Beatsurfing lets you draw a 3-dimensional controller and use it in two different and complementary ways:
- You can tap it like you would with your regular MPC or any other beatmaking device; and
- You can ‘surf’ your fingers along routes, colliding with objects, triggering samples or effects.
According to the developers, Beatsurfing is “all about movement, and bringing back this intuitive way to make music’.
Beatsurfing can control any MIDI-enabled device (Software, Hardware, or selected iPad apps through Virtual MIDI). It features an intuitive in-app editing system and integrates with any existing Studio or Live setup.
Objects Behaviours can be set to link objects together and multiply the available commands on the surface of the iPad.
Here’s an intro video for Beatsurfing:
This second video demonstrates editing in Beatsurfing:
Beatsurfing is available now for US $11.99 in the App Store.