Addictive Drums and Addictive Keys can now also be launched as standalone instruments and so do not necessarily require a host application to use them. This is a feature that the XLN community has requested and thankfully, XLN have listened!
Music Radar recently compiled an in-depth review of the new Avid Pro Tools 11 software and they seemed to absolutely LOVE IT and who can blame them?), citing offline bounce, dynamic CPU, 64-bit architecture, a low latency recording buffer and automation while recording as their top 5 new features.
Eleven is a software plug-in for adding genuine guitar tones to your projects, with models based on a range of sought-after vintage and modern tube amps, speaker cabinets and mics. Presets include models based on Fender, Marshall, Mesa/Boogie and Soldano amps and you can create your own completely custom sound by mixing your choice of amps, cabs and mics. Apply them to your own electric guitar or get creative by adding them to other instruments!
So, you've just upgraded to Pro Tools 11, you've loaded everything up, you're excited to get going but wait... what's this? None of your third-party plug-ins are working? What on earth is going on? Let our Pro Tools and HD expert Tom explain...
With Avid’s recent change in licencing, many would-bePro Tools users are a little confused and a little put out by the apparent increase in price. We have written about the various options here to try and clear up the confusion surrounding the “Pro Tools perpetual licence” versus the “Pro Tools subscription” options, but we were still getting many people asking “how much??”.
If you're building up a home studio and are after an audio interface then how does this sound: buy an Avid Fast Track Solo or Duo between now and the end of August 2013 and you will be entered into a successive series of fortnightly competition draws to win a crossgrade to the full professional version of Pro Tools 11 (from the copy of Pro Tools Express that comes included with the interfaces). So, this means that the earlier you buy, the more draws you will be entered into, so if you've got a Solo or Duo on your radar, now is the time to pounce!
Both the Avid Solo and Duo are portable, studio-grade USB audio interfaces with a simple, modern, all-metal design, providing a number of connections to turn your computer into a professional recording system. As we mentioned, they also both come with Pro Tools Express, which is a stripped-down version of the industry's favourite audio recording software. In order to run the software, both also come with a free iLok licence key, worth over £30 AND the Eleven and Moogerfooger plug-in bundle, worth over £630!!! You can also connect both to an iPad with an optional USB power adapter (sold separately).
It's time for another Musikmesse show in Frankfurt and so far we've already been treated to a host of exciting new releases! We will be constantly updating this article with information on the most exciting news from the show and will include links for you to find out more information on specific products where possible. So, if you want to keep up to date with all the latest Musikmesse 2013 news, this is the place to be!
Huge news for all Pro Tools (and potential Pro Tools users)... Avid have just announced version 11! Pro Tools 11 is set to feature a brand new, ultra-efficient audio engine; 64-bit performance; plus a whole bunch of new features that help you concentrate on the job at hand. In fact, Pro Tools 11 gives you exponentially more processing power than Pro Tools 10 without having to change any of your hardware! Now that's impressive! You will also be able to edit HD videos directly within the Pro Tools 11 timeline if this is your bag!