Get AIR Xpand!2 free with a Computer Music subscription

Computer Music have fixed up an epic subscription offer with AIR Music Technology to bring you a free copy of their Xpand!2 workstation instrument - worth £80/$99 - when you subscribe (or resubscribe) to CM. Find out more about Xpand!2 and the terms of the offer below.

About Xpand!2

AIR Music Technology's multitimbral all-in-one workstation instrument (VST/AU) offers four sound slots for instant sonic gratification.

Dive in and stock the four sources with samples, wavetables, FM synths and more; or browse 2500 diverse patches across 29 categories. Easily tweak parameters across sounds and modulate them singly or as a group, and get things moving with advanced multimode arpeggiation.


  • 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

Xpand!2 loads as a VST or AU plugin on PC or Mac. Use of an iLok is optional but not required. For more information about Xpand!2's features, and to see more of AIR Music Technology's software, check out the AIR website.

So what's the deal?

On our official subscriptions website, choose your format between Print (£74/y), Digital (£27/y) and both combined (£83/y). You can pay quarterly by direct debit or yearly by credit/debit card.

Your licence code for AIR Xpand!2 will be sent to you via email. This will usually happen within the week, but please allow 30 days. If you're subscribing to the print edition of the mag, the time it takes to receive your first issue will depend on the date you subscribe. You will receive 13 issues per year.

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