Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Pro Tools Software > AAX Plug-ins

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-29-2019, 02:30 PM
jscomposer jscomposer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Boogie Woogie
Posts: 399
Default X-form plugin vs elastic audio?

I see a "special offer" 60% discount for the plugin in my account. $199 still seems steep, to put it mildly, especially for a plugin that's based on 15-yr-old tech (Izotope Radius). What are the advantages over elastic audio, which has the x-form algorithm?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-29-2019, 03:27 PM
leftalive leftalive is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 485
Default Re: X-form plugin vs elastic audio?

Ease of use is a big one. The plugin itself is a lot quicker and more flexible to use on multiple clips, and you can use it with the trim tool for even more flexibility.

It also doesn't suffer from the quirks and bugs that the version in Elastic Audio suffers from - probably due to the fact that it's not being asked to place markers in the audio.

You'd generally use the two for different things, really, given the way each is implemented.

All those time/pitch plugins are expensive, but if you do a lot of sound design, they are invaluable. I like having a few to choose from, as they all sound different on various types of material.

Between X-form and Waves Soundshifter, I have most of my bases covered for stretching melodic material, and for dialog, T C/E is still far and away the best I've found.
__________________
PC workstation:
Windows 10 Pro
i7 6900K
MSI GTX 1080ti Armor
32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200mhz RAM
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD (system drive)
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD (sample drive)
MyDigitalSSD BPX 480GB M.2 (work drive)
2 HGST Ultrastar 4TB drives (backup)
LG 34" Ultra-Widescreen monitor
Pro Tools 12.4
A loaf of bread
A stick of butter
A lot of rye whiskey
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-29-2019, 05:20 PM
TOM@METRO's Avatar
TOM@METRO TOM@METRO is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 16,988
Default Re: X-form plugin vs elastic audio?

I still find "Pitch 'n Time Pro" invaluable.
__________________
~ tom thomas

Formerly hobotom

Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.10 HDX
HD Omni and 192 I/Os
Windows 10
Intel Hexcore i7
All Samsung Pro SSDs
Ampex MM1200 2" 24 trk tape
Outboard: UREI, Eventide, Lexicon, Yamaha, TC Electronics, Orban, ART, EchoAudio, Dolby, Hughes, API, Neve, Audio Arts, BBE, Aphex, Berringer, MOTU, dbx, Allison, etc.
Plug-ins: Too many to talk about.

www.metrostudios.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-30-2019, 09:16 AM
grayter1 grayter1 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Woodbury, MN
Posts: 296
Default Re: X-form plugin vs elastic audio?

I just crossgraded to Ultimate and I see that I have X-form. Is it the same version that's on sale?

tg
__________________
Win 10 Pro / i7-6700K 4.00GHz / GA-Z170X-UD5 / 32 GB / nVIDIA GTX 1050ti / Audient iD22 / Komplete S49 / Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.6 / Nuendo 10 / Reaper 5 / Studio One 4.5 / Komplete 12
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-17-2019, 08:40 AM
JFreak's Avatar
JFreak JFreak is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Tampere, Finland
Posts: 17,221
Default Re: X-form plugin vs elastic audio?

Quote:
Originally Posted by grayter1 View Post
I just crossgraded to Ultimate and I see that I have X-form. Is it the same version that's on sale?
yes
__________________
Janne
What we do in life, echoes in eternity.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which mac for Elastic Audio/X-Form blastula Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 9 06-27-2015 04:33 PM
Elastic Audio: X-Form vs. Disable Elastic Audio sharchik macOS 1 09-22-2014 02:49 AM
Differences between X-Form Plugin & X-Form Elastic Audio? Mason00 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 0 11-05-2010 09:51 AM
HELP - Elastic audio x-form bug on PT 8.0.1 and above crisjohnnieb Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 0 12-28-2009 11:49 AM
Elastic Audio and X-Form need help D Pinder Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 6 05-23-2008 07:24 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:02 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com