UJAM Beatmaker 2 is a collection of three plugins
Introducing UJAM Beatmaker 2, the latest update to the collection of genre-specific instruments with more than double the included content.
UJAM instruments was co-founded by Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams, two very highly-respected names in music, and their idea was to supply the industry with a collection of instruments that are accessible to youngsters and professional producers alike.
“We want the process of making music to be so much easier for people.” says Co-Founder, Pharrell Williams.
Introducing UJAM Beatmaker 2, a collection of three sample-based instruments each aimed at a specific genre or style.
Each of the instruments comes with a ton of pre-built kits and patterns to choose from, but you can also drag-and-drop the MIDI files into your DAW to further edit.
The instruments are very straightforward, similar to something like a Kontakt instrument, although they function as their own standalone plugins.
The system uses a similar key-triggers system too, where the higher octaves trigger the loop and the lower octave triggers actions within the plugin, whether it’s changing the pattern or sample. Presets are broken into kits (collections of samples) and patterns (midi files in the specific style).
“The Bridge From Your Imagination Directly Into Your Computer” – Hans Zimmer, Founder
UJAM Beatmaker 2 introduces some new features that make it more appealing to seasoned music producers, now you can route each of your channels individually from the plugin to apply further effects within the DAW.
Each of the individual drum channels can also be fine-tuned inside the plugin. They’ve also added new effects such as compressors and filters on the master output.
The UJAM Beatmaker 2 collections sell separately for EUR €69 each (Around R1100 excl. duties), and the current line-up is as follows:
- DOPE – for classic hip hop inspired by the 90s
- EDEN – for EDM and Dance music genres
- HUSTLE – for contemporary urban genres like Trap
For more information check out the UJAM website here.