BeatMaker Getting All Sorts Of MIDI Love

Intua has announced BeatMaker 2.2, and they’re bringing all sorts of MIDI love to the iPad music workstation.

Here’s what’s new in BeatMaker 2.2:

  • MIDI Out, Sync, Thru and MIDI-over-WiFi support
  • Virtual MIDI inputs/outputs
  • MIDI Hotplug
  • MIDI Import: import MIDI files into the song sequencer and pattern editor
  • Export individual patterns to MIDI files
  • New Swing feature for recording and pattern editing
  • DropBox file sharing support
  • Revamped Sample Lab/Chop Lab. Now everything can be tailored within the same interface.
  • Non-destructive chopping options
  • Customize sample bounds per pad
  • Automatically create track patterns from chopped samples
  • Export song to individual audio tracks
  • Added amount multiplier and invert ADSR options
  • Support for Apple Loops slice points (reading & writing).
  • Korg’s WIST support (synchronizes supported music apps playback).
  • Other general improvements and iOS 5 related fixes

This update has yet to hit the App Store. Version 2.1.2 is available for $19.99.

If you’re a BeatMaker user, let us know what you think of it!


5 thoughts on “BeatMaker Getting All Sorts Of MIDI Love

  1. This is one of the most full-featured music-making apps on the iOS platform… I’m glad to see that Beatmaker is getting more refined…. FYI, this is one of the only ios apps that incorporates MPC-style slicing and sequencing … With SAMPLE import from your iTunes library… WOO HOO! I LOVE IT!!!!! Keep making it better!!!!! :)

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  2. What is MIDI Hotplug? Notice at least 4 bullets with the word “midi” near them. These guys at Intua are taking FULL advantage of the platform; something Motu BPM, Akai…….—you know what…..im not going to mpc-bash today. Today we are thankful for such a vision soon to be a REAL GAME CHANGER! Even WIST? whoa!! my IO Dock just got a chill too!

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  3. This might be the Best Beat Making app for the iPad yet. The features in this update will Beat you down! The revamped on board sample chopping and the Apple loops import is a major plus.

    The just killed a couple apps on my iPad that I will be deleting to make room for samples.

    Boss App.

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  4. Does this work well with the Alesis io dock? I keep getting stung with apps not getting clean sound from/into them.

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