Multitimbral All-in-one Workstation
Air Music Technology originally created Xpand! as part of the Creative Collection of instrument plug-ins included as part of Avid™ Pro Tools™. With the release of Pro Tools 8, this widely popular workstation was given new controls, improved features, an additional Gigabyte of sounds, and a new name: Xpand!2. As the popularity of Pro Tools grew, more and more musicians and producers came to rely on the incredible sonic firepower of this amazing workstation. Xpand!2 continued to evolve, and demand grew. Finally, Xpand!2 is now available on its own, available to anyone who hungers for the finest sounds—instantly.
Xpand!2 is a multitimbral workstation offering four active sound slots, or parts, per patch. Each part is provided with its own MIDI channel, Note Range (Zone), Mix, Arpeggiation, Modulation, and Effects settings—an excellent method for creating individual parts. Harnessing the four parts together to build one amazing Patch is where Xpand!2 reveals its true power. The Voice Mode for each part can be set to polyphonic or monophonic. Polyphonic parts can have up to 64 voices; monophonic parts offer First, Last, Highest, or Lowest priority making it easy to designate a bass, lead, or solo instrument.
Using everything from wavetables and FM synthesis to sample playback, the expert sound design team at Air Music Tech has carefully created thousands of ready-to-play Xpand!2 patches. Creating your own is easy, too. Parts can be quickly browsed and are conveniently sorted into 29 categories, offering a simple path to find just what you’re looking for.
Four-channel multitimbral operation
Up to four stereo instrument parts per patch
Up to 64 voices per part; Mono or Poly voice modes
Smart Knobs provide intuitive sound editing
Easy Edit Knobs control the entire patch at once
Two digital effects processors; 50 editable effect types
Individual arpeggiation control for each part
Multiple sound generation engines: Subtractive Synthesis, FM Synthesis, Tonewheels, Sample Playback
2500+ total presets and parts in the following categories: Soft Pads, Bright Pads, Huge Pads, Action Pads, Ambience and FX, Polysynths, Synth Brass, Percussive, Simple Arpeggios, Multitrack Arpeggios, Soft Leads, Hard Leads, Acoustic Piano, E-Pianos and Clavinet, Organs, Strings, Vocals, Brass and Woodwinds, Mallets, Bells, Guitars, Ethnic, Hits, Synth Basses, Basses, Drums, Percussion, Loops, Multitimbral
Windows 10, 8 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Minimum Dual Core 2GHz (Intel Core i5 or i7 Recommended)
Mac OS X 10.8.5-10.14
Core Duo Processor (Core i5 or i7 Recommended)
1GB free hard drive space (Download and Installation)
The system requirements can be found in the product description or on the manufacturer's website.
This product requires an activation!
You can either "soft" activate on your computer without addditional hardware or transfer the license to an iLok USB dongle which has to be purchased separately. The iLok dongle can be used to run the protected software on different computers. Your licenses can be easily manged using the iLok Licence Manager. To protect your investment against theft or loss we recommend the iLok Zero Downtime protection with TLC.
An internet connection on any computer and a free user-accout at www.ilok.com is required to authorize the product.
Please check with the software manufacturer which iLok version is required at least if you want to use a hardware iLok!