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Altiverb 7 and AAX-DSP
Old 16th March 2013
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Altiverb 7 and AAX-DSP

I sent "Audio Ease" an email a few days ago asking them if they were ever going to port Altiverb 7 to AAX-DSP. I quickly received the candid response from Aram Verwoest directly quoted below (with their permission):

"Thanks for your message. We are currently working closely with AVID to find out how we can accomplish this (Altiverb AAX DSP). This is because the current AAX DSP infrastructure is not ready for a plug-in with the capabilities like Altiverb TDM. This is a large project and will take serious development time. Altiverb 7 AAX Native will therefore come first, to make sure everyone can keep on using Altiverb 7 (also in Pro Tools 11 and on). But do rest assured, we are working on AAX DSP."

So of course its great news that they intend to support AAX-DSP once they figure out how to do it. But the rest of it is absolutely amazing !! They're specifically saying that not only is it hard to write to AAX-DSP, and that its also hard to port to AAX-DSP from AAX-Native, both contradicting the story Avid has been telling everyone from the beginning ("... will take serious development time"), but it's "not ready for a plug-in the capabilities like Altiverb TDM" !!! Meaning, as it stands, HDX isn't even capable of supporting what HD can, at least in this case!! Think of all the things Avid has told us (especially at the PT10 launch) that this direct measurement of reality contradicts.

I hope to God for all our sakes the management clot stuck in Avid's brain gets excised before they go under altogether. I've read the claim that the dishonest incestuous relationship between CEOs and members of the Board of Directors of publicly owned companies like Avid is at the absolute bottom of the dysfunctionality of corporate america (if not all western countries). Avid has got to be the poster child for that claim. Their stock fell below $7.00 yesterday! From a high of about $70 seven years ago. While all the rest of the financial market is booming back from the Great Recession, Avid has fallen to 10% of its value! Doesn't the SEC regulate corporate malfeasance with stock holder's money? Where the HELL are they?
Old 16th March 2013
Lives for gear

Softube about their AAX DSP Summit EQ emulation which uses a whole chip:

About HDX usage: Yes, it could likely be optimized a bit further but this EQ model is highly complex and does demand a lot from the DSP. In fact, it took a quite a bit of work just to be able to fit one instance in stereo!

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