When certain VST instruments are connected to an instrument track in Studio One, it is failing to create any sort of associated channel.
I've dragged & dropped the associated instrument VSTs to them from the Browser, and the activity meter is pinging for them; however, I'm not having any luck getting anything out of the Console.
I understand that the Console shows Channels, not Tracks, and therefore the linkage between them needs to be established, but Studio One is nonetheless meant to create an associated channel when the instrument is added. There's no way to manually create a new Channel to route the Track to.
The Inspector for the Track shows 'Out' as 'Absynth 5' (my instrument) 'CH 1', but the only option in the Channel drop-down is 'None'!
For me, the issue is actually specific to Absynth 5 from Native Instruments. I added Kontakt & Reaktor to the other two and they both created the expected Channels in the console automatically.
Not only that, but it's specific to the VST, non-stereo version of this plugin. Absynth 5 Stereo [VST] and Absynth 5 [AU] both produce a channel automatically as expected.
UPDATE: See answers below where PreSonus have confirmed this as a known bug.