Buy Notion 3 or 4 or 5 to Notion 6 Upgrade. Serum mac vst download. This offer is good until Apr 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST. Notion offers tools for scoring to video, offers handwriting recognition (Powered by McScript™), is tightly integrated with PreSonus’ Studio One® DAW, and comes with three Studio One Native Effects plug-ins. Integration including audio. Sep 11, 2012 jackdied Prenoob Joined: 22:49:49 Messages: 24 Offline: Hi, I'm going to score to a feature film next month and i want t to use Studio One 2.5 after upgrading to S1 Professional. Or create a music production powerhouse by pairing Notion 6 with Studio One 3, where you can now send audio, note, track, VST and score data directly between the applications. The workflow between Notion 6 and Studio One 3 is unprecedented, as both applications can run side by side on the same computer or on any computers on the same network.
· Product: Studio One Professional
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· Version Reviewed: 3.5.1
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Halfway into the Studio One version 2.5 life cycle, I gave the DAW a serious demo. I was immediately impressed with how intuitive and well laid-out the interface was, as well as how stable it was compared to my prior DAW (which had a tendency to randomly crash or corrupt projects). Everything seemed to be where I expected it to be, and things like comping just worked the way I always wanted them to. It wasn’t quite as efficient CPU-wise, but that was a trade-off I was willing to make as I moved over to Studio One as my primary DAW.
The version 3 release brought a new look along with wide-range of new features and each point version from 3.1 to 3.3.4 included a nice batch of additional features, which seemed very much geared at making it easier and easier for Pro Tools users to convert over. Studio One was essentially filling in some of the gaps in the audio and mixing side of the things, but CPU usage and latency were pretty much unchanged from version 2.5. As a result, Studio One earned a reputation as one of the least CPU efficient DAW’s.
The recently released version 3.5 (and subsequent 3.5.1) finally addresses CPU consumption and round-trip latency in Studio One. This review will focus heavily on the new features.
I break DAW’s up into two major categories: 1) the traditional tape-style DAW where songs are likely to recorded in a relatively linear style, and 2) your pattern based DAWs, which are more geared towards clip launching and a live-style performance with the DAW used for song building. Studio One is the former style, and as such, includes the basic audio recording and MIDI sequencing features you’d expect to a find in a DAW of that type. Like many DAW’s, there are a few different versions of Studio One, and I’m using Professional, which adds additional features compared to the Artist and Prime versions (see the comparison here: https://www.presonus.com/products/St..mpare-versions).
As a mentioned in my introduction, Studio One’s strength is in its workflow and interface. It was probably the first DAW built with a single-window interface in mind, and was developed that way from the ground up. Coming from another DAW, being able to drag and drop effects and instruments from the browser into an existing or even new track was a revelation. The Take Lanes and comping methodology (which I’ve since seen lifted in other DAWs) is extremely intuitive and makes creating that perfect performance a breeze. Somewhere in the Version 3 life cycle, VCA faders were added, and Studio One has the most intuitive implementation of VCA faders I’ve seen to date, where you just select the channels you want to create a VCA fader for, right click, and select “Create VCA fader for selected channels.” Literally a three click operation. Highlighting channels in the mixers and clicking and dragging an insert will clone across the selected channels. Another feature I love is how easily it is to map hardware controls to plugins in Studio One. It’s a basic thing but implemented in a very intuitive way. I realize none of this is mind-blowing, but it’s fast and intuitive. And these little things add up to a fantastic overall user experience.
I’ve recently gotten access to a Studio 192 Mobile, and another area worth pointing out is that the integration with PreSonus hardware within Studio One is absolutely as seamless as you’d hope it would be. Not only can the onboard Fat Channel (DSP effect) be opened and edited directly within Studio One just like any other plugin, you can control the preamp gain and hardware settings from within the Console in Studio One. While I wouldn’t suggest choosing a hardware based on what DAW you use or vice versa, the smooth integration is definitely a bonus.
The 3.5 Update - Improved CPU Usage, Latency, and Mixer Undo
Since 3.5 is the most recent major release, let’s talk about the CPU and latency improvements. Studio One has never skimped out on big updates in their .5 releases (which have been free to date, so thanks), and this release is no different. They’ve basically rewritten their multi-core CPU support to improve load-balancing and overall CPU efficiency, while at the same time, having implemented a dual-buffer approach to playback and recording. The 3.5.1 release that was released shortly after the initial release made further improvements to both areas.
So how does the dual-buffer approach work? You set the lowest buffer setting your computer/interface can comfortably handle for real-time monitoring (the first buffer), then you set your “Dropout Protection” setting, which controls the buffer size for tracks where input monitoring is not on (this is the second buffer). So my 15-year old RME Fireface 800 is running on a 64 sample buffer with Dropout Protection set to maximum. What this basically means is that any instrument tracks I’m monitoring can now achieve a round-trip latency of 5.08 ms (at 44.1khz) even in CPU intensive projects. In the past, I’d have to start disabling effects and start freezing if I needed to an overdub mid-mix, and that’s no longer the case. Modern interfaces will achieve much lower latencies than that! The only downside to this approach is the added complexity of keeping track of what monitoring mode you’re currently in. There’s a “Green Z” which represents the new Low Latency Monitoring mode, a “Blue Z” (not new) indicates that you’re doing zero-latency monitoring via your interface, and no-Z is the old, single buffer approach with higher latency. In addition, plugins with latency that exceeds 3ms will be excluded from the monitoring chain when Green-Z monitoring is enabled. Now the current state monitoring mode is clearly visible on the console, but new users may be confused by the various options
As mentioned, multi-core load balancing was also improved, and I can confirm that I’ve seen a big increase in performance indeed. The 3.5 update was released while I was nearing completion of a mix, so I did a parallel install (love that Studio One allows you to keep multiple versions installed) and transferred the mix from 3.3.4 to 3.5. The result? The same mix that had been taxing Studio One in the prior version actually had a decent amount of headroom CPU-wise. If I had to guess I’d say was a 20% or so improvement in CPU usage. What I can tell you in the weeks since is that Studio One no longer feels like the devourer of CPU’s that it previously had. What had been one of the biggest user complaints about Studio One has been addressed by PreSonus.
Note (and I can’t repeat this enough): Studio One’s CPU meter is always showing you the CPU usage of the most taxed core in the system, whereas some other DAW’s will average the CPU use across all cores. So when you see a plugin taking up 8% in Studio One and only 1% in a host like Reaper, just understand that you’re seeing the same performance shown two different ways. Measure CPU usage by how well large projects run.
The last of the major 3.5 features that I’ll discuss is another commonly requested one from the user base: Mixer Undo. Except, this isn’t just Mixer Undo, this will also undo plugin parameter changes. Now, I’m a big proponent of any feature that will save me from myself and this is huge. How many times have you tweaked a plugin only to realize you liked it better where it was before? Now, you just have to hit Ctrl+Z to get back where you were. Have you ever reached for a hardware fader and realized you grabbed the wrong one? What was the volume of the channel you just moved previously at? Don’t worry. Just Ctrl+Z. The same applies for send levels, plugin additions/deletions, etc. Having come from a DAW that offered undo on the mixer, having it back in Studio One has been a Godsend. Especially when combined with the Undo History for moving backwards and forwards through edits.
Now, while I’m clearly a fan, Studio One does have some weaknesses. There’s no proper way to save Track Templates or any Pro-Tools-esque Import Session Data functionality. The closest you can get is saving Multi-output Instrument + FX channels, but even this is limited as any channels without an insert are not recalled, nor are buses, sends, volumes and pans. Studio One’s tempo drawing is also bizarrely clunky for a DAW that’s known for its workflow.
The biggest weakness in Studio One is on the MIDI side of the house. It does the very basics, but anyone who is heavily into MIDI sequencing may find some of the shortcomings in S1 frustrating. For instance, there’s no dedicated Drum Editor. There’s a Smart tool for audio editing, but none for the PRV. Notation support only exists by transferring data to and from Notion (which you also need a license for) rather than existing within the DAW itself. There’s no Articulation Edition, List View, MIDI Transformer, etc. Polyphonic Aftertouch isn’t supported for e-drummers, and each instrument channel can only receive and transmit a single MIDI channel at a time, so support for multichannel MIDI devices (like MPE instruments) is very cumbersome.
As someone who is active on the PreSonus forums, the Studio One 3.5 update addressed the top 3 requests from the user base: 1) Mixer Undo, 2) improve CPU efficiency, and 3) reduce latency. As far as I’m concerned, PreSonus hit it out of the park with the 3.5 release, while showing they’re interested in listening to their users. The DAW has grown in a huge way since I first began using it a few years ago, but there’s still room to improve things on the MIDI side of the house. Hopefully, with the right foundation in place, there will be more progress in that area in future versions.
Would you be kind enough to share your workflow in terms of scoring to video - the technical aspect - import - settings - markers - sync to video - timeline??
I'm having trouble understanding how I can sync musical parts to video unless and until I'm in
bars / measures but my cue marker hits don't start on the start of any bar or beat as such.
I wanted to know how you guys use studio one for video projects.
Thanks and Regards
I have composed music for film and TV and I have also done this well in Studio One.
1 Import the video. It will usually be at a lower res than the final. Hence a smaller file to manage.
2 I aim for bar 3 (beat 1) to be the point where the video clip actually starts. Now the video might start straight in but then again there might be some stuff before the first frame of interest.
Either way you have to fiddle with the offset settings in order to get the video to be where you want it to be at bar 2 beat 1.
You need to be in both Bars/beats but also have the Time showing on the other display.
Also does the video have burned in time code on the picture.
3 Once that is working (and it will take a little fiddling) YOU need to define the tempo of the music at that point. (I often leave the first two bars at 120 BPM as well)
4 You can then look at your vision hit points and you will see where they fall in relation to your chosen tempo and grid. Suppose a hit point falls just after beat 2 of a bar. You then need to insert tempo change before this hit point to make the hit point land right on beat 2. (you could get it to hit on beat 1 but the tempo may have to change too much) The idea is to insert a series of light tempo changes so the hit points all land on beats nicely. (any beats)
(there are tricks involved), eg suppose a hit point lands on beat 2 of a bar after you have done a tempo change. But you really want it to land on beat 1. If you are in 4/4 say then you can insert a 3/4 bar some where earlier in the music where it would not be noticed and then your next hit point will be on beat 1 of a 4/4 bar.
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I'd second this approach. I've previously worked in Pro Tools and Digital Performer and while I still miss some of the specialised scoring features they offer (particularly DP) I am nonetheless able to work effectively in S1.
Certainly I feel that what I gain in reliability, performance and simplicity makes up for the reduced feature set.
Being able to load multiple instances of Kontakt without needing VEP and fleet of machines is important for the smaller scale projects I work on. Admittedly my template is probably closer to what most film score composers would view as a sketch template with about 160 tracks. I'm aware that some composers have 600+!
Mostly I find the block granularity offered by the tempo track to be the biggest annoyance - for timing things to make a specific Hit Point a fine tempo change (pencil line like the CC midi automation) is much easier than the graduated option available in S1 at the moment - at least for a lazy composer like me:-)
I'm also hopeful that some of the future changes to S1 will beef up the scoring/midi support a little. Midi inserts/effects would be a grand start (please, please if you're watching Presonus dudes).
Until then I'm happy to make do. S1 has grown considerably the last few years and I'm confident that it will continue to evolve.
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I'm interested in this as well. I'm a long time Logic user, and when I score to film I've always created projects for each cue. Alternatives has made this easier, but I still mostly use that for revisions of the various cues.
I'm learning DP now, with its array of powerful features for working to picture. The Chunks feature makes it possible to (theoretically) do an entire reel or even full length feature in one project. Because each Chunk is given a start time independent of the others, you don't have to worry about other cues sliding around, losing their picture place when you change tempos, lengthen, shorten etc.
I've been getting into S1 and really love it for writing. I've seen some info on using the Scratch Pad and Arranger Track for working to picture but I'm wondering how you deal with the issue of cues falling out of sync when an earlier cue is changed? Since they are all on a common timeline, it seems like it would be problematic?
I think you need to have separate files for the various cues to avoid that problem.
Chunks are indeed powerful, but I have read that some folks avoid them because using them as you describe 'puts all your eggs in one basket'. A corrupted file can result in the loss of ALL your cues for a film.
Admittedly, this is probably rare - and with proper project backups you can protect yourself from the worst of it. But you know how it goes: There's never a good time for that type of thing to happen.
I have another thread going on something very similar. If I could ask you to take a look..I'm trying to work through using S1 for video and had a few specific questions. Any thoughts are appreciated.
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I had seen that thread actually, should have posted there. thanks.
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