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Studio One 5.4 is here!


Studio One 5.4 adds new features, enhancement, and powerful workflow improvements to Studio One 5. This is a free update for Studio One 5 users and PreSonus Sphere members. Click “Check for Updates” from Studio One’s Start Page to get it!

 

Native support for Apple Silicon (M1) processors

 

With Studio One 5.4, PreSonus introduces native support for M1-based Apple computers. Native mode for Studio One 5.4 offers additional CPU optimization for better overall CPU performance. To achieve optimal performance, Native mode requires all VST plug-ins, instruments, and hardware drivers to also provide Native support. To that end, nearly all PreSonus application software, plug-ins, and hardware drivers now support full native compatibility with M1-based Macs.

 

Plug-in Nap

 

Studio One 5.4 introduces a new Plug-in Nap option that improves overall CPU performance by pausing processing for any plug-ins that are not currently passing audio. The status for each plug-in can be monitored in the updated Performance Monitor.

Plug-in Nap is automatically suspended when the plug-in window is opened. With this new option enabled, you can run more plug-ins in your session. Plug-in Nap does not currently support virtual instruments.

Export multiple formats in one pass

 

With only a single format selected, switching formats is as easy as clicking on a different format. Checking additional formats adds them to the selection. When a Publisher is selected (such as “Send to Notion,”) Studio One ensures that the default format of that publisher is part of the selection. Settings are now remembered when closing the “Export Mixdown” window. PreSonus Sphere members are able to export multiple formats simultaneously into a single PreSonus Sphere Workspace.

 

Realtime chord display in editor

 

A new Chord display for notes from the editor has been added to the Note Editor inspector underneath the existing Input Chord display. This display has two states, depending on the context:

“Current Chord” shows the chord detected from notes at the current play position, as well as the next upcoming chord.
“Selected Chord” shows the chord detected from the current note event selection. For multiple selected notes, the chord is determined from exactly these notes (can also be an arpeggio). For a single selected note, the detection looks for overlapping notes to determine the chord.
The current chord is displayed inside the tooltip, as well as on mouseover when editing notes.

The floating Chord Display can be set to show the current chord from the Chord Track, the input chord, or the currently selected chord in the editor. When showing chords from the Chord Track, the window shows both the current and next chord, as well as a progress bar to indicate the time to the next chord change–making it a great tool for recording and performing artists, as well as teachers and students.

 

Updated Plug-in Manager

 

The Plug-in Manager in Studio One 5.4 has a new Version column so you can make sure your plug-in library is always up to date; and a new Statistics tab provides useful information.

Third-party plug-ins that fail during the Studio One launch scan are now moved to a Blocklist inside the Plug-in Manager so they don’t interfere with your session. You have the ability to manually reset the blocklist, remove individual plug-ins, or move problematic plug-ins manually to the Blocklist by simply dragging and dropping them.

 

Performance optimization for Mix Engine FX

Like Plug-in Nap, Studio One Mix Engine FX plug-ins from PreSonus also now use less CPU processing when channels are silent. This improvement is available for all Mix Engine FX version 1.1 or newer and is automatically active on any session using Mix Engine FX.

 

Autosave just got better

New in version 5.4, Autosave will wait to complete until playback is no longer in progress. In addition, Autosave now takes less time by always using cached plug-in data. The “Use cached plug-in data on save” option now affects manual Save only.

 

Improved chord detection

Detecting chords from audio in Studio One 5.4 now delivers more accurate results and improved timing. Chords detected from note events are now more accurate as well. The full set of chords that are available in the Chord Selector can be recognized from music parts.

This produces more consistent results when dragging chord events from the Chord Track to the arrangement and back.

 

“Copy external files” option for Songs, Projects, and Shows

The option “Ask to copy external files when saving Song…” has been renamed to “Ask to copy external files when saving Document” and now also works for Projects and Shows, as it did before for Songs: When a document is saved, a dialog offers to copy all “external” files (outside the Song/Project/Show) folder that have been added since the last save. This question only appears once for each file.

An essential file management feature—now available for all Studio One document formats!

 

“Remove all” option for sends

 

A convenient “Remove all” option for sends is now available in the Console. Click on the drop-down arrow next to Sends to access the new command. This command can also be applied to groups of Channels simultaneously.

 

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  • Trevis Williams

    thanks for posting guys, I will wait….

  • Adrian Janicki

    All my VST2 disappeared in Studio One 5.4 on my M1 MBA. And I was so happy for a brief time…

  • Terry williams

    Ok just updated on win10 64bit and cannot now use it as loads ok until I select existing file or new one, support ticket sent. Is there a way to roll back to previous version?

  • krizalidzero

    Arturia works perfect if you know how to set it up.

  • The Original

    The workflow in DAWs like Bitwig and Ableton were good for creative stuff, but DAWs like Cubase and Studio One are generally a bit better equipped for the recording, mixing and mastering stuff. Live only just got comping, for example… and didn’t Bitwig only just get it as well? I mean, that alone pretty much necessitated a different DAW – if you did any audio recording – unless you wanted to do all of that on “hard mode.”

    On the flip side, if you need the sound design features, you’re forced to go right back to them because Studio One is weak in that area.

  • same, i love studio one and have been using it forever, but i really would like some advanced modulating so i dont have to keep switching DAWs

  • Luc Morin

    May I ask why Studio One interests you if you already own a DAW? Is it a feature not available in those other DAWs?

    Maybe you could ask the other companies to implement those features? That way you would not have to learn another program, and convert all your projects?

    Just saying.

  • Starglider

    Still missing all the modularity and lfo/tools that bitwig has…
    And no arturia keyboards support…

  • Mr. CJ

    The ability to add plug-ins to a block list and restore them if needed is key. Great work Presonus!!!

  • John Rick

    Is global transpose already available or am I missing it at some update?

  • Paul Keizer

    No karaoke possible? Sad.