2018
11/15
Beatmaker 3 Update
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Beatmaker 3 iPad iPhone

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:

>>> 3.0.12
– Prevent from adding MIDI Effects on Audio, Auxiliary and Output tracks
– Hot fix Recording undo
– Stability improvements for AudioUnit plugins (Fixing Lo-fly dirt & Fly tape)
– Better automation recording for On/Off parameters (Fly tape can now be recorded easily)

>>> 3.0.11
– Adding MIDI effects capabilities for Banks and Pads
– AudioUnit MIDI effect support (Fixing BramBos Rozeta, etc…)
– Improved AudioUnit stability
– Adding pro-level transient detection for slicing samples
– Adding automation slider in the editor for parameter recording on the fly
– Adding On/Off Toggle for automation quantisation (better precision for recording parameter changes).
– Better automation recording for AudioUnits
– Better selection tool in automation editors
– Adding a quick save button in the transport bar
– Fix audio export rare crash concerning streamed samples with small loops
– Improvement to audio track recording & Fix monitoring issue
– Updated Ableton Link
– Updating ZPlane Elastique Timestretch
– Adding Live Timestretch High Performance / High Quality Options
– Adding a delete option for focus action templates and effect presets
– Various stability improvements

>>> 3.0.10
– You will be prompted before BeatMaker 3 performs a library update / indexing. This will resolve the issue with slow app launch. You can always perform this action from the Settings screen within the app.
– Indexing of library files is now quicker and more robust.
– When indexing files and downloading packs from the sound-store, make sure the device doesn’t auto-locks.
– If the library database gets corrupted, BeatMaker 3 will warn you and offer to reset it.
– Added an option in the iOS Settings app, to reset the database file. This can solve issue with bogus libraries.
– Added a way to enable or disable the lookahead in the “Dynamics” effect, as well as setting the lookahead time for further tweaking.

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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
12/11
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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2017
07/15
Beatmaker 3 By Intua Is Here
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Beatmaker 3 is here! BeatMaker 3’s digital audio workstation provides versatility ideal for both on-the-go production and more complex MIDI/audio studio setups. Suited for both amateurs and professional users, BeatMaker 3 emphasises the strengths of its critically acclaimed predecessors while taking the future of music composition to the next level.

BeatMaker 3’s ability to integrate with both MIDI hardware and the music app ecosystem makes it a powerful tool in any musician’s arsenal. In anticipation of launch, a series of screenshots of the soon-to-be-released app’s UI we’ve posted recently on the company website. Additionally, a list of partial features confirmed in the forthcoming app includes:

Main functionalities

  • Compose with high quality instruments & loops, integrated in a powerful and streamlined DAW
  • Design your own instruments using a state of the art sampling engine with unmatched modularity (multi-layer, live slice mode, realtime time-stretching/pitch-shifting, Audio Units V3/IAA, full modulation system, …)
  • Powerful integration of MIDI hardware to control the app and its instruments in a unique way (MIDI actions, parameter macros)
  • Arrange songs with instruments & audio tracks
  • Play live, remix or sketch ideas with a powerful scene mode
  • Export, share, and expand your library with soundpacks designed by the best sound design companies

Specifications

BeatMaker 3 has eight banks of 128 pads. Each pad is now a full-fledged instrument running a state of the art multi-layered sampler engine, with additional IAA/Audio Unit V3 hosting. Additionally, audio tracks and can be added to the mix, for recording and playback of audio clips. Up to eight aux tracks can be added for even more complex routing.

Per Pad

  • Multi-layered sampler
  • Optional Audio Unit (AUv3/IAA), used simultaneously with the sampler
  • Mixer channel, with volume, pan, mute, solo and eight sends
  • Unlimited number of effects
  • Link & choke groups
  • Audio output routing
  • Swing mode

Per Bank

  • Hosts up to 128 pads, with 16/64 pads mode
  • Sequencer track
  • Mixer channel, with volume, pan, mute, solo and eight sends
  • Unlimited number of effects
  • Output to the main mix or a specific audio hardware output
  • Up 16 macro controls with additional X/Y controller
  • MIDI input / output
  • Swing mode

The sampler

  • Multi-layered sampler
  • Per layer up to 4 voice effects
  • Per layer modulation of parameters, with ratio. Available modulators: AHDSR, LFO, MIDI, Random S&H, 64-steps mod, and more to come
  • Per layer trigger mode: one-shot, hold, on release
  • Per sample loop type: none / forward / alternated
  • Sample cross-fading with bending control
  • Per layer 64 voices polyphony, with optional mono & polyphonic portamento;
  • Sample Disk streaming support
  • Live time-stretch & pitch-shift with Elastique v3 algorithm
  • Tempo detection
  • Slice mode for live chopping of samples, with transient detection, split, divide, different play modes, slice fading in & out
  • Reverse playback, semitone & fine-tune controls;
  • Gain, pan, saturation;
  • Full fledged sample editor
  • Intuitive mapping editor to create your own instruments
  • Host an external Audio Unit plugin simultaneously with the sampling engine; inline recorder that can record from any external audio inputs or from any BM3 internal buses (outputs, banks, pads, audio tracks, AUX tracks…), bringing easy and quick resampling.
  • Slicing exports to layers or pads (up to 128);
  • Internal recorder and resampler

Macros

Sixteen macros are bound to each track inside BM3. This means each bank, output, audio & aux track has its own set of 16 macros. This is particularly interesting for Banks because this means bank presets can be saved with a chain of effects and macros as well. Macros can control multiple parameters at once from banks, pads, layers, effects, etc

Focus actions

BeatMaker 3 can be controlled in an unique way by one or multiple MIDI controllers, using MIDI notes and CC’s.

  • Available actions
  • Trigger pad 1-16 (or 64 with optional 64 pads device mode);
  • Pad modes switching: select, scene, mute, solo, keys
  • Macro control 1-16
  • Bank select, prev / next switching
  • Octave up, octave down, page up, page down for pads pages, scenes, etc.
  • Transport play / pause / stop / record / backward / forward / loop / metronome;
  • Repeat mode
  • Focus actions templates can be saved, loaded and shared easily.

Sequencer

You will find the traditional, timeline based sequencer, exactly like BM2 with an improved workflow and set of tools. To extend the creation capabilities, we’ve added a “scene” mode, where you can quickly create, assemble and play with patterns. A scene hosts multiple track patterns that can be triggered at once, using a specified quantization. It is also possible to individually trigger a pattern from outside the currently playing scene.

The combination of both SONG and SCENE mode is pretty powerful and opens up possibilities for live performances and more traditional sequencing.

Effects

Access the effect chain of any track by simply selecting the track (bank, output, aux, pad…) from the user interface or by manually selecting it. If you want to lock the selection on a specific track, toggle the “lock” icon.

You can insert any number of effects on a track. Remember that you can use macro controls to bind multiple parameters at once, from the effects, mixer, or even the sampler.

Effects presets load/save. Move effect up/down the chain.

Available effects

  • external Audio Unit plugin (IAA, AUv3);
  • bit crusher;
  • filtered delay with optional sync mode;
  • dynamics processor (compressor/limiter/expander) with side-chaining;
  • one-band SV filter;
  • six-band (parametric) SV filter;
  • modulation delay (flanger/chorus/vibrato);
  • overdrive;
  • two reverbs;
  • slicer;
  • stereo delay with filter and optional sync modes;
  • stereo widener.

Audio export

  • Single or multi-track export
  • WAVE/ACC
  • 16, 24 or 32bits
  • Normalization

Sharing

  • Sharing to other iOS apps like Mail, Airdrop, Google Drive, iCloud and other compatible applications. You can even select multiple files and BeatMaker 3 will archive them for you.
  • Music library import, iTunes USB transfer.
  • Dropbox browser.
  • BeatMaker 3 files (ZIP files, sessions, bank presets, samples, MIDI files, etc.) can be opened from other apps.

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▸ 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 later

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