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Church Sound: Avid Introduces Pro Tools 11 - Pro Sound Web

Church Sound: Avid Introduces Pro Tools 11 - Pro Sound Web | Pro Tools 11 | Scoop.it

Avid has introduced Pro Tools 11, a major upgrade of its digital audio workstation that provides users with new, high-powered audio and video engines, 64-bit architecture, expanded metering, and direct HD video workflows.

“Pro Tools 11 represents a quantum leap in creative power,” states Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of products and services at Avid. “The newly designed architecture turbo-charges production with more plug-in processing, the ability to run more virtual instruments—and a host of new features—letting users create ambitiously, without holding anything back.”

Key benefits and features of Pro Tools 11 include:

Redesigned audio engine and 64-bit architecture

New Avid audio engine — Delivers multiple times the processing power of Pro Tools 10 on the same hardware configurations.

64-bit architecture — Exponentially increases the number of simultaneous virtual instruments and the performance to handle the most sophisticated sessions.

Offline bounce — Delivers mixes up to 150 times faster than real time.

Low-latency input buffer — Ensures ultra-low latency record monitoring without sacrificing plug-in performance.

Dynamic host processing — Maximizes plug-in count by reallocating processing resources as needed.

Expanded metering

Extended standards support — Features a broad range of built-in metering standards, from peak and average to VU and PPM, to maintain adherence to regional broadcast requirements.

Gain reduction — Shows gain reduction for all dynamics plug-ins on each channel.

Direct HD video workflows

Built-in Avid video engine — Enables audio post professionals to play and edit a wide range of HD video formats including Avid DNxHD®, directly in the Pro Tools timeline without transcoding, using the same core engine as in Media Composer®.

Video interface support — Enables monitoring of DNxHD and QuickTime media through Avid Nitris® DX, Avid Mojo® DX, and other video interfaces.

“In the world of professional mixing, I constantly need more processing power, and the extra power in Pro Tools 11 is exactly what I need,” says Tim Palmer, mixer and engineer for U2, Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, The Cure, and INXS. “I love the new metering and the new sends view is excellent.  It is really impressive. Pro Tools 11 is a big leap forward.”

Pro Tools 11 and Pro Tools HD 11 will be available in the online Avid Store and at Avid resellers worldwide later in Q2 2013. For more information, click here.

James Lynch's insight:

“Pro Tools 11 represents a quantum leap in creative power. The newly designed architecture turbo-charges production with more plug-in processing, the ability to run more virtual instruments—and a host of new features—letting users create ambitiously, without holding anything back,” says Chris Gahagan, who is the senior vice president of products and services at Avid. 

With the updates to Pro Tools the ones that I am mostly looking forward to are the offline bounce, low latency input buffer, the bult-in Avid video engine, and the fact that it will be a 64-bit architecture. I have heard plenty of negative comments about how Pro Tools 11 would come out before all of this information was given, and I can now rest easy knowing that it will completely modify recording assets for the future.

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Kyle Horrell's curator insight, August 13, 2013 11:34 AM

The article was informative and provided a great description of the new features of Pro Tools 11.

Kyle Horrell's curator insight, August 13, 2013 11:37 AM

Prosoundweb.com provided a great article on all of the new features in Pro Tools 11 and compares how much better it is than Pro Tools 10.

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Pro Tools 11 64 Bit Audio Path Explained By Colin McDowell - Pro Tools 11 - Pro Tools Expert Blog

Pro Tools 11 64 Bit Audio Path Explained By Colin McDowell - Pro Tools 11 - Pro Tools Expert Blog | Pro Tools 11 | Scoop.it

There’s been a lot said about Pro Tools 11 being a 64 bit application but not a lot about the implications on the audio path.

Our buddy Colin over at McDSP has an excellent article about it on his site - here’s a snippet…

In professional audio production, signal quality is paramount. Naturally then, McDSP AAX plug-ins (DSP and Native) make the most of what is possible in Pro Tools 10 (and 11). Although the Pro Tools 10 audio path is only 32 bits, within a McDSP plug-in, we’re adding another 32 bits of precision to give the discerning user a more accurate, dynamic processing experience. Using this approach, McDSP plug-ins are able to provide greater control flexibility and increased fidelity for the best sound possible. For example, the AAX version of the FilterBank E606 plug-in has increased frequency control ranges – more than the original E6! This was only possible with the capability of the new HDX hardware and the flexibility of the AAX plug-in format.  

This design is similar to what was done for our TDM and RTAS plug-in line. Both formats leveraged the double precision capabilities available (48-bit for TDM, 64-bit for host CPU processing). McDSP AAX plug-ins (DSP and Native) use similar double precision techniques, but can now do so at the 64-bit level for both DSP-based and Native-based processing.

James Lynch's insight:

Pro Tools is finally upgrading to a 64 bit application instead of the 32 bit which was used in Pro Tools 10. That in state allows a more accurate, dynamic processing expeirence which is stated by Colin McDowell. It also allows greater control flexibility, and a more improved fidelity for a better sound.

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Pro Tools 11 | The new standard for audio production

Pro Tools 11 | The new standard for audio production | Pro Tools 11 | Scoop.it

The most powerful digital audio workstation just got more powerful. With an all-new, ultra-efficient audio engine, 64-bit performance, and groundbreaking capabilities, Pro Tools 11 enables you to take on the most complex and demanding music and audio post productions with ease, so you can focus on sounding your best.

Get exponentially more processing power than Pro Tools 10 using the same hardwareCreate bigger, more complex sessions, without holding anything backExperience ultra-low latency record monitoring without sacrificing plug-in performancePlay and edit a wide range of HD video formats right in the Pro Tools timeline

James Lynch's insight:

      As I am in Recording Arts, the newest update for Pro Tools will be reaching 11 in the year 2013. With this update it will make it possible to create more complex recording sessions, play and edit HD video formats, and other very important aspects for the recording industry.

 

     This will be revolutionary for the recording industries especially with the 64-bit performance and the newest capabilities. Although it can not be proved yet, I believe that Pro Tools 11 will set a new standard for the media industry.

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NAB 2013: Version 11 of Pro Tools finally cures its Achilles’ heel

NAB 2013: Version 11 of Pro Tools finally cures its Achilles’ heel | Pro Tools 11 | Scoop.it

Forget about its brand-new engine, 64-bit architecture, and expanded metering. The most important improvement I see in the palindromic version 11 of Pro Tools is that with this update, the renowned audio editing tool from Avid will finally cure its Achilles’ heel. I am talking about its (up until version 10) prolonged “real time” bounce/export, which has prevented Pro Tools' acceptance among many time pressed editors of long-form applications, including audiobooks and audio podcasts. At the press conference at NAB 2013, an example given by Avid included a two-hour sequence exported from Pro Tools 11 in 48 seconds, instead of 120 minutes. Now Pro Tools will be able to compete in those situations with apps like Adobe Audition and Apple Logic.

Other features in Pro Tools 11:

Fully redesigned audio engine and 64-bit architectureNew Avid Audio Engine — Delivers multiple times the processing power of Pro Tools 10 on the same hardware configurations.64-bit architecture — Exponentially increases the number of simultaneous virtual instruments and the performance to handle the most sophisticated sessions.Low-latency input buffer — Ensures ultra-low latency record monitoring without sacrificing plug-in performance.Dynamic host processing — Maximizes plug-in count by reallocating processing resources as needed.Expanded meteringExtended standards support — Features a broad range of built-in metering standards, from peak and average to VU and PPM, to maintain adherence to regional broadcast requirements.Gain reduction — Shows gain reduction for all dynamics plug-ins on each channel.Direct HD video workflowsBuilt-in Avid Video Engine — Enables audio post professionals to play and edit a wide range of HD video formats including Avid DNxHD, directly in the Pro Tools timeline without transcoding, using the same core engine as in Media Composer.Video interface support — Enables monitoring of DNxHD and QuickTime media through Avid Nitris DX, Avid Mojo DX, and other video interfaces from third parties which I have covered previously.

Avid says that Pro Tools 11 and Pro Tools HD 11 will be available in the online Avid Store and at Avid resellers worldwide later in Q2 2013. They say that pricing will be as follows:

Pro Tools 11 software (full version)— US$699Pro Tools 10 to 11 upgrade— $299Pro Tools 9 to 11 upgrade— $399Pro Tools Express to Pro Tools 11 cross grade— $499Pro Tools HD 10 to 11 upgrade— $599Pro Tools HD 9 to 11 upgrade— $999

Educational pricing wasn’t available at publication time. I hope to review Pro Tools 11 shortly after its release.

James Lynch's insight:

This article explains how Pro Tools 11 is now leaping forward with at least the bounce to disc option being excellerated without loss of quality. It also explains the HD video formats which I am very interested how that will be incorporated with the software.

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Dondrell Franks's curator insight, August 13, 2013 12:31 PM

Pro Tools is a great software that continues to get better with each edition. The future is very bright this software and I would love to see what the future has to offter. Pro Tools has change the industry and conitue to shape it 

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Avid announces Pro Tools 11 and Media Composer 7 for Mac & PC

Avid announces Pro Tools 11 and Media Composer 7 for Mac & PC | Pro Tools 11 | Scoop.it

Avid's new Pro Tools 11 brings new high-powered audio and video engines, 64-bit architecture, expanded metering, and direct HD video workflows. The new software allows for bigger, more complex sessions and ultra-low latency record monitoring without plug-in performance taking a hit. Pro Tools 11 will be available as a complimentary upgrade for users that buy, upgrade, or crossgrade to Pro Tools 10 on or after April 7.

James Lynch's insight:

There will be a complimentary upgrade for users that have boughten Pro Tools 10 on, or after April 7th. Pro Tools 11 will be capable of larger complex sessions and ultra-low latency record monitoring.

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