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Superior Drummer to support AAX - Pro Tools 11

Posted by Michael Venia on

For all of you anxious Pro Tools 11 users, Toontrack have confirmed they will release a free AAX update for Superior Drummer soon! An Announced is set to be released this week. If you are wondering what other plug-ins are compatible with Pro Tools 11, take a look below:

AAX plug-in compatibility

AAX (Avid Audio eXtension) is Avid’s new advanced plug-in format, offering better workflows and sound parity when sharing sessions between DSP-accelerated and native-based Pro Tools systems. The format comes in two flavors:

  • AAX DSP—compatible with Pro Tools|HDX systems only (TDM is not supported in Pro Tools|HDX)
  • AAX Native—compatible with any system running Pro Tools/Pro Tools HD 10 software

We’re excited to announce that all Avid plug-ins are being transitioned to AAX—many are already available—and many third-party audio plug-ins are also available in AAX formats (see the list of our partners below). You'll find many Avid and third-party AAX plug-ins listed on the AAX plug-ins page. We’ll continue to work closely with all of our partners to bring AAX compatibility to all Pro Tools plug-ins. For the latest AAX plug-in news and updates, join our conversation in the AAX forum.

Please note that the following TDM-only plug-ins are not AAX-compatible:

  • Dolby Surround Tools
  • Line 6 Amp Farm
  • Line 6 Echo Farm
  • TC Electronic TDM plug-ins

Avid AAX plug-ins

Avid audio plug-ins are being transitioned to AAX DSP and/or AAX Native formats—many are available now and more will be coming soon. You’ll find AAX versions of the available Avid plug-ins included with Pro Tools 10 and Pro Tools HD 10 (your Avid plug-in licenses will work with AAX versions).

For TDM plug-ins that haven’t yet been transitioned to AAX DSP, you can use the RTAS versions with Pro Tools|HDX in the interim.

Third-party AAX plug-ins

The following development partners either have AAX-compatible plug-ins ready or will have them ready shortly—please visit their website for specific plug-in information. And be sure to check back, as this page will be updated as more partners develop for the AAX platform.

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