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MOTU BPM 1.5 - Advanced Urban Rhythm Virtual Instrument

You Pay: $269.00
Product Highlights
  • 19+GB Sound Library
  • Beat Box Anthology
  • 64 Virtual Pads
  • Per Pad Step Sequencer
  • Sampling and Synthesis
  • Graphic Mixer
  • Waveform Editor
  • Drag-and-Drop Importing
  • Audio Units, MAS, RTAS, VST, Standalone
  • Mac OS X, Windows XP/Vista

BPM 1.5 from MOTU is a virtual instrument that unites drum machine-style operation with advanced virtual instrument technology to provide a great rhythm programming experience. 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.

Browse the software's large 19GB sound library of expertly recorded and mastered 24-bit/96kHz rhythmic material for urban, R n' B, hip hop, techno, electro, house, pop, rock and other music styles. 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 sound.

BPM 1.5 adds Beat Box Anthology that includes authentic sounds from every classic, iconic drum machine that ever mattered during the 70s, 80s and 90s. You get 80 legendary models (10,000 samples) from the likes of Oberheim, Dynacord, Simmons, Alesis, Korg, Roland, Yamaha, Akai and others.

For further punch, the BPM's Drum Synthesizer allows for combining unlimited sample layers per pad, with programmable layer switching. Now add guitar, bass and other multi-sample instrument sounds from BPM's included library, MachFive or any other MOTU or UVI sample instrument library.

Overview
  • 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 n' B, pop, rock and other music styles
  • Includes Beat Box Anthology, a massive 4GB collection of samples, kits, patterns, and loops from 80 iconic drum machines from decades past
  • 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
Sounds and Loops
  • 19+GB library of all-new, never before released loops, samples and beats
  • Includes a comprehensive collection of sounds from 80 classic drum mach
  • Over 10,000 individual samples
  • Over 1,000 new drum and percussion loop
  • 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, synthesizers, 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
  • Over 10,000 classic style beat box samples
  • Hundreds of patterns in many styles (hip hop, R n' 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
Software Operation
  • Runs as a stand-alone 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 multi-channel 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
Sampling and Synthesis
  • 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
Drum Machine Programming
  • 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, time-shift, 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
  • Auto maps, plays and grooves REX files in real-time
  • Up to 64 MIDI channels
  • Unlimited FX slots per part and per rack
  • State-of-the-art time-stretching algorithms provide best-available audio quality at all tempos
  • Loads and plays any MOTU or UVI multi-sampled instrument
Real-Time Pattern Recording with Groove Quantize
  • Record, overdub and quantize patterns interactively in real time 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
  • Trigger scenes live with pads and/or MIDI notes
  • Build songs in seconds via simple drag and drop of scenes
  • Comprehensive and flexible scene and song programming
  • Operate stand-alone or synced to host tempo and timeline
Mixing and Effects Processing
  • 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
Browsing and File Management
  • 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)
System Requirements
Mac Power Mac G4 1GHz or faster, with multiple processors/cores highly recommended (G5 or Intel-based Mac recommended)
OS X v10.4 or later
1GB RAM minimum (2GB or more recommended)
Free USB port for iLok key
CD/DVD disk drive for installation
18GB free hard disc space
For plug-in use, host software that supports the Audio Units, MAS, RTAS or VST formats
Host needs to support instruments with greater than 32 outputs
PC Pentium IV 1GHz or faster (or AMD equivalent), with multiple processors/cores highly recommended
Windows XP, XP x64, or Vista (32- or 64-bit)
1GB RAM minimum (2GB or more recommended)
Free USB port for iLok key
CD/DVD disk drive for installation
18GB free hard disc space
For plug-in use, host software that supports the RTAS or VST formats
Host needs to support instruments with greater than 32 outputs

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MOTUBPM 1.5 - Advanced Urban Rhythm Virtual Instrument
 
5.0

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5.0

Easy and powerful!

By charlesp

from Kahului, HI

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Intuitive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MOTU BPM 1.5 - Advanced Urban Rhythm Virtual Instrument:

    For years I considered buying this VI but for some reason never did--and now I'm sorry I waited so long to pick this up! As someone who is very 'beat challenged' this is dead SIMPLE to use and get awesome grooves going fast.I like how there are so many editing/effects possibilities for any given drum kit loaded, it's easy to change the sound drastically if needed. It's also a plushow BPM can 'see' other UVI libraries I have installed which adds to the sonic possibilities.

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    5.0

    AWESOME addition to the studio!

    By True Sound Collaboration

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MOTU BPM 1.5 - Advanced Urban Rhythm Virtual Instrument:

    I've been using logic to create.
    Great as an AU or Standalone!
    I'm gonna be using this for every track i produce
    from now on. No doubt.

    Without an external hard drive to run all your
    sounds, it could make your computer lag a bit.
    And it's a bit pricey.

    But GREAT none the less.

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