I (Perhaps like many others) was quite excited to hear about the McDSP Public Beta for several of their plugins recently. Along with the excitement I was a little concerned for what installing them would do to my TDM versions currently running well on my system, would they be removed by the new installer? would installing both installed cause problems?
McDSP had posted download links for “HD” and “Native” installers without an explanation of what was included in the “HD” versions and there was no mention of TDM. Seeing as this was an AAX beta I had to assume that these “HD” installers were only AAX DSP and not TDM DSP but what did this mean for my TDM DSP versions? Could I run TDM DSP and AAX Native versions at the same time on the same machine ?
Well fortunately the answer was yes!
In order to get it working I had to install the current TDM release versions of the plugins and then download the “HD“ AAX beta version (not Native) and install them over the top of the previously installed TDM’s.
Below are a couple of screen shots to show the visual difference of the GUI’s between the DSP and Native versions, the Native AAX version displays a version number of the plugin where as the older TDM DSP version does not.
I’m please to say that both versions are working very well without any problems noted so far, switching between DSP and Native and back again is also as smooth as I expected too.
I thought I’d write this up just in case anyone else running a PT10.2 TDM Accel system was wondering if they could also use the newer AAX native versions at the same time as their TDM versions.
McDSP AC101 TDM DSP With No version number on the GUI
McDSP AC101 AAX Native Showing Version Number 188.8.131.52 (The Current Public Beta Version Number)