10.12 or above
Standalone | AU | VST
Vista or above
Standalone | VST
32bit | 64bit
Quickly find, preview and hot-swap loops via the integrated browser, and slice them in an instant with the advanced transient-detection algorithm. Sync perfectly with your DAW via the beat-locked Play Mode or trigger slices on-the-fly via your MIDI controller.
Create new loops from old by re-sequencing them direct in your DAWs piano-roll, and bounce and export the entire loop - or individual slices - via the convenient drag-and-drop export feature.
Want to get deeper? Then delve into Vice's extensive FX and modulation capabilities, including 4 x FX slots per-slice. Route out slices to your DAW mixer via multiple outputs, and automate or MIDI assign virtually any parameter of any slice via the Assignment Manager.
With a perfect combination of workflow and sound-quality, Vice will soon become your go-to tool for working with loops.
"Vice is the best slicer plugin I have used in my 25-year music career."
"Fast, easy to use, user-friendly and with an elegant modern design (which fits perfectly with Logic Pro X)."
Frank's extensive production credits include Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg and Saigon.
"What I dig about the design is how clean it is, how smooth the visuals are... how powerful it is without being overly complex."
"...a super quick and powerful way to mangle up your loops and breaks."
Vice 1.4 features a refreshed UI, a range of workflow enhancements, and improved preset and audio export handling.
Vice 1.265 includes the option to non-destructively trim your loops, as well as Retina / HD support, taking Vice's OpenGL powered waveform display to a new-level of clarity and detail.
Vice 2.0 now supports MP3 files as well as the REX/RX2 loop file format natively in the internal file browser.
Non-encrypted Stylus RMX banks can be batch converted into Vice files.
In Play mode, you can now tweak the timing of each slice with the powerful Slice Shift feature.
In MIDI mode, Vice 2 now supports individual slice Note Mapping, and the new Linked Play-thru mode makes it even easier to rework your loops on the fly.
Due to popular request, Vice 2 adds new options for Slice Looping and independent Slice Length. Vice’s powerful auto-tail generation feature has been enhanced and now includes Configurable Tail length.
Plus with Additional FX and Modulators per slice, Vice’s sound sculpting options are more powerful than ever before. You can even route any slice individually to your DAW via the Aux Outputs for custom send-FX processing.
Easily import, organise and search your loops with New Sonic Arts powerful Sound Database technology.
Featuring ultra-fast search, convenient batch tagging and support for multiple drives and folders, Vice 2 provides the perfect access point for your entire loop library.
You already know and love Vice for its Slick UI and fast workflow. Vice 2.0 refines things further with various crucial workflow enhancements.
Tweaks include Enhanced Export, dedicated Pitch Inc/Dec buttons, reworked Trim Mode and all new Drag-and-drop modulation assignment.
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Simply drop any loop onto Vice's large waveform display to immediately transform it into an expressive drum-kit or playable musical instrument. Three auto-slicing algorithms are available, including intelligent transient detection, grid based slicing (e.g. 16ths), plus full manual slicing for total control over slice creation.
Slices can be quickly adjusted with automatic snap-to-zero-crossings, and for sample-precise detailed editing, quickly zoom-in an out of slices with the smooth-zooming waveform. Creating new slices is just a mouse-click away, and with full edit history feel free to experiment!
Once your perfect groove is ready, quickly get it tempo-synced into your DAW project via simple MIDI drag-and-drop.
Or drag out individual slices as post-FX rendered samples with the drag to audio feature.
Vice's tweaking abilities don't stop there - the state-of-the-art sound engine boasts a wide range of sound-sculpting parameters, all per-slice.
The powerful FX section features 4 x FX slots, and a choice of 8 high-quality algorithms, including analog modelled filters, dynamics processing, and a suite of texturing effects. And if that's not enough, you can process your slices further in your DAW via Vice's 8 x multiple outputs.
The extensive modulation system includes support for MIDI sources, such as Velocity, PitchBend and ModWheel as well as the internal per-slice modulators, including Envelope, LFO and Randomisation, all of which can be freely routed to any real-time parameter.
The integrated File Browser enables quick and easy navigation of your loops and presets, including on-the-fly Sample Audition and a Cycle Mode for quickly locating that perfect groove.
Supported formats include .wav, .aiff .rex and .mp3, and presets can be saved with samples for total peace-of-mind. Vice can also embed samples within your DAW's project files, ideal for project sharing and working collaboratively.
The Assignment Manager offers full control over host-automation and MIDI CC mapping to all real-time parameters, so you can create the perfect live-setup or automate individual slice parameters in your DAW.