You can read the details of the main features added in Pro Tools 12.7 but there a couple more features that Avid have added in Pro Tools 12.7 including support for the Pro Tools MTRX interface, additional control over Fades in the Edit window and Clip Effects Quick Presets.
Pro Tools MTRX Interface
MTRX can provide up to 48 analog input and output channels depending on the configuration of the unit, and has built-in eight stereo AES3 inputs and outputs (for up to 16 channels of I/O), two Mini DigiLink ports for up to 64 input and output channels with Pro Tools | HDX or HD Native, and one coaxial 64-channel MADI input and output connection. MTRX can be fitted with up to six analog I/O cards, providing up to 48 channels of analog I/O. Digital interface options include the MTRX Dual MADI I/O Card for an additional 64 channels of MADI input and output, and a 64-channel IP audio interface powered by Dante.
Dual Power Supplies
MTRX is equipped with two power supplies. One power supply is sufficient when using a maximum of five cards. In this case, the second power supply is a redundant power supply. When six cards are installed, MTRX uses both power supplies to keep their temperatures at a reasonable level. A MTRX configured with six cards can operate on only one power supply, so the MTRX will not go down if in the unlikely occurrence that one of the power supplies fail. However it is not recommended to leave the MTRX operating like this for several days as the lifetime of the remaining power supply may be reduced considerably.
Optional I/O Mini-Modules
MTRX has a slot for an optional I/O mini-module, such as a MTRX Dual MADI I/O Card using “Small form-factor pluggable” (SFP) transceiver modules, which provides 2 x 64 optical MADI channels.
The IP audio option for MTRX is established by installing a MTRX 64-Channel IP Audio Dante
Module internally in the unit. The IP audio interfaces with the Ethernet connector using an internal Ethernet switch on the basic digital I/O and processing card. The switch operates as a bridge between the two RJ45 Ethernet connectors on the rear panel and the internal controller and the Dante Brooklyn II module. In normal operation both connectors can be used for connecting to Ethernet, and a switch to expand the connection to other units.
When the IP audio option is operating in redundant mode, the two connectors have redundant IP audio streams. In this case the control of the unit is made using network connector 1.
Remote Control And Digital Patchbay Just Like The AX32
MTRX is a remote controlled unit. Use MTRX Control software on your computer to control
MTRX units over Ethernet. Additionally, some controls can be accessed from the MTRX front
panel. In addition to the AD/DA conversion and digital I/O functionality, MTRX provides a powerful router matrix. All input signals can be patched to one or more outputs on a mono-channel basis, so MTRX is also a digital patch bay.
Changing Fade Shapes in the Pro Tools 12.7 Edit Window
Pro Tools 12.7 lets you change the shape of any selected fade in the Edit window using keyboard shortcuts to cycle through all available fade shapes, in order: Standard, S-Curve, and seven parabolic fade shapes. To change the fade shape of any fade in the Edit window:
- Make an edit or object selection that includes the fade (or fades) you want to change. Only completely selected fades will be affected.
- Do one of the following:
- Press Option+Control+Left Arrow (Mac) or Alt+Start+Left Arrow (Windows) to change to
- the previous preset fade shape.
- Press Option+Control+Right Arrow (Mac) or Alt+Start+Right Arrow (Windows) to change to the next preset fade shape.
Clip Effects Quick Presets In Pro Tools 12.7
The Save Copy In (File > Save Copy In) and Export Selected Tracks as Session (File > Export > Selected Tracks as Session) dialogs now includes a Clip Effects Quick Presets option. Enable this option to export any custom Clip Effects Presets with the new session or project.