UltimateSoundBank has announced Beat Inc., a brand new collection of urban loops and sounds, produced by top producers and mastered by "one of the baddest mastering engineers on the planet".
Exclusive new sounds:
  • The first "HD" Instrument: true 24-bit/192 kHz sounds & engine ("normal" 16bits/44.1kHz versions of the sounds also included in the box).
  • Exclusively produced for UltimateSoundBank by top producers who have sold millions of records.
  • Mastered in New York (Sterling Sound) by Chris Gerhinger.
  • More than 16 Gb of TOTALLY new fresh sounds.
  • 1000+ of fresh new loops including construction kits, drums, kicks and snare, hi-hats, fx...
  • 4000+ of fresh new individual sounds and samples including kick,snare, hi-hats, fx, percussions, bass, synth...
  • Hundreds of mastered samples of the most famous analog beatbox of all time.

Expand and import:

  • Expandable with UVI Soundcards.
  • Import your MPC and ASR sounds.
  • Import any WAV, AIFF, REX, APPLE LOOPS files.

Edit & sound design:

  • Drag & Drop from sequencer or desktop to a pad for easy sampling.
  • Wave Editor with essential editing features.
  • Sound Design-Shaping tools : envelopes, multi-mode filters, LFOs, pitch...
  • Each pad/instrument can have up to 4 different FX and 2 Aux Send.
  • Complete professional effects arsenal, with easy editing: delay, reverb, phaser, flanger, chorus, EQ, drive, distortion, compressor... Also includes a convolution reverb.

Working with grooves:

  • Integrated step sequencer with Drag and Drop.
  • MIDI grooves player with Drag and Drop.
  • Direct sync to host : tempo & transport.
  • Realtime sync to the beat : loops are always in time.
  • State-of-the-art realtime time-stretch algorithm.
  • Latch mode to start/stop loops with a simple keystroke.
  • Double/Half tempo.
  • Sample/Slice Start for loops and phrases.
  • Drag & Drop MIDI files of sliced loops into the sequencer.
  • Drag & Drop Audio files from stretched or sliced loops into the sequencer's audio tracks.
  • Import of REX, Apple Loops, Aiff & WAV files.

Beat Inc. will be released for Windows and Mac OS X as a stand alone application and as a virtual instrument software plug-in in VST, Audio Unit, DXi, RTAS and MAS formats. Release schedule and pricing information are not yet available, although audio demos are.