Registered users of Image-Line's FL Studio are being given a first taste of the company's new Gross Beat plug-in.
This is a time manipulation processor that's designed for creating repetition and scratching effects, and it's currently in beta.
Gross Beat can be applied in real-time – live performers take note – and features 36 user-definable time and volume envelopes.
These can be MIDI controlled, while audio is stored in a 2-bar rolling buffer. Plenty of presets are supplied, though Image-Line says that you're given "unlimited creative control".
The Gross Beat beta, which is FL Studio- and VST-compatible, will expire on 19 December. The full version will cost $99.