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- Load and slice any WAV or AIFF on the fly (Like Recycle).
- Support ACIDized WAV's.
- Preview in time (i.e. tempo synced sample preview).
- Per-slice editing:
- Reverse in place.
- Replace slices with other samples.
- Individual slice Amplitude envelope.
- Process individual slices with VST FX destructively.
- Exports groove MIDI file.
- 6 outputs.
Reviewed By Rabid
December 22, 2003
More than just a loop player.
Drag and drop ability.
Ease of use.
Occasional stability issues.
Customer support is sometimes a bit unfriendly.
Future PC update is in question.
Note: There are no presets so my preset rating is an average of the other ratings.
Reviewed By TheWall
December 10, 2003
I used to have some problems with it, but bitshift had provided good and responsive replies during our correspondence. My personal experience with tech support is pleasant.
Even today, with several competitiors available, it's still pretty good at what it does. Simply slice and go, and some crazy mangling is right at the fingertip. Drag and drop the MIDI or sliced audio into the sequencer(as long as your host supports dragn' drop) and you're all set.
Updates are rather slow but they do keep coming. Even though it's sad there's no plan for further development for the Windows version beyond v1.2, it still stands as a good loop slicer as it is.
Some implied features never got implemented, such as time-stretch function(bitshift mentioned it a long time ago). But I see it as a possible bonus, so I'm not that disappointed.
Pros: straightforward and ease of use. Can save slice points in the wave files. Great MIDI drag'n drop feature.
Cons: the file broswer is less than convenient(addressed with 'favorite folders' in 1.1, but still not perfect). No visible plan for further development on the Windows Platform beyond v1.2.Read more
Reviewed By jones-y
October 10, 2003
absolutely love it, its my favorite plug. Its like having recycle inside your sequencer.
the only thing is that the interface is a little twiddly. Its sometimes hard to make precise edits to slices. Parameters are hard to adjust in certain cases.
But its a year of fun, easy. I sometimes get lost in the possibilities when using pHAT.
Its one of those rare pieces of software that beckon you to use it. It doesn't get in the way of your work, like some other plugs. And after a while it sort of becomes the loop, in a transparent kinda way. Like, I just say to myself 'Self, I have a sliced loop on audio instrument 4!"
And a huge thumbs up to the folks at bitshift. You have never seen customer support until you buy pHAT.
I have had a couple crashes with pHAT. But they were mostly because I forgot to assign more memory to Logic when a new subversion came out. Because pHAT uses the RAM dedicated to Logic.
Reviewed By CypherOne
March 17, 2003
Support is seemingly non-existent, getting a response to an email takes.....well, I've not had a response to the mail I sent two months ago, I guess that says it allRead more
Reviewed By casio hardcore
March 1, 2003
Of course Phatmatik can be used on samples other than drum loops but that's primarily what I use it on so thats where my bias may lay. The only comparison to this VSTi is the self-contained Fruity Slicer (from Fruity Loops) and possibly Bomb That Beat. The main difference is that this program is so close to Recycle that if you've used it before, you'll have no problem migrating to Phatmatik Pro. And as far as stability, I have never once had an issue to date (knocks on wood).
All and all this is must have plugin especially for y'all drum choppers out there.Read more