Q: What is AAX?
Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate include the UVI Falcon AAX virtual instrument plug-in with Plugsound Avid Edition instruments (Soundbanks) and Falcon Factory content. Additionally, Expansion Soundbanks and Falcon Expansions for use with UVI Workstation (Soundbanks only) and Falcon AAX plug-ins can be purchased separately from the Avid Store. The Avid Pro Tools Carbon is an entirely new class of audio interface, built for capturing brilliance efficiently. It’s a powerful hybrid system that takes full advantage of your native CPU and HDX DSP processing system at the same time. Capture every detail with pristine converters and the best preamps Avid has to offer. Find solutions for sound mixing, sound editing, sound design, ADR, and Foley. Download the Best Free Audio Plugins. Synths, Reverbs, Compressors.and much more. Just click and download.
A: AAX (Avid Audio eXtension) is a new unified plug-in format that comes in two flavors:
- AAX DSP—compatible with Pro Tools HDX only (Pro Tools HDX does not support TDM)
- AAX Native—compatible with any system running Pro Tools/Pro Tools HD 10 or higher
With AAX, you can share sessions between DSP-accelerated Pro Tools systems and native-based Pro Tools systems and continue using the same plug-ins. Your sessions will sound exactly the same, regardless of the rig you’re using.
Q: Why did Avid create a new plug-in format?
A: In order to create a 64-bit version of Pro Tools, it was necessary to develop a plug-in architecture that supports 64-bit processing. AAX was created for the future, and will pave the way for Pro Tools technology advancements down the road.
Q: Will my TDM and RTAS plug-ins work in Pro Tools 11?
A: No, Pro Tools 11 does not support TDM or RTAS plug-ins. You’ll need to update to AAX versions of your plug-ins.
Q: Are all third-party manufacturers updating their plug-ins to AAX format?
A: Many third-party manufacturers have transitioned (or are in the process of transitioning) their plug-ins to AAX. For the latest details, visit our plug-in finder.
Q: I’m already using AAX plug-ins in Pro Tools/Pro Tools HD 10. Will these plug-ins continue working in Pro Tools 11?
A: The AAX plug-ins you’re been using in Pro Tools 10 are 32-bit. Therefore, it will be necessary to update your AAX plug-ins to 64-bit versions in order for them to work in Pro Tools/Pro Tools HD 11.
Your Pro Tools 11 installer includes installation files for all currently available Avid 64-bit AAX plug-ins. We’re working closely with our development partners to ensure that 64-bit versions of their AAX plug-ins are released very soon. For the latest info, check out our plug-in finder.
The Avid Pro Tools Carbon is a 1U 24/32 hardware interface with 8 mic preamps and 115 AAX DSP plugins included
For artists, bands, and producers, Pro Tools Carbon is a new breed of audio interface-built to capture brilliance. It's a hybrid audio production system that features incredible sound quality and combines the power of your native CPU with onboard HDX DSP acceleration. So you can push your computer to the limit when you mix and record through AAX DSP plugins with near-zero latency monitoring. All at the touch of a button. All in Pro Tools.
Hardware and software. Made for each other.
With intelligent Pro Tools integration, you'll work smoothly all in one creative environment. The Hybrid Engine lets you offload real-time AAX DSP plugin processing to Carbon at will. This means you can record with a polished sound that brings out the best in your performance. No more third-party apps to slow you down. Just focus on the music you're making-not what you're making it with.
The best in both worlds.
The Hybrid Engine maximizes the performance of Pro Tools by using your native CPU and HDX DSP processing at the same time. When you put a track in DSP Mode, Carbon accelerates real-time AAX DSP plugins while your CPU plays back the rest of your mix. And because every AAX DSP plugin has a native counterpart, you can move seamlessly between worlds-just click a button. Record with HDX DSP power for near-zero latency monitoring. And work natively with the same plugins.
Premium plugins included.
In addition to the 116 AAX plugins that come with Pro Tools-which include the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, HEAT, and UVI Falcon-Carbon comes with a collection of premium plugins and sounds to get you started. Produce with virtual instruments from UVI and Native Instruments. Emulate mix environments with spatial audio processing from Embody. Dial in polished sounds with premium AAX DSP dynamics, EQs, and reverbs from McDSP, Arturia, and Plugin Alliance. And get 3 free months of Auto-Tune Unlimited. Then when you're ready to take your sound further, there are thousands of AAX plugins and over 250 more AAX DSP available.