Avid Pro Tools 11
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Avid Pro Tools 11
Vévé 09/24/2014

Avid Pro Tools 11 : Vévé's user review

"Finally, 64 bits"
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Hassle-free installation on my PC running Win7 64 bits (obviously). The most complicated part is transferring the license to the iLock lol

No incompatibilities with my pc nor soundcard (Motu 828mk3 Hybrid). The only 2 plug-ins not recognized are RTAS. I must update them to AAX.


SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

- Intel Core I5
- Gygabite motherboard
- 16gb ram DDR3
- System drive: 120gb ssd
- Audio drives: 2x1Tb sata3 7200rpm in raid1
- Sound card: Motu 828mk3 Hybrid via usb2

Pro Tools works perfectly well except for the fact that, on pc, you have to close it to change the buffer size of the Motu, while on my Macbook I can do it directly from within PT.

OVERALL OPINION

Version 11 is really fresh but I've been using PT10 for a year and I'm very satisfied with it.

I switched to 11 because I can FINALLY work at 64bits and do offline bounces, which is faster if you don't use any hardware during mixdown. There are other details worth noting, like the new keyboard shortcuts or double-clicking on the Mix window to add a new track.

However, as I said before, there's the drawback that you need to close PT to change the buffer size of the soundcard when working on a PC, but not on a Mac.

I disapprove AVID's commercial policy of offering a somewhat limited software, which is nevertheless enough for small setups, and also forces you to buy AVID interfaces for several thousand dollars to upgrade to the HD version. Especially if you consider that surround mixing is offered by default on all competitor software programs.