i found this ... might be good news .. the Free version should hold us all over ...
so what is the Truth ???? from the Pro Tools Expert site ... there looks to be a free version without any 2.0 upgrade and then if you want the new features you pay ... that would help anyone that has 1.0 sessions that need to be opened ... maybe good news ..
"It is our understanding that there will be two versions will be shipping shortly, a version that is FREE and offers 64 bit AAX compatibility and also a version 2 set that offers new features as well as AAX compatibility, the second will be a paid upgrade. On their site AIR Music Technology say;
“AIR Music Technology created the original Pro Tools Instrument Expansion Pack, providing a rich array of software instruments to legions of Avid Pro Tools users. With the launch of Avid Pro Tools 11, AIR has released an updated and expanded AIR Instrument Expansion Pack, offering immediate compatibility with the latest Pro Tools 64-bit AAX format.
Hybrid 2.0 High Definition Analog Synth
Velvet 2.0 Vintage Electric Piano Instrument
Structure 2.0 Sampler Instrument Workstation
Strike 2.0 Ultimate Virtual Drummer Instrument
Transfuser 2.0 Interactive Melodic & Rhythmic Groove Creation Instrument
All five plug-in instruments in the AIR Instrument Expansion Pack are designed and optimized for Avid Pro Tools 11, offering a deep level of integration that goes far beyond other virtual instruments. Each 2.0 title has been updated and enhanced, and all together the AIR instrument Expansion Pack offers over 50 GB (uncompressed) of all new content, samples, loops, styles, and more. The AIR Instrument Expansion Pack delivers multiple synthesis technologies, sample access to nearly every imaginable instrument, incredibly realistic high-definition drums, the most sought-after electric pianos, and a comprehensive groove creation platform. In short, the AIR Instrument Expansion Pack provides the musician, composer or producer with a complete collection of proven, inspiring, and effective music creation tools.”
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