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de la Mancha releases slix
de la Mancha has released slix, a randomising loop slicer, which switches between up to 4 loops and can shuffle, repeat, reverse and gate the slices of each loop according to user defined probability.
Load any 4 loops, sync them to tempo, slice them up and then set probabilities that each loop will play and for each randomising effect per loop. Even the randomness is randomised, with a parameter that varies the probability in a user defined range. slix was co-developed with sink, who also provided the included 295 original loops
- Load any 16, 24 or 32 bit, mono or stereo wav file into the 4 loop slots.
- 445 MB of original drum loop content (295 loops) by sink covering many electronic genres (breakbeat, dubstep, drum & bass, electro, 8 bit, lofi, vintage, IDM, FSU and glitch).
- Tempo-sync each loop by setting length in beats, allowing stretching or different lengths if desired.
- Choose any number of slices per loop.
- Slix plays when triggered by any midi note, with volume envelope per loop for fades.
- 4 effects with independent parameters per loop
- Reorder, plays slices out of sequence for variation per loop.
- Repeat, stutter effect by repeating slices.
- Reverse, play the slice backwards.
- Gate, add silent gaps into the loop.
- Variation range to randomise probabilities.
- Normalise and mono options per loop.
- Stereo-out and Multi-out versions (slix and slix 4×4).
- Single loop version (slix one) for simpler applications or lower CPU.
- 57 presets covering a range of sounds and styles.
Slix is available as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC for $39 USD. A demo version can be downloaded from the product page.
Visit de la Mancha for more information and audio demos.