Initial Slice Alternatives

    Initial Slice is described as 'loop slicer and beat making plugin. Load audio loops via drag and drop to slice, loop, reverse, pitch shift or even time stretch them. Initial Slice also comes with multiple built in piano rolls so you can create sequences right in the box' and is a Music Production App in the Audio & Music category. There are nine alternatives to Initial Slice for Windows, Mac, iPad, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is ReCycle. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Freecycle (audio) or Momentum. Other great apps like Initial Slice are Vice (Paid), ReSlice (Paid), Looperator (Paid) and Slicex (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 19, 2021

    1. ReCycle is a creative tool that helps you make the most of your grooves. In simple terms, ReCycle lets you do with sampled loops what you can do with beats programmed from individual drum sounds – like alter the tempo, or replace sounds and process them individually.
    2. Freecycle is a beat slicer running on GNU/Linux platform using the QT toolkit, providing amplitude domain and frequency domain beat matching / zero crossing algorithms.


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      Vice is a loop slicer available across Mac and Windows in both VST and Audio Unit formats to support the widest range of DAWs.
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      ReSlice is a feature-packed, professional audio slice machine for iOS. Chop your sound files into new pieces with an advanced rhythmic arpeggiator and advanced sound FX. KEY FEATURES • Automatic break up of sample/drum loop into up to 32 slices • Edit slice positions.
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      Momentum is an audio plugin that allows you to manipulate your loops and samples with modern effects and processing tools.


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      Looperator chops up your audio and turns it into something new. In the process, you can dispose of the classics like Filters and Reverbs, but also trippy Loop and Vinyl manipulations.
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    3. Slicex is a powerful audio slicing and manipulation tool available as a VST or FLStudio plugin. It uses advanced beat detection algorithms to slice song/percussion samples into pieces and make them independently playable from the Piano roll or controller.
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      HY-Slicer is a VST and Audio Unit plugin for beat slicing with integrated FX chain. You can slice loaded sample into max 32 and those slice will be triggered by internal step sequencer.
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      Powerful groove instrument with built-in sequencer, audio slicer and effects.
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