Community Tip - How To Tell If A Plug-in Is RTAS Or AAX Native

08-07-2013 10:00 AM

With the support of iLok, more tips & tricks from the community. Alexander Lindo sent us this tip….
I saw your post “A Quick Tip For Keeping Tabs On What AAX Plug-ins Are 64 Bit” and thought this might be a welcome addition for Pro Tools 10 users. In Pro Tools 10 all native plugins (AAX 32 bit and RTAS) appear as “Native” in their corresponding plugin windows. Now, in order to differentiate between AAX and RTAS plugins, look at the size of the close button on the blank titlebar of the plugin window. AXX plugins feature a larger blank titlebar with larger close button along with a dummy button to the right of the close button. RTAS plugins feature a smaller blank title bar with only a close button.
So I checked it out and looked no further than my recent video on the old and new Time Adjuster plug-ins and sure enough as you see below, Alexander is spot on.