2018
04/06
Beatmaker 3 Traditional DAW
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I AM SO STOKED to share the latest BM3 guide I just produced. I think it’s going to blow the app wide open for those who still struggle with the app. Those who come from traditional DAW style work flow. The genre of choice Shoegazer/Space Rock/Post Rock whatever you want to call it was a LOT of fun writing and producing for you in this video. I completed a video I’ve had in my mind for about seven days. The goal is to continue with keeping things simple and down to earth so that I could help those who struggle with Beatmaker 3. I want to help you see it as a traditional DAW with bonus other features such as a wicked sampler, clip launching, and automation versus the other way around.

Apps used:

Beatmaker 3 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beatmaker-3/id1060317024?mt=8&at=10laUK&ct=BEATMAKER3

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

Bismark BS-16i https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bismark-bs-16i/id388149926?mt=8&at=10laUK&ct=BS16i

FAC Maxima https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/maxima/id1323117302?mt=8&at=10laUK&ct=MAXIMA

ToneStack https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tonestack/id870269510?mt=8&at=10laUK&ct=TONESTACK

Kosmonaut https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kosmonaut/id1351237773?mt=8&at=10laUK&ct=KOSMONAUT

2018
03/20
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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2018
03/15
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.

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2017
12/18
Beatmaker 3 Holiday Sale!
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Black Friday wasn’t your last chance to get Beatmaker 3 on sale. Get it now until the end of the year for 33% less!! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beatmaker-3/id1060317024?mt=8

BeatMaker brings unmatched efficiency and depth in an intuitive audio and MIDI workstation.
Look no further, the power of traditional desktop software and real hardware is now united into one single production studio.

▸ PLAY • PERFORM • RECORD

Its streamlined workflow lets you perform and shape your ideas quickly and effectively, turning your instruments into full productions. Inspirational performance tools such as repeat, roll, swing, key scales & chords and macro controls will boost your creativity tenfold.
Take control of it all with your MIDI gear and the new smart binding system.

▸ CRAFT YOUR OWN INSTRUMENTS

128 banks of 128 pads, where each one of them is a full-fledged instrument with multiple dimensions.

Record and chop live, assemble, mangle and resample: our state of the art sampling engine will sculpt your ideas, giving life to your instruments with a full modulation and layering system.
With ZPlane’s Elastique live stretch and pitch shift, adjust your loops and instruments to match the tempo or go experimental.
You can even integrate your favorite synth & effect apps with full AUv3 and IAA support.

▸ PRECISE SEQUENCING

The classic timeline based pattern & song editor gives all the modern sequencing features you‘d want to arrange complete tracks.
Adding to this foundation, the new flexible Scene Mode opens up opportunities for remixing and live performances, looping and arranging clips in new ways.

All the patterns, automations and sequencing tools are available right where you would expect.
Add audio tracks to the mix, stretch them, turn your arrangements into a complete masterpiece.

You can even play in sync with other software using Ableton Link.

▸ INSPIRATIONAL LIBRARY

The ever growing sound store will bring premium and exclusive content to your own library. The genius of our sound designers will enhance your productions instantly, whether you’re looking for a classic 808 bass or exploring new musical genres.

▸ FULL FLEDGED MIXER

Multi-channel recording & input/output routing is now a reality with the support of USB audio interfaces. Fine-tune your mix with the modern mixing board: every track, every pad has its own channel with unlimited effects and up to 8 sends.
Add new depths to your sound with our palette of effects (internal or external AUv3/IAA).

▸ EXPORT AND SHARE

Export your compositions and separated elements into single stems to share, re-use, re-work, re-master within a traditional studio setup

Read the full specs on http://intua.net !

▸ COMPATIBILITY
– Works with 32-bits and 64-bits iPads.
– Native iPad Pro support
– iOS 9.3+ required
– Best experience on newer models
– iPhone version coming soon

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2017
12/11
Beatmaker 3 Now AUv3 MIDI Host
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This update of Beatmaker 3 adds AU Midi plug in support. This means you can route AU Midi plugins to other tracks/instruments within Beatmaker 3. Here is an example of Bram Bos Rozeta Particles running inside Beatmaker 3.

BeatMaker brings unmatched efficiency and depth in an intuitive audio and MIDI workstation. Look no further, the power of traditional desktop software and real hardware is now united into one single production studio.

What’s New in Version 3.0.8
Sound store downloads issue now fixed! Enjoy this amazing update!

[Overall improvements]
– Song position readout, in the transport bar, can be switched between BAR:BEATS, MM:SS.MS and SMPTE, simply by pressing it.
– Support of MIDI knob increment/decrement (“infinite” encoders), via MIDI RPN/NRPN.
– The transport bar record button will now be red when recording.
– Added an option, in the recording panel (press the ‘Q’ label on the transport bar), to disable minimal note length quantization.
– It is now possible to show/hide the left global navigation bar while displaying the AUv3 keyboard screen. This gives access to effects and macros from that view.
– It is now possible to tag packs & categories on a selection of files and directories, recursively from the Browser in files mode.

[Sampler & Plugins]
– Support of AUv3 MIDI plugins. Now, BeatMaker 3 will create virtual input MIDI devices for each AUv3 that supports MIDI out. This way, you can route MIDI messages to other plugins and the sampler.
– Added a ruler button on the full-screen sample editor to switch the time reference of the bottom grid between seconds, samples and bars/beats.
– When using the “Add to existing layer” sample load method, get the currently selected layer rather than the last one. The layer can be selected from the editor screen > SAMPLES tab, just below the small pads selector.
– Added move left/right and zoom in/out tools on the mapping editor toolbar.
– The “Stereo to Mono” sample process tool now offers the possibility to use only the left or right channel.
– When selecting a sample from the mapping editor, highlight it as well in the “SAMPLES” listing.
– When drag’n’dropping a sample that is added to an existing layer, auto-select it in the “SAMPLES” listing.
– Added tooltip next to sample markers when moving them, that will follow the current ruler unit (seconds, beats and samples).
– Improvements on the “Zero Snap” tool: adapt scan size to the currently visible range and find the closest zero-cross against all channels.
– Sample editor zoom in/out is now behaving more naturally.
– Sample editor move left and right buttons will now behave more naturally.
– Double-tapping the sample editor “START/END” or “LOOP” button will focus and recenter.
– In the full-screen sample editor, added a marquee above sample & loop start/end markers to make it more obvious the area can be dragged.
– Zoom in/out and move functions are now consistent on all three modes: select, slice and normal.
– “Grid Snap” can now be used in Slices mode in the sample/slice editor.
– Long press on [-] and [+] on the sample editor will resp. fully zoom out or in.

[Sequencer]
– Added a setting for the transport stop behavior: it can either go back to the start of the track, or on the latest position (by pressing the bar / position in SONG mode).

[Bug fixes & engine improvements]
– When drag’n’dropping a sample onto the mapping editor, follow the browser load method.
– Fixed an issue where it was not possible to drag’n’drop a sample after C5 on the mapping editor.
– Fixed Modulation Delay effect that would still apply processing when depth was set to 0%.
– Fixed an issue where exporting sliced sample to Apple Loop will not preserve number of beats and tempo.
– Fixed an issue in the browser where sharing a file from a group would bogusly pick another file.
– Fixed the Auto-Scale feature.
– Fixed a crash that could happen when using samples with bogus metadata.
– Fixed an issue with the validation of purchases on iOS 11.2.
– Fixed double tapping of a value in the parameter panel.
– Fixed an issue where the mixer would not show any level.
– Fixed an issue where audio recording wouldn’t start or record anything.
– Fixed a crash that would happen when exporting slices to a new bank.
– Fixed a browser issue that would happen when dropping a file back onto itself.
– Fixed a crash that would happen when duplicating pads with AUv3.

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