Beat Skillz is having End of Year Sale.
50% off vintage machine emulation “SampleX” that can set sample rates from 96kHz to 2kHz.
In today’s advanced age of music tools that seek the “cleanest,” most “perfect” sounds, there has suddenly been a desire for the gritty sounds of the machines of the past.
The idea was to acquire and process old, primitive samplers and sample drum machines like the EMU SP1200 and AKAI s900/950. This has increased the rate of these machines to 10’s of thousands of dollars.
The sound that producers and artists seek in these boxes is usually the low bit rates and sample rates resulting in an “aliased” sound or “artifacts” as we now call them.
These limitations of the vintage machines have now become very desired and sought after sound. Just sample rate reduction and ‘bit crushers’ have yet to actually sound like old machines.
Beatskillz went on a quest to study the actual circuitry and found each and every step right from the A/D converters, preamps, analogue and digital filters and processes involved to recreate each stage and bring you a plugin that can not only emulate a sampler but many, and also lets you design your own sampler or vintage chip.
The Sample Rate Interpolation system that BeatSkillz has built-in DSP, lets you dial in any sample rate from 96 kHz to 2 kHz. You can also type in the values.
BeatSkillz has also done a very accurate emulation of a well-known ladder filter with resonance, this gets you the “Warm” filter sound of a very desired analogue synth.
They have also carefully emulated the input drive of the S900 to give you all the parameters needed for multiple variations of the sound.
Regular price $69 on sale for only $34.
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