Today we have another random generation plugin from the folks at Audiomodern, who also brought us the intuitive melodic generator, Riffer. While Riffer focused on melodic sequences, or riffs, and helping to make the most out of playable instruments such as synths and sample libraries, Playbeat offers a similar approach to creating drum grooves.
Right after you load the VST plugin, you can easily import your own samples into the engine, simply by dragging and dropping or using the convenient file browser. That’s right, all your favorite samples from over the years, or even brand new samples you create yourself, can be used instantly with Playbeat.
Playbeat is essentially a step sequencer, with the added function of using intelligent algorithms and random generation to instantly create grooves at the click of a button. You can totally randomize everything, or set in a specific set of parameters to get a more focused and precise groove based on your needs.
Multiple parameters can be set, such as the pitch, volume, and amount of steps of each sequence, as well as specifying a minimum and maximum value for each parameter. This is especially helpful when you have an idea of what you want, but you need a little bit of variation and randomness that it would be difficult to program on your own.
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Playbeat will be a valuable tool for producers and composers of all genres. Whether you need a fast paced drum and bass groove or a subtle cinematic loop, Playbeat can do it all, and most importantly, it will generate something completely unique each time!
Check it out today, and don’t miss Riffer by Audiomodern if you enjoy Playbeat!
-Brian Freeland, APD