Beatmaker 3 Tutorial Recording Scenes As Audio
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Hello everyone. The following video continues my guide for using scenes mode in Beatmaker 3. Here I will show you how to take the four bar loop from my scenes quick start guide and expand it into a 2 min song. Then we will record our performance as individual audio tracks for further manipulation.

Part 1 – Scenes Quick Start Guide

Apps used:

Bismark BS-16i https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bismark-bs-16i/id388149926?mt=8&at=10laUK&ct=BISMARK

Beathawk https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beathawk/id839563064?mt=8&at=10laUK&ct=BEATHAWK

Kauldron https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kauldron/id1292510609?mt=8&at=10laUK

iSEM https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/isem-synthesizer/id673921187?mt=8&at=10laUK&ct=iSEM


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Virsyn Apps On Sale!
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VIRSYN SALE!! microTERA is on sale for $5, along with sales on several VirSyn apps.

Addictive Pro was $6.99 Addictive Synth – VirSyn

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AudioReverb $4.99 AudioReverb – VirSyn

Bark Filter $6.99 Bark Filter – VirSyn

Tap Delay $4.99 Tap Delay – VirSyn

ReSlice $9.99 ReSlice – VirSyn

BandShift $6.99 BandShift – VirSyn

AudioEffX $6.99 AudioEffX – VirSyn

Emo Chorus $2.99 Emo Chorus – VirSyn

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Virsyn MicroTera Now Audio Unit
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Waveshaping Synthesis is a type of distortion synthesis that can create dynamic spectra in a controlled way. In waveshaping, it is possible to change the spectrum with the amplitude of the sound. A simple example of this method is the clipping caused by overdriving an audio amplifier.

These simple method creates an astonishing variety of sounds which are very unique and can’t be reproduced by any other contemporary synth!

microTERA gives you also a method of getting randomly generated sound patches in a way you never experienced before: roll the dice! Every single try gives you a new unique sound patch, really every try, promised.


What’s New:
Version 1.4.0
– AUv3 AudioUnit with parameter automation (requires iOS10)
– Audiobus 3 support

Above is my MicroTera as an audio unit demo. 5 instances of MicroTera. Fun automating the shaper input knob in MicroTera now that it’s an audio unit. I call this one TeraBeat because every sound in it is from the MicroTera including drums and effects. I made my own drum presets because well I love synth drums.

• Wavehaper with user programmable shape
• Spectral shape specification
• Three sine oscillators
• Feedback input for noise components
• 4 Low frequency oscillators
• 4 Envelopes with tempo sync
• 64 time/level segments per envelope
• Monophonic or polyphonic with 16 voices.
• Over 150 factory sounds

• Uses programmable sequences with up to 32 steps.
• Can trigger single notes and chords.
• Unique randomizer generates Arpeggios with 100% usability.
• 32 Arpeggios included, unlimited useer arpeggios possible.
• For each step you can program tie, accent, transposition and note order


• Chorus
• Phaser
• Distortion (Tape/Tube/…)
• Echo/Delay
• Reverb


• Audiobus compatible (Input slot) with state saving
• Support for Ableton Link.
• Inter App Audio compatible.
• CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI
• Audio recorder with Metronome.
• Upload to SoundCloud and File Export.
• Audio pasteboard.

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Beatmaker 3 Scenes Mode Guide
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Hello fam. I just cracked Beatmaker 3 open for the first time this week. Being a new dad limits my time to mostly work and taking care of baby with my wife so I have to find time (usually late at night in bed with headphones) to try apps out on my pad. Anyway, at first I was a bit overwhelmed and also intimidated much like my peers. I’m a linear tracking kinda guy I mostly use Cubase and Protools for work when I write for TV so using scenes in BM 3 was at first not really something I cared to explore. Mind you I do have Ableton Live and I’ve used it several times but not for launching clips.

Honestly I had Beatmaker 1 when it came out and never got Beatmaker 2 but they were giving BM 3 away for free during the winter NAMM show so I grabbed it. At first I was like ok this looks totally alien and yet similar as well in regards to the UI and workflow. I challenged my self and said I would not watch any Youtube videos I would learn this on my own via the manual and fumbling about. I got the hang of song mode and wrote this little four bar ditty shared it on some forums and folks seemed to really dig the vibe but many commented saying that BM 3 was very intimidating and the scenes mode was baffling. This inspired me to learn scenes mode and produce a very simple to the point quick start guide with hopes to break down those barriers from some of you producers out there who struggle with the app. I hope it helps. I do plan on producing a couple more quick start guides like this one.

Once again thanks for watching and please subscribe if you haven’t already . Buying from my affiliate link is the only way I’ll get any sort of kick back since I have an ad free channel.

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Synthscaper Update Adds New Samples
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Synthesizer specially designed for creating and experimenting with ambient soundscapes in wide range from noises to melodic instruments and everything in between.

You can construct melodic pads or atonal soundscapes from different kind of built-in or downloaded samples by using all power of multi-layered oscillators, chains of filters and effects, envelope generators and low frequency oscillators. Or just use predefined scenes and creating your own scenes from library of oscillators presets.

Very flexible settings of each module give you a great opportunity for creating unique and colorful sounding from usual instruments or natural samples and adding automated changes and spatial effects for an endless variations. Different ways of assigning screen and MIDI keyboards to the oscillators provide very advanced features to control the sound. The on-screen keyboard is adapted to create special effects and varying the continuous textures and drones.

The Designer tool using the neural network generates new presets based on already existing by adding some random variations and checking the result so that the new preset remains similar to the selected pattern.

This update adds Designer tool to iPhone version. This tool is intended to automatically generate and tweaking new presets and scenes. With using neural network the Designer generates new presets based on already existing by adding some random variations and checking the result so that the new preset remains similar to the selected pattern.

Also in this update:

● Added new scenes and presets.
● Added a lot of new samples in built-in library.
● The Designer tool available for iPhone version.
● Improved the option autotune for samples.
● Optimization for use on iPhone X.
● Audiobus SDK updated.
● Several minor bugs were fixed.

Main features:

● Three independent oscillators.
● Three layers for each oscillator.
● Six voices for each layer.
● Six envelope generators.
● Six low frequency oscillators.
● Separate arpeggiator for each oscillator.
● Designer tool for generate scenes and presets.
● General processing of level, balance, LPF, HPF for each layer.
● Three slots for filters and effects after each oscillator.
● Twenty additional selectable filters and effects.
● Set of different kind of filters and effect modules.
● Spatial mixer with two different sound space.
● Screen keyboard adapted for continuous drones and soundscapes.
● Predefined set of keyboard scales and custom scales.
● Full screen, double and split features for screen keyboard.
● Options of screen keyboard for pitch, continuous, modify, velocity.
● Supports for two virtual and two MIDI keyboards at the same time.
● Flexible assigning keyboards and controls to the oscillators.
● Two main effects controls can combine several parameters.
● Uploading samples thru Dropbox, Web access, clipboard.
● Auto and manual tuning of samples with frequency analyzer.
● Set of predefined and ready-to-use scenes and presets.
● Built-in library of samples of instruments, synths, noises, etc.
● Possibility to pack and share scenes and samples as single file.
● Supports loop points and note info in wav files.
● Detailed application description (built-in and PDF file).
● Inter-App audio compatible (with transport and BPM controls).
● Supports Audiobus 3 with “State Saving” and MIDI features.
● Supports Ableton Link.

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