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Will You Still Be Using Avid Pro Tools In 3 Years Time? Poll

The last few weeks have seen more discontentment amongst Pro Tools users, some fuelled by the uncertainty created by the recent support upgrade announcement.

How confident are you about Avid’s future? How much has this affected your confidence in using Pro Tools long term? Do you still think you will still be using Pro Tools in 3 years time?

As ever please vote and leave your comments for discussion.

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Native Instruments Offer A Workaround For Avid CoreAudio Yosemite Issues

Native Instruments have issued advice for those experiencing issues with Avid CoreAudio in Yosemite issues.

Yosemite is as yet unqualified by Avid, but this advice is for those users of Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite who also use Native Instruments products with hardware dependencies.

In the advice Native Instruments say;

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Avid Suspend Pro Tools Upgrades Until New Support Plan Is Released In November

Community member Tom Jenkins has reached out to us so we can tell you all that Avid have suspended sales for all upgrades until the new support plans are released in November.

Tom was trying to upgrade his Pro Tools 10 and CPTK to Pro Tools 11HD but was thwarted online. So he checked with Avid Customer Care and they responded with this…

Thank you for contacting Avid Customer Care. For the moment, no upgrades for Pro Tools are available on our webstore because we are doing some changes in the our upgrade system. If you do not want to wish to wait until the launch, you can try and contact one of our resellers. 

So for now the only way of getting an upgrade is through your Pro Tools dealer.

AVID's CoreAudio Manager/Drivers Causing Hold Up In Yosemite Compatibility For Native Instruments

Native Instruments have published an update to their OS X 10.10 Yosemite compatibility statement and it seems that most of their hardware is currently unable to run reliably on systems using Avid’s CoreAudio Manager/Driver, the statement reads;

Native Instruments has conducted compatibility tests with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite which have shown current NI products to work without any specific issues under standard installations of this operating system. 

However, products with a hardware dependency, such as Maschine, Komplete Kontrol, Traktor, Guitar Rig and Controller Editor will not launch when AVIDs CoreAudioManager/Drivers are installed under 10.10 Yosemite. Native Instruments and Avid are working together to resolve this compatibility issue. 

Native Instruments is currently conducting further systematic compatibility and performance tests with the release version of Yosemite, and will provide new information as it becomes available.

We will keep you posted as soon as we know about a remedy for this issue, watch this space. In the meantime you can read our advice regarding upgrading your Mac to OS X 10.10 Yosemite here.

Avid Offering Annual Support Plans Including Upgrades From November 2014

Avid have announced that starting in November 2014, new Pro Tools Software license purchases and upgrades will include a one-year, renewable standard Avid Support plan. This plan includes all future Pro Tools updates and upgrades including the new cloud collaboration and Avid Marketplace features we covered earlier this year plus, access to their support staff around the clock.

Cloud And Collaboration Features Now On The Table

This means that Avid have moved past offering these as Technical Previews as they are promising these feature will be added sometime in 2015.

What’s Included In Standard Support

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Show & Tell Review Of The New Avid Pro Series Subharmonic Plug-in

Avid have announced the 2 new plug-ins that we got a sneak peak of at IBC last month. Russ is taking a look at the Pro Multiband Dynamics plug-in and here Mike takes the new Avid Pro Subharmonic plug-in for a spin on speech, music and sound effects in stereo and surround modes and finds it has a neat trick up its sleeve. It can be controlled by MIDI.  

Check out this video review of the Avid Pro Subharmonics plug-in here.

What To Expect From Avid At AES 2014 - Pro Tools Cloud Sharing, New Plug-ins, S6 And S3 Software Updates

Trade shows are always a good place to see some new stuff hands on and with AES 2014 looming here’s what to expect to see from Avid.

Pro Tools Cloud

Avid are showing what they describe as their pre-release build of the Pro Tools cloud features, this includes track freeze, remote collaboration, metadata and other features. Of course little of this is new to the audio market, but this is the version Avid will be building into Pro Tools as part of an Avid workflow.

The New Pro Tools PXF Archive Format

For those interested in backing up and recovering entire Pro Tools sessions Avid will be showing their new PXF archival formal, this allows comprehensive archiving of Pro Tools in this new propriety file format.

New Avid Pro Series Plug-ins

As reported by Mike from the recent IBC show, Avid will be showing their new Avid Pro Tools Pro Series plug-ins. The new Avid Pro Series plug-ins are a Multiband Dynamics and Sub Harmonic. We are big fans of the Avid Pro Series plug-ins at Pro Tools Expert, so we expect these to be worth a look and listen.

The Latest Avid S6 Software

Avid will be showing the latest version of the Avid S6 control surface software, version 1.3 offers new features to enhance workflow. 

The Latest Avid S3 Software

Avid will be showing the new VENUE 4.5 software which offers new functionality like the ability to share I/O across two or more systems with auto-gain tracking, fast access to channels with VCA and Group Spill and more. Mike took a look at IBC 2014.

Gobblergate - Read The Avid Complaint Against Gobbler In Full

The full details (save some minor redacted items) of the Avid complaint against Gobbler is now available to read in PDF format.

It consists of several allegations which covers;

“Avid seeks damages and injunctive relief against Gobbler for copyright infringement, trademark infringement, false designation of origin, false advertising, and unfair competition in violation of federal law, as well as state and common law claims for breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, and tortious interference with the contractual obligations of four former Avid employees who are now employed by Gobbler.”

You can read the full Avid complaint against Gobbler in PDF form here

Avid Commence Legal Proceedings Against Gobbler

Avid quietly removed the Send To Gobbler feature a while back soon after some key people left to go to Gobbler. Thanks to eagle eyes of community member Paul Allen things between Avid and Gobbler seem to have escalated.

Lawsuit Summary

There is very little information available currently but we do know that Avid Technology Inc. filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 against Media Gobbler, Inc. Massachusetts District Court before Chief Judge Patti B. Saris

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Avid S6 Video Tutorial From RSPE Audio - Layouts

RSPE Audio has just released a new Avid S6 video showcasing layouts. In the S6 video tutorial, Hollywood mixer Gary Lux shows how to create, edit and recall layouts. 

Layouts on the Avid S6 allow you to program and map channels onto the surface from any of the EUCON-connected DAW.

To learn more about the S6, visit our blog dedicated to Avid’s S6.