CPU Productions today announced the release of Groove Detective MIDI, a low-cost version of the groundbreaking drum-loop search utility Groove Detective that will work on MIDI files exclusively. The price is slated to be less than a third of the full version.
All features and capabilities of the original that are not relevant to the analysis and retrieval of audio are retained in the MIDI version. This will allow users who are primarily MIDI-based to take full advantage of all the loop-search facilities of Groove Detective, but at a significantly lower cost. Additional MIDI facilities have been added to both versions to make it as MIDI user-friendly as possible.
With MIDI-only loops, the whole process of creating the search database will only take a few seconds, even with very large collections, so users will be able to quickly get up and running. A further advantage in using MIDI loops is that there is no ambiguity or possibility for analysis error as there can sometimes be with audio, so searches and results are guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
All future development for Groove Detective and its MIDI sibling will continue on the same track, so all enhancements and additions will be reflected equally in both versions.
GROOVE DETECTIVE is the only program in the business that enables you to search a drum loop collection for specific rhythm patterns using a drum-machine type interface as well as find loops with specific drum sounds. The system is based on state-of-the-art signal analysis that extracts all the relevant information from the loops and constructs a database with an advanced indexing system, allowing for super-fast searches in extremely large collections.