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Cinematic rhythm and effects designer
Asteroid - Cinematic rhythm and effects designer
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Asteroid is a creative tool for developing powerful, rhythmic and evolving sequences, percussions, transitions, effects and more. Load up 7 sample layers with an incredible collection of sounds from a wide range of sources including orchestral percussion, effects, electronic and acoustic drums, foley, and found sounds. A deeply-configurable editor allows you to sculpt each sound, mix spatially, add multi-fx, master eq and dynamics, and create rich and evolving sequenced sounds with 128 steps of velocity, pan, pitch, decay, reverb, and delay, discretely per-track.

With a fast and intuitive workflow, deep sound library, and a huge selection of inspiring presets, Asteroid is a rewarding and powerful tool for composers, sound designers and musicians alike.

In Depth


Asteroid has been designed to give you everything you need to make complex, layered, and incredible sounding rhythmic percussions, sequences, and effects in an intuitive and easy to use interface. Browse from hundreds of included kits and sequenced presets and quickly adjust to taste, or start from scratch and explore an endless supply of configurations with the randomizer.

Adjust every detail of your sound on the Edit page, from sample selection, volume and effect sends, to spatial mixing, transient controls, eq, multi-fx and more. Play each of the 7-layers discretely or create massive sequenced phrases with a full selection of bus effects to master your sound, all without ever leaving the interface.


At a high-level Asteroid is a 7-track sample player with a massively powerful integrated sequencer and deeply-customizable effects. Tracks can be loaded from a specially curated library of sounds designed for use within Asteroid, with global or per-track sample randomizers for instant inspiration. Choose from a stereo mix or multi-out (each track to a separate out for further processing), quickly dial-in a massive sound with Thrust, and use the modwheel-mapped Velocity for continuous control over the dynamics of your sequence.

Each track offers control over volume, spatial panning (left-to-right and near-to-far), width, bypass, mute, solo and effect sends for reverb and delay. Select a track and you'll find everything you need to precisely sculpt (or radically transform) your sound in the edit tray, including discrete transient shaper (with reverse mode), +/- 48-semitone pitch control, 4-voice unison, eq with air and sub bands, a multi-fx unit with drive, bitcrusher, frequency shifter, phaser, and flanger, and a repeater.

Once you've configured your 7 tracks, it's time to master your overall sound using Asteroid's bus effects. With studio-grade IR-based reverb, digital delay, 3-band EQ with sweepable crossovers, compressor, and limiter, you have full creative control over environment, range, dynamics, and impact of your sound. Place your sound in the mix with EQ, glue your elements together with a bit of reverb and compression, or crank the limiter to epic, you’ll find everything you need without leaving the UI.

Rhythm and motion can be added to your sounds by way of the integrated sequencer page. Utilize 128 steps each for velocity, pan, pitch, decay, reverb, and delay to create rich and sophisticated sounds that go well beyond sample layering - into spaces typically reserved for complex parameter automation in a DAW. All of that movement can easily drawn in and preserved as a sequencer preset. Mix and match sequencer presets with other sound configurations, share them with collaborators, or save them for future use.

Sound, Designed

The sound library of Asteroid has been meticulously recorded and curated to provide a wealth of inspiring and useful material for years of sound design. From exclusive field recordings, foley, synthscapes and textures, to effects, electronic and acoustic drums, orchestral elements and more.

A massive selection of acoustic and electronic drums, and orchestral percussion sounds are included, paired with the integrated sequencer make Asteroid an immensely powerful rhythm and drum machine in its own right. Create nuanced rhythmic phrases, accentuated builds, or create massive layered hits with ease.

New field recordings and foley were captured to provide organic elements and timbre diversity, allowing for the creation of rich and highly-detailed sounds. From human thigh slaps to car hood clanks, handpans to swords, rubber gloves to rocks in a cave, you'll find hundreds of inspiring sounds with exacting presence and clarity.

Product Details:

Size: 7.08 GB (FLAC lossless encoding, was 32.87 GB in WAV)
Content: 276 presets, 1,033 instruments, 38,908 samples
Sample Resolution: 48 kHz. Recording at 96 kHz
License: 3 activations per license on any combination of machines or iLok dongles

Runs in UVI Workstation version 3.0.24+, and Falcon version 2.1.7+
iLok account (free, dongle not required)
Internet connection for the license activation

Supported Operating Systems:
- Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks to macOS 10.15 Catalina (64-bit)
- Windows 8 to Windows 10 (64-bit)

8 GB of disk space
Hard Drive: 7,200 rpm recommended or Solid State Drive (SSD)
4GB RAM (8 GB+ highly recommended for large UVI Soundbanks)

Supported Formats: Audio Unit, AAX, VST, Standalone
Tested and Certified in: Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic Pro X+, Cubase 7+, Nuendo 6+, Ableton Live 8+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6+, Maschine 1+, Tracktion 4+, Vienna Ensemble Pro 5+, Reaper 4+, Sonar X3+, MainStage 3, MuLab 5.5+, FL Studio, Bitwig 1+, Reason 9.5+

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Plug-in/UVI Download includes
  Product Download and Registration:  Website
  UVI Workstation User Guide:  2 MB
  UVI Workstation for Mac OS X:  306 MB
  UVI Workstation for Windows:  302 MB
  UVI Workstation for Windows (x64):  302 MB

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License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with Asteroid. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Asteroid from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.


This copy of the Sounds & Software (the Product) are licensed to you as the end user. Please read this Agreement carefully.

You cannot transfer ownership of these Sounds and Software they contain. You cannot re-sell or copy the Product.


1. License Grant. UVI, brand (UVI) grants to you, subject to the following terms and conditions, a non-exclusive, nontransferable right to use each authorized copy of the enclosed Product.

The enclosed product is the property of UVI and is licensed to you only for use as part of a musical performance, live or recorded. This license expressly forbids resale or other distribution of the sounds and software included in the Product or their derivatives, either as they exist on disc, reformatted for use in another digital sampler, or mixed, combined, filtered, resynthesized or otherwise edited, for use as sounds, multisounds, samples, multisamples, wavetables, programs or patches in a sampler, microchip or any hardware or software sample playback device. You cannot sell the Product content or give it away for use by others in their sampling or sample playback devices. In the event UVI terminates this Agreement due to your breach, you agree to return the original and all other copies of the software and documentation to UVI. UVI reserves all rights not expressly granted to you.

2. Protection of Software. You agree to take all reasonable steps to protect this product and any accom- panying documentation from unauthorized copying or use. You agree not to modify the enclosed product to circumvent any method or means adopted or implemented by UVI to protect against or iscourage the unlicensed use of copying of the enclosed Product.

3. Ownership. As between you and UVI, ownership of, and title to, the enclosed digitally recorded sounds (including any copies) will be held by UVI. Copies are pro- vided to you only to enable you to exercise your rights under the license. Only this license is purchased by you.

4. Term. This Agreement is effective from the date you open this package, and will remain in full force until termination. This Agreement will terminate if you break any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. Upon termination you agree to destroy and return to UVI all copies of this product and accompanying documentation.

5. Restrictions. Except as expressly authorized in this Agreement, you may not rent, sell, lease, sublicense, distribute, transfer, copy, reproduce, display, modify or time share the enclosed product or documentation. THE SOUNDS IN THIS INSTRUMENT ARE GUARANTEED TO BE 100% COPYRIGHT CLEAN ©

All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective holders. is registered trademarks of Univers Sons, SA"

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