UJAM has announced the release of its new virtual electronic drum instrument Beatmaker VICE, a plugin that features drum machine samples from the 1980s processed to 21st century sound standard.

The instrument allows you to produce nostalgic beats that pack a punch with ready-made patterns and proprietary mix and effect automation.

Inspired by some of the most legendary classic drum machines from companies like Linn, Roland, Simmons or Korg, VICE combines the sound aesthetics of the 1980s with contemporary sound fidelity.

The style elements of the 1980s have been re-discovered by contemporary music producers and in genres like Synthwave. Influenced by 1980s film soundtracks and video games and inspired by composers like Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis, and Trevor Horn, Synthwave contains 1980s clichéd elements. VICE aims at producers and musicians who want an easy and quick way to build drum tracks for the genre focusing on the music rather than the sound engineering.

Beatmaker VICE features

  • Drum kits built from analog drum machines.
  • 10 Drum Kits.
  • 12 Smart-mix Presets.
  • 30 Styles and 60 Presets.
  • 460 Patterns (intro, verse, chorus, fill, ending).
  • MIDI Drag and Drop of grooves to DAW tracks for detailed note editing.
  • Master Section: Sweep, Saturate, Maximize, Ambience.
  • Sound Shaping Controls per Instrument: Type Selector, Filter, Decay, Volume.
  • Individual outputs for separate mixing setups.
  • Proprietary “Time Machine” algorithm as Special Control.
  • Cross-compatibility with all Beatmakers and even Virtual Drummers.

VICE is available from UJAM and distributor Plugin Boutique for an introductory price of 49 USD/EUR until May 3rd, 2020. The regular price is 69 USD/EUR. The Bundle of all five Beatmakers is available for 239 USD/EUR.

All Beatmaker plugins are available in VST, AU, and AAX formats for both macOS and Windows and free, fully functional 30-day trials are available.