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NAMM 2014: iZotope and BT Release BreakTweaker
Drum sculpting and beat sequencing environment for beats you've never heard before 23/01/14
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iZotope and GRAMMY-nominated composer and technologist, BT, have combined creative forces to bring you a drum sculpting and beat sequencing environment that blurs the line between rhythm and melody.
iZotope Product Manager, Jack Cote, told us, "We are a company that loves to make innovative products, taking the best of the past and forging into the future. We were able to collaborate with BT's forward-thinking vision on BreakTweaker, and we're proud to offer something incredibly unique and brand-new to the world of drum machines."
Here's the full details from iZotope's press release:
Powered by three distinct modules, the Sequencer, the Generator, and a futuristic MicroEdit Engine, BreakTweaker is a creative rhythmic instrument that can be used with any DAW and MIDI controller. Perfect for anyone looking to create truly original and dynamic beats, it's a new platform for rhythmic composition.
Manipulate audio at a molecular level: control pitch, rhythm, and texture at the finest resolution available
Escape traditional drum grids: create complex polyrhythmic beats with unique isorhythm and playback speed settings
Get over 2 GB of professional, royalty-free content: explore presets, drum samples, and wavetables designed by today's top musicians and DJs, including BT
Craft your own drum sounds: blend drum samples with robust synthesis features to generate compelling hybrid sounds
Take control of your beats: Easily trigger and sequence complex patterns and samples using any MIDI controller
Designed by BT Following their joint release of the live re-mixing plug-in, Stutter Edit, BT and iZotope are now back again with BreakTweaker. Featuring BT's patented micro edit technology based on pioneering rhythmic sound design research, BreakTweaker aims to change the way we think about rhythm and pitch.
"I've always been intrigued by the way humans perceive rhythm, particularly the threshold point of where the ear perceives rhythm as pitch," describes BT, "The idea of exploring and exploiting this threshold inspired BreakTweaker, a tool where I could finally realize rhythmic possibilities that I once imagined but had never before been able to hear."
Supported operating systems: Windows: XP SP3 or later, x64, 7, 8 / Mac: OS X 10.6.8 or later (Intel-based Macs only).
Plug-in formats: AAX (Pro Tools 11), RTAS/AudioSuite (Pro Tools 7.4-10), VST and VST 3, Audio Unit.
Host compatibility: BreakTweaker works as a plug-in in popular hosts like Pro Tools, Cubase, GarageBand, Logic, Ableton Live, Reaper, StudioOne, Audition, SONAR X2 & X3, ACID, Vegas, Sound Forge, and many more.
About iZotope, Inc. iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®.
About BT GRAMMY-nominated composer and technologist BT is one of the most cutting-edge artists and producers for a dizzying array of musical styles. Whether composing intricate scores for blockbuster films such as Fast and Furious, and the Oscar-winning Monster; writing and producing for Sting, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel and Madonna to creating cutting edge proprietary software tools from scratch to make it happen - BT is at the heart of it all.
Juxtaposing memorable songwriting with sonic innovation and hand-designed technologies, BT crafts classically influenced electronic overtures, ringing with living textures that are an industry source book of new and highly copied signature techniques and ideas.
Pricing and Availability:
BreakTweaker is now available for $199 USD through February 19, 2014 (reg. $249 MSRP). BreakTweaker Expanded is now available for $249 USD through February 19, 2014 (reg. $299 MSRP) and includes three add-on Expansions: Vintage Machines, Cinematic Textures, and Kicks & Snares by Beatport Sounds.
BreakTweaker Expanded is also available as part of iZotope's Creative Bundle for $599 USD, which also includes Stutter Edit, Iris (plus seven Iris Sound Libraries), and Trash 2 (plus two Trash Expansions).