We’re proud to announce our latest update, featuring support for the AAX Native 64-bit plug-in format for Mac OS X. This new release adds full support for the Soundtoys product line in Avid’s Pro Tools 11 on Mac for all Soundtoys real-time native plug-ins. This is a free update for all registered V4 users and included with all new purchases, and V4 upgrades.
This update gives AAX 64-bit support to the native Soundtoys Effects plug-in line: Decapitator, EchoBoy, FilterFreak, PhaseMistress, PanMan, Crystallizer, and Tremolator, as well as the full Soundtoys Boutique Series: Radiator and Little Radiator, Devil-Loc and Devil-Loc Deluxe, Little MicroShift and all forth-coming plug-ins. Effects plug-ins are updated to v4.3.1 and Boutique plug-ins are updated to v1.3.1 with this release.
Windows Native AAX 64-bit plug-ins are in development, and will be available soon. Speed is a non-realtime plug-in for Avid’s AudioSuite processing, and is also still in development.
Note: Avid has not yet certified OS 10.9 Mavericks, so this release covers only OS 10.8.3 Mountain Lion.
Users can access the new installers now by logging into their Soundtoys accounts here.
V4.2.1 Update for Windows VST 64-bit
August 28, 2013
This new update is a free update that corrects serious issues with sessions at higher sample rates on Windows VST 64-bit hosts. It is recommended for all Windows VST 64-bit Soundtoys users.
With this release, Soundtoys plug-ins are now compatible with Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9, Digital Performer 8 on Mac and other 64-bit Audio Unit hosts. On the PC, we now support 64-bit VST hosts such as Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, and Ableton Live 9. Speed for Logic X is still in development.
More news on VST Mac, and AAX support for Mac and Windows is coming soon.
Note: If you were using the Audio Units or Windows VST public beta, or have upgraded to Logic X, you must install this new version to continue to work. The public beta versions will expire, so make sure to download and install this release version.
Windows 64-bit VST Public Beta
July 3, 2013
We started the public beta for Windows VST 64-bit a couple weeks ago and it’s going well. The Public Beta is available for Soundtoys Native Effects owners and the installers are located in the Soundtoys user accounts along with the terms and conditions for using beta software. This beta does not require a new iLok license. It will work with your existing license.
We will make progress reports and additional support announcements on FaceBook, and here in our news area as we have more information.
Decapitator in the mix with Bassy Bob
June 6, 2013
Sonic Scoop posted a great write up from Bassy Bob on using Decapitator in the mix. He talks about the subtle side and how small amounts can do big things. Here’s a snip:
“My most recent experience has been using Decapitator in a very subtle way on vocals. My current lead vocal chain usually consists of an EQ, a De-Esser and a Compressor. Recently I’ve been replacing the EQ with the Decapitator, which is a saturation/distortion plug, but the effect is that it adds harmonics to the vocal, and that equates to more high or low frequency detail, which sounds really musical inside the track”
Bassy Bob is a multiple Grammy winning mixer/producer, tech entrepreneur, and trumpet and bass player in New York City. He often lectures and teaches on the subject of the art of mixing.
AudioUnits 64-bit Public Beta Update
April 29, 2013
We have launched round two of our public beta. This round will include all seven of our real-time native plug-ins in 64-bit Audio Units. Round one gave us some great feedback and we’re really looking forward to finalizing Audio Units and getting it out the door officially. Soundtoys Native Effects owners can get the Public Beta installer from their Soundtoys accounts now.
AAX and Pro Tools 11 Info
April 28, 2013
With the recent announcement of the pending release of Pro Tools 11 a lot of questions about AAX are popping up, so here’s the scoop from our side. We’re deep in development for AAX native and hope to get it into a public beta soon. Our goal is to have a solid official release before Pro Tools 11 hits the streets.
Soundtoys Sponsors Waking Windows III
April 3, 2013
Waking Windows III is a two day music festival in Winooski, VT on May 10th and 11th. This is an “All Ages” event featuring multiple bands, shows, and venues to showcase music in Vermont. This year Soundtoys will be sponsoring to show support for local music, and to Waking Windows efforts to bring more music to the community. Tickets for the two day festival are only $20 and available here.
64-bit Public Beta Begins
March 25, 2013
The Public Beta for 64-bit support has begun. The first round is limited to EchoBoy and Decapitator for Audio Units (Mac) and currently only available for Soundtoys Native Effects bundle owners. More plug-ins, more products, and more platforms will be added as they become available, and users will be notified via email when they are eligible to participate. Public Beta installers will be available through Soundtoys accounts, so users can check their accounts periodically to see if access is available for their products.
Announcing Little MicroShift. Free for a limited time.
March 25, 2013
Announcing the all new Little MicroShift, with a limited time offer and contest (Offer and contest end March 29th, 2013). Little MicroShift is a recreation of classic micro pitch-shifting techniques from two of the hardware units that made this sound famous. It’s available free for a limited time and can be shared, free, with friends for a chance to win more prizes. For full details on Little MicroShift, the contest, and the prizes click here.