Image Line Gross Beat
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Image Line Gross Beat

Gross Beat, Effect sequencer from Image Line.

DJ Henny 09/24/2011

Image Line Gross Beat : DJ Henny's user review

« Brilliant for Gates and stutters. »
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Gross Beat is a VST plugin that is stock with FL studio and installed well on both my home and college computers and works brilliantly on both systems. The college computer is a smaller laptop with a single core pentium processor. If you can run FL studio then you can run this plugin, there is no compatibility issues at all. I have also used it on an old desktop low end computer (1.8GHZ pentium and 1gb ram) as well as my current (2.5GHZ Core2Quad & 4GB ram) and it runs great on both systems. Any CPU usage is absolutely minimal. There are a few preset patterns that you can use for gate effects, stutters and the likes. All of the presets are nicely accessible instantly. This plugin only works in FL studio as far as I know.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

This plugin works brilliantly in its native FL studio, but as far as I know it doesn't work in any other DAW. If imageline are serious about their native plugins I really think they should allow them to work in other DAWs. The preset patterns that come with it are brilliant for easy gate effects or side chain effects. There are a lot of them to pick and choose from which add a lot of customisation to the sound that you are looking for. Memory and CPU usage are minimal, as well as hard drive space, this is a really small plugin.

OVERALL OPINION

All of the preset patterns are brilliant, as previously mentioned they give you quick and easy access to gating effects without having to tinker or know how to set them up manually. If you want to you can do them all manually to add further customization to the sound that you want to receive. I would recommend this plugin to anybody as I personally use FL studio and this plugin comes for free with it. It is a very smart addition to the image-line range of plugins and is worth it!