iZotope BreakTweaker Expanded Future Beat Machine
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BreakTweaker is the beat machine of the future. Powered by three distinct modules, the Sequencer, the Generator, and the MicroEdit Engine, it's a wildly creative rhythmic instrument that can be used with any DAW and MIDI controller. For instant gratification, get started with the diverse presets and content in the Factory Library, a showcase of BreakTweaker's breadth and sonic capabilities. When you want to get deeper, forge new sonic weaponry with BreakTweaker's paradise of tweaky controls and settings.
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.
Create Evolving Sequences
- 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.
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.
Explore Stunning Content
- 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 new 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.
BreakTweaker comes with an extensive Factory Library of samples to choose from for building your next custom kit. Get the latest in 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?
Sculpt Next-Gen Drum Sounds
- 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.
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.
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 new 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.
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.
Discover the Perfect 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.
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™ 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.
Extra Sound Libraries:BreakTweaker Expansion: Modern Grooves Designed by boutique sample creator Black Octopus, Modern Grooves is a high-end collection of samples and presets for producers and songwriters of all types. Modern but retro, crisp yet slick, Modern Grooves serves up full-fledged starting points for jamming out new track ideas. Prefer to start from scratch? We have you covered there, too. With 300 new audio samples and 40 Generator presets, there’s plenty of rich material for customizing your own productions. Take a tour through Electro, Breaks, Deep House, House and more, then spice up any track that needs a lift. Get fresh beats for any genre with Modern Grooves.Kicks & Snares by Beatport Sounds
- 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 new sounds. Click “Discover” and you’ll instantly be shown intelligently-selected, similar-sounding drum hits from the BreakTweaker collection for quick auditioning.
If anyone knows what makes a track pulse, it's Beatport, the world's largest DJ and electronic music community. Exclusively created for iZotopes BreakTweaker, this impressive-sounding drum sample collection from Beatport Sounds is perfectly suited for modern drum production. With solid kicks, snares, and a little percussion thrown in for good measure, Kicks & Snares will augment your already-stellar Factory Library with fresh flavors from the labs at Beatport. Simply load up the samples within BreakTweaker's Generator to start crafting your perfect kit.A SAMPLING OF 100+ SAMPLES Kick Thumpin Trap, Kick Housey, Snare Dubstep Hit, Perc Hat, Perc Crash..Vintage Machines
Browse through a treasure trove of heavy, dusty vintage beats and revisit hip hop, trap, upbeat techno, two step, dilla-style off-kilter beats and much more. With samples by world-renowned Goldbaby, Vintage Machines delivers an eclectic range of over 200 samples from the greatest drum machines out there, assembled into a unique collection of throwback fun. With 50 kits to choose from and 12 patterns each, you can mix and match your favorite lo-fi goodness and drop some vintage style into your track. Crunchy beats, head-bobbing sub and just a hint of old-school vibes take you back to the era of the greats.A SAMPLING OF 200+ SAMPLES Kick Crispy Fried, Snare of the Month, Hat Dirty Dirt, Ride Clear, Kick Chop Chop...A PEEK AT THE PRESETS Forest Thumper, White Wine, Millenial Rap, House Bliss, Two Step, Boom Bap...Cinematic Textures
The Cinematic Textures Expansion is a collection of rhythmic gestures ranging from esoteric patterns to dense pulses and beats. Designed to enhance film and television scores, and to intensify the texture of electronic and electro-acoustic music, this expansion is geared towards composers, producers and sound designers alike. With 71 presets and over 700 samples, Cinematic Textures was made with sonic exploration in mind. Delve into both percussive and tonal elements to inspire new ideas for your future musical works.A SAMPLING OF 700+ SAMPLES Dark Pulse, Broken Autoharp, Bass Harmonic, Orch Slap Stab, Rolling Synth...A PEEK AT THE PRESETS Abstract Scratchmosphere, Tension Espionage, Action Hallucinations...
Supported operating systems:Windows: 32/64 bit (XP, 7, 8)Mac: OS X 10.6.8 or later (Intel-based Macs only)Plug-in formats:
AAX (Pro Tools 11), RTAS (Pro Tools 7.4-10), VST and VST 3, Audio UnitHost compatibility:
BreakTweaker works as a virtual instrument in popular hosts like Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, SONAR, ACID, Ableton Live, and many more.