# INSANE BEAT-MACHINE FROM THE FUTURE
2020 is the PAST? NO WAY! Movie buffs know that 1984 and 2001 are still in the future, and so is 2020, right? Anyway, check out this knob-filled screen. It's the console of a spaceship that jumps into other dimensions. Once you load up some sound files and take off, you'll be blasted off into the unknown. BOOOOOOM!!
## To BEAT, or not to BEAT, that is the question
2020 is a BEAT-MACHINE. Just imagine a single fragment that was forcibly torn apart by combining German DAW software, Swedish hardware beat machine, and a cable-tangled modular synthesizer system. That's exactly what 2020 is! Sounds complicated? Don't think, BEAT!
2020 is a SEMI MODULAR BEAT-MACHINE. It doesn't offer a traditional timeline view but instead lets you manipulate, randomize, wire, process, and perform beats in real-time, all in a single window. With 2020, you can explore millions of beat patterns on the fly.
- Sample Slicer.
- Higurashi Generator.
- 3x Various Loopers.
- 12x Various Samplers.
- Kick Synth.
- 2x FM Synths.
Each instrument module comes with versatile filters built-in. By loading a sound file and tweaking the pitch, envelope, LFO, etc., and seasoning it with the filters, you can create new sounds.
- 4x grid sequencers
- Sequence length can be set between 1 to 32 beats.
- Trigger, accent, and volume can be sequenced at each step.
- Resolution of each beat can be set to 1/4, 1/8, 1/12, 1/16, 1/20, 1/24, or 1/32.
- Probability of triggering and adding trigger can be set.
- 2x transposers
- TRP1: Scale-based transposer that randomly modulates pitch based on the set scale and probability.
- TRP2: Step sequence transposer that modulates pitch according to the set note number for each sound.
### Wiring modules
You can route sounds of each instrument module to 6 Mix Buses, 3 FX Buses, and Send Bus. The sound input to the FX Bus can be processed by 14 patchable modules with freely configurable wiring. Additionally, each patchable module can receive trigger information (CV) from connected instrument modules and use it for effect control.
- 14x patchable modules with 3 LFO.
- Highpass / Lowpass filter
- Ring modulator
- 2x Granulator
- Spin effect
- 2x Level
- 2x Sender
- 3x LFO
- 3x Send effects.
- 2x Delay
Modules that work with trigger events have a function to randomize parameters. By setting the range and probability of randomization, sound variations are generated every time on trigger events. BEAT is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get!
### Mix and mastering
You can mix the sound input to the 6 buses and send it to the 2 master buses. Each master bus contains an equalizer, filter, compressor, maximizer, performance effect, etc.
### Perform with controllers
You can control almost all parameters with MIDI, OSC, and keyboard. Controllers can be assigned in LEARN mode, giving you even greater control over your performance.
### Sync Beats with Ableton Link Integration
2020 supports Ableton Link for tight sync between apps on the same network.
### Roll with your colors
2020 comes with built-in inspiring color themes. You can also customize your own.
May the BEAT be with you!
- Minor fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Vastly different from everything else...in a good way!
I finally took the plunge and purchased this fantastic piece of kit! At first blush, it’s extremely intuitive to use. It’s complex, but not complicated. The online manual helps as there are a ton of shortcuts for this thing. It didn’t take me long to get some creative beats going and I love the ability to drag and drop sample folders right on the GUI. Even on a 27” monitor at full screen, I found myself making use of macOS zoom. It doesn’t come with too many samples or loops, but it has enough for someone to get started. So far, it’s been immediately rewarding, but will undoubtedly take some time to really dig into all it has to offer, much less master.
I’m looking forward to it! 😃
The hype is real!
Wow, I had to really ponder this before purchase . I mean its the most Ive ever spent on an app. It turns out that its mindblowing! I havent used midi yet or link, just standalone... But man Just messing with the demo really shows how sick it can be. Totally different way of working. Very fun to t weak and mess around, so a learning series would rule. Good documentaion just needs it together in a pdf. If IDM glitch, and acid are in your mind then this can really rip! Hails!
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- Yotaro Shuto
- 41.2 MB
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 DUB-Russell.
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