PreSonus has unveiled Studio One 3.2, a free update to the company’s award-winning DAW software for Mac and Windows.
The new version 3.2 adds over 50 professional tools and workflow enhancements, including the new Mix Engine FX – a plug-in paradigm that can modify or bypass and replace Studio One’s native mix engine – designed to fundamentally alter the mix experience in ways that “have never before been possible in a DAW.”
In contrast to conventional plug-ins that must be inserted independently on each channel, with limited or no interoperability, Mix Engine FX can process every channel routed through a bus, both individually at the source and at their summing point. Console Shaper, the first Mix Engine FX plug-in, uses State Space Modelling to re-create analogue mixer system topology and componentry, turning Studio One’s 64-bit audio engine into an “analogue” console with control over drive, noise, and true crosstalk across multiple channels.
Also new in Studio One 3.2 Professional, VCA Faders allow remote control of any number of tracks from a single fader, complete with relative level control and volume automation for fine tuning a mix.
Additionally, significant attention was given to make Studio One’s workflow even faster. Version 3.2 adds zooming shortcuts, extended Tab-to-Transients navigation, several alternative transport modes, a new Play Start Marker, a Loop Follows Selection option while editing, drag-and-drop audio rendering of virtual instrument parts, and more.
Studio One 3.1 introduced tight hardware integration with PreSonus’ Studio 192 audio interface. Version 3.2 extends that integration to include remote XMAX preamp control for up to 64 input channels on StudioLive RM rack mixers and hybrid Fat Channel DSP processing for low-latency recording with effects on StudioLive RM mixers and StudioLive AI consoles.
Most of the improvements in Studio One 3.2 came directly from the music production community—in particular from professionals using other DAWs who had integrated Studio One into their workflow and requested some enhancements before switching outright.
Version 3.2 is a free update to registered users of Studio One 3.0 and higher. Downloads are available now from within a customer’s My PreSonus.com account.