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AKAI VIP 3.1 Plus

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AKAI VIP 3.1 Plus

AKAI’s award-winning VIP is the first and only music software that enables you to control your entire VST instrument and FX library directly from any keyboard. Switch patches from all your VST's in one place, instantly access pre-mapped plugin parameters for hands-on knob tweaking, customise pre-set loading from multiple VST's using set-lists, and much more.

VIP extends the capabilities beyond what any DAW offers by empowering you to quickly create and play “multis.” A multi allows you to combine up to 8 patches from 1 or more plugins, with the ability to layer, mix and pan these patches all at once.

VIP software users can also create set-lists that provide on-demand access to your customised instruments for stage performance and studio work. By simply pressing a single button on any Keyboard, you can adapt to song changes as the live performance progresses-without ever reaching for your computer. That's what you want!

VIP also brings you an intelligent patch browser that works across all your VST instruments to let you quickly find sounds based on instrument type, timbre, style or articulation, or simply explore patches you never knew you had!

You'll also love VIP's facilities for browsing, key zone splitting, layering of up to 8 instruments per VIP instance, expansive custom mapping capabilities, and support for any VSTi plugin. You can run as many instances of the Virtual Instrument Player as your computer allows.

VIP is ideal for live performance and a Standalone App with a built in Digital Mixer.  It also runs as a VSTi, AU, or AAX plugin, allowing you access to VSTi's in virtually any DAW, such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro X and Ableton Live.

Key Features:

  • Plays virtually every VST-compatible plugin and effects unit.
  • Operates as a standalone virtual instrument and effects player or as a plugin within any AU, VST or AAX compatible DAW.
  • Organises user’s plugin collection with intuitive browsing by plugin, artist collection, instrument type, timbre and more.
  • Includes an Effects Browser allowing users to browse effects by type and audition across multiple plugins with a single click.
  • Access, edit and mix up to 8 virtual instruments at one time in a Multi.
  • Expanded Multi mixer includes insert effects, send effects, bus tracks and a master output channel strip for total routing control.
  • Effects Stacks combine multiple effects into re-usable patches, accessible in the patch list for easy selection and auditioning.
  • New | VIPMS - The VIP Native Plugin Map Standard allows 3rd party virtual instrument and effect developers to produce their own plugin maps for enhanced VIP integration and opening their plugins to the superior workflow offered by VIP – Will support entire EastWest Creative cloud at launch.
  • New | MIDI Learn functionality seamlessly maps the controls of any VIP-compatible keyboard (knobs, encoders, faders, buttons) to VIP’s parameters with an ever-growing library of MIDI controller mappings for AKAI and M-Audio controller keyboards included.
  • New | Pad Chord Progressions - Play factory or user defined chord progressions using a VIP-enabled keyboard controller’s pads.
  • New | Key Control Modes: Play scales, harmonised chords or chord progressions from a VIP keyboard or MIDI keyboard.

AIR Music Included Plugins:

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.

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.
  • Upgrade and receive eight additional all new audio effects in our Creative FX Collection Plus in 64-bit AAX, AU and VST formats! (VST 32-bit also available).
  • Twenty Classic FX compatible with AU 64 and VST 32/64 only (AAX version available in AIR Creative Collection from AVID).
  • Eight all-new FX compatible with AU 64, AAX 64 and VST 32/64.

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.

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

Features:

  • A virtual electronic piano instrument with built-in effects that captures the character and response five legendary instruments.
  • 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.

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.

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.

Hybrid 3 + Expansions

The Next Generation in Synthesis

Hybrid 3.1 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.

Toolroom Records Expansion Packs Included:

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.

Vacuum Pro

Analog Just Got Warmer

Vacuum Pro is a 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.

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.

Xpand!2

Air Music Technology originally created Xpand! as part of the Creative Collection of instrument plug-ins included as part of Avid™ Pro Tools™. With the release of Pro Tools 8, this widely popular workstation was given new controls, improved features, an additional Gigabyte of sounds, and a new name: Xpand!2. As the popularity of Pro Tools grew, more and more musicians and producers came to rely on the incredible sonic firepower of this amazing workstation. Xpand!2 continued to evolve, and demand grew. Finally, Xpand!2 is now available on its own, available to anyone who hungers for the finest sounds instantly.

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.

Loom

Explore Additive Synthesis

Loom is an award-winning modular additive synthesizer with a shape-shifting Morph Pad that makes it easy to create rich, swirling, and captivating sounds. Loom takes a unique modular approach to additive synthesis, a synthesis technique that involves combining simple waveforms together to create complex sounds, by allowing anyone to select from and combine 30 editable modules. Create anything from wobbles, ethereal pads, ambient soundscapes, and much more. The programmable Morph Pad brings your Loom patches to life by morphing between user-defined variations of your patch, adding motion and momentum that continues to evolve.

Features:

  • A modular additive synthesizer with a sound-shifting Morph Pad.
  • 30 editable sound modules; freely combinable in 10 cells.
  • Morph Pad enables point-and-click sound morphing.
  • 350+ patches programmed by legendary sound designers.
  • Smart Sound Randomizer to quickly design unique sounds.
  • Economy mode reduces the load on the host processor with minimal impact on the sound.
  • 64-bit plugin: VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX formats.

System Requirements

AKAI VIP Plus

  • 2 GB free disk space for basic installation
  • 20GB free disk space for Optional Plus upgrade content installation
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • Multi-core CPU
  • 1280 x 768 pixel screen resolution
  • Mac OS X 10.8 or later
  • Windows 7 or later, w/ latest version of Microsoft .NET

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