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The Amen is the legendary "Amen Break", packed in a powerful VST Plug-in. No more wasting Your time with slicing and re-arranging your Amen Break wave file. Just play your MIDI, turn some knobs and make beats. The Amen Break is already sliced up into its single drum hits. Each single slice can be triggered by its own MIDI note. It can be rearranged with no limits, so that You can produce the "Amen"- beat of your choice.
It has two types of amp envelopes, one main envelope, which has effect to all slices, and each single slice additionally has its own envelope for more individual tweaking. It has a multimode filter, an ADSR filter envelope, two LFOs and an effects section with phaser, bitcrusher, distortion and a reverb. The slices can be played forward and reverse by Velocity strength.
- Synthesis: Sample-based.
- Each single slice can be triggered by its own MIDI note (C1 - A4).
- 1 Resonance Four Pole State Variable Filter, switchable between Low Pass, High Pass, Bandpass and switchable 12/24 dB slope, Resonance can be driven up to self oscillation.
- 1 ADSR Filter Envelope.
- 1 AD Amp Envelope.
- AD Envelope for each single slice.
- 2 host syncable LFOs.
- Effects section wit Phaser, Bitcrusher, Distortion and Reverb.
- Each single slice can be played forward (Velocity set from 0 to 100) and reverse (Velocity set from 101 to 127).
- Each single slice can be played once or looped (can be set separately for forward and reverse).
- editable forward start/end positions, editable reverse start/end positions for each single slice.
- all functions fully automatable.
- MIDI Learn function for each knob/button.
Reviewed By codec_spurt
February 10, 2014
Ok, made with SynthEdit.
Have we got that out of the way. It just means you might have some problems running multiple instances of it in certain hosts on certain OSs.
I got my share of glitches and crashes. So what?
This thing is amazing. The way you can tweak, the finesse with which you can tweak.
Pretty good patch management. Pretty easy to work with.
It contains all the main slices of the famous Amen break. And from there you can trigger them from midi. When you have your slice lined up like pretty maidens all in a row, you can then play about. A really big selection of ways to fuck your beat up are provided.
One thing that strikes me is how well the actual raw Amen break is provided. It is great. And the controls for tweaking the various parameters are amazing. Velocity, attack, sustain, etc. all provided for.
This should be a paid plugin. Again, donations are in order. Ok so it is Synth Edit. But apart from a bit of crashing when using multiple instances on multi core hosts (which is to be expected) this thing works solid as a rock.
The interface is superbly well laid out. Logical. Nice. Contrast. Familiar.
This plugin was done with love. Any one that knows the Amen break will know this. Not just done with love, but with knowledge. You can make some insane Amen breaks with this quicker than with anything else I can think of. And then tweak them to further insanity.
Why did no one think of this before?
I am going to be donating to this one.
I'm adding it on to my top 10 Free VST you should donate to. Out of everything, this thing must not die. It must live. It must grow. The mind that made it is as sick as the Amen Break itself.
If you thought the Amen Break was a tired and trusted and dusted old thing - think again. This plugin is the next generation of the mutation. You need to live/breath/ Drum and Bass to start with. But if you do, you will download this (it's free) you will become part of the genetic mutation, and you will spread the word. This is the best god damn Amen break machine ever invented.
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