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AIR Expanded

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The all-in-one composers toolkit!”

In A.I.R. Expanded sample programming and user interface have been completely redesigned and enhanced from the ground up with five independent screens of more than 40 assignable effects and performance parameters. In addition, Sample Logic has meticulously revamped every original A.I.R. instrument and introduced a whole new collection of performance-ready instruments and multis.
A.I.R. Expanded blends the three essential building blocks of music (Ambience, Impacts, and Rhythms) into one score-effectual toolkit. Powered by NI´s Kontakt Player, this extensive 6 GB virtual instrument contains over 900 award-winning instruments and multis that include atmospheric soundscapes, impactual transitions, tempo-synced rhythmic loops and much more…

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  • Over 900 Instruments
  • 35 production ready multis
  • Tons of Killer Combinations that Combine Several Ambiences with Impacts and Rhythms
  • Customizable user interface with 40 onscreen effects & parameters, including an arpeggiator


A.I.R. covers all the bases, from sci-fi, piercing, distorted tensions, and chilling action sounds to light, sacred, and spiritual atmospheres. This library truly is “The all-in-one composers toolkit!”

* Media-Packs can be ordered additionally to a download-license only!

 

 

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Flag DEspaceTestbericht in Beat 04-2010 Bewertung 5,5 von 6 Punkten!


Der Name AIR steht bei der gleichnamigen Klangbibliothek von Sample Logic nicht etwa für heiße Luft, sondern für „Ambience, Impacts und Rhythms“. Auf den Käufer warten auf zwei DVDs ganze 6 GB an Klangmaterial, darunter über dreihundert Ambientinstrumente, einige davon mit kürzeren Variationen. Die Kategorie „Impacts“ beinhaltet hingegen hundert zum Teil auch chromatisch spielbare perkussive Instrumente sowie Drumkits, während sich im Ordner „Rhythms“ dreihundert perkussive Loops finden, die automatisch zum Hosttempo synchronisiert werden. Hier ist es spannend, diese auch einmal wesentlich tiefer oder höher als die Originaltonhöhe des Samples zu spielen. Einen guten Startpunkt für eigene Kompositionen stellen die sogenannten „Combination Patterns“ dar, die mehrere Sounds in einem Klangprogramm vereinen. Positiv fällt die sinnvolle Sortierung der Klänge in verschiedene Unterkategorien auf. Darüber hinaus enthält die Bedienungsanleitung anschauliche Beschreibungen der verschiedenen Kategorien, sodass man schnell Sounds findet, die den gewünschten Klangattributen entsprechen. Die angepasste Oberfläche des Kontakt Player 2 beherbergt eine ADSR-Hüllkurve, ein Tief- und Hochpass-sowie ein Resonatorfilter sowie die Effekte Phaser, Reverb und Delay. Abgesehen vom Delay, bei dem man auch die Verzögerungszeit und das Feedback einstellen kann, sind die Effekte ausschließlich in der Intensität regelbar – es sei denn, man besitzt eine Vollversion von Kontakt.

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Insbesondere Ambient- und Filmmusiker werden mit AIR bestens bedient. Die Bibliothek wird dabei ihrem hohem Anspruch gerecht, durch ausgezeichnet klingende, direkt spielbare Instrumente zu inspirieren. Eindrucksvoll ist auch die enorme Klangpalette des Instruments, die düstere Dronen, Sphärenklänge, wuchtige Schläge, abgefahrene Soundeffekte und energiegeladene Rhythmen abdeckt.

Bewertung: 5,5 von 6 Punkten!


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A rather impressive sounding strap-line claims that Ambience Impacts Rhythms (AIR) is an 'All-in-one composer's toolkit'. I'd prefer to have a few more tools than this in my arsenal, but I'd happily include AIR as one of them, because it does what it aims to do with aplomb. AIR is aimed primarily at media composers (film, TV, computer games, web sites, and so on) and it offers them a good combination of contemporary sounds (think of the dark swirling ambiences, tension-building rhythms and deep metallic clangs of CSI New York, or of the granular synth madness of Native Instruments' Absynth).

The front end is the familiar Native Instruments' Kontakt Player, though you can also load instruments into the full version of Kontakt, to manipulate things with its much deeper functionality. The sounds themselves are divided into three main categories which, not surprisingly, are the Ambiences, Impacts, and Rhythms from which AIR gets its name. Within each category is a series of sub-folders, each containing well-named patches. Given that these sounds are not designed to emulate any recognisable acoustic instrument, this categorisation shows good sense and makes locating your sounds intuitive. In fact, most of the time I was able to select a sound that was somewhere near suitable for my test composition without difficulty.

The samples have been mapped to take advantage of the Kontakt engine's tempo-matching functionality. This allows instant gratification, as you can pick any two or three sounds and they will gel seamlessly to the tempo of your host sequencer (or, in stand-alone mode, the master tempo of Kontakt Player). This means that it is possible to conjure up an atmosphere track with only two or three sounds, and with only two or three keys pressed down on your keyboard. Even if this isn't your final composition it will certainly help you to keep the ideas flowing, or help narrow down the brief from your client, thus avoiding nasty surprises later on.

While it is aimed at composers, AIR will have broader appeal, particularly for electronica artists. As well as some powerful bass sounds and the generous array of infectious rhythms, you can find plenty of good modern and retro-trance sounds here to tingle your tastebuds — think Orbital, Underworld and the like (a good thing, in my book!).

Of course, similar sounds are achievable if you have time, patience and a suitable selection of synths. Arguably, some of the joy of the creative process is bypassed by having ready-made sounds so easily available. However, this library is about the speed and ease with which you can knock together a useable tune, without sacrificing on quality of results: for me, it achieves on all these fronts and I don't know of another library that does this in quite the same intuitive way."

5 STARS Review: AMBIENCE IMPACTS RHYTHMS  Sound on Sound A rather impressive sounding strap-line claims that Ambience Impacts Rhythms (AIR) is an 'All-in-one composer's toolkit'. I'd prefer to have a few more tools than this in my arsenal, but I'd happily include AIR as one of them, because it does what it aims to do with aplomb. AIR is aimed primarily at media composers (film, TV, computer games, web sites, and so on) and it offers them a good combination of contemporary sounds (think of the dark swirling ambiences, tension-building rhythms and deep metallic clangs of CSI New York, or of the granular synth madness of Native Instruments' Absynth).

The front end is the familiar Native Instruments' Kontakt Player, though you can also load instruments into the full version of Kontakt, to manipulate things with its much deeper functionality. The sounds themselves are divided into three main categories which, not surprisingly, are the Ambiences, Impacts, and Rhythms from which AIR gets its name. Within each category is a series of sub-folders, each containing well-named patches. Given that these sounds are not designed to emulate any recognisable acoustic instrument, this categorisation shows good sense and makes locating your sounds intuitive. In fact, most of the time I was able to select a sound that was somewhere near suitable for my test composition without difficulty.

The samples have been mapped to take advantage of the Kontakt engine's tempo-matching functionality. This allows instant gratification, as you can pick any two or three sounds and they will gel seamlessly to the tempo of your host sequencer (or, in stand-alone mode, the master tempo of Kontakt Player). This means that it is possible to conjure up an atmosphere track with only two or three sounds, and with only two or three keys pressed down on your keyboard. Even if this isn't your final composition it will certainly help you to keep the ideas flowing, or help narrow down the brief from your client, thus avoiding nasty surprises later on.

While it is aimed at composers, AIR will have broader appeal, particularly for electronica artists. As well as some powerful bass sounds and the generous array of infectious rhythms, you can find plenty of good modern and retro-trance sounds here to tingle your tastebuds — think Orbital, Underworld and the like (a good thing, in my book!).

Of course, similar sounds are achievable if you have time, patience and a suitable selection of synths. Arguably, some of the joy of the creative process is bypassed by having ready-made sounds so easily available. However, this library is about the speed and ease with which you can knock together a useable tune, without sacrificing on quality of results: for me, it achieves on all these fronts and I don't know of another library that does this in quite the same intuitive way."

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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europes largest independent customer review company.

 
Sprache: deutsch
5.0 of 5

Extrem gute Soundqualität. Setze die Library für Trailer Music ein und bin begeistert von der Vielfalt und den Möglichkeiten. Kann ich uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen.

03.03.2015
 
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Kontakt poweredNI Kontakt Player 4 included in this product!

The latest version of Kontakt Player is available through your Native-Instruments Service Center.

PC

  • Windows XP (SP2 )/ Vista/ Win7 (32/64 Bit),
  • Pentium or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, min. 2 GB RAM


Mac

  • OSX 10.5 / 10.6
  • Intel (!!!) Core Duo 1.66 GHz, min. 2 GB RAM


for all

  • 1GB free disc space for player installation
  • additional hard disc space according to the library size
  • internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)
  • DVD drive

You can use this library with the free Kontakt Player 5 or higher:

Download latest free Kontakt Player Windows (~ 450MB)
Download latest free Kontakt Player Mac INTEL (~ 600MB)


Note on Support for KONTAKT Player products:
Native Instruments only provides Registration/Activation support for KONTAKT Player products. Technical support is managed by the manufacturer of the respective products/libraries.

System FAQs
System FAQs - AIR Expanded

Q: Can I use the included Kontakt Player for playing other libraries in Kontakt format (.nki plus .wav files)?
A: No, they only work in a 15 minutes demo mode
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Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a protected Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video

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An internet connection on any computer is required to authorize / activate the product (Challenge/Response).

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