UA audio announced new stuff today:
NEW! Millennia NSEQ-2
A premium mastering EQ with ultra-transparent tube and solid state modes — perfect for adding air and detail to your tracks and masters.
NEW! Apollo Flex Routing...............................
That explains why we still have no AAX plugins. They are too busy making another EQ-plugin.
In fact the number of plugins to port to AAX has risen as of today. Wrong direction.
Flex routing, pretty useless if you cannot use your apollo in PT11.
Filed under: #aax overdue #wrong priorities #new EQ plugin nr 34.
Could not disagree more. I use Pro Tools and i'm far happier that they came out with flex routing before AAX. I'm in no hurry to update and give Avid more money.
Originally Posted by Waalstudio
The only reason people are in such a hurry to update is that the features that Avid added were very long overdue and have been pretty much standard in most other DAW's. If, hypothetically, Avid had added an offline bounce feature to PT10 than you wouldn't see so many people so eager to update but then annoyed that their plugins aren't ready. I definitely blame Avid more than UA. Not that it excuses them. They weren't exactly super prompt about getting pretty basic routing features that cheaper interfaces can do better.
Agreed. While I'm eager to use Pro Tools 11 full time, the majority of UA's users are not on PT11.
Originally Posted by n1kk666
So, selfishly I want AAX TODAY, but realistically I know they have other priorities to keep them a profitable business. They're definitely working on AAX, so it's not like they're ignoring us. I do hope it comes out sooner than later...
I'm happy that Flex Routing came out... I didn't expect that for a long time... I did expect the ENGL plugin to be released with 7.1... It was announced at Winter NAMM and Brainworx said it would be out with 7.1, but I guess that didn't happen... I personally don't care about either one of the plugins that were released today...
Also, I wonder how many more bugs would be reported in PT11 if all 3rd party plugins were ready so that we could all use it full time... I've been impressed with PT11 so far, but I haven't really used it hardly at all because I only have a few plugins that work with it... Just a thought...
AAX updates should be highest priority, I am excited about the pultec re-issue, but for crying out loud enough with the Apollo stuff already, the majority UAD users have cards that need to work with the current version of a DAW.
Have separate Apollo releases for Apollo users and keep the UAD stuff on track.
BTW I am not aware of any other DAW having separate Input/Playback Buffers such as PT 11 making latency pretty much a thing of the past (and it works like a charm) for those of us that do not have Direct Monitoring or....wait for it....an Apollo...and I guess that's one reason UA is not in a hurry to update their software. And the reason I am very frustrated with UA not keeping their promise and deliver the AAX plugins in June as announced during the NAMM show
(BTW I am a Nuendo user, never been a fan of PT but PT11 is now becoming my DAW of choice because of the new buffer set up and because they finally got it right)
Highly disagree that AAX should be the highest priority (but I do believe it is now), as there are so few users currently.
The bleeding edge of technology are typically the hobbyists, rather than production environments.
I will be a while before updating as I have UA, Waves, Slate Digital, Softube, Native Instruments, etc., all waiting to port.
Simply put, now is NOT the time to go to PT11.
Avid did a LOT of things wrong here when it was sure looking like they were on the right track initially. I do applaud them for pushing through in spite of the justified resistance.
Originally Posted by Kcatthedog
even the pricing is buggy.
Dear UAD User,
Earlier today, we sent an email announcing the release of our new Millennia NSEQ-2 Plug-In. Unfortunately, the price in the email was incorrect.
The correct price for the Millennia NSEQ-2 is $299.
We are sorry for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused.
The UA Team
Scotts Valley, California
Ouch. I was thinking they'd NAILED this release.
Originally Posted by Waalstudio
Matt, you seem to have a lot of inside information. Any idea when we'll see the ENGL plugin? (Yes, I'm relentless. I was so excited when I heard about it) ;) ;) ;) ;)
Originally Posted by Matt Hepworth
Also, you said that you now believe AAX to be the priority, do you think we'll see it before 2014? Which is the only guarantee we've heard from UA so far... haha.
I suspect we will see the ENGL soon. It's been a while since I asked UA about it, but I don't have more info.
Normally I'm asked not to share release dates and such, and I respect UA's wishes.
AAX development will not delay the plug-in's release, though.