UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
November 2, 2012

New Drum Machine For iOS, Beat machine

If you’re a musician who’s already spent almost a thousand dollars on the newest version of the iPad, you’d be a fool not to buy a couple dollars worth of music apps – just to see if you can’t get your money’s worth out of it.  There are plenty of “fun” production applications out there, like Properllerhead’s Figure, which can turn a boring 10 minutes into a small musical masterpiece session.  Others are more complex and processor heavy, like the PPG WaveGenerator app that has already received much admiration and affection.

Beat-Machine

Still, one of the most basic iPad apps there for producing music is the drum machine.  We usually see drum machines combined with a simple sequencer – and neither take much experience or knowhow to operate.  It’s obviously not going to replace a true hardware drum machine like the MPC Studio, but to create the basic skeleton of a song, a few pads and the ability to record is all you need.  Beat-Machine is a simple “retro” app for iOS that gives you 16 pads in a 4×4 layout and the ability to trim and manipulate the samples tied to them.  It also comes with a volume mixer with a few minor effects along with effects controls.  For less than a dollar, you don’t be upset if it’s not to your liking.

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2012/10/30/new-drum-machine-for-ios-beat-machine/