|Sound Factory - Digidesign Xpand Comprehensive Multi-Synthesis Sound Software for Pro Tools Systems with 64-Note Polyphony in RTAS Format, Two Built-In Effect Sections and Four Arpeggiators/Phrase Generators. Non-returnable.
Xpand!™, developed by the Digidesign® Advanced Instrument Research group, is a new breed of virtual instrument that provides fast, efficient ways to access and manipulate thousands of high-quality sounds directly from within your Pro Tools M-Powered® or other Pro Tools® system. Xpand! makes it easy to start creating music right away. Equipped with more than 1,000 preset patches, Xpand! puts a wealth of sonic options right at your immediate disposal. Browse the patch database by category to find what you need quickly. Whether you're looking for a warm pad to fill out your mix, building a new rhythm track for a remix, or composing a soundtrack for a feature film, Xpand! offers a huge assortment of possibilities. Choose from synth pads, leads, acoustic and electric pianos, organs, strings, vocals, brass and woodwinds, mallet percussion, ethnic instruments, loops, and more. Use the presets or make modifications to create distinctive sounds. Save your favorite patches for instant recall. Fine-tune the parts further to create your own unique sounds. Each part gives you access to six “SmartKnobs” to control the most useful parameters for that part. For an electric guitar part, select an amp, then adjust the distortion level and the amount of fret noise. For a vibraphone, modify the level of mallet attack noise. For a synth pad, tune the sweep rate, effect level, and resonance. Adjust the rotary settings for a tonewheel organ part or change the wah settings for a clavinet. Each part also includes a built-in arpeggiator and two effects sends. Choose the type of arpeggiation or chord phrase and the note-based rate. Then route the effects sends into the two effect sections: Pick from a full range of reverbs and add delay, chorus, flanger, phaser, vocoder effects, or another effect. Adjust the size and shape of rooms, and the depth and rate of delays and choruses. All this and much more, are you ready to explore Xpand? Non-returnable.