- Installation & Activation
- Beatformer Operation
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Thank you for choosing accusonus Beatformer. In order to better understand the main concepts and operation of Beatformer, please take the time to read this user manual.
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Beatformer is an audio effect plug-in that focuses on quickly adjusting four basic characteristics of a beat sound:
- Transients. Quickly adjust the behavior of the transients of the input signal.
- Harmonics. Enhance the timbre of the sound with the dynamic creation of extra harmonics.
- Dynamics. Control the dynamic feel of the beat with a single knob.
- Low End. Smoothly boost the low end of the signal without the use of EQing.
Figure 1: Accusonus Beatformer
- Semantic Knobs
- Simple and streamlined user interface
- Tuned algorithms for quick dynamics detection
- Subtle-to-Extreme audio processing
- Uncompromised sound quality
- Transparent Limiter
- Low latency (4ms)
- Resizable UI
You can find the latest Beatformer installer in your accusonus "My Account" page, in the “Downloads” section (http://accusonus.com/dashboard ). For more information about installation and activation see the Activation Manual, which you can find along with the installer.
Your computer must have:
- a modern architecture CPU.
- a minimum of 2GB RAM memory.
- at least 50MB free space on your hard disk.
- a minimum screen resolution of 800x600 pixels.
Beatformer is available as a mono or stereo audio effect plug-in in the following formats:
- AU (64-bit)
- VST (64-bit)
- AAX Native (64-bit) for macOS 10.10 or later
- VST (64-bit)
- AAX Native (64-bit) for Windows 7 (with SP1) or later
Warning: Beatformer is designed to be used as an audio effect plug-in inside Digital Audio Workstations or Non-Linear Editing systems. Only the plug-in formats listed above are supported.
Beatformer supports the following sample rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz.
Beatformer is fully tested in the following DAWs and NLEs:
- Apple Logic Pro 10.4
- Ableton Live 10
- ImageLine FLStudio 12
- Propellerheads Reason 10
- Presonus StudioOne 3.2
- Cockos Reaper 5.80
Warning: There are just too many combinations of DAWs and plug-in formats out there, so there's always something we might have not tested. If you don't see your DAW above, you can always download the free, fully-functional 14-day trial and see if Beatformer is supported for yourself. If you encounter any problems, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Behind the simple and intuitive user interface of Beatformer is a complex signal flow which is described in the diagram. In the following sections we will discuss each of Beatform control in more detail.
Figure 2: Beatformer Signal Flow Diagram
Figure 3: Air Knob
Figure 4: Punch Knob
Figure 5: Punch effect on sound
Figure 6: Squash Knob
Figure 7: Squash effect on sound
Figure 8: High-Split Knob
Figure 9: Boom Knob
Figure 10: Input-Output Gain Knobs
Figure 11: Limiter Switch
When the ”Bypass” button is active, all processing is bypassed and the original signal comes through Beatformer untouched.
Tip: It is usually better to use and automate this button to bypass processing, since this will keep the audio in sync (retain the declared latency to your DAW) with the rest of the DAW tracks.
Beatformer comes with a set of Presets that can help you quickly find a suitable characteristic sound to your beat or catch a glimpse of how the plugin tranforms the sound. You can load any of the factory Presets or create your own and store them in Beatformer.
Figure 12: Preset Menu
Beatformer offers the option to resize the plug-in window. This can be especially helpful if you have large or high-resolution screens or you just want to focus on a specific task. Click the zoom icon at the top right corner and choose between three settings.
Figure 13: Window Resize