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BPM ? Advanced urban rhythm instrument
Advanced rhythm production
BPM? unites drum machine-style operation with advanced virtual instrument technology to give you the ultimate rhythm programming experience. Combine kits, patterns, and loops with instrument sounds, advanced mixing, and DSP effects to realize your rhythmic vision.
A massive rhythm sound library
Browse a massive library of over 19 GB of rhythm sounds. They sound massive, too, thanks to renowned mastering engineer Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound, NYC. Mix and match thousands of patterns, kits, loops, and hits inspired by dozens of musical styles.
New in Version 1.5: Beat Box Anthology
BPM 1.5 adds Beat Box Anthology: authentic sounds from every classic, iconic drum machine that ever mattered during the 70s, 80s, and 90s. You get 80 legendary models (10,000 samples) from the likes of Oberheim, Dynacord, Simmons, Alesis, Korg, Roland, Yamaha, Akai, and others.
For tactile control, choose your weapon
With enhanced MIDI control features, BPM 1.5 lets you choose your favorite pad controller, MIDI keyboard, or other controller for the ultimate personalized tactile rhythm programming experience. With hundreds of compatible models to choose from, it?s your call.
A multi-platinum producer talks BPM
Co-producer on Michael Jackson's Dangerous album and many other multi-platinum releases, Teddy Riley is one of the most successful R&B producers of all time and is widely recognized as the father of New Jack Swing. Teddy uses BPM in his daily work, most recently on the posthumous Michael Jackson album Michael.
Beat Box Anthology
TR 808?LinnDrum?SP1200? Iconic rhythm machines from decades past that brought us legendary sounds that still drive today's beats. BPM delivers the sounds of 80 such classic machines from the 1970's, 80's and 90's ? a massive 4 GB collection of legacy rhythm sounds, combined with BPM's updated 1.5 library, for an unprecedented 19 GB, by far the most extensive rhythm sound library available.
More musical styles
Updated soundbanks deliver kits, patterns and sounds for many additional musical styles, including big beat, dancehall, dub, electro, jungle, hard trance, house, jungle-drum bass, minimal, progressive, vinylized and others. With BPM's FlexLoop? technology, you control every loop element, from individual samples to FX parameters. Combine kits and patterns from each style to quickly create unique hybrid beats.
How you play your instrument is how you express yourself as a musical artist. That's why BPM lets you use the MIDI controller of your choice. It needs to feel right. Be right. Just for you. BPM goes further by letting you customize how it responds to your pad controller, MIDI keyboard, or other controller, so that your flow is BPM's flow, and BPM flows with you.
Choose any note repeat value, from triplet 64ths to dotted quarters to 32x. Assign the note repeat button to any control item on your MIDI controller. Change the repeat value on the fly from your controller. Control the volume (velocity) of repeated notes with aftertouch pressure. This is rhythm programming the way it should be: live, dynamic, and customizable.
The new MIDI Select feature gives you direct access to each pad ? up to 64 simultaneous pads per scene ? for quick editing and tweaking directly from your MIDI controller. Need to tweak the filter cutoff on the crash cymbal? Play the pad, tweak the filter, done.
Bank aux FX
When creating your own banks of sounds, the new Bank Aux FX feature lets you program and save effects such as delays, reverb, filters, and any of BPM's dozens of included effects together with the bank itself, so that the next time you load the kit, the effects load with it.
BPM 1.5 upgrade package
The BPM 1.5 upgrade package includes:
- BPM 1.5 installer CD
- Updated BPM 1.5 soundbank DVDs
- New Beat Box Anthology soundbank DVD
- Beat Box Anthology iLok auth key code
Other recent new features
Did that last pass you just recorded sound like a train wreck? Hit Record Undo and try again. You can map Record Undo to any button you want on your MIDI controller.
64-bit Windows support
Run the VST or stand-alone version of BPM in native 64-bit Windows Vista or Windows 7.
Spiraling synth parts. Burbling bass lines. Oscillating leads. Apply BPM's arpeggiator to as many parts as you wish. Choose from dozens of presets, like "Ice Walk" and "Poison" or program your own down to the last detail.
Slice loop editing
Slice and dice your loops any way you can think of. BPM's complete slice loop editor gives you all the control you need over your slice loops.
Slice loop mapping
Once you've edited the slices of a loop, map them to pads with one click.
One shot pads
Program any pad as a one-shot.
What if you start programming a pattern with a sixteenth note grid, but later decide you need to go to 32nd notes? No problem: right-click the grid and choose Double Resolution. Your pattern sounds the s