Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Livecut: Beat Cutting VST/AU Plugin

.:Livecut by MDSP @ Smartelectronix:.

Livecut is a VST and AU plugin developed by MDSP over at the smartelectronix crew. It is based upon the BBCut Supercollider, which was a loop manipulation tool. Livecut does not have all of the features of the Supercollider script, but it comes in a very neat package that you can use in any software with nice interface.

Livecut is only a small subset of what is possible with BBCut, but as it is available as a VST plugin, it is much easier to start experimenting with it.

It is a live beat-slicer but instead of manipulating equal chunks of audio like most beatslicer do, it works on the notion of audio cuts whose length and number of repetition depends on the context and the cutting procedure. cuts are organized in blocks which then form a phrase. And each phrase can be ended by a roll or fill.

Livecut is free and it comes in both Univeral AU plugin and VST.

1 comment:

Robin said...

I just ran a couple of Old School breakbeats through it, chained an Autofilter after it and WOW! That's one hell of an Ableton Live DJ tool to throw over a track.

Works best of your breaks have inbuilt funk, swing and dynamics, not so good with straight 4/4 beats.