Free Air | Music Edition Plugin Adds Depth To Your Mix With One Knob

Free Air | Music Edition Plugin Adds Depth To Your Mix With One Knob

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Anyone on a tight budget who would like some help to achieve natural-sounding performance results in the studio will appreciate the Air | Music Edition plugin by Sound Particles. According to Sound Particles, Air | Music Edition is the perfect plugin to quickly and realistically simulate the distance and depth of musical elements in any mix. It was designed to elevate your music, let instruments breathe, and mixes shine.

Those familiar with recording in a typical studio setting will know that the results can have a very sterile feel due to vocals and instruments that get close mic-ed. Air | Music simulates air absorption to remove this sterile feel, which results in a more natural sound that is organic and clear. Although subtle, the plugin is very effective at simulating the acoustic effect of distance between the listener and the real-life music performance.

While it is possible to add depth in a mix by attenuating the volume and EQ of high frequencies it can be quite time-consuming. Air | Music Edition allows users to skip all of these steps and get great results without ending up with a bunch of effects that mud the production. All that users need to do is adjust the distance knob to get depth. Best of all, it does so with realism, precision, and no risk of adding any distractions.

Air | Music Edition is the free version of the plugin and as such comes with a few limitations compared to the $69 version. While the Music Edition is easier to use, it is not as detailed in some aspects, such as humidity and temperature control. In addition, it lacks the presets of AIR and the distance knob is optimized for music only instead of having a greater knob range. Nevertheless, it is much more accurate than a simple low-pass filter and uses scientifically measured frequency response values of air dampening. Users are also able to see the actual frequency response that is being applied to the music and can use control surfaces such as AVID S6 to edit the parameters of the plugin.

Air | Music Edition is available as a free download from the Sound Particles website ( It is compatible with Windows 10 or higher as well as Mac OSX 10.13 or higher, but a free Sound Particles account is required to download the product. For more information visit the official website where the instructions manual is also available to download or check out the video below to see how the plugin works.