What is Echo Farm 3.0 ?
Echo Farm is a 64-bit delay modeler plug-in for the Pro Tools 11+ AAX Native platform. It offers 12 different delay models based on a combination of actual hardware devices and Line 6 originals and provides simple and effective controls for delay time, repeats, and other specialized parameters, such as magnetic head pattern or bit reduction.
Echo Farm was introduced in the year 2000 as a Pro Tools TDM plug-in and became extremely popular, used on a multitude of award-winning records and soundtracks. Due to popular demand, we now make Echo Farm available as an AAX Native plug-in.
When will Echo Farm be available and how much will it cost?
Echo Farm 3.0 is available now through the Line 6 online store. The standard AAX license costs $199.
What are the OS requirements?
- Mac OS Mountain Lion version 10.8.3 and higher
- Windows 7 and higher
Is there an upgrade path to the AAX version?
Yes there is, for registered 2.x TDM owners. The upgrade from 2.x TDM to 3.0 AAX costs $49. Both the 2.x TDM and the 3.0 AAX Echo Farm licenses need to be associated with the same iLok account for the upgrade to work.
Will I have to surrender my Echo Farm TDM license when I activate the AAX license?
Yes, the TDM license will be surrendered and voided when the AAX license is activated. This is irreversible. The AAX license will not authorize the TDM plugin.
How can I tell if I own the 2.x TDM version?
If you can see an Echo Farm license in the iLok License Manager program, you qualify. From Digidesign's archive:
Echo Farm 2.0 or higher requires iLok authorization Beginning in December, 2002, all registered Echo Farm owners that purchased the older retail version of Echo Farm that shipped with floppy key disk authorizations were automatically sent Echo Farm 2.0 update kits with the installer CD and an iLok License Card.
Is an iLok device required to use Echo Farm 3.0?
Yes, it requires a version 2 or version 3 iLok device. Echo Farm 3.0 cannot use your computer alone as an authorizing device.
Can I try it before I buy it?
Yes. A time-limited demo version of Echo Farm 3.0 can be activated at line6.com/ilok.
What changed in Echo Farm between the TDM and AAX version? Are there any new delay models?
Our design goal was to provide 100% session compatibility and ensure that older projects open smoothly in Pro Tools 11 and higher. For this reason, we kept the Echo Farm AAX feature set unchanged from the TDM version. However, the AAX version now supports sampling rates up to 192 kHz, which was not possible with the older TDM version.
What are your plans for an AAX DSP version of Echo Farm?
We plan to release the plug-in on the AAX Native platform initially and evaluate demand for AAX DSP subsequently.
Will Echo Farm AAX work with Pro Tools 10?
Echo Farm AAX is a 64-bit plug-in and thus requires Pro Tools 11 or higher to function.
What about Amp Farm? Will you port Amp Farm to AAX, too?
Absolutely. We plan to make Amp Farm available for the AAX platform after the release of Echo Farm. At this time, we cannot comment on specifics related to pricing or availability.