AATranslator

AATranslator - Translate projects from one DAW or NLE to another

Convert sessions to/from ProTools, Nuendo, Ableton Live, Ardour, Audiofile, Audition, Auria, Cool Edit Pro, Capture, Cubase, DAR, Digital Performer, Fairlight, Final Cut Pro, Grass Valley, Harrison Mixbus, i-Movie, Lightworks, Logic, Logic Pro, Media Composer/Adrenaline, N-Track, Paris, Premiere, Pyramix, Reaper, Sadie, Samplitude/Sequoia, SAW Studio, Sonar, Soundscape, Soundtrack Pro, Studio Live, Studio One, Tascam MX2424, Tracktion, TripleDat, Vegas, Waveframe, Wavelab.
DAW / NLE Format Ext
Notes
ProTools 7, 8 & 9 .ptf

Import from & Export to

ProTools vers 7, 8 & 9. Native PTF format (very limited import support for 'region groups')
For PT10 a 'Save Session Copy in" as PTF works well
ProTools 10 & 11 .ptx

Import from

Import a native ProTools version 10 or 11 PTX format session file.
ProTools v5 .pt5
Import from & Export to
ProTools 5 and later can Export/Import .PT5 sessions which are far superior /more detailed than OMF or AAF (see here)
PT5 also supported by Pyramix, Fairlight & Soundscape.
ProTools v5-v6 .pts
Import from
ProTools vers 5.1 to v6.9. Native PTS format
OMF 2 .omf
Import from & Export to
Avid video editors – Media Composer etc, Apple/Emagic Logic, Nuendo/Cubase, Pyramix, Samplitude/Sequoia v11 and later, Ensonic Paris, Sadie, Soundscape, Sonar, Digital Performer, Lightworks, Adobe Premiere, Audition CS5.5, Apple Final Cut Pro (export only), Soundtrack Pro (import only). OMF files from Avid Media Composer are NOT currently fully supported.
Ableton Live 8 & 9 .als
Import from & Export to
Native Live v8 & v9 format
Advanced Authoring Format .aaf
Import from
There are huge variations in implementation between AAF files which results in many NLEs/DAWs unable to read each other's files.
AAFs from Auria, Automatic Duck, Avid Media Composer, Nuendo, PT7-9, STP, Vegas, X2Pro have all been tested.
AES31 .adl
Import from & Export to
Nuendo, Wavelab, Pyramix, AMS  Audiofile, Fairlight DR2, Waveframe, DAR, N-Track, Sadie & Netia Radio-Assist 8
Ardour v2 .ardour
Import from & Export to
Native xml format. Understood by Ardour, Harrison Mixbus & Xdubber - runs under Linux & OSx
Ardour v3 .ardour
Import from
Native xml format. Understood by Ardour, Harrison Mixbus & Xdubber - runs under Linux & OSx (AAT can read v3 and write v2 format)
Audition CS .sesx
Import from & Export to
Import and export Audition CS5.5 and later session files
Audition v3 .xml
Import from & Export to
Native session format. Understood by Audition v3 & AATranslator (limited import into Audition CS5.5 & later)
Auria .prj
Import from
Native session format. Understood by Auria & AATranslator
CMX .edl
Import from
CMX/EDL - The mother of all EDL formats, Avid, Media Composer, Adobe Premier, Final Cut Pro.
Supported formats include CMX3600, 340, 3400, Grass Valley GVG4/GVG_7 & Sony 5000
Cool Edit/Audition .ses
Import from & Export to
Import/read Cool Edit Pro v1.2 to v2.1 and versions 1 to 3 of Audition session files (ses) and export to AA1.5 session format
Final Cut Pro .xml
Import from & Export to
Import & export format for Final Cut Pro v1-7, SoundTrack Pro, Fairlight DR2 & Audition CS5.5 as well as export from Logic Pro & Media100
Final Cut Pro X .fcpxml
Beta Import from
Import & export format for Final Cut Pro X (preliminary beta release with basic support - enhancements to follow in later releases)
Open TL .tl
Import from & Export to
Tascam, Apple (& Emagic) Logic, Nuendo, Studio One
Presonus .capture
Import from & Export to
Import & export format for PreSonus Live and Studio one.
Pyramix .xml
Import from & Export to
Import an xml exported from Pyramix or create one suitable for importing into Pyramix.
Reaper .rpp
Import from & Export to
Reaper native session format. Most aspects of this format can be read & converted if the destination format has enough capabilities
Samplitude .edl
Import from & Export to
Samplitude/Sequoia & Magix Video Pro, Reaper, N-Track
Samplitude .vip
Import from
Samplitude native binary format
SAW Studio .edl
Import from & Export to
SAW Studio native binary format (old 'SAW 32' EDLs can be converted to SAW Studio EDLs using the SAW Studio demo)
Track Archive .xml
Import from & Export to
Nuendo, Cubase, PreSonus Studio one
Tracktion .tracktion
Import from & Export to
Native binary project file combined with .trkedit (xml) files. Understood by Tracktion & AATranslator
TripleDat .arg
Import from
Native text project file combined with cut (txt) files. The native TDM & TDS files converted to wav.
Understood by CreamWare's TripleDat & AATranslator
Vegas .veg
Import from
Vegas native format
Vegas EDL .txt
Import from & Export to
Vegas, Reaper
Vegas Script .xml
Import from & Export to
Vegas Script (.xml) format offers a far more “data rich” conversion compared to that of the Vegas EDL (.TXT) format

To get a good understanding of what all the various formats we support can do, download 'Conversion Guide.xls'
It's in the form of an Excel spreadsheet. The version included with the install also includes loads of extra help files.


AATranslator was originally developed to take advantage of Adobe Audition's excellent editing capability where the result was to be mixed in a ProTools equipped facility.
Since then we have continually improved AATranslator to the point where it now converts more formats (including PTF, OMF & AAF) than any other session conversion program.
So if you have either a commercial or practical reason that makes it necessary to move a session from one DAW to another then AATranslator is probably your best solution.

AATranslator is being constantly developed with additional formats and revisions to accomodate the latest versions of formats we already support.

* Version 5.9.0 is now available (06/09/14) and already working on the next release *

* Bulk convert Audition & CEP binary ses files to the new Audition CS5.5 & CS6 sesx format using the new Ses2Sesx application *

* Details on how to purchase AATranslator can be found at the bottom of this page *

Does AATranslator convert everything?
The short answer is no.
DAW/NLE capabilities vary so enormously that a complete conversion between every session format is impossible.
We do convert far more detail than any session conversion program has offered so far but we do not convert either plugins/fx or midi.
Our focus is audio plus one or more video tracks (download our conversion guide for more detail).
While we do extract audio from many video files if your session consists of mainly video files then it's advisable to contact us as to suitability.
W
e will happily convert a test session for you, answer any of your questions and possibly add additional functionality.
* Check out Raymond Radet's tutorial on converting a Premiere CS6 session to Reaper using AATranslator *

To check if AATranslator suits your needs we are happy to run a test conversion before you buy
.

AATranslator is a PC program but is known to run very well under emulators like Wine for Mac & Linux users (winebottler)
Mac users can contact us for detailed installation instructions

We are happy to convert a test session before you purchase

* the 'standard' version does not support any version of ProTools (PTX, PTF, PTS or PT5), OMF or AAF.
If your conversions involve these formats then you need to purchase the 'enhanced' version
*

Standard Version $59USD (does not include PT, OMF or AAF)
Enhanced Version $199USD
Upgrade from Standard Version $140USD
Feel free to make a donation

*All trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective holders


Comments from a few of our users
"So as a mixer you are going to receive a ptf. It is a deep feeling of loneliness but AATranslator comes and gives you a big hug saying 'here is your rpp, kid'." Mim - France
"It worked without a hitch. A great piece of software and worth every cent." "Bite the bullet and buy AATanslator. It's worth every cent" Joe Engineer - London, Ontario, Canada
"If you do audio-post on anything...buy it" Daryl Pierce - Canada
"AATranslator saved my life, money well spent. Top notch people, top notch customer service, best converter software ever" François-Eudes Chanfrault - France
"Just a quick thank you. AATranslator is really a life saver for me. Your team makes a wonderful product and I couldn't be happier with it." Sam Damask - MA, USA
"Wow. I can't say much else. That is truly amazing! It worked flawlessly...... I am SO impressed! Thank you so much!" DJ Kruzer, KSD Studios, North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA
"Your product saved our bacon for our 3D feature film. Thank you for the continued support, updates and all your hard work" Manny Parmar, Inner Karma Films Ltd
"After converting a few PT sessions with AAT I never even thought about installing my copy of PT again. It's miles easier than even loading a song into PT and stemming" Lawrence The Audio Cave
"Thank you so much for making an AMAZING product - and one that I use all the time! You are a boon to the sound community!!!" Cory Choy Silver Sound Online
“Got it all working and just translated a feature length film from Final Cut Pro X directly into Reaper.  Translated everything in 20 minutes.  Fantastic job, guys!” Keller Dungon Beach Studios
"A really great product by some really great guys". Charles CDM Studios
"I threw this ridiculous 12 hour Protools session with a gazillion edits and audio files in a bunch of folders at it and it just worked. It (AAT) was a bargain :)" James Newhouser (mac user) - WI, USA

 

 
 
   
     
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