Sonicware’s latest groovebox is designed for lofi beats
You know lofi beats have taken over when companies design entire instruments around them. Sonicware has introduced the Liven Lofi-12, a groovebox dedicated to the production of discrete tracks. The machine is built around a 16-bit, 12/24kHz sample engine with a 12-bit sampler mode that gives any sound an “authentic” lofi vibe. You can’t just recreate the effect with a grinder or similar tools, the company claims.
You’ll also find a “relaxed” button for introducing delay, as well as 11 tracks and eight master effects that can introduce cassette or vinyl simulations as well as common edits like distortion, high/low pass filters and reverb. . Pattern presets also help you get started. A four-track sequencer includes options for locking parameters and sound changes. You will find MIDI and 3.5mm ports for input and output. You can use the groovebox with an AC charger (not included) or AA batteries.
The Liven Lofi-12 is available now for $239. You might want to crack Sonicware SimplTrek if you’re more interested in a versatile beatmaker than pouring your energy into a specific sound. It’s more feature-laden than rivals like the Korg Volca Sample 2mind you, and it might just be what you’re looking for if you’re hoping to create tracks for one of the hottest genres on YouTube.
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