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AIR Hype is powered by four sound engines; FM, Wavetable, Virtual Analog and Sampled, created from decades of research and meticulous design.

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Hype? You Can Believe It

Hype's name speaks for itself—revolutionary and exciting synthesizer plugin instrument with features that extend far beyond its massive sound preset library.

Created originally exclusively for Akai Professionals Standalone MPC and Force products by popular demand, we are excited to offer Hype in AU, VST, AAX and Desktop App formats for use in any host.

Created by the same world-class team as the highly acclaimed Hybrid 3, theRiser and Loom 2, Hype builds on this legacy of over 20 years of excellence.

Today's modern music production and beat making demand innovative instruments that enable creativity, and Hype will exceed your expectations on all fronts.


AIR Hype is powered by four sound engines; FM, Wavetable, Virtual Analog and Sampled, created from decades of research and meticulous design. While they are great individually, they come together to create huge, expressive sounds, filling your studio with massive, multi-dimensional sonic textures


Dive right into the vast library of sounds and immerse yourself in an ocean of sonic bliss. With over 1500 presets carefully categorized for easy browsing, you will find page after page of instruments that will quickly inspire your next production idea. With six dedicated Macro controls and 8 Editing dials, tweak and shape your sounds specifically for your project and save your customizations for quick access later.

These breath-taking sounds will quickly spark any producer's creativity and make music production a fluid, uninhibited process. Create music and craft your unique sonics seamlessly with a world-class synthesizer plugin.


AIR Hype has world-class audio effects processing built-in to enhance your sounds as you create quickly. Choose from Modulation, Distortion, Hype (EQ), Reverb, Delay, Compressor, Pumper and Limiter, each with a dedicated section to dial-in any adjustments. The Effects panel is intuitively displayed on every page of AIR Hype to conveniently enable or bypass each of the eight effects at any time.

The AIR Creative FX collection has been included as part of Pro Tools® since Version 8 and is considered the reference FX suite by some of the world's most respected audio professionals. AIR FX has been featured in many of the last decade's top film, game and music projects. Each plugin has been expertly designed with ease of use in mind and will ensure professional results each time.


Included with your Plugin purchase is our Desktop Player application. Fire up the Desktop Version of Hype and connect your favourite Midi Controller either by USB or Bluetooth, and you are ready to perform live. Our interface has been designed with ease of use and live performance for maximum playability.


Purchasing Hype in Plugin format brings you cross-compatibility with Akai Professionals renowned Standalone music production systems, including the MPC and FORCE series products. Now you can get your favourite MPC instruments to any DAW.


Cover everything from hard-hitting plucks to sultry melodic leads with this preset and macro-based synth combining multiple synth engines (wavetable, FM, virtual analogue, multi-sample) and a giant preset library into a single easy-to-use package.

  • Multiple synth engines wavetable, FM, virtual analogue, and sampling
  • 1500+ factory presets
  • Gorgeous touch interface
  • Fast Macro Editing
  • Built-in Effects
    • AIR Modulation
    • AIR Distortion
    • AIR Hype 4 band EQ
    • AIR Reverb
    • AIR Delay
    • AIR Compressor
    • AIR Pumper
    • AIR Limiter


  • 64 bit AU, VST, AAX support for all Digital Audio Workstations
  • Standalone application for use without a DAW


  • Mac:
    • Mac OS 10.10 - 12x
    • Intel Core i5, i7, 2.3GHz processor or M Series chips
    • 4GB RAM (8 recommended)
    • 1 GB free disc space
    • This software requires an internet connection to authorize
  • Windows:
    • Windows (x64) OS 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
    • Intel Core i5, i7, 2.3GHz processor or higher
    • 4GB RAM (8GB recommended)
    • 1 GB free disc space
    • ASIO sound driver
    • This software requires an internet connection to authorize


Hype Version 1.1.0 Update for Mac
Hype Version 1.1.0 Update for PC

The desktop software is compatible with:

  • macOS Big Sur and Monterey, Intel and Apple Silicon
  • Windows 10 and Windows 11
  • Plug-in versions are provided in VST, VST3, AU and AAX formats

New Features

  • GUI can now be resized to scales between 50% and 200%
  • Plugin presets can now be saved and loaded directly from the plugin toolbar including when using the standalone app

Bug Fixes

  • When opening a DAW project containing Hype in addition to a newer AIR plugin, you will no longer get signed out of your inMusic account.
  • Text now displays correctly when running in macOS 13 Ventura
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