German-American plug-in maker UJAM announce their eleventh electronic drum machine plug-in: Beatmaker RICO. The company collaborated with composer and sound designer Martin Seyer ( to create an authentic Reggaetón plug-in with classic and more traditional latin rhythms like Paso A Paso; offbeat rhythms that break away from 4 to the floor like Perreo; and hard-hitting beats in Styles like Pichudo.

The unique special control Me Gusta (the bipolar control right next to the Drum Kit selection) adds stereo width and instrument isolation for a larger than life beat when dialed up, or bringing everything mono with a tight, crunchy distortion when set to negative. Perfect for distinguishing the vibe between verse and chorus.

RICO adds to the Beatmaker series including IDOL (modern K-Pop), GLORY (trap and modern hip-hop), NEMESIS (cyberpunk beats), KANDY (billboard charts pop), HYPE (progressive house), EDEN 2 (HYPE’s EDM sister), DOPE 2 (90s hip hop), HUSTLE 2 (trap & grime), VICE (80s synthwave) and VOID (drum & bass).

RICO is available now in VST, AU 2 and AAX formats and also as a free, fully functional trial at

RICO contains the following features:

  • 20 styles, 50 presets
  • 10 drum kits, 460 patterns
  • MIDI Drag and Drop
  • Special control: Me Gusta

Pricing and availability

RICO is now available at for an introductory offer of 49 EUR / USD, owners of any Beatmaker get a special loyalty offer of 29 EUR / USD until July 17th. After that, the plug-in sells for 69 EUR / USD.

The bundle of eleven Beatmaker plug-ins including RICO, IDOL, GLORY, NEMESIS, KANDY, HYPE, EDEN 2, DOPE 2, HUSTLE 2, VICE and VOID is available for 449 EUR / USD (instead of 795 EUR / USD for the single products).

All Beatmaker plug-ins can be downloaded in VST, AU 2, and AAX formats for any compatible DAW, including Logic, Garageband, Cubase, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, FL Studio and Studio One. Free, fully functional 30-day trials are available.

About UJAM

UJAM is a German-American maker of music technology co-founded by Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams that develops Virtual Instrument and Effects Plug-ins. With the Plug-in series Virtual Pianist, Usynth, Groovemate, Symphonic Elements, Virtual Guitarist, Virtual Bassist, Virtual Drummer, Beatmaker and Finisher and a range of software solutions (desktop, mobile, web), UJAM helps people to make music.

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