Avid has announced that more than 600 64-bit AAX plug-ins are now available for its Pro Tools 11. This will enable musicians, engineers, producers and broadcast professionals to deliver high-quality mixes, faster.
“Avid development partners have adopted the new 64-bit AAX format at an unprecedented rate,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of products and services at Avid. “By collaborating with the most respected developers in the world, we’re enabling our customers to easily create richer-sounding, more complex mixes faster than ever, using the most powerful audio workstation in the industry.”
Pro Tools 11 users can now create content faster as a result of its 64-bit architecture and new Avid Audio Engine, which delivers multiple times the processing power of any previous version of Pro Tools. With the AAX 64-bit plug-in format, users gain more accessible RAM to boost performance and are given more creative options for music and audio production.
AAX plug-ins ensure compatibility with previous sessions and enable Pro Tools users to add hundreds of virtual instruments, effects, and sound processors to their sessions. A wide variety of AAX plug-ins are available that emulate classic hardware sound processors or musical instruments.
“Musicians and engineers are very excited about the performance and power that the new AAX plug-in format provides,” stated producer Butch Vig, “The ability to accelerate workflows and create bigger, more complex mixes makes Pro Tools 11 an incredible value.”
“As an audio professional and business person, it’s essential for me to have the best tools available,” commented Dave Pensado, mix engineer. “Pro Tools 11 is an investment that will help me attract new customers, grow revenue, and differentiate myself from accelerating competition in the marketplace.”