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Jeff Komar, an Application Specialist for Avid explains what can be done with the built-in Avid Video Engine—the same core engine as in Media Composer. With Pro Tools 11 you can now add, edit, and play a variety of HD video formats (such as QuickTime, XDCAM, and more) and Avid DNxHD sequences directly in the Pro Tools timeline—without transcoding. Plus, you can monitor the picture playback using video interfaces from Avid, AJA, and Blackmagic Design.
We have reported in the past how the video quality in Pro Tools 11 is not as good as Pro Tools 10 but there have been some interesting reports on the DUC over weekend that some of might not have seen.
It also allows for single key toggle and latch, and now featuring the new Auto mode that opens the talkback when the transport is stopped.
Its compatible with external switches for wireless talkback control. which makes it more affordable and convenient than external hardware.
Audio Ease have announced via their Facebook page that Altiverb v7 is now available in AAX 64 bit for use with Pro Tools 11.
If you are an Altiverb 7 user your free update to Altiverb 7.1 is released today. This update features the all new AAX 64 bit plug-in for Pro Tools 11 and upgraded graphics for retina displays. Altiverb 7.1 smoothly replaces all Altiverb instances in your existing sessions.
You can download your Altiverb 7.1 today from the Audio Ease site.
- Altiverb 7.1 is a Mac only plug-in, available in 64 bit and 32 bit as AAX Native, VST, MAS and Audio Unit.
- Like Pro Tools 11, Altiverb 7.1 now requires an iLok 2 USB key. An Altiverb 7.1 license cannot be stored on an iLok 1 USB key. In case you do not have an iLok 2 USB key we offer it to registered Altiverb customers at the greatly reduced price of: $35 USD including world wide shipping (normal price is $49 USD excluding shipping). You can use the iLok License Manager app to transfer the license from your iLok 1 to your new iLok 2 key.
- You should not upgrade to Altiverb 7.1 in case you rely on the RTAS plug-in for Pro Tools 10 or below. Altiverb 7.1 requires Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher.
- Digital Performer 7 is not supported, Digital Performer 8 is.
- Altiverb 7.1 for Windows version has been co-developed with this Mac Altiverb 7.1 release. It is still under development but it is far progressed. We expect to have more news about it soon.
The Lowender subharmonic plug-in is now available in Avid’s AAX format, as a public beta version for registered users. Once the beta testing period has closed, we will be releasing a free version 1.3 update across all formats.
There is one important caveat with this beta version: Lowender AAX is not yet backwards-compatible - if you save a Pro Tools session with Lowender AAX, and then go back to the current Lowender RTAS version, your Lowender settings in that session will be lost.
When Lowender 1.3 beta testing is complete, we will release updated Lowender RTAS versions as well, which will ensure full forwards AND backwards compatibility between RTAS and AAX versions.
Log in to your user account to download the Lowender AAX beta.
I have been missing this little plug-in for a long while, so its very nice to have it back.
On Friday November 29, 2013, Exponential Audio’s new surround reverbs will be available for purchase in the Exponential Audio webstore. These powerful and flexible new plugins are already at work in a number of major facilities and it’s time to turn them loose.
- Phoenixverb Surround $359
- Phoenixverb Surround (upgrade form stereo version) $259
- R2 Surround $459
- R2 Surround (upgrade form stereo version) $349
- Phoenixverb & R2 Surround bundle $659
- Phoenixverb & R2 Surround bundle (upgrade form stereo bundle) $459
You can learn more about them right here, and you’ll be able to download and demo them for yourself as soon as they’re available.
Just posted on their Facebook page, head over to McDSP to download Windows AAX for Pro Tools 11.
For use with Pro Tools 10.3.6 or higher. Windows support for Revolver (AAX) will be coming soon.
Synchro Arts have just announced the public beta of VocALign Project 3 and VocALign Pro 4 as AAX plug-ins. They say:
VocALign Project 3 and VocALign Pro 4 are now available as AAX plug-ins.
They are designed to work with Pro Tools 11 and later. They will not work with Pro Tool 10.
They are available for Windows and OS X and support the same operating system versions as Pro Tools 11.
The look and function of the plug-in is nearly identical to the earlier Audio Suite plug-ins which work on Pro Tools 10 and earlier and so the same operating manuals and tutorials can be used.
The AAX plug-ins use the same licences as other plug-in versions of VocALign Project 3 and Pro 4 so current owners of the iLok licences for these products can use the AAX versions at no extra cost.
You must have an VocALign Project 3 or Pro 4 iLok license to use the beta plug-ins.
Very Important Note
There is an issue in the current versions of Pro Tool 11 which can result in the length of the output audio created by VocALign being to long. The signal will be followed by an area of silence.
With the support of iLok, more tips & tricks from the community. Community member Richard Shapiro has been in touch to let us know about an issue with some of the Sonnox plug-ins when going between AAX Native and DSP. Richard says….
If you start a session on an HDX system and use Sonnox AAX DSP plug-ins when you move that session to a HD Native system Pro Tools will not automatically open the EQ plug-ins into AAX Native. It makes it inactive and says that “the plug-in can not be found”.
However, you can click on the insert and re-instantiate the EQ to restore all the settings but it switches the ‘Type’ selector to 4. Type 4 has much wider Qs and will make everything sound really off if you were using type-1. I have also noticed that this is not always the case. Sometime it will remain correct on ‘Type-1’ if lets say you are only using the roll-off.
I have also noticed with the EQ that if you use the ‘A’ and ‘B’ setting to create different EQ settings that if you leave it on ‘B’ and close and reopen the session it will revert to ‘A’. This doesn’t seem to be DSP or Native dependent like the other issue.
Sonnox responded to Richard with this email.….
Cedar Audio have released a version of their Studio Suite and DNS One that will now run on Pro Tools 11 as it is available in AAX 64 bit.
The CEDAR Studio suite, available as a range of RTAS, AAX and AudioSuite plug-ins for the Mac and PC, comprises advanced processes that allow you to eliminate a wide range of common problems and significantly improve the sound quality of your audio. Check out Mike’s show & tell review of the Cedar Studio for Pro Tools plug-ins that he did earlier on the year with the RTAS version running on Pro Tools 10.
Updated for version 2.0, Russ is back with this highly anticipated ‘Explained’ title. Russ takes you through the Hybrid power synth plug-in from start to finish, exploring every part of the synth and finishing off with some sound creation examples that will get your creative juices flowing.
“Not only does Russ deliver in his usually great fashion, but he has a knack for picking sounds which are entirely appropriate for the type of effects that Hybrid can produce.” David R
Russ begins with the important basics such as navigating the GUI, and loading and saving presets and patches. He then gets into the powerful sequencer section and insert and master effects. Up next is the heart of the synth, the oscillator sections with all of its filters, amps and mods.
Russ then shows you how to control Hybrid with Morph Groups and MIDI CC messages. Next, Russ gives several sound creation tutorials, showing you how to make various patches from scratch, that will be sure to get your mind racing with creativeness. Wrapping it up, the new version 2.0 features and functions are examined in detail, giving you full coverage of this amazing virtual synth.
If you use Hybrid for your productions, you must add this to your video arsenal. See how to harness the power of Hybrid today… Get “Hybrid Explained”.
Not wishing to pee on anyone’s Mavericks Pro Tools fireworks, it is worth noting some matters which Avid make very clear in the release notes of Pro Tools 11.0.3 (in red ink), for those who may not read the notes and then find out to their peril too late.
So here are things to note if you are considering installing Mavericks and Pro Tools 11.0.3:
- OS X Mavericks Earlier versions of Mac OS X are not supported
- Co-install of Pro Tools 11.0.3 with Pro Tools 10.3.x is not supported on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
- Pro Tools 10.3.x: The uninstaller for Pro Tools 10.3.x will not work using Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
These are pretty important notes that Avid have clearly stated, so please proceed with caution. You might be lucky, but if you install and want to complain that some or all of the above screw up your system/workflow then I don’t think you are going to get a sympathetic ear.
You may recall our favourable review of the Scuffham S Series Amp emulations a few months ago on the blog.
They have just emailed us to let us know that they have now released version 2.2.
We’re pleased to announce that S-Gear v2.2 is now available for Pro Tools 10 and 11 as a Native AAX plug-in. S-Gear v2.25 installers include both 32bit and 64bit AAX format plug-ins for Pro Tools 10 and Pro Tools 11.
New in S-Gear v2.2:
- Wayfarer - 3 channel amp;
- Amp A & B switching;
- Tap temp and tempo sync on the Delay fx unit;
- Improved Noise Gate;
- Phase invert switch on the Pro Convolver; and
- Several other enhancements.
This is a video showing us testing the claim by Avid that Pro Tools 11 has a high speed bounce engine. This is not a test to compare Pro Tools 11 with Maschine 2, simply using Maschine 2 as the common component in the test.
Loop optimisation has been turned off on Maschine 2 as this increases the bounce time and is only really useful when exporting loops that need to be an exact length.
Pro Tools 11.1 is in final tests and we should expect OS X Mavericks compatibiliy for Mac users.
A nice surprise is a new plug-in should be shipping with Pro Tools 11.1 - Pitch II.
Pitch II offers the ability to thicken tracks such as vocals, guitars, strings with pitch and delay to offer classic detune effects as well as basic pitch shifting to retune via scales or ratios. it operates both in mono and stereo, as well as mono/stereo.
It is our understanding that this new plug-in will be part of the Pro Tools 11.1 upgrade at no additional cost, of course none of this is confirmed by Avid… more exclusive news coming soon.
As part of Exponential Audio testing programmes for their new Surround versions of PhoenixVerb and R2 that we announced exclusively on Podcast 86, they did a direct comparison between Pro Tools 10 and Pro Tools 11. Michael Carnes takes up the story….
Here’s what I measured: First, my machine is a 2009 Mac Pro, 8-core, 2.26 GHz. I’m running OSX 10.8.5. I tested with PT 10.3.7 and PT 11.0.2. I created sessions in which each track had a 1->5.1 plug-in or a 2->5.1 plug-in. I used a roughly equal mix of PhoenixVerb Surround and R2 Surround.
Pro Tools 10
I began with a buffer size of 512. I gave 85% of the CPU to PT in the Playback Engine setting. I believe this is fairly typical. I was able to create only 24 reverbs before I began to run out of CPU. When I increased the buffer size to 1024, I was able to create 42 reverbs. Nice improvement
Pro Tools 11
I got 72 reverbs with a buffer size of 512. There was very little change in performance when I raised the buffer size.
MOTU have realeased Mach Five 3 in version 3.2, it includes:
- Mac, Windows 32 and 64 bit versions
- AAX 64 bit for Pro Tools
- New WahWah filter effect
- Enhanced performance
- Updated soundbank libraries
We have just come across this interesting plug-in AudioMotors that has just been released in AAX64 bit for Pro Tools 11. We will be doing one of our Show & Tell video reviews of it as soon as we can. But I am very interested in the way you can have interior and exterior sounds synced together and that it will work from existing engine sounds you might have in stock or record especially for a job.
- 32/64-bits and AAX/RTAS/VST/AU compatible
- New intuitive interface
- Realistic drive mode
- Tire & Engine-rolling sound scratch mode
- Open Sound Control using an iPad
From idling to full throttle, AudioMotors allows you to fully control the engine as if you were driving a car. What if a Mini Cooper became a truck? It is now possible. AudioMotors plug-in is a tool for creative sound design. From a basic car sound recording you can create a totally new and astonishing engine sound.
Community member Tony Molica shared this cool 100 second video on using shortcuts to create new tracks in Pro Tools 11 Mac.
Do you think you have what it takes to create a cool video? If so then send one in for us to take a look at, it has to have at least 1280 x 720 resolution and good audio quality - we can’t promise to show every video, but who knows, you might be a new members of the team!
Wave Rider is an RTAS & AAX plugin. Watch Mike’s Show & Tell Video to see it in action. It is a virtual fader controller utility that applies intelligent volume adjustments to the Pro Tools faders to maintain consistent levels, and perform ducking, gating, and automatic mixing duties. It has a vast use in audio post production as well as music recordings. Now available for both Mac and Windows. Pro Tools 7 to 11
Wave Rider first became publicly available for Pro Tools users back in March 2009. It’s a unique and innovative RTAS/AAX plugin that detects audio signal levels on the inserted channel, and applies Pro Tools fader movements as needed. Since its release, it evolved into a much improved tool thanks to user feedback.
Seems people are still confused about how to get the free student upgrade. The dealers don’t seem to have any control over the issue. Here is the link to get it resolved.