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Beatwave lets you make amazing music simply by tapping. Create songs anywhere, anytime on your iPhone or iPad. No musical skills required!

Using the Beatwave grid melodies and beats can be constructed easily and quickly.

Whether you're new to music or are a pro Beatwave lets you explore sounds and create new and interesting tracks.

Feature Overview
- Hundreds of instruments: Beatwave includes 20 great instruments with over 200 available via download from the Beatwave store.
- Built in effects: Includes 12 audio effects for endless sound variations.
- Always in key: With the Beatwave grid there are no wrong notes.
- Record and share: Share your creations to the world via Twitter, Facebook, Email or Soundcloud.
- Multiple layers: Layer up to four instruments at once to create a complex sound.
- Tweak sounds: Finely tune instruments to create your own signature sound.
- Designed for iOS8: Created exclusively for iOS8 Beatwave looks stunning on your device.
- Ringtone creation: Easily save you tracks as ringtones for your iPhone.
- Audiobus 2 support.
- Universal download for iPhone and iPad.

Watch the video to find out what it's all about:

Any issues or suggestions please contact us at or @beatwaveapp on Twitter.

What's New in Version 2.6

- Instrument Editor. Create your own synths and drums kits.
- Soundcloud uploading is back.
- New instrument packs: 'Techno' and 'Arcade'.


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Customer Reviews

Great! I have a pretty good idea for making it better though

I love this app. The amount of music you can make is infinite but there is a problem. You can't change tempo or octave on the fly. I'm trying to recreate a song in a techno cover and in order to do so I need to change my octave in one measure and then speed my tempo up by 100 in a single beat. What would be amazing is if you could queue changes like that and more on individual notes. Of course, tempos would have to change the entirety of the song but if you could change it for one group and then change it back in the next that could work. But image queuing one note on an instrument to be panned to the far left and then the next note panned to the far right in the blink of an eye-or the same with effects. This would up-the-ante in terms of the complexity of music able to be created

Best creation app period

I've played with 10-12 programs/app/etc and really find this one to be on top of its game.
The easiest to yse if you have any idea what composing should sound like,beginners actually learn very quickly, looping is a little shakey,but it is automatic and you can do anything at ease. The note tone presets keep the composer in check with what sounds right,using octaves and limiting keys for some presets,while still allowing a whole span to access.
The songs are limited to 4 "sounds" (in columns)which us as easy as a drum,synth,bass,lead or any mix/same blend of each. The sample/sounds they have are classic and you can play around to get anything you want.
I've made 5 minute songs,upto ~18rows(I still must check that on myself),maxed speed at 300bpm, pan left and right speakers,flanked tge heck out of overdrive echo synths and saved at least 1hr of recorded music to my soundcloud. This app lets you put this music in 3 formats to use, its amazing.
The support is fast,one problem I've had? solved in 2 days. I use it everyday,since Sept 2015 now. Highly recommended app.

By the way previous reviewer,the undo button is there:hold down on screen,notice the arrow for more on the cut/paste selection,undo is right there for ya.

Great sounds!

Beatwave is the best grid based music maker that I've found on iTunes. The sounds really set this apart from the others. I really like the chip tune palette.

Even though you can tune on note labeling it would be helpful to see black and white keys like on a piano roll editor. I wasn't able to scroll beyond two octaves so I couldn't easily recreate my songs. Also I wish there were a grouping of sounds by category. I would also like more song export option besides a ring tone. The sounds on this are top notch!

Beatwave certainly kicks tail in the sound department. A few more tweaks will have other grid based apps running for cover. Definitely give this a try.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.6
  • Size: 99.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Beatwave Pro 2$9.99
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  4. Essentials$1.99
  5. Piano$0.99
  6. Synths$1.99
  7. Upright Bass$0.99
  8. BW-808$0.99
  9. FX$2.99
  10. Guitars$1.99