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Audio Development Partner Program


The AAX plug-in format is used to create audio effects, processing and virtual instrument plug-ins for real-time and off-line audio processing in Pro Tools, VENUE | S6L and Media Composer. The AAX SDK gives you the tools to enable you to start writing your own AAX plug-in or port your plug-in from another format.

Clicking on the link below will take you to a click-through license agreement. When you have accepted the terms of the agreement, you will be taken to the developer downloads page where you can download the SDK and associated documentation.

When you are ready to take the next step and commercialize your AAX products, then contact for information about how to obtain the necessary tools and license.

Note that as well as an Avid account, an iLok account is required to run Pro Tools for AAX testing. Commercial AAX development also requires an iLok USB key as part of the AAX digital signing process. To create an iLok account, visit

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