Avid Unveils New Pro Tools|HDX and Pro Tools 10 Software

Date: 21/10/2011
The Pro Tools|HDX system enables customers to mix bigger, more complex productions, with the rock-solid performance and stability that Pro Tools|HD customers have come to expect. This new system represents a milestone in Avids development of DSP-accelerated hardware, delivering up to 5x more DSP per card, over a thousand dB of additional headroom, and up to 4x the track counts and 2x the I/O compared to its Pro Tools|HD Accel predecessor. And as customers needs grow, the system can be scaled to increase track counts, power, and I/O, using up to three Pro Tools|HDX cards and multiple Pro Tools HD Series interfaces.

With this addition to the Pro Tools|HD family, there are now two powerful system choices. Customers can choose the Pro Tools|HD Native system if they need the advanced workflows and sound quality of Pro Tools HD, and want to leverage their host computer to get the best performance and lowest latency. Or customers can choose the new flagship DSP-accelerated Pro Tools|HDX system if they require consistent peak performance and near-zero latency to handle extremely large and complex productions. Together, the Pro Tools|HD product family provides the highest performance, lowest latency, and greatest sound quality available for the most demanding audio post and music production professionals.

 Mix bigger, better projects faster

  • Manage larger productions with fewer cards, with up to 4x the playable track counts
  • Dramatically improve recording and mixing audio quality with over 1,000 dB additional headroom and higher resolution sound, thanks to the new floating-point architecture
  • New AAX plug-in formatbuilt for the future
    • With two formats availableAAX DSP and AAX NativeAAX opens the door to future advancements in Pro Tools technology

     Record and play back up to 256 audio tracks per card (or play back up to 768 tracks with three cards) to support the most massive mixes

    • Control up to 12 Pro Tools|HD systems from one using the Satellite Link option
    • New Pro Tools 10 software adds major new features to the worlds leading digital audio workstation, delivering on top requests from both audio post and music professionals. With it, Avid introduces several new tools and timesaving workflows, such as the top-requested Clip Gain, which separates pre-mix levels from Pro Tools softwares renowned mixing automation, greatly speeding up and improving the workflow between sound editors and mixers. Customers will also be able to achieve higher sound quality and better performance than ever, whether theyre recording, composing, editing, mixing, or playing back their sessions.

      Work faster and easier with the most robust tools

      • Experience better performanceeven on network-attached or slow local driveswith disk handling improvements and real-time fades
      • Use multiple file formats and mixed bit depths in the same projectincluding interleavedwithout converting files
      •  "Today's audio post and music professionals are faced with evolving challenges and much more demanding productions that require more power, extended capabilities, and better sound quality than ever before, says Chris Gahagan, Avids senior vice president of products and solutions. Pro Tools|HDX and Pro Tools 10 software mark an enormous leap forward in sound quality and efficiency, enabling our top professional customers to deliver their best sounding, most creative work in less time."

         The Tree of Life, The Smurfs, Cloverfield). Having this technology lets us work faster and easierwith fewer constraintsand achieve our artistic intent with fewer hurdles. Im over the moon to see all of these new features in Pro Tools 10 that Ive been wanting for years. The fact that you can [now] play sessions off of a network storage [device]thats going to change everything. That aloneespecially for a large facility such as ourswill allow us to manage our projects in a completely different way."

         "Pro Tools|HDX with Pro Tools 10 sounds amazing, says Vaughn Merrick, engineer, mixer, and producer (Amy Winehouse, Jason Mraz, The Chemical Brothers). The power of HDX finally allows me to record at 176k sample rates and 32-bit floating bit depth without having to worry about power or latency. This is a huge step up from TDM. When people hear how good this system sounds, I believe there is going to be a paradigm shift in what people expect from their digital systems.

        Concurrent with the launch of these exciting new solutions, Avid is pleased to announce the Avid Vantage¢ Program, an annual membership program for Pro Tools customers that provides many great benefits. Avid Vantage subscribers receive unlimited online technical support, plus deeply discounted expert phone support when they need it. They also gain access to a great collection of audio plug-ins, and for a limited time theyll receive a high-value Avid Store coupon that can be applied to new software purchases or upgrades.

         Availability and pricing

        Pro Tools|HDX

         Pro Tools 10 software

         

         Avid Vantage Program

         

        For more information about Pro Tools|HDX and Pro Tools 10, visit www.avid.com/protools. For more information about Avid Vantage, visit www.avid.com/avidvantage.



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