BeatMaker 3: music production redefined

Detailed specifications

STUDIO

  • Create multiple instruments with Drum Machine, Keyboard Sampler, Audio Tracks
  • 14 effects included: 6-band EQ, Auto Pan, Bit Crusher, Delay, Dynamics Processor (Limiter/Compressor/Expander), M-Verb, Modulation Delay (Flanger/Chorus/Vibrato), Overdrive, Phase Invert, Reverb, Filter, Slicer, Stereo Delay, Stereo Wider and external IAA/AUv3 effects.
  • Unlimited effects slots per track and pads.
  • CoreMIDI support: connect your MIDI accessories to control instruments, effects and mixer.

 

DRUM MACHINE

  • 128 trigger pads: 16 pads over 8 banks
  • Chop Lab: Slice audio loops to automatically create new sound presets
  • Control sound parameters on individual pad: volume, pan, mute, output bus, semitone, fine tune, reverse and autoscaling
  • Low/high pass filter per pad
  • Pad trigger modes: one-shot, hold & loop
  • ADSR Envelope ADSR control for each pad
  • Exclusive groups and polyphony management
  • “Live” modes: trigger, mute, reverse, velocity and tune spreading.
  • Pad copy & paste

 

KEYBOARD SAMPLER

  • 128-key keyboard with pitch wheel, double keyboard mode, note display and zoom controls
  • Easily create your own instruments from any sample combination with the keygroup editor
  • Volume and filter ADSR envelopes
  • Low/high pass filter with key tracking
  • 2 LFOs to control volume, pitch and filter parameters
  • Polyphony control, up to 32 voices
  • Legato play mode with glide
  • Velocity layers

 

AUDIO TRACKS

  • Add audio tracks for recording and sample playback directly on the sequencer
  • Record multiple audio tracks simultaneously
  • Gain and noise gate on audio inputs
  • Support for disk streaming to load samples without consuming RAM

 

MULTI-TRACK SEQUENCER

  • Create unlimited instrument, audio and FX tracks
  • Automations: Record, edit and replay instrument and effect parameters
  • Record, draw, arrange and resize patterns along the timeline to build your song
  • Compose and modify patterns with a piano-roll interface. Edit notes, parameters and automations.
  • Instrument and effect recording options: Quantize, take or partial undo, pre-roll, Overdub, note erasing.

 

SAMPLE EDITOR

  • Full-fledged wave editor with intuitive interface for manipulating samples
  • Basic edition tools: trim, cut, copy, paste, with undo/redo
  • High quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithms
  • Audio tools: normalize, silence, reverse, fade in and out, cross-fade
  • Record new samples from microphone or instruments
  • Loop points and tempo/signature editor

 

MIXER CONSOLE

  • Realistic multi-track mixer with level meters
  • Edit volume, pan, solo, mute and bus routing features for each track
  • Four sends available for each instrument/audio tracks

 

SHARING & GLOBAL OPTIONS

  • Audio Unit V3, Inter-App Audio, Audiobus V3 support
  • Support opening of audio files from other apps (Mail, Google Drive, …)
  • Support opening of ZIP archives from other apps
  • Full Dropbox support
  • AirDrop, iTunes File Sharing (USB) support.
  • Universal app (iPhone version coming soon)
  • MIDI files import
  • Virtual MIDI support
  • Ableton Link support
  • Import songs from your Music Library to create new remixes

crazy8 | Twisted-Electrons

Crazy8 features 1 Rotary Encoder, 22 Buttons and 86 subtle white LEDs with 2 levels of brightness to visualise 4 patterns at once!

8 Crazy Tracks
4 Polyphonic MIDI tracks with chords: send on MIDI port 1
4 Analog CV/Gate tracks: also send MIDI on MIDI port 2
Sync in and out
MIDI input for MIDI Clock, MIDI pattern “Feeding” and transposing
Independent length per pattern: up to 16 steps per pattern. Chain up to 8 patterns for 128 step patterns
Independent playback per track: Forward, backwards, pendulum and random
Independent rates per track: /4, /3, /2, x1, x2, x3, x4, x8
8 Levels of Swing & 2 swing modes
Variable duty per pattern
Crazy effect per pattern: values 1-8 reduce probability of step, values 10 to 16 add musical improvisation based on the pattern’s content
Offset step playback per track
Transpose all tracks to any key with ease
SYSEX memory storing/recalling
MIDI real time pattern feeding
Sequence transpositions (key tracks)
No menus, no BS

Roland SE-02 review: A near-perfect analog monosynth for under $500

Many companies have tried, but the SE-02 is as close to being the perfect analog mono synth as you’re likely to get for under $500. It is, admittedly, at the premium end of the affordable scale, and the keyboard attachment is an optional extra, but it sounds better than any of its rivals. The SE-02 is a landmark synthesizer for Roland, and the new standard for affordable analog monosynths.