Oscillicious has released BeatCleaver 1.3.0, an update that they promise will let you ‘cut up beats beyond recognition’.
New features include:
- Time Stretching
- Drag Export
- Flac Support
Here are the details:
- Time Stretching – BeatCleaver now has a time stretching engine so you can warp your samples to match a different tempo or change their pitch. Oscillicious says that it does a great job at preserving transients – the quick onset of musical events.
- Drag Export – To make the sampling workflow even faster, BeatCleaver now has a new Drag Export mode that allows you to drag slices right out of the application and into a folder, your desktop, or even right into a DAW.
- FLAC Support – BeatCleaver can now read FLAC audio files for chopping. The FLAC audio file format uses “lossless” compression, meaning it’s a 100% perfect replica (just like WAVE) except that it offers substantially smaller files. Because of these advantages, FLAC has become the format of choice for vinyl rips.
- On-the-Fly Chopping – Slice at Cursor button (with “S” as a shortcut key) that allows you to insert slice points during playback directly at the current playback position. In other words, you can chop a sample on-the-fly as it’s playing just by tapping the S key, cutting slices as you go along.
BeatCleaver is available for Mac & Windows for US $29. A demo version is available.