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The Beat Aesthetic Taiko Edition
The Beat Aesthetic: Taiko Edition transforms the thunder of traditional Japanese drums into a giant fist of fat grooves.

Through the use of over 30 different instruments, ranging from the low frequency impacts of the 500 pound odaiko to the tight and high snare-like sound of the shime daikos, the collection’s twenty suites of beats, fills, builds and hits remain sonically diverse and engaging.

Stylus RMX and Kontakt users will enjoy a layout that enables easy improvisation of entire percussion tracks. And as part of the BPM Flex Series™, grooves can be used at extremely wide ranges of tempo while retaining a natural sound. Additionally, Stylus RMX users will experience a new and never before seen feature: multi-track loops and MIDI files triggered from a single channel! Check out the video demo to see them in action.

With loops that float between tribal, cinematic, rock and world beat feels, this volume of The Beat Aesthetic continues the legacy of mixing imaginative playing with top-notch sounds, tempo flexibility with tight organization, and originality with ease-of-use.
"This is one serious package, with 20 'mixes' broken into parts in six formats over three DVDs. It ranges in tempo from 75 to 159bpm, and the Taiko Edition lives up to its name with plenty of world and Asian influences and tones. The production quality is high and it will cover a good deal of Asian and world percussion needs for library musicians, or those simply seeking thunderous loops."
Computer Music Magazine
Download the user manual here.

- The Beat Aesthetic Taiko Edition features 1600+ files in the Stylus RMX, REX, Kontakt 4, ACID Wav, Apple Loop and standard Wav formats. It is available via Download or as a 3-DVD set. Downloads for each format are broken into two files between 500-600 MB. Download for Stylus RMX is broken into four 500-600 MB files.

- The library covers a tempo range of 75-159 BPM. But as part of the BPM Flex Series™, all formats (except standard .wav) can be used at a wide range of tempos while remaining intact and on time.

- Each format in this collection contains 20 “Full Mix” suites and 20 matching “Part” suites. This allows users the flexibility to work on a single track with full mixes, or to drop sounds in and out by using different combinations of “Part” loops. The full mix loops have been created by combining the parts together in a multi-track fashion.

- All loops are in 44.1kHz/24bit resolution.

Stylus RMX Specific Info:

- The Beat Aesthetic Taiko features exclusive multi-track loop and MIDI files which allow four loops to be played and edited from a single RMX channel.

- The Beat Aesthetic Taiko does not require the user to convert the library using RMX’s SAGE Converter. Simply decompress the files and drag-and-drop “The Beat Aesthetic Taiko” folder into RMX’s “User Libraries” folder. Although it’s quick and easy, we supply visual instruction in the .pdf.

Kontakt 4 Specific Info:

- Intuitive interface controls include: “loop name” box (displays the name of the loop when key is pressed) convolution reverb (with 34 custom IR .wavs), saturation, stereo width, velocity curve, low and high pass filters, delay, and input/output quantization to lock loop triggering to the sequencer.

- Compatible with full retail versions of Native Instruments’ Kontakt 4.2.3 and up. The free Kontakt Player will not work with this collection.
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Regular Price: $99.99

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Beat Aesthetic Taiko Demo 1
This song was composed using just a handful of loops from five
of the collection's twenty suites. No
additional mixing or processing was applied to the loops.
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Beat Aesthetic Taiko Demo 2
A meditative, contemporary, world beat approach that also uses Shimmer & Shake and Sync'd Cymbals. By Didier Lean Rachou
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BPM Flex Demo
This demonstrates the tempo flexibility of the loops. Each loop is played at its regular tempo and then 15 BPM slower. Notice how everything remains intact and on time.
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The Beat Aesthetic Taiko Ed in Stylus RMX
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The Beat Aesthetic Taiko Ed in Kontakt