Sample Logic has released A.I.R. Expanded (http://www.samplelogic.com/air.html), which blends the “three essential building blocks of music (ambience, impacts, and rhythms)” into one toolkit.
In the Expanded version, A.I.R.’s 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 revamped every original A.I.R. instrument and introduced a new collection of instruments and multis.
Powered by Native Instruments Kontakt Player, this 6GB virtual instrument contains over 900 instruments and multis that include atmospheric soundscapes, impactual transitions, tempo-synced rhythmic loops and more. It’s available now as a download; the boxed version will be available March 1.
A.I.R. Expanded is Mac and PC compatible. The full retail product costs US$359.99 (download or boxed). Current users can upgrade for $49.99.