" We were really impressed with uBEAT. It’s got a very current sound that really just feels right. "
Combining a traditional MIDI file library with an eight-pad drum machine-style instrument, uBEAT will kick-start your tracks in no time thanks to its intuitive workflow. Easily load MIDI loops along with their linked kits to get your productions flowing quick.
Create endless variations of fresh loops by swapping out kits and their individual sounds. MIDI files can be dragged and dropped into your sequencer, letting you rework them for scorching beats all your own.
Get your creativity flowing and make your music stand out with this dynamic new drum loop library for Kontakt.
Combining Neon Blues and Rich Purples, uBEAT Elektro seeks to take you right into the heart of the modern dance music world.
The bottom half of this uBEAT view is occupied by the pad section,
which consists of 8 pads.
This is where the
sound selection happens among a range of other functions. Sounds are mapped chromatically between
C3 and G3 on the keyboard and is also available in a format that is more suitable for 16 Pad Grid Controllers - perfect for Maschine on any other controller with drum pads.
Each soundsource has 8 parameters that can be tweaked: Volume, Pan, Tune, Attack, Hold, Decay, Sample Startpoint and Velocity Sensitivity.
The file browser allows you to load and preview both factory and
user MIDI files. Factory MIDI files are available in two sorting orders: as all in one
folder, or organized by kits.
Browse from the factory library that contains more that 90 Individual patterns and match them to their respective Kits to get the best sounding combination of drum kit and MIDI pattern within no time.
The Mixer view allows for easy visualization of the relative volumes, panning and tuning of all loaded soundsources. Many of the controls are duplicated from the main page in order to allow a more traditional mixer layout to tweak the drum kits during the mixdown stage, once the main patterns have been arranged in your DAW.
The Mixer view also includes an important addition: choosing the output for each individual pad, which includes routing it through uBEAT's powerful FX chains.
To help you reference key points about the instrument better, we included a handy help view, accessible from the Settings menu (gearwheel button). There are multiple pages in the help view, each focusing on one aspect of the instrument's design or workflow.
Think of help view as mini-manual while you get to know uBEAT, or if you haven’t used uBEAT in a while and want to quickly skim through its workflow and important features.
The Effects view provides control over all of uBEAT's FX chains. There are 8 individual chains of effects, along with a global effects chain, and send effects loaded with two delays and two reverbs.
FX chains within uBEAT are like channel strips on a mixer. The difference: They are not fixed or attached to one mixer channel. This way, you can route multiple sounds to the same FX chain.
If you own a Maschine controller, uBEAT can make Maschine beat making and jamming a blast. uBEAT adds to your set of drum kits for Maschine. The Maschine Studio controller serves as a useful controller for the uBEAT instrument, by using both native NKS plugin mode and MIDI CC controller mode.
Check out the advanced workflow video by SaintJoe to learn more about how this feature can help you.
All of Umlaut Audio’s instruments are designed with a consistent design language in mind. For instance, the FX Icons are abstractions that help you visualise the effect. One of the many unique design touches we add to our instruments.
We’ve created an entire family of instruments that complement each other with ARPS, PADS and uBEAT. Read more about our design philosophy here.
All of our flagship instruments are designed to take full advantage of the NATIVE KONTROL STANDARD.
NKS allows you to use uBEAT like any other Native Instruments’ library, accessing snapshots, integrating with NI Hardware and most importantly, automatically setting up the most optimum mappings on Komplete Kontrol devices for you to dive right in to your creative flow. Learn more about NKS here
We've partnered with Native Instruments to allow our engines to be fully compatible with KONTAKT 5 PLAYER. This means that you do not need the full version of KONTAKT 5 to be able to use uBEAT. The Kontakt Free Player is a great player to give uBEAT a spin.Download Kontakt 5 Player
I really like the core concept of these instruments, and the feature set that derives from that is pretty cool. It’s nothing revolutionary, just very clever and well-executed ideas that are nicely put together, which is always great to see.
" It hooked me in with its polished, pre-produced hip and ultra modern sound. All three packs – Electro, Hip Hop and Hybrid kits and MIDI loops sound very trendy! "
“uBEAT Bundle is in my opinion, one of the most modern drum loop libraries and finger drumming instruments (to date)"