Industrial Strength releases 6Blocc Dirty Alley Drumstep for Kontakt

6Blocc Dirty Alley Drumstep Grid Machine

Industrial Strength Records has launched a Channel Robot Grid Machine version of 6Blocc Dirty Alley Drumstep Breaks & FX, a high-octane set of bass-busting samples to send your Drumstep, Dubstep, DnB, and Hybrid Hardcore productions flying.

This special breakaway edition was made with the Channel Robot crew, so you can directly sample more than 300 loops in NI Kontakt’s Robot Grid Machine//Slice Version 1.

Brace yourself and warn the neighbors*. The secret’s out. 6Blocc is bringing his legendary thunder to your DAW, so get your speakers and samplers ready for ferocious breaks, ear-bending bass to rumble for several city blocks. Did we mention the bass?!

This pack was designed for the innovative Robot Grid Machine//Slice Version 1 for NI Kontakt, a potent virtual beat slicer that truly harnesses the mighty 6Blocc sound. Use the Slice Grid Machine interface to twist these 4-bar loops, glitch, cut, reverse, stutter, and effect these sounds to the utmost musical insanity. Mash multiple patterns together and warp these samples into completely original creations.

These sounds were designed with the 6Blocc chops that twisted Dubstep remixes of Fugees, Dr. Dre, Method Man & Redman, and Bone Thugz n Harmony. 6Blocc has been heard collaborating with Cypress Hill producer DJ Muggs and San Fran’s Bassnectar. On top of running his 6DUB label, his recent releases can be caught on Foul Play, Ultra, Terminal Dusk, Moonshine, Mad Decent, and Lo Dubs. This man’s music never relents!

The sample library costs £19.95 GBP. Requires full retail version of Kontakt 5.

More information: Industrial Strength / 6Blocc Dirty Alley Drumstep

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Oscillicious updates BeatCleaver sampling audio editor & beat slicer to v1.4

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Oscillicious has announced the release of version 1.4 of BeatCleaver, a major update to the beat slicer for Windows and Mac. New features include a state-of-the-art audio editing engine, automatic tempo detection, and slice-to-MIDI functionality.

Oscillicious BeatCleaver

BeatCleaver is a sampling audio editor for chopping beats, recordings, and songs. An intuitive design and fluid interface create a fast, frustration-free workflow for sampling and editing audio. With time-stretching and drag export just one click away, BeatCleaver makes music sampling easier than ever before.

The groundbreaking new RapidEdit™ audio engine takes an innovative new approach to audio editing for a more fluid editing experience. BeatCleaver can now apply and layer edits and effects with instant, tweakable results visualized by the waveform. The days of waiting for rendering and repeatedly undoing effects just to get them right are over – Even fades and normalization can be adjusted in real-time. Combined with the existing slicing and time-stretching capabilities of BeatCleaver, musicians now have a better tool than ever before for remixing drum loops and sampling music.

BeatCleaver 1.4 also introduces automatic tempo detection combined with an integrated time-stretching toolbar for quicker pitch and time adjustments. Musicians can also now export slice timing to a MIDI file as notes (groove extraction) and reconstruct beats later in a DAW.

Changes in BeatCleaver v1.4

  • Audio Editing, using a new state-of-the-art engine for real-time audio editing and effects (watch the video).
  • Automatic tempo (BPM) detection.
  • Easier time-stretching controls.
  • Slice-to-MIDI functionality.

BeatCleaver is available to purchase for $79 USD / 59 EUR / £54 GBP.

More information: Oscillicious / BeatCleaver

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Steinberg updates Yamaha sonote beat re:edit to v1.1.0

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Yamaha sonote beat re:edit

Steinberg has released version 1.1.0 of sonote beat re:edit, the beat instrument plug-in for Cubase.

Based on Yamaha’s innovative sonote technology, sonote beat re:edit lets you create remixes of your beats in next to no time. Extracting characteristic beat slices from an audio loop and swapping them with similar sounds from other audio files, sonote beat re:edit helps you to change the character of your grooves in the most creative and fun way.

Changes in sonote beat re:edit v1.1.0

  • Added the Tool Tips.
  • Improved the speed with which VST Preset and Project files are saved within Windows.
  • Fixed a problem in which Cubase might occasionally crash when an audio file is imported.
  • Fixed a problem in which Cubase might crash when exporting sonote data to an audio track then dragging-and-dropping an audio file (without any other operations) to sonote beat re:edit.
  • Solved some minor problems.

Sonote beat re:edit for Cubase 7 is available to purchase for 49.99 EUR inc. VAT.

More information: Steinberg / sonote beat re:edit

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Oscillicious updates BeatCleaver to v1.3.1

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Oscillicious has released version 1.3.1 of its BeatCleaver slicer software for Windows and Mac.

BeatCleaver is a beat slicer and music sampling application for quickly chopping up songs, beats, and recordings.

Oscillicious BeatCleaver
BeatCleaver samples, slices and stretches all your samples.

Changes in BeatCleaver v1.3.1

  • MIDI controller support for previewing slices.
  • Snap to Zero crossing option for slicing.
  • A Fade in/out option to reduce clicks.
  • Samplerate conversion on export.
  • Details at the blog.

BeatCleaver for Windows and Mac to purchase for $29 USD / 24 EUR / £19 GBP.

More information: Oscillicious / BeatCleaver

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Quadelectra releases BeatChop slicer RE for Reason

Quadelectra has released BeatChop, a slicer Rack Extension for Propellerheads Reason.

Quadelectra BeatChop
BeatChop can playback ANY part of the buffer as a slice and create from simple beat repeats, to stunning stutter effects.

BeatChop Realtime Slicer from Quadelectra, is a new creative FX category on its own! Just set its buffer length, and BeatChop will cycle-record the incoming audio you feed it, slice it in real time, and map it to your MIDI keyboard, as if it was a sliced loop!

Simple beat repeats? Stutter effects and tape stops? Glitches and scratches or even audio arpeggiation? BeatChop has you covered, and gives you in-depth control to maneuver your audio! All in real time! No sampling, editing or slicing necessary!

BeatChop is available from the Propellerhead Shop, priced at 55 EUR.

More information: Quadelectra / BeatChop

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