Here’s what MetalMusicAddict (the lead developer for Ubuntu Studio) had to say on an Ubuntu Studio related forum post about three hours ago :
"We’re actually closing in on the home stretch tonight. We’re building test disks tonight and will take the next day or so to test. It will be a couple of days late but it’s looking like Friday"
Now, more than ever before, is the time to get excited! If you’re going for a fresh install we suggest getting those partitions ready!
And yep! I'm excited. I see a new partnership pending.