Some have an aversion to software subscription models in an almost religious or philosophical way. If you are one of those people then this article is for not for you, we are not here to convince you to abandon your long held views, we get that it’s an important principle you just won’t budge on. For the rest of you who want to know how the sums add up then we’ve been looking at the recent offerings announced by Avid to see how they fare as a cost over time and also to dig into the argument that Avid’s model is now aimed at discouraging anyone but the professional to be a Pro Tools user.
You will soon be able to get your tracks and albums on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and dozens of other major streaming services using a new service in the Avid Link app called AvidPlay. But how does it work and how many streams or plays do you need to get to pay for the annual fee from Avid? We have the answers.
Following the announcement of the Avid S4 as the replacement to the M10 version of the Avid S6, Avid realised that existing Avid S6 M10 owners might not be very happy as the Avid S4 can have display modules, whereas if you wanted display modules with the Avid S6, you had to go for the M40 option. Consequently Avid has announced the Avid S6 M10+ which enables M10 users to upgrade and have display modules.
Following the changes to the Pro Tools pricing and the release of Pro Tools 2019.6, which opened up HEAT to Pro Tools Standard users, Avid has now announced that all Pro Tools subscribers will soon have access to the Complete Plug-in bundle and HEAT at no extra cost. Also in this article, we investigate how the costs of perpetual versus subscription have changed with the recent price changes and this announcement and there is news for Pro Tools Perpetual license holders who would like to have HEAT but find it too expensive.
Avid have chosen to email all their users to advise everyone of the release of Pro Tools 2019.6, which resolves an issue where interruptions in internet connectivity can cause Pro Tools First, Pro Tools, and Pro Tools Ultimate to delete local (offline) Projects. 2019.6 does also bring a couple of new features including making Heat available to more Pro Tools users, and Avid have squashed a number of bugs with 2019.6.
Townsend Labs have announced that AAX DSP support is included in version 1.3 of the Sphere plug-in, the software component in the Sphere L22 microphone modelling system.
In this article we are going to look at the different options that will be available in the new cheese-grater style Mac Pro, which options would be most appropriate for a Mac Pro 7,1 Pro Tools computer and how much a new Mac Pro optimised for Pro Tools is likely to cost based on the information we have at this point.
Avid is to change their Pro Tools Pricing structure with effect from July 1st 2019 to encourage Pro Tools users to move to subscription rental plans. There are winners and losers in these changes with these changes. We have the latest details on the new pricing plan.
In an exclusive statement from Avid’s Director of Product Management | Audio Workstations & Control Surfaces, Francois Quereuil has confirmed speculation that the maximum number of voices for the forthcoming 6 HDX Card configuration in the new Mac Pro would be 1024 Voices, rather than the possible 1536 voices with 256 voices per card at the current voice count per HDX card.
There have been a number of reports on social media that Pro Tools wouldn’t work because iLok Cloud Servers were affected by the Google Network congestion issues that affected Google Cloud, G Suite, and YouTube. We have the details…
When Apple releases the successor to macOS Mojave there will no longer be any support for 32 bit applications including QuickTime 7 Pro. In addition, its replacement QuickTime Player will no longer play unsupported codecs like Avid’s DNxHD format. With macOS Mojave, even now if you try and play an Avid DNxHD video, it starts converting it. As a consequence I have been on the lookout for a simple player to function as a replacement and I think I have found it.
Avid have confirmed a bug when using PT|Control and Pro Tools 2019.5 together. Find out the details here.
Was It Worth The Wait? Post Production Specialist Alan Sallabank takes a look at the long awaited 2019.5 Pro Tools Ultimate, EuControl and Pro Tools Control releases to see how they can benefit his post production workflow.
Avid has released Pro Tools 2019.5, as promised by Avid’s François Quereuil in our exclusive interview, with more voices for most Pro Tools Ultimate users, support for macOS Mojave 10.14.3, more functions won’t cause Pro Tools to stop during playback and a doubling of the number of MIDI tracks, all of which we have known about for a while. But what is news with the release of 2019.5 is is the addition of Multiseat Network licensing for large facilities and educational establishments.
As well as releasing Pro Tools 2019.5, Avid have also released a new version of the Eucon control software, EuControl 19.5.0 and the Pro Tools Control app 19.5.0, which amongst the new features added, brings new monitor control options in the Pro Tools Control app as well as Avid control surfaces like the Pro Tools Dock and S3.
Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, today have released Pro Tools 2019.5. Here is the list of bug fixes included in the Pro Tools 2019.5 release. It looks like Avid has been listening as its a very long list…
In a couple of recent tweets, Avid CEO Jeff Rosica has let it slip that Pro Tools 2019.5 will be released sometime this week.
We recently published an article listing out $1400 worth of loyalty rewards that Avid is offering all their customers with a valid software upgrade plan or active subscription. Great News, Avid has just announced another loyalty reward in partnership with Groove3 worth $120. We have all the details.
In this article we explore what Avid is offering with their loyalty rewards, now worth $1400 in total which are available to all Pro Tools users as long as you have a valid upgrade plan or subscription plan.
The Avid Customer Association asked its members to vote on a series of feature suggestions for the full range of Avid products in the 2019 ACA Vote including Pro Tools and control surfaces and we can now announce the results. In this article we analyse the results looking at differences and similarities as well as which feature suggestions were popular and which were not popular.