The BeatHawk iPad app has been hotly anticipated for some time now. With powerful step sequencing, easy to use sample recording and editing, song arrangement, fx and more. BeatHawk from UVI boasts and intuitive workflow that lends it self greatly to instant hands on creation of beats while on the go or in the studio.
BeatHawk offers full support for CoreMIDI, Inter-App Audio, AudioBus, Audio Copy and WIST allowing you to create with your favorite tools in whatever way you like. Play your tracks with an external MIDI keyboard or sequence them over Wi-Fi from your computer. If you want to wrap up a track in your favorite DAW just export the stems or MIDI files, it couldn’t be simpler.
Well this one has been a long time coming. I went out and did some extensive on location recordings. I altered drum kits, Bolted on sheets of metal to tom toms, ran them through crazy analog effects, and generally beat the living hell out of everything that I could find to make the best sounding hard hitting drums around.
GREY FORGE delivers dark, brooding techno with expressive control for live performance.
Here we have the latest in a long line of Native Instruments official expansion packs.
This one is designed for a dark techno ambience and I have to say it delivers. The Sounds all have a really nice cohesive flavor to them. One shots ring out with a nice tail and give you a damp dark feeling. Emotive drums that really remind me of just down in the dumps kinda days and the percussion sounds are very easy to mix.
Here are the details at a glance:
Full MASCHINE projects 9
Included Drum Kits 45 kits (14 drum synth kits with custom, pre-mapped macro controls)
Drum Synth presets 230
MASSIVE presets 40
Download size 146 MB
System requirements MASCHINE STUDIO /MASCHINE /MASCHINE MIKRO 2.0 or higher,
MASSIVE (1.3.1 or higher).
all for only $49.00
Not bad for such easily usable sounds. Highly recommended.
The Arturia V collection has long been one of the highest regarded VA synthesis plug in suites available. Now ion Version three some important updates have been made such as true 64-bit support and an all new Analog Laboratory suite with over 5000 presets in total. Also included is the Spark Vintage drum machines plug in that houses 30 amazing drum synths in one excellently laid out package. Spark includes it’s excellent step sequencer as well.
With the 8 synth models inside of the V collection you are sure to be able to reach just about any timber you can think of. Each of these VST’s are mapped right in side of Maschine and Maschine 2 as evident in the video. This allows easy access to sound sculpting parameters and an intuitive workflow.