Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Check this out - CUSTOM CV ELEVEN RACK

The people over at Ninstrument have created a pretty cool custom CV (control voltage) Mod of the Avid Eleven Rack. Head over to to learn more about it.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Support BenoniStudio on Patreon

Over the years I have been asked several times, how can someone support the videos I make and the thousands of free presets that are available on this site. There is a Paypal Donate option on this page, but some were looking for another way to support the free content I have provided for several years.

Now, you can support my work on Patreon. The demand for video is higher than ever, and that means as a creator, we need to buy more and more equipment to produce high quality videos and content.
With Patreon, you can support this content for as little as $1 a month, and cancel at anytime.

You can check it out here:

Thursday, July 14, 2016


In this video I cover some essential concepts to understand when using Automation with the Eleven Rack in Pro Tools. This is an addendum to the first Eleven Rack Automation video, so please watch that first.


Be sure to also watch the Program Change video to see how to have Pro Tools switch your Eleven Rack Rig/Preset automatically
Eleven Rack - Automated Rig Change

In this video I will go over more concepts of using a foot controller to record automation, how to move and delete automation, how to record automation in multiple passes, cover more automation tips, and finally take a quick look at using the Multiple FX option and using automation with that.

ELEVEN RACK - AUTOMATION EXPLAINED PART 1 (Automate Effects, Amps, Ect...)

In this video I'll show you everything you need to know about using automation with the Eleven Rack. I'll cover how to automating effects, amps, and everything else by using MIDI tracks in Pro Tools. We'll look at how to find the CC# for any parameter in the Eleven Rack PDF, and on the Eleven Rack itself. You'll see how to setup your MIDI tracks, add CC#s, and how to draw your automation with the Pencil Tool. You will also see how you can record your automation into Pro Tools using a MIDI Foot Controller. I'll also cover a few other things about automation and the Eleven Rack in general. So strap in, grab a drink, grab a guitar, and let's dig in deep!

I'll be using Pro Tools, but the concept is the same for any DAW. With automation, you can have your DAW control things like the Wah position, Distortion On/Off, Delay mix, ect… You can even automate Amp parameter changes, Rig input, and so much more! I can't cover everything, but the concept will be the same. Simply find the parameter you want to automate, find and add the CC#, and draw in the automation.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Eleven Rack Editor Won't Open

After about 3 years, I finally experienced a problem with the Eleven Rack Editor! I opened it, it populated in the task-bar, but would NOT OPEN!

In this video I will show you the method that worked for me to get up and running quick.

Another method that might work for some would be to RIGHT-CLICK "Eleven Rack Editor" in the task-bar and choose MOVE. That did not work for me.

The method that should work for everyone is to DELETE the Eleven Rack Editor Preferences files.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


New POLL up (in the right side-bar) asking "What Does The Next ELEVEN RACK Need?"

First, I have NO knowledge if we will ever see another Eleven Rack, or any new features added to the current Eleven Rack (though I do doubt it for the current version).

If you could have ANY features, what would they be? I have listed several options, but if I missed something, leave a comment of what feature you want/need.

How much would you pay for a new Eleven Rack assuming it had all the features you want?

What should the name be? What should the form factor be? What features does is need? What should be included with it? Should it be orange, or maybe brushed aluminum, or black brushed aluminum? Should it have a larger screen? What about a touch screen? Should it be available in multiple form factors, like: Rack, pedal board, desktop, amp style? Vote now!

UPDATE! D/L ALL BenoniStudio Eleven Rack Rigs (back in a .zip)

A few months ago I switched over to using a self-extracting archive for all my custom Eleven Rack Rigs because there were problems with the file paths and names being too long for a .zip file to compress and uncompress. But, there were reports of a few problems with that method on OSX. So, I have re-named a few things and shortened the paths, and now everything is available as a .zip file again.

Download Here

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Komplete Audio 6 w/Eleven Rack via S/PDIF

I already have a series of videos I did several years ago on how to use S/PDIF with the Eleven Rack. This video will go over the same concepts, but in a different way. Keep in mind, all of these concepts are applicable to ANY audio interface and external S/PDIF gear.

(View on YouTube to read the Description and find time-stamps for each segment)

KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 - S/PDIF EXPLAINED (DAW, External Effects Processor, Eleven Rack) 

Monday, June 13, 2016

104 ORIGINAL Eleven Rack FACTORY Rigs

I have included the Original Eleven Rack Factory Rigs in the "ALL BENONI STUDIO RIGS" download, but I have never offered just these rigs on their own download on this site. I have always had them up on the DUC, but some people have had problems finding them, so here they are.

These are the 104 Original Eleven Rack Factory Rigs that came with Firmware 1.0.3 (these are PRE-ERXP Rigs). There is also a .XML included so you can load them in one-shot. These were provided to me by Avid several years ago, and they are fine with me hosting them. These are the only rigs I offer that I did not personally create.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Eleven Rack #2 Communication Error - Why it Happens and How to Fix it

If you are getting the "Eleven Rack #2" error with Pro Tools 11 or Pro Tools 12+ on Windows, this video will show you why it happens and how to fix it.

If you have the "Eleven Rack #2" error, you will probably also have problems with Embedded Rig settings. So I suggest you go through all the steps and re-install the driver with the correct steps, don't just rely on unchecking the device in the MIDI menu.

Eleven Rack w/ Surface Pro 3 - A Quick Test

The Eleven Rack Editor is surprisingly easy to use with touch. You won't even need to use your Surface Pen. This would be a great setup for a gig or practice just to have access to the Eleven Rack Editor and the ability to Load and Save Rigs.

Pro Tools is another story for touch. Pro Tools is not built for touch, that is obvious, but it is usable. Adding in a Type Cover and Surface Pro Pen will be a must. The Eleven Rack works just fine with Pro Tools on our Surface Pro 3. Recording and playback works. Of course the issue would be the Surface has one USB port. We need a minimum of two USB ports for the iLok and Eleven Rack - so you will need a USB hub or the Surface Pro Dock to use Pro Tools and the Eleven Rack at the same time.

If I were going to do serious recording I would add in an external USB hard drive (or two), and attach a USB wireless full size Keyboard and Mouse. And if a full size monitor were available, I would utilize the Mini DisplayPort out on the Surface Pro 3 as well.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Load Embedded Rig Settings from the CLIPS LIST in Pro Tools

As most know, you can right click a track to load your embedded rig setting. However, you also have the option to load the Eleven Rack embedded rig settings from the CLIPS LIST in Pro Tools.

There were other ways to load embedded rigs in PTLE 8 and PT9-10, such as right from the Eleven Rack Editor. But since the Editor is now Standalone (since Pro Tools 11) we no longer have that option.