Pro Expander

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Expand, gate, and duck signals easily

Give your mix more energy while eliminating noise with the Pro Expander AAX plugin, a unique high-quality expander that features SMART technology—and delivers exceptional sound quality and DSP efficiency. A sibling to the Pro Compressor, Pro Expander is based on the Avid Channel Strip plugin, which emulates the coveted dynamics characteristics of the renowned Avid System 5 console. Pro Expander goes even further, enabling you to quickly expand, gate, and duck signals with the utmost precision.

Pro Expander offers a wide range of easy-to-use features and improvements that go way beyond what you can do with the Avid Channel Strip plugin, plus some unique features not found in the Pro Compressor. Plus, Pro Expander is AAX DSP optimized, so you can handle massive Pro Tools | HDX mixes with ease.

Pro Expander is included in the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, which is also included with all Pro Tools | Ultimate subscriptions and 1-Year Software Updates + Support Plans.

Features

  • Look ahead mode

    Prevent the gate from cutting into the attack of upcoming audio signals, with up to 15 ms of “look ahead” time

  • Upward mode

    Increase the dynamics of the audio signal and use it creatively in combination with steep Q side-chain filter settings or an external key input to selectively modify parts of the frequency spectrum or re-emphasize the rhythm of the composition

  • Ducker

    Emulate radio programming easily with this advanced ducker mode, which uses its own dedicated detector and optimized algorithm for smooth audio level changes

  • Q with side-chain control

    Target offending frequencies with ease to set up a de-esser, plosive remover, and more

  • Mix

    Blend the expanded sound with the unprocessed input for creative sound design, making parallel expansion easier than ever

  • PPM metering

    Get a more precise and responsive read on highly transient audio material

  • Solo

    Isolate just the gain reduction part of your audio material, get a better understanding of what’s being compressed, and adjust settings accordingly

  • Front/rear linking mode
    Work with surround sound material more easily and link channels for more consistent level management

System requirements

OS
Windows Windows 7 and later
Mac Mac OS 10.7.x and later
SOFTWARE
Pro Tools Pro Tools | First, Pro Tools 10.x and later
OTHER
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Specifications

PLUGIN TYPE
Dynamics
FORMAT
AAX Native
AAX DSP

Downloads

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