$499 list (Pro version, $249 list — Artist version)
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PreSonus has released the first maintenance update for Studio One Pro and Studio One Artist, its music-creation and production applications for Mac OS X and Windows. The new version 1.0.1 provides 10 new features and fixes an assortment of issues. New features include the abilities to snap on/off using a new key command; reset the entire event volume curve using a key command; fine-adjust the event volume using either a key command or by holding Shift and dragging with the mouse; and select notes by pitch on the keyboard in the Music Editor.
In addition, the active menu item now is highlighted; there is a new MIDI Machine Control receiver in the External Devices list (PreSonus/MMC); Audio Event gain can now go up to +24 dB; the maximum tempo range has been increased to 400 bpm; and link icons have been added to the news feed on the Start page.
More than 50 issues in version 1.0 have been fixed in version 1.0.1. In addition, a new 30-day demo version of Studio One Pro is now available at www.presonus.com/demo-studioone.