Beat Kangz Electronics Ready Beat Thang For 2010 Delivery
Beat Kangz Electronics, a group that’s poised to usher in a new paradigm of hardware manufacturing if their products can deliver, has announced they will be shipping their long-awaited Beat Thang music production center some time in early 2010.
The announcement comes after a previous declaration last Spring that the Thang would be shipping last summer, and had many wondering if the unit was going to end up being vaporware. However, the Kangz appear to be putting the finishing touches on the hardware unit as they make a market push with the software version. The Thang’s real Jedi power is how the software and hardware work intimately together, so it’s difficult for us to make a call on how the Kangz initiative will play out. In the meantime, here’s the latest lowdown on both the hardware and software.
Beat Thang and Beat Thang Virtual come equipped with a unique set of features designed to fulfil the needs of musicians looking for extreme versatility and portability in their hardware and software music production gear. The Thang comes loaded with thousands of sounds, a sampler, 16-track sequencer, digital FX and waveform editing.
Beat Thang Virtual
Beat Thang Virtual software provides musicians with a complete desktop beat making machine that is ideal for beginners and pros alike. A culmination of over two years of recording brand new, high quality drums, synths, strings, guitars, and more, the Beat Thang Virtual software includes over 3,000 professional sounds. No need to waste studio time or lose the creative flow, Beat Thang Virtual has virtually no load time, allowing more time for the beat making process and less time watching your sounds load.
Virtual also allows you to load your own sound library. A revolutionary Kit and Instrument creator allows the user to access and edit drum kits and instruments quickly, even while the beat is playing. Beat Thang Virtual lets you sample your own sounds using a computer mic, line input, or audio playing on the computer…even sample sounds from the Internet! For easy quick editing, the high quality sampler and waveform editor allows musicians to zoom in on their sample for accurate chopping and looping.
Once your new beat is completed, the Kangz claim that exporting is quick and painless. Export songs, beats or tracks as .wav files in an instant or export in real-time for a DJ style mix. Powerful as any of your favorite samplers, you can process your beats through Beat Thang Virtual’s unique set of digital FX. Add 24bit reverb, delay, flanger, phaser, pitch shift, old record effects and much more. Beat Thang Virtual runs on your Mac or PC.
Some of the industries heaviest hitters have begun to use Beat Thang Virtual to churn out their chart topping hits. Grammy Award-winning producer Rockwilder, known for his work with industry pros like Jay Z, Busta Rhymes, Destiny’s Child, Christina Aguilera, 50 Cent, and Erykah Badu says, “For the price of the Beat Thang and all that it has to offer, I feel it can be a tool to empower artists and producers to make a mark in the music industry without spending thousands of dollars to do it. I’m damn near doing all of Method Man’s new record with Beat Thang Virtual.”
Beat Thang Virtual Software Features:
» Over 3,000 professional sounds
» One octave pad layout with 8 banks = 8 octaves
» 16 track midi sequencer. (8 internal/8 external)
» 16 layers of velocity sensitivity for emotive performance
» High Quality Sampler & waveform editing. Sample your own sounds using your computer’s built in mic or line input
» Process samples using features like normalize, reverse and resample.
» Easy to use Realtime Sequencer. Create patterns in real time using quantize, swing, individual bar lengths, tap tempo then string them together in SONG mode
» 24bit reverb, delay, flanger, phaser, pitch shift, old record and many more.
» Onboard mastering
» Export your songs as .wav files
» Integrates seamless with Beat Thang Hardware. Anything you edit, record or produce on Virtual can be transferred to the Thang, and vice versa
Beat Thang Hardware
Spit out beats on the plane, in the park, or live at the club, with the Beat Thang Music Production System. The flexible, functional, and user-friendly Beat Thang has all the features of the Virtual software compacted into a rugged all metal chassis. With 6 hours of portable play time, you can sample, remix, and perform from anywhere at anytime. Two headphone jacks make it ideal for beat sessions for two, which means the days of passing headphones and letting one listen while the other waits, are a distant memory. Night club DJ’s will love the button illumination feature that lights up the control panel for easy viewing in a dark night club.
Beat Thang Music Production System includes all the features of Beat Thang Virtual plus:
» 256 MB Ram
» Two Headphone jacks
» Two High Speed SD card slots (up to 32 gigs)
» USB in and out
» Pitch & Modulation wheels
» All metal housing for added durability
» Lithium ion battery with 6 hours of portable playing time
» 3.5 inch color video LCD screen
» Illuminated control panel
» Integrates seamlessly with Beat Thang Virtual. Anything you edit, record or produce on the Beat Thang can be transferred to Virtual and vice versa.
In addition to using Beat Thang Virtual to produce beats for today’s superstar artist, Rockwilder in partnership with Beat Kangz is on the search for the next Superstar Producer and Artist. Purchase a Beat Thang or Beat Thang Virtual and automatically be entered into the Kang of All Battles. One producer and one artist bangin’ out the hottest beats will win over $30,000 in cash & prizes including:
» $10,000 cash each
» Full Page ad promotion in XXL
» All expense paid trip to Nashville, TN to meet industry heavy weights like Rockwilder (50 Cent, JAY-Z, Method Man), producer Bob Ezrin (JAY-Z, Nine Inch Nails, U2), and the Beat Kangz themselves
» Winning track on an upcoming Beat Kangz mixtape
» A song produced by Rockwilder (Winning Artist)
» Two tickets to BET Hip Hop Honors
» Playa Thang iPhone App loaded with your songs
» Your Own Thang – Custom shop personalized Beat Thang hardware device
» Photo shoot and image consulting provided by Eye Jammy Records
» Graphic design package provided by Left Thought Design
The Beat Thang Production System will be available early 2010 for $999; Beat Thang Virtual is now available for $149. The Beat Kangz have also launched a special promotion with the purchase of Virtual that includes a 1 year exclusive membership to Rocbattle.com, a $59.95 value. Also learn the secrets of selling your beats with the “Sell More Beats” 10 hour video course, that details the keys of how to make money selling your beats on the internet, save money producing your beats, and how to find thousands of beat buyers and keep them coming back for more, a $97 value. More information on Beat Kangz.