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PreSonus Updates Studio One to Version 4.1

Update overhauls Pipeline XT, steps up Tempo Track editing, improves AAF support and strengthens Note Repeat power.

Baton Rouge, LA (September 13, 2018)—Now available from PreSonus is Studio One v4.1, a significant update to its music production software for Mac and Windows. The update encompasses both Studio One 4 Artist and Studio One 4 Professional and is free to registered users.

Studio One Professional’s Pipeline XT plug-in, which lets users insert hardware processors into a Studio One session with automatic latency compensation, has been enhanced in v4.1 with a user interface makeover and new features. Latency can now be measured and compensated automatically with a single click, then adjusted manually. The maximum delay has been increased from 5,000 samples to 32,000 samples. The stereo Pipeline XT plug-in now supports mono sends without losing a second hardware output.

With the goal of increasing users’ efficiency, PreSonus has added the ability to take a snapshot of an external effects processor and drag it into the Pipeline XT center display to capture hardware settings for later manual recall. A new notepad allows users to add text notes to presets to document setup instructions and parameter settings for their hardware processor. Everything can be saved into presets.

Tempo track editing has been updated as well. Users can edit tempo with Studio One’s familiar automation tools for ramps, curves and smoother adjustments. Switch between the default time-linear timebase and a new beat-linear timebase so that the grid no longer jumps under the mouse pointer. Narrow the Tempo Track display range to a musically meaningful range for improved tempo editing and visibility.

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Studio One version 4 introduced support for AAF (Advanced Authoring Format). With version 4.1’s new AAF export options, compatibility with other DAWs has been improved. Users may now embed WAV or AIFF audio files instead of referencing them; split stereo tracks (important for exporting to Pro Tools); and create copies of audio files in WAV or AIFF format, with a choice of resolution and sample rate. Trim file sizes by eliminating unused regions; export pan automation—or don’t, if exporting to an application that doesn’t recognize it; and use the new Legacy mode to export to an application that only imports AAF 1.0.

Fully remote-controllable from any MIDI controller, Note Repeat has been enhanced. Note Repeat now has its own section in the Record Panel, where users can activate/deactivate Note Repeat, select a repeat rate, and activate/deactivate Note Erase. Set the gate time for notes and use key or poly pressure to control note velocity. Quantize notes to the song grid (similar to Quantize in Impact XT); when Quantize is inactive, notes are triggered instantly from a key or pad. Use Key Remote mode to control all Note Repeat functions from a keyboard controller.

Studio One 4.1 also adds a new System DPI Scaling option for third-party plug-ins on Windows 10 so that they appear at the normal size expected by the user on high-DPI 4K and 5K screens.

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