AAX plug-in compatibility
AAX (Avid Audio eXtension) is Avid’s new advanced plug-in format, offering better workflows and sound parity when sharing sessions between DSP-accelerated and native-based Pro Tools systems. The format comes in two flavors:
- AAX DSP—compatible with Pro Tools|HDX systems only (TDM is not supported in Pro Tools|HDX)
- AAX Native—compatible with any system running Pro Tools/Pro Tools HD 10 software
We’re excited to announce that all Avid plug-ins are being transitioned to AAX—many are already available—and many third-party audio plug-ins are also available in AAX formats (see the list of our partners below). You'll find many Avid and third-party AAX plug-ins listed on the AAX plug-ins page. We’ll continue to work closely with all of our partners to bring AAX compatibility to all Pro Tools plug-ins. For the latest AAX plug-in news and updates, join our conversation in the AAX forum.
Please note that the following TDM-only plug-ins are not AAX-compatible:
- Dolby Surround Tools
- Line 6 Amp Farm
- Line 6 Echo Farm
- TC Electronic TDM plug-ins
Avid AAX plug-ins
Avid audio plug-ins are being transitioned to AAX DSP and/or AAX Native formats—many are available now and more will be coming soon. You’ll find AAX versions of the available Avid plug-ins included with Pro Tools 10 and Pro Tools HD 10 (your Avid plug-in licenses will work with AAX versions).
For TDM plug-ins that haven’t yet been transitioned to AAX DSP, you can use the RTAS versions with Pro Tools|HDX in the interim.
Third-party AAX plug-ins
The following development partners either have AAX-compatible plug-ins ready or will have them ready shortly—please visit their website for specific plug-in information. And be sure to check back, as this page will be updated as more partners develop for the AAX platform.