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Integrated reference A/B section for Main/Song/Mixer-Page or in the Project-Page for mastering tasks at least.

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asked Apr 18, 2021 in Mastering by volkerwaltinger1 (220 points)
edited Apr 18, 2021 by volkerwaltinger1
Hi, it would be really cool and so helpful to have a reference section/A-B-section integrated in the Project-Page at least. So that we would not have to use 3rd party plugins like Metric AB etc. It would be fantastic to have it integrated in the Main/Song/Mixer-Page as well but even more importantly we would need it in the Project-Page for mastering tasks. No need to have 16 slots for uploading reference tracks like in Metric AB but 1-3 slots and the ability to see all the meters and stuff for the reference tracks as well to be able to compare our own tracks with the reference tracks on a professional level like in Metric AB or similar plugins would be such a great addition in Studio One. Anyway you have made Studio One one of the coolest, most full-fitted DAWs on the market already and its getting even better by each update. Thanks for that! Great job!

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answered Feb 2 by alexleonard2 (1,630 points)
When I'm mixing I've always found the best approach for AB referencing is just to have a folder of reference tracks which are all muted (and set a my target LUFS level). AB referencing is as simple as solo'ing one of the reference tracks. I've tried a few plugins but they never work as simply and smoothly as this.

I would love to see the ability to add reference tracks in the Project page. Without this I'll probably keep mastering in Song mode which is a bit of a shame.
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