Pro Tools tips, tricks, support and news for users of Pro Tools. Free Pro Tools video tutorials and free Pro Tools plug-ins. We support both the music and post production community.
We offer advice for users of all versions of Pro Tools both current and legacy formats. We’re independent and are not affiliated with Avid or their associated companies.
Entries in rtas (79)
Russ shows the difference between Realtime and AudioSuite plug-ins in Pro Tools.
In the Pro Tools reference guide AudioSuite processing is described in this way.
AudioSuite plug-ins are used to render processing and modify audio files on disk. AudioSuite pro- cessing applies non-real-time, or rendered, audio processing to selected audio clips in your
Pro Tools session. Depending on how you config- ure an AudioSuite plug-in, it will either alter the original source audio file or create an entirely new audio source file.
Sometimes Realtime processing will be of benefit and at other times AudioSuite plug-in processing will be more suitable. Russ outlines the benefits of using one or the other.
Russ shows how to use the new AIR Loom Synth as a cool vocoder. Here he does it in Pro Tools but Loom is AAX, RTAS, AU and VST so can be used in any DAW that supports these formats.
Loom is an award-winning modular additive synthesizer with a shape-shifting Morph Pad that makes it easy to create rich, swirling, and captivating sounds. Loom takes a unique modular approach to additive synthesis, a synthesis technique that involves combining simple waveforms together to create complex sounds, by allowing anyone to select from and combine 30 editable modules.
You can create anything from wobbles, ethereal pads, ambient soundscapes, and much more. The programmable Morph Pad brings your Loom patches to life by morphing between user-defined variations of your patch, adding motion and momentum that continues to evolve.
In this free video tutorial Russ takes a look at the CLA guitars plug-in, an easy to use instant gratification plug-in that can help those using basic audio interfaces to get a variety of different sounds in their tracks.
The guys at Amazing Machines have released the Amazing PEQ 1 FREE - Parametric EQ and Preset Warmer Plug-in, for use in Native Instruments Reaktor 5.8 or newer.
The Amazing PEQ-1 FREE is a straightforward Overall Tone Shaping tool, capable of drastically change an audio source with its 1 Band Mid-Range Equalizer and its Preset Warmer. We’ve given it a quick spin and it is a very nice little plug-in for a quick, simple and straightforward way of tone shaping a track, we tried it on a piano and a drum track, both benefitted from it.
Amazing PEQ 1 FREE Features:
- 1 Reaktor Ensemble
- 1 Band Parametric Equalizer
- Preset Warmer
Amazing PEQ 1 FREE Compatibility:
Boz Labs have announced that their latest plug-in Imperial Delay is shipping.
Imperial Delay aims to deal with two things, powerful delays with ease of use. On their web site they say;
Our friends at DDMF have announced the RTAS version of Meta Plug-in the AU/VST wrapper for Pro Tools.
There is already an AAX version which we recently sold in our deals store, however the RTAS version of the wrapper is to support the large number of Pro Tools users who have Pro Tools 10 and below and who are not moving to Pro Tools 11.
We are surprised to see a new plug-in released in RTAS format but there are still many 32 bit Pro Tools users who want to get their hands on plug-ins with legacy support - this is a nice move by DDMF.
Xpand2, the much loved synth that has shipped free with Pro Tools for several generations is about to be set free as a VST and AU version, giving owners of other DAWs the oportunity to use it in their productions.
What Is Xpand2
Xpand!2 is a virtual workstation synthesizer featuring a broad range of sound generation possibilities including multi-sampled instruments as well as FM, wavetable, and virtual analog synthesis.
The settings of all four slots and their respective Parts can be saved as a single Patch. Xpand!2 comes with a set of over 2300 Patches, created by renowned sound designers.
New Versions Of Xpand2 In VST And AU Formats
In the next few weeks Xpand2 will be set free from Pro Tools and ship in the following versions;
- AU and VST 32 and 64 bit for Mac
- VST 32 and 64 bit for Windows PC
- AU and VST - $99.99
- Existing owners of AIEP will be able to purchase for $39.99
- Pro Tools owners wishing to use AU and VST versions will also be subject to the same pricing
- AAX and RTAS versions will remain free built into Pro Tools
The team at Prodyon are giving away a synth a day on their YouTube page.
Today’s synth is very nice giving an organic synth sound which moves over time with the sequencer patterns.
There are plenty of knobs to tweak, so geeks should be in their element.
Our friends at DDMF, the makers of the hugely popular plug-in host Metaplugin, have announced a new channel strip plug-in The Strip. Please note the GUI is a single long GUI and not split as shown in this story.
The Strip Channel Strip Plug-in
The Strip is cited by Christian at DDMF as “the essential channel strip” and based on a hybrid design of some very nice vintage plug-ins. Even better The Strip boast low CPU usage and should happily sit on every track without putting your DAW into a sweat. It comes available in VST, AU, RTAS and AAX format, 32 and 64 bit, for Windows and OSX (10.6 and higher) Even better it is a temptingly low price of $39 right now.
Full Specifications Of DDMF The Strip
- Low and High pass filter
- four peaking filters
- Low shelf filter
- gate with variable threshold, range, attack and release to prevent unwanted noise
- smooth compressor section
- 2x oversampling available
- EQ section with just the nicest little bit of saturation
- order of EQ and compression interchangeable
- available in VST, AU, RTAS and AAX format, 32 and 64 bit, for Windows and OSX (10.6 and higher)
Find Out More About The Strip
You can find out more and download a demo of The Strip from the DDMF web site.
There was a time when VST owners were getting all the free plug-ins, but not anymore. Following the recent update from Melda, our free Pro Tools plug-ins list now runs to over 100.
They include plug-ins from top software developers like Softube, Bluecat, Fxpansion, Brainworx and more. This list include instruments, effects and some really cool tools.
Head over and search this list, if you think some RTAS and AAX plug-ins are missing then please let us know.