Kit construction target modern genres with punchy kicks, booming 808s, cracking snares and claps, clean percussion, silly smooth hi-hats and cymbals, and inspiring melodies.
  • Loaded with moody keys, dope synths, crips drums, and booming sub-basses, Dark Moon delivers just the right amount of alien textures to make your grooves stand out.
  • Dream presents today’s drama-drenched, Top 40-inspired, uplifting sounds, with bold paint melodies, strings, huge synths, leads, basses, and cracking drums – perfect for collaborations of hip-hop and R&B.
  • Loaded with slick synth melodies, punchy kicks, theatrical orchestra hits and more, Drip is perfect for modern productions with the ears of Music Supervisors in mind.
  • Feelings delivers lush pads, dreamy piano leads, hot drum patterns and moving baselines all designed to inspire your next creation.
  • Harlem 72 is loaded with disco beats, funky baselines, and a string section ready for its guest-starring role in Shaft, delivering the authentic sound of the ‘70s.
  • Latin Trap combines catchy Latin dance-inspired melodies with hard-hitting trap drums and 808s that will make your walls shake.
  • Add positive vibes to your high-energy EDM productions with Lights, featuring four-on-the-floor kicks, uplifting arpeggiated synths, driving baselines, drops, sound effects and more.
  • Lust and Loyalty will turn up the romance and the heat in your R&B and modern ballad productions, with soft piano melodies, lush strings, silky-smooth basslines, and slow synth leads that will keep you creating all night.
  • Loaded with radio-ready melodies, hard-hitting drums, lush synth pads, and stabbing leads, Mainstreams provides a flexible mix of loops and samples that will inspire just about any production, from ambient house to pop ballads, EDM to trap.

Great for hip hop, pop, trap, soul, funk, R&B, and more, Modern Melodix XXL captures the diversity of the Los Angeles music scene, with growling basslines, snapping grooves, Afro-pop guitars, rocking B3s, and Latin percussion.

Purple 6 is a collection in the styles of multi-platinum artists such as Drake, Future, Travis Scott, and more, with synth leads, sub-bass lines, punchy strings, and glitchy drums.

Smoke Shop delivers the sounds of the West Coast classics with a modern edge in the style of Kendrick Lamar, SchoolboyQ and YG, with one-shots, riffs, full mixes, and drum and instrument mixes.

Sound Mob Live Edition Vol. 2 is a comprehensive and unique library for modern hip-hop, rap, R&B, and soul productions, including a live one-shot drum kit and drum rolls, live guitar, live bass, keys, strings, and live percussion.

Street-ready and full of grit, Trap Moves is loaded with haunting melodies, rapid-fire drum rolls, and 808’s that will make the earth shake beneath your feet.

Packed with unique pop melodies that are a must-have for big songs, Urban Paparazzi includes big keys, synths, basses, and unique drum patterns.

With these new products, PreSonus Sphere members now have access to 73 sample and loop libraries, every PreSonus add-on for Studio One and Notion®, online collaboration tools, and exclusive monthly livestreams and master classes, plus licenses for both Studio One Professional and Notion. PreSonus Sphere memberships are available for $14.95/month or $164.95/year.


PreSonus and Antares Partner to Offer Auto-Tune Unlimited Subscription



Presonus and Antares are proud to announce that starting March 1, 2021, PreSonus customers who purchase and register any new PreSonus mixer or interface (including the ioStation 24c and Revelator) will receive a free three-month subscription to Antares’ industry-standard Auto Tune Unlimited vocal plug-ins.

Of course, PreSonus mixer and interface customers will continue to receive the Louisiana company’s popular Studio One Artist recording and production software and Studio Magic Software Suite as well.

Auto-Tune Unlimited includes every edition of Auto-Tune, as well as a suite of professional vocal production tools, such as Harmony Engine, Articulator, and all of the other plug-ins found in the Antares AVOX bundle. It is also available by paid subscription from Antares.

“Antares Auto-Tune is legendary; it really needs no introduction,” observes PreSonus Senior Vice President of Global Sales Rick Naqvi. “I use it in my studio, like many producers, including top professionals, engineers, and artists. We’re thrilled to be able to offer it to our customers. Once you’ve used Auto-Tune Unlimited for three months, you won’t want to be without it.”


PreSonus Introduces Revelator



Whether you’re looking for a microphone for vlogging, podcasting, voiceovers, or general home studio use, the new PreSonus Revelator USB microphone makes it easy to get polished, professional sounding-results with great sounding presets, easy-to-use loopback audio, and selectable polar patterns. Whatever your application, Revelator will adapt to fit your needs.

The secret to a “radio sound” is a combination of the right talent and microphone with just the right amount of EQ and compression. Revelator makes it happen with the same EQ and compression algorithms found in PreSonus’ award-winning StudioLive Series III mixers.

Eight easy-to-use, professional crafted presets give you that radio sound with the press of a button, with the right combination of EQ and compression to make your voice stand out. Eight additional user presets are provided to make Revelator sound that’s all your own using the full StudioLive Fat Channel controls available in Universal Control. You also get a wealth of voice effects to create just about any crazy sci-fi sound you want. Even better, you can store up to four presets to be instantly selectable via the Preset button on Revelator!

More than a USB microphone, Revelator also features two stereo streams for loopback audio so you can quickly and easily conference in Zoom calls, record gameplay, or showcase the audio in a YouTube video while adding witty commentary.

Two streams for loopback audio mean you can mix and record the audio from two different applications on your computer, along with your voice, at the same time using the intuitive interface Universal Control. Built-in monitoring and an onboard headphone amplifier let you listen to your performance and mix in real time.

Three pickup patterns provide maximum flexibility. Use the cardioid pattern for voiceovers or performances where only one voice should be captured.

Doing a podcast interview in person? Change to the figure 8 pattern and position Revelator between you so one side will pick up the interviewer and the other will pick up the guest. Doing a roundtable discussion or recording multiple instruments? Switch to the omnidirectional pattern to pick up sound all the way around the microphone.

With its bus-powered USB-C compatible design, makes connecting Revelator connecting to a Windows or macOS computer and Android or iOS tablet a breeze, and it comes with PreSonus’ popular Studio One Artist recording production software and Studio Magic Software Suite. An integrated desktop stand with built-in cable management and elegant aesthetic keeps your broadcast space clean.


PreSonus Ships Audio Batch Converter Add-On for Studio One



PreSonus Studio One users can now add powerful audio file conversions to their system with the company’s new Audio Batch Converter Add-on. Compatible with the newly released Studio One Prime (free), Artist, and Professional version 4.5 (and higher), the Audio Batch Converter offers format conversion and plug-in processing via most Studio One Native Effects, AU, VST2, and VST3 plug-ins.

Furthermore, it comes with 11 audio process that can be applied using an intuitive drag-and-drop workflow. Join files, merge mono files, split multichannel files, declick, invert phase, remove DC offset, repair the sample rate, normalize, adjust gain, independently control fad in and out, and more. The new converter is available directly from Studio One title bar for instant access without leaving the current Song or Project.

Audio Batch Converter’s integrated browser allows the user to create and edit processing chains via the same drag-and-drop workflow Studio One users are already accustomed to. You can even tweak effects during a real-time playback, and an integrated Preview Player lets you quickly preview and A/B compare unprocessed and processed signals.

The Audio Batch Converter supports a wide range of compressed and uncompressed audio file types, currently including Wave, AIFF, FLAG, Ogg Vorbis, CAF, M4A, and MP3. Each type supports various resolutions.

With its wide range of applications, PreSonus’ Audio Batch Converter for Studio One is an excellent tool for electronic musicians, audio engineers, sound designers, podcasters, voiceover artists, and more. It is available in the PreSonus Shop for $49.99 U.S.