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Create and Experience Music Wherever You AreThe Beat Thang Mobile Music Production System comes with everything you need to make your own original Hi...Read More

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      Fully portable and mobile music creation system, with a huge, studio ready sound library.

      Create and Experience Music Wherever You Are
      The Beat Thang Mobile Music Production System comes with everything you need to make your own original Hip Hop, Dance, Pop, Dubstep, Industrial or Electronic music productions.

      Loaded with over 3,000 original, professionally mastered sounds, a sampler with waveform editing, built-in effects, chromatic keypads, and a fully portable rugged design, the Beat Thang simplifies professional music production down to its core by providing you with all the tools you need to make high-quality, radio-ready, club-friendly music right out of the box.

      Create original songs in a matter of minutes with access to the sounds that the world's top producers have been using and keeping secret for years. Use the Beat Thang's sampler to record your own sounds, or import your own sample library to increase the size of your musical toolbox. Integrate the Beat Thang into your professional studio setup or digital audio workstation with Beat Thang Virtual companion software. Use the hardware as a controller for Beat Thang Virtual, as a standalone device, or unplug and take your fully portable Beat Thang into the streets where inspiration really happens.

      Get the Sounds the Pros Use
      Great music starts with great sounds. With the Beat Thang - you start with the same sound quality that multi-platinum producers like Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, Will.i.am, and Paul Oakenfold use to make their hits.

      BKE Technologies Beat Thang, meticulously recorded, edited, tweaked, and mastered hours of original music to give you over 3,000 radio ready sounds all included with the Beat Thang. In this versatile and dynamic library, you'll find hundreds of original drums, live basses, striking strings, horns and keys; out of this world synths and effects; and exotic world instruments like tablas, sitars, kotos, djembes, and more.

      "As a producer - your sound is who you are. It's how you express your emotions. Sound is everything." These are the words of none other than Dallas Austin, the two-time Grammy-winning producer who has worked with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Chris Brown, TLC, Boyz II Men, Pink, Fishbone and many other legends and icons.

      "These sounds were made over a long time. It's the type of thing we generally don't give up in this industry," Austin says.

      When you sit down to write you get the benefit of all of those years of work. Sounds crafted by the best session players, recorded through a menagerie of premium microphones and pre-amps, mixed and mastered by the best engineers - it's the sort of thing that makes a difference. Just strike the pads to be inspired by one of the most exciting sound libraries released in years.

      Or Make Your Own Sounds
      BKE Technologies did the sound design heavy lifting for you, so you're starting with top notch, professional samples as a base. But what fun is it to just play with the presets? You're an innovator. You want to create and design your own sounds and kits. Go for it.

      The Beat Thang allows you to tweak and edit just about every parameter you could imagine on each sample. And if that isn't enough you can layer up to 16 samples per pad. Add effects. Now reverse the third layer.

      Of course, if you're a professional producer, you've spent wads of cash amassing your own sample library. Well, go ahead, and drag those samples into the Beat Thang by connecting your external hard drive to one of the USB ports.

      Or better yet, dig into the crates and pull out Dad's collection of Bavarian drinking songs on vinyl. In fact, you can sample from just about any sound source - even the Internet. The Beat Thang's sampler includes on screen waveform editing and autochop, so creating your own sounds is easier than ever.

      Make Music Wherever You're Inspired
      With a 3-4 hour rechargeable lithium ion battery, illumination of every button and key, and a vivid 3.5" full color LCD screen, the world's first mobile music production system is as versatile as you are - equally "at home" in the dimly lit club or on the plane or in the studio. No longer do you have to wait until you "get back" to capture your ideas and arrangements. Just record those flashes of brilliance the moment they arrive.

      And with a fully functional built in mixer and effects rack, you have everything you need to add depth and polish to your music, all in one portable device.

      Create and finish your songs on the Beat Thang, and then quickly export them to an SD card or save them to your computer, flash drive or external drive via USB. When you're ready to share your music with a client, a friend or your fans, or when it's time to load your work into another session, your Beat Thang is easy to use...easy to share...no matter where you go.

      Perform with Confidence
      Beat Thang is the ultimate live performance tool. The familiarity of a chromatic keyboard pad layout means you have complete control of where you want to take your audience.

      The Beat Thang's 16 internal and external tracks with independent bar length, and intuitive built-in mixer let you layer track after track. Mute and solo individual tracks or individual pads to add variety to your arrangements, use the roll and hold buttons to quickly add drum rolls or sustain notes in your drum and instrument performances.

      The Beat Thang offers real-time looping and virtually no load times, so you can change kits, sounds, instruments, and effects on the fly. Construct and build arrangements in just seconds, and then perform and share them just as fast.

      Over 60 on-board effects come pre-loaded in the Beat Thang. Phasers, flangers, hi-and low pass filters, compressors, reverbs, and delays, plus chopped, screwed, and freak are just a few clicks away. And when you're ready to really refine your track, you can tweak nearly every parameter, and save them as presets. Design your own reverbs, delays, and more. Then trigger your effects in real time with the press of a single button.

      Professionally Integrate with Ease
      Beat Thang offers the features and connectivity you'll need for any studio setting. Connect with MIDI Controllers, keyboards, sound modules, external hard drives and more using either USB type A or B as well as MIDI in/out. Quickly load or export samples, songs and more through flash drives or SD cards using the USB slots or one of the two (2) separate 32GB SD Card slots. Enjoy the convenience of two (2) headphone jacks for collaborating on your songs or sharing your music with friends.

      With a combo Mic/Line input you can sample guitars, basses, or turntables as well as both dynamic and phantom powered condenser microphones. Balanced stereo outputs, a separate Mic gain control knob and an iLock jack round out the back panel.

      Beat Thang Virtual: Powerful, Practical, Versatile
      Included with Beat Thang is a copy of Beat Thang Virtual, the uncompromising software companion product that brings the power of the Beat Thang to your Mac or PC.

      Beat Thang Virtual offers the same incredible features and no-hassle workflow as the Beat Thang - you'll find it amazingly easy to just open it up and start making music. You can still start new songs in just seconds, and finish songs in minutes...

      You'll unleash the true potential of Beat Thang and Beat Thang Virtual software when you use them together. You seamlessly share files between the two, move sounds and samples, patterns, and more. Beat Thang also works as a controller for the Beat Thang Virtual software. Create tracks on Beat Thang, transfer the files to Beat Thang Virtual, and with Virtual's VST Plug-in mode use the Beat Thang in your digital audio workstation recording session.

      NEW!: Beat Thang 1.3 Software Update
      BKE has announced an update to the Beat Thang software with a host of new features and content that will make beat creation with Beat Thang even faster and more inspiring than before. Updates in this refresh include a new sound engine and optimized processor for up to 40% faster speeds and increased polyphony, the introduction of a new MIDI Clock and MIDI Time Code support for syncing with other gear or slaving to a DAW, and a new Librarian feature for transferring files both ways between Bet Thang and the included BTV standalone/plug-in software. Also included with the update is a brand new Electronic Dance Music (EDM) sound library expansion of 1,788 original samples, 106 playable instruments and 17 drum kits.

      • CD quality audio 16-bit / 44.1kHz: sampling, playback and export
      • 16 Tracks with playable mute and solo functions
      • Create patterns that can be played live and remixed on the fly
      • One octave pad layout with 8 banks so you can bang out beats OR play the keys over 8 octaves
      • 16 Layers of velocity sensitivity per pad for emotive performance
      • Pad solo and mute for added remix control
      • On board Effects: Filters, Delays, Reverb, Chorus, Disintegrator, Overdrive, and more
      • Add BANG with onboard mastering
      • Record your own samples directly using the mic or line input
      • Fully editable samples with clear waveform view
      • Auto chop allows you to quickly create mash up parts and custom kits from your samples
      • Create patterns in real time using quantize, swing, individual bar lengths and tap tempo

      Take your beats to the streets; order this mobile music production system today.


      Beat Thang 1.3 Mobile Music Production System

      • 16-bit / 44.1kHz audio resolution
      • Stereo XLR/line input
      • 16-Tracks with playable mute and solo
      • 2 x 1/4" headphone outputs
      • 1/4" stereo master out - balanced
      • MIDI I/O with USB MIDI control
      • USB type A and B
      • Foot switch control
      • 3.5" color TFT display
      • Rechargeable battery with up to 6 hrs. of runtime, external 12V power supply included
      • Storage capacity: Dual SD up to 32GB each with 256 MB RAM
      • SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (Virtual Software)
      • MAC
      • Intel-based MACs only
      • 1GB RAM or greater
      • OSX 10.4 or higher
      • 800MB free space on OS drive
      • WINDOWS
      • Pentium 4 or greater
      • 1GB RAM or greater
      • Windows XP (SP2 recommended)
      • Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit)
      • 800MB free space on OS drive

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        Amazing machine

        By lamarblack

        from Dallas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer


        • Easy To Use And The Sound
        • Good Quality
        • Works Right Out The Box


        • Limited Out Puts

        Best Uses

        • Making A Beat Library

        Comments about BKE Technology Beat Thang 1.3 Mobile Music Production System:

        I love the hardware version of the beatthang, because the software version can have delays. Whatever in my head, the beatthang catches it, and the sampling is amazing.

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        It Was Worth The Wait

        By DJ

        from Long Beach

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer


        • Amazing
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound


          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about BKE Technology Beat Thang 1.3 Mobile Music Production System:

          It took a while for me to save up for this and it was worth the wait because I am enjoying this product everyday and use more often then I use the software version.

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          (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


          Flashy-looking, Well-built Toy

          By thelibertybagpiper

          from Corvallis, OR

          About Me Experienced


          • Attractive
          • Ergonomic
          • Sturdy


          • Buggy
          • Inconsistent
          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Writing

          Comments about BKE Technology Beat Thang 1.3 Mobile Music Production System:

          Please, save yourself the money.
          One of the first things you really have to ask yourself is what you're trying to do with a drum machine. If you just want to have fun and play around, it's cool but this is a lot to drop for a toy.
          Don't even think about trying to use it for studio work. The sound quality of the samples is all right but it is an ATROCIOUS little booger to try and get to interface with a DAW. I had no luck getting it to work with Ableton at all, and with Logic my success was limited. To my understanding, it can only record tracks onto ONE track within a DAW which means no multitrack layering apart from what you can do on the machine, on the spot. It may be easy enough to make beats on the BT as a standalone device, but when you try and use it in tandem with your computer it's a huge block in the creative process to have to jump through all the hoops you need to in order for it to work properly. And I'm not even sure what the point of the software, "Beat Thang Virtual" is that they include with it. Fun if you like pressing buttons with a mouse to make noise, I suppose.
          Where credit is due--it's really well built. The hardware is sturdy and the velocity-sensitive pads are pretty awesome.
          But get into the software and the 'cool' factor quickly fades. In order to name a song, beat pattern, etc. you need to use one little scroll wheel to get through the entire alphabet. Which serves as a pretty good indication as to how the rest of the software operates.

          If you're interested in writing songs or perhaps making beats within a DAW, please, just get a simple velocity-sensitive MIDI controller for a fraction of the price these are going for. In my experience, the Beat Thang was a finicky, incompatible, cheesy little device that comes with a high price tag.

          But hey, it looks cool.

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


          Easy To Use, Poor Computer Interface

          By Chris

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer


          • Built Like A Tank
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Samples Ok
          • Samples Well
          • Simple Workflow


          • Editing Names Is Awful
          • heavy
          • Poor Computer Interface
          • Slow Startup And Loads
          • Variety Of Sounds Limited

          Best Uses

          • Live Interface
          • Practicing
          • Studio Or Stage If
          • Studio Or Stage I-f

          Comments about BKE Technology Beat Thang 1.3 Mobile Music Production System:

          Has an easy conceptual interface for creating patterns and songs. Okay sampling interface. Good button layout, but pads could be larger. Would like to see a really well integrated laptop interface. Seems to be meant primarily as a standalone device. Easier to use basic functions than NI's Maschine, but less easy to integrate into a performance. Fun (but heavy!) for a carry-around practice, record ideas machine. Recommend only if you can find on sale or used, as I did.

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