So 11.01 was just released and includes Revibe. Definitely happy about that! It’s a great, DSP economical surround verb, I use it quite a bit on score.
Back to my ongoing stream of conciousness about 11…
Don’t get me wrong, the meters are tops, the power up is great, the video engine will be good in due course and offline bounce is epic. My last two posts may have sounded a bit negative, but more in the way of constructive criticism I hope.
There’s a whole raft of nice little touches in 11 that may have been missed by the more “mainstream media”. Here’s a few…
There are all these new bypass insert and send shortcuts. I could see bypassing all reverbs as useful for composers bouncing out stems wet/dry. Also you can bypass the first 5 inserts, A through E with shift+1, similarly shift 2 bypasses F through J. A friend showed me a lovely workflow where, if you’re anything like us old guys, you rarely use F-J, so try using that for an alternate processing chain, then SHIFT+1+2 all together will allow you to easily toggle between the two sets of inserts on your selected tracks. Nice!
Right click on an insert will allow you to dive in and change its preset without opening the GUI:
Workspace! The layout presets work! To save a preset for your layout, on a mac CMD+click on the number, it will flash to show its saved. These are system sticky, so you wont need to save them in your templates or lose them in sessions, make em once, use em forever.
Be sure to use Opt/alt+J to “Jump” your browser back into the foreground or risk opening lots of workspace windows and eventually getting to the 10 window limit.
Composers get more Instrument tracks, 256 in 11HD up from 64.
64 levels of undo – which by the way AFAIK eat RAM, so Ive always set mine to 20. Rarely dive back further than that.
Satellite tech is now included, meaning 11 can be a slave to another HD rig without a license, and vanilla 11 can be a slave as well. As touched on, this might still need a shake out for mix and match of versions before we find it stable. Anyone using satellite, please post any findings or link me to forum discussions, theres a bit on gearsluts at the moment, but more the merrier.
On the ilok front – I actually have had a good time of it. I avoided all the issues by waiting until only recently and found the new system pretty good. It lost track of my main iloks assets online for a day but resync brought it back, at no point were the licenses removed or fail to work.
I did find out however that there is no longer a “cooling off period” or grace period when adding a new ilok to your account. Previously you could add an ilok, load it with old or redundant licenses and remove it from your account so you could sell or move an bunch of stuff all at once. This back door has now been closed, you’ll need to contact pace support staff (who are lovely) to do this sort of thing in future.