Avid completes Pro Tools 11 upgrades
Continuing with its goal of updating all plug-ins to AAX format, Avid has announced the release of the Pro Tools 11 compatible Avid Space and MDW hi-res parametric EQ in 64-bit AAX format. With this release, over 850 plug-ins are now available in AAX format for Pro Tools 11.
The manufacturer states that ‘Avid Space is a premium reverb plug-in used by countless artists and music professionals’. Capable of simulating reverbs from large concert halls to dense plate reverbs, it features familiar controls as high-end hardware reverb. It uses convolution processing to achieve a realistic sounding reverb by combining sampled acoustics of real spaces with advanced DSP algorithms. It can output in mono, stereo and surround formats.
The Massenburg DesignWorks hi-res parametric EQ plug-in, developed by the creator of the parametric equaliser George Massenburg, has also been updated to version 5. The new version offers AAX Native 64 and AAX DSP 64 formats for compatibility with Pro Tools 11, providing the compatibility to use the EQ across the entire Pro Tools product line.
The release of Avid Space and the MDW EQ5 completes the transition of Avid-designed plug-ins to the new AAX format for Pro Tools 11 software.
Stressing the importance of this transition towards 64-bit architecture, the manufacturer said, ‘the new AAX 64-bit plug-in format delivers more accessible RAM for increased speed and performance. These powerful new capabilities allow professionals to create faster and deliver higher quality, inspiring content.’