Entries in AAX (240)
Sound Radix the creators of Auto-Align and SurferEQ have announced AAX AudioSuite compatiblity.
This will now enable users to be able to print their tracks by copying and pasting their settings.
ClipShifter is a wave-shaping clipping-style limiter that can be used in various points of a mix. It is now in AAX and RTAS beta.
LVC Clipshifter - Free Version
ClipShifter uses what the developer describes as ‘a unique threshold control to change the clipping threshold dynamically based on the transient characteristics of the incoming audio.’
The clipping distortion can be altered to offer various effects ranging from hard, brickwall-style clipping, to softer saturation with compression. Get in deeper and tweak the sdditional parameters to control the even- and odd-order components of the saturation.
ClipShifter is released as a free and paid-for plug-in.
LVC Clipshifter - Paid Version
The paid version adds
- oversampling (2, 4, and 8 times) with selectable double processing,
- mid/side processing, and a 3-way multiband frequency control.
The multiband frequency control can be used to apply clipping to certain frequency bands independently, while the free version applies the audio clipping to the entire frequency spectrum.
LVC Clipshifter - Download
We’ve just started a series on the value of channel strip plug-ins in the modern recording set-up, so it might be good to know what AAX channel strip plug-ins are worth taking a look at.
For Pro Tools users with RTAS plug-ins, unless you read otherwise these will also work as RTAS plug-ins in Pro Tools. If you are not sure what AAX plug-ins will work in your Pro Tools system then check out our comprehensive AAX plug-in database.
Let us know what you think by taking our poll and also adding any comments at the end of the article.
UAD API Vision
A more recent addition to the UAD powered plug-in collection, this is an awesome model of a strip used on albums by such recording greats as Fleetwood Mac and the Foo Fighters. It packs a lot of punch, currently in a Mac only beta for AAX we reviewed it here.
Avid Channel Strip
The Avid Channel strip is part of the plug-ins that ship with more recent versions of Pro Tools, it might be free but that doesn’t mean it should be dismissed in preference for those costing money. Modelled on the channel strip from the System 5 console it has a lot to offer, the collapsible GUI is a real bonus when running out of screen real estate.
The awesome Acon Digital Multiply plug-in, recently reviewed on Pro Tools Expert is 1 of 37 entries to win the KVR Developer Challenge this year.
The winner gets up to 60% of the prize fund, currently at around $1400.00
However Acon Digital Multiply is the only plug-in that is AAX and supports Pro Tools users.
We think plug-in developers who support Pro Tools users should get our support, so we encourage to go and vote for Acon Digital to win here.
It seems that not all convolution reverbs are not created equally, some offer a stereo simulation but not true stereo operation.
Reverberate provides a rich and dynamic reverb from impulse responses by modulating an amalgamation of two, separately controllable true stereo IRs using an LFO. Further modulation is possible using the post-processing effects; an all-pass interpolator chorus and delay unit provide a fuller sound and an over-sampled analogue prototype paragraphic equaliser is provided with dual LFOs. These features make for a livelier, more creative sound than typically associated with some convolution reverbs.
Until the end of this month LiquidSonics’ Reverberate is just £35 on Pro Tools Expert. Download the demo and find out for yourself why convolution reverbs costing 5 to 10 times the price struggle to beat this gem.
For lovers of Waldorf synths then there’s some great news. Waldorf have released 64 bit versions of their plug-ins in AAX format, the updates features Largo, PPG Wave 3.V and the Waldorf Edition.
Waldorf Largo AAX
Largo offers three fat oscillators, two of them with sub oscillators. These oscillators include models of classic analog waveforms as well as a selection of waves from the PPG and Waldorf Wave stored in two Wavetables. All these run through two Waldorf multimode filters with steep cutoff, resonance up to self-oscillation and a drive stage to add even more punch and grainyness to the sound. Ultra-fast envelope generators and flexible LFOs as well as an easy to understand, yet extremely versatile modulation matrix make for a sound designer’s dream.
PPG Wave 2 AAX
PPG Wave 2 was the very first digital Wavetable synthesizer with analog filters that allowed completely new worlds of sound and endless sonic possibilities. Shortly afterwards, the successor PPG Wave 2.2 came out and was born to make history. With a gigantic arsenal of waveshapes, it could not only reproduce known analog sounds, but also brilliant choirs, bells and whistles. The digital sounds of wavetables had been unheard until then and offered sensational sonic evolutions by smoothly going through 64 waves back and forth.
The Waldorf Edition AAX
The Waldorf Edition features the famous and award-winning PPG Wave 2.V, Attack and D-Pole plug-ins as VST and AudioUnit variants.
Russ takes and look and listen to the latest addition to the Universal Audio UAD stable the British favourite Thermionic Culture Vulture.
He gives it a run on bass, guitar and vocals and shows the fun that can be had with this unique audio plug-in.
Our friend at Flux are celebrating the launch of their version 3 plug-ins with a 50% off special.
Series plug-ins are now available in v3 versions supporting 32 & 64 bit in AU, VST, AAX Native and AAX DSP (Alchemist AU, VST, AAX Native).
For all current customers the v3 software is a FREE update, simply download the corresponding v3 installer for your software and install it.
Wunderkinds of the plug-in world Kush Audio deserve a headline like that when they announce AAX betas.
They have just announced the beta release of Pusher and Clariphonic plug-ins in AAX offering Pro Tools 11 compatibility.
Both units are on sale for $99 until tomorrow, so if you want to buy them then you had better act fast.
Kush Audio Pusher and Clariphonic join UBK-1 as three plug-ins now available in AAX for Pro Tools.