Quadelectra has released BeatChop, a slicer Rack Extension for Propellerheads Reason.
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.
Oscillicious has released version 1.3 of BeatCleaver, a major update of the beat slicing tool for Windows and Mac.
New features include a state of the art time stretching engine, support for the FLAC audio format, drag and drop sample export, and on-the-fly chopping.
BeatCleaver is a beat slicing tool for sampling beats, recordings, and songs. Its intuitive design and fluid user interface create a fast, frustration-free workflow. Slice templates and multiple export functions are just one click away, making music sampling with BeatCleaver easy and convenient.
With the integration of a new, state of the art time stretching engine, BeatCleaver can now warp and pitch shift samples with precision. The Rubber Band time stretching engine allows musicians to change the tempo and pitch of a sample independently of one another while preserving important musical characteristics such as transient shapes. Combined with the existing slicing capabilities of BeatCleaver, musicians have more tools than ever before for recontextualizing and sampling music.
BeatCleaver 1.3 also introduces a new drag export mode, FLAC support, and on-the-fly chopping. Musicians can now drag sampled slices directly out of BeatCleaver and into a folder, their desktop, or a DAW. Lossless FLAC audio files can now also be read and sliced, and by popular demand, slicing directly at the playback cursor is now possible during playback.
BeatCleaver for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for 24 EUR.
Steinberg has announced the upcoming release of Sonote beat re:edit, the ideal beat instrument plug-in for Steinberg’s recently announced Cubase 7 and Cubase Artist 7 music production systems.
“For all Cubase users who’re into meddling with beats, sonote beat re:edit is a unique approach to making new grooves from your content,” remarked Matthias Quellmann, product marketing manager at Steinberg.
Based on Yamaha’s renowned sonote technology, sonote beat re:edit extracts beat slices within an audio loop and replaces them with similar sounds. Analyzing the transients of individual waveforms, sonote beat re:edit defines and categorizes fragments — so-called sonotes — in dedicated databases based on parameters, such as loudness, attack and frequency. This allows sonote quickly to exchange fragments with comparable audio material and generate new rhythmical content.
Exclusively compatible with Cubase 7 and Cubase Artist 7, sonote beat re:edit perfectly integrates into the Cubase environment, allowing for drag-and-drop of audio events from and to the Project window and MediaBay.
sonote beat re:edit includes a factory library with three databases of acoustic, electronic and standard beats and additional VST presets of rhythmical phrases.
sonote beat re:edit features
Exchange the sounds of your beat with sounds of your own music.
Create your own sonote database out of your favorite sounds and tracks.
Seamless import and export of audio material from and to Cubase.
MIDI support to control virtually all parameters via external devices.
Out-of-the-box factory library.
Available as download for Windows and Mac OS X Intel.
Sonote beat re:edit will be available in December exclusively as download through the Steinberg Online Shop, with a retail price of 49.99 EUR including German VAT.
CWI Technology has announced the version 2.0 release of its TX16Wx Software Sampler, a freeware software sampler instrument for Windows.
TX16Wx is a sampling workstation, a sound mangler and a beat slicer.
Version 2.0 adds a completely new, re-sizable graphical user interface, complete with unlimited Undo/Redo and context sensitive help. A built-in file browser and improved drag-and-drop based work flow makes the instrument easy and quick to get started with.
Three new step sequencer modulators and several new modulation sources and destinations adds to the sound tweaking abilities of the instrument.
TX16Wx is a complete sampling workstation, with improved sampling tools such as automatic keyboard mapping of recorded material, threshold and transport triggers and interactive loop cross fading, making sampling your own content quicker and more fun than ever.
For working with loops the instrument has fully interactive beat slicing and mapping, as well as improved sample edit tools.
TX16Wx for Windows (32/64-bit VST) is available to download at no charge.
Oscillicious has updated its BeatCleaver beat slicing tool for Windows and Mac to version 1.2.1.
Whether you’re slicing drum loops for electronica or cutting melodies for beat making, BeatCleaver makes a great producer’s companion. The less time you spend editing audio, the more time you spend making music.
Changes in BeatCleaver v1.2.1
Important compatibility improvements with files containing non-Roman characters. If you’re slicing files with non-ASCII titles or work with non-Western music, you’ll want to update.
Fixed a related bug in our open source library libaudiodecoder.
Added the currently open file’s name to the window title.
Fixed a crash when moving a slice’s end point after playing.
Minor improvements to the registration process.
Fixed a settings saving bug on Mac OS X.
All Windows packages are now certified and signed.
Fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
BeatCleaver is available to purchase for $15 USD/12 EUR/£10 GBP. Registered users can download this update at no cost. An updated free trial version is available for download from the BeatCleaver site.