By PSW Staff • June 21, 2013 New built-in metering standards found in new Pro Tools 11 New Avid Pro Tools 11 is now shipping. Pro Tools 11 offers a major upgrade of Avid’s 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 & 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 are available in the online Avid Store and at Avid resellers worldwide. For more information, click here. Pricing: Pro Tools 11 software (full version)— $699 USD Pro Tools 10 to 11 upgrade— $299 USD Pro Tools 9 to 11 upgrade— $399 USD Pro Tools Express to Pro Tools 11 cross grade— $499 USD Pro Tools HD 10 to 11 upgrade— $599 USD Pro Tools HD 9 to 11 upgrade— $999 USD Avid Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Avid DAW New Products Pro Tools Software · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Live Sound International brings you information on a wide range of pro audio topics. Stay up-to-date, get expert tips, industry news, new products and technologies delivered. Discover how to make smart use of today’s sound technology, Subscribe Today!