MIDI Controller Support
BeatCleaver now has basic MIDI controller support so you can preview your chops from your favorite controller. Just configure your MIDI controller in the preferences and you’ll be ready to go!
Snap to ZeroNew Snap to Zero Crossings and Fade In/Out Slices feature in BeatCleaver 1.3.1
A new “Snap to Zero” option has been added to the Slicing menu that automatically snaps any new slice points to zero crossings in the waveform. Slicing at zero crossings helps reduce any audible clicks at slice points, and this feature will help cut down on manual labour.
Fade in/out Slices
A “Fade in/out Slices” option has also been added to the Slicing menu, that adds an additional small 2 ms fade at the start and end of any slice. This helps further reduce any audible clicks at slice points in case you slice on a region with a very sharp attack. At 2 ms, it’s short enough to ensure that kicks and other “punchy” sounds keep their punchiness even when you slice very close to the start of them.
Samplerate Conversion (WAVE export)
BeatCleaver now allows you to choose the samplerate that your slices will be saved with. By default, BeatCleaver will preserve the original samplerate of the sample, but you can choose in the preferences to resample the audio to 22500 Hz, 44100 Hz, 48000 Hz, 96000 Hz, or 192000 Hz.
Fixed a slice triggering bug where sometimes playback would always begin at the first slice.
Improved robustness of soundcard code in the preferences, fixes one crash.
Fixed a bogus 20 samples of silence at the start of some saved samples.
New Rubber Band-powered time stretching engine
Added FLAC file reading support – Even supports 24-bit FLAC files.
Added Drag Export mode, enabling the dragging of slices right out of BeatCleaver.
Added “Slice at Cursor” button for on-the-fly chopping.
New resampling engine
Allow WASAPI Shared Mode now, so BeatCleaver doesn’t hog your soundcard when using WASAPI.
Added a full BeatCleaver User Manual
Fixed several crashes
Added configurable bit depth when saving WAVE files, in the preferences. (Can now save 8, 16, 24, and 32-bit WAVE files.)
Fixed the tooltips in the toolbar
Big performance boost when navigating around the waveform.
Fixed rare crash during looping.
Fixed several bugs causing inconsistent playback behaviour, especially when looping.
Fixed another bug where an invalid loop could be placed when loading a second file.
With new support for MP3 and AAC formats, sampling from existing songs and recordings has never been easier. DJs can now easily save loops from songs to use with sampler decks and artists can cut samples for remixes and mashups. The new Advanced Slicing menu facilitates slicing audio by fixed bars or beats, perfect for chopping multi?track exports for live resequencing.
BeatCleaver is now a great tool for cutting up existing songs and recordings to make hip hop samples, DJ samples, and DJ loops.