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PreSonus Introduces Presence XT Editor

Deep Editing for Creative Sound Design in Studio One 3 DAW

PreSonus Presence XT Editor: Main Grid view

PreSonus has released Presence XT Editor, an Add-on for Studio One that enables quick creation of expressive sound programs that offer deep control and realistic playability. Released concurrently with the Studio One Version 3.2.2 update, free for Studio One 3 users, the Presence XT Editor Add-on is is now available for $79.99 U.S.

A Presence XT Program (or Preset in Studio One) is made of a set of samples organized in zones and layers. Normally, parameter changes on the Presence XT main page affect all sample zones at the same time. With Presence XT Editor, all sound parameters are available per zone, layer or program, so users can adjust parameters individually for every sample and on all three levels to create subtle or dramatic changes.

PreSonus Presence XT Editor: Main List view

Users can start by simply dragging and dropping in raw samples that are then automatically mapped across the keyboard. Alternatively, users can drag, drop and modify Kontakt, Giga, or EXS programs. 

Flexible layer parameters allow users to define variations, articulations, and key switches with just a few clicks. Stack samples as velocity layers for dynamic sound-changes; define round-robin variations for natural, realistic re-triggering; and assign layer variations to keys for fast, easy switching between articulations. Up to eight assignable knobs and eight assignable buttons can be named and used as performance controls.

PreSonus Presence XT Editor: Scripting

Presence XT Editor’s scripting engine enables sound designers to add realism with manual or automated sound-shaping and sample-playback variations. The scripting engine uses the familiar JavaScript language and provides a range of possibilities, from basic legato to realistic re-creations of organ percussion and guitar fret noise, without forcing you to learn a custom scripting language. For users who are new to sound design, a handy reference guide is also provided. 

Once satisfied, designers can export a compact Sampler file containing all samples, mappings, scripts, and settings. These files can easily be shared with other Studio One users via services such as DropBox or PreSonus Exchange and can be exported with or without password protection, granting the designer control over who can further edit the Sampler file.

Find more information on the Presence XT Editor.