GIVE BEATS A CHANCE
Brings a huge beating power in your Live project: AutoBeat is the definitive tool to create, sketch, and/or variate your drum patterns, or melodic contents.
Tons of advanced features, and just few clicks to generate new inspiring loops and beats!
Edit and write your beats, set probabilities for each step and let AutoBeat create variations on the fly for you. Use the advanced random functions to create new rhythms and grooves.
HOW IT WORKS
The device is based on eight 16 steps sequencers. For each step you can define the chance to trigger a MIDI note and its velocity. This creates patterns with continuous changes exactly where you want them! You can set, for example, a 4/4 kick, then add another kick hit on the third 8n at 50% chance. This triggers a new kick note just sometimes.
Each voice has exclusive tools for advanced editing: time resolution, three random functions, offset, loop length and more.
Beside the variations automatically generated on the main pattern, you can also create an alternative pattern via the fill area: then just click the fill button to launch another pattern on the fly.
Being a MIDI device, AutoBeat works with any instrument (not only drums). Furthermore, it has special features optimized for Ableton’s Drum Rack! If this device is used in the same track with a Drum Rack, AutoBeat starts communicating with it getting the drum pads name. Then, editing a drum pad in the Drum Rack, AutoBeat automatically selects that note pads displaying its settings: you will always see the pattern of the pad you are working on.
AutoBeat works great as continuous variations live instrument as well as a smart probabilities writing tool: the store feature allows you to instantly create MIDI clips based on the current pattern with just a click.
“Generating patterns, drum beats & fills in Ableton Live has never been so satisfyingly easy…”
G.W. Childs IV
“Autobeat is a fantastic tool for providing that initial spark of inspiration for everything from beats to glitch loops to melodies. The Midi patterns can be rapidly stored as clips or recorded in real time ready for further editing meaning Autobeat easily slips into your workflow”
Extra: the AutoBeat pack contains also 3 Drum Racks!
Enjoy AutoBeat immediately: we included 10 Instrument Racks presets with three different DrumRacks:
- concretism by K-Devices - Concretism is a drum rack designed for AutoBeat by K-Devices in collaboration with Federico Ascari. All sounds have been created using metal pieces, woods and objects you can find in a repair shop, including welding tools.
- nz_tx by Franz Rosati - nz_tx is a drum rack designed for AutoBeat by Franz Rosati, sound/visual artist, electronic music producer and composer. All sounds have been created on a Yamaha Tx81z FM synth, then edited in Ableton Live.
- sydrums by Hyena - Sydrums is a drum rack specially designed for AutoBeat by Giona Vinti, aka Hyena,electronic music producer and Ableton Live Certified Trainer. All sounds were meticulously crafted on a vintage FM synthesizer, the great Yamaha SY99, then recorded in 24 bit format, with 4 different layers of velocity to recreate the subtle variations generated by velocity in an FM algorithm and give more dynamic fun. The drum rack was then enriched with Ableton Audio Effects carefully mapped to macros to twist and mangle your drum patterns in subtle or extreme ways.