• AudioSuite processing has been upgraded to include the ability to open multiple AudioSuite windows simultaneously. Fades and clip metadata are preserved with rendering, handles for trimming out rendered clips, and a reverse command for delay and reverb AudioSuite plug-ins.
• The Avid Channel Strip plug-in provides EQ, Dynamics, Filter, and Gain effects. The Avid Channel Strip processing algorithms are based on the award-winning Euphonix system 5 console channel strip effects. It is available in AAX (Native) and AudioSuite formats, and supports 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, and 192 kHz sample rates.
• The Avid Down Mixer Plug-in can be used to automatically mix greater-than-stereo multichannel tracks (such as 5.1) down to stereo (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) or stereo tracks down to mono. It too is an AAX plug-in (Native), and supports 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, and 192 kHz sample rates.
• With Mod Delay III, multichannel and multi-mono modulating delay effects were redesigned graphically, as were its internals to be an AAX plug-in. The sound is more impressive than ever and the look is in line with the Pro Tools dark grey. It too supports 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, and 192 kHz sample rates.
• Flexible session structure makes sharing sessions easy. Pro Tools 10 can support multiple audio file types and settings in a single session, which can speed up the processing of imports. You can select the sessions that you want and import them into a separate session and pass them off for a collaborator to work with.
• The new Bus Interrogation window lets you trace the complete signal path of any sound source, which makes it easier to get back into a project you haven't worked with for a while or to collaborate with others.
Pro Tools 10 actually comes with a lot more new features than I have listed here, some of which are geared for the Pro Tools 10 HDX and are out of the scope of this review, but if what has been updated for this release is any indication, there are even more goodies with those new features as well.