Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser Now AAX Native

Sonox_EliteSonnox has announced the availability of their Oxford SuprEsser in Avid’s AAX format.

Sonnox Managing Director, Rod Densham comments, “This marks a major milestone in a formidable two-year AAX project. Producers and engineers who have been waiting for full AAX compatibility can now continue working with our top of the line Elite Bundle in Pro Tools 11.”

For detailed information on Sonnox Oxford Plug-ins please visit the Sonnox website.

AIR Updates Instrument Expansion Pack With Pro Tools 11, AAX Support

AIR_instrument_expansion_packFollowing the recent launch of Avid Pro Tools 11, AIR Music Technology has released an updated and expanded AIR Instrument Expansion Pack. The new Instrument Expansion Pack offers compatibility with the latest Pro Tools AAX format, and includes two of AIR’s latest virtual instruments, Loom and Vacuum Pro, at no additional cost.

The AIR Instrument Expansion Pack contains:

  • Hybrid 2.0 — High Definition Analog Synth
  • Velvet 2.0 — Vintage Electric Piano Instrument
  • Structure 2.0 — Sampler Instrument Workstation
  • Strike 2.0 — Ultimate Virtual Drummer Instrument
  • Transfuser 2.0 — Interactive Melodic & Rhythmic Groove Creation Instrument
  • Loom 1.0.1 — Modular Additive Synthesizer (NEW)
  • Vacuum Pro 1.0.1 — Polyphonic Analogue Tube Synthesizer (NEW)

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iZotope Announces Nectar 2 Vocal Processing Plug-in

iZotope has announced that Nectar 2, the next version of their vocal processing plug-in, will be released next month (October 2013).

With Nectar 2, users can add character to tracks with modeled plate reverb, harmonic saturation, and new creative effects. Stay in tune, remove distracting breaths without the need for audio editing, transform a single vocal take into a harmonized ensemble, and much more.

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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.

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Spectrasonics Releases AAX Versions Of Omnisphere, Trilian and Stylus RMX

spectrasonics-aaxSpectrasonics today released AAX Public Beta versions of its three virtual instruments – Omnisphere, Trilian and Stylus RMX – for Avid’s new Pro Tools 11. Registered users of the Spectrasonics instruments can log into their user accounts to download the Public Beta versions.

The new versions are available at no charge to registered users to test with the new 64-bit version of Pro Tools. Omnisphere, Trilian and Stylus RMX are all native 64-bit software instruments, designed to work with Pro Tools 11 on both OS X and Windows. Continue reading

McDSP 64-bit AAX Plug-Ins For ProTools 11 Available

McDSP_AAX_64-bit_ProTools11This week, McDSP announced the release of 64-bit AAX plug-ins (Native and DSP) for Pro Tools 11. This release is a Mac-only release, requires the iLok2, and is a free upgrade for McDSP v5 customers.

A 64-bit Windows release will be coming shortly. McDSP customers not using v5 can upgrade their McDSP plug-ins at

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Pro Tools 11 Kills RTAS Support, But Arturia’s Got Your AAX Covered

Arturia_aax_updaterArturia has announced the availability of their AAX Updater, which supports Avid’s advanced AAX plug-in format favored by Pro Tools 11.

In Pro Tools 10, Arturia instrument users could  run RTAS versions of their plug-ins. With Pro Tools 11, Avid has dropped RTAS support in favor of AAX. Users now have to update their plug-ins to include the new AAX format.

That’s where the AAX Updater comes in – in will update installed Arturia software instruments to run as 64-bit AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools 11. Continue reading

Neyrinck V-Mon Plug-in To Work With Pro Tools 11

Neyrinck-ProTools11-v-monAudio software company Neyrinck has announced that they will deliver two compatible 64-bit AAX (Avid Audio eXtension) DSP and AAX Native plug-ins in time for the Avid Pro Tools 11 release, including SoundCode LtRt Tools and monitoring plug-in V-Mon.

SoundCode LtRt Tools is a suite of Pro Tools plug-ins designed for post-production studios TV mixers, video game mixers and broadcasters that monitor or deliver stereo down-mixed and LtRt encoded audio.

Of probably greater interest to Synthtopia readers, V-Mon is an AAX DSP 64 surround monitoring plug-in system for Pro Tools HDX and HD Accel systems. It can handle multiple inputs and speaker feeds up to 7.1 and is compatible with the TAC Systems VMC-101 remote controller. Continue reading