Release notes: Presswerk

Updated with every release (beta versions and latest builds not included)

August 10, 2021

Presswerk 1.1.5 (revision 12092)

Native M1 ARM support


  • Native support for Apple Silicon chips (M1)
  • macOS Big Sur compatibility
  • Improved GUI performance on Mac
  • Improved handling of junction links on Windows
  • Improved soundset installation
  • Preset browser bank name support

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed crash when loading script presets (e.g. Randomizer)
  • Fixed rare crash on project reload
  • Fixed crash in Bandlab Cakewalk when reloading a project using VST3
  • Fixed Cakewalk setting instance parameters to default on project reload
  • Fixed audio clicks when switching presets
  • Various framework fixes and improvements

Known Issues:

  • Context menus need plugin focus to work (Apple issue)

Special Notes:

  • AAX support on Mac removed temporarily (will come back in next update)
  • Updated minimum requirements, CPU needs to support SSE4.2 instruction set
  • Linux: minimum required glibc version is 2.28 (otherwise plugins won't show up)
  • macOS 32-bit support discontinued

The project converter files have been removed from the installer. They are now available on the new u-he tools page, if needed.

The factory preset library has been cleaned and sorted for this update. Files are replaced automatically on Mac.
Windows and Linux users, please consider removing the factory library folder before running the update installer.

March 5, 2019

Presswerk 1.1.4 (revision 8347)

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed latency compensation in Cubase (now works on host start/stop)
  • Fixed latency compensation issue with plugin bypass
  • Fixed latency compensation issue with side chain monitoring
  • Fixed Limiter View punchy mode DPR being wrongly switched off when going back to Main View
  • Mac installer improved to prevent permission issues

February 4, 2019

Presswerk 1.1.3 (revision 8250)

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed rare crash when trying to reopen a project
  • Fixed stutter on load in Limiter view
  • Fixed latency reporting for Bitwig
  • AU: Fixed appearance of special characters in preset names
  • HQ mode: Fixed latency compensation for negative sidechain delay

Special Notes:

We improved the latency of Presswerk in HQ mode. If using a host without automatic PDC, the manual latency compensation for the tracks containing Presswerk might need to be adjusted in old projects.

August 14, 2018

Presswerk 1.1.2 (revision 7669)


  • New Preset Browser
  • NKS FX compatibility
  • macOS High Sierra compatibility
  • Plugin format & OS info shown next to revision number
  • Init preset can be loaded from main display
  • Increased maximum number of skins from 10 to 20
  • Mouseover shows parameter values in main display
  • Improved handling of 14-bit MIDI CC assignment
  • Added UTF-8 support for user names (registration)
  • GUI performance improvements on Windows
  • Windows installer now certified

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed unsorted folders and presets when using APFS file system in macOS High Sierra
  • Fixed possible crash in Cubase when selecting presets (macOS only)
  • Fixed an issue where VST3 wasn’t remembering preset name in main display (Windows only)
  • Fixed an issue where instance parameters were not recalled correctly in some hosts (Windows only)
  • Fixed an issue where long preset names could extend outside the Preset Browser window
  • Fixed an issue where switching between presets could sometimes result in wrong Wet Gain setting
  • Various small fixes and improvements

Special Notes:

Due to the new preset browser, it is important to install the update into the same location as the previous version, and to make sure to select all previously installed plugin formats during installation. Alternatively, you can remove the old installation, and start over with a fresh installation. But it is crucial to not mix old and new plugin versions, since the old versions can not cope with the new preset browser, and will crash (or otherwise misbehave) if you try to load them.

June 27, 2016

Presswerk 1.1.1 (revision 4596)


  • Scrollbar in the patch browsers description window
  • Presswerk now has only a single skin, which has been improved skin with display of linked channel
  • Original Plus skin has been removed from installer
  • VST3 version available including sidechain support. However, MIDI learn is not fully supported, but MIDI controllers can be assigned in MIDI List View using VST3 specific techniques.
  • Ability to copy and paste setting from VST2 to VST3 (Windows only)

Fixed Bugs:

  • Fixed cross-platform compatibility issue with Windows VST2 version [***]
  • Touch link: Fixed an issue where locked states not updating correctly (M/S Program Compressor view)
  • Fixed small memory leaks
  • Fixed issue where preset name abbreviated when reopening GUI
  • Fixed issue where Bypass state can be stored in a preset but not in a project (AU only)
  • Fixed issue where parameters shown as integers while actually being fractional numbers
  • Fixed freeze when using Original Plus skin in Reaper
  • Fixed DPR clicks
  • Fixed issue where dynamic latency reporting sometimes ignored by Pro Tools
  • Fixed issue when Data Graph may appear aliased on GUI sizes other than 100%
  • Fixed issue when Link button state set to on after recalling project (macOS only)
  • Fixed issue where right needle jumps more than left needle in VU

Special Notes:

[***] A detailed description of the cross-platform ID problem and fix can be found here.

April 29, 2015

Presswerk 1.0 (revision 3741)


  • Adds six new Views with a streamlined interface for faster workflow: M/S Program Compressor, Vocal Compressor, Drum Compressor, Bus Compressor, Easy Compressor and Limiter

December 9, 2014

Presswerk 1.0 (revision 3262)

Initial release