Image-Line Releases Gross Beat
Image Line has released Gross Beat, a VST and FL Studio effect. Gross Beat is a time manipulation effect designed for repetition and scratching effects. Gross Beat is reportedly a solution for real-time or rendered gating, glitch, repeat, scratching and stutter performances.
Gross Beat stores audio in a 2-bar rolling buffer controlled by 36 time and 36 volume mapping envelopes for easy beat-synced glitch, stutter, repeat, scratching and gating effects. The mapping envelopes are pre-assigned to MIDI keys and can be switched live from a controller keyboard or changes can be automated.
Gross Beat features an adaptive sinc interpolation algorithm that maintains the audio quality of processed audio. Gross Beat provides also includes smoothing attack compensation minimizing clicks caused by discontinuities in volume when playback jumps between locations in the 2 bar audio buffer.
» Powerful MIDI controlled envelopes
» 2 bar audio buffer
» Real time effect, perfect for live performance
» 36 volume/gating envelopes with user-controlled smoothing
» Linked or independent volume and gating slot operation
» Many creative presets included
Gross Beat costs $99 bills and comes in the FL Studio plugin, VSTi 2.4 (Win only) flavors. More information on Image Line’s Gross Beat.