AATranslator - Translate projects from one DAW or NLE to another

Convert sessions to/from Ableton Live, Ardour, Audiofile, Audition, Auria, Cool Edit Pro, Capture, Cubase, DAR, Digital Performer, Fairlight, Final Cut Pro 7, Grass Valley, Harrison Mixbus, Hindenburg (Journalist/Pro/Educator/Broadcaster), i-Movie, Logic & Logic Pro (via OMF & AAF), Media Composer/Adrenaline, N-Track, Nuendo, Paris, Premiere, ProTools, Pyramix, Reaper, Sadie, Samplitude/Sequoia, SAW Studio, Sonar (via OMF), Soundscape, Soundtrack Pro, Studio One, Studio Live, Symphony, Tascam MX2424, Tascam X48, Tracktion, TripleDat, Vegas, Waveframe, Wavelab.
DAW / NLE Format Ext
ProTools 7, 8 & 9 .ptf

Import from & Export to

ProTools version 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 & later .ptx

Import from & Export to

Native ProTools version 10, 11, 12 or 2018 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 version 5.1 to version 6.9. Native PTS format
OMF 2 .omf
Import from & Export to

Avid Media Composer etc, Apple/Emagic Logic, Nuendo/Cubase, Pyramix, Samplitude/Sequoia v11 and later, Ensonic Paris, Sadie, Soundscape, Sonar, Digital Performer, Adobe Premiere, Audition CS, Apple Final Cut Pro (export only), Soundtrack Pro (import only). The latest versions of  Avid Media Composer have no/minimal OMF capabilities, so we have prioritized MC AAF support.
OMF files from Avid Media Composer are NOT currently fully supported - AAF is the preferred format.

Ableton Live 8 & later .als
Import from & Export to
Native Live v8, v9 & v10 format
Advanced Authoring Format .aaf
Import from & Export to

Huge variations in implementation between AAF files means many NLEs/DAWs are unable to read each other's files. We are able to read AAFs from Auria, Automatic Duck, Avid Media Composer / Symphony, Nuendo, ProTools, Sam X2Pro, STP, Pyramix & Vegas

AES31 .adl
Import from & Export to
Nuendo, Wavelab, Pyramix, AMS  Audiofile, Fairlight DR2, Waveframe, DAR, N-Track, Sadie, WaveFrame 7 & 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 & Export to
Native xml format. Understood by Ardour, Harrison Mixbus & Xdubber - runs under Linux & OSx - AAT reads v3, writes v2 format & writes v3 (MixBus v4)
Audacity .aup
Import from
Native session format. Understood by AATranslator
Audition CS & CC .sesx
Import from & Export to
Import and export Audition CS5.5, CS6, CC 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 and export from Logic Pro & Media100
Hindenburg .nhsx
Import from
Import from Hindenburg Journalist/Pro/Educator/Broadcaster
Open TL .tl
Import from & Export to
Tascam, Apple (& Emagic) Logic, Nuendo, Studio One, WaveFrame 7
Premiere Pro .prproj
Import from
Native Premiere Pro format
Presonus .capture
Import from & Export to
Import & export format for PreSonus Studio One and Studio Live/Capture.
Presonus .song
Import from & Export to
Import & export format for PreSonus 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 converted if the destination format has sufficient capability
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)
SAW Plus32 .edl
Import from
SAW Plus32 native binary format
SAW Pro .edl
Import from
SAW Pro native binary format
StarTrack .dat
Import from
dira! StarTrack multitrack session files
Tascam .bu
Import from
Tascam native format as used by MMR-8, MMR-16, MX-2424
Tascam X48 .ndr
Import from
Tascam X48 native binary format
Track Archive .xml
Import from & Export to
Nuendo & Cubase (versions which import & export track archives), 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. Currently read Version 8 and later
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, PTX, 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.

* Current public release version 6.4.0 released on 23/12/2020 *
(Latest beta
6.4.86 (17/6/22) available on request to registered users)

While AATranslator is a PC application it can be installed on a Mac using Crossover, Wineskin, MS Boot Camp, Parallels or similar.
We recommend either Wineskin or

* Bulk convert Audition & CEP binary ses files to the new Audition CS5.5, CS6 & CC 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.
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 only program
While AATranslator is a PC application it can be installed on a Mac using Crossover, Wineskin, MS Boot Camp, Parallels or similar.
We recommend either Wineskin or

We are happy to convert a test session before you purchase

Purchase Options - Note that AATranslator is a PC application

Enhanced Version

'Enhanced' PC version splits all poly channel media (except stereo) when exporting to ProTools

Standard Version

'Standard' PC version DOES NOT support OMF, AAF, Premiere .prproj or any version of ProTools
If your conversions involve these formats then you will need to purchase the 'enhanced' version

Upgrade from Standard to Enhanced Version

You will need to provide your current AATranslator registration number

Make a Donation

AATranslator is NOT 'donationware'
These donations are meant to show appreciation for additional services provided
Shortly after purchase you will receive an email containing registration and download details

*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 AATranslator. 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
"IT WORKS!!!! You're good!!! ... it just works! And it works great!" Renaud blimp
"YOUHOUOOOOOOO! It works!!! I've converted my OMF and boom! Everything is in place in Ableton. No need to open Pro Tools for the rest of my life, ahah." Tijany Lighthouse
"Excellent support to ensure it worked flawlessly on my Mac." Murray Milestone Studios
"You're a genius. 🙌 :-). It works perfectly ! Thank you so much for the quick and efficient support ! It also imported flawlessly in Mixbus 3 !". Jonathan Vanneste - Belgium
"I have just finished working on a short film with 2 guys on the other side of the planet, and working on different platforms to me. This production involved various workflows including:
* me receiving audio edits of location sync sound which had been cut in Adobe Premiere, sent to Adobe Audition, and then exported to OMF or AAF for transfer to me (I'm working in Reaper).
* me receiving ProTools session files, of some of the sound design, which also needed to be imported into Reaper.
Mick Rooney's amazing efforts with AATranslator meant that within mere minutes, I was able to extract an OMF into a new folder, and have access to all the individual .wav files which were used in the original session formats, but have them in a .rpp (Reaper) format. Without a word of exaggeration, without AAT, this collaborative effort involving 3 geographically-separated, and software-independent teams) simply would not have been possible. Thanks heaps AAT!" Bruce Williams (audio2u)
"Hey-- I just exported an AES31 ADL with media from Sadie 6.1.1 on W7 64, converted to RPP for Reaper in AAT (W7 32),  and opened it in Reaper on OS10.11.
All good!   Thanks dudes!  You rock!" Philip Perkins - Albany USA
"Just a quick note to say that I had to convert a Pro Tools 12 ptx session to Cubase XML today, and everything worked flawlessly - audio, panning, markers, etc all opened correctly in Cubase 8.5. Thanks for the great product" Murray Anderson - Milestone Studios
"This program is awesome, and the only one of it's kind. We couldn't do without it and we are very thankful to the developers" - Zen Duder Studios
"As a freelance editor and sound designer who uses different DAWs for different projects, I rely on your program all the time since the day I purchased it. The software has made me more professional by the fact I can make it easy on my clients when I never have a problem getting their export opened." - kfilms
"Love this software.. so glad I jumped on purchasing it!! It's been a huge missing link for me." - West Thordson PA USA
"Wow incredible software, you just saved my life" - Vlooper, Quebec Canada
"just a quick note to say THANK YOU. I've been using your amazing (and always retro-looking! ;) application for over 4 years now as a composer. I use it every week in my Music-For-Episodic-Television workflow. Always robust, always reliable, always works. Keep on rockin. " - Tim Rideout Montreal, Canada


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