PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH
phone: +43 (7236) 3338-82
fax: +43 (7236) 3338-30
easy beat 1.0 - Brand-new Music Authoring Program for the Macintosh released.
Hagenberg, AUSTRIA, September-27-1999. UNI SOFTWARE PLUS is proud to
announce a new music authoring program for composing, scoring, and playing
songs. As its name suggests, easy beat is music for the Mac as it should
be: powerful, yet easy to use. Instead of the usual tool-based user
interface, easy beat uses a simple and intuitive point-and-click technique.
Adding, selecting, moving, copying notes - all these operations are done
with simple mouse gestures.
With easy beat, you can compose your songs by drawing notes or recording
them with a MIDI instrument, see up to 16 tracks in multiple views, choose
from 128 instruments and 7 drum sets, print the score and tabulature, add
effects and variations, listen to your song using QuickTime or an external
synthesizer, and create MIDI files or QuickTime movies for the web.
And all this is made available at the very reasonable price of only US$ 89.
"As a hobby musician, I have tried many music programs and found them
either too complicated or too expensive (or both). That's why I finally
decided to develop a new program that should be both affordable and easy to
use. Give easy beat a try and you will certainly like it as much as I do,"
said Guenther Blaschek, the author of easy beat and the well known control
panel PopChar Pro.
"We are excited about easy beat," said Christoph Reichenberger, Macintosh
Software product manager of UNI SOFTWARE PLUS. "It is another wonderful
piece of software that complies perfectly with the slogan of our UNI
SOFTWARE PLUS Collection - software that is powerful and still easy to use,
just as Macintosh programs should be."
easy beat features:
+ up to 16 tracks plus a metronome track
+ 128 instruments plus 7 drum kits, according to the General MIDI standard
+ multiple views (score, drum, keyboard, TAB, chords, controllers)
+ import and export of standard MIDI files
+ export of QuickTime movies and AIFF files
+ background music (play a song while you edit it or work with other programs)
+ single-track real-time recording (requires a MIDI adapter
and a MIDI instrument)
+ stylistic variations (shuffle, emphasis, arpeggio, delay, ...)
+ high-quality score printing
+ templates for frequently used note and controller fragments
+ built-in guitar tuner
All you need to work with easy beat is:
- A Macintosh with a 68020 processor and 90 MHz or a PowerPC,
- Mac OS 7.0 or newer (Mac OS 8.6 recommended),
- QuickTime 3 or newer.
No extra hardware is required to compose, play and print songs. If an
external synthesizer or a MIDI instrument is attached to your Mac, easy
beat can use them to play and record songs.
The easy beat package contains
+ The easy beat application
+ An 80+ pages tutorial with a lot of example files
+ An 70+ pages reference manual
+ The EasyNotes font for best printing results
+ A couple of additional example and template files
Availability and Pricing
easy beat 1.0 is available for download at:
The package contains the fully functional version of easy beat which can be
used to explore all of easy beat's features in trial mode. The only
limitation without a valid license key is that you will not be able to save
and print songs with more than 15 measures.
The price for a single licence of easy beat is US$ 89,- This price does not
include VAT (VAT is applicable to residents of the European Union) and is
for the "unboxed version". "Unboxed" means that you download the easy beat
package from our server yourself. If you cannot get easy beat via the
Internet, you can order a CD-ROM version for an additional charge of US$ 20.
About UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH:
UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH, founded in 1993, is located in Hagenberg, Austria.
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