updated 12:50 pm EDT, Fri August 26, 2011
Deals aimed at pro musicians
Avid is presently selling Pro Tools bundles including normally expensive plugins, notes The Loop. A person buying Pro Tools 9 with an Mbox interface or Pro Tools MP with an M-Audio interface will get Eleven LE, Strike and Velvet for free. Together those Pro Tools add-ons are worth about $950, according to Avid.
Eleven LE is a guitar modeling plugin that simulates different combinations of amps, cabinets and microphones. Strike creates percussion tracks, while Velvet simulates electric pianos, namely the Wurlitzer 200A and Rhodes Suitcase, Mk. I, and Mk. II models. The Pro Tools 9 bundles cost between $700 and $1,100, while the Pro Tools MP ones are between $370 and $620.