The Beatmaker's Secret Sauce
Flex Beat takes anything from a drum loop, synth part, guitar riff, and vocal line and injects life at the press of a button.
Flex Beat, created by the pioneers of beat-based music production, Akai Pro, is your ultimate toolkit for powerful beat manipulation and sound design. As you would expect from a brand that has such a heritage in the world of music creation, Flex Beat takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary.
Now available for MPC Standalone!
of your sound
Elevate your production game with 16 performance pads offering diverse pattern presets. Whether you want Loop, One Shot, or Hold behavior, Flex Beat's pad play modes have got you covered.
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Never be out of ideas
Stuck in a creative rut? With a wide range of preset banks, Flex Beat serves as your instant inspiration.
On top of that, enjoy the launch quantization feature to ensure your music is always on beat.
Sound mangling at your fingertips
With a library of inspirational presets, it’s easier than ever to inject character into your tracks. DJ scratches? Trance gates? It’s all at your disposal. You can even import and export presets in .fnv format compatible with Gross Beat™ for an even wider sonic palette.
Flex Beat’s desktop plugin editor, gives you a level of control typically reserved for a DAW.
Snap to grid, adjustable curve types, and envelope tools make sure you can shape your sound precisely how you want it.
Run it back
With three unique pad playback modes—One Shot, Loop, and Hold—exploring sonic patterns becomes an intuitive process. Just pick your mode and go on a rhythmic journey.
NOT JUST FOR BEATMAKERS
Flex Beat is a powerful tool in the world of sound design and FX creation. Perfect for those working in movies, TV and games. Drop Flex Beat on a sample and soon you’ll be creating new sonic possibilities from what may have been an overlooked audio file without Flex Beat.
FEATURES AT A GLANCE
- Available in VST/AU & MPC Standalone plugin formats
- 16 performance pads for pattern presets
- Pad play modes for Loop, One Shot and Hold behavior
- Pads are MIDI controllable using MIDI sidechain input
- Preset banks for instant inspiration
- Ability to launch quantized patterns, so your music never skips a beat
- Large library of pad presets with a preview function
- Detailed pattern editor with snap, adjustable curve types and envelope tools
- Export or import pattern presets in .fnv format compatible with Gross Beat ™
- Dry / Wet mix
- Some features not available on the standalone version
DOWNLOAD THE DEMO OF FLEX BEAT
This plugin is available in VST and AU format as well as offering full support for MPC standalone and desktop systems running version 2.11.9 (or later). Click below to download and install the 10 day trial of the Flex Beat desktop VST, and AU version of this plugin.
FLEX BEAT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
This plugin is available in VST and AU format as well as offering full support for MPC standalone and desktop systems running version 2.12.2 (or later). Click below to download and install the 10 day trial of the Flex Beat desktop VST, and AU version of this plugin.
|Windows||MAC||MPC Standalone Compatibility|
|Windows 10 (21H2) - Windows 11 (21H2)||macOS 12 Monterey - macOS 14 Sonoma (Apple Silicon compatible - check Specific MPC Models for Driver Support)||Flex Beat Player is designed to run on standalone MPC systems running 2.12.2 or later|
|2GB free disk space (75MB for all content recommended)||2GB free disk space (75MB for all content)||MPC One|
|4GB RAM (8GB recommended)||4GB RAM (8GB recommended)||MPC One +|
|Dual-core 2.5GHz CPU||Dual-core 2.5GHz CPU||MPC Live|
|VST 2/3 compatible host||VST 2/3 Plugin compatible host||MPC Live II|
|AU plugin compatible host||MPC X|
|MPC KEY 61|