By Frontier Design Group
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"Killer App!' - Apps4iDevices
"BeatStudio Offers Stellar Drum Sequencing For The iPad And iPhone" - AppAdvice.com (4.5 Stars)
Playing, recording, and editing percussion sounds is fast and easy with BeatStudio. Bang on a custom drum set, build up patterns with multitrack recording, or change and adjust your beats with the precision editor. BeatStudio has an intuitive interface that's easy and natural for beginners, yet flexible and powerful enough to accommodate experienced players.
Beat creation begins in BeatStudio's performance mode. Sporting a clean, inviting layout, performance mode lets users quickly map a set of sounds (from a built-in library of 30 percussion instruments) to record a track. Tracks can be entered free-form, with a metronome, or along with a backing track imported with iTunes, WiFi, or AudioPaste.
Once the beat is perfected, a seamless switch to multitrack mode allows looping, editing, and layering of multiple percussion tracks. Flexible tempo and quantization settings control alignment for recording and editing. And a full screen editor provides the ability to fine tune tracks to fix stray timing, and add or delete events.
It's a perfect companion to our top-ranked music apps: iShred, GuitarStudio, and PianoStudio.
✔ Universal app: create and share songs with your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPads
✔ 32 professionally-recorded percussion instruments, each recorded at eight intensity/volume levels
✔ 25+ vintage analog drum machine instruments
✔ 30 vintage digital drum machine instruments
✔ Multitrack recording and editing so you can layer to your heart's content
✔ Edit anything you have recorded with full screen event/instrument editor, on the fly while playing and looping!
✔ Deep undo/redo let's you experiment and recover from mistakes with ease
✔ Flexible timing and quantization for auto-alignment during recording and editing
✔ Now includes Stomp! Use the iPad/iPhone's accelerometer to trigger sounds.
✔ Supports AudioCopy/AudioPaste with iShred, GuitarStudio, PianoStudio and other compatible apps
✔ Import backing audio tracks via WiFi, iTunes File Sharing, and AudioPaste
✔ Flexible instrument layout from six to twenty cells, in landscape or portrait
✔ Variable speed playback of backing tracks lets you perform, practice, and record slowed down
✔ Networked song backup and restore (can use your iShred, GuitarStudio, or PianoStudio login)
✔ Menu Lock for live performance or handing over to your budding toddler drummer
Get started with several included songs, including some featuring backing tracks made with iShred, GuitarStudio, and PianoStudio.
Note: BeatStudio is compatible with iPhone 3Gs and later, iPod touch 3rd generation and later, and all iPads.
STAY UP TO DATE
What's New in Version 1.1.3
- fix crash when trying to paste empty audio track
- fix to help screen
- added news menu item
I like the simplicity of this drum app. I gave it five stars because while the sounds are limited, it's a great way (via audio copy) to give a backbeat for my GB tracks with nice, clear samples. Now, I would love to see more sample packs in the way of Asian, African, 8bit, and funky...
I've used a ton of different drum machines and this one just isn't very good. It's too difficult to use for a drum machine app with poor samples. Needs to be simpler, or better. A step sequencer would really help.
Sequencing on this is horrible
This app is just no good. It is hard to save. The layout is not logical.
The sequencing is not easy.
It crashes almost right away on ipad2.
No good. This is the worst app that I have purchased in a while.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Feb 06, 2012
- Version: 1.1.3
- Size: 21.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Frontier Design Group, LLC
- © 2011 Frontier Design Group
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.