Tier 3—Premium plug-ins
Aphex Aural Exciter and Big Bottom Pro Bundle
Since its introduction in 1975, the patented Aphex Aural Exciter has been used on thousands of hit albums, commercials, films, concerts, installed sound systems, and broadcast stations.
Now the same unique ability to increase presence and restore natural brightness and detail, without significant equalization, is available as an AAX Native 64 and AAX DSP 64 plug-in!
Big Bottom is a proven sound enhancement plug-in for Pro Tools 11 — from the company that invented sound enhancement. Modeled after the Big Bottom circuit in the Aphex Model 104, Big Bottom is an example of stunning, patented Aphex circuitry.
Big Bottom works on bass frequencies and adds low-end presence and punch without increasing peak level. This allows you to pack more bass into your mix without overloading amps and recorders or blowing up speakers.
Get the guitar tones you’ve always dreamed of—quickly and easily. Eleven is a powerful plug-in that sets a new standard for recording and performing guitarists enabling you to achieve highly realistic, jaw-dropping guitar tones based on the world’s most coveted vintage and modern tube amps, speaker cabinets, and mics—all right in your Pro Tools or Avid live sound rig.
Developed using an innovative new amp modeling technique, Eleven gives you instant access to an amazing collection of sought-after sounds based on classic Fender®, VOX®, Marshall®, Mesa/Boogie®, and Soldano amplifiers.* Simply call up a preset to immediately re-create a hit-making guitar tone, or design your own signature sound by mixing and matching amps, speaker cabinets, and mic models—all captured at their best in a world-class studio.
HEAT - AAX DSP
Add some HEAT to your mix. Get the warmth and sonic character of analog “in the box” with HEAT (Harmonically Enhanced Algorithm Technology), an easy-to-use Pro Tools|HDX and Pro Tools|HD software add-on that gives you the euphonic characteristics of prized analog gear without the expense or added bulk. Whether you’re mixing music or sound for picture, you’ll get the unmistakable sonic characteristics of a vintage analog console or outboard gear to “gel” your mixes together—right in Pro Tools.
Space is the ultimate reverb plug-in for music and post-production applications. From the largest concert hall to the densest plate reverb, Space delivers the pristine sound of natural reverb spaces with the familiar controls used in high-end hardware reverb units. By combining the sampled acoustics of real reverb spaces with advanced DSP algorithms, Space offers stunning realism with full control of reverb parameters in mono, stereo, and surround formats.
In addition to presets that save both the IR waveform and control settings, Space also enables you to manage a group of settings called snapshots, which you can quickly switch between using a single, automatable control—very useful in audio post production for firing different reverbs at scene changes.
Space also includes a comprehensive library of high-quality sampled reverb spaces and effects that are ideal for music and post applications. Download additional impulse responses from the Space Impulse Response Library.
X-Form™ represents the pinnacle of time compression/expansion and pitch-shifting technology. Available for all Pro Tools® and Avid DNA™ systems, this high-quality AudioSuite™ plug-in delivers professional time stretching and formant-correct pitch shifting with professional results, even at extreme settings. X-Form is ideal for music production, sound design, post production, or any other application that requires natural-sounding time stretch and pitch shift processing.
The Right Tools
To help give you the best results with a wide variety of source material, X-Form provides a choice of two time-stretching/pitch-shifting algorithms. The Polyphonic algorithm is ideal for use on complex audio files, such as chords or an entire stereo mix. This algorithm is truly “best in breed,” and when used with the Transient Sensitivity control, it allows you to compress or stretch drum loops and other percussive material without losing crucial attack transients. When working with solo instruments or vocals, choose the Monophonic algorithm. Of course, experimenting with both algorithms is the key to obtaining the perfect effect.
Unparalleled Sound Quality
Each algorithm was designed to provide exceptional results capable of preserving proper stereo imaging, attack transients, and timing accuracy—even at extreme settings. With X-Form, you can process files within a mind-blowing range of 12.5 to 800 percent of the original length (1/8 to 8x the original duration). The pitch shifting is equally impressive, allowing you to shift a file up or down three octaves with proper formant correction—even on polyphonic material—so the audio sounds completely natural. How is this possible? The secret is the X-Form plug-in’s frequency domain processing, a technology proven more effective than the “frame overlap” algorithms used in most time-stretching products.
Fortunately, X-Form makes using this powerful technology ultra-intuitive. Simply choose an algorithm and let X-Form do the rest. While other products require you to experiment with a myriad of confusing controls to get the desired results, X-Form delivers natural-sounding time stretching and pitch shifting via a single “Time Shift” control and the Process button. The X-Form algorithm can even be used from within the TCE Trim Tool*. Whether you work in post and need to fit audio to video clips, or produce music and want to tune a performance or sync up loops, X-Form provides seamlessly integrated professional time stretching and pitch shifting within Pro Tools.