AAX thoughts?


#1

Hey guys,

I’m finally about to start beta testing my instrument plugin for Mac (AU & VST) and Windows (VST) and was thinking about adding AAX to the list. I’ve never looked into the differences for AAX and I’m sure JUCE makes it a little easier, but I’m wondering if any of you could share your experiences.

Thanks everyone.

PS - It was great running into Jules at NAMM. Very friendly and quite awesome.


#2

Well, the benefit of using JUCE is that Jules and co. take care of all the weird host and plugin format-specific idiosyncrasies so we don’t have to - from my understanding it should “just work” to add AAX support, with some minor modifications to add AAX-specific features like the newly implemented gain reduction meter.

The hard part, from what I’ve seen/read, is wrestling your way into the Avid developer program. If you’re already shipping plugins for other formats, however, it shouldn’t be super difficult to get the SDK.