I have to praise the hell out of this awesome $49 VST called Poise. I bought it a few days ago. It is hands-down the best “virtual MPC”, EVER. For those of you out there who love programming your own drum beats OR producing hip-hop tracks, MPC-style (the oldschool 1988-2000 way, and a lot of good underground hip-hop of today)…. look no further than Poise.
First, without me writing a ton about it that you probably won’t read (let’s face it, we’re the video-watching generation…. but don’t forget… READING IS FUNDAMENTAL……. anyway…..), I’m going to let Saintjoe from Soundsandgear.com (and Maschinetutorials.com) explain it all in his video. He really broke down why Poise is so damn amazing and impressive.
Let me add… since Saintjoe did this video about two years ago… Poise has been VASTLY improved… you can midi-map the start/end points of every active sample (SO extremely useful), you can midi-map the sample waveform zoom AND scrolling too…. AND, you can even import REX/RX2 (“Recycle”) file types. Needless to say, this is the best drum sampler VST ever. The small, but extremely awesome developer Shannon (and his crew at OneSmallClue down in Australia) even have plans to create sample banks in Poise, just like an MPCs “Bank A, B, C, and D”… so one instance of Poise can have 64 pads (16 pads x 4 banks). Unreal.
Worth every penny. Don’t buy into the hype of other more expensive drum sampler VSTs…. if you like making hip-hop, all you need is a good pad controller (I highly recommend the Korg PadKontrol – the best, most responsive pads, plus two midi-mappable knobs, plus the XY controller)… and 16 presets), and this VST… (total price $219)…. instead of dropping $1000+ on an MPC or other programs… if you use this in Reaper 4 (www.reaper.fm) and have a good stash of sample loops and one-shot drum samples/kits… you can really make some incredibly awesome tracks… ON THE CHEAP.
GET THE POISE DEMO… and BUY IT. You won’t regret it.