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Avid Drivers Updated

Avid has released driver updates for OS X 10.10 and 10.10.1 (Yosemite) and 10.9.5 (Mavericks) for the following productions: 003Eleven RackMbox (3rd Gen)Mbox Mini (3rd Gen)Mbox Pro (3rd Gen)MobilePre (2nd Gen)Fast... Read more »

Avid Releases Pro Tools 11.3

Avid has released version 11.3 of Pro Tools 11. The new version provides OS X 10.10 and 10.10.1 (Yosemite), OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks), and OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) compatibility, along with various fixes and... Read more »

How to Restart EUCON Apps

Avid's EUCON is a network protocol that allows control surfaces to deeply integrate with DAW software. It communicates using ethernet, IP addresses, etc. For this to work, generally the gear has to be connected... Read more »

Now is the Time – Pro Tools Upgrade Deals!

Been waiting to upgrade to Pro Tools 11? Wait no longer! Now is the perfect time to upgrade! Why? Because now through the end of 2014, you'll get three special extras with your upgrade: You'll get the latest version... Read more »

Avid Pro Tools S3 Control Surface Review – Sweetwater’s SoundCheck Vol. 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXWR8UubINw Get the Pro Tools S3 Control Surface here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/S3CS Mitch Gallagher gives an in-depth overview of the Pro Tools S3 control surface from... Read more »

Avid Pro Tools | Quartet Audio Interface Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGAET9HiWPM Get the Pro Tools | Quartet USB interface here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PTQuartet Rob McGaughey from Avid presents the Pro Tools | Quartet audio interface... Read more »

Avid Pro Tools | Duet Audio Interface Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvjJGf7nhPw Get the Pro Tools | Duet USB interface here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PTDuet Rob McGaughey from Avid presents the Pro Tools | Duet audio interface, the... Read more »

Avid Intoduces New Pro Series Plug-ins; Pro Multiband Dynamics and Pro Subharmonic

Avid has recently added two, new plug-ins to their Pro Series plug-ins for Pro Tools 11. Designed to give superior sound and unrivaled performance, Pro Multiband Dynamics and Pro Subharmonic will help deliver the... Read more »

Big Mixes, Small Footprint: Avid Announces S3

Avid has unveiled the Pro Tools S3, a compact control surface that also integrates a 4x6 AVB audio interface. The S3 is compatible with EUCON-enabled DAWs, such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Media Composer, and... Read more »

Avid Pro Tools Duet & Quartet

What could be sweeter than combining Apogee converters with Avid Pro Tools? For some years, Mac users have been able to buy Apogee hardware and use it with Pro Tools — but Windows users were out of luck. And... Read more »

137th AES Convention: Avid Pro Subharmonic

From rumbling explosions to ultra-fat bass lines, Avid's Pro Subharmonic AAX plug-in is designed to let you enhance low frequencies in a way that's both impressively powerful yet perfectly musical. A series of... Read more »

137th AES Convention: Avid Pro Tools | S3

Avid brings the ergonomics and aesthetics of their flagship Pro Tools | S6 control surface to the editing suite and project studio market with the Pro Tools | S3. This EUCON-enabled control surface combines 16... Read more »

137th AES Convention: Avid Pro Multiband Dynamics

The Pro Multiband Dynamics plug-in is an impressive new dynamics-shaping tool from Avid that lets you apply various dynamics processing across your audio in four independent frequency bands. Each of the four... Read more »

Real-world Sibelius 7.5 Workflow

Producer/arranger/composer/trombonist John Hinchey (currently on tour as trombonist with Martina McBride) is a seasoned pro when it comes to Avid's Sibelius notation software - we've even had the pleasure of having... Read more »

Avid Releases EuControl 3.2

Avid has released version 3.2 of EuControl for Artist Series and S3. The new version improves connectivity and connection reliability, corrects the order/location of lowpass and highpass filter EQ controls, provides... Read more »

Hands On Review: Digitech Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shift Pedal

Drop-tuning guitars is a practice that has been around a long time and its popularity continues to grow. Whether it's the ability to play certain licks in certain keys or just the sound of the guitar chugging away... Read more »

Avid & Apogee Join Forces

Get Apogee converters and Pro Tools integration with the Avid Pro Tools Duet and Avid Pro Tools Quartet. Experience amazing 24-bit/192kHz sound quality while creating productions that stand out with Pro Tools DAW... Read more »

How To Use the Eleven Rack FX LOOP

Eleven Rack has a nice array of internal effects and pedals but everyone has their favorite stompbox or processor that they like to use. The FX LOOP is the insert point on the Eleven Rack to incorporate your go-to... Read more »

Avid Eleven Rack Sweetwater Exclusive Amp Presets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X77-iZjpAa4 Get the Eleven Rack here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ElevenRack Don Carr demonstrates a set of "real amp" presets for the Avid Eleven Rack guitar processor... Read more »

How to Record to External Hard Drives in Pro Tools

Q: I recently bought a Glyph Studio mini. I thought it would be nice to have it to record on. I am sort new to recording, and I've been recording on my laptop's hard drive. I bought Pro Tools from sweetwater and am... Read more »

How to Host VST and AU Plug-ins in Pro Tools 11

Looking to run VST and/or Audio Units plug-ins inside of Pro Tools 11? By itself, PT11 only supports AAX plug-ins. However, combine PT11 with Native Instruments Maschine, and you're in business! Maschine can run... Read more »

How to Prepare a Mix Session in Your DAW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTz6XHK2eKQ Learn more about Pro Tools DAW software here: https://www.sweetwater.com/feature/protools11/ Mitch Gallagher shares some techniques and tips for setting up your mix... Read more »

How to Mix with EZdrummer 2 in Pro Tools 11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvu4053I9rk Get EZdrummer 2 here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/EZdrum2/ Get Pro Tools 11 here: https://www.sweetwater.com/feature/protools11/ Mitch Gallagher gives some... Read more »

Avid Releases Pro Tools and Pro Tools HD v11.2

Avid has released version 11.2 of Pro Tools 11 and Pro Tools 11 HD. A wide variety of improvements and fixes are included in this update.