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Please add Listen Bus to Project page

+85 votes
asked Jul 10, 2020 in Mastering by tremo (1,000 points)
Love the Listen Bus in S1v5 for running a separate monitor out through Sonarworks, ARC, Can Opener, etc. I'll never again have to worry about forgetting to disable the monitoring plugin before printing a mix. But PLEASE add this feature to the Project page! The Listen Bus channel strip could go right next to the existing Master channel.

5 Answers

+11 votes
answered Jul 17, 2020 by benreaves (10,550 points)

I had to check the new Project page to be sure the OP didn't miss something. They didn't.

Are you serious? The Listen bus is the thing that makes metering and monitor correction play together in unison. It finally made it possible to just use Sonarworks at all times and go straight to export in the Song page.

Can it be that nobody thought it would be useful on the Project page?

As it stands, if you set up a mastering session in the Project page (which is still not complete with no automation!!), then add your room correction post-fader, all the built-in metering shows the results of the correction software, not the actual master, rendering the entire Project page's feature set useless except for DDP export.

Like my "Control Room" FR from two years ago (!!), the Listen Bus should be a universal concept in Studio One, accessible in all modes of operation, configurable for monitor control in-the-box. (Even the integration with FaderPort still controls the "Main" fader instead of the Listen Bus fader when you select "Output control.")

This seriously needs to be addressed in an upcoming update, along with some more attention being paid to the Project page as more than an amateur's "mastering" view, or else people may give up on the Project page entirely.

+7 votes
answered Aug 19, 2020 by tennitustennitus (1,500 points)
I fully agree with the two previous posters here. Why was the listen bus not integrated into the project page? And yes, we could use automation lanes in the project page at a minimum for volume and panning. Please make this happen Presonus team! Thanks!
+2 votes
answered Feb 2 by jasonlillebo (1,620 points)

And I would like to have multiple listen buses. That way I could assign different correction profiles to each bus (headphone, speakers1, speakers2, etc..)
0 votes
answered Feb 21 by johnmarshall9 (390 points)
Today, while mastering a 4 track EP, I found myself needing to reduce the overall output of Studio One 5. Apparently this is not possible? I can adjust the output of the master fader, but it effects every track in the project. That has led me here.

I also use Cubase, and the thing prevents me from adopting Studio One as my main DAW is the lack of a control room, like the one Cubase has.

Being able to set up multiple monitor sources, adjust their volumes independently, and being able to process the main output with speaker calibration, and separately process the headphone output with headphone calibration etc. is invaluable.

If this was added to Studio One 5, it would be a massive workflow improvement and make me seriously consider moving away from Cubase as a DAW.
+3 votes
answered Mar 1 by daniellesaux (2,190 points)
Totally agree with this request. I use Sonarworks to mix and master. Now that the Song page has a listen bus, I no longer have to worry about disabling it before updating the Project page. But now I always forget to disable it in the Project page when doing a digital release! Adding a listen bus would be a huge time saver!