AIR Instrument Expansion Pack: Hybrid 3, Plus VST, AU, AAX Support

Today AIR Music Technology released an expansion pack for its AIR Instrument Expansion Pack (AIEP) with universal plugin support, and many virtual instrument enhancements. Air Music Technology were creators of the original virtual instruments and core effects offered with Avid Pro Tools software.

AIEP contains seven virtual instruments that range from emulations of vintage gear, to unique synthesis technologies, to tools for intuitive music creation. Each title is available in VST, AU, and AAX plugin formats, and can integrate with leading DAWs.

The updated Air Instrument Expansion Pack features Hybrid 3.0 and 2.0.2 versions of the other six instruments: Loom, Vacuum Pro, Structure, Strike, Velvet, and Transfuser 2. All the instruments feature numerous improvements to sonic quality, interface design, and production workflow.

The AIR Instrument Expansion Pack contains:

  • Hybrid 3.0 — High-Definition Analog and Wavetable Synth
  • Loom — Modular Additive Synthesizer
  • Vacuum Pro — Polyphonic Analog Tube Synthesizer
  • Structure — Multi-Timbral Sampler Instrument
  • Strike — Ultimate Virtual Drummer Instrument
  • Velvet — Vintage Electric Piano Instrument
  • Transfuser 2 — Melodic and Rhythmic Groove-Creation Instrument

“We are excited that, for the first time, the AIR Instrument Expansion Pack is available to both Pro Tools and non-Pro Tools users, offering seamless DAW integration with Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase, Pro Tools, and more,” says Mike Hosker, Software Product Manager at AIR Music Technology.

Pricing and Availability. The AIR Instrument Expansion Pack (AIEP) is now available for $299.99 USD. Current users of AIEP (version 2.0) will be able to upgrade to the latest version of AIEP for $29.99 USD. Compatibility updates to enable AU and VST support are available, free of charge. For additional information or to purchase, visit the Air Music Technology website.

11 thoughts on “AIR Instrument Expansion Pack: Hybrid 3, Plus VST, AU, AAX Support

  1. Even more proof that the Protools market is shrinking by the day.

    First their stock price plummets, now their partnerships are branching out for longevity.

    There is a changing of the guard in big, small and home studios.

    It’s good to see companies realize they are on a sinking ship and need to paddle for shore.

  2. AIR is going to need to do more to raise awareness of what these things even are. I’m a Logic user and have never used Pro Tools, so I’ve always sort of ‘tuned out’ anything that is AAX only. I know there’s been some fantastic stuff that’s AAX only, but I think a lot of people are probably like me and have ignored anything AAX.

    The price seems fair, but how does this compare to similar packages from NI or Rob Papen. And does this require a dongle or any other licensing hassle?

  3. Issue with the AU version of Hybrid 3: won’t install correctly, so it can’t be used in Logic yet. Update soon, or so they say.

  4. sad to see that such quality hardware products is out, just because people think a shitty Little soundcard in their computer can do the same as a hardware recording/synth

    1. Luckily you are dead wrong. Lots of people recently have become famous (and yes, rich) by making music using their headphones and a laptop for everything from composition to mastering.

      The days of studio hardware are over, for a few years now.

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