Make beats you've never heard before. Built on a futuristic MicroEdit Engine, BreakTweaker turns everything you know about rhythm on its head.
Designed by BT and developed by iZotope, BreakTweaker is not just a drum machine: it's a drum sculpting and beat sequencing environment that blurs the line between rhythm and melody. Give your beats an ever-evolving depth that gets better the longer they play. Use rhythmic slicing to drive everything from pitched melodic lines to sweeping rhythmic overtures. Top it all off with the best drum sample library in existence, curated by BT, iZotope, and top producers today. Explore a new era of rhythmic possibilities with this forward-thinking and forward-sounding instrument.
BreakTweaker is for anyone looking to create truly original and dynamic beats, both drum-driven and melodic. It's a new platform that inspires different people in different ways, and there's nothing quite like it out there.
Get "that" drum sound. As a producer, you know the sonic signature of your music is an integral part of what makes it go off in the club. BreakTweaker offers you powerful building blocks for building thrilling beats, like kick and snare hits that have been carefully layered, tuned and synthesized by EDM pros from the Electronica, House, Trance and Dubstep worlds.
Give your beats new, fresh perspective. Whether you want to add BreakTweaker's striking content library to your collection of drum and percussion samples, or find new ways to manipulate and reimagine your existing content, BreakTweaker is for you.
Create epic percussive rhythms. Combine the isorhythmic Sequencer, MicroEdit glitching, cinematic sample content, and MIDI triggering to create the intense musical effects that underpin many successful film and video game scores and trailers. BreakTweaker is a new breed of rhythmic compositional tool.
With their creative forces combined, BT and iZotope bring you an instrument that will change the concept of rhythm, beat and drum programming as you know it.
A prodigious producer, technologist, and GRAMMY®-nominated composer, BT is renowned for inventing the "stutter edit" as a musical technique, as found in Stutter Edit, the first product release from BT and iZotope.
BT and iZotope are now back again with BreakTweaker, featuring BT's patented micro edit technology based on pioneering rhythmic sound design research. Fascinated by the brain's cognitive limits, BT has always been intrigued by the way we perceive rhythm, particularly the threshold point of where our ears perceive rhythm as pitch. The idea of exploring and exploiting this threshold inspired BreakTweaker, a tool where BT could finally realize rhythmic possibilities that he had once imagined but had never before been able to hear.
Traditional sequencing is so 1984. With BreakTweaker, you can slice and manipulate audio at a resolution that would blow MIDI’s mind (and your DAW’s). Thanks to the MicroEdit Engine within BreakTweaker, each step can be repeated or chopped at an infinitesimally small rate, allowing you to create buzzing musical harmony, texturize a step with extra rhythms, or even use rhythm as a synthesis tool, locking drum hits to individual pitches. Even the most ordinary of drum hits can be transformed into a thing of the future.
Whether you’re working with drums, bass, or abstract noises, BreakTweaker is driven by the patterns you define in the Sequencer. Freed from the constraints of a pre-defined time signature, BreakTweaker’s Sequencer can program anything from basic patterns to unique tracks of patterns with individual lengths and speeds.
BreakTweaker comes with an extensive Factory Library of samples to choose from for building your next custom kit. Get the latest in cutting-edge drum sound design, as well as an entire suite of carefully produced classic sounds that no self-respecting drum library could be without. Why spend hours building the basics from scratch when BreakTweaker already has it all?
Kickstart your next track with over 80 beat presets that showcase BreakTweaker’s power.
The Generator is a powerful tool for drum synthesis. At its core are two Morphing Wavetable Oscillators—capable of reproducing anything from the simplest to the most complex sounds a synth can pump out. An entire library of custom waveforms by BT and other top producers gives you the building blocks you need to make compelling synthesized timbres.
Make every step of your next track sound more exciting, more musical, and more dynamic. BreakTweaker’s custom-designed LFO and Envelope provide some of the most creative modulation you’ll find anywhere. Each modulation source can manipulate the settings of any Generator parameter, moving the parameter between a modulation range of two values.
To dirty up, filter down, spread out, or otherwise mangle your sound, BreakTweaker’s Generators come fortified with an array of distortion effects, as well as vintage-modeled New York and Tokyo filters for shaping your sound.
The Discover feature in BreakTweaker is a novel way to narrow down your search for just the right drum sound. Powered by iZotope's MediaMined™ technology, Discover will analyze and display similar-sounding samples when you’re browsing the Factory Library. No more scrolling endlessly through sample lists when your drum sound is close, but not perfect.
Expand your sonic palette with BreakTweaker's add-on Expansion libraries, well-suited to a variety of production styles. Experience analog punch with Vintage Machines, rhythmic tension and release with Cinematic Textures, industry-defining percussion with Kicks & Snares by Beatport Sounds, and fresh beats with Modern Grooves by Black Octopus.
Designed by boutique sample creator Black Octopus, Modern Grooves is a high-end collection of samples and presets for producers and songwriters of all types. Modern but retro, crisp yet slick, Modern Grooves serves up full-fledged starting points for jamming out new track ideas. Prefer to start from scratch? We have you covered there, too. With 300 new audio samples and 40 Generator presets, there’s plenty of rich material for customizing your own productions. Take a tour through Electro, Breaks, Deep House, House and more, then spice up any track that needs a lift. Get fresh beats for any genre with Modern Grooves.
Browse through a treasure trove of heavy, dusty vintage beats and revisit hip hop, trap, upbeat techno, two step, dilla-style off-kilter beats and much more. With samples by world-renowned Goldbaby, Vintage Machines delivers an eclectic range of over 200 samples from the greatest drum machines out there, assembled into a unique collection of throwback fun. With 50 kits to choose from and 12 patterns each, you can mix and match your favorite lo-fi goodness and drop some vintage style into your track. Crunchy beats, head-bobbing sub and just a hint of old-school vibes take you back to the era of the greats.
If anyone knows what makes a track pulse, it’s Beatport, the world’s largest DJ and electronic music community. Exclusively created for iZotope’s BreakTweaker, this impressive-sounding drum sample collection from Beatport Sounds is perfectly suited for modern drum production. With solid kicks, snares, and a little percussion thrown in for good measure, Kicks & Snares will augment your already-stellar Factory Library with fresh flavors from the labs at Beatport. Simply load up the samples within BreakTweaker's Generator to start crafting your perfect kit.
The Cinematic Textures Expansion is a collection of rhythmic gestures ranging from esoteric patterns to dense pulses and beats. Designed to enhance film and television scores, and to intensify the texture of electronic and electro-acoustic music, this expansion is geared towards composers, producers and sound designers alike. With 71 presets and over 700 samples, Cinematic Textures was made with sonic exploration in mind. Delve into both percussive and tonal elements to inspire new ideas for your future musical works.