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Beatmaker 3 released Mobile Apps
Old 16th July 2017
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Beatmaker 3 released

Beatmaker 3 is finally released and at a discount the first week:
BeatMaker 3 - INTUA

Anyone tried it? I'm not sure I need it, but it does look very impressive.
Old 16th July 2017
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ive only played with the demo tune that comes with it, it seems very well featured
i'd suggest an ipad pro , the interface is very full with some small icons.
and probably best to get an external trigger device for velocity / modulation stuff.

i'm not sure i need it , i have modstep and others which i rarely use , i ussually put together melodies in midistep/troublemaker/patterning and render them out.
Old 16th July 2017
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Has an 8 pattern layer limit
The performance mode is a waste of time
The scene triggering cant be recorded to the arranger to create arrangements on the fly
Audio clips dont stretch correctly on the timeline
The sampler is pretty good though, although it does start to phase when used for drumkits, just weird

It's not ready for prime time yet, no idea why they released it like this.
Old 17th July 2017
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I always thought Beatmaker 2 sounded pretty generic compared to Nanostudio. Hopefully this one is better
Old 17th July 2017
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It does 6 way layering per pad which for me makes it a must have for my fingerdrumming on the go needs. Will go nicely with my iRig pads. Goign to supersede iPad pro for me.
Old 17th July 2017
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Can anyone comment on the midi part of it? How is importing midi files?
Old 18th July 2017
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Can't comment on MIDI, but I've got my hands full learning it. That's for sure. It's an mighty damn impressive "MPC killer" IMHO.
The included sounds with BM2 were indeed pretty lame. BM3 does not come with any sounds. It's a true sampler. You can, however, download sound packs; one of which is free. It's been very easy getting my own sounds into it, and it's a sound designers dream.
Old 19th July 2017
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How many MIDI ports can it address?
Old 20th July 2017
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I had 3 random crashes the first day on my Ipad Air, so perhaps it's not ready for primetime. The feature set and GUI are impressive indeed. I find the workflow very similar to Maschine.
Old 20th July 2017
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If I were to purchase a 512gb Ipad pro for use with BM3, would I be able to store, say, 100gb of samples on the ipad or would I have to download from dropbox each time? 100% new to iOS beatmaking.
Old 20th July 2017
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No crashes yet on my Air1, but I've only done basic stuff so far.
Old 20th July 2017
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If I were to purchase a 512gb Ipad pro for use with BM3, would I be able to store, say, 100gb of samples on the ipad or would I have to download from dropbox each time? 100% new to iOS beatmaking.

I would store them on my iPad, personally. I use AudioShare to organize my library.
Old 20th July 2017
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Anyone know if you've got one of the Lightning thumb drives, can BM3/access samples/record to that or will it only work with internal storage?
Old 20th July 2017
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I would store them on my iPad, personally. I use AudioShare to organize my library.
Do you know what I would have to do to do this? Its not as easy as plugging in a usb drive and transferring so Im a little confused how I would go about this? Thanks
Old 21st July 2017
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No crashes yet on my Air1, but I've only done basic stuff so far.
Good to hear I have been getting mixed answers re: iPad Air 1 performance.

What kind of "basic stuff"

3-5 tracks of sequenced samples with some fx ? or more ?

Not ready to upgrade my ipad yet. Hoping I can get 8-14 tracks of sequenced samples maybe reverb on a send, some basic pitching shifting/warping, filtering, eq and compression on a few inserts

Thanks in advance
Old 21st July 2017
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Do you know what I would have to do to do this? Its not as easy as plugging in a usb drive and transferring so Im a little confused how I would go about this? Thanks
As long as you have both AudioShare and Dropbox apps on your iPad, it's pretty slick. Simply open AudioShare and import sounds from Dropbox.
Old 21st July 2017
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Good to hear I have been getting mixed answers re: iPad Air 1 performance.

What kind of "basic stuff"

3-5 tracks of sequenced samples with some fx ? or more ?

Not ready to upgrade my ipad yet. Hoping I can get 8-14 tracks of sequenced samples maybe reverb on a send, some basic pitching shifting/warping, filtering, eq and compression on a few inserts

Thanks in advance

I hear ya. My Gadget projects typically run 12-16 tracks with lotza effects, and while it pushes my Air1 to the limit, it still gets the job done. So far, my BM3 projects are up to simple 8 bar loops made up of 4 tracks with one or 2 effects per track. No hiccups. My plan is to use BM3 to map out arrangements I can drop in Auria. I'll do additional tracks in Auria, then mix-n-master there with Fabfilter effects.
Old 21st July 2017
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As long as you have both AudioShare and Dropbox apps on your iPad, it's pretty slick. Simply open AudioShare and import sounds from Dropbox.
Thats it? Thats pretty amazing!!!!

Thanks man
Old 21st July 2017
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I hear ya. My Gadget projects typically run 12-16 tracks with lotza effects, and while it pushes my Air1 to the limit, it still gets the job done. So far, my BM3 projects are up to simple 8 bar loops made up of 4 tracks with one or 2 effects per track. No hiccups. My plan is to use BM3 to map out arrangements I can drop in Auria. I'll do additional tracks in Auria, then mix-n-master there with Fabfilter effects.
Great ! I actually have korg gadget too but quickly got bored with it after a few weeks , its been collecting dust ever since.

I owned the originally BM running on the original iphone
skipped BM2 went to tabletop then impc pro, and beathawk nothing grabbed me and so i kept going back to the computer maschine/ some hardware boxes, but BM3 looks to be everything I am looking for in emulating hardware on the iPad

BM3 and my arturia beatstep that I just dusted off easy to pack I can now leave the laptop at home.

Effects are not really a big issue as I will export to ableton or logic.
biggest is thing is using like an MPC sampling and sequencing

Thanks again
Old 21st July 2017
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Has an 8 pattern layer limit
The performance mode is a waste of time
The scene triggering cant be recorded to the arranger to create arrangements on the fly
Audio clips dont stretch correctly on the timeline
The sampler is pretty good though, although it does start to phase when used for drumkits, just weird

It's not ready for prime time yet, no idea why they released it like this.
Thanks for this info. Will stick with Modstep.
Old 25th July 2017
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iPad Air 1
so far pretty good, actually quite intuitive takes a little while to navigate if you havent read the manual.
4 tracks of sequenced samples (drums, samples, loops etc)
reverb on master out and some some effects on sample layers.
no hiccups about 40 % cpu usage.
I did have one crash(but which software doesn't from time to time ?)

The midi learn function is spot on ! I had impc pro and was never able to get my Arturia beatstep to work even with the Retronyms provided midi controller script.

Not BM3 ! it automatically recognized the beatstep,

I did have an issue when assigning pads but as I said earlier i did not read the manual, after a few tries I realized that I had to disable/turn off under the MIDI tab "Beatmaker 3" and "Network Session" midi ports. That solved the issue of Beatmaker only being able to assign 4 pads to the Beatstep.

Nothing is perfect but this is imho so far a really solid release from intua

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Old 25th July 2017
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I haven't had any crashes yet but definitely need a little time in the manual to get the hang of it.
Old 10th September 2017
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This thing is pretty amazing. Probably the best sampler available that isn't on a laptop/desktop.
Old 16th September 2017
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I am amazed with this app, it is a gamechanging app, entirely produced audio projects on ipad is a reality. Although I should still learn some basics, the sampling is awesome. Here I sampled the American Beauty BSO rhodes just to play around, and with it definitely you can create very interesting sounds. I am glad I bought an Ipad instead of a volca sample. On the other hand, Poison 202 synth is awesome as well. Very happy with both of them!
Old 17th September 2017
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Update 3.0.3 is out and available in the app store
Old 2nd October 2017
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How does file management work?. Can I use the file manager in ios11 to say store all my wavs and would BM have access to them?.
Old 3rd October 2017
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How does file management work?. Can I use the file manager in ios11 to say store all my wavs and would BM have access to them?.
BM has its own superb file explorer, if you are mainly using BM you can just store all your content in that in folders and sub folders.
The file manager in IOS 11 is nothing special at all, the drag n drop between apps is pretty cool though.
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