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Community member Marco Niccolai wrote to us with a brilliant email containing an in-depth exploration of Eleven Rack - even if you don’t own it then you should check this out. It is very thorough and Marco deserves our thanks!
“Hello Pro Tool Expert, I really appreciate your daily support, this time a wish to give, if can help, a little tribute to the community. I start to appreciate Avid Eleven Rack, it recreates a lot of nice gear, but it’s not easy to understand what you are using whatching only a small graphic interface. So I took the detailed descriptions on Avid site, some pics of the gear and the corresponding ER interface. Put all together and did a recap on a PDF. If you think this can be useful for the community, you can download from here and let it be available for who want it.”
Thanks Marco, this is excellent.
It would seem that the AAX update of Eleven is not working in LE format, some users have reported this on the Avid DUC and are now rollling back their Pro Tools installs to retain their Eleven LE install.
“I understand the concern expressed by Eleven LE owners, and unfortunately don’t have details on getting from Eleven LE to Eleven AAX Native yet. Keep in mind that the real missing piece with Eleven was running DSP on HDX, and that’s what this update provided. It’s a step in the process.”
Watch this space! Discuss.
Thing are looking up on the video front at Avid. This is a very cool video from Avid expert Sean Halley as he shows you how easy it is to build a tone by selecting your amp, cabinet, mic, and effects within Pro Tools. You'll quickly hear how accurate the models are—and see how fun it is to explore and create the perfect tone. It won't be long before Eleven Rack becomes your go-to recording rig.
This months winner of the brilliant Eleven LE plug-in from Digidesign is Mark Richard from Dublin, Ireland.
Mark says: 'I've been following for a year or more it just keeps getting better, you have great drive.
I've watched practically every video, gotten great use out both the free sounds, and some of your amazing value libraries, also you've pointed me in the right direction with your links to other great blogs and sites.
I continue to recommend the blog to friends and co-workers, and am looking forward to telling them I won the Eleven LE prize!'
Well done Mark.
Visit soon to find out about January's amazing prize!
The lucky winner of this month's prize a full copy of Digidesign Eleven LE is Scott Miller from Wichita Kansas. 'I love the AIR User's Blog. I use the Structure video tips, especially the Structure Sampling 101 and Vocal Tips videos. And the Structure samples are great and they have greatly increased my tonal palette.'
We're glad we can help you in your creative pursuit. Scott is also working on a musical adaptation of the Bunyan classic Pilgrim's Progress. I hope there's some serious axe grinding in there Scott!
AVID have done it again and this month they're giving away a full copy of Eleven LE the ultimate guitar plug-in for Pro Tools. Developed using an innovative new amp modeling technique, Eleven gives you instant access to an amazing collection of sought-after sounds based on classic Fender®, VOX®, Marshall®, Mesa/Boogie®, and Soldano amplifiers.* Simply call up a preset to immediately re-create a hit-making guitar tone, or design your own signature sound by mixing and matching amps, speaker cabinets, and mic models — all captured at their best in a world-class studio.
Simply answer this question on the entry form, which guitar recording expert was enlisted to ensure top notch miking techniques were used when creating the Eleven Rack?
Sorry this competition is now closed
As promised you would hear it here first, here is the new Eleven Rack, a 19" guitar rack, so here's a comprehensive run down for you.
Eleven Rack is a powerful guitar signal processor that delivers the tone of a wide variety of amplifiers, speaker cabinets, microphones, and effects units. The combination of all of this gear and their control settings make up a Rig.
Eleven Rack comes loaded with over 100 Rigs that showcase the range of tones our collection of amps and effects can achieve. The built-in Rigs are a good place to start, but the power of Eleven Rack really comes into play when you create your own.
You can audition, manage, edit and create Rigs right from the front panel of Eleven Rack. When using Eleven Rack with Pro Tools LE, the built- in Eleven Rack Control window offers another convenient way to do this work.
OK there's some very cool things when you get an Eleven Rack:
- Standalone mode - no need to take your computer on the road
- A new Eleven Rack window built right into Pro Tools, so when you have an Eleven Rack you get all your rigs to edit on screen - very nice and a lovely GUI.
- The True Z input - to cut a long story short you can't re-create what happens between your guitar and an actual amp or effect digitally. So Digi developed a unique True-Z direct input that automatically adjusts the input impedance to match that of the particular amp/effects rig signal chain. Thanks to the True-Z input, plugging into Eleven Rack is just like plugging into a real amp or effect.
- Convolution cabinets and mics, so you get the sound of the amp, through the cab, through the mic, in the room!
- A set of software based but real knobs that map to the settings on your rig.
- A shed full of classic stomp boxes and effects that emulate some of the old favourites that have been around for decades like BBD Delays, old comps, even spring reverbs!
- More inputs and outputs than you can shake a stick at, giving you everything from a simple jack input right through to integration with your HD rig!
One of the first thing that strikes you is the daring choice of orange as a colour, love it or hate it, I think it looks great and is sure to show your friends and those who like to spot what artists are using in their rigs that they have an Eleven Rack - this is no boring black box to drop into the background with all the others.
The thought that has gone into this baby is evident, when you see how the team have thought about the interaction between the Eleven Rack and the user, both live and in the recording environment it is brilliant. For example when you track from the Eleven Rack on Pro Tools a little plectrum icon appears on the track to indicate that the rig settings for that part are contained in the track if you choose to embed them. Secondly you can track clean and then 're-amp' the part down with all the rack settings in the track, if you wish you can also add some more external amps and effects before final recording.
The next very nice feature is Digi's decision to use standard MIDI protocol for controlling the rack, so no one can accuse Digi of cashing in on selling their own footboard or controller, you can use the one you like! Great move!
- ‘59 Tweed Lux
- ’59 Tweed Bass
- ’64 Black Panel Lux Vibrato and Normal
- ’66 AC Hi Boost
- ’67 Black Panel Duo
- ’69 Plexiglas
- ’82 Lead 800
- ’85 M-2 Lead
- ‘89 SL100 Drive, Crunch, and Clean
- ’92 Treadplate Modern and Vintage
- DC Modern Overdrive and DC Vintage Crunch
- 1x12 Black Lux
- 1x12 Tweed Lux
- 2x12 AC Blue
- 2x12 Black Duo
- 4x10 Tweed Bass
- 4x12 Classic 30
- 4x12 Green 25Watt
- Shure SM7 Dynamic Microphone
- Shure SM57 Unidyne III Dynamic Microphone
- Sennheiser MD 409 Dynamic Microphone
- Sennheiser MD 421 Dynamic Microphone
- Neumann U67 Condenser Microphone
- Neumann U87 Condenser Microphone
- AKG C 414 EB Condenser Microphone
- Royer 121 Ribbon Microphone
I would give you the effects list, but it's long and read's like a who's who of the vintage and classic stomp box world - it makes me seriously think that some will be using JUST an Eleven Rig, which I must say feels kinda weird knowing how much guitar players like their gadgets strewn around the stage at gigs.
What you need to know and after doing my research on this project that from the amps, the cabs, the mics and the stomp boxes this rack has been a labour of love and obsession. These are not any old amps, mics or cabs, but hand picked for their tone and character. For example the AC30 isn't just any old AC30 but one the team have evaluated like a bottle of vintage red wine, making sure it's spot on.
This, I think is what makes the claims of the Eleven Rack changing the game more than just some marketing hyperbole. When you play a rig in the Eleven Rack it's been created like a work of art, a meal with precise herbs and spices. It is one of those moments when everyone else making their guitar rack first made a big mistake because this rack may well do for Digi in the guitar world what Pro Tools did for them in the recording world - first isn't always best, remember Nokia were making phones for over 10 years before Apple!
Take my advice and don't take anyone's advice about the Eleven Rack, but try it for yourself. Sure there will be those who will have opinions on it, but trust me, get in line at your music store and try this monster for yourself, but be warned it's likely to bite you in the ass and before you know it you'll have the brightest guitar rack around!
You can head over to Digi from the 23rd and check out some very nice audio examples of the rig, and get a brochure
MSRP is $1259 with a street price of $899
What happens when you put an acoustic guitar through Digidesign 11 FREE? Russ was asked the question, so he had to try. See what great results you can get with an acoustic through Digidesign Eleven FREE!