Akai Professional has introduced AIR Flavor Pro effects plugin for MPC, a lo-fi multi-effects plugin, designed to manipulate samples, melodies, loops, and instruments to add retro flavor.
Flavor Pro features 6 effects modules:
- Pitch Flutter
- Tape Saturation
- Tape Dropouts
- Drift to 12/8 Bit sampling
- Vinyl rumble, hum, pops & crackle emulations.
Here’s the official Flavor Pro overview video:
- Classic vintage sampling emulations
- Sample & bit rate reduction
- Distortion & analog saturation
- Vinyl noise, clicks, pops, rumble, hum
- Tape drift, dropouts, age
- Vintage tape flutter, wobble movement
- Eq profiles
- Tube distortion, resistors
- Hp/lp filters
- Variant controls
- Stereo width enhancements
Requires Force 3.2 or MPC 2.11.6 firmware update.
Pricing and Availability:
Flavor Pro is available now with an intro price of $69 USD (normally $99).
10 thoughts on “Akai Professional Intros AIR Flavor Pro Effects Plugin for MPC”
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This is such a great plug in to have in your sampling machine.
Someone made a comment about paid Akai commenters. Just came back to say, I said this on my own accord. The new plugins are great.
Yeah, I was surprised at how good it sounded. The flavor plugin already included is good but this is a multieffect with great sounding distortion and the vinyl sim is very close to what the sp404 can create, but a lot cleaner with more control obver parameters. I spent a night just resampling a few drumkits throught the saturator just to have a few warm kits to play along with analog samples from my polybrute. I do have other plugins on the ocmputer, Klevgrand DAw casette, osc-45, softube dirty tape and the tape mello from arturia and this one is nothing to scoff at. Its good and in a hardware sampler.
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Akai’s come a long way since their hilariously bad reverb algorithm for the Miniak synth. It was so bad that you could really only use it as a decimator/distortion. You gotta hear it to believe it.
This is great. Also, there is a wonderful video that Andy Mac did with Jack Duxbury & Anderton’s that those on the fence should see. Now that The Force is able to make use of all the synth/FX content, I’ll be getting everything once finances allow.
This appears to be a “bundle” of AIR fx, which is an insanely good package. These are also inside the Surge synth, and they add a TON of flavour to an already amazing synth. I can highly recommend it.
Akai doing great work paying commenters these days.
Possibly, though regarding my comment, I’m pretty sure Akai would prefer that people forget how insanely bad their Miniak reverb was