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Image-Line debuts Gross Beat effect

Gross Beat: not a graph plotting the fortunes of the global stock market.
Gross Beat: not a graph plotting the fortunes of the global stock market.

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 (opens in new tab) beta, which is FL Studio- and VST-compatible, will expire on 19 December. The full version will cost $99.

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