Year/Date of Issue: 11/03/23
Developer: AKAI Professional.
Developer website: Air Music Tech
Format: VST, VST3.
Bit depth: 64bit
Tablet: Cured [R2R]
System requirements: WIN 10+
Unleash your creativity:
Akai Pro, the legendary music production brand, is proud to introduce Flex Beat – the ultimate rhythm instrument,
giving you complete control over the timing and groove of your music.
Flex Beat makes it easy to create beats, DJ-style scratches, Trance gates, and reverse or time audio.
Producers of any genre can twist samples beyond recognition or add extra flair to any loop in your sample collection.
FLEX YOUR RHYTHMS:
Akai Pro, a legendary music production brand, is proud to introduce Flex Beat, the ultimate rhythm tool that gives you complete control over the rhythm and groove of your music. Flex Beat allows you to create beats, DJ-style scratches, Trance gates, and easily reverse or time audio. Producers of any genre can twist samples beyond recognition or add extra flair to any loop in your sample collection.
Control your sound:
16 performance pads for pattern presets.
Pad playback modes: Loop, One Shot and Hold.
The pads are MIDI controlled using the MIDI sidechain input.
Preset banks for instant inspiration.
The ability to trigger quantized patterns so that your music never misses a beat.
Large library of pad presets with preview function.
Detailed pattern editor with snapping, adjustable curve types and envelope tools.
Export or import pattern presets in Gross Beat™ compatible .fnv format.
ADD EXTRA FLAVOR WITH HUNDREDS OF PRESETS:
Sound engineering at your fingertips:
Flex Beat lets you add rhythm and movement to your music. With a library of hundreds of presets, you can add anything from simple scratches to full pitch shift automation with just a few clicks. You can even modify existing presets or create your own patterns to use in your projects.
YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL – FLEX YOUR CREATIVE MUSCLES:
The Pattern Editor helps you create rhythms and songs by easily controlling pitch, speed and steps. With the Pattern Editor, you can easily edit values in the sequencer like you would in a DAW, customize curve and envelope types, snap notes to a grid, randomize values, and save presets.
DON’T FORGET TO ADD THE SAUCE:
Run it Back:
Choose a mode to play pads in a loop, one shot, or hold mode and move through the patterns available to you.
One Shot: Plays the selected pad pattern to the end, then returns to the previous pad.
Loop: The default behavior is that the pad pattern always loops.
Hold: Plays the selected pad pattern while the pad is held, then returns to the previous pad.
Changelog v1.1.0 :
Flex Beat 1.1 adds support for exporting preset banks from the full version of Flex Beat to Flex Beat Player.
Once the .xpl file has been exported, it can be imported using the ‘Load Preset’ function in the desktop or standalone MPC version of Flex Beat Player.