De La Mancha has introduced Slix, a randomising loop slicer for Windows (VST), which switches between up to 4 loops and can shuffle, repeat, reverse and gate the slices of each loop according to user defined probability.
Load any 4 loops, sync them to tempo, slice them up and then set probabilities that each loop will play and for each randomising effect per loop. Even the randomness is randomised, with a parameter that varies the probability in a user defined range. slix was co-developed with sink, who also provided the included 295 original loops.
- Load any 16, 24 or 32 bit, mono or stereo wav file into the 4 loop slots
- 445 MB of original drum loop content (295 loops) by sink covering many electronic genres (breakbeat, dubstep, drum & bass, electro, 8 bit, lofi, vintage, IDM, FSU and glitch)
- Tempo-sync each loop by setting length in beats, allowing stretching or different lengths if desired
- Choose any number of slices per loop
- Slix plays when triggered by any midi note, with volume envelope per loop for fades
- 4 effects with independent parameters per loop
- Reorder – plays slices out of sequence for variation per loop
- Repeat – stutter effect by repeating slices
- Reverse – play the slice backwards
- Gate – add silent gaps into the loop
- Variation range to randomise probabilities
- Normalise and mono options per loop
- Stereo-out and Multi-out versions (slix and slix 4×4)
- Single loop version (slix one) for simpler applications or lower CPU
- 57 presets covering a range of sounds and styles
Slix retails for $39. A loop free version is also available for download.