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KVRist
439 posts since 8 Jun, 2019

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:38 am

Yeah you have to go to the my products page!

KVRist
67 posts since 23 Nov, 2012

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:39 am

just checked structure ..it was working fine last time i checked it just loaded it up now and i can choose the sounds and play them but theres a weird graphical glitch when trying too edit the sounds.

only half of the edit page is displayed so you cant edit anything,also once you click on edit after choosing a sound you cant go back too choose another sound because the part of the edit page were you can go back is missing..so the only way too get back is too unload structure then reload structure so basically its broken now ..

xpand 2 is fine as are all the rest of my air plugins.

sound wise i prefer xpand 2 over structure ..xpand2 has more upto date sounds and they gui looks better and its easier to navigate.
structure is a very very old sampler and most of the sounds sound really dated and in alot of cases i find i need to eq and add a lot of processing to get them sound right .
it cant compete against better samplers like kontakt there sheer depth and quailty of sounds blow structure away but the other air plugins are still excellent ..i use loom 2/hybrid/vacuum alot and if i need a workstation plugin too get ideas going quickly i usually choose xpand2 because its light on cpu and the sounds are really good and need little to no processing.

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KVRAF
3520 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:37 am

gerk wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:24 pm
gerk wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:42 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:17 am
AIR Music Structure 2 and Strike 2 are currently only $15 each. Probably their best price?

I wonder if Structure 2 is worth getting if you already have Xpand 2 (and Kontakt)?

Also, any particular advantages of getting Strike 2 if you already have EZD2, SD3, AD2, Battery 4?

My intuition says they might remain unused, but I am seeing that I can complete my AIR Music instruments collection (most) and get done with them. :ud:
It am almost certain it is the best price for Structure by at least $10. I think Strike has been this price before (I already own it, so it must have been).

My understanding is Structure 2 is a major step up from Xpand!2. Xpand is workstation synth, where Structure is a 128 level multi-timbral sampler. I just bought Structure, so I will let you know the difference in a few hours after the 30+ GBs are done downloading.

As for Strike, if you already own those other Drum VSTs, then you are probably not going to use Strike. It has a fast workflow, using the key change system and the samples do sound very good, but you already have the best of the best.
Yeah, Structure is definitely better then Xpand!2. They are some VERY nice sounds, including some more esoteric instruments and foley stuff. If you don't have anything comparable in depth, and are willing to deal with the slightest pain in the but install, I would say go for it.
Thanks for your inputs. :tu: I could not resist and bought both Structure 2 and Strike 2 yesterday only. Huge downloads, but the files downloaded fast.

After quick demoing, I realized that Xpand!2 sounds better and more useful to me. Also, it seems more stable than Structure 2, which is a bit buggy (GUI issue when opening edit window). However, there are some good sounds in Structure 2, especially the choir and some percussion sounds.

I liked Strike 2 a bit more. Great drum sounds. I know I already have better/modern instruments, but there are some neat features in Strike 2 like audio/MIDI record and drag/drop, intensity and variation controls, etc.

Overall, I am not disappointed even if I don't end up using them. My AIR Music collection is finally complete. :phones:

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KVRAF
3520 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:39 am

Uncle E wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:00 pm
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:17 am
I wonder if Structure 2 is worth getting if you already have Xpand 2 (and Kontakt)?
Are you saying Xpand can open Kontakt and EXS24 libraries? Or are you saying that since you have Xpand and Kontakt, you might already have everything Structure can do? My guess is you don't need it.
No, and yes. You are right, I didn't need it, but still got it. :borg:
Some good sounds in there though. Sometimes you can get inspired by old products. :)

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KVRAF
3520 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:40 am

djwaxxy wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:39 am
Agree. :tu:

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KVRist
447 posts since 3 Jul, 2016

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:52 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: :D :D :D

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KVRAF
3520 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:23 am

AcrossTheSky wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:52 am
:clap: :clap: :clap: :D :D :D
Hope we convinced you to buy Structure 2 and Strike 2. :P :wink:

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KVRist
447 posts since 3 Jul, 2016

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:41 am

I have strike ...but never installed it.(using GA5) Got to demo structure and see what it's
all like. I'll probably end up using only Halion 7 when it comes out so ...will see... hopefully Absolute 5 comes out soon.

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KVRAF
3520 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:55 am

Okay, I understand. Might just be redundant then.

KVRist
479 posts since 7 Dec, 2018 from Saint-Petersburg

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:48 am

Please, someone PM me your Melda referral code. Thanks.

KVRian
734 posts since 24 Jul, 2017

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:55 am

Dombaeb wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:48 am
Please, someone PM me your Melda referral code. Thanks.
PMed.

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KVRist
137 posts since 19 Aug, 2020

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:12 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:23 am

Hope we convinced you to buy Structure 2 and Strike 2. :P :wink:
Both don't have Big Sur support. :neutral:

KVRAF
4913 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:30 am

wangeroge wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:12 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:23 am

Hope we convinced you to buy Structure 2 and Strike 2. :P :wink:
Both don't have Big Sur support. :neutral:
Not too many alternatives with Big Sur compatibility currently...

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KVRAF
3520 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:04 am

That's sad. Glad to be a Windows user. Mac sounds like a PITA to me. Of course, not because these two plugins are not compatible, just saying in general.

KVRAF
4913 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:29 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:04 am
That's sad. Glad to be a Windows user. Mac sounds like a PITA to me. Of course, not because these two plugins are not compatible, just saying in general.
No, Mac is not pita, it's a quite comfortable environment.
The only rule is: do not upgrade your OS too early.
I'm still on Catalina and everything's fine.
Plan to upgrade in late summer time.

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