BKE Tech Beat Thang Reviews4.9/5.0 based on 9 customer reviews
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from Houston, Texas
May 23, 2013Music Background:
Recording engineer, music producer, artist.
Beat kingThe beat thang is awesome and the production is limitless. The sounds it come with a great sounds plus the sounds they have for down load are awesome too. But if you want to put your own sounds you can do that also. I have already made 4 beats in the month I have had it. The best part is that I can leave my studio with it and work on a beat. And being able to plug my keyboard controller into it along with a condenser mic. I can sample any sound I want when I want. BKE made a product for the pros and the beginners. GREAT JOB BKE!!!!!!!
January 10, 2013Music Background:
Love itI can not only control other banks with a keyboard controller i can route stereo sound "thru" it (owners and users will understand the pun). Needless to say the grooves i've made are very simple but that was with no prior experience, the workflow supports much creativity, BUT when dealing with multiple patterns it might get difficult to remember the names and order of them...STILL BLOWN AWAY!!
November 1, 2012Music Background:
Beat Thang HardwareExcellent piece...
from Kenner, La
October 27, 2012Music Background:
Love It, Love It, Love itThis is an incredible drum machine! Easy to use and sooooo futuristic! Other companies better step their game up soon and big time!
from Waterloo, IA USA
October 9, 2012Music Background:
Producer, Engineer, Musician Talent Developer.
GAME CHANGERThis machine is going to change the music production and DJ scene in a major way. I say this because of the following:
1. This machine is so user-friendly that my 5 year old son and 4 year old daughter have both composed beats on it. Not great beats, but nonetheless they created real and complete 4 bar beats.
2. The stock samples are absolutely incredible and it comes standard with over a thousand and then you get the free Dallas Austin Sound library upon registering it. You also now get a $100 dollar soundpack rebate too. I have the Alonso Choza, A Freedom Lyles and LayLaw packs and they are incredible.
3. The unit is portable and has a rechargeable lithium ion battery.
4. They are always issuing firmware updates which add new features.
5. The sound quality of the samples do not need any processing.
6. Multiple Storage options which can be via usb stick, external HDD, memory cards or to your computer.
7. It integrates with your software version of the unit (Which You Get Free in the box with the unit along with an extra license that they encourage you to share with a friend or relative).
I caused a very popular DJ out of Seattle to delay his mix-tape release because I gave him one of the 2 licenses you receive with the software and he instantly became obsessed with the software and is treating himself to the hardware version as a gift since it can be used as a controller for the software both in standalone mode and when the software is used in a DAW as a Plug-in.
July 30, 2012Music Background:
So FuturisticBy far "the" best product on the market! I purchased this incredible machine and cannot be more amazed and satisfied than ever. As was stated the workflow is wonderful. The Beat Thang is so 2014 and beyond. These guys really put together the best production machine on the market. You're sleeping on this if you don't already have it.
from Brooklyn NY
February 1, 2012Music Background:
Pro production........you heard my music!
Slept On hardThere are so many people that want to dislike this product. The truth is that if you overlook the name and dive into its work flow, you will be AMAZED!! I purchased this about 4 days ago thinking i will give it a try and if I dont like it, i'll return it and get a hyped up laptop. Was I ever surprised! The quality (built like a tank) , sound (some of the best I ever heard) and performance (it is so easy to use) of this kit!!! I have been producing for many years using an Sp1200, Mpc, ASR X (which this reminds me of aesthetically) and all the way to the Native Instruments Maschine and this is by far one of the most powerful tools Ive been exposed to. I haven't used it in conjunction with the included software yet because Im so used to the Maschines interface, but this weekend I'll delve in. What sets this apart from other instruments like this is its ease of use, portability and its sound. You could move with this gear easy! Pick it up and go.....Produce in the car while you're waiting to pick up your wife from work, take it home and dump in the computer! Anyways this is a slept on piece of gear. Highly recommended!
October 3, 2012Music Background:
Beat ThangRecently got Beat Thang. It's my first stand alone MPC style beat machine. I have NI Maschine and mainly produce in a DAW. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by Beat Thang. Don't let the name or look (which I love) fool you. I have produced on many a MPC's and this holds right up to it in terms of ease of use and it gives you that hip hop sound. I produce a lot of pop, pop rock, dance and urban tracks and when I need to do a straight up hip hop sounding track this will be my device. Chops samples really well too. Being able to unplug it and go is something that MPC and all other beat machines should include.
from Houston, TX
June 15, 2012Music Background:
Platinum and Gold selling Producer/Songwriter
Beat Thang HardwareI have an old copy of BTV (software AU/VST) i absolutely love it. Sounds are unbelievable, and I'm not just saying that, they really are. The new software has been upgraded for the better and put in this hardware beatbox. Initially I was turned off by the former $1500 price compaired to NI Maschine but $1000 is more like it. Nice Beat Box.