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1.5GB of instrument patches, loop-ready REX files, and customizable MIDI arrangements.
Offering drum, bass, and lead instrument creation and arrangement with drag-and-drop simplicity, Beatstation is an easy-to-use instrument for quickly getting a full groove up and running in no time at all. As if that's not enough, Toontrack also added full MIDI & REX file support. Couple those features with the flexibility of working in Beatstation as a standalone instrument, or an AU, RTAS or VST plug-in inside your favorite DAW, and Beatstation becomes a creative musical force to be reckoned with.
Beatstation comes standard with a 1.5GB core content library packed full of beautifully recorded instrument patches, loop-ready REX files, and even completely customizable MIDI arrangements.
If you can think of a sound, Beatstation can help you bring it to life. Beatstation also lets you use and combine all of your existing Toontrack EZX & SDX drum libraries together to create one-of-a-kind drumkits and sounds. From basic musical sketches to lavish complete productions—Beatstation gives you the tools and freedom to design your own musical agenda any way you want to.
Beatstation's core content library is divided into 3 distinct categories:
45 basses, 48 leads, 385 percussive sounds, 53 REX loops, 25 bass patches & 19 lead patches, 3 complete MIDI arrangements (173 MIDI files) with 3 full kit patches (bass, lead, drums)
18 basses, 52 leads, 750 percussive sounds, 206 REX loops, 24 bass patches & 102 lead patches, 9 complete MIDI arrangements (498 MIDI files) with 9 full kit patches (bass, lead, drums)
4 basses, 11 leads, 317 percussive sounds, 250 metal guitar REX Loops played by Fredrik Thordendal / Meshuggah, 24 bass patches & 82 lead patches, 6 complete MIDI arrangements (362 MIDI files) with 3 full kit patches (bass, lead, drums)
With the core content, you are granted instant access to all the acoustic, electronic, and resampled instrument samples vital to modern production. Each category contains a variety of kit presets with corresponding MIDI variations comprised of drum, bass, and lead parts. Keep in mind that they are all just a click and drag away.
The core content come stocked with thousands of MIDI grooves, REX loops, drum/bass/lead instrument presets created from 148 of the popular sounds and timbres from a massive collection of one of a kind, rare, vintage, modern, and custom instruments—all meticulously multisampled by Toontrack.
For the advanced user, Beatstation contains a number of powerful, yet simplified tools for manipulating MIDI, sound design, instrument creation, and full mixing. This includes full ADSR, pitching, reverse, sample off-set, note-on/off, mono/poly, 5-part sample/REX loop, or slice layering per pad all with individual parameter control, variable swing, flam, transposition, 1/2 x tempo, 2 x tempo, and a handy part separation feature for extracting a specific part from within the MIDI file.
When using an SDX or EZX you will get a fixed mix of the microphones available for an instrument, typically without ambience. You will also get access to any MIDI included in the SDX or EZX.