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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.

  • 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 UVISoundSource.com
  • 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)

Let BPM turn your computer into a rhythm production powerhouse. Order now.


BPM Beat Production Machine Virtual Instrument

  • 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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By Just Say No

from L.A.

Comments about MOTU BPM Beat Production Machine Virtual Instrument:

I am a professional music producer. I have several gold and platinum records. I have worked with huge artists on popular records. And I just wasted my money on BPM. It looks like an MPC and actually has a great library, but that's where the good ends. The program has many bugs, and I cannot get MOTU tech support to address them. I have been trying. The developers I've been in touch with believe the bugs are my problem, but as an experienced computer user I assure anyone reading this, that is not the case. The new beat slicer released in their 1.01 update is completely inadequate, not properly aligning with transients, many other issues. I don't like the user interface with FXpansion's Guru, but still, a much more solid program. Do yourself a favor, think twice.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


The Beats Keep Coming

By LaSoniaD

from Little Rock, AR

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Comments about MOTU BPM Beat Production Machine Virtual Instrument:

I just got this program 2 week ago after viewing the coverage on it from the NAMM. It works great with Akai MPD control surface. It is simple to use and it looks great.It comes with a 15 gig library and is expandable with various audio and midi formats. The sampling feature is off the chain and a snap to do. Go BPM because it allows you to focus on your creative flow without the headache of an extensive learning curve!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


MPC 5000 Killer ?-

By Tackman

from Houston

Comments about MOTU BPM Beat Production Machine Virtual Instrument:

All I can say is I own both the BPM and the MPC 5000. If you are on a budget, get the BPM if only for the sample library. But it is of course much more than that. They have release a new version which addresses most of the concerns of the earlier purchasers. It is software based but it locks down a groove pretty tight.

(2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Great service, waste of money.

By Just Right

from Southern California

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Comments about MOTU BPM Beat Production Machine Virtual Instrument:

Great service from Musician's Friend, as always.
The old adage, you get what you pay for applies.

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