I'm the tech of our recently purchased (Aug 2018) Presonus StudioLive 32 series iii, have been with Studio One since 2012. My background is LIVE Drummer, Software Tech & Soundman for over 30 years.
I agree with the previous comments and I can confirm that my LIVE performance experience is different that Presonus'. I really wish you create a separate app or feature for loading a playlist and muting tracks on the fly, and include effects that would turn "ON" at the start and "OFF" at the end marker of the song. (Or create LIVE "ON/OFF" FX markers)
Presently I'm creating the LIVE setup for our 4 piece band, here's my workaround loading songs, muting/unmuting tracks etc.
* First I bounce the backing tracks that have been processed, what's left to load is volume and panning which speeds up loading time.
* I've created a "Live Songs" Folder. This also allows me to quickly see all my songs, load multiple songs & select them individually from S1 SONG Drop down menu.
** NOTE I still have to start each song manually.
MUTE / UNMUTE examples
* If for example my Bass player doesn't show up or he plays guitar or keyboards I simply unmute the Bass track (before I start the song)
* If we invite a guitar player on stage to play a track that is normally pre-recorded, we simply mute that part in the song.
I don't want to save 4 different versions of the song w./wo. Bass, Gtr. Keys etc.., I must be able to do it on the fly from the stage, as I'm the LIVE Drummer, Sound Tech & Operate the Sequencer (S1).
If we're talking about a separate "Playback" LIVE app (which would be much leaner)
I'd also like to be able to save changes (Mutes / Fader levels) upon exiting the song. (My mixes will improve moving forward)
+ a master Comp/Limiter.
StudioLive S3 helps with the sound check feature but not having the SMAART function really sucks because I thought it was built in just like the previous Studio Live versions.
SL series 3 can be improved by adding some simple features found elsewhere.
That's it for now.