New Sonic Arts has updated the Vice loop slicer plugin to version 1.4006, bringing various improvements and fixes.

Quickly find, preview and hot-swap loops via the integrated browser, and slice them in an instant with the advanced transient-detection algorithm. Sync perfectly with your DAW via the beat-locked Play Mode or trigger slices on-the-fly via your MIDI controller.

Create new loops from old by re-sequencing them direct in your DAWs piano-roll, and bounce and export the entire loop – or individual slices – via the convenient drag-and-drop export feature.

Changes in Vice v1.4006

  • Improved Export workflow with dedicated MIDI, Slice and Loop drag-drop buttons.
  • Added option to customise slice fade out and generated tail times.
  • Dedicated button for Loop trim mode.
  • Arrow up/down key now zoom in/out selected slice.
  • Enter key now plays selected slice.
  • Exported loops now contain ACID chunk with BPM and length.
  • Improved default save location handling.
  • Graphical/layout refinements.
  • Updated Info hints.
  • Various misc improvements and optimisations.
  • Fixed: Drag-drop from Studio One was not working.
  • Fixed: Workaround a driver bug on some OpenGL cards.
  • Fixed: Various misc fixes.
  • Fixed: OS X compatibility fixes.

Available in VST and AU plugin formats and as standalone software for Windows and Mac, Vice costs 99 EUR. Existing users can get the update free at the User Area. New users can try a free demo version.

More information: New Sonic Arts