Sonivox Announces Full AAX Support With Latest Releases

aaxSonivox has announced full support of the new AAX plug-in format for Avid Pro Tools 11 with the latest releases of six software instruments.

Pro Tools 11 is the latest version of the music and audio production platform. In addition to a new 64-bit architecture, Pro Tools 11 makes full use of the Avid Audio eXtension (AAX) plug-in format. Sonivox has created enhanced versions of six of its software programs that will take full advantage of both the AAX format and Pro Tools 11.

The software instruments that support the AAX plug-in format include:

  • twistTwist 2.1 Spectral Morphing Synthesizer
  • Wobble 2.1 Dubstep Grime Generator
  • Vocalizer Pro 1.1 Vocoder Musical Instrument
  • Big Bang Universal Drums 2.1 Flagship Drum Instrument
  • Big Bang Cinematic Percussion 2.1 Cinematic Percussion Instrument
  • Eighty Eight Ensemble 2.1 Flagship Piano with Splits & Layers

Pricing and Upgrades

Version 2.0 owners of these Sonivox software instruments (or those with Vocalizer Pro Version 1.0) are entitled to a free update. Current owners of older versions can purchase a discounted online upgrade. For details, and additional product information, visit the Sonivox website.

7 thoughts on “Sonivox Announces Full AAX Support With Latest Releases

  1. I’ve heard good things about AAX, but VST3’s event bus… nuff said. Come on Avid! wakey wakey, not in 5 years! I could swear less than 3 people actually work on ProTools

    1. I’ve used ProTools so much over the years, I have maintained my “operator” certification for PT and D-Show for 8 years (I have a box full of the shirts they give you when you pass the tests). And just about every professional recording engineer I have ever met, uses ProTools religiously…

      1. As do I, but that doesn’t excuse my distaste for Avid. The reason we use protools is because it has the best workflow. The abandonment of VST was an unjustified money grab at the time. The fact that they have their well-built interface patented means they can expect people to pay much more while supplying very little in almost every update. Unloading sessions into RAM was the only innovative thing they’ve done in probably a decade, while the rest is just playing catchup with the rest of the industry. I’ve used just about every other DAW out there and nothing is even half as fast, but excusing corporations for they’re laziness with the response that everyone uses it is a fairly week argument

        1. I don’t think that’s the argument he’s making.

          Digidesigns decision to not adopt vst was very far from a money grab. When protools Tdm first came out, vst was a flaky, consumer level, host-based (and therefore at the time massively latent) plugin format. Protools exclusively used dsp to host plugins for a long time and the coding process is very different. Steinbeck also charged a license to use vst in a host.

          And far from being behind the curve, digi and now avid have focused on what professionals actually need – low latency, accurate sync, fast workflow, stable multiple I/o, proper surround processing, etc. etc. an events bus for plugins is beyond trivial in that world.

          None of the other daws come remotely close apart from perhaps nuendo, which is great for post but hopeless for music tracking because of latency and sync issues.

          1. “money grab” was certainly an exaggeration, but avid did pump out a lot of plugins (even native) during that time. My experience in hardware I/O latency is pretty non existent, although I’ve heard the same sentiment as what you have said. Normal latency buffer has been a non-existent issue in other daws. And as for ADC, the fact these other DAWs have had it for cheaper than what you could get with PT native for the longest time speaks lengths (and 64 bit, clip volume, etc, etc). Event Busses are just an inevitable progression. Logic X has MIDI plugins which offer largely the same tech. Avid will eventually implement it probably better than either, but 5 years from now

  2. funny. i’ve never met anyone who worked in a commercial studio, a post house or dubbing theatre who used anything *but* protools.

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