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MOTU BPM Beat Production Machine Virtual Instrument
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Advanced urban rhythm instrument with 15+GB of loops, samples, and beats—or add your own.

The BPM Beat Production Machine from MOTU unites drum machine-style operation with advanced virtual instrument technology to give you the ultimate rhythm programming experience. The virtual instrument software lets you combine drum kits, sequenced patterns, sliced loops, and instrument sounds to realize your rhythmic vision, mixing and matching any playing style with any drum kit. Or plug in your pad controller or MIDI keyboard to capture your live, groove-quantized performance directly in BPM.

Explore a new universe of sounds
Browse BPM's vast 15GB sample library of expertly recorded and mastered 24-bit/96kHz rhythmic material for urban, R&B, hip hop, techno, electro, house, pop, rock, and other styles of music. Sample your own drum sounds directly into BPM's drum pads, or simply drag-and-drop clips from your computer desktop, to add infinite possibilities to your own, unique sound. Add further punch with BPM's Drum Synthesizer. MOTU's Beat Production Machine also enables you to combine unlimited sample layers per pad with programmable layer switching. Now add guitar, bass, and other multisample instrument sounds from BPM's included sample collection, MachFive, or any other MOTU or UVI sample instrument library.

Let your beats flow, from start to finish
Trigger scenes during live performance from pads or MIDI notes. Drag-and-drop scenes into a song to build an entire track in seconds. Finalize your track with MOTU BPM's comprehensive graphic mixer, unlimited effects processing, and dozens of world-class effects, including multi-band EQ, filter, delay, drive, distortion, and convolution reverb. Advanced features of this virtual instrument software include drag-and-drop audio import/export, multiple outputs, universal plug-in compatibility, and standalone operation.

Sound libraries these days are awash with loops. And what is a loop, exactly? Someone else's beat. Isn't it time to take back creative ownership over your grooves? Isn't it time to once again release your own unique, inspired beats on the world? If only you had a rhythm production instrument that let you program beats as fast as your mind can hear them. Now you can with the MOTU BPM Beat Production Machine.

MOTU BPM Beat Production Machine Virtual Instrument Features:

  • Complete rhythm production center for Mac and Windows
    Combines state-of-the-art rhythm programming technology with playable virtual instrument operation inspired by the classic drum machines of the 80s and 90s
    Provides complete creative control, from recording and programming individual samples to building and arranging entire songs
    Includes a comprehensive, expertly produced urban sound and loop library for urban, R&B, pop, rock, and other music styles
    Combines drum machine programming, sampling, loops, synthesized drum sounds, multi-sample instrument sounds, mixing, effects processing, song arranging, and asset browsing in one streamlined window
    Plug-and-play support for hands-on pad controllers such as the Akai MPD32 controller
    Exclusive SP1200 Emulation mode faithfully reproduces the unique characteristics of the classic sought-after E-MU SP1200
    State-of-the-art environment for laying down beats as quickly as your mind can hear them
    15+ GB library of all-new, never before released loops, samples, and beats
    Over 10,000 individual samples
    Over 1,000 new drum and percussion loops
    24-bit/96kHz audio quality
    Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC by top mastering engineer Chris Gehringer
    Beat Production/Sound Design by Eric K. Roz for Black Rose Corporation
    Over 200 drum kits + patterns organized by style categories (Beat City, Old School, etc.)
    Over 100 urban multi-sampled instruments, including piano, bass, guitars, synths, pads, and more
    Built-in drum synthesizer for unlimited synthesized drum and percussion sounds (includes hundreds of preset sounds)
    Comprehensive percussion samples, patterns, and loops
    Dozens of classic 808 and 909 style beat box samples
    Hundreds of patterns in many styles (Hip-Hop, R&B, house, electro, techno, funk, soul, pop, rock, etc.)
    Play any pattern in any style with any drum kit (included or programmed) for virtually infinite combinations
    Load any MOTU instrument sound from MachFive, Ethno, Electric Keys, etc.
    Load any UVI instrument sound
    Add new sounds with BPM Expander packs and UVI SoundCards from
    Runs as a standalone application on Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista
    Runs as a plug-in with any Mac or Windows audio host (Audio Unit, VST, RTAS, and MAS)
    Next-generation UVI Engine XT delivers state-of-the-art sound quality and operation
    Supports multiple separate outputs for multichannel mixing
    Drag-and-drop importing for MIDI data, audio data, and audio loops
    Slice loops and patterns can be exported to the computer desktop or audio host software as audio clip or MIDI clip
    Scenes and songs can be exported to the computer desktop as an audio clip
    Records individual samples or loops from any external source via plug-in host software
    Quick sampling feature lets you quickly record into the currently selected drum pad
    Supports self-sampling (record BPM output back into BPM itself directly)
    Programmable drum and percussion synthesizer with hundreds of factory presets
    Mix, match, and layer drum samples and drum synth sounds, even on the same pad
    Exclusive SP1200 Emulation mode faithfully reproduces the unique characteristics of the classic sought-after E-MU SP1200
    64 pads per scene (4 banks of 16 pads)
    Independent step sequencer for each 16-pad bank
    Use multiple banks to quickly layer basic drum kits with additional kits (percussion, etc.)
    Convenient controls for mute, solo, gain, and pan for each pad
    Detailed parameter adjustment for each pad, including velocity, pan, fine/coarse tuning, fill, timeshift, filter cutoff, resonance, decay, and others
    Graph sequencer for each note for ultra-dynamic expression (includes presets)
    Unlimited sample layers per pad with programmable velocity switching or cycling (random or programmed) for expressive human feel
    Independent synth programming for each sample layer (AHD/ADSR, filter, drive, aux sends, pitch envelope, etc.)
    Unlimited FX slots per pad and per bank
    Waveform Editor with fade in/out, normalize, silence, gain, etc.
    Loops, audio phrases and instrument sounds
    Two independent rack modules hold loops, audio phrases, and/or instrument sounds
    Unlimited parts in each rack
    Independent piano-roll sequencer for each part (instruments and slice loops)
    Imports REX files, Apple Loops, AIFF, WAV, and all standard audio file formats
    Automaps, plays, and grooves REX files in realtime
    Up to 64 MIDI channels
    Unlimited FX slots per part and per rack
    State-of-the-art time-stretching algorithms provide exceptional audio quality at all tempos
    Loads and plays any MOTU or UVI multi-sampled instrument
    Record, overdub, and quantize patterns interactively in realtime from any MIDI controller
    Plug-and-play support for pad controllers such as the Akai MPD32
    Apply grooves with independent control over timing and velocity
    Choose among dozens of groove presets or create and apply your own
    Combine kits, patterns and sequences into scenes
    Comprehensive and flexible scene and song programming
    Trigger scenes live with pads and/or MIDI notes
    Build songs in seconds via simple drag and drop of scenes
    Operate standalone or synced to host tempo and timeline
    Comprehensive graphic mixer with independent channels for all 64 pads and instrument parts
    Master mixer with master channel strips plus FX processing for entire banks, instrument racks, and aux channels
    Stereo main outs plus 16 or more stereo aux channel outputs (up to 99, depending on the host)
    Unlimited effect slot architecture for pads, banks, instruments, racks, aux outs, and master out
    CPU-efficient convolution reverb
    Dozens of professional quality effects, including EQ, compressor/gate, filter, delay, reverb, phaser, chorus, drive, distortion, and many more
    Convenient, intuitive, unified browser for all assets (samples, loops, patterns, kits, instruments, etc.)
    Optional auditioning while browsing (list items play as you click them)
    Drag-and-drop loading from browser or desktop (including audio files, MIDI files, and loops in all standard formats)
    Optional auto-loading from browser (list items load as soon as you click them)

MOTU BPM Beat Production Machine Virtual Instrument Specifications:

  • System Requirements
    Overall: A minimum of 1GB of RAM is required. However, 2GB is recommended.
    A free USB port for the iLok USB key. Note: If you have multiple products which use iLoks for authorization you can consolidate multiple authorizations onto a single iLok.
    A CD/DVD disk drive for installation.

    For Mac:
    G4 1GHz Power Mac or faster, with multiple processors/cores highly recommended; a G5 or Intel-based Mac is recommended
    OS 10.3.9 or higher. Version 10.4 or higher is recommended.
    Hard drive(s) with at least 18 GB free to hold the sound files, plug-in, and application. The drive(s) must be formatted as Mac OS Extended (also known as HFS+); journalling can be on or off.
    An audio sequencer software package that hosts MAS, AU, VST, or RTAS instrument plug-ins. As BPM has 34 outputs (stereo main outs + 16 stereo aux outputs), the host needs to support instruments with greater than 32 outputs.

    For Windows:
    Pentium 4 1GHz or faster (or AMD equivalent), with multiple processors/cores highly recommended
    Windows XP, XP x64, or Vista (32- or 64-bit)
    Hard drive(s) with at least 18 GB free to hold the sound files, plug-in, and application. The drive(s) must be formatted as NTFS.
    An audio sequencer package that hosts VST or RTAS instrument plug-ins. As BPM has 34 outputs (stereo main outs + 16 stereo aux outputs), the host needs to support instruments with greater than 32 outputs.

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  • Awesome beatmaking software!!!

    As reviewed by Greg on 4/15/2009

    BPM has tons of sounds and beats to get you going. Creativity will be second nature with this software. Easy to use interface and workflow is a breeze. Drop samples and manipulation/tweaking of samples is a plus. This will keep any producer busy for a long time!!

    25 of 25 people found this review helpful.
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  • Platform impressive, "urban" translates to "analogue sounds"

    As reviewed by Ed Farris on 6/8/2009

    Motu as a company impresses me with their staff. Whereas other major league companies have impressive specs., Motu is there to help you get things to work. On initial review, the library seems to be almost entirely "urban" as advertised. I was hoping for a vast library of high quality drum samples. So far the library seems to contain a somewhat repetitious reiteration of the same samples in different, yet similar loop patterns. My review is written after only perhaps 2 hours of sampling all of the components within this program. If I find the samples that would sound like a traditional rock band, or Jazz trio, i.e. non analogue sound, then I would give this program 5 stars.

    16 of 20 people found this review helpful.
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  • Awesome

    As reviewed by Jason on 11/16/2010

    I love this product Get an Akai MPD 32 to use this Let the beats Flow

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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