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Avid Pro Tools 11 & New Fast Track Interfaces Announced RSS

  • April 15th 2013
  • Avid
Avid Pro Tools 11 & New Fast Track Interfaces Announced

Avid Pro Tools 11 Sets New Standard for Audio Production

Core engine, 64-bit architecture, and expanded metering empower audio professionals to handle the most demanding sessions, compose with more virtual instruments and effects, and collaborate directly with Media Composer editors

NAB (Booth #SU902), LAS VEGAS, NV, April 7, 2013 –- Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced Avid Pro Tools® 11, a major upgrade of its industry-leading digital audio workstation that redefines music and audio production for today’s workflows. This latest version enables audio professionals to take on the most demanding productions 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,” said 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.”

Pro Tools 11 delivers the features, performance, and workflows professionals need to take on today’s increasingly complex sessions and tighter timelines. Key benefits and features include:

Fully 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,” said Tim Palmer, mixer and engineer for U2, Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, The Cure, and INXS. “I love the new windows and the new views of the sends are excellent. It is really impressive. Pro Tools 11 is a big leap forward.”

Availability & Pricing
Pro Tools 11 and Pro Tools HD 11 will be available Avid resellers worldwide later in Q2 2013. For more information, click here.

Avid Fast Track Solo and Duo Bring Professional Quality to Mobile Recording with First iOS-Compatible Avid Interfaces
Mobile audio interfaces pair with Avid Pro ToolsExpress for 
versatile, high-quality music and audio creation

NAB (Booth #SU902), LAS VEGAS, NV, April 7, 2013 –- Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced two new portable audio interfaces for composing and recording high-quality music — Avid Fast Track® Solo and Fast Track Duo. Both interfaces feature a robust industrial design, include Pro Tools® Express software for Mac and PC, and connect directly to the iPad®, providing high-quality I/O for supported iOS apps.

Designed for musicians, students, and aspiring professionals, Fast Track Solo and Duo offer easy entry into the Pro Tools family. Key features include:

Pro Tools Express software
Provides many of the same tools and features used in commercial recording studios.
Records up to 16 stereo audio tracks and offers full MIDI editing and notation tools.
Includes high-quality virtual instruments and effects for creating the best sounding work.
Facilitates time, tempo and pitch adjustments with Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch.
Users get session compatibility with Pro Tools and Pro Tools HD systems.

Fast Track Solo and Duo hardware
Provides ideal form factor for home, studio, and mobile applications.
Features a rugged metal chassis and reinforced controls and jacks, offering protection against physical damage.
Enables the capture of two sources simultaneously at 24-bit, 48 kHz resolution with high-quality mic preamps and inputs:
Fast Track Solo includes one mic preamp and one instrument input.
Fast Track Duo includes two mic preamps/instrument inputs and two line inputs.
Allows direct monitoring while recording without latency.
Enables users to create anywhere on Mac or PC with the Bus-powered USB port.
Allows direct iPad connection with tablet port — No iPad Camera Connection Kit needed.

“Today’s aspiring songwriters and musicians want a high-quality, affordable recording solution that’s portable enough to let them create wherever they are,” said Dana Ruzicka, vice president of Segment and Product Marketing at Avid. “Providing access to the industry-standard Pro Tools family, Fast Track Solo and Duo deliver this capability like nothing else on the market today.”

About Avid
Avid creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world – from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concert tours and news broadcasts. Some of Avid’s most influential and pioneering solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, Interplay®, ISIS®, VENUE, Sibelius® and System 5. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit, connect with Avid on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, SoundCloud; or subscribe to Avid Buzz.

© 2013 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. All prices are USMSRP for the U.S. and Canada only and are subject to change without notice.  Contact your local Avid office or reseller for prices outside the U.S. and Canada.  Avid, the Avid logo, Avid DNxHD, Avid Mojo, Interplay, ISIS, Media Composer, Nitris,  Pro Tools and Sibelius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. The Interplay name is used with the permission of the Interplay Entertainment Corp. which bears no responsibility for Avid products. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.