Poise : MPC-style VST

February 2, 2010 | 5 Comments

Photo courtesy of One Small Clue

February 2nd, 2010 – I was looking for MPC-style plugins, when I stumbled across Poise. Poise is a Windows-only MPC-style VST that is super-intuitive. You drag sounds you want onto the drum pads, and you’re good to go. You can layer multiple samples onto each pad, and adjust parameters of each layer. No muss, no fuss. There’s also a very simple MIDI learn feature for mapping to your MIDI controllers.

What I like about it is that it doesn’t do too much, but does exactly what you want it to do. You can even route each pad to a separate output, meaning you can record each sound to a separate track in your DAW. I just wish it wasn’t only for Windows. I would love to have something like this on the Mac. You can download a free demo from indie developer One Small Clue. If you like it, the full version is $50.

Check out the SoundsAndGear review embedded below. His enthusiasm is infectious!

Poise via SoundsAndGear

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  1. DU2X says: February 2, 2010

    wow. looks very nice and simple thanks! I totally agree with you and the reviewer. I like how it emphasizes all the main features that you want in a drum machine and how all the controls are visible – not cluttered with different hidden tabs and too many options or effects.

  2. SoundsAndGear.com says: February 2, 2010

    thanks for linking to my review man! I think this is the simplest and most straight forward drum sampler around. I know alot of folks wish it worked with a mac…are there any programs on mac that you can use vst in? Maybe a vst to au wrapper of some sort?

  3. Sean says: February 4, 2010

    @SaintJoe: Yeah, FXpansion has a VST-AU wrapper. I haven’t give it a try yet though…I may just have to get Maschine like you. Your workflow looks awesome. Btw, love the site!

  4. SoundsAndGear.com says: February 4, 2010

    Maschine is awesome man, straight up lol. I love it, and my workflow you see is real in the videos lol…that’s how I work with it, and it doesn’t take long. It’s really the best of both hardware hands on and software features.

    gotta try it man!

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