Pro Tools 10 was unveiled at AES 2011 this year as the follow-up to Avid’s unprecedented open format Pro Tools 9. Just like Pro Tools 9, Pro Tools 10 can be used with any interface so now the industry standard digital audio workstation incorporates your favorite interface and is even faster with a totally new plug-in format.
Pro Tools 10’s New Features:
Clip Gain – Clip gain allows you to set the level of a select region of a track without using automation data.
32 bit Float – A brand new bit depth feature allows users to take advantage of audio files encoded with a 32 bit floating point, allowing for higher resolution and quicker processing times as dithering time is reduced.
Multiformat files within a session – Pro Tools now allows for multiple file formats to all operate together within a session without the need of converting them into a consistent file format. Weather you’re importing WAV or AIFFs all your tracks will live in perfect harmony all in one session with no converting necessary
Real Time fades - Fades files are now a thing of the past as fades for each region are processed in real time. Fades can even be changed during playback!
New Plug-In Format – AAX is a new plug-in format that supports 64bit processing. As plug-in developers continually come up with more powerful plug-ins Pro Tools 10s new AAX format will be able to support the latest in processing power. This is in addition to the TDM and RTAS plugins already supported by Pro Tools. Three new plug-ins are now included in Pro Tools 10.
Pro Tools 10 is the fastest, most powerful, and most customizable version of Pro Tools to date. It is also the friendliest version for use with other applications. Sessions from Apple Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, and many other DAW systems with OMF enabled formats can easily be imported into Pro Tools 10 and edited with ease.
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Here at SonicElectronix we are proud to announce that we are now an authorized dealer of AVID AUDIO products including M-Audio and the brand new, open format, Pro Tools 9 recording software.
Avid has revamped the entire Pro Tools family of software which used to consist of Pro Tools LE, requiring a proprietary Avid or M-Audio interface, and the Pro Tools HD systems which use TDM cards.
Now there is Pro Tools 9 which can be used with any interface, or standing alone as native software. There are quite a few advancements in the brand new edition of Pro tools 9 and by advancements I do mean unprecedented revolutionary changes that have impacted the audio production industry like never before. Pro Tools now works with any audio interface making the most powerful audio editing platform in digital history compatible with your favorite audio interface.
Pro Tools 8 and other earlier versions of Pro Tools have always required a Digidesign or M-Audio Interface to operate but now the industry standard digital audio editing platform can be paired with the most sophisticated audio equipment on the market or with none at all taking advantage of the new Pro Tools Aggregate I/O option which enables you to use your computers built in sound card Core Audio MIDI server for Mac or ASIO for PC. This allows you to record and edit in Pro Tools using only your computer, an unheard of feat prior to the latest version of Pro Tools.
Previous versions of Pro Tools required additional software like Digitranslater to import OMF files from other digital audio workstations hindering your abilities to work with cross platform projects but thanks to Pro Tools 9’s new AAF and OMF importing features you are able to share sessions for other software like Apple Logic and Cubase right out of the box.
Pro Tools 9 has increased the number of available voiceable audio tracks from 61 to 128 tracks with 256 internal mix busses, and up to 512 MIDI tracks. With the full version and the addition of the Complete Production Toolkit 2 You can expand your Pro Tools 9 system to 512 voiceable audio tracks making your standard system a functional HD system capable of sharing sessions with any Pro Tools HD system. The Complete Production Toolkit 2 also grants you access to a plethora of the same plugins industry professionals are using for music and video post-production enabling advanced VCA mixing, 7.1 and 7.0 surround mixing, as well as X-Form time compression and expansion.
With the new advancements of Pro Tools 9 production capabilities are truly limitless as you have at your fingertips the most advanced technology available in a digital audio workstation.
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