Initial Audio has just released an update to the Slice loop slicer and beat making plugin. Version 1.1.4 comes with various improvements and fixes.

Load audio loops via drag and drop to slice, loop, reverse, pitch shift or even time stretch them. Initial Slice also comes with multiple built in piano rolls so you can create sequences right in the box. On top of this we have an advanced drum sequencer, bass sequencer, playlist editor, 4 effect racks (each with 11 built in effects) and lots of top quality content.

Changes in Initial Slice v1.1.4

  • Increased the default master gain for the init preset, was set to -3dB by default.
  • Created a separate version of Slice with multiple outputs. Slice sends 3 channels to the DAW. FX1, FX2, FX3 , for mixing or adding extra effects in the host.
  • Added 25% zoom to the sequencers, for finer editing on small grid sizes.
  • Pressing space bar controls play and stop.
  • Made popup menu fonts a bit bigger and easier to read.
  • Added “Bounce to Wav File” to the playlist page. Exports the playlist as a full beat and also stems for further use in a DAW.
  • Drum samples and the bass Sample in the sequencers can be dragged and dropped out of Slice.
  • Added more GUI sizes to the settings page.
  • Added dragging the playlist blocks out of slice as midi. Dropping on your hosts piano roll will enable you to trigger the sequencers from your DAW exactly as programmed in the playlist.
  • Added half time and double time playback speeds to the drum sequencer.
  • Made the output level meter more responsive.
  • Other minor bugfixes and graphical improvements.

Initial Slice for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available at Initial Audio and from distributor Plugin Boutique, priced $99 USD for a limited time (regular $149 USD).

Initial Audio has also released a batch of expansion packs for Slice, featuring additional melodic loops, drum kits and beat starters.

Knock Out, Tsunami, Trap, Tokyo, Ronin, and Drill & Drill 2 are available for purchase for $19.99 USD each.