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Published on April 10th, 2013 | by David Forshee

AVID Announces Pro Tools 11

Since the announcement of the latest version of AVID’s industry standard DAW Pro Tools, the professional audio community has been buzzing about the new features and improvements.  There are many “under-the-hood” improvements including:

  • New Avid Audio Engine
  • 64-bit architecture
  • Offline Bounce
  • Low-latency input buffer
  • Dynamic host processing

But at Pro Sound Effects, we are most excited about a slightly less publicized improvement: the workspace browser.  All of our sound effects libraries at Pro Sound Effects have metadata embedded into each file with descriptions that help you to find the sounds you’re looking for.  In previous versions of Pro Tools, the workspace browser performed well when performing searches on smaller sets of files; however, if searching a large sound effects database, the performance of the workspace browser often disappointed.

With Pro Tools 11, AVID promises to deliver better performance from the workspace browser, and enhanced “search-as-you-type” features (much like a Google search).  We are very excited about these new features as this could vastly improve the workflow of many audio professionals that haven’t invested in 3rd party sound library management software.

What features of Pro Tools 11 are you most looking forward to trying out?



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