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Beat Assembler XT
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Beat Assembler XT

quantum drum machine

Product Overview

Beat Assembler is drum computer instrument based on experimental design. It is using randomly or manually generated pattern model, which is then being used as basis for creating a drum sequence. The machine is using series of quantizers and sound mappers to re-shape model pattern, fitting it into a time-frame of choice, allowing user to observe the results on the fly. It supports a range of odd time signatures (also in standalone mode) and flexible quantizer size programming, leaving room to experiment with unusual rhythm structures. features: - automatic pattern generator, - alternative design of manual pattern editor, - note recorder: input pattern model by keyboard, or record midi playback, - preset system: save sequence to file or memory, - drag'n'drop midi export, - configurable voice group system, - effect rack for each group, - quick access to Kontakt's filter bank, - can serve as sample shell (configurable drum kit size), - five background themes. Beat Assembler XT comes with 12 vintage style electronic drum-box patches, including: - reconstruction of Unitra Rytm 16, polish analog drum machine from the 80's, sampled in 16x round robin, all rhythms reconstructed in Beat Assembler format, - retro electronic drum kits created with rare vintage Sequential Circuits synthesizer, - wacky drum kits made with Casio CZ-3000 synthesizer combined with distortion pedals (for distorted phase distortion effect) and Moog LP filter, - 36 hand programmed pattern models (including patterns from Rytm 16). Beat Assembler XT requires full version of Kontakt 5.5.1 or newer to run. Free preview version is previously released Beat Assembler 48, it lacks some features, like midi export, preset saving, displacer and filter bank, supports smaller sequence size (48, while XT handles 128) and less voice groups, kit size can't be configured... But basic functionality is the same in both versions. If you'd rather like to read about it, than try it yourself, there is excellent review of free version on Bedroom Producer's Blog: http://bedroomproducersblog.com/2015/12/09/kontakt-drum-machine/