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Record great guitar tone in your DAW with the new Nembrini Audio IR Loader plugin

Nembrini Audio IR Loader Impulse Response Tool PluginNembrini Audio’s new IR Loader plugin is a suite of tools designed to get you a great recorded guitar tone within your DAW. It has practically everything you need in one, easy-to-use application, and is currently available at a great introductory launch price.

Nembrini Audio IR Loader Impulse Response Tool Plugin

The new Nembrini Audio IR Loader Impulse Response Tool Plugin for your DAW will run on Mac, PC, and iOS devices, which covers most systems. Essentially the new plugin is a suite of tools that allows guitar players and audio engineers to get a high quality guitar tone within a digital workspace. Utilising Impulse Response technology to tailor your guitar tones, you can organise your virtual cabinets, and then sculpt them with a variety of tools, all in a single application.

Nembrini Audio IR Loader Section

IR Loader Section

Tools

The plugin incorporates a dedicated Power Amplifier section that works with the IRs. This software Power Amplifier was modelled on an AB Push-Pull EL34 tube amp and comes with 3 feedback modes. Combine this with the Nembrini Audio IR Loader plugin that allows you to load up to 3 cabinets IR files, and already you have a pretty powerful recording setup. But that is not all, as there are also a host of studio quality effects that enable you to sculpt your tones even further.

Nembrini Audio IR Loader Impulse Response Tool Plugin EQ

IR Loader Impulse Response Tool Plugin EQ

Recording Effects

The included Bass Enhancer was inspired by Little Labs Voice Of God* processors. It increases the bass frequency content, offering over 24dB of low-end boost. You also get a custom-designed desk compressor that has a side-chain high pass filter. Then, the very handy 6 band equalizer comes with a real-time spectrum analyser. This allows you to see what is going on with all your frequencies, and tweak as required.

Nembrini Audio IR Loader Impulse Response Tool Plugin on Ipad

IR Loader Impulse Response Tool Plugin on iPad and will also run on iPhone

Introductory Offer and System Requirements

It looks like a very useful software, and particularly tempting with the launch price. The introductory deal price is only $29.99, rising up to the full price of $79 once the offer ends on 31 January 2022. You can also grab the iOS version for only $4.99 via the Apple App Store.

The plugin runs in VST2, VST3, AAX and AudioUnits formats, and you can download it for PC, Mac, and iOS systems, with an Intel compatible or Apple Silicon CPU 1GB RAM, Mac OS 10.9 or newer, Windows 7 or newer, 64-bit DAW. You will need a free iLok account to authorise your software. As ever, there is a free demo version available as well, which you can download from the link below.

More Information on Nembrini Audio

Nembrini Audio IR Loader plugin Demo Video

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NymphCC software controller/editor for Dreadbox Nymphes with added CV control and Polychaining

NymphCCTim Shoebridge has bypassed the Shift function by releasing a software editor and controller for the Nymphes polysynth that runs inside Cherry Audio’s Voltage Modular for full MIDI and CV control.

Dreadbox Nymphes

The Nymphes is a new 6-voice analog polysynth from Dreadbox that has recently set the internet alight with demos, reviews and discussion. Other than the fabulous sound, the discussion tends to revolve around the front panel interface which has divided people over its use of a “Shift” button to employ the same sliders to access a second set of parameters. This function allows the Nymphes to be very compact while still offering front panel access to the majority of controls. The downside is that as you switch between default parameters and Shift parameters the sliders on the front panel no longer visually represent the patch and can cause a bit of confusion.

The solution to this shown in most YouTube videos is to add a MIDI controller and map MIDI knobs or sliders to the Shifted parameters. This was the solution favoured by sound designer and developer Tim Shoebridge, but then he decided to take it much further with a software editor that opens up both MIDI and CV control over the Nymphes.

NymphCC

NymphCC reveals all of the MIDI controllable parameters of the Nymphes synth in software form. Gloriously realised in matching colours it looks fabulous and gives you the full two rows of sliders that are only available while holding the Shift button on the hardware. It pulls out the controls for the Reverb and LFO2 that can only be accessed via the menu on the hardware. You can also load, save and initialise presets directly from the editor. You never have to touch the Nymphes again if you don’t want to.

NymphCC

NymphCC

NymphCC effectively turns the Nymphes into a hardware-based synth plugin with all the advantages of software automation and DAW-based editing while having that wonderfully analog hardware sound.

Interestingly Tim has chosen to build the editor as a module in Cherry Audio’s Voltage Modular rather than the more common VST format. Voltage Modular is a virtual Eurorack instrument that can run standalone or as a plugin within a DAW. It supports both MIDI and CV type signal flows and modulations which makes it a very versatile place for controlling a hardware synth.

Polychain

The Nymphes doesn’t have a MIDI Out or Thru and so you can’t physically daisy chain two Nymphes together to make use of increased polyphony like you can on some synths. However, if you have two Nymphes connected to your computer via USB then Tim’s NymphCC can address both of them with the same editor. There are a few settings available on how notes are allocated between the two synths, whether that’s to ping-pong between them, randomise or act together in unison giving you a dual oscillator 6-voice synth.

This Polychain facility is completely amazing and effectively turns the Nymphes into a 12-voice hardware boutique analog synth for under a grand. And just to make things even more interesting you could pan the mono outputs of each Nymphes slightly differently giving you something approaching a stereo output.

NymphCV Expander

One of the reasons I imagine Tim went for Voltage Modular is because it uses a CV based signal and modulation system. All of the Eurorack style modules within Voltage Modular can be employed to send CV to control the NymphCC editor and so control the Nymphes itself. To make this work Tim needed to design a virtual patch bay and then convert those CV signals into MIDI as they come into the editor. That’s exactly what the NymphCV Expander does.

NymphCC and NymphCV Expander

NymphCC and NymphCV Expander

Available as a separate module the NymphCV Expander opens up all the MIDI parameters to CV control from within Voltage Modular. It plugs into the NymphCC module via a virtual MIDI cable. I like this approach because it means the NymphCC editor is not complicated by a huge built-in patch bay that could be confusing and boggling for people less familiar with how that works. The NymphCC looks much cleaner without it.

Availability

Tim is due to release the modules anytime now. Although he hasn’t yet mentioned the price, the modules in Voltage Modular tend to be very reasonable. I’ll update the article as soon as they are available. Walkthrough videos of both modules are below.

While I believe Tim has done some fantastic work here I should mention that the Nymphes can happily run as a hardware synth without any interference from a DAW, editor or MIDI mapping and the front panel is perfectly usable to reach all the controls. But if you’re looking to integrate the Nymphes into a software setup then these modules are amazing. I would love to see more hardware synths tackled like this from Voltage Modular.

Voltage Modular is available for Windows and macOS and can be bought with a bundle of modules for $99 or $50 or you can use it for free with a handful of core modules.

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Best free plug-ins this week: Fire, NoizeClick and Pro Tuner

Best free plug-ins this weekThis weeks collection of the best free plug-ins features a sick multi-band distortion effect, a versatile kick drum synthesizer and a very useful precision tuner. Here’s Fire, NoizeClick and Pro Tuner.

Check out our archives for many more free plug-ins!

Wings Music Fire

Wings Music FireFire by Wings Music is an open source distortion plug-in that splits up your audio into two adjustable bands. Each band can receive its own treatment consisting of various distortion modes, compression, limiting and stereo widening. There’s also a global EQ and a downsampling option for additional tone shaping. Fire supports 4x oversampling for reduced aliasing, and it has a Safe Output feature that automatically keeps the output level in check. Fire is now available as a pre-release version.

Fire runs on macOS and Windows in VST3 and AU formats (64 bit).

Get Fire here

Sick Noise Instruments NoizeClick

Sick Noise Instruments NoizeClickThis versatile bass drum synth by Sick Noise Instruments delivers a wide range of electronic kick drums. NoizeClick features three “click zones”, each with its own envelope. You can shape the sound using the multi-mode filter and distortion modules, and there’s a global ADSR envelope that controls the overall volume. Kick drums can be tuned to MIDI notes. The only drawback is that the Mac version isn’t compatible with Catalina or later versions of macOS.

NoizeClick runs on macOS 10.8 through 10.14 as an AU plug-in and on Windows (64 bit) in VST3 format.

Get NoizeClick here

Audiofusion Bureau Pro Tuner

Audiofusion Bureau Pro TunerWho doesn’t need an accurate tuner for guitar, bass or any other instrument? Audiofusion Bureau has pulled the tuner from the disTOMPED multi-effect and released it as a plug-in of its own. There’s not much to see here, except a large pitch visualizer that shows you the note you’re tuning, the pitch deviation in cents and some red and green vertical bars for quick reference. That makes it very easy to see what you’re doing, even from a distance. Simple and effective!

Pro Tuner is available for macOS and Windows (64 bit) in VST, VST3, AU, AAX and stand-alone versions.

Get Pro Tuner here

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Social Media tips for musicians: 5 ways to use social media better in 2022

With 2022 now upon us, those looking to release music look to define themselves in an incredibly saturated landscape. As an artist, producer, or musician, social media gives you direct access to your audience while allowing you to increase your reach through the various platforms you use. To do this effectively requires a concise understanding of your music’s identity as you learn more about your fanbase and how they consume music and interact with your online presence. Luckily, accessing this data is easier than ever, providing a powerful tool for targeting your online content more precisely. To help with creating and publishing content, let’s look at some steps you can implement in your strategy, or at least give you some food for thought.

1. What NOT to post

As obvious as this may sound, it’s important to remember that you are running an artist profile rather than a personal profile. Posting the same content as every other person online can prevent growth or even do permanent damage to the profile you are trying to build for yourself as an artist or band. Instead of being seen as a commercial entity with a product or service on offer, you are seen as simply another online user. As amazing as your recent pics of your cat or your favorite breakfast bagel are, perhaps save them for another outlet where they won’t dilute your brand.

2. Create a schedule together with a defined strategy

Every successful online media outlet has a strategy. Ensure each post forms part of a bigger picture with a purpose. Inform and engage your fanbase timeously with content linked to your music releases, videos, shoots, tour dates, merch drops, and any significant press or interviews. By planning your schedule 3-6 months in advance you not only make sure you dedicate enough time to making and rehearsing your music, but you can avoid your online schedule clashing with your real-life one. Be aware of the power of brand alignment and collaboration within your chosen style of music, a little outreach can go a long way. Having your own website central to your operation will also help in the long run.

3. Reach and conversion ratios

Unless you are looking to use your online profile to gain revenue through amassing followers as an influencer would, likes alone are of little use. Aim for the numbers reflected through your analytics to correlate to online ticket sales, merchandise, or at the very least your streaming and download numbers. Once your following grows, using tiered paywall content systems like Patreon can bring you sustainable income and establish your core audience. Remember, having 100 die-hard fans who buy your box-set, Live DVD, t-shirt and never miss a show is more powerful than 20,000 followers who engage with content but wouldn’t tip you a dime if you were working a double at Starbucks.

4. Consistent quality

Finding out exactly what your fans love most about your band and their music will help you build a unique and lasting connection with them, so build your social content around this. Production value is key when you’re planning new posts and engagement strategies. Don’t work alone. By steering clear of DIY, self-shot content without professional AV post/editing you can ensure you maintain the integrity of your image as an artist or band. Another important aspect involves the relevance of your posts. As you roll out each content stream, there needs to be a cohesive link to your artist identity and the performance date, album release, or merchandise being launched.

5. Research the Platforms you use

People interact differently on each digital platform available online. Each one has its own rules of engagement and a particular algorithm that prioritizes content for users in a certain way. This is concept is not exclusive to social media, it also governs platforms used for releasing music and video clips like Soundcloud, YouTube, and Spotify. This should give you even more incentive to learn everything you can about the platforms you use to engage your audience and where they listen to your music. Explore the possibilities, as this way you can remove a lot of tedious guesswork and find the places your fans love most, even a simple Telegram channel can be a powerful way to reach your audience. The more you focus your approach, you also reduce the overall time needed for online engagement, which means more time for music.

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Zio Analog Front End + Booster – Source Audio’s first all analogue pedal

Source Audio ZIO Analog Front End + BoosterThe new Zio Analog Front End + Booster is a first for Source Audio. Normally associated with digital pedals, this is the company’s first all analogue pedal. The pedal is an all-in-one solution for the front end of your signal chain has some neat features designed to benefit your overall guitar tone.

Source Audio ZIO Analog Front End + Booster

The new ZIO from Source Audio comes with four preamp circuits, each with up to +20dB of additional output boost available. It is also Source Audio’s first all-analogue pedal, designed in collaboration with Christopher Venter, the owner and sole engineer at SHOE Pedals.

The word “ZIO” is an acronym for impedance (“Z” is the electrical symbol for impedance), input (“I”) and output (“O”). Designed to work with a high-impedance guitar signal, it enriches the sound with one of its four preamplifier circuits. Then finally, it is output as a powerful low-impedance signal that is not distorted by the effect pedals following the signal chain. In essence, it helps condition your signal, almost like a kind of Buffer / Preamp / Booster all in one.

Source Audio Zio

Source Audio Zio

High-End Components

High-quality, noisefree Burr Brown operational amplifiers give the ZIO maximum transparency and responsive pick dynamics, while maintaining fullness. The input impedance of 1 mega ohm is ideal for guitar pickups. The impedance of the output is 150 ohms, which is optimal to other pedals, or your amplifier.

4 Preamps

The four different preamp circuits are:

  • JFET offers completely transparent signal amplification without colouring or distorting.
  • LOW-CUT reduces “beaded” bass and ensures tight sound with more headroom.
  • STUDIO is inspired by the well-tried “Pultec trick”, a studio technique that provides more clarity by cutting off the muddy frequencies and improving articulation in the middle frequency range.
  • E-PLEX captures the focused and subtle sound of the preamplifiers that can be found in old Echoplex Tape Delay devices.

Cable Length Simulation

The unique TONE switch of the ZIO, labelled Bright/Med/Dark, offers three different capacitor stages (for simulated cable lengths). You can use this to brighten or darken the sound of your guitar. This is great for adding some high-end, or removing too much of it, to tailor your tone just the way you like it.

Source Audio Zio outputs

Source Audio Zio outputs

Bypass & Outputs

If you do not want to use the ZIO as an on/off boost, set the bypass toggle switch to “MUTE“. This mutes the pedal when the button is activated, and the signal is sent via the additional mute output. This is useful for when you you need your tuner for silent tuning, or when you want to change guitars at a gig without any pops.

There are some very useful features on this pedals, and I can see it being an invaluable tool for many players. Especially those that work with various setups, or do a lot of live work. Overall, a well thought out design with some good tonal choices.

RRP – USD 199

More Information on Source Audio

Source Audio Demo Video

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Deal: Save up to 67% on Softube plug-ins and software instruments

Softube DealsPlugin Boutique is currently offering some great deals on plug-ins and software instruments by Softube. You can save up to 67% off the regular price on many great mixing and mastering plug-ins and software synths. And Plugin Boutique even throws in an extra plug-in or mastering subscription from their box of goodies for free!

Softube plug-ins on sale at Plugin Boutique

Softube plug-ins enjoy an excellent reputation for a reason. The company’s many effect plug-ins are a staple for mixing and mastering, but also for creative sound design. The portfolio includes many recreations of classic analog hardware designs, such as the American and British Class A channel strips and the Valley People Dyna-Mite and Summit Audio TLA-100A compressors. Softube’s Model 72 Synthesizer System (an authentic Minimoog emulation) and the recently released Overstayer M-A-S plug-in are also on sale. If you’re always on the lookout for great additions to your plug-in folder, this deal is a perfect opportunity.

The following plug-ins and bundles are on sale at Plugin Boutique:

Prices and info

You’ll find the full list of discounted Softube plug-ins at Plugin Boutique*. These deals are good through January 31, 2022. Prices may vary slightly depending on your location.

The software requires macOS 10.13 or higher (though they’re still working on macOS 12 and M1 support) or Windows 10. The plug-ins are available in VST, VST3, AU and AAX formats (64 bit). You’ll need an iLok account or dongle for activation.

When you buy from Plugin Boutique, the distributor throws in a free gift. This month, you’ve got a choice of DJ Swivel Spread, Iceberg Audio Beatgrader or a three-month subscription to CloudBounce.

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ToneGym Chord Progression Generator: A free online chord and learning tool

ToneGym Chord GeneratorWith the aim of providing musicians with tools that increase their composition skills and knowledge about music theory, ToneGym has now introduced a free online Chord Progression Generator. Solutions like these can be very useful in the songwriting process, especially when they are so straightforward and require no software installation of any kind. The ToneGym Chord Progression Generator is also especially useful for those looking to learn about songwriting and music production. Resources of this nature can be very useful, so let us know which are your favorites in the comments below.

How does the ToneGym Chord Progression Generator work?

The simple interface allows you to view the chord progression you are playing back in either a piano key or a guitar fret mode, which will widen appeal for some. The page also has a brief explanation of different aspects of chord progression theory, including relative chords and inversions. The chord generator itself has tempo and loop functions, as well as the ability to play the chords back as ascending or descending arpeggios. One of the most useful features for beginners is the library of chord progressions available, as this can teach you how certain progressions are synonymous with particular musical styles or eras.

ToneGym Online Tools

Check out some of ToneGym’s other Online Music Tools.

Once you’ve learned a few different progressions, you can begin composing your own custom progressions and even step outside the realms of traditional music scales if you need to. ToneGym’s Chord Progression Generator plays back the progressions according to voice-leading principles and the ability to loop playback makes it useful for playing or singing along when you need to voice different instruments in your composition or simply to inspire ideas. Both the ToneGym and SoundGym sites are useful resources for musicians, producers, and engineers, so be sure to check them out.

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Steinberg Dorico 4 notation software: more features, less dongles

Steinberg Dorico 4Steinberg has released Dorico 4. The major update to the professional music notation and composition software comes with a long list of new features and workflow enhancements. It also marks Steinberg’s much-anticipated abolishment of the eLicenser dongle in favor of a new, identity-based license management system. Oh, and it supports Apple Silicon, too.

Steinberg Dorico 4

Steinberg’s press release for Dorico 4 is a whopping six pages long. The list of new features that have been added to the software is quite impressive, and if you’re a Dorico user, I recommend that you check it out in its entirety on Steinberg’s website.

To begin with, Steinberg has made a number of improvements to the way Dorico imports, records and plays back MIDI data. In Write mode, there’s now a dedicated Key Editor in the lower zone, which is automatically kept in sync with the notation in the upper half of the screen. Steinberg says that this makes it easy to edit continuous controllers, dynamics and velocities and shape the MIDI performance of your score. That should be a great time saver for orchestral mock-ups and other applications where MIDI playback is critical.

Steinberg Dorico 4

The new Key Editor lets you shape the MIDI playback of your score

The new Key Editor isn’t the only new feature in the lower zone. Dorico 4 also offers three new on-screen instruments for quicker note input. The new on-screen keyboard, fretboard and drum pads are touch-enabled on Windows devices with touch screens. You can click or tap notes into the score on the keyboard, input guitar tab notation using the virtual fretboard and string, and unleash your inner percussionist with the drum pads.

Polyphonic MIDI Transcription

Dorico 4 also includes improvements to the MIDI import workflow. Steinberg says that the new Smart MIDI Import feature intelligently interprets incoming tracks and remembers your choices, which is supposed to make the import of large orchestral arrangements much quicker and less tedious. Furthermore, the software now offers Polyphonic MIDI Transcription for automatic separation of melodies, bass lines and inner textures into individual voices. This works on imported scores and live performances alike.

Insert mode, one of Dorico’s unique features, has been enhanced with an editable stop position. It’s also now possible to limit the scope of Insert mode operations to individual voices, all voices on the current instrument, or all instruments in the flow. And while you’re making edits in Insert mode, you can now decide if the music should be pushed forwards into the following bars or if the current bar should be enlarged, which makes it easy to create cadenzas or free rhythm sections, Steinberg says.

Dorico 4 also provides quick access to common rhythmic and melodic transformations like rotation, inversion and reversal. Steinberg points out that these aren’t plug-ins, but rather deep integrations that work on notes and all other notational elements such as slurs, dynamics, techniques, etc.

Other new features include a revamped Play mode, completely rebuilt mixer, new library manager, and many more workflow enhancements and improvements.

Apple Silicon support and new licensing system

The update also brings native Apple Silicon support to Dorico. Steinberg says that it’s the first professional music notation software that runs natively on M1-powered Macs – it’s about time! The company also claims that some operations are twice as fast on Apple Silicon than on Intel-powered machines.

And finally, there’s the new licensing system. We already knew that Steinberg was getting ready to ditch the eLicenser dongle and that Dorico 4 was going to be the first release with the new system. And it’s true: You don’t need a USB dongle anymore, and you can run the software on up to three computers with a single license by signing in on each machine. The new licensing system will later be brought to the upcoming Cubase 12 and presumably Nuendo, as well.

Steinberg Dorico 4

Dorico 4 comes in several versions and is touch-enabled

Price and compatibility

Steinberg Dorico 4 comes in four versions: Pro, Elements, SE and Dorico for iPad. A full license for Dorico Pro 4 costs €579 or $579.99. Users of Finale or Sibelius can take advantage of a discounted crossgrade offer for €299/$299.99.

Dorico Elements 4 is €99.99/$99.99. The introductory version Dorico SE 4 is free.

Various educational discounts, updates, upgrades, and crossgrades are available from the Steinberg website. And if you’ve bought Dorico 3.5 or an earlier version on or after August 25, 2021, you’re eligible for a free grace period update to the latest respective version.

The software runs on macOS Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur and Monterey, Windows 10 21H2 or higher (64 bit) and Windows 11 21H2 or higher (64 bit).

Dorico for iPad is available as a free download from the App Store. You can unlock additional functionality by purchasing an in-app subscription for €3.99/$3.99 per month or €39.99/$39.99 per year.

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SIMPLE from Chris St’Aubyn: Synthesis from a musical perspective

SIMPLESIMPLE is an enlightened polyphonic synthesizer for HALion that provides maximum musicality in a beautifully streamlined interface redesigned for v1.5.

SIMPLE

SIMPLE is exploring the balance between delivering superb synthesized sounds and using a minimal, curated interface. Colossal sounds via a simple interface – that’s the vibe producer and developer Chris St’Aubyn is going for. All the parameters are designed to produce musical results at all times making it easy to dial in sounds and intuitively work through the interface without getting lost in the complexities.

The “SIMPLE” knob has been moved to the left contains an animated display of each oscillator’s waveform so you always have a visual reference of what’s going on. But its main purpose is to drive the oscillator into fatness by taking on a whole load of tweaks to the detuning, saturation, phasing and layering of the waveforms. Turning it up just sounds brilliant!

Super Tone

The other big parameter is the Super Tone which now appears as a slider that reskins the interface as well as altering the sound engine to bend it in different directions. You have a punchy and bright “Digital” tone, a warm and saturated “Analog” tone and a non-linear, vintage and drifting “Bionic” tone. It’s like choosing your intention before you start to design your sound or trying different feels to sounds you’ve been working on.

It also doesn’t treat you like an idiot and all the tools you need in a synthesizer are available to you if you wish. There’s a rich multi-mode filter, envelopes and LFOs over on the right and in the middle the display changes between master controls to effects and modulation sections. V1.5 brings in a new arpeggiator with different patterns, gates and groove controls. You’ve also got over 800 presets to play with.

SIMPLE 1.5 is available for a special price of £46 and will run in the full version of HALion or the free HALion Sonic SE for macOS and Windows.

 

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PreSonus launches Studio One 5.5 with new mastering tools and more

PreSonus Studio One 5.5PreSonus has released Studio One 5.5. The latest update brings new mastering tools to the popular DAW software, along with many other user requested features designed to enhance your production workflow. Studio One 5.5 is a free update for all registered users of Studio One 5.

PreSonus Studio One 5.5

PreSonus says that Studio One 5.5 includes “the number one user features request for the Project Page”. The update introduces full track volume, master volume and insert effect plug-in automation to the Project Page. You can write automation in real time or draw it using the Paint tool. The Project Page now also features Clip Gain Envelopes for precise control over gain issues while mastering without the need for any dynamic plug-ins.

There’s also a new Listen Bus on the Project Page, which lets you monitor through room correction plug-ins or headphone monitoring tools without affecting the master output.

PreSonus has also enhanced the DAW’s digital publishing features. You can now export multiple formats at once, so you can create different versions for high-res releases and streaming services in a single step. To make this even easier, Studio One 5.5 offers new Target Loudness options for popular streaming services, along with a new dithering algorithm that minimizes conversion artifacts.

The new version of the DAW also comes with many enhancements to the production and performance workflows. You can now drag any MIDI file directly to the Chord Track to extract its chords, and create custom strum patterns by dragging note events in a selected chord. And PreSonus says that the Ampire XT guitar amp/pedalboard plug-in now offers faster preset switching optimized for the Show Page, so you can switch presets from a MIDI pedalboard during a live performance.

Other improvements include an option to save automation data with mix scenes, which lets you experiment with multiple automation passes. And the Plug-in Nap feature that was introduced in Studio One 5.4 is now available on a per plug-in basis.

Price and compatibility

The Studio One 5.5 update is free for registered owners of Studio One 5. It’s also included in the PreSonus Sphere subscription.

Studio One 5 is available from Thomann*.

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The software requires Windows 10 (64 bit) or macOS 10.13 or higher (Apple Silicon supported).

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