PreSonus Studio One 5.2

PreSonus Studio One 5.2 now shipping with second major update

PreSonus Studio One 5.2 is now shipping, featuring the second major feature update to its DAW software for macOS and Windows. 

PreSonus Studio One Version 5.2 adds over 30 new features and improvements, many of which have been based on user requests, including signfiicant new features for composers and performers.

PreSonus Studio One 5.2’s new Sound Variations has been designed to handlethe most complex virtual instruments and orchestral libraries. Central to the new Sound Variations system is a mapping editor that provides tools for managing complex articulation maps. Each Sound Variation can be customised with its own name and colour and can be dragged-and-dropped in any order and placed into custom folders. 

Sound Variations can be triggered via key switches, as well as from remote commands, including hardware controllers, keyboard shortcuts, custom macros, and more. The Paint Tool can be used to enter Sound Variations directly into the associated automation lane inside the Note Editor or select any number of notes and assign a Sound Variation from a popup menu. 

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A new API enables third-party developers to allow their VST2 and VST3 instruments’ articulations to be queried by Studio One so that Sound Variation maps are automatically generated. 

Meanwhile, the Score View has undergone a major update 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. The new drum-map interface allows users to add both the drum and note names to a corresponding notated pitch. A General MIDI map is included for quick setup. 

Building on version 5’s Show Page, which allows users to perform productions live, Version 5.2’s  Arranger Track has been added to enable users to 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 new Arranger Track also supports patch changes mid-song.

Meanwhile, an imminent update to Studio One Remote will allow mobile devices to be used as master controllers for live performances. 

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

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