AIR Strike 2 Virtual Drummer Instrument

Drum Machine Virtual Instrument with 19 Drum Kits, 30GB of High-quality Samples, and Advanced Behavior Controls - Mac/PC AAX, VST, AU
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Compatible with:

Mac
Windows
AAX
VST
AU

Software Compatibility

Most software is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers, but check to make sure.

If you're using Pro Tools, AAX plug-ins (or RTAS for older versions) are what you need. Most other Mac DAWs support AU plug-ins. VST is compatible with a number of Mac and Windows programs. Be sure you choose plug-ins that work with your DAW!

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AIR Strike 2 Virtual Drummer Instrument
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Your Personal Session Drummer!

The AIR Strike 2 virtual instrument does the impossible where software drum machines are concerned by providing you with completely natural and realistic drum performances that can fit any music you create. Thanks to its unique real-time performance engine and advanced sample triggering, Strike 2 can easily go off script, delivering natural playing variation you'd swear came from a real session drummer. A whopping 19 drum kits featuring over 30GB of samples provide detailed sound suited for just about any genre of music, and a full mixer section lets you define every aspect of AIR Strike 2's sound.

AIR Strike 2 Drum Machine Virtual Instrument at a Glance:
  • The naturally human feel missing from most drum machines
  • Loaded with killer grooves, top-quality sounds, and epic control
  • Full mixing capabilities let you define the best sound for your music
The naturally human feel missing from most drum machines

The Strike 2 real-time performance engine is easily the thing that makes it stand out from other drum machine virtual instruments the most. With dedicated controls for complexity and intensity, this engine lets you dial in the character and behavior of your virtual drummer. This provides you with performances ranging from a bored jazz cat who's happy to throw in an embellishment here and there, to an Animal-style power hitter who plays rock beats like the kit personally insulted his mother. A whole bank of MIDI-learnable controls also lets you change up parts of your drum performance in real time, either from the GUI or from your MIDI keyboard. Combined with its remarkably sophisticated sample switching, there's artificial-sounding about AIR Strike 2.

Loaded with killer grooves, top-quality sounds, and epic control

Step back a little and check out Strike 2's drum sounds and groove library. Unlike the majority of well-regarded drum machine virtual instruments out there, which maybe come with one or two drum kit sounds, Strike includes a massive 30GB collection of drum sounds spanning 19 fully customizable drum kits (all recorded by AIR at Blackbird Studios). From jingle-ready rhythms to hard-rock beats and cool jazz grooves, the Strike 2 library covers it all. Feel like taking the road less traveled? Program your own custom pattern with the onboard style editor or play your new grooves with any MIDI instrument.

Full mixing capabilities let you define the best sound for your music

But that's not all Strike 2 has to offer in the way of sculpting your drums. Onboard, you'll find a full mixer section, complete with EQ, effects, dynamics, and more. Individual mic-placement channels let you vastly alter the sound of your kit, and you can even dial in things such as bleed from one mic to another. Strike 2's mixer even goes so far as to offer you discrete routing and mixing of each individual drum kit component.

AIR Strike 2 Drum Machine Virtual Instrument Features:
  • An easy way to produce professional, highly realistic drum performances
  • Control intensity, complexity, timing, groove, dynamics, and more for an incredibly organic sound
  • Real-time control of the virtual drummer's performance lets you lay down natural-sounding drum tracks
  • Advanced sample switching lets you gradually adjust dynamics without the typical machine gun effect
  • Built-in virtual mixing console provides you with full control over drum kit sound
  • Control room ambience, microphone levels, mic bleed, EQ, dynamics, and much more
  • Dedicated EQ and two insert effects/processors per channel
  • Effects and processors include: dynamics, distortion, filtering, modulation, delay, reverb, and more
  • Mixer supports discrete routing and mixing of each drum kit component
  • Create your own kits from WAV and AIFF files from your other sample libraries
  • MIDI Learn functionality allows easy mapping to MIDI controllers
  • Doubles as a powerful MIDI drum module
Add realistic drum tracks to your tunes with AIR's amazing Strike 2 virtual drummer plug-in instrument!

Additional Media

Strike 2 User Manual
Virtual Instrument Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Software Type Drums and Arranger
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth 32-bit (VST) / 64-bit (VST, AU, AAX)
Format VST (Ableton Live, Cubase, Arsenal), AU (Logic Pro X), AAX (Pro Tools 11.x)
Hardware Requirements - Mac Core Duo (i5, i7) or higher, 8GB RAM recommended memory, 56GB free hard drive space
Hardware Requirements - PC Dual Core 2GHz (i5, i7) or higher, 8GB RAM recommended memory, 56GB free hard drive space
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.8.5-10.10
OS Requirements - PC 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8
Manufacturer Part Number Strike 2

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