Bebot - Robot Synth
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Bebot is a musical instrument that anyone can play. Instead of a keyboard, it has an easy-to-use touch control system. And it's all built into a friendly animated robot, who performs your music while you play.
Although it looks simple on the outside, inside is a powerful synth engine which lets you create and edit your own sounds and apply effects. The controls are simple to use, making it fun to tinker and experiment with sound. If you just want to get playing, there's also a wide selection of preset sounds.
The touch control system lets you lock in a scale so that you'll never play a wrong note, which makes it easy to play, even on your iPhone. It's polyphonic, which means you can use multiple fingers at once to play chords and harmonies. Plus, you can perform sweeping slides and expressive gestures that would be practically impossible on a regular keyboard.
Although it's been designed to be simple and fun, that doesn't mean it's only for beginners. Bebot has been used both on stage and in the studio by accomplished musicians and performers including Dream Theater, How To Destroy Angels and The Flaming Lips.
To see and hear Bebot in action, check out the demo videos at normalware.com, including a walkthrough demo by keyboard wizard Jordan Rudess.
Now with Audiobus and Inter-App Audio, you can connect Bebot to other apps such as GarageBand to record, multitrack and add effects, making Bebot more versatile and useful than ever. For more information about Audiobus, visit http://audiob.us/
What's New in Version 2.1
- iOS 8 support
- Enhanced synth engine for higher quality sound
- Now supports Audiobus 2 and Inter-App Audio
Okay, first let me just say that I love this app...easy to use, makes interesting sounds...for a musician/experimenter like myself it's what I look for in sound apps. I try to stay on top of new music apps, I like to try them all...and Bebot has always been in my arsenal. Now flash forward to The Force Awakens...BB-8 "the scene stealer"...lol. I had read that when they were making BB-8's "dialogue" that J.J. Abrams used an iphone app....well, THIS is the app you are looking for....straight Bebot sound right out of the box(in the film it is obviously processed more but this app is the main component and is certainly the one that was referred to.). Kinda surprised the developers haven't touted this fact yet. You will have a lot of fun making BB-8 phrases.
BeBot, you tireless little tone machine!
It's blows my mind, no matter how long I play him; no matter how many octaves I put him through and how many chords I push on him, BeBot never gets tired... He just belts out note after note with confidence and a smile, pitch perfect! I love you BeBot. Charming and humorous interface aside, this is one serious and powerful app. Best synth out there and probably best music app altogether!
The app is perfect - it would be on another level if they integrated the ability to record sessions... Then maybe evolve to dubbing / multi-tracking. Please consider!?!?
I would have gladly paid $100 for an instrument like this. The abillity to be able to customize the sounds, the scale and how it reacts to the touch input is truly amazing. More amazing is how simple it is to edit the sound. I use this app in my live looping project because the ease of use is only bested by the stellar sound quality when played thru an amp or mixing console. I record with BeBot directly into my Mbox into ProTools and sounds exceptional. $2??? A no brainer. Bravo to the creators of this App!!!