Digidesign Structure RTAS Sampler for Pro Tools
Digidesign Structure RTAS Sampler for Pro Tools
This is the sampler workstation you’ve been waiting for. Developed by the acclaimed Digidesign Advanced Instrument Research group specifically for Pro Tools, Structure is a powerful RTAS virtual instrument plug-in that represents the future of professional sampling. With an impressive 128-level multitimbral universal sound engine, and support for an unlimited number of nestable patches and up to 8-channel interleaved samples, Structure is destined to become the core musical instrument in your music and post projects.
Structure delivers superior performance and reliability thanks to its direct integration with the Pro Tools audio engine. With its powerful database and integrated file browser, you can immediately find and load any sample in your collection. Structure comes with a premium, comprehensive sample library from EastWest to get you started. You can also create your own samples by dragging and dropping Pro Tools regions directly into Structure, or import samples from other sources*. Then tweak your sounds to perfection using the integrated sample editor.
Add a powerful, integrated multi-effects processing engine, support for an unlimited number of parts, and many more unprecedented features, and you’ll soon discover that with Structure, your sonic creativity is limitless.
- Seamless integration with Pro Tools
- Premium sample library from EastWest
- Supports SampleCell, Kontakt 2, and EXS24 sample formats*
- Drag-and-drop sample import within Pro Tools
Sample playback via disk streaming or RAM
- Supports all common bit depths, sample rates, and surround formats (up to 24-bit/192 kHz/7.1 surround)
- Fully resizable, integrated sample editor
- Robust multi-effects processing engine with over 20 effects and hundreds of presets
- Stereo and surround convolution reverb
- Powerful database and file browser enables immediate sample retrieval
- Unlimited parts, audio effects, and MIDI effects per patch
- Easy real-time sound manipulation via Smart Knobs
- MIDI Learn functionality
- Streamlined, intuitive user interface provides quick access to commonly used parameters
* Use of encrypted third-party sample libraries not supported.
Designed and Optimized for Pro Tools
Structure is purposely built and optimized exclusively for Pro Tools, ensuring the utmost in performance no matter how hard your creativity pushes it. The Structure playback engine tightly couples with the Pro Tools disk engine, allowing optimal sample streaming from disk in conjunction with Pro Tools audio track operations. Enjoy smooth, uninterrupted playback whether you choose to stream samples from disk (great for longer samples) or from RAM only (for optimal playability and response).
This exclusive integration also gives way to other unprecedented features, including the ability to drag and drop Pro Tools regions directly into Structure, and control multiple facets of the sampler with a Digidesign control surface (or a MIDI controller). And because Structure is designed and tested by Digidesign, creators of Pro Tools, you can be assured of robust reliability now and in the future.
Massive Sonic Opportunities
Structure comes with comprehensive, premium factory sound libraries from A.I.R and EastWest, including Quantum Leap Orchestral Elements. This huge collection spans five DVDs (including the Structure instrument installer), providing you with almost 20 GB worth of acoustic and electronic instruments and sounds, including drums, percussion, strings, brass, woodwinds, pianos and keyboards, guitars, basses, choirs, synth pads, synth leads, and surround sounds.
For the ultimate sound collection, Structure also comes with a 30-day trial of Goliath - Structure Edition, EastWest’s gargantuan 40 GB professional sound library, which offers an extensive range of instruments, soundscapes, and textures. Choose from over 180 different instruments and over 600 patches, including drums and percussion, guitars, ethnic instruments, keyboards, orchestral instruments, acoustic and electric pianos, pop brass, choirs and vocals, vintage organs, new age ensembles, dark atmospheres, synth basses, synth leads, and synth pads.
Structure also plays nice with your existing sound libraries, allowing you to freely load and manipulate unencrypted Digidesign SampleCell, Native Instruments Kontakt 1 and 2, and Apple Logic EXS24 sound libraries. But if uniqueness is what you strive for, Structure also lets you create your own samples by simply dragging and dropping any audio region from Pro Tools straight into Structure.
Efficient and Easy to Use
While the groundbreaking technology under the hood is meticulously elaborate, Digidesign took great care in making sure that the Structure interface and all operational controls are straightforward and well organized, allowing you to spend more time creating. After all, complexity should only be revered in the sounds you create - not in the path to creation.
Structure features a built-in database and file browser to help you locate sounds quickly and manage your sound library with ease. Search for sounds by instrument type, manufacturer, style, name, and more, and audition samples right in the browser to find that perfect starting point fast. You can also register, categorize, and edit any file’s metadata to optimize your search results.
Unprecedented Creative Options
At its core, Structure boasts an impressive and powerful 128-level multitimbral universal sound engine that supports an unlimited number of patches and up to 8-channel interleaved samples. Each patch can have an unlimited number of parts. Each part can consist of a sample, multiple samples, a sub-patch, or a MIDI processor, plus audio and MIDI effects, which can be rearranged at whim for quick and easy sound experimentation. What does that mean for you? Total unrestrained sonic creativity.
Go ahead - layer on a multitude of samples and effects with a heavy hand. Switch things around to see how parts play out and then do it again and again. Broaden your soundscape up to 7.1 surround wide. Or even send different voices from one instance of Structure through multiple outputs into Pro Tools for discrete mixing and signal processing. Structure can take on samples with any standard bit depth, sample rate, and surround format - up to 24-bit, 192 kHz, 7.1 surround audio. Plus, its built-in REX file player can handle whatever tempo tantrums you may wish to work into your projects.
Total Tweaking Delight
Forget about having to export samples to Pro Tools just to edit the sounds you want to work with. Structure comes equipped with a fully resizable, integrated Sample Editor, enabling you to tweak a sound to your heart’s content. It also provides per-zone editing, allowing you to alter different facets of a sound using standard waveform tools or by manipulating various parameters, including the pitch, envelope, filter, amplifier envelope, output, and effects routing. Because it’s fully resizable, you can stretch it out as far as your screen real estate will allow, enabling you to create complex sounds with multiple zones and see all of the nitty-gritty details.
To really make your instruments, effects, and soundscapes shine, Structure features an integrated multi-effects processing engine that offers over 20 types of world-class effects algorithms in stereo and surround. Choose from a variety of reverbs (including stereo and surround convolution reverbs), delays, compressors, EQs, and more. You can meticulously dial-up the perfect effect to complement your sound or select any of the hundreds of presets for a quick enhancement with zero effort. Insert an unlimited number of effects within each patch, and route any patch, part, or zone to four global effects sends - each of which features four effects inserts - enabling you to powerfully fine-tune each facet of your creation for unprecedented patch design.
Real-Time Playability and Control
Structure is a musical instrument at its heart. Regardless of how complex your sound designs may become, Structure maintains an incredibly responsive feel with consistent performance for optimal playability - whether you’re triggering keys from the user interface or a connected MIDI controller, or interacting with the sampler through a Digidesign control surface.
The Structure interface features a built-in keyboard that allows you to test notes and play parts at any time - even during Pro Tools playback - or connect a MIDI controller for full hands-on sound triggering and musical performances. It also features six Smart Knobs that provide easy access to key sonic parameters on a patch-by-patch basis. You can also easily assign any rotary controller within the Structure interface to a knob on your own hardware MIDI controller or Digidesign control surface for total hands-on, real-time control.