2010
02/09
Intua BeatMaker 2 App

Beatmaker 2 Screenshot

BeatMaker 2: One of the most useful mobile music workstations out there. Combining music production tools that were behind the success of countless artists, BeatMaker 2 is a powerful, easy-to-use composition interface for amateurs and professionals alike. Build your own virtual home-studio, create multiple instruments and connect them to a full-range of audio effects.
Compose, record, arrange and transform your ideas into complete songs, ready to be shared with others. Import your own sounds or use the sound library provided: more than 170 high-quality instrument and drum presets from synthesizers to realistic orchestral sounds. You can even import songs from your iPod library! Connect your MIDI accessories for an external control of BeatMaker’s instruments, effects and mixer, ideal for home-studio productions and live performances.

BeatMaker 2 is a universal application. Works on all iPhone, iPod and iPad models starting with third generation devices (iPhone3GS, iPod3G 32GB, iPad 1 & 2).

Beatmaker 2.3 Screenshot

Beatmaker 2.3 Screenshot

What’s New in Version 2.3.1

New features
►Audio tracks with disk streaming support
►Support for USB class audio interfaces on iPad via Camera Connection Kit
►Record up to 8 audio tracks simultaneously (current iOS limitation)
►Gain and noise gate on audio inputs
►Sample drag’n’drop on drum machine via “Quick Load” feature
►Event recording is now allowed anywhere in the app
►Patterns can be dragged directly on the song editor
►Sample streaming in drum and keyboard samplers (samples are not loaded in RAM)
►Automatic audition of samples in browser
►New auto-loop mode for pads (quantized)
►Revamped iPod Library import
►Sustain pedal is now supported in the keyboard sampler and is editable in the pattern editor
►Keyboard sampler now supports layers
►Revamped sampler mapping editor
►Retina graphic content for the 3rd generation iPad
►Receive MIDI clock messages for tempo synchronization
►App Settings: Added OMNI and input clock
►More automatizable parameters: Auto-pan sync and sync toggle / Effects bypass / LFO sync rate / Invert ADSR / Tune, Fine-Tune / Filter key / Pads reverse and mute / Mixer track mute and solo / Sustain pedal

Improvements and bug fixes
►Fix crash when resetting auto-scale on an empty pads
►Fix noise when looping very small samples
►Fix issue with installing BeatMaker 1 ‘bmkz’ files
►Fix sampling rate issue with some accessories (ie. Apple Digital AV Adapter)
►Fix behavior of MIDI virtual input ports
►Install BMKZ kits when using Dropbox
►Other minor fixes and engine improvements
►Update to Dropbox SDK v1.2.2
►Improve preset/projects file format (quicker load/save)

2.3.1:
► Fix a bug where the polyphony was not correctly reloaded
► Add background mode as an option (Settings)
► Fix audio export offset when MIDI OUT was active
► Improve tempo handling while receiving MIDI clocks
► Fix pads in auto-loop when loading a preset or project
► Fix sustain pedal behavior with volume and filter envelopes

Features:

* STUDIO:
– Create multiple instruments with Drum Machine or Keyboard interface
– 10 effects: Reverb, Compressor, Filter, Delay, EQ, Flanger, Chorus, AutoPan, BitCrusher, Overdrive.
– 3 effect slots for each instrument, unlimited global effects racks, with customizable cross controllers.
– CoreMIDI support: connect your MIDI accessories to control instruments, effects and mixer.

* DRUM MACHINE:
– 128 trigger pads: 16 pads over 8 banks
– Chop Lab: Slice audio loops to automatically create new sound presets
– Control sound parameters on individual pad: volume, pan, mute, output bus, semitone, fine tune, reverse and autoscaling
– Low/high pass filter per pad
– Pad trigger modes: one-shot, hold & loop
– ADSR Envelope ADSR control for each pad
– Exclusive groups and polyphony management
– “Live” modes: trigger, mute, reverse, velocity and tune spreading.
– Pad copy & paste

* KEYBOARD SAMPLER
– 128-key keyboard with pitch wheel, double keyboard mode, note display and zoom controls
– Easily create your own instruments from any sample combination with the keygroup editor
– Volume and filter ADSR envelopes
– Low/high pass filter with key tracking
– 2 LFOs to control volume, pitch and filter parameters
– Polyphony control, up to 32 voices
– Legato play mode with glide

* MULTI-TRACK SEQUENCER
– Create unlimited instrument and FX tracks
– Automations: Record, edit and replay instrument and effect parameters
– Record, draw, arrange and resize patterns along the timeline to build your song
– Compose and modify patterns with a piano-roll interface. Edit notes, parameters and automations.
– Instrument and effect recording options: Quantize, take or partial undo, pre-roll, Overdub, note erasing.

* WAVE EDITOR
– Full-fledged wave editor with intuitive interface for manipulating samples
– Basic edition tools: trim, cut, copy, paste, with undo/redo
– High quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithms
– Audio tools: normalize, silence, reverse, fade in and out, cross-fade
– Record new samples from microphone or instruments
– Loop points and tempo/signature editor

* MIXER CONSOLE
– Realistic multi-track mixer with level meters
– Edit volume, pan, solo, mute and bus routing features for each track

* LARGE SOUND BANK INCLUDED
– 68 Drum Machine presets from all genres
– 111 Keyboard Sampler presets, from synthesizers to realistic orchestral instruments.
– More than 1800 quality samples available

* SHARING & GLOBAL OPTIONS
– Native iPad & iPhone interfaces, Retina display
– Import MIDI files
– Export your songs to Audio or MIDI files
– MIDI Out, Sync, Thru support
– Virtual MIDI support: connect multiple music iOS apps together
– Korg’s WIST support
– Transfer and manage your files from your computer
– Import songs from your iPod library to create new remixes
– Upload songs to your SoundCloud account
– DropBox support
– Share audio content with other music applications using the iOS pasteboard

Beatmaker 2 is available for $19.99

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