New American pro audio plug-in company Plugin Alliance has announced that it has contributed six multi-format (including AAX DSP/AAX Native) plug-ins to Avid’s recently-released AAX Pack, an 18-plug-in-strong bundle.
The AAX (Avid Audio eXtension) plug-in format was launched last year alongside Pro Tools 10 to provide better workflows and sound parity when sharing sessions between DSP-accelerated and native-based Pro Tools systems.
AAX Pack offers Pro Tools|HDX and Pro Tools|HD native owners running Pro Tools 10 software a collection of superior-sounding AAX plug-ins from leading plug-in providers, including six of the best from Plugin Alliance:
—Brainworx bx_limiter is a great-sounding, simple, but effective low-latency limiter plug-in designed to help determine how many dB of dynamics to reserve for each and every signal — go louder with more punch, less distortion.
—Brainworx_XL V2 is based upon the M/S technology taken from Brainworx’s bx_digital, a ‘modern classic’ high-end analogue M/S EQ developed in 2006/7 — maximize loudness with this powerful peak limiter.
—elysia alpha compressor is a software recreation of elysia’s acclaimed mastering compressor, emulating its sound and features to match the analogue hardware as closely as possible — programmed by the coding experts from Brainworx.
—Mäag Audio EQ4 successfully models Mäag Audio’s EQ4 (500 Series) equalizer — retain original sound integrity and enhance ‘airy’ frequencies while shaping sounds to perfection with this studio-coveted six-band EQ.
—Pro Audio DSP Spectrum Mapper V2 was developed by former Sony OXF R3 digital console development team members using groundbreaking adaptive techniques — create great-sounding vocal tracks with this unique compressor/limiter/de-esser.
—SPL TwinTube transfers the warm, transparent, and smooth sound of analogue tube and coil filtering to the digital domain — add the warmth and presence of SPL’s RackPack modular system processor.
Plugin Alliance has also announced major updates for all its currently available plug-ins from global partners Brainworx (Germany), elysia (Germany), Mäag Audio (USA), Noveltech Audio (Finland), Pro Audio DSP (UK), SPL (Germany), and Vertigo Sound (Germany); all are now conveniently grouped in the same menu (named Plugin Alliance) and listed alphabetically. Registered users can download them now for free from the Plugin Alliance website here.
New users are also invited to open an online Plugin Alliance account, where four free plug-ins are awaiting them.
AAX Pack is available to registered Pro Tools|HDX and Pro Tools|HD Native owners for $1,295 (USD) from all Avid pro audio resellers until December 14, 2012.
All six Plugin Alliance plug-in licenses sold as part of the AAX Pack are non-transferrable and must be registered on the Plugin Alliance website to activate them.