Award-winning DAW software PreSonus Studio One 4 now available
PreSonus Studio One 4 takes it a step further with a host of exciting features in the latest update.
One of the most anticipated features in the latest iteration of PreSonus’ award-winning software, is the new advanced Chord and Harmonization tools that have been implemented. PreSonus Studio One 4 brings a new “Chord Track” which governs your projects transposition and even adds advanced harmonizing capabilities to regular audio files. The Chord Track allows you to change a particular chord from major to minor, and any audio tracks with enabled harmonization will follow, this is great for trying out new arrangements or auditioning variations in a progression.
PreSonus Studio One 4 sees the addition of an intuitive Chord Selector, similar to the one seen in Cubase, which allows you to trigger a variety of predicted chords using MIDI notes. Furthermore, you can save and recall your chord maps on any other projects. Your project now has the ability to have a master key signature, making the selection of chords easier and more intuitive.
What has PreSonus revamped in the latest Studio One update?
PreSonus Studio One 4 incorporates a new, rebuilt Impact XT.
It’s no longer just a drum module, Impact XT is now a fully-fledged advanced drum sampler and loop station. You now have 8 banks of 16 trigger pads, each pad offering individual sample control – everything from pitch to filters to envelopes. PreSonus have also included a massive amount of sample content from Sample Magic. PreSonus have also created a new “Pattern Editor”, a step sequencer style MIDI clip programmer. The Pattern Editor has a host of exciting new functions, my favourite of which is the ability to create polyrhythms. When used in combination with Impact XT – you have a beat programming powerhouse!
PreSonus Studio One 4 sees the introduction of a rebuilt Sample One XT, their native sampler. There’s a new “record” tab on the interface, that allows live sampling directly into Sample One XT. You also have the ability to drag-and-drop samples into the player, creating a more fluid workflow. PreSonus have also incorporated new auto-slicing modes and real-time time-stretching within Sample One XT.
The new AAF compatibility will certainly put it on the map for cross-platform creators, PreSonus Studio One 4 comes in two versions – Professional for USD $399 (Around R5000) and Artist for USD $99 (Around R1300).