[NAMM] BPM - Beat Production Machine

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MOTU has announced BPM, or Beat Production Machine, a rhythm production center for Mac and Windows that combines programming technology with playable virtual instrument operation inspired by the classic drum machines of the 80's and 90's.

It comes with a 15 GB library and it can sample too.

  • Rhythm production center for Mac and Windows.
  • Combines programming technology with playable virtual instrument operation inspired by the classic drum machines of the 80's and 90's.
  • Provides creative control, from recording and programming individual samples to building and arranging entire songs.
  • Includes a urban sound and loop library for urban, R&B, pop, rock and other music styles.
  • Combines drum machine programming, sampling, loops, synthesized drum sounds, multi-sample instrument sounds, mixing, effects processing, song arranging and asset browsing in one streamlined window.
  • Plug-and-play support for hands-on pad controllers such as the Akai MPD32 controller.
  • SP1200 Emulation mode faithfully reproduces the characteristics of the classic E-mu SP1200.
  • Environment for laying down beats as quickly as your mind can "hear" them.

Included sounds and loops:
  • 15+ GB library of newly released loops, samples and beats.
  • Over 10,000 individual samples.
  • Over 1,000 new drum and percussion loops.
  • 24-bit 96 kHz audio quality.
  • Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC by top mastering engineer Chris Gehringer.
  • Beat Production/Sound Design by Eric K. Roz for Black Rose Corporation (
  • Over 200 drum kits + patterns organized by style categories (Beat City, Old School, etc.).
  • Over 100 urban multi-sampled instruments, including piano, bass, guitars, synths, pads and more.
  • Built-in drum synthesizer for unlimited synthesized drum and percussion sounds (includes hundreds of preset sounds).
  • Percussion samples, patterns and loops.
  • Dozens of classic "808" and "909" style beat box samples.
  • Hundreds of patterns in many styles (hip hop, R'n'B, house, electro, techno, funk, soul, pop, rock, etc.).
  • Play any pattern in any style with any drum kit (included or programmed) for virtually infinite combinations.
  • Load any MOTU instrument sound from MachFive, Ethno, Electric Keys, etc.
  • Load any UVI instrument sound.
  • Add new sounds with BPM Expander packs and UVI SoundCards from

Pricing and Availability
Pricing has not yet been announced. BPM will be available for Windows (XP or Vista; 32 or 64 bit) and Mac OS X (10.4 or higher) in VST, AU, RTAS, MAS and stand-alone formats.

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