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sonote beat re:edit

Based on Yamaha’s innovative sonote technology, sonote beat re:edit lets you create remixes of your beats in next to no time. Extracting characteristic beat slices from an audio loop and swapping them with similar sounds from other audio files, sonote beat re:edit helps you to change the character of your grooves in the most creative and fun way.

Sonote beat re:edit

Key features

  • Exchange the sounds of your beat with sounds of your own music. 
  • Create your own sonote database out of your favorite drum sounds and tracks 
  • Seamless import and export of audio material from and to Cubase 
  • MIDI support to control nearly all parameters via external devices 
  • Out-of-the-box factory library included 
  • Available as download for Windows and Mac OS X Intel 

Closer to your sound

Import your favorite drum sounds and loops into sonote beat re:edit and exchange beats and sounds in your production in the most convenient, creative and fun way.

sonote beat re:edit automatically analyzes imported audio material and creates your personal sonote database. You can create personal databases by style or genre to keep your favorite beat sounds directly at hand. 

When loading a drum loop into the plug-in, sonote beat re:edit analyzes the loop and selects sonotes of the same kind out of the selected database that can replace individual parts of the loop. You can exchange single sonotes in the audio loop with the randomize function or adjust each slice manually as you like. 

sonote beat re:edit lets you swap the character of your loop completely without changing the rhythm of the pattern in next to no time. Replace a rock drum pattern with your favorite electronic beat sounds without loosing the groove. Or experiment with different styles and genres to create your own creative sound — it's up to you.  

Out-of-the-box library 

sonote beat re:edit comes with a fully loaded factory library to get started straight away. With three different sonote databases for acoustic, electronic and mixed beat sources your first remix is right around the corner.

Cubase integration

sonote beat re:edit is an exclusive Cubase 7 application and is seamlessly integrated in the Cubase workflow. Audio events can be imported by drag-and-drop from the MediaBay and the project window directly into sonote beat re:edit, and reworked beat loops can easily be exported in your production with just a few clicks. 

sonote beat re:edit always stays in sync with Cubase and adapts to the tempo of your project to allow realtime remixes of your productions.

Sonote beat re:edit

Under The Hood

sonote beat re:edit automatically analyzes, extracts and categorizes tiny pieces of sounds based on the characteristics of the waveform data like loudness, attack or frequencies. These fragments of extracted sound are called "sonotes”. 

sonote beat re:edit then creates databases out of the fragments and searches these databases for sounds that can replace the sonotes in the production. 

Sonote beat re:edit

Minimum system requirements

The minimum system requirements state the minimal specification your computer must have to be able to use the software. A more powerful system may be required for certain tasks or larger projects.

Mac OS X


Mac OS X versions 10.7*/10.8* Windows 7*/ Windows 8*
Intel dual core CPU Intel or AMD dual core CPU
CoreAudio compatible audio hardware Windows compatible audio hardware**
Cubase 7 or Cubase Artist 7 (or higher)
2 GB of free HD space
Display resolution of 1280 x 800 recommended
Internet connection required for installation, activation, account setup and personal / product regristration

* Native 32-bit and 64-bit version.
** ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performance.