2020 is a new semi-modular beat machine for OS X, designed for beat making and real-time compositions.
2020 is based on two ideas:
- Generate a million sound/sequence variations from a single, small idea.
- Make entire beats in just one screen. (without scrolling or switching windows)
It’s being developed via a Kickstarter project. Here’s the project video:
The user interface is designed ‘like the console of a spaceship’ – all functions can be controlled from one screen:
2020 has many randomizing functions built in, allowing over 500 parameters to be manipulated freely. By controlling the probabilities and variation ranges of these functions, you can perform and produce, according the developer, as ‘a live conductor’.
Note: 2020 is designed for OS X standalone. There are no current plans for a Windows version or a VST/AU version.
2020 is available to project backers for about US $99. The project is already funded, with 28 days left. See the project site for details.
via Peter Kirn at cdm