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Avid releases new Pro Series AAX plug-ins

Avid is pleased to announce the introduction of the Avid® Pro Series line of AAX DSP/Native plug-ins for Pro Tools®, with the debut of Pro Compressor, Pro Expander, and Pro Limiter. Pro Compressor and Pro Expander are available now, while Pro Limiter will be coming soon.

Pro Compressor

The Pro Compressor AAX plug-in is a stunning high-quality compressor that enables you to shape sounds, enhance tracks, and breathe life into mixes quickly and easily. It features a unique “SMART” mode that optimizes the compression across four advanced detectors, delivering great-sounding results, without distortion or pumping.

Avid Pro Compressor AAX Plugin

The plug-in is based on the Avid Channel Strip plug-in, which emulates the coveted dynamics characteristics of the renowned Avid System 5 console.

But Pro Compressor goes even further, enabling you to optimize it for mono and multichannel material, set up an effective de-esser and plosive remover, and apply parallel compression easily.

  • Four advanced compression detectors—Average, Peak, Fast Peak, and RMS, plus a unique SMART mode, which morphs signals between them
  • Q with side-chain control—Target offending frequencies to set up a de-esser, plosive remover, and more
  • Solo—Isolate just the gain reduction part of your audio material and adjust settings accordingly
  • Mix—Blend the compressed sound with the unprocessed input, making parallel compression easier than ever
  • PPM metering—Get a more precise and responsive read on highly transient audio material
  • Front/rear linking mode—Work with surround sound material more easily and link channels

AAX DSP optimized—Handle monster-sized Pro Tools|HDX mixes with ease

Pro Compressor is available now for purchase as a downloadable Activation Card plug-in. To purchase an Avid Activation card for this plug-in, CLICK HERE.

Pro Expander

The Pro Expander AAX plug-in is a high-quality expander—and complement to the Avid Pro Compressor—enabling you to give mixes more energy while eliminating noise. It features a unique “SMART” mode that optimizes the expansion across four advanced detectors, delivering great-sounding results.

Avid Pro Expander AAX Plugin

The plug-in is based on the Avid Channel Strip plug-in, which emulates the coveted dynamics characteristics of the renowned Avid System 5 console.

But Pro Expander goes even further with advanced features such as a look-ahead mode, upward mode, ducker detector, and side-chaining, enabling you to expand, gate, and duck signals with the utmost precision, easily.

  • Look ahead mode—Prevent the gate from cutting into the attack of upcoming audio signals
  • Upward mode—Increase the dynamics of the audio signal
  • Four advanced expansion detectors—Average, Peak, Fast Peak, and RMS—plus, a unique SMART mode, which morphs signals between them
  • Ducker—Emulate radio programming easily with this advanced ducker mode
  • Q with side-chain control—Target offending frequencies to set up a de-esser, plosive remover, and more
  • Solo—Isolate just the gain reduction part of your audio and adjust settings accordingly
  • Mix—Blend the expanded sound with the unprocessed input, making parallel expansion easer than ever
  • PPM metering—Get a more precise and responsive read on highly transient audio material
  • Front/rear linking mode—Work with surround sound material more easily and link channels
  • AAX DSP optimized—Handle monster-sized Pro Tools|HDX mixes with ease

Pro Expander is available now for purchase as a downloadable Activation Card plug-in. To purchase an Avid Activation card for this plug-in, CLICK HERE.

Pro Limiter

Developed from the ground up, the Avid Pro Limiter AAX plug-in enables you to maximize the loudness of your mix—in up to 7.1 surround—without distortion or harshness. Designed to be completely transparent sounding, the plug-in prevents audio from clipping and pushes the volume of your mix further, while preserving the sonic quality and underlying dynamics of the performances.

Avid Pro Limiter AAX Plugin

Pro Limiter offers a variety of features that go beyond the capabilities found in most other limiter products, providing detailed and nuanced control of the audio signal loudness, without the unwanted digital artifacts of standard brick wall limiters.
  • Clean and transparent sound—Sits well in the mix while maintaining tight control over output levels
  • Unique Character knob—Get more loudness and a higher amount of gain reduction, without the unwanted digital artifacts of standard brick wall limiters
  • EBU R128 loudness metering—Normalize broadcast audio to EBU specifications
  • Full surround support—Process up to 7.1 surround mixes in up to 192 KHz resolution
  • Front/rear linking mode—Work with surround sound material more easily and link channels
  • AAX DSP optimized—Handle monster-sized Pro Tools|HDX mixes with ease

Pro Limiter is coming soon as a downloadable Activation Card plug-in. To purchase an Avid Activation card for this plug-in, CLICK HERE.


Pro Series Plug-ins System Requirements:
  • Qualified Avid audio system:
  • Pro Tools|HDX (AAX DSP/Native)
  • Pro Tools|HD Native or other Pro Tools system running Pro Tools 10 or higher software (AAX Native)
  • iLok USB Smart Key (for authorization; not included)