AIR Music Tech: 7 new plug-ins in one fell swoop ·
Source: AIR Music Tech
AIR Music Tech has released seven new plug-ins at once: Hype, Solina, Odyssey, Mellotron, Electric, TubeSynth and Bassline. If these names sound familiar, it’s not just because some of them mimic classic synths. Their sound engines were taken directly from the new AKAI and Force MPCs. The new virtual instruments make them available on macOS and Windows for the first time.
AIR Music Tech launches seven new plug-ins
AIR Music Tech brings seven instruments originally developed for the current AKAI MPC and Force series to the desktop platform. All are available as plug-ins and standalone versions, so you can play them without a DAW using a USB or Bluetooth controller. AIR Music Tech says the plug-ins are compatible with both MPC and Force versions, so swapping presets shouldn’t be a problem.
Hype Hybrid Synthesizer
Undoubtedly, the most interesting instrument among the novelties is Infatuation, a hybrid synth with four sound engines. In addition to FM synthesis and wavetables, Hype offers sample-based and virtual analog synthesis. It comes with 1500 presets and offers six macro controls for easy editing and control. Needless to say, Hype also includes a bunch of different effects.
Classic synths and keyboards
Solina is of course based on the iconic string machine and features six instruments with independent controls. Odyssey was created in collaboration with WayOutWare and delivers the sounds of the ARP Odyssey. Mellotron features six tape sets with classic Mellotron sounds such as flute, choir or strings. And Electric includes a selection of classic electric piano sounds like Rhodes, Wurlitzer and an FM variant.
TubeSynth is a VA synth with three oscillators, unison, ring modulation, two LFOs and a filter which is an evolution of Vacuum Pro. It offers polyphonic sliding, built-in effects and 300 presets.
bass line emulates the sounds of classic monophonic synths. According to AIR Music Tech, it uses an evolution of the Vacuum engine to emulate the warm sounds of the analog era.
While most of these emulations have already been made by other manufacturers, AIR Music Tech’s new plug-ins focus on easy-to-use interfaces and fast results. All in all, I’d say they’re definitely worth a look, especially if you’re already using their MPC and Force counterparts and want to use those sounds in your DAW as well.
AIR Music Tech Plugins Price and Compatibility
New AIR Music Tech plug-ins work on macOS 10.10 or higher and Windows 7 or more. They are available in VST, VST3, AU, AAX and autonomous versions. Introductory prices range from €39.99 to €99.99. AIR says regular prices will be €49.99 to €124.99.