New AIR VST, Drum Synth 500, 4 Different Synth Engines.

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KVRian
706 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Post Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:59 am

I'll just leave this here. What do you guys think? I love Air's vst's and am excited to see them release some new that's not an Akai controller exclusive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH2eattBbkM

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hhuang9611
KVRian
558 posts since 1 Mar, 2018 from USA

Re: New AIR VST, Drum Synth 500, 4 Different Synth Engines.

Post Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:14 am

Looks cool. The only thing holding me back is that AIR is known to have crazy sales... I will probably just wait for some time
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starflakeprj
KVRian
937 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Re: New AIR VST, Drum Synth 500, 4 Different Synth Engines.

Post Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:03 am

This Joshua Casper guy, I don't have any respect for him at all (about the same amount as for AIR tbh). So full of shit. But or course, he is associated with Plugin Boutique and just want to sell the crappy plugins.

To be honest though, Drum Synth 500 doesn't look, or sound, THAT bad, and most of the plugins AIR have made are not totally crap (only overpriced), but AIR's lack of updates of older plugins have made me loose all respect for them.
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Carpenter
KVRist
139 posts since 19 Jun, 2011

Re: New AIR VST, Drum Synth 500, 4 Different Synth Engines.

Post Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:57 am

Received an email about it. Tried to DEMO it. Installed it and when I launch my DAW, this "DEMO" throws up a pop up window and it wants an "Activation Code". I was NOT emailed any DEMO activation code. There is NO "run as DEMO" option on the pop up screen. ONLY options are to quit or purchase an activation code. Now I have something installed that I can't DEMO. How a software company does not know how to do DEMOS in 2019 is beyond me, but it reflects poorly on the legitimacy and competency of the company.

If Air products are causing me headaches to get the DEMO to work, imagine the headaches coming if you actually buy something from them.

I'll pass... on this and EVERY OTHER Air product to come.

Going to uninstall this USELESS, scam DEMO I foolishly installed. It's really just a nag screen to purchase the application.

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Karma_tba
KVRian
850 posts since 12 Aug, 2004 from Boston, Massachusetts

Re: New AIR VST, Drum Synth 500, 4 Different Synth Engines.

Post Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:32 pm

Carpenter wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:57 am
Received an email about it. Tried to DEMO it. Installed it and when I launch my DAW, this "DEMO" throws up a pop up window and it wants an "Activation Code". I was NOT emailed any DEMO activation code. There is NO "run as DEMO" option on the pop up screen. ONLY options are to quit or purchase an activation code. Now I have something installed that I can't DEMO. How a software company does not know how to do DEMOS in 2019 is beyond me, but it reflects poorly on the legitimacy and competency of the company.

If Air products are causing me headaches to get the DEMO to work, imagine the headaches coming if you actually buy something from them.

I'll pass... on this and EVERY OTHER Air product to come.

Going to uninstall this USELESS, scam DEMO I foolishly installed. It's really just a nag screen to purchase the application.
Are you sure??!! I just Demo-ed it no scam here just buttons to "activate" "try" and an area to enter a code if you brought it. I think it's very nice but not for me because of the big CPU hit. My old box doesn't have the horsepower. :oops:

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Spencer Maddox
KVRist
461 posts since 19 Oct, 2017 from a state of anxiety

Re: New AIR VST, Drum Synth 500, 4 Different Synth Engines.

Post Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:57 pm

Carpenter wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:57 am
Received an email about it. Tried to DEMO it. Installed it and when I launch my DAW, this "DEMO" throws up a pop up window and it wants an "Activation Code". I was NOT emailed any DEMO activation code. There is NO "run as DEMO" option on the pop up screen. ONLY options are to quit or purchase an activation code. Now I have something installed that I can't DEMO. How a software company does not know how to do DEMOS in 2019 is beyond me, but it reflects poorly on the legitimacy and competency of the company.

If Air products are causing me headaches to get the DEMO to work, imagine the headaches coming if you actually buy something from them.

I'll pass... on this and EVERY OTHER Air product to come.

Going to uninstall this USELESS, scam DEMO I foolishly installed. It's really just a nag screen to purchase the application.
Without trying to be to rude, Did you actually try to fix the issue or did you go straight here to make that long winded and incredibly overdramatic rant about air.


I for one am happy that air is making new products again. They aren’t the greatest audio company in the world but people who say they are terrible are misguided. For the prices they have you get some killer stuff.
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chk071
KVRAF
19391 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: New AIR VST, Drum Synth 500, 4 Different Synth Engines.

Post Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:13 pm

I hope they'll bring out a Hybrid 4 at some point. They could really rock the place with that one, if they get the DSP right. I think Hybrid 3 has a lot of potential, but, it's sort of a unpolished diamond.

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hhuang9611
KVRian
558 posts since 1 Mar, 2018 from USA

Re: New AIR VST, Drum Synth 500, 4 Different Synth Engines.

Post Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:05 pm

chk071 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:13 pm
I hope they'll bring out a Hybrid 4 at some point. They could really rock the place with that one, if they get the DSP right. I think Hybrid 3 has a lot of potential, but, it's sort of a unpolished diamond.
Exactly! Sounds very nice, but some features just seem to be rushed. For example, the unison sounds great but it's only monophonic, huge bummer...
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db3
KVRAF
2057 posts since 22 Aug, 2012

Re: New AIR VST, Drum Synth 500, 4 Different Synth Engines.

Post Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:33 pm

This seems like a neat toy box for electronica. Had no issues with trial, just install and login with iLok account.
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