The Beat Kangz crew first appeared at the Winter NAMM session with a serious contender to the MPC and dedicated Hip Hop sampler drum machine - at least in prototype form.
As promised back then, the Beat Thang Virtual is now ready to go. In Mac and PC form it's a a virtual version of the soon to be in production Beat Thang hardware. It's not totally clear from the press info, but it does look like the Beat Thang virtual is a standalone application, not a plug-in. Features include:
To celebrate the release of the Virtual, the Beat Kangz Crew are havin a party at Summer NAMM, after all, it's their home city so why not?
If you want to join them the party is on Saturday 18th July, from 12 noon to 12 midnight on the corner of 5th and Commerce - right opposite the Convention Center. That should give the Telecaster players a little something different to think about.
Beat Thang Virtual is available from the BeatKangz.com website from today (17th July) at $149 US - it ships on a "handsome USB flash drive" and you also get $149 discount against a Beat Thang hardware when it is released beginning October 2009.