A simpler way to make harder hitting beats and grooves on your Mac or PC
BTV Professional Music Production Software works as a standalone application or with your DAW as a VST or AU plugin. If you are inspired, BTV will help you get your ideas out faster. If you’re short on inspiration, BTV has a massive sound library and a simple interface to get your creative juices flowing. Whether this is your first software for making beats or if have decades in the game BTV is going to help you make the kind of music you’re looking for.
“I use this on every record that I make”
“You can arrange full songs with just use your computer keyboard. You don’t need any other controllers, any other drums, or any other virtual instruments. You can sequence here. You’ve got your sound banks here. You can mix here. It’s everything you need to get started and go a long way!”
Dallas Austin, 2X Grammy Winning Artist, Songwriter, Producer and Senior Vice President, A&R for Island Records
Sequence beats in just 5 minutes. Use your computer keypads to tap out a quick beat or connect your MIDI keyboard.
Let the world listen to the music that’s in your head.
Produce anything from simple beats to full songs with rhythm, harmony and melody. Quickly create and build upon patterns using any combination of preset sounds, samples you load or from any samples you record. BTV has plenty of professional creative features to speed up your workflow like variable bar length, swing and quantize all adjustable on a individual track basis. The software has a 16 track sequencer and can be played like an instrument which allows you to build your production at the speed of your imagination and hear it play back in realtime.
Edit your patterns, entire kits or instruments, tweak individual samples or customize preset effects. Record new samples, keyspan, autochop, and apply editing tools to craft brand new instruments.
Customize Your Sound
Easily tweak your project elements as you create them to shape your perfect sound.
BTV allows you to Edit your project as fast as you can lay it down. Easily swap out or edit each sample in your kit or instrument. Apply effects adjust the mix or even perform more advanced nondestructive sample editing without interrupting your creative flow.
Edit existing kits easily or quickly create new custom kits
With a preset you can keyspan any sound across the pads to create new amazing instruments in seconds! The difference between Kit Mode and Instrument Mode is that in instrument mode the effects and parameters you adjust are applied globally across the pads, since you are creating a playable instrument. Want to create a new 8 octave instrument with a choir sample you loaded? Or maybe you want to layer 3 synths, a hit, and a sub-bass from the BTV library and create a new mega-synth? Do it all with ease in Instrument Mode. Just drag the samples to the pads, add layers if you want, and select how many octaves you want the instrument spanned across. Instrument Mode makes creating your own incredible instruments and crafting your own signature sound easier than ever before.
Custom Drum Kits
Drag the sound you like to any pad to create a custom drum kit.
You’ll notice onscreen icons that help you see what a standard kit looks like. You can easily get creative and mix things up. Enter Quick Kit Edit mode where you can drag and drop to replace sounds on each pad or easily adjust the parameters of each sound! Whether you’re choosing from the massive sample library that comes with BTV or you’re importing all your own sounds (even thousands at a time), you’ll build kits faster than ever. Simply open any sample folder and drag the sound you like to any pad. The sound combinations are truly limitless! Once you start mixing and matching samples, you’ll find endless inspiration as you start to develop your own sound!
Record any sound. Turn into an instrument you can play
BTV Software is often commended for it’s straight forward sampling capabilities. Quickly and easily capture or load samples 16 or 24-bit .WAV or .AIFF files. With the suite of sample editing tools including autochop and keyspanning features you can easily turn any sample you can capture into an instrument you can play. Edit your samples on-the-fly with clear waveform view. Set sample start and end points, Reverse, Timestretch, Trim, Normalize, Amplify, Pitch Shift and much more.
Customize every aspect of your sound. Trigger over 60 presets or create your own.
Adjust Pitch, Pan, Cutoff, and Resonance per Sound. Tweak Attack, Decay, Sustain, and Release of any sample. Quickly access your effects to get fast preview of your global effects sends. Choose from phasers, flangers, coil and old vinyl effects, reverbs, delays and more. Add instant compression, limiting, EQ, and more to your tracks. Send effects to individual tracks, pads, or the whole song.
Easily arrange your patterns into full radio-ready songs complete with intros, choruses, verses and drops either on-the fly with real-time export or using the built in linear pattern-based sequencer in Song Mode.
Produce your music however you want to with an inspiring multi-path workflow
When you feel a groove, play BTV like an instrument and arrange a full song on-the-fly—at the speed of your creativity, using the real time sequencer. Or take your time and carefully craft each pattern and then easily set its playback order and duration. Use either workflow path with nothing more than this software and your computer keyboard. If you have a MIDI keyboard or controller you can connect it to BTV Software. If you use a DAW you can load BTV Software as a multitimbral VST or AU plugin. With BTV, you have many options to create great music in a way that is most comfortable for you.
Enjoy maximum flexibility with one button Export. Quickly bounce out your Patterns, Songs, Tracks or individual Pads at studio quality 16 or 24-bit WAV files for use in other audio editing applications.
The freedom of multiple export methods so you won’t slow down your workflow
Sometimes you might need more than just a full song exported. You might want to export just the drums, or just tracks 2 and 4 or you might even want to export individual sounds on each pad. With BTV, you have the quick access to multiple export methods so you can get out the exact song elements you need to continue your production, while also giving you the ability to create, sequence and mix and entire radio ready song right in the application. BTV Software is intended to be simple-to-use while maintaining the flexibility any professional producer requires.
Full Video training. Free premium support. Unlimited Expansion. Free updates for life.
Get real time technical support on demand
Imagine you get stuck on how to perform a certain operation or perhaps you need clarification on how to adjust a sound parameter you find in BTV Software, just live chat with your BKE support engineer who can answer any question you have about BTV software or electronic music production techniques.
Watch video training from right inside the application
We’ve created video tutorials for every feature in BTV Software. For visual learners, there is no manual required, just open the video you want to watch and following along in the software. You’ll find tips and tricks and tutorials that make light work of making bass heavy beats.
“For the most streamlined sampling implementation in the known universe, look no further…”
Paul Nagle Sound on Sound Magazine
Massive Sound Library
Thousands of presets. Endless options.
BTV Software includes the very same library that comes standard on BEAT THANG hardware that retails for $699. It is an inspiring collection of professionally engineered samples and synths that took over 2 years to create. This premium library alone is worth the total price. Plus you can customize that library to define your own unique style.
No matter which package you select, all BTV libraries are loaded with rich, distinct, and jaw-dropping sounds. Access thousands of professionally engineered drum samples in all modern genres of music including crisp snares, hi-hits that sting like hornets and wall-pounding basses and kicks for crafting out heart-pounding beats.
The Core library includes 256 playable acoustic and electronic instruments including dozens of guitars and basses, over 100 synths and pianos, a inspiring collection of originally recorded string, woodwind, and brass instruments, and much more. Access and instantly play any of the 168 onboard drum and percussion kits crafted and created from a huge range of styles, from House and Techno to some of the best Hip Hop and Trap kits you’ve ever heard. Unlock Core library and craft you own unique kits and instruments.
How the sounds are made
The BKE proprietary sound design process
Thousands of professional producers trust BTV software here’s what a few of them have to say…
“If you are a real producer then you’re familiar with these guys. I think its brilliant. I got mine. I’m going to be on it before y’all [laughs]!”
Iconic Producer/Artist: Janet Jackson, Usher, Bow Wow, et al
“One of the greatest inventions in music. The functionality of it is really great. I think it’s laid out very well for a producer.”
Grammy Winning Producer: Beyonce – “Single Ladies”, Rihanna – “Umbrella”, Ludacris, Mary J Blige, Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream”
“My partners and I spent years building this thing and I’m glad we did because what we finally ended up with is what we set out to do.”
BKE Partner and Co-Founder/ Iconic Rock Producer: Pink Floyd - The Wall, Alice Cooper, Peter Gabriel)
“What you have here with the Beat Thang is something that you haven’t seen before. This is for real. You’re going to hear a lot more about it.”
Multiple Grammy Winning Engineer/Mixer: The Roots, Lauren Hill, Damien Marley, et al
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System Requirements for BTV Software
- Intel-based MACs only
- 1GB RAM or greater
- OSX 10.6 or higher
- 800MB free space on OS drive
- Pentium 4 or greater
- 1GB RAM or greater
- Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP (SP2 Recommended)
- 2 GHz (or greater)
- 900MB free space on OS drive