Gross Beat

Play with time! Gross Beat is a real-time, audio-stream playback, pitch, position and volume manipulation effect. Gross Beat stores audio in a 2-bar rolling buffer controlled by 36 time and 36 volume mapping envelopes for easy beat-synced glitch, stutter, repeat, scratching and gating effects. Welcome to Gallifrey Time Lord!

VST Hint Bar

Main Options

Time Settings

Volume Settings

Envelope Mapping Panel

The envelope mapping panel displays the selected Time or Volume mapping envelope (slots are directly left of the Mapping Panel). Some notes about the mapping area:

Editing Mapping Envelopes

Envelopes conform to the standard Image-Line envelope behaviors with some additional features tuned for use with Gross Beat.

Mapping controls

Down the left-hand side of the mapping area are a number of controls as follows:

Mapping Options Menu

Click on the down-arrow in the top-left corner of the area to access the following mapping envelope options:

Snap Settings

Snap determines how the envelope points snap (lock) to the nearest time/volume grid division.

NOTES: ( Left-click+Alt) overrides snapping, ( Shift+Left-click) locks vertical movement and ( Ctrl+Left-click) locks horizontal movement of control points.

Step Settings

Slide Settings

Freeze Editing

Envelope Settings

Lower Panel Controls

Running along the bottom of the Mapping area are the following controls:

Plugin Credits

Code & Graphics: Didier Dambrin.

VSTi Port: Frederic Vanmol.

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