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Drum Sampler Beat Maker Sample Manager Plugin by Algonaut
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Atlas 2
Atlas has been replaced by: Atlas 2
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Atlas by Algonaut is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
macOS High Sierra 10.13
macOS Mojave 10.14
macOS Catalina 10.15
macOS Big Sur 10.16
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Atlas is a sampler powered with Artificial Intelligence that will change the way you find sounds and make beats.

With Atlas:

  • See all of your samples in one place with a map based on style and character.
  • Be inspired by unlimited drum kits generated instantly with your own samples.
  • Speed up your workflow using Drag-and-Drop to any app.

Key Features:

  • The Map: Find that perfect sample faster. Atlas' AI can find every drum sound on your computer and create a map you can scroll and zoom with all your samples in one place.
  • Instant Drum Kits: Find inspiration in randomization. One click and Atlas chooses 8 samples. Lock or hot swap them individually. Rinse and repeat. Tweak how they sound using the combo controls.
  • Drag and Drop: Drag and drop samples from Atlas to your favourite sampler/sequencer for more control. Atlas can be used as a replacement browser for your existing workflow.
  • Like/Dislike: The more you use Atlas, the more it gets to know you. As samples are liked or disliked, Atlas learns the styles of samples you prefer and helps you hone your sound.
  • Analyse your own samples: Analyze any of your own sample packs regardless of size. Create separate maps for genre, brand, style or however you organise your samples. Analysis happens locally, not in the cloud.

How it Works

Here's what Algonaut say:

"At the centre of all our products is SoundClass, our own proprietary AI with a little bit of magic that is the first of its kind. It has been built from the ground up using customised neural networks, deep learning, and tailored audio analysis techniques. We've trained SoundClass to be capable of listening to any new audio content and determining its category and a description of its characteristics. This opens the door for features and products that are yet unheard of.""We are constantly evolving and growing SoundClass with increased capabilities to be used with new sounds and future products. It is constantly learning and we pass that knowledge to you through software updates that you can benefit from. AI is not replacing the musician. We build our products so that the AI solves the problems that get in the way of your creativity. It works with you, so you can make great music without any barriers."

System Requirements:

  • Available as VST2, VST3, and AU.
  • 64-bit only.
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13 and above.
  • Windows 7 and above.

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Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 3.50 from 2 reviews

Reviewed By oravendi [all]
February 22nd, 2020
Version reviewed: 1.4.3 on Windows

Atlas is a sample manager that also may be used as a basic drum VST. A unique ability and perhaps its biggest problem is that it classifies your samples according to what Atlas thinks they are. If it doesn't understand where a sample fits in its classification then it doesn't report it or classify it. Atlas does not allow you to set up your own classification categories. There is no sample name classification as an option if the classifier does not understand what to do with a sample. If you want to use this for FX, techno or electronic sounds, I have found this VST not very useful. Also if you have small libraries of samples the classifier doesn't seem to work very well. I like the graphical representation of samples (which is not customizable) and this aspect of the program is unique with a lot of potential however graphical sample maps with a lot of dead space in them are not very useful. The program comes with a sample library that shows it works however Atlas's sample recognition analyzer was probably tuned or coded for it. I would not buy this as a drum VST it is very basic. Geist is a drum VST. For me a good sample manager would have worked fine but the current limitations make it so I don't use Atlas very much and was a waste of money. The developers do not update this very often so I don't have much hope for the future of this product.

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Reviewed By soundof [all]
August 28th, 2018
Version reviewed: 1.1.0 on Windows

I have to say, the day of having THE drum machine are nearly over.

This plugin is brilliant in that it does recognise the different samples (kicks, snares, hats etc), the random kit generator is brilliant as you can come up with so many different drum kits.

I hear the developer is thinking of adding a step sequencer with a saved pattern per drum kit, this will complete this brilliant plug in.

Instantly change the feel of your tracks with different drum sets.

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