In this tutorial we will show you how to create AAX plug-ins quickly, right from inside Pro Tools or Media Composer.
Creating a Plug-In with Plug’n Script
You can load Plug’n Script as a plug-in inside Pro Tools or Media Composer, which lets you write and test your audio and MIDI processing code without quitting the application.
Once you are happy with it, exporting a plug-in from there is completely straightforward, as shown in the video below:
An Extra Step for AAX Plug-In Format
As explained in the user manual, the export command will produce several plug-ins that you can load in various DAWs. For the AAX format, an extra code signing step is required in order to load the plug-in into either Pro Tools or Media Composer: the raw exported plug-in won’t load until you perform this extra step.
Just register on the AVID website and become a registered AVID developer, in order to get the tools and certificate to sign the plug-in. You will then be able to finalize the exported plug-in with a single command line.
And that’s it! Once signed, the AAX plug-in can be loaded by AVID applications, and you can use it for yourself or distribute it to your customers.
Pro Tools First
If you want to make your plug-in available to the free Pro Tools First application, you just need to sell it thru the AVID Marketplace. Get in touch with your developer contact at AVID for more details.