Beat Knitter is a free tiny drum machine and random drum pattern generator for Kontakt. It features a one-click-pattern generator, It attempts to create a consistent random four track beat of bass drum, snare and open/closed hat.
After some strangely complicated machines, this one has a simple approach: press the button, get a random beat.
The instrument has a very simple sound set, consisting of few one shot sounds. It has a basic four track sequencer, you can control overall velocity and a speed rate of each track. Besides one-button pattern generator, there are several other automated functions, some different, more or less random pattern generators and several pattern transformations, tracks can be shuffled, mirrored, de-synchronized, inverted and even there’s 4×4 field 45 degree rotation, so you can play the pattern upward-down…
Drum pattern can be exported to MIDI clip anytime, via drag’n’drop, so the machine can be used to quickly sketch different variations of a beat to use with another instrument.
The machine is free to get and make noise with. You will need full version of NI Kontakt 5.6.6 to run it.