Play around with beats - compose, perform, record. Create and experience beats from a new perspective. Easy-to-use, but deep in complexity.
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About This Software

foreverloops BEATS is a playful and easy-to-use rhythm tool.

Experiment with all kinds of audio–visual material for beat-making and performances. Freely arrange loops of sound, videos and images on virtual gears to stack and connect them.
Evolve simple arrangements to awe-inspiring media machineries that can be tweaked and customized in real-time.

foreverloops BEATS is the core version of foreverloops, focusing on rhythms.

Feature comparison chart:

  foreverloops BEATS           foreverloops
Drive gear                 •                 •
Sequencer gear                 •                 •
Scratch gear                 •
MIDI gear                 •
FX gear                 •
Retriggering / sequencing                 •                 •
Resampling / scratching                 •
Drive programming (Leibniz)                 •
Audio / Video / Image playback                 •                 •
SoundFont support                 •
Implicit synchronization                 •                 •
Explicit synchronization                 •

Features:


Powerful sequencer
  • almost unlimited tracks
  • individually adjustable sequencer segments
  • two gear types:
    • drive gears to power gear trains with customizable speeds
    • sequencer gears to play audio, image and video samples
  • 11 different gear sizes
  • adjustable track offset
  • different concurrent playback speeds
  • combine different bar measures
  • exchange samples on-the-fly
  • supports audio, video and images
    • multiple audio file formats, both compressed and uncompressed
      • mp3, wav, flac, ogg, aiff, aif, wma, aac, m4a
    • multiple image file formats
      • bmp, exif, gif, png, jpg, bpm
    • multiple video file formats (that are imported as mjpeg files for fast frame-to-frame access)
      • mp4, flv, avi, mov, wmv, mpeg, mpg, 3gp, ogv, mkv, webm
    • import your own library / recordings / …

Beginner-friendly and playful
  • being able to read music is no requirement
  • real-time simulation
  • rewarding and fun
  • manifold performance capabilities
    • mute / unmute individual tracks, stacks and trains
    • set tracks, stacks and trains to solo mode
    • alter playback directions and speeds
    • enable / disable entire gear trains

Intuitive interface
Descriptive UI for audio-visual programming, based on gear mechanics
  • group and relate tracks by forming gear trains
  • adjust volumes with a circular editor
  • automatic track synchronization
  • superb for
    • combining different bar measures
    • relating track playback speeds (transmission)
    • structuring
    • performing
    • synchronization of sounds and visuals

System
  • export your results (audio-/video session recording, save as a bundle for sharing)
  • ships with a neat sample library
  • many customizable shortcut keys

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (Service Pack 1 + convenience rollup)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible graphics card / OpenGL 3.3 support with newest drivers installed
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: yes
    • Additional Notes: sound card required, SSD recommended for video samples
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 2.4 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible graphics card / OpenGL 3.3 support with newest drivers installed
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: yes
    • Additional Notes: sound card required, SSD recommended for video samples
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