Includes BreakTweaker plus all 4 BreakTweaker Expansions: Vintage Machines, Cinematic Textures, Kicks & Snared by Beatport Sounds and Modern Grooves by Black Octopus.
Make beats you've never heard before. Built on a futuristic MicroEdit Engine, BreakTweaker turns everything you know about rhythm on its head.
Designed by BT and developed by iZotope, BreakTweaker is not just a drum machine: it's a drum sculpting and beat sequencing machine that blurs the line between rhythm and melody. Give your beats an evolving depth that gets better the longer they play. Use rhythmic slicing to drive everything from pitched melodic lines to sweeping rhythmic concoctions. Top it all off with the best drum sample library in existence, curated by BT, iZotope, and top producers today. Explore a new era of rhythmic possibilities with this forward-thinking and forward-sounding instrument.
- Manipulate audio at a molecular level: Reinvent any beat by controlling pitch, rhythm, and texture at the finest resolution on the market.
- Experiment with stunning content: Explore a full range of presets, drum samples, and wavetables designed by today's top musicians and DJs, including BT.
- Invent completely new rhythms: Create complex polyrhythmic lines with unique isorhythm and playback speed settings.
- Craft the perfect drum sound: Blend drum samples with robust synthesizer features to create sounds that are the best of both worlds.
- Take control of your beats: Easily trigger and sequence complex patterns and samples using any MIDI controller.
What is BreakTweaker?
BreakTweaker is the beat machine of the future. Powered by three distinct modules, the Sequencer, the Generator, and the MicroEdit Engine, it’s a wildly creative rhythmic instrument that can be used with any DAW and MIDI controller. For instant gratification, get started with the diverse presets and content in the Factory Library, a showcase of BreakTweaker’s breadth and sonic capabilities. When you want to get deeper, break new sonic ground with BreakTweaker’s paradise of tweaky controls and settings.
Assemble pattern-based beats in the Sequencer, which features six tracks for layering your sounds. The Sequencer can store up to 24 different step patterns, launchable via MIDI for on-the fly remixing. Design beats that evolve over time with BreakTweaker’s advanced isorhythmic step sequencing, which makes it possible for each track to have a unique tempo and step length.
Sculpt new drum sounds and textures with the Generator. This powerful drum synthesis module defines the sounds for each Sequencer track. The Generator supports morphing wavetable synthesis or one-shot sample loading, polished off with dual-stage distortions and vintage-modeled filters. Four LFOs with unique wavetable shapes, and four Envelopes allow vast modulation possibilities for almost every single Generator parameter. As a bonus, every Sequencer track supports up to three Generators for developing even deeper sonic complexity.
The MicroEdit Engine
Once you’ve perfected the ultimate set of drum sounds and sequenced your patterns, it’s time for a whole new method of sound design. Enter the MicroEdit Engine. A “MicroEdit” is the division of a single step within your pattern into potentially thousands of slices. These slices can then be contoured and shaped to create harmonic, pitched, and rhythmic effects, resulting in new textures that add that extra spice to an evolving beat. By pushing the limits of the brain’s ability to perceive sound, the MicroEdit Engine blurs the line between rhythm and pitch, inspiring beats you’ve never heard before.
The Factory Library
Bringing sounds, patterns, and MicroEdits together into mind-boggling beats, the BreakTweaker Factory Library comes with over 80 global presets that are ready to kickstart your next project. The Factory Library also features over 2 GB of royalty-free sample content designed by electronic production pros. Specializing in a wide variety of percussive sounds, sample categories range from studio essentials like “Kick” and “Snare” to intriguing possibilities like “Glitch” and “Film.”
Vintage Machines Expansion
Browse through a treasure trove of heavy, dusty vintage beats and revisit hip hop, trap, upbeat techno, two step, dilla-style off-kilter beats and much more. Vintage Machines delivers an eclectic range of over 200 samples from the greatest drum machines out there, assembled into a unique collection of throwback fun. With 50 kits to choose from and 12 patterns each, you can mix and match your favorite lo-fi goodness and drop some vintage style into your track. Crunchy beats, head-bobbing sub and just a hint of old-school vibes take you back to the era of the greats.
A SAMPLING OF 200+ SAMPLES
Kick Crispy Fried, Snare of the Month, Hat Dirty Dirt, Ride Clear, Kick Chop Chop...
A PEEK AT THE PRESETS
Forest Thumper, White Wine, Millenial Rap, House Bliss, Two Step, Boom Bap...
Cinematic Textures Expansion
The Cinematic Textures Expansion is a collection of rhythmic gestures ranging from esoteric patterns to dense pulses and beats. Designed to enhance film and television scores, and to intensify the texture of electronic and electro-acoustic music, this expansion is geared towards composers, producers and sound designers alike. With 71 presets and over 700 samples, Cinematic Textures was made with sonic exploration in mind. Delve into both percussive and tonal elements to inspire new ideas for your future musical works.
A SAMPLING OF 700+ SAMPLES
Dark Pulse, Broken Autoharp, Bass Harmonic, Orch Slap Stab, Rolling Synth...
A PEEK AT THE PRESETS
Abstract Scratchmosphere, Tension Espionage, Action Hallucinations...
Kick & Snares by Beatport Sounds Expansion
If anyone knows what makes a track pulse, it’s Beatport, the world’s largest DJ and electronic music community. Exclusively created for iZotope’s BreakTweaker, this impressive-sounding drum sample collection from Beatport Sounds is perfectly suited for modern drum production. With solid kicks, snares, and a little percussion thrown in for good measure, Kicks & Snares will augment your already-stellar Factory Library with fresh flavors from the labs at Beatport.
A SAMPLING OF 100+ SAMPLES
Kick Thumpin Trap, Kick Housey, Snare Dubstep Hit, Perc Hat, Perc Crash...
Modern Grooves by Black Octopus
Designed by boutique sample creator Black Octopus, Modern Grooves is a high-end collection of samples and presets for producers and songwriters of all types. Modern but retro, crisp yet slick, Modern Grooves serves up full-fledged starting points for jamming out new track ideas. Prefer to start from scratch? We have you covered there, too. With 300 new audio samples and 40 Generator presets, there’s plenty of rich material for customizing your own productions. Take a tour through Electro, Breaks, Deep House, House and more, then spice up any track that needs a lift. Get fresh beats for any genre with Modern Grooves.
Supported operating systems:
Windows: XP (32-bit Service Pack 3), 7, 8
Mac: OS X 10.6.8–10.10
AAX (Pro Tools 11-12), RTAS (Pro Tools 7.4-10), VST and VST 3, Audio Unit
BreakTweaker works as a virtual instrument in popular hosts like Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, SONAR, ACID, Ableton Live, and many more.