The File Extensions Database

.AAXPLUGIN File Extension

  • Developer by: Avid Technology
  • Category: Plugin Files

What is an .AAXPLUGIN file?

.AAXPLUGIN is Avid Audio eXtension Plugin File

Avid Audio eXtension (AAX) plugin format used by Pro Tools, a digital audio workstation (DAW); adds extra sound processing and audio effects to the application; examples include vintage compressor emulations, convolution reverbs, and noise reduction tools.

AAXPLUGIN files can be created by Avid as well as third-party developers to add functionality to Pro Tools.

In Windows, the plugins are located in the following directory:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Avid\Audio\Plug-Ins

In Mac OS X, the plugins are located in the following directory:

Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Avid/Audio/Plug-Ins

Programs that open Avid Audio eXtension Plugin File
Avid Pro Tools
Avid Pro Tools

How to solve problems with AAXPLUGIN files

  • Associate the AAXPLUGIN file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AAXPLUGIN file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AAXPLUGIN files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AAXPLUGIN file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .AAXPLUGIN is Avid Audio eXtension Plugin File. Because only the current version supports the latest AAXPLUGIN file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Avid Technology manufacturer website after an available .AAXPLUGIN is Avid Audio eXtension Plugin File update.
  • To make sure that your AAXPLUGIN file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.