PreSonus Studio Magic

by Michael Eddy
PreSonus Studio One® with Brainworx' bx-opto plug-in from the Studio Magic bundle.
PreSonus Studio One® with Brainworx' bx-opto plug-in from the Studio Magic bundle.

PreSonus introduces the Studio Magic Plug-in Suite for Mac® and Windows®. Both new and existing registered owners of any currently available PreSonus® audio interface or mixer will receive this as a free bonus. The software bundle includes seven popular plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats.

Further information from PreSonus (presonus.com)

Currently eligible interfaces and mixers include the PreSonus AudioBox USB, AudioBox i-series, and Studio-series interfaces and StudioLive Series III, StudioLive AR USB, and StudioLive RML-series mixers. The software will be automatically added to registered users’ online MyPreSonus accounts and can be downloaded at any time—even if they bought the eligible PreSonus interface or mixer years ago.

SPL Attacker is a micro-plug-in that employs the same Differential Envelope processing technique as SPL’s Transient Designer. Using SPL Attacker, all attack events can be amplified, regardless of their signal level. By focusing on the initial transient instead of specific frequencies, SPL Attacker amplifies just the attack curves of a sound event. This allows instruments to be mixed at lower levels, which opens up space in the mix, while the relationship between tracks is preserved.

SPL Attacker

Mäag Audio EQ2 delivers the sound of the Mäag Audio EQ2 two-band hardware equalizer. Mäag Audio’s EQ design allows for exceptionally low phase shift across all EQ adjustments, which helps maintain the integrity of your mix’s original sound while enhancing the very high ‘air’ frequencies. An input attenuator lets you normalize levels after applying EQ.

PreSonus Maagaudio EQ2

Lexicon’s MPX-i Reverb delivers seven classic Lexicon plate, hall, chamber, and room reverbs. A streamlined interface and 100 versatile, finely-crafted presets enable you to quickly get the sound you want. Input and output metering let you monitor levels at a glance.

PreSonus Lexicon MPX i

The Eventide H910 plug-in is a faithful re-creation of the classic H910 Harmonizer, which offered unique combinations of pitch shifting, modulation, and delay. Use pitch changing to create specific musical intervals and perfect harmonies, spread guitars, fatten snares, apply subtle organic detuning to synths, and add slap-back delays to vocals.

PreSonus Eventide Clockworks

Also from Eventide comes the 2016 Stereo Room, which delivers a natural, yet distinctive-sounding reverb that can be lush or subtle. Derived from Eventide’s SP2016 hardware processor, its simple, intuitive controls allow you to fine tune your virtual space, from a dark hallway to a bright studio vocal room. Use multiple instances to bring out the character of different parts of a track.PreSonus Eventide Reverb

The Brainworx bx_opto compressor combines the best aspects and anomalies from several legendary, light-dependent compressor circuits. The result is a powerful dynamics processor, teeming with character and delivering sounds that can’t be achieved with analog optical compressors.

Presonus brainworx bx opto with S1

Completing the Studio Magic bundle is Arturia’s Analog Lab Lite, a ‘Greatest Hits’ collection of physically modeled classic analog synths, organs, string machines, and pianos from Arturia’s V-Collection of virtual instruments. Enjoy models of iconic instruments from Oberheim, Roland, Sequential Circuits, ARP, Hammond, Fender, Wurlitzer, Moog, and Vox.

PreSonus Arturia Analog Lab Lite