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Studio One 5.2 Highlights

PreSonus Studio One Tips & Techniques By Robin Vincent
Published May 2021

The Show Page now has its own Arranger Track, at the top, which you can use to launch sections of your songs.The Show Page now has its own Arranger Track, at the top, which you can use to launch sections of your songs.

We explore the 5.2 update which offers enhancements to the Score Editor, the introduction of live looping to the Arranger Track, and improved tools for remote collaboration.

March 2021 saw the release of a fairly chunky update for Studio One. The highlights include enhancements to the Score Editor, the introduction of live looping to the Arranger Track, and improved tools for remote collaboration. Let’s press pause on the music making and check out what’s new.

Live Arranger

We got into the Arranger Track last month so we already know how helpful it is in structuring our music. We created verse and chorus sections, moved them about, opened the Arranger Inspector and reordered our song. One of the things you could do in the Inspector was to move the play head to the beginning of a section by clicking on it. PreSonus have developed this into a bit of a groovy live looper facility, where you can play with new arrangements on the fly, in real time. The difference is that you now have a Sync Mode to dictate the timing of the play head jump in order to keep everything on the beat. Choose from 1, 2 or 4 bars, have it play through to the end of the section, or leave it off if you want instant movement like in the previous version. You can now experiment with different structures without having to create a new arrangement or drag the sections into a Scratch Pad.

All of this Live Arranger business has been punted over to the Show Page and turned into a performance tool, which is where we’ll go next.

Show Page

We also looked at the new Show Page recently, so we know that this section already had aspects of the Live Arranger, where you could decide what would happen at the end of a song. You could repeat a song or put in a pause (for applause) or carry straight on with the next one. For each song...

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Published May 2021

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