PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
easy beat 1.3 released
Hagenberg, Austria, July-24-2001. UNI SOFTWARE PLUS is proud to announce
version 1.3 of its popular music software easy beat.
Besides a couple of other improvements and bug fixes, the new version
offers a global tempo controller view that can be used to define tempo
variations over a song. All tempo changes can be defined relative to a
global “”””””””nominal tempo””””””””.
The new version can be downloaded from:
The upgrade to 1.3 is free for all registered users of previous
versions of easy beat.
For newcomers – what is easy beat?
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 9 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.
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.
easy beat features:
+ up to 16 tracks plus a metronome track
+ 128 instruments plus 9 drum kits with the QuickTime synthesizer;
when an external synthesizer is used, easy beat can use ALL its
+ search the Internet for MIDI files
+ 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
+ single-track real-time recording (requires a MIDI adapter
and a MIDI instrument)
+ stylistic variations (shuffle, emphasis, arpeggio, delay, …)
+ high-quality score printing
+ Internet search for MIDI files
+ 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 9 recommended),
– QuickTime 3 or newer (QuickTime 4 recommended).
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 90+ pages tutorial with a lot of example files
+ An 110+ pages reference manual
+ The EasyNotes font for best printing results
+ A couple of additional example and template files
Availability and Pricing
easy beat 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. Only the Save and Print
commands are restricted in trial mode. These limitations can be removed by
registering easy beat with a license key.
The price for a single license of easy beat is US$ 89,-
About UNI SOFTWARE PLUS:
UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH, founded in 1993, is a well-known source for
high-quality and easy-to-use Macintosh software. The company’s products
VOODOO Personal and VOODOO Server have become very popular version control
tools, not only among software developers but also in the creative market.
The highly acclaimed PopChar Pro makes “”””””””typing”””””””” of unusual characters easy
without having to remember keyboard combinations. easy beat is a music
authoring program for composing, scoring, and playing songs. For more
information about the company, visit (http://www.unisoftwareplus.com/).
UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH
phone: +43 (7236) 3338-82
fax: +43 (7236) 3338-30