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iZotope BreakTweaker Beat Production Software

This virtual instrument is a drum-chopping, beat-sequencing powerhouse. Manipulate samples to the extreme, or explore presets from producers and DJs like BT. Rate and review this product
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An Alien Beat Machine From the Future

BT and iZotope have teamed up to offer a virtual drum machine from the future -- iZotope's BreakTweaker beat production software. BreakTweaker is more than just a sequencer -- it includes tools to sculpt your beats with mind-blowing modulation effects and lets you micro-slice your samples at a resolution that trumps any other sequencer in the industry. And along with synthesis tools, it includes a library of samples subdivided by EDM genre, so you'll be creating wicked beats in no time.

See all the cool things iZotope's BreakTweaker can do:


Supercharge Your DAW with a Sick Drum Machine

As a plug-in virtual instrument, BreakTweaker is a drum-sculpting, beat-sequencing machine that conveniently runs within your existing DAW environment. With BreakTweaker you can easily generate transforming, evolving patterns that mature as the track progresses. Free yourself from the traditional drum grid -- BreakTweaker lets you build beats with variable speed settings.

MicroEdit Engine: Slice, Dice, Repeat

Thanks to its MicroEdit Engine, BreakTweaker lets you slice up your samples into pulsating riffs in a way that blurs the line between rhythm and melody. You've heard this glitchy effect in the radio and at the club -- now put it to work on your own beats. MicroEdit lets you mangle your samples to create entirely new sounds. Need instant inspiration? Hit the Randomize feature and see what happens.

No More Searching

With BreakTweaker, there's no more searching for the right sample thanks to the revolutionary Discovery function. It takes the hassle out of sample selection. No more toiling over your sample collection for hours trying to find just the right sound you're looking for. The Discover function will automatically scan your library and suggest the samples which most closely match the sample you've already got selected. Pretty cool stuff (Internet connection required).

Features:

- Groundbreaking beat sequencing software developed by BT
- A virtual 32-step sequencer worthy of the 21st century
- MicroEdit Engine allows you to edit samples down to infinitesimally small sizes
- Simultaneously manage up to 24 synced patterns within your DAW
- Sculpt and modulate your sound to create out-of-this-world-effects
- Includes an extensive library and over 80 presets curated by BT and other artists
- Revolutionary Discovery function will automatically suggest similar sounds from your library to help you find just the right sample for the track (internet connection required)
- Expandable with BreakTweaker expansion packs or with your own favorite sample libraries
- Runs as a virtual instrument within most popular software hosts
- Try at iZotope.com before you buy

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System Requirements:

- Windows: XP (32-bit Service Pack 3), 7, 8
- Mac: OS X 10.6.8 or later (Intel only)
- Supported plug-in formats: AAX (Pro Tools 11), RTAS (Pro Tools 7.4-10), VST and VST 3, and Audio Unit
- Supported virtual instrument hosts: Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, SONAR, ACID, Ableton Live, and many more

- Please note: The Discover feature requires an internet connection.
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 30-BREAKTWEAKER
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 617-577-7799

Product Description

Make beats you've never heard before. Built on a futuristic MicroEdit Engine, iZotope's BreakTweaker turns everything you know about rhythm on its head. Designed by BT and developed by iZotope, BreakTweaker is not just a drum machine: it's a drum sculpting and beat sequencing environment that blurs the line between rhythm and melody. Give your beats an ever-evolving depth that gets better the longer they play. Use rhythmic slicing to drive everything from pitched melodic lines to sweeping rhythmic overtures. Top it all off with the best drum sample library in existence, curated by BT, iZotope, and top producers today. Explore an era of rhythmic possibilities with this forward-thinking and forward-sounding instrument.

MicroEdit Anything

Traditional sequencing is so 1984. With BreakTweaker, you can slice and manipulate audio at a resolution that would blow MIDI's mind (and your DAW's). Thanks to the MicroEdit Engine within BreakTweaker, each step can be repeated or chopped at an infinitesimally small rate, allowing you to create buzzing musical harmony, texturize a step with extra rhythms, or even use rhythm as a synthesis tool, locking drum hits to individual pitches. Even the most ordinary of drum hits can be transformed into a thing of the future.

- Glitch and revolutionize any drum sample or rhythm with hi-res pitch, arp, and texture control--all the way down to a micro-slice level.
- Take a wild ride through the audio space/time continuum by dividing a single sequenced event into up to thousands of unique slices that pulse with sonic movement, as defined by Division, Pitch, Time or Speed.
- Create the most unique drum sound you've ever heard: add tension, slopes and curves to shape the contour and rotation of the slices, then apply additional FX.
- Quickly change the entire sound of a beat with the Randomize feature, which automatically MicroEdits the selected step in your Sequencer pattern.

Create Evolving Sequences

Whether you're working with drums, bass, or abstract noises, BreakTweaker is driven by the patterns you define in the Sequencer. Freed from the constraints of a pre-defined time signature, BreakTweaker's Sequencer can program anything from basic patterns to unique tracks of patterns with individual lengths and speeds.

- Build exciting beats with the 32-step Sequencer, with up to 24 patterns synced to your DAW. Launch, trigger, latch, and switch your way to full-fledged drum sample and synth productions.
- Evolve and transform your patterns by giving each Sequencer track a unique tempo and step length, allowing the entire beat pattern to develop into musical ideas over time.
- Create entire productions, then route the individual Sequencer tracks to separate outputs for optimum mixing with BreakTweaker's Multi-Out mode.

Explore Stunning Content

BreakTweaker comes with an extensive Factory Library of samples to choose from for building your next custom kit. Get the cutting-edge drum sound design, as well as an entire suite of carefully produced classic sounds that no self-respecting drum library could be without. Why spend hours building the basics from scratch when BreakTweaker already has it all?

- Explore today's top sounds, designed by today's top musicians and DJs, including BT--available royalty free for use in BreakTweaker or your sampler of choice.
- Wield dubstep power with multi-layered kicks and snares for earth-shattering presence.
- Elicit cinematic drama with Booms and Hits, Metals, Cymbals and Bells, as well as Vocal Breath one-shots.
- Kickstart your next track with over 80 beat presets that showcase BreakTweaker's power.

Sculpt Next-Gen Drum Sounds

The Generator is a powerful tool for drum synthesis. At its core are two Morphing Wavetable Oscillators--capable of reproducing anything from the simplest to the most complex sounds a synth can pump out. An entire library of custom waveforms by BT and other top producers gives you the building blocks you need to make compelling synthesized timbres.

- Sculpt the next generation of drum sounds with unique-sounding wavetables, including BT's prized wavetables (never before available!).
- Go far beyond traditional synth textures--choose from five wavetable synthesis modes: Single, Additive, Ring Modulation, Amplitude Modulation (AM), or Frequency Modulation (FM).
- Morph and modulate away with quadruple LFO and Envelope modulation routing, perfect for adjusting pitch, wavetables, amplitude and more.
- Get a start on advanced drum design with inbuilt Generator presets that you can tweak and adjust to taste.

Add Movement

Make every step of your next track sound more exciting, more musical, and more dynamic. BreakTweaker's custom-designed LFO and Envelope provide some of the most creative modulation you'll find anywhere. Each modulation source can manipulate the settings of any Generator parameter, moving the parameter between a modulation range of two values.

- Modulate anything in the Generator window with one of four LFOs or Envelopes. Assign up to two Modulators per parameter to create movement, add harmonics, and enhance your productions.
- Create previously unheard textures with innovative wavetable LFO control, featuring LFO shapes that have never before been available for synthesis.

Get Effective

To dirty up, filter down, spread out, or otherwise mangle your sound, BreakTweaker's Generators come fortified with an array of distortion effects, as well as vintage-modeled New York and Tokyo filters for shaping your sound.

- Smooth samples and meld layers together with the custom-modeled, analog-style New York and Tokyo High Pass, Band Pass, and Low Pass filters.
- Distort, mangle, and transform with dual-stage distortions inspired by the iZotope's cult classic Trash 2, featuring algorithms such as Warm, Transistor, Hard, Digital, Raw, and Aliasing.
- Enhance width, add stereo space and create lush drum hits with individual Chorus effects for every sequenced step via the MicroEdit Engine.

Discover the Perfect Sound

The Discover feature in BreakTweaker is a novel way to narrow down your search for just the right drum sound. Powered by iZotope's MediaMined(TM) technology, Discover will analyze and display similar-sounding samples when you're browsing the Factory Library. No more scrolling endlessly through sample lists when your drum sound is close, but not perfect.

- Easily search the vast Factory Library with an audio intelligence engine that will match complementary drum sounds: not based on meta-data, but on actual musical analysis.
- Discover sounds. Click "Discover" and you'll instantly be shown intelligently-selected, similar-sounding drum hits from the BreakTweaker collection for quick auditioning.

Features:

- Manipulate audio at a molecular level: Reinvent any beat by controlling pitch, rhythm, and texture at the finest resolution on the market.
- Free yourself from traditional drum grids: Create complex polyrhythmic beats with unique isorhythm and playback speed settings.
- Experiment with stunning content: Explore presets, drum samples, and wavetables designed by today's top musicians and DJs, including BT.
- Craft the perfect drum sound: 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.
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