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5.1 / 7.1 Surround Mix in Studio One

+432 votes
asked Nov 1, 2016 in Mixing by cesarmontegrifo (340 points) 1 flag

When you guys will implement surround 5.1 and 7.1 in Studio One? Please do it fast :)

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+121 votes
answered Nov 1, 2016 by mattcaprio (148,150 points)
selected Nov 20, 2016 by ghasenbeck
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+53 votes
answered May 30, 2017 by alicepisu (400 points)
Please add this PreSonus, we need it so much!
+34 votes
answered Jul 24, 2017 by dwaynevalentine (4,020 points)
Please Please Please add!
+33 votes
answered Aug 17, 2017 by josephdbae (2,100 points)
yes this is a much needed feature for soundtrack composers for games, movies, and etc.
+20 votes
answered Nov 25, 2017 by davidlindvall1 (590 points)
I need this! I'm really starting to like Studio One, but there are some features that you guys really should implement, like more timestretching algorithms for example. I hate to switch between DAWs to achieve certain things.
+21 votes
answered Dec 7, 2017 by joonhoahn (630 points)
We really need surround sound features for Studio One, especially surround sound panning. While surround sound was never used in music before, I know for a fact there is no written rule saying that we can't write music in surround sound, so I plan to actually break that ground and start writing pieces that take full advantage of the surround sound feature.
+20 votes
answered Apr 8, 2018 by jghoward (350 points)
Totally agree. I want to use Studio One for every project, but I have to go to another DAW for all the film/documentary work I get.  Would also like a more robust video sync feature to go along with this addition.

The S1 architecture and ease of use makes it an easy candidate for the new industry standard, and I think the product roadmap should address these kinds of glaring holes to make it reality.
+12 votes
answered Apr 14, 2018 by christopherpittman (360 points)
Yes, please. Geaux Tigers!
+12 votes
answered Apr 28, 2018 by jschmitt (340 points)
Yes, please add!!!  I use Waves Surround tools to pan, but also need to output AC3 and be able to monitor it!
+13 votes
answered May 10, 2018 by jonathanmeraz (390 points)
Reasons to add it:

Audacity can generate a 5.1 AC3. AUDACITY!

Logic Pro can do it.

Reaper can do it.

People do film scoring.

It’s not just for film scoring. Our church creates a 5.1 AC3 with click and stems. We load the file in ProPresenter, then make a timeline synced to the audio. This allows us to have ProPresenter automatically advance the lyric slides at the right time for the whole song set. Audio goes to an interface, each of the 5.1 channels is assigned an output that is patched to our mixer and...voila, we get stems, click, AND automatic slide advancement.

Would be nice to do our 5.1 AC3 creation in the same DAW where we create our stems.

Thanks for listening. We appreciate you guys.
+8 votes
answered May 24, 2018 by diapasonprodues (2,380 points)
Please! When I need to do 5.1 I have to render stems of the original Studio One session and import them on Reaper. =( I love reaper too but I switched to Studio One for several reasons and wish I could do all in one DAW.
+8 votes
answered May 25, 2018 by iuliancumpana (420 points)
Yes please! This DAW needs surround capabilities ASAP!
+7 votes
answered Jun 19, 2018 by LaurynasG (950 points)
I'm patiently waiting for this. :)
+5 votes
answered Jul 26, 2018 by pauldiem (1,880 points)
I'd like to see this implemented as a Fat Channel plug in for the StudioLive III. We 5.0 into stereo for live streaming. It'd be nice to be able to do this right in the StudioLive console rather than having to use the only USB interface to send it to/from a computer to do it. Since there's only one AES output on the console, in order to do it on an external Dolby Encoder, we'd have to use the analog outputs, convert to digital for input to the encoder then convert the digital encoder output to analog to get it back into the console.
+11 votes
answered Oct 2, 2018 by saniashedevr1 (1,300 points)
PS it's almost two years as that post has been written.

It doesn't mean that customers don't need it means that you ignore us and a lot of potential users don't know about that site...they just don't want to buy your product for TV and Movies because of your limitations. In spite of doing great product your politics look narrow

- wwise support

- surround sound

- RX Connect

- at least 2 videos in one project

that minimum what you must be realized

------------ Logic pro that cost 200$ has it

What are you waiting for??? for dark ages for your company?????
+4 votes
answered Oct 30, 2018 by michaelbeen (250 points)
Just ordered the new Studio One 4 Pro edition, and was honestly expecting to be able to do surround production/mixing, but to my big surprise that is not an option? Is there anything in the cards, wether or not this will be added anytime soon?
+3 votes
answered Oct 30, 2018 by parasharamusic (210 points)
I was working on Logic before switching to Studio One and I actually started liking it. It provides a really simple yet powerful workspace. But having said that, it isn't even close to Logic or other DAWs in the race of latest features these people are providing. And your recent version of Studio One had no such great updates. You Guys are just ignoring what people need or we can say, expect from you guys and that's gonna be a really bad move.
+3 votes
answered Nov 13, 2018 by lincolnmitchell (1,450 points)
Three years later...
+9 votes
answered Jan 13, 2019 by kenpaolino (320 points)
I need Surround Mixing.  PLEASE!
+5 votes
answered Jan 29, 2019 by chrisschutte1 (810 points)
This would be fantastic! Please implement this feature if possible!
+3 votes
answered May 20, 2019 by tonydennis (690 points)
Please add this.  I really don't want to learn another DAW to mix in Surround.  I think it would be awesome if you could add this feature!
+3 votes
answered May 20, 2019 by fabianharter (240 points)
All those years later and even Studio One 4 doesn't support Surround Mixing, while other DAWs in that price range do. Cubase Pro for example is capable of 5.1. That is not a lot, but it's more than S1 can do and Cubase Pro is 100 bugs cheaper.
Right now Surround Mixing is becoming more and more important for me, since I started doing more movie productions and not just music productions. The fact that I always have to look at other DAWs and Studios to make it work really bothers me. I love S1 and I've been a proud user since V2, but I'm close to leaving this great DAW. V4 had no big updates for me, I only got it for the AAF-Support.

By the way, I remember someone asking for Surround Mixing back in the V2 days. So I'm wondering: Will we ever get it? Because if you ask me, a lot of people would jump on Studio One if it would support Surround Sound. And in times where almost every DAW features it, Studio One should work on an integration. You were always a big Pro Tools opponent so keep up the good work and give us the on feature Avid has, that PreSonus doesn't.
+2 votes
answered May 21, 2019 by cesarmontegrifo (340 points)

After years of waiting with no communication whatsoever on this matter on the Presonus side, I finally gave up and sold my Studio 192.

I recomend you guys do the same... It’s a shame.

+1 vote
answered May 22, 2019 by jpnaranjo (480 points)
Yes! This would be an awesome addition for the next update/version :D
+1 vote
answered Jun 15, 2019 by oleksandrgoncharuk (550 points)
Really need it)
+1 vote
answered Jul 13, 2019 by jafethuerta (170 points)
Yes, please add this and a SCRUB function for the Icon Qcon Pro X midi controller's scrub wheel.

Thanks !
+1 vote
answered Jul 29, 2019 by ryanconway1 (520 points)
I'm hoping this will also include 3 and 4 channel tracks and a down mixer.  One big hangup for me to switch from PT to S1 is that I can't record either my Josephson C700s or Rode NT-SF1 into a single track and decode to any format.  It's much easier to use the decoder plugins and edit the one track then recording on multiple mono tracks.

With a lot of VR content gaining ground and various ambisonic mics hitting the market, I'm hoping the surround implementation in S1 is comprehensive enough to support all sorts of uses, not only 5.1 and 7.1.

0 votes
answered Aug 8, 2019 by karaci (490 points)

Film müziği bestecileri ve post prodüksiyon da çalışanlar için 5.1/7.1 Surround, OMF, AAF özelliklerinin kesinlikle studio one da olması gerekiyor. Presonus bu özellikleri eklemeli. Buna acil ihtiyacımız var :)

+1 vote
answered Aug 10, 2019 by alexandermastny (170 points)
Can't believe: 2019 still no 5.1 / 7.1 support?
+2 votes
answered Aug 13, 2019 by robertgray3 (32,560 points)
I do a lot of work on location with Ambisonic recording and I'm starting to experiment with it in the Studio and finding it very interesting for recording and sampling instruments. The only problem is Studio One's workflow for Surround and Ambisonic is terrible. Oh well, hope they get to this eventually.
+1 vote
answered Sep 10, 2019 by rajkumarsamueljebasingh (170 points)
Expecting Presonus would add this option sooner, thanks...
+1 vote
answered Sep 13, 2019 by oleksandrgoncharuk (550 points)
Really need Surround mixing for composing and sound design
+2 votes
answered Oct 1, 2019 by laurent.spohr (190 points)
edited Oct 1, 2019 by laurent.spohr
It is mind boggling that in 2019, 10+ years into the product making, there is still no surround support in Studio One. This is especially serious considering that Pre-Sonus is a music equipment vendor, so you guys should know what you are talking about.

I have a virtual instruments with an Out1-4 which cannot be enabled because there is no implementation of a fader with capability other than stereo or mono.

Studio One does not even support hosting plug-ins like the NUGEN upmix suite !

For me this product is a no go for a music professional / composer wanting to be active where the business is. Implementing this essential capability for a modern DAW is a no brainer.

I'm up-voting, uninstalling Studio One, and back to Cubase for the moment.
+1 vote
answered Nov 20, 2019 by thomaswarneke (350 points)
Its the only reason to keep my ProTools HD.

For all the other mixing and composing I love S1 !

A surround option is the most important innovation for S1.

Greetings from Germany
0 votes
answered Mar 4 by dirkbialluch (150 points)
Our demand for surround support is steadily increasing. We need it primarily for game, exhibition appearance and showroom projects.

This would ensure Studio One is future-proof and a DAW to stick with.