Studio One 5 Available Now (5.3 Out June 29th, 2021)

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KVRist
96 posts since 25 Apr, 2021

Post Sun May 30, 2021 9:07 am

I've been an S1 user since the first version. But the latest paid upgrade were absolutely worthless. It was more or less plugins minor GUI update. The EQ so sucks (and this is usually one of the most frequently used plugins on any DAW) that I had to buy a third-party EQ. What a shame.

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KVRian
974 posts since 25 Sep, 2014 from Specific Northwest

Post Sun May 30, 2021 9:27 am

Dark Lights wrote:
Sun May 30, 2021 9:07 am
I've been an S1 user since the first version. But the latest paid upgrade were absolutely worthless. It was more or less plugins minor GUI update. The EQ so sucks (and this is usually one of the most frequently used plugins on any DAW) that I had to buy a third-party EQ. What a shame.
The ProEQ? How does it suck? In sound? Or, in function?

KVRist
96 posts since 25 Apr, 2021

Post Sun May 30, 2021 9:51 am

Both, function and sound. Just make a rolloff on S1 EQ and Melda. S1 is too artificial. I know they have implemented a linear mode, but for me it's too late.

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KVRian
648 posts since 19 Jan, 2008

Post Sun May 30, 2021 10:41 am

I use Pro EQ really often and gets the results I want. Make sure you have High Quality turned on. Sure, it doesn't have MS or dynamic eq, but for stock is really good. Also, MS can be done using splitter. IMO, Pro EQ has way better user interface than Melda, but that's just a matter of "taste".

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KVRian
974 posts since 25 Sep, 2014 from Specific Northwest

Post Sun May 30, 2021 11:56 am

Dark Lights wrote:
Sun May 30, 2021 9:51 am
Both, function and sound. Just make a rolloff on S1 EQ and Melda. S1 is too artificial. I know they have implemented a linear mode, but for me it's too late.
Okay, thanks! I'll listen carefully when I try it to see if I agree. However, the GUI for it looks pretty standard to me. But we'll see...
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KVRAF
28780 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sun May 30, 2021 12:02 pm

So far, I didn't have an issue with Presonus' Pro EQ either. Will take a listen now as well though, and compare it to some other EQ's I have.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

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KVRian
542 posts since 11 Mar, 2010

Post Sun May 30, 2021 12:59 pm

I use Studio One as well, and never bothered about the stock EQ (I use CraveEQ instead). Too limited for today's standards. The upgrade should've been deeper.

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KVRian
648 posts since 19 Jan, 2008

Post Mon May 31, 2021 8:21 am

I've heard many things about CraveEQ and I'm curios, what do you consider a limitation in Pro EQ that's doable in CraveEQ? I've checked their website, would've been a buy from me if it had dynamic eq.

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KVRian
542 posts since 11 Mar, 2010

Post Mon May 31, 2021 9:07 am

Oh, there's a lot of thing. From the top of my head it's got a resizeable GUI, better analyzer, many more bands, many more band types, 4 different phase models.. and a top tier sound quality. For dynamic EQ I use Nova

KVRAF
1988 posts since 30 Dec, 2014

Post Mon May 31, 2021 1:27 pm

Not sure how long this offer was on but until the end of the first of June the 1st ( that's well one day ), you get upgrades with 25% off retail price from any version... Producer or Professional.

https://shop.presonus.com/Studio-One-5- ... l-versions

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Well 5.0 seemed rather weak for me.. so I passed.
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KVRAF
9328 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:05 am

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KVRist
96 posts since 25 Apr, 2021

Post Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:23 pm

Too many paid effects. Could just include them in a 152 euro upgrade to make it more worth it.

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KVRAF
9328 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:31 pm

Dark Lights wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:23 pm
Too many paid effects. Could just include them in a 152 euro upgrade to make it more worth it.
Between this, CTC-1 and Fat Channel collection I think the idea is to encourage people to switch to Sphere, instead of perpetual license.
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KVRian
648 posts since 19 Jan, 2008

Post Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:43 pm

I think so too, which is a bummer seeing they care now more about subscriptions.

KVRAF
28780 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:46 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case...

Their email promotions and site definitely suggest it.

Anyway, it's a trend I see coming for all DAW's.
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