Avid producers seminar in Stockholm

If you're in Sweden like me, you might want to attend the producers seminar Avid will be running in Stockholm December 10th. Focus will be on Pro Tools HD, Eleven Rack and mixing and mastering and general. Avid will also play the role of ol' Saint Nick and give away a copies of Hybrid, GForce Oddity and Pinnacle Studio 14. You might even catch me there. I actually attended a … [Read more...]

Pro Tools 8.0.1cs1 update available

Digidesign has released the 8.0.1cs1 update, featuring fixes for editing, scrolling, ProControl and Avid video peripherals, depending on version. Pro Tools HD 8.0.1cs1 Update for Mac Pro Tools HD 8.0.1cs1 Update for Windows Pro Tools LE 8.0.1cs1 Update for Mac Pro Tools LE 8.0.1cs1 Update for Windows Pro Tools M-Powered 8.0.1cs1 Update for Mac Pro Tools M-Powered … [Read more...]

New offers from Avid – upgrade to HD or ICON.

Avid/Digidesign wants you to upgrade to Pro Tools HD from your LE rig. You can get an HD system at a substantial discount (up to 54% of retail price with an I/O interface for free) if you trade in your LE system. More at the Digidesign website If you purchase an HD rig now, you'll also get MassivePack 8 for free. I have to admit, this package is pretty nice, including … [Read more...]

Pro Tools Prerelease available for Snow Leopard

Avid/Digidesign is getting better at providing support for the latest platforms. To get people running Snow Leopard up and running they've released a prerelease version for Pro Tools 8. So what's a prerelease version? Basically it's a version that's not fully supported. Pro Tools 8.0.3pr is available for all users of 8. The following items have not been fully qualified with … [Read more...]

Eleven Rack is here


Avid or Digidesign has introduced Eleven Rack (it's hard to tell who, there isn't a logo on the unit). The word was out fairly quick after Avid/Digidesign announced they were going to make an announcement, and yes, it was as expected somewhat of an Eleven integrated with an LE interface. Let me give you a quick rundown of what it is, followed by my opinion of it. EDIT: The … [Read more...]

Black Lion 96 I/O mod now available

I don't know how old this is, I just recently found out about it on Gearslutz, but Black Lion is now offering a mod for the 96 I/O interface. Black Lion has modded LE products - among others! - for quite some time now, but this is the first mod available for HD systems. It comes as little surprise as to why they choose the 96 I/O over the 192 I/O - the 96 I/O has a much less … [Read more...]

More on the Mackie M-Powered situation

So it appears that it's true that Mackie has indeed "cracked the Digi code" as someone put it (previous post with slightly ridiculous but funny video). Pro Tools M-Powered is indeed functional in a new range of Mackie interfaces/mixers. I asked Avid about it and here's their official statement: Avid (Digidesign) has not approved or tested Mackie equipment to be interoperable … [Read more...]

Pro Tools 7.4cs10 and 7.4.2cs4 updates

Two new cs updates are now available. One for 7.4 and one for 7.4.2. It's great to see that Avid is still taking care of its 7.4.x users and not leaving them in the cold because 8 is released. There's even a little treat for the original Mbox users in there! Good work Avid. … [Read more...]