Top Air Music Tech VST Plugins
Top Air Music Tech VST Plugins

Top 10+ Air Music Tech VST Plugins 2021

We have created for you a rating of the Best 10 Air Music Tech VST Plugins as the most downloaded and according to the excellent reviews of musicians

VST list navigation:

  1. AIR Legends Pack
  2. Vacuum Pro
  3. AIR Super Synth Pack
  4. Transfuser 2
  5. Creative FX Collection Plus
  6. AIR Drum Machine Pack
  7. AIR Power Pack
  8. AIR Essential Synths Pack
  9. Xpand!2
  10. Hybrid 3

1. AIR Legends Pack

 
AIR Legends Pack
 

This Bundle Features Xpand!2, DB-33 and Vacuum Classic!

►Xpand!2

Four on the Floor

Xpand!2 is a multitimbral workstation offering four active sound slots, or parts, per patch. Each part is provided with its own MIDI channel, Note Range (Zone), Mix, Arpeggiation, Modulation, and Effects settings—an excellent method for creating individual parts.

Harnessing the four parts together to build one amazing Patch is where Xpand!2 reveals its true power. The Voice Mode for each part can be set to polyphonic or monophonic.

Polyphonic parts can have up to 64 voices; monophonic parts offer First, Last, Highest, or Lowest priority making it easy to designate a bass, lead, or solo instrument.

    • This is an Audio Plugin – It REQUIRES a HOST Software
    • THIS PRODUCT REQUIRES THE USE OF ILOK

MAIN FEATURES:

  • Four-channel multitimbral operation
  • Up to four stereo instrument parts per patch
  • Up to 64 voices per part; Mono or Poly voice modes
  • Smart Knobs provide intuitive sound editing
  • Easy Edit Knobs control the entire patch at once
  • Two digital effects processors; 50 editable effect types
  • Individual arpeggiation control for each part
  • Multiple sound generation engines:
  • Subtractive Synthesis
  • FM Synthesis
  • Tonewheels
  • Sample Playback
  • 2500+ total presets

Sounds Galore

Using everything from wavetables and FM synthesis to sample playback, the expert sound design team at Air Music Tech has carefully created thousands of ready-to-play Xpand!2 patches.

Creating your own is easy, too. Parts can be quickly browsed and are conveniently sorted into 29 categories, offering a simple path to find just what you’re looking for.

Smart Knobs and Easy Edits

Six smart knobs are provided for custom-tweaking your Xpand!2 sounds. Each knob changes function depending on the part selected, offering hands-on control of the most critical sound elements.

Select the Easy mode, and all six knobs now control all four of the common parts in a patch simultaneously for quickly performing those crucial edits.

And of course, all of your edits can be saved for instant recall.

Major Modulation

Express yourself with powerful performance features! Pitch Bend wheel and Aftertouch (pressure) modulation assignments can be made independently for each part.

Modulation rates can be tempo sync’d or free-wheeling. Numerous modulation destinations are provided, and the WAVE destination parameters are different from part to part, providing unique Xpand!2 sound-shaping capabilities.

Advanced Arpeggiation

Keep things moving with advanced arpeggiation. Simply set the Rate—including dotted and triplet values—and then select the Mode.

Using the Latch switch allows the arpeggiator to continue to play, even when your hands leave the keyboard. Each Xpand!2 part is provided with its own arpeggiator.

Many parts such as Action Pads and Loops will automatically activate the Arpeggiator, as it forms an integral part of the sound.

Dynamic Effects Duo

Xpand!2 includes two independent effect processors with fifty studio-grade effects, ranging from rich reverbs to the mind-bending Chaos Delay.

When selecting a new effect type, Xpand!2 will instantly change the edit knob functions to provide accurate control of every effect. The output of FX1 can be fed into the input of FX2 to create advanced “cascade-style” effects.

►DB-33

There are very few truly unique instrumental sounds in the world of music. Sounds so distinct, so compelling, so immediately identifiable and genuine that you just have to have it.

Nothing else will do. “Close” won’t do. “Almost” won’t cut it. “Approximately” will instantly brand you as a shallow imposter.

One of these really great, unmistakable instrumental sounds is the tonewheel organ, such as the classic Hammond B3. The Hammond B3 was used by many great rock, soul and jazz artists in the 1960’s to 1980’s.

Unforgettable musicians like Stevie Winwood, Jon Lord of Deep Purple, Jimmy Smith and Richard “Groove” Holmes.

Great music, great sound, created on an absolutely great instrument. That’s what you want. And that’s what DB-33 Tonewheel Organ gives you.

MAIN FEATURES:

  • AIR-proprietary vintage organ model
  • Custom designed, extra-realistic convolution rotary cabinet, also usable as a stand-alone effect
  • Tube overdrive emulation
  • Includes over 120 presets

DB-33 Tonewheel Organ is a virtual organ that recreates the sounds and controllability of classic tonewheel organs such as the Hammond B3, and the rotary-speaker cabinets they are often played through.

It includes 122 preset sounds plus an extra-realistic convolution rotary cabinet and tube overdrive emulation.

The rotary-speaker cabinet can also be used as an effect in its own right on an audio track.

►Vacuum Classic

Vacuum Classic is a monophonic vintage synthesizer featuring Vacuum Tube Synthesis with vacuum tube circuit modeling that perfectly captures the crunchy, warm sound of the analog era.

With analog oscillators, multiple filters and envelopes and built-in audio effects, Vacuum lets you dive deep into subtractive synthesis to recreate those sought-after analog sounds from the 70s and 80s.

Tweak the switches, knobs and dials to program anything from basses, leads, pads or unique sound effects.

Vacuum gives you TWO Vacuum Tube Oscillators. A nice touch with the four available wave shapes is that rather than just picking one, Vacuum lets you ‘morph’ between them. The output of the oscillators goes through a mixer, where you can apply drive/distortion and ring modulation, before being passed through high- and low pass filters.

Included are a wide range of pre-sets designed by highly-acclaimed sound designers Richard Devine and Mark Ovenden. Covering everything from Leads, Pads, Bass, Arpeggios, Percussive, and FX sounds this library provides instant inspiration for anyone to tweak to their contentment.

The filters provide a smooth sound, but each offers a saturation control if you prefer a more aggressive sound. A really nice touch can be found in the ‘age’ knobs, where you can set an amount of pitch drift to apply to the oscillators, or the quantity of dust that might make the synth sound old and noisy.

The Age function provides Drift and Dust controls adjusting the age from oscillator drift to crackling controls to slightly inaccurate keyboard triggering/pitch for that truly authentic hardware experience sought out by Synth lovers.

This is one of the most realistic emulations you’ll hear anywhere!

Vacuum also offers a number of modulation options, including two envelopes, which can be set to retrigger in the settings page. There’s also an on-board arpeggiator.

For a synth plugin, Vacuum sounds surprisingly unlike a synth plugin, exhibiting a real, dirty and analog quality.

The slick vintage synth-styled interface pays homage to some of the best vintage tube synths of the past, powerful and easy to use.


2. Vacuum Pro

 
Vacuum Pro
 

Analog Just Got Warmer

Vacuum Pro is a virtual polyphonic analog synthesizer with vacuum tube circuit modeling that perfectly captures the crunchy, warm sound of the analog era.

With four analog oscillators, multiple filters and envelopes, and built-in audio effects, Vacuum Pro lets you dive deep into subtractive synthesis to recreate those sought-after analog sounds from the 70s and 80s.

Tweak the switches, knobs, and dials to program anything from basses, leads, pads, or unique sound effects.

For even more warmth, Vacuum Pro has six virtual vacuum tube circuits that add crunch and grit at every stage of the signal path. Analog just got a whole lot warmer.

Important Note: Vacuum Pro is a VST/AU plugin, It is not a hardware synth.

Features:

  • A four-oscillator polyphonic analog synthesizer with vacuum tube circuit modeling
  • Super-wide, fat, and organic analog sound captures the character of classic synthesizers
  • Two individual synthesizer parts for huge, stacked sounds
  • 350+ tweakable patches programmed by legendary sound designers
  • Smart Sound Randomizer dials in settings to user-defined parameters
  • 8 Smart Knobs for easy programming and macro control over key parameters
  • Economy mode reduces the load on the host processor with minimal impact on the sound
  • 64-bit plugin: VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX formats
  • This is an Audio Plugin – It REQUIRES a HOST Software

Vintage Vibes

Vacuum Pro is a powerful combination of two separate synthesizer parts that can be stacked, split, and layered to produce big, wide, and fat analog sounds.

Each Vacuum Pro part starts with two wide-range, vacuum tube oscillators that can be synched, detuned, and set to various octave levels. Plus, Quad Detune controls per oscillator make it easy to quickly dial in lush sounds.

For an even bigger sound, the built-in Doubling effect instantly widens and thickens up your patch. Shape your sound with two vacuum tube filters that include a traditional low-pass filter and a selectable high-pass/band-pass filter. Vacuum Pro also has four envelope generators, matrix-assignable modulation, and a tempo sync’d LFO. The mixer offers a drive circuit and a tone-warping ring modulator.

For authentic analog behavior, the Age controls let you manipulate the drift of and add dust to your sounds. 

Programming Powerhouse

Vacuum Pro comes complete with 350+ tweakable patches created by acclaimed sound designers Richard Devine and Mark Ovenden. You can load these patches separately into each Vacuum Pro part to combine and experiment with multi-timbral sounds. For instant sound inspiration, Vacuum Pro features Smart Sound Randomization, which randomly generates new settings for either part or both.

Define which modules you want to lock at their current settings, which will be randomized, and then let Smart Sound dial in a patch for you.

Global Control

Vacuum Pro’s Smart page condenses all the individual parameter controls into eight macro knobs that enable you to quickly shape the sound of your patch without extensive tweaking. Macro knobs such as Punch, Emphasis, and Complexity add an intuitive workflow for perfecting your programming.

Switch back and forth between the micro and macro modes to quickly edit or create your own custom sounds.

Extra Effects

In addition to its authentic analog sound, Vacuum Pro includes a host of creative tools that are characteristic of classic analog synthesizers.

An onboard arpeggiator, which can be tempo sync’d to your DAW, offers a quick way to build melodic runs and short sequences.

A built-in chorus/phaser and delay effects give life and motion to your Vacuum Pro patches. Onscreen pitch bend and modulation wheels add extra expression to any performance, and all parameters are MIDI-mappable for performance ease and automated control.


3. AIR Super Synth Pack

 
AIR Super Synth Pack
 

Three Legendary Synths in One Bundle. This Bundle Features Hybrid 3, Loom 2; and The Riser! 3 PROVEN plugins designed to help YOU create your next hit.

Hybrid 3.0 is the next generation in synthesis.

This high-definition virtual synthesizer combines the coveted warmth of analog synths with a full range of futuristic digital manipulation capabilities.

The result is the best of both worlds — a virtual instrument with a comprehensive set of precisely adjustable parameters that can sound like a synth you remember or something no one has ever heard before.

Please Note: It is not a hardware synth

Main Features:

  • Six-oscillator subtractive and wavetable virtual synthesizer with 1200+ inspiring presets
  • Includes 200+ all-new sounds and 1000+ refreshed patches from Hybrid 2.0
  • Comprised of two simultaneous parts, each loaded with 3 oscillators and a sub-oscillator, filters, LFOs, envelopes, and effects for creating complex patches
  • All-new Doubling controls for quickly thickening and widening patches
  • Revamped step sequencers allow you to link steps together for rhythmic variation, syncopation, and advanced modulation patterns
  • All-new Oscillator Restart for punchy bass sounds, runs, and sequences
  • Dual series or parallel filters with vintage Voltage Controlled Filter modes for retro synth sounds
  • Flexible modulation options with 8 LFOs including Pump for the pumping-and-breathing effect
  • Comprehensive editing parameters for the ultimate in sound tweakability
  • Sample-accurate synthesis for super-fast envelopes and high-definition sound
  • Performance-driven features, including modulation matrices and multiple step sequencers for maximum playability
  • Available in VST and AAX plugin formats for both 32- and 64-bit operating systems and in AU for 64-bit operating systems

1200+ Built-In Sounds

Hybrid 3.0 comes with over 1,200 inspirational presets designed to jumpstart the creative process. Over 200 new patches, designed by the acclaimed AIR sound designers, include everything from wobbles, synth pads, arpeggios, poly synths, basses, leads, sequences, and much more.

Hybrid veterans will be pleased to find that the familiar Hybrid 2.0 presets have been completely reworked, allowing users to experience their favorite sounds with all the sonic improvements of Hybrid 3.0. If you’re prone to tweaking, Hybrid 3.0 is loaded with a comprehensive set of user-adjustable parameters that let you create unique sounds and fine-tune them to taste. With support for two simultaneous parts (i.e. a powerful combination of two separate, 3-oscillator synthesizers), you can layer, split, or spread sounds to produce deep, complex, and wide patches.

Plus, the simple patch browser makes it easy to find the preset you’re looking for and allows you to load two presets simultaneously, one into each part, for experimenting with rich timbres and playing multi-patch sounds.

Effects

Hybrid 3.0 provides two insert effect sends per part, each with more than 40 effect types, so you can quickly change the sound of a part. A separate master effects section lets you select reverb, delay, and chorus effects to enhance — or warp — any of the sounds at the patch level. Easily adjust effect parameters and sync effects to a chosen tempo.

Explore Additive Synthesis

Loom II is a major upgrade to the original, pushing the boundaries of additive synthesis. Loom II is ideal for all skill levels.

Mix & Match Modules

Loom II delivers up to 512 harmonic partials per patch and uses an intuitive modular design to create complex sounds quickly and easily.

Each of the 34 editable modules performs a specific sonic task—Octaver, Second Tone, Moving Filter, Noise, Linear Lowpass, Modulator, etc.

The Loom II framework provides a series of cells, where up to 10 of these modules can interact combine to generate an additive synthesis patch. Each module includes task-specific parameters for detailed, individual control of the patch.

For real-time visual feedback of your sound, each module includes a spectrum window, offering a visual indication of how that module is affecting the individual harmonics of the sound.

In Loom II we have added four new powerful modules:

  • 5-Sines – An easy-to-use module enabling you to produce a range of organ or sine style sounds.
  • Discrete Adder – Similar to Loom 1’s popular adder, but adding a discrete spectrum ideal for creating percussion-based synth instruments.
  • Hype – adding Hi and Low Hype with dedicated easy-to-use controls for instant results.
  • Double Wave – for our more advanced users: Use dual waves to create complex synth patterns. We have also added a dedicated control for this in the Morph pad.

Make Your Music Move

Loom II’s Morph Pad is a powerful tool that adds dynamics and movement to your patches. Using a condensed set of control knobs, Loom II enables you to quickly create up to four variations of your sound, and assign each one to different quadrant of the Morph Pad. Point, click, and drag anywhere on the Morph Pad to create a morph path.

As the sound moves along this patch, you will hear it morph in real time between your four variations. This morphing can be free-form, or set to sync up to a particular musical unit—1 bar, 4 bars, etc.

Plus, each segment of the morph path can be synced individually. In Loom II, we have expanded our highly-acclaimed morph pad by allowing Points/Paths to be stored and restored separately. We have also added a new X-Axis mode enabling it to perform like an envelope, which is ideal for rhythmical morph patterns.

For this new mode Snap/Grid is also available. Additionally, for expanded creativity you can now use parameters not linked to the Morph.

Stops Hearts. Tops Charts.
The Riser is an all-new instrument for designing musical transitions of epic proportions. A powerful, synth-based instrument, The Riser features all of the tools you need to compose heart-stopping transitions in one intuitive user-interface. In seconds, you can construct rises, falls, swells, fades, and more, based on our coveted sound synthesis technology.

For instant inspiration, The Riser includes 300 pro-grade presets that you can edit, deconstruct, copy, mangle, and implement into your tracks.

Transitions add suspense, hype, drama, and movement to your music. Cymbal swells and reversed instruments were go-to transitions for years, until the DAW pioneered fast and flexible audio editing, paving the way for complex sound effects.

When combined with synths and other audio shaping tools, transitions completed their metamorphosis from science to art. Until now, this process has been convoluted and time-intensive, taking attention away from the overall project itself. The composer spent more time trying to get plugins, virtual sample players, hardware effects, sound modules, and other gear to play nice with each other – and that was before hitting “record”.

Features:

  • Transition designer optimized for electronic music production, scoring, and remix work
  • 3 editable oscillators; sweep, noise, and chord
  • 3 LFOs; free-running, tempo-synced, and Pumper
  • 23 filter types including multi-pole and phase shift
  • 300 professionally designed, editable presets
  • Randomizer generates patches at the click of a button
  • Invert mode creates complementary patches by instantly changing transition direction
  • Easy MIDI-Learn Mode; just click and twist to assign parameters to your favorite MIDI controller hardware
  • Pumper effect creates pulsating movement
  • Configurable delay and reverb with wet/dry processing; 4 reverb types
  • Adjustable panning movements and master stereo width control
  • 64-bit AU; 32- and 64-bit VST/AAX; Mac or Windows

A 3-for-All
Featuring the most powerful and musical virtual synthesis available, The Riser can be used to create classic transitions or effects never-before-heard by human ears. The core of The Riser’s mojo are three continuously variable oscillators; sweep, noise and chord. Each oscillator features a dedicated Filter send and graphical parameter depiction. 

Sweep – featuring volume, frequency and oscillator shape – dictates the direction and progression of the transition. Create rises, falls, stops, and swells with audible and visible feedback.

Providing volume, shape, and pitch controls, the Noise oscillator infuses texture into your transition. Start shaping to add grit, bite, hiss, punch, and more to the effect.

The Riser’s Chord oscillator introduces you to an uncharted creative continent. Use it to match The Riser’s sonic structure to your song’s key (or a contrasting one) and blend it to taste; it can be as musical as you want.


4. Transfuser 2

 
Transfuser 2
 

Reinvent Your Music

Transfuser 2 is a dynamic audio/MIDI environment for manipulating, slicing, and remixing your loops and sounds into something entirely new. With a series of real-time controls, Transfuser 2 lets you create and tweak grooves, chop up beats and phrases, time-stretch sounds, re-pitch notes, randomize sequences, and more – all on the fly.

Transfuser 2 also acts as an inspiring compositional tool that intelligently generates chords, melodies, variations, and grooves based on a musical analysis of your track.

Plus, Transfuser 2 comes with a premium drum and instrument library that includes 3,200+ loops and 1200+ drum machine samples for instant music experimentation.

Main Features:

  • A dynamic audio/MIDI platform for manipulating, remixing, and tweaking your loops and sounds
  • Beat-sync, auto-slice, stretch, pitch, and resample grooves in real time
  • Automatically convert loops into MIDI patterns/drum kits
  • Replace sounds in existing loops without stopping playback
  • Musically intelligent randomization creates inspiring groove variations
  • 4.5+GB of premium loops and phrases for instant music creation
  • 20 real-time effects ideal for electronic, hip-hop, and dance music creation
  • Use your custom sample libraries: supports WAV, AIFF, ACID, REX 1 and 2, and Apple Loops audio file

Jumpstart Your Creativity

Transfuser 2 offers an array of innovative modules that inspire you to create music in ways you never thought possible. Use the Sequencer module to tweak the groove of a drum loop, vary notes in phrases, store patterns, alter the sequence speed (in relation with your session tempo), and more — in real time.

A Poly Sequencer and Chord Sequencer send monophonic and polyphonic MIDI data, respectively, to any of Transfuser 2’s synthesizer modules.

Use the Synth module to modify your sounds and shape the audio frequency, velocity, filter, attack, and decay. Transfuser 2 can manipulate a single loop or audio file, or apply its effects to a group of sounds.

Compose, Intelligently

M.A.R.I.O., or Musically Advanced Random Intelligence Operations, is a powerful tool that analyzes your music to intelligently generate chords, melodies, and variations that complement your track.

Use M.A.R.I.O.’s advanced algorithms to evaluate the musical characteristics of your song and search its smart tables to find similar or dissimilar (similarity is determined by the Variation settings) phrase styles and rhythms.

M.A.R.I.O can also manipulate parameters such as the pitch, rhythm, level, filter, and more. With M.A.R.I.O., you can simply click to create inspiring melodies, compelling loops and sequences, or build up the accompaniment.

Remix in Real-Time

Transfuser 2 also features an array of performance-drive features that enable you to trigger and manipulate your music on the fly. You can trigger a series of your own pre-sequenced patterns, or let loose and perform, arrange, and tweak grooves on the fly from your own MIDI keyboard or controller.

Transfuser 2’s offers seamless hardware integration, and its module and parameter controls, Smart Knobs, Trigger Pads, four-octave keyboard, and crossfader are completely mappable.

Effects, Instruments, and More

In addition to its real-time audio editing functionality, Transfuser 2 comes with an array of effects, instruments, and samples. Use the Effects module to insert up to four of 20 different effects per track, including Beatcutter, Tape Delay, Pumper, Compressor, Vinyl, Filter, Spring Reverb, Distortion, and Lo-Fi. Transfuser 2 includes a polyphonic analog synthesizer and electric piano instrument for.

Transfuser 2 comes with 4.5+GB of loops and phrases that include beats, breaks, basses, acoustic and ethnic instruments, synth sounds, and more. You can also other sample libraries with Transfuser 2 by dragging and dropping your own ACID, REX, Apple Loops, AIFF, and WAV files onto its interface.


5. Creative FX Collection Plus

 
Creative FX Collection Plus
 

AIR is excited to announce the Creative FX Collection Plus.

This world-class new collection includes our twenty classic AIR FX plugins for the first time in AU/VST Formats plus eight all-new FX (AU/VST/AAX), expertly created by our team based on extensive feedback and requests from customers.

The original AIR Creative FX collection has been included as part of Pro Tools® since Version 8 and is considered the reference FX suite by some of the world’s most respected audio professionals. AIR FX has been featured in many of the last decade’s top film, game and music projects.

Each plugin has been expertly designed with ease of use in mind and will ensure professional results each time.

This exclusive and diverse collection provides all you need for creative production, mixing and mastering, including reverbs, compressors, equalizers, delays, filters and so much more.

MAIN FEATURES:

  • Unlock your creative potential with the reference FX Suite used by top professionals worldwide
  • Bring 20 highly acclaimed FX-included inside Pro Tools® for the first time—to any DAW in AU 64 and VST 32/64 formats
  • Utilize a diverse range of audio plugins for creative production, mixing, and mastering, including reverbs, compressors, equalizers, delays, filters and more!
  • Re-mastered UI Interface with support for higher resolution displays
  • Full support for Virtual Instrument Player (VIP 2.0) included with premium controllers from Akai Professional, M-Audio and Alesis
  • Full support for Akai Professionals MPC Software
  • Full support for popular DJ/Remix software Mixmeister

INCLUDED FX BREAKDOWN – Twenty Classic FX from Pro Tools (AU64, VST32, and VST64):

AIR Chorus: Lets you apply a short modulated delay to give depth and space to an audio signal.

AIR Ensemble: Lets you apply fluid, shimmering modulation effects to the audio signal.

AIR Flanger: Lets you apply a short modulating delay to the audio signal.

AIR Multi-Chorus: Plug-in that lets you apply a thick, complex Chorus effect to an audio signal.

AIR Phaser: Applies a phaser to an audio signal for that wonderful”wooshy,” “squishy” sound.

AIR Reverb: Use the Reverb effect to apply Reverb to the audio signal, creating a sense of room or space. Typically, you’ll want to use Reverb on one of the Effect Send inserts or Main Effects inserts.

AIR Non-LinearReverb: Use the Non-Linear Reverb plug-in to apply special gated or reversed Reverb effects to the audio signal, creating a synthetic, processed ambience.

AIR SpringReverb: Use the Spring Reverb plug-in for that classic spring reverb sound. Just don’t kick your computer trying to get the springs to rattle! The Spring Reverb plug-in models an analog spring reverb. An analog spring reverb is an electromechanical device much like a plate reverb.

AIR Multi-Delay: Use the Multi-Delay plug-in to apply up to five delay lines to the audio signal.

AIR DynamicDelay: Use the Dynamic Delay Plug-In for a delay line that can synchronize to the DAW session tempo and be modulated by an Envelope follower.

AIR FrequencyShifter: Use the Frequency Shifter plug-in to shift the audio signal’s individual frequencies, creating a unique effect.

AIR StereoWidth: Plug-in that you can use to create a wider stereo presence.

AIR Distortion: Instantly adds color to your audio signal with various types and varying amounts of distortion.

AIR Fuzz-Wah: Lets you add color to an audio signal with various types and varying amounts of transistor-like distortion.

AIR Lo-Fi: Plug-in that you can use to bit-crush, down-sample, clip, rectify, and mangle an input signal.

AIR Enhancer: Enhances the low and high broadband frequencies of an audio signal.

AIR KillEQ: Use the Kill EQ plug-in to zap out the Low, Mid or High broadband frequency range from an audio signal. This is a popular effect with DJs and is commonly used in electronic music production (especially in dance music).

AIR VintageFilter: Plug-in that applies a modulating, resonant filter to an audio signal. Have fun with filter sweeps or give your sounds that extra-resonant aura.

AIR FilterGate: Highly acclaimed plug-in that you can use to chop up an audio signal into staccato rhythmic patterns with variable filtering, amplitude, and panning.

AIR Talkbox: Plug-in that lets you add voice-like resonances to audio signals.

Eight all new plugins (AAX64, AU64, VST32, and VST64):

AIR Pumper: Pumper creates a rhythmic pumping effect, similar to that of sidechain compression, with an assignable speed, depth and envelope shape.

AIR Spectral: Spectral analyzes an incoming signal (its frequencies, level, MIDI notes, and other information) and determines which frequencies will and will not be part of the resynthesized output signal. Set the incoming signal with the Filter By controls, and then play with the “dissolve,” envelope, and stereo phase controls to experiment with the sound. The results may surprise you!

AIR DiffusorDelay: Delay line effect that is synchronized to your session tempo and uses an adjustable amount of diffusion, thus emulating the dissipation of echoes in reverberant space.

AIRTubeDrive: Tube Drive emulates the sound of the signal being played through a mildly “overdriven” tube amp, creating a warm, smooth-sounding distortion.

AIRCompressor: Compressor changes the dynamic range of a signal by automatically reducing its gain if it exceeds a certain level (the threshold).

AIRMaximizer: Maximizer is a limiter optimized for professional mastering.

AIRParametricEQ: Four-band parametric equalizer with four independent EQ ranges.

AIRSaturationFilter: Saturation Filter applies a filter to an incoming audio signal and then applies a selectable type of distortion,reduction, etc to that filtered signal.


6. AIR Drum Machine Pack

 
AIR Drum Machine Pack
 

This Bundle Features Drum Synth 500 & Boom!

►Drum Synth 500

Building upon Air Music Technology’s heritage of creating Strike—considered “The reference Drum Instrument” for Avid Protools—Air has teamed up with music legends Akai Professional and Alesis Drums to carry on this legacy of excellence.

In the style of the popular 500 series synth modules comes an all new software drum synthesizer that delivers full control of all electronic drum sounds in an easy-to-use, comprehensive interface.

Drum Synth 500 from AIR Music Technology has everything needed to create an endless variety of custom electronic drum sounds for all styles of music. 

MAIN FEATURES:

  • 8-channel electronic drum synthesizer with fully programmable drum sounds in the style of 500 Series rack modules.
  • Individual instrument channels for Kick, Snare, Hats, Clap, Toms, Percussion and two Sampler channels for any mono or stereo .wav audio file.
  • Load your own sounds into two separate Sampler channels, including loop, forward and reverse playback!
  • Easy to use interface with no hidden panels.
  • Randomize feature for quickly generating new electronic drum sounds with just one button press.
  • Works with any MIDI keyboard, pad controller or drum kit controller.
  • MPC Full Level and Note Repeat for each instrument channel
  • Three distortion effects (including new Bitcrusher and Decimate), 5 filters and 2 compressors per instrument channel!
  • Two reverb sends and two delay sends per instrument channel.
  • Huge Master channel includes three saturation effects, a convolution reverb, an algorithmic reverb, a stereo delay, a mono delay, a compressor and a unique Kill EQ circuit.

Drum Synth 500’s exclusive library has been produced by the sound design veterans behind the highly-acclaimed Air Music Tech Strike, Air Structure, Sonivox Big Bang, Akai Professional’s MPC and Alesis e-Drums. The goal was to provide an incredible mixture of vintage and all-new effects that pay homage to classic sounds while also pushing into new territory.

Using a MIDI keyboard, pad controller, electronic drumkit, or the user’s favorite Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software, Drum Synth 500 brings modern electronic drum sounds into musical productions or live playing.

To get you started, Drum Synth 500 gives you over 500 drum sounds, 500 drum samples, 50 drum kits and 500 MIDI drum loops which can be loaded into any DAW and used to kick-start your song or production. 

It’s a simple step to start shaping your own electronic drum sounds. Dig in deep with individual parameter control for all instruments or use our randomizer which make a drum sound for you with just one press of a button.  Advanced users will find this to be a tweaker’s paradise to produce your own one-of-a-kind sound.

Drum Synth 500 is built on powerful all-new engine for live performance or studio use.  For live performance, you can simply fire up our PC or Mac Desktop app and perform with no DAW required for distraction free performance.  For studio use, all popular plugin formats are supported.

Drum Synth 500 is packaged into a beautiful user interface with no hidden panels for quick, fun creation of your own electronic drum sounds.

You deserve your own custom drum sounds and now you have the perfect tool to create them: Drum Synth 500 from AIR Music Technology.

►Boom

Boom features a slick modern interface that pays homage to the most popular vintage drum machines of the past.

Boom is a Virtual Drum Machine.

Boom has been used on many famous projects since its launch, ranging from hit albums, feature films and radio projects.

It’s one of the most loved Pro Tools Plugins.

Boom is now available on its own by popular demand, available to anyone who demands instant creativity in AU/VST formats.

Boom includes a diverse collection of 10 different classic electronic drum kits, offering variations on the classic 808 and 909 kits, more aggressive Dance and Urban-style kits and a powerful retro style kit modeled on the concept of a ‘CR78 merged with a 606’.

Each one has been created with great attention to detail and provides serious sonic impact.

Each kit contains 10 different drums, and you can adjust the panning, volume, tuning and decay of each drum within a kit.

Each drum channel also contains a special tuning screw that can be turned to make a sonic adjustment, specific to a particular drum. This tweaking ability provides for nearly limitless possibilities with a user-friendly interface.

You can mix and match drums from different kits to make your own custom kit, and the drum sounds can be triggered individually via standard MIDI pitch mappings.

For instant inspiration, over 50 presets are included cover contemporary, classic electronic/urban musical genres.

Boom also has an on-board sequencer that enables you to create and trigger your own patterns, which can be saved and recalled as presets.

You can select different patterns using the keys along the bottom of the interface, when you’re in Pattern Select mode, and these are conveniently color ‘coded to show you how they map to a MIDI keyboard from middle ‘C’ upwards for remote selection.

The Matrix display in the top left enables you to program a pattern, but if you prefer you can also use the keys along the bottom, this time with Pattern Edit mode selected.

You’ll find some nice touches, such as the ability to copy one pattern to another, and some simple controls for adjusting the way in which the pattern plays back within your host: normal, double, half or triplet time, and there’s even a swing control mirroring classic MPC’s and other vintage drum machines/samplers.

The Riser’s Chord oscillator introduces you to an uncharted creative continent. Use it to match The Riser’s sonic structure to your song’s key (or a contrasting one) and blend it to taste; it can be as musical as you want.


7. AIR Power Pack

 
AIR Power Pack
 

This Bundle Features Hybrid 3, Velvet and Mini Grand!

►Hybrid 3 – High-Definition Virtual Synthesizer

Hybrid 3.0 is the next generation in synthesis.

This high-definition virtual synthesizer combines the coveted warmth of analog synths with a full range of futuristic digital manipulation capabilities.

The result is the best of both worlds — a virtual instrument with a comprehensive set of precisely adjustable parameters that can sound like a synth you remember or something no one has ever heard before.

Please Note: It is not a hardware synth

Main Features:

  • Six-oscillator subtractive and wavetable virtual synthesizer with 1200+ inspiring presets
  • Includes 200+ all-new sounds and 1000+ refreshed patches from Hybrid 2.0
  • Comprised of two simultaneous parts, each loaded with 3 oscillators and a sub-oscillator, filters, LFOs, envelopes, and effects for creating complex patches
  • All-new Doubling controls for quickly thickening and widening patches
  • Revamped step sequencers allow you to link steps together for rhythmic variation, syncopation, and advanced modulation patterns
  • All-new Oscillator Restart for punchy bass sounds, runs, and sequences
  • Dual series or parallel filters with vintage Voltage Controlled Filter modes for retro synth sounds
  • Flexible modulation options with 8 LFOs including Pump for the pumping-and-breathing effect
  • Comprehensive editing parameters for the ultimate in sound tweakability
  • Sample-accurate synthesis for super-fast envelopes and high-definition sound
  • Performance-driven features, including modulation matrices and multiple step sequencers for maximum playability
  • Available in VST and AAX plugin formats for both 32- and 64-bit operating systems and in AU for 64-bit operating systems

1200+ Built-In Sounds

Hybrid 3.0 comes with over 1,200 inspirational presets designed to jumpstart the creative process. Over 200 new patches, designed by the acclaimed AIR sound designers, include everything from wobbles, synth pads, arpeggios, poly synths, basses, leads, sequences, and much more.

Hybrid veterans will be pleased to find that the familiar Hybrid 2.0 presets have been completely reworked, allowing users to experience their favorite sounds with all the sonic improvements of Hybrid 3.0. If you’re prone to tweaking, Hybrid 3.0 is loaded with a comprehensive set of user-adjustable parameters that let you create unique sounds and fine-tune them to taste. With support for two simultaneous parts (i.e. a powerful combination of two separate, 3-oscillator synthesizers), you can layer, split, or spread sounds to produce deep, complex, and wide patches.

Plus, the simple patch browser makes it easy to find the preset you’re looking for and allows you to load two presets simultaneously, one into each part, for experimenting with rich timbres and playing multi-patch sounds.

Effects

Hybrid 3.0 provides two insert effect sends per part, each with more than 40 effect types, so you can quickly change the sound of a part. A separate master effects section lets you select reverb, delay, and chorus effects to enhance — or warp — any of the sounds at the patch level. Easily adjust effect parameters and sync effects to a chosen tempo.

►Velvet 2

Five Legendary Electric Pianos

Velvet is a virtual electronic piano that combines five legendary electric pianos from the 60s and 70s into one versatile instrument.

Based on the Fender Rhodes Suitcase, Fender Rhodes MK I and MK II Stage Pianos, Wurlitzer 200A and Hohner Pianet-T, Velvet accurately emulates the sound quality, response, and nuances of each original instrument to bring your piano tracks to life.

Additionally, Velvet features a pallet of onboard effects and allows you to control every aspect of the sound for unparalleled realism: turn up the tube drive controls in the preamp section to warm up your tone; adjust the timbre, dynamic response, and velocity curve to customize the playing feel; and mix in the sound of pedal and other keyboard mechanical noises to recreate an authentic electric piano track.

Tap Into Timeless Sounds Using proprietary dynamic modeling, a unique combination of optimized sampling and modeling techniques, Velvet is capable of producing highly realistic recreations of classic electric piano sounds with superior fidelity and dynamic response.

Additionally, Velvet features the revolutionary Vintage Mode that allows you to tap into the timeless sounds heard on countless classic recordings. Vintage Mode intelligently tweaks the timbre setting to readjust the sonic character of Velvet to match these electric pianos from the past. With the Vintage Mode, you can sound just like your favorite electric piano players.

MAIN FEATURES:

  • A virtual electronic piano instrument with built-in effects that captures the character and response five legendary instruments
  • Realistic emulations of five Fender, Wurlizter, and Hohner electric pianos:
    • Fender Rhodes® Suitcase
    • Fender Rhodes MK I Stage Piano
    • Fender Rhodes MK II Stage Piano
    • Wurlitzer® 200A
    • Hohner® Pianet-T
  • Dynamic modeling and proprietary engine deliver unprecedented sound quality and dynamic response
  • Tweak the timbre, dynamic response, and velocity curve of each model
  • Mix in the sound of the keyboard and pedal noise for mechanical realism
  • Powerful preamp section with tube overdrive and compression for a crunchy tone
  • Onboard 3-band EQ with a parametric mid band for quick tone shaping
  • Authentic tremolo and autopan effects deliver classic expression
  • Vintage distortion, wah/filter, modulation, and amplifier effects
  • High-quality reverb effects include Ambience, Spring, and Room settings
  • Delay effects featuring a classic tape echo
  • MIDI Learn functionality allows easy mapping to MIDI controllers
  • 350 ready-to-play presets that can be tweaked to your taste
  • Intuitive graphic user interface reminiscent of each classic electric piano

Classic Effects

Velvet features a built-in preamp and an array of effects to add crunch, ambience, or tremolo to your electric piano track. Its powerful preamp section includes tube overdrive, compression, and a custom 3-band EQ with a parametric mid band to shape your sound.

Process your sound further using a wide range of distortion, wah/filter, chorus, flanger, phaser, and tape delay effects to emulate a vintage sound or forge something new.

The Ambience, Spring, and Room reverbs can add an expansive ambience to create otherworldly effects, or a small room reverb to add a bit of color to your performance. You can also add tremolo and autopan effects; the former is modeled after those on the original electric pianos.

Professional Presets

Velvet includes 350+ professional presets meticulously programmed by AIR Music Technology’s sound designers that make it easy to call up authentic electric piano sounds.

You can even create your own unique presets by dialing into Velvet’s powerful controls.

The graphic user interface is reminiscent of vintage electric pianos, and its controls are modeled after the originals, allowing you to easily modify sounds at the twist of a knob or notch of a slider.

►Mini Grand

There’s an old American joke that goes like this: “Everyone laughed when I sat down at the piano.”

We’ll never let that happen to you!

MAIN FEATURES:

  • Premium quality piano samples
  • 7 selectable piano models covering a wide range of piano sounds
  • Re-pedaling technology, recreating super realistic string resonance behavior
  • Built in room simulation
  • Equal and stretched tuning available

The piano—perhaps more than any other single instrument—conveys the whole range of musical thoughts and emotions like nothing else can.

Whether you’re the next Evgeny Kissin bringing the crowd to their feet at the conclusion of a stirring rendition of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2, or Herbie Hancock laying down the funk on Watermelon Man or Monte Neuble making Rihanna’s music explode on the stage, it’s our mission to give you the creative tools you need to reach heights you never thought you could reach.

We made this for you.

Mini Grand is a simple to use yet powerful virtual piano instrument with seven different acoustic piano sounds to suit a broad range of musical styles and production needs.


8. AIR Essential Synths Pack

 
AIR Essential Synths Pack
 

This Bundle Features Vacuum Pro, Loom 2, and The Riser!

►Vacuum Pro

Analog Just Got Warmer

Vacuum Pro is a virtual polyphonic analog synthesizer with vacuum tube circuit modeling that perfectly captures the crunchy, warm sound of the analog era.

With four analog oscillators, multiple filters and envelopes, and built-in audio effects, Vacuum Pro lets you dive deep into subtractive synthesis to recreate those sought-after analog sounds from the 70s and 80s.

Tweak the switches, knobs, and dials to program anything from basses, leads, pads, or unique sound effects.

For even more warmth, Vacuum Pro has six virtual vacuum tube circuits that add crunch and grit at every stage of the signal path. Analog just got a whole lot warmer.

Important Note: Vacuum Pro is a VST/AU plugin, It is not a hardware synth.

Features:

  • A four-oscillator polyphonic analog synthesizer with vacuum tube circuit modeling
  • Super-wide, fat, and organic analog sound captures the character of classic synthesizers
  • Two individual synthesizer parts for huge, stacked sounds
  • 350+ tweakable patches programmed by legendary sound designers
  • Smart Sound Randomizer dials in settings to user-defined parameters
  • 8 Smart Knobs for easy programming and macro control over key parameters
  • Economy mode reduces the load on the host processor with minimal impact on the sound
  • 64-bit plugin: VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX formats
  • This is an Audio Plugin – It REQUIRES a HOST Software

Vintage Vibes

Vacuum Pro is a powerful combination of two separate synthesizer parts that can be stacked, split, and layered to produce big, wide, and fat analog sounds.

Each Vacuum Pro part starts with two wide-range, vacuum tube oscillators that can be synched, detuned, and set to various octave levels. Plus, Quad Detune controls per oscillator make it easy to quickly dial in lush sounds.

For an even bigger sound, the built-in Doubling effect instantly widens and thickens up your patch. Shape your sound with two vacuum tube filters that include a traditional low-pass filter and a selectable high-pass/band-pass filter. Vacuum Pro also has four envelope generators, matrix-assignable modulation, and a tempo sync’d LFO. The mixer offers a drive circuit and a tone-warping ring modulator.

For authentic analog behavior, the Age controls let you manipulate the drift of and add dust to your sounds. 

Programming Powerhouse

Vacuum Pro comes complete with 350+ tweakable patches created by acclaimed sound designers Richard Devine and Mark Ovenden. You can load these patches separately into each Vacuum Pro part to combine and experiment with multi-timbral sounds. For instant sound inspiration, Vacuum Pro features Smart Sound Randomization, which randomly generates new settings for either part or both.

Define which modules you want to lock at their current settings, which will be randomized, and then let Smart Sound dial in a patch for you.

Global Control

Vacuum Pro’s Smart page condenses all the individual parameter controls into eight macro knobs that enable you to quickly shape the sound of your patch without extensive tweaking. Macro knobs such as Punch, Emphasis, and Complexity add an intuitive workflow for perfecting your programming.

Switch back and forth between the micro and macro modes to quickly edit or create your own custom sounds.

Extra Effects

In addition to its authentic analog sound, Vacuum Pro includes a host of creative tools that are characteristic of classic analog synthesizers.

An onboard arpeggiator, which can be tempo sync’d to your DAW, offers a quick way to build melodic runs and short sequences.

A built-in chorus/phaser and delay effects give life and motion to your Vacuum Pro patches. Onscreen pitch bend and modulation wheels add extra expression to any performance, and all parameters are MIDI-mappable for performance ease and automated control.

►Loom II – Modular Additive Synthesizer

Explore Additive Synthesis

Loom II is a major upgrade to the original, pushing the boundaries of additive synthesis. Loom II is ideal for all skill levels.

Mix & Match Modules

Loom II delivers up to 512 harmonic partials per patch and uses an intuitive modular design to create complex sounds quickly and easily.

Each of the 34 editable modules performs a specific sonic task—Octaver, Second Tone, Moving Filter, Noise, Linear Lowpass, Modulator, etc.

The Loom II framework provides a series of cells, where up to 10 of these modules can interact combine to generate an additive synthesis patch. Each module includes task-specific parameters for detailed, individual control of the patch.

For real-time visual feedback of your sound, each module includes a spectrum window, offering a visual indication of how that module is affecting the individual harmonics of the sound.

In Loom II we have added four new powerful modules:

  • 5-Sines – An easy-to-use module enabling you to produce a range of organ or sine style sounds.
  • Discrete Adder – Similar to Loom 1’s popular adder, but adding a discrete spectrum ideal for creating percussion-based synth instruments.
  • Hype – adding Hi and Low Hype with dedicated easy-to-use controls for instant results.
  • Double Wave – for our more advanced users: Use dual waves to create complex synth patterns. We have also added a dedicated control for this in the Morph pad.

Make Your Music Move

Loom II’s Morph Pad is a powerful tool that adds dynamics and movement to your patches. Using a condensed set of control knobs, Loom II enables you to quickly create up to four variations of your sound, and assign each one to different quadrant of the Morph Pad. Point, click, and drag anywhere on the Morph Pad to create a morph path.

As the sound moves along this patch, you will hear it morph in real time between your four variations. This morphing can be free-form, or set to sync up to a particular musical unit—1 bar, 4 bars, etc.

Plus, each segment of the morph path can be synced individually. In Loom II, we have expanded our highly-acclaimed morph pad by allowing Points/Paths to be stored and restored separately. We have also added a new X-Axis mode enabling it to perform like an envelope, which is ideal for rhythmical morph patterns.

For this new mode Snap/Grid is also available. Additionally, for expanded creativity you can now use parameters not linked to the Morph.

►The Riser – Synth-based Transition Designer

Stops Hearts. Tops Charts.
The Riser is an all-new instrument for designing musical transitions of epic proportions. A powerful, synth-based instrument, The Riser features all of the tools you need to compose heart-stopping transitions in one intuitive user-interface. In seconds, you can construct rises, falls, swells, fades, and more, based on our coveted sound synthesis technology.

For instant inspiration, The Riser includes 300 pro-grade presets that you can edit, deconstruct, copy, mangle, and implement into your tracks.

Transitions add suspense, hype, drama, and movement to your music. Cymbal swells and reversed instruments were go-to transitions for years, until the DAW pioneered fast and flexible audio editing, paving the way for complex sound effects.

When combined with synths and other audio shaping tools, transitions completed their metamorphosis from science to art. Until now, this process has convoluted and time-intensive, taking attention away from the overall project itself. The composer spent more time trying to get plugins, virtual sample players, hardware effects, sound modules, and other gear to play nice with each other – and that was before hitting “record”.

Features:

  • Transition designer optimized for electronic music production, scoring, and remix work
  • 3 editable oscillators; sweep, noise, and chord
  • 3 LFOs; free-running, tempo-synced, and Pumper
  • 23 filter types including multi-pole and phase shift
  • 300 professionally designed, editable presets
  • Randomizer generates patches at the click of a button
  • Invert mode creates complementary patches by instantly changing transition direction
  • Easy MIDI-Learn Mode; just click and twist to assign parameters to your favorite MIDI controller hardware
  • Pumper effect creates pulsating movement
  • Configurable delay and reverb with wet/dry processing; 4 reverb types
  • Adjustable panning movements and master stereo width control
  • 64-bit AU; 32- and 64-bit VST/AAX; Mac or Windows

A 3-for-All
Featuring the most powerful and musical virtual synthesis available, The Riser can be used to create classic transitions or effects never-before-heard by human ears. The core of The Riser’s mojo are three continuously variable oscillators; sweep, noise and chord. Each oscillator features a dedicated Filter send and graphical parameter depiction. 

Sweep – featuring volume, frequency and oscillator shape – dictates the direction and progression of the transition. Create rises, falls, stops, and swells with audible and visible feedback.

Providing volume, shape, and pitch controls, the Noise oscillator infuses texture into your transition. Start shaping to add grit, bite, hiss, punch, and more to the effect.

The Riser’s Chord oscillator introduces you to an uncharted creative continent. Use it to match The Riser’s sonic structure to your song’s key (or a contrasting one) and blend it to taste; it can be as musical as you want.


9. Xpand!2

 
Xpand!2
 

Four on the Floor

Xpand!2 is a multitimbral workstation offering four active sound slots, or parts, per patch. Each part is provided with its own MIDI channel, Note Range (Zone), Mix, Arpeggiation, Modulation, and Effects settings—an excellent method for creating individual parts.

Harnessing the four parts together to build one amazing Patch is where Xpand!2 reveals its true power. The Voice Mode for each part can be set to polyphonic or monophonic.

Polyphonic parts can have up to 64 voices; monophonic parts offer First, Last, Highest, or Lowest priority making it easy to designate a bass, lead, or solo instrument.

    • This is an Audio Plugin – It REQUIRES a HOST Software
    • THIS PRODUCT REQUIRES THE USE OF ILOK

MAIN FEATURES:

  • Four-channel multitimbral operation
  • Up to four stereo instrument parts per patch
  • Up to 64 voices per part; Mono or Poly voice modes
  • Smart Knobs provide intuitive sound editing
  • Easy Edit Knobs control the entire patch at once
  • Two digital effects processors; 50 editable effect types
  • Individual arpeggiation control for each part
  • Multiple sound generation engines:
  • Subtractive Synthesis
  • FM Synthesis
  • Tonewheels
  • Sample Playback
  • 2500+ total presets

Sounds Galore

Using everything from wavetables and FM synthesis to sample playback, the expert sound design team at Air Music Tech has carefully created thousands of ready-to-play Xpand!2 patches.

Creating your own is easy, too. Parts can be quickly browsed and are conveniently sorted into 29 categories, offering a simple path to find just what you’re looking for.

Smart Knobs and Easy Edits

Six smart knobs are provided for custom-tweaking your Xpand!2 sounds. Each knob changes function depending on the part selected, offering hands-on control of the most critical sound elements.

Select the Easy mode, and all six knobs now control all four of the common parts in a patch simultaneously for quickly performing those crucial edits.

And of course, all of your edits can be saved for instant recall.

Major Modulation

Express yourself with powerful performance features! Pitch Bend wheel and Aftertouch (pressure) modulation assignments can be made independently for each part.

Modulation rates can be tempo sync’d or free-wheeling. Numerous modulation destinations are provided, and the WAVE destination parameters are different from part to part, providing unique Xpand!2 sound-shaping capabilities.

Advanced Arpeggiation

Keep things moving with advanced arpeggiation. Simply set the Rate—including dotted and triplet values—and then select the Mode.

Using the Latch switch allows the arpeggiator to continue to play, even when your hands leave the keyboard. Each Xpand!2 part is provided with its own arpeggiator.

Many parts such as Action Pads and Loops will automatically activate the Arpeggiator, as it forms an integral part of the sound.

Dynamic Effects Duo

Xpand!2 includes two independent effect processors with fifty studio-grade effects, ranging from rich reverbs to the mind-bending Chaos Delay.

When selecting a new effect type, Xpand!2 will instantly change the edit knob functions to provide accurate control of every effect. The output of FX1 can be fed into the input of FX2 to create advanced “cascade-style” effects.


10. Hybrid 3

 
Hybrid 3
 

Hybrid 3.0 is the next generation in synthesis.

This high-definition virtual synthesizer combines the coveted warmth of analog synths with a full range of futuristic digital manipulation capabilities.

The result is the best of both worlds — a virtual instrument with a comprehensive set of precisely adjustable parameters that can sound like a synth you remember or something no one has ever heard before.

Please Note: It is not a hardware synth

Main Features:

  • Six-oscillator subtractive and wavetable virtual synthesizer with 1200+ inspiring presets
  • Includes 200+ all-new sounds and 1000+ refreshed patches from Hybrid 2.0
  • Comprised of two simultaneous parts, each loaded with 3 oscillators and a sub-oscillator, filters, LFOs, envelopes, and effects for creating complex patches
  • All-new Doubling controls for quickly thickening and widening patches
  • Revamped step sequencers allow you to link steps together for rhythmic variation, syncopation, and advanced modulation patterns
  • All-new Oscillator Restart for punchy bass sounds, runs, and sequences
  • Dual series or parallel filters with vintage Voltage Controlled Filter modes for retro synth sounds
  • Flexible modulation options with 8 LFOs including Pump for the pumping-and-breathing effect
  • Comprehensive editing parameters for the ultimate in sound tweakability
  • Sample-accurate synthesis for super-fast envelopes and high-definition sound
  • Performance-driven features, including modulation matrices and multiple step sequencers for maximum playability
  • Available in VST and AAX plugin formats for both 32- and 64-bit operating systems and in AU for 64-bit operating systems

1200+ Built-In Sounds

Hybrid 3.0 comes with over 1,200 inspirational presets designed to jumpstart the creative process. Over 200 new patches, designed by the acclaimed AIR sound designers, include everything from wobbles, synth pads, arpeggios, poly synths, basses, leads, sequences, and much more.

Hybrid veterans will be pleased to find that the familiar Hybrid 2.0 presets have been completely reworked, allowing users to experience their favorite sounds with all the sonic improvements of Hybrid 3.0. If you’re prone to tweaking, Hybrid 3.0 is loaded with a comprehensive set of user-adjustable parameters that let you create unique sounds and fine-tune them to taste. With support for two simultaneous parts (i.e. a powerful combination of two separate, 3-oscillator synthesizers), you can layer, split, or spread sounds to produce deep, complex, and wide patches.

Plus, the simple patch browser makes it easy to find the preset you’re looking for and allows you to load two presets simultaneously, one into each part, for experimenting with rich timbres and playing multi-patch sounds.

High-Definition Oscillators

With three versatile oscillators and a sub oscillator per part, Hybrid 3.0 is capable of stacking multiple oscillators together for huge pads, leads, basses, and more. Two multifunctional oscillators can recreate the classic subtractive-synthesis waveforms for a dose of analog nostalgia. In addition, these oscillators feature algorithms for digital wavetables. As a result, users can choose from nine different modes, including the Multi-Square waveform, Saw Sync, Saw Cross Modulation (which modulates the pitch of a saw wave with the output of a triangle wave for complex tones), Saw Multi (a stack of seven saws in unison), Square Sync, Square Cross Modulation, Square Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), and Wavetable.

Hybrid 3.0 offers 100 wavetables with up to 64 single-cycle waveforms each. A third oscillator includes saw, square, or triangle waves, plus a noise generator and a sub oscillator for deep bass effects.

Dual Filtering and Saturation Modes

Hybrid 3.0 features two multi-mode filters that can run in series or in parallel. In addition, the filters can be assigned one per channel to the stereo outputs, or set so that Oscillator 1 feeds Filter 1, with the remaining Oscillators being routed to Filter 2. Both of the filters offer your choice of DCF (Digitally Controlled Filter) or VCF models. The vintage Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) makes it easier than ever to achieve those fat, retro synth sounds of the ’70s and ’80s. This sound filter brings the legendary soft and fat warmth of classic analog synth hardware filters to Hybrid 3.0.

Use the revolutionary multimode filters to control the tone color of a part by removing or accenting certain frequencies. Choose from an extensive collection of 23 modes. Then dial in the filter cut-off, velocity, and key tracking. Use the resonance dial to change the tone from a nasal sound to a ringing tone by emphasizing frequencies around the cut-off and generating self-oscillation. A blend of the third oscillator and noise generator can serve as an audio modulation source for filter cut-off, producing distinctive electronic audio effects.

To add some serious edge, adjust the filter saturation. Hybrid 3.0 offers the original Overdrive filter, which creates a soft tube-like clipping and includes five additional filter saturation modes: Distort, which creates a harder, brighter clipping; Hard Clip, which creates a very hard and bright transistor-like clipping; Rectify, which creates a gentle distortion that retains the character of the input signal; Bit Crush, which creates deliberate aliasing by reducing the bit depth; and Resample, which creates deliberate aliasing by reducing the sample rate.

LFOs

Hybrid 3.0 includes four LFOs per part: two monophonic, one polyphonic, and one special Pump LFO. Use the LFOs to modulate pitch, loudness, or cut-off to produce vibrato, tremolo, or electronic sweeps. Choose from eight modulation types, ranging from sine and triangle waves to random, “drift,” and sample-and-hold modulation.

Change the depth, rate, phase, and sync mode to quickly and dramatically alter the sound. Pump is a special type of envelope that simulates studio side-chaining to create the pumping-and-breathing effect. In the case of Hybrid 3.0, this rhythmic effect can be applied to much more than the overall mix. The Pump LFO can be routed to create a rhythmic effect on a variety of specific parameters, such as pitch or filter settings.

Envelope Editors

Use the four envelope editors to easily sculpt the filter, amplitude, and any two other modulation envelopes. Adjust velocity, attack, decay, and key tracking, and then type in the envelope rate.

Hype Algorithm

New to Hybrid 3.0 is Hype, a quick way of enhancing the low- or high- end of any patch. Beef up wobbles, basses, and kick-drum sounds with deep, sub-bass by adjusting the Hype Low parameter, or turn up Hype High to polish off the high end with shimmer and sparkle; the latter sounds great on pads, strings, brass, and percussive sounds.

Doubling

Hybrid 3.0 offers a new way of making your patches sound enormous. Two Doubling knobs, one for each part, are built into the Common tab for additional widening and thickening. Turn up the Doubling knobs to full for a dramatic response or mix it in subtly for a slight thickening effect.

Performance-Oriented Features

Whether you use it in the studio or in a live situation, Hybrid 3.0 is built to perform. Use the step sequencers for arpeggiation or phrase generation. Set the modulation matrix to easily map modulations from sources to destinations. And set up “morph” groups to modify sounds on the fly, from the interface or a MIDI controller.

Step Sequencers

Hybrid 3.0’s onboard 16-step sequencers have been revamped for more programming and sequencing flexibility. Now, steps can be linked together to vary sequencer rhythm, manipulate note dynamics, and create advanced modulation patterns.

Like before, both step sequencers can function as a composition tool or an extra modulation source, making it easy to create patches that move and evolve. You can set note values, velocity, and modulation, and then pick from nine playback options to use the sequencer as a step sequence, arpeggiator, or MIDI phrase generator. Plus, you can even import your own MIDI phrases for complete customization.

Modulation Matrices

Hybrid 3.0 also offers flexible and easy-to-use modulation matrices with 16 assignable modulation sources and more than 20 destinations each. Assign modulations to an oscillator or filter. Hybrid 3.0 allows multiple assignments of sources and destinations, all with adjustable intensities.

Morph Groups

With Hybrid 3.0, you can assign any rotary control or fader on the plugin’s interface to one of the four “morph” groups. Assign pan, filter, or amplifier envelopes to a morph group to alter sounds from your controller while recording or playing live. Each morph group can control several parameters simultaneously. You, in turn, can control morph groups from the dials on the interface or from a MIDI controller.

Effects

Hybrid 3.0 provides two insert effect sends per part, each with more than 40 effect types, so you can quickly change the sound of a part. A separate master effects section lets you select reverb, delay, and chorus effects to enhance — or warp — any of the sounds at the patch level. Easily adjust effect parameters and sync effects to a chosen tempo.

Seamless DAW Integration

Hybrid 3.0 is available in VST and AAX plugin formats for both 32- and 64-bit operating systems and in AU for 64-bit operating systems. With its rich set of analog and digital sounds and a large array of adjustable parameters, Hybrid 3.0 gives musicians, arrangers, composers, and sound designers the qualities and character of a unique hardware synthesizer with the convenience and flexibility of an integrated plugin.

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