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Woot

So I take it this is you in the middle (black shirt, funny gotee) practicing the ass beating... then trying to milk a cow.

:rolleyes:
That's me, heh. What? I don't look intimidating?

It is amazing what kind of software they have on this 'phone', truly. Since I am not musically inclined I think it is impractical and corny. For starters you can't do anything with it until you move it to a corresponding software program as someone else pointed out already. (Also, I apologized before anyone replied to my post).

Still, I'll do better at moderating myself.
 

iNfowarrior

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Plop plop, what a stinker

If I see you bopping your head beat mixing on the subway to work, I will give you an ass beating your won't forget.

$20 to look like/be an idiot...awesome app.

I'd like to see a photo of someone doing this "serious" beat mixing on their iPhone with a FAIL stamped across it, yeah, that would make me happy.

Everything about this seems dumb, I got through 2 minutes of the demo, skipped ahead, blah, seriously lame.

Sorry for being a tard about this, hope you guys who are musically inclined have fun and are productive with this app.
And theres the kicker right there at end of the rant.

musically inclined will do wonderfully with this app. Your problem is one of the frustration, of having absolutely no idea what any of the functions you saw are supposed to do. ;) That's ok though, it is a music productivity app, if you are not already a music professional, there really is no reason for you to buy ( or comment on ) this app...
 
That's me, heh. What? I don't look intimidating?
No, you look like a very nice young man which is why it was surprising your hostility towards anyone who would use this app.

It is amazing what kind of software they have on this 'phone', truly. Since I am not musically inclined I think it is impractical and corny. For starters you can't do anything with it until you move it to a corresponding software program as someone else pointed out already. (Also, I apologized before anyone replied to my post).

Still, I'll do better at moderating myself.
I really wish you would explain what you mean by impractical (how is creating music impractical) and corny (!?!?)

As for "can't do anything with it until you move it to a corresponding software program" well, you are wrong. There is a lot that you can do with it. The companion program, which is now available, simply lets you transfer your programs to your desktop computer and load your own audio samples into the app, but even without this, there is still a whole lot you can create with Beatmaker.

And theres the kicker right there at end of the rant.

musically inclined will do wonderfully with this app. Your problem is one of the frustration, of having absolutely no idea what any of the functions you saw are supposed to do. ;) That's ok though, it is a music productivity app, if you are not already a music professional, there really is no reason for you to buy ( or comment on ) this app...
Ok, your newly created username is a little too close to mine, but I do agree with what you've posted. Very well said. Just hope people don't confuse the two of us.
 

Flowbee

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For starters you can't do anything with it until you move it to a corresponding software program as someone else pointed out already.
That's completely untrue and not at all what I said. BeatMaker comes with many kits and samples pre-installed. I used it for hours with the pre-installed content and it worked great.

The 'software program' is for moving audio files between your computer and BeatMaker on the iPhone. BTW, the companion software is free, and it works (despite some early difficulties I had with it).

I'm not sure why you feel the need to continue commenting and criticizing an app that you clearly don't understand.
 

Klaxons2012

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That's me, heh. What? I don't look intimidating?

It is amazing what kind of software they have on this 'phone', truly. Since I am not musically inclined I think it is impractical and corny. For starters you can't do anything with it until you move it to a corresponding software program as someone else pointed out already. (Also, I apologized before anyone replied to my post).

Still, I'll do better at moderating myself.
But why do you care about the functionality of an impractical and corny application?
 

DJ88

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It's definitely a really cool app. There is a way to use different sounds from different kits on one drum pad. All you do is go to the pad, select edit on the left, then select the button with the little picture of an audio wave next to the one with a speaker. Now down on the bottom you can load a sound from any kit onto that specific button on the pad. Now just select another button on the pad and do the same. Just keep assigning the sounds you want and now you've got a custom drum pad.

The only thing that's missing for me is a keyboard to make melodies. The closest I can do is load up a bunch of piano C notes onto the pad and edit each one up the correct semi tones to make the rest of the notes. But even still they sound strange and out of key and not like the notes I want.

Hopefully they update it with a keyboard but other than that it's an awesome app.
 

goodmorning

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woah

I'm at work so I can't watch the demo, so I don't know if this is a capability-
I'd like to see it be able to sample music on your iPod/phone, so if you are listening to a new record and hear a break/stab/whatever, you can sample it right away without having to remember to go back and sample it later with a laptop.

In either case, this may be the deciding factor that brings me up to the iTouch
 

ilp

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This app is awesome!

Yes, it just needs a keyboard-like thing to pitch the samples up and down and we got ourselves a basic tracker (old school music apps)!

It's awesome to sit down and make a beat and a little melody. It comes with a pretty good array of basic kits too. I'm definitely looking forward to making my own kits with my own samples.
 

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Plop plop, what a stinker

If I see you bopping your head beat mixing on the subway to work, I will give you an ass beating your won't forget.

$20 to look like/be an idiot...awesome app.

I'd like to see a photo of someone doing this "serious" beat mixing on their iPhone with a FAIL stamped across it, yeah, that would make me happy.

Everything about this seems dumb, I got through 2 minutes of the demo, skipped ahead, blah, seriously lame.

Sorry for being a tard about this, hope you guys who are musically inclined have fun and are productive with this app.
I'm a bit confused by your post. You are evidently someone who this app isn't targeted towards. You blast the app as being useless (to you). You blast anyone who would consider using this app.

Why did you feel compelled to make a post in this thread in the first place? The app in question has nothing to do with you. Your comments imply that you haven't even experimented with the app. Again, why on god's green earth would you feel compelled to say something about an app which you have no hands-on experience using and which isn't targeted towards your needs?

Sometimes silence is golden. The world doesn't revolve around you. In threads that pertain to issues you have no experience with, maybe you should consider just shying away from posting in the future???

Not meaning to be a jerk. This isn't a topic that I have any experience with as well. But before you hit that submit reply button in the future, maybe think about whether the opinions you have composed are actually relevant to the topic at hand? And/or whether they are relevant to those reading the thread?

None of us really care about the opinions of anyone who are not the intended users of a given app. We want to hear the views on the pros and cons of those who the app is intended for. Random comments from people that aren't in a position to judge the usefulness of an app aren't really helpful.

This isn't intended as a flame. Just a bit of advice. If you are one of the intended audience of an app and you have things to say about it, then please post. If you aren't a member of the intended audience, then please keep your comments to yourself. You aren't qualified to comment on the app and your comments won't be helpful to anyone.
 

muskratboy

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Plop plop, what a stinker

If I see you bopping your head beat mixing on the subway to work, I will give you an ass beating your won't forget.

$20 to look like/be an idiot...awesome app.

I'd like to see a photo of someone doing this "serious" beat mixing on their iPhone with a FAIL stamped across it, yeah, that would make me happy.

Everything about this seems dumb, I got through 2 minutes of the demo, skipped ahead, blah, seriously lame.

Sorry for being a tard about this, hope you guys who are musically inclined have fun and are productive with this app.
jeez dude, you are one serious douchebag.
 

zerotl

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I was just gonna post that last link, saw that on engadget earlier, nuts. From an iPhone.... Amazing
 

sanford

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I'm interested, but I'm not going to drop $20 on this one. It reminds me of LSDJ and nanoloop for Game Boy, and I like that.
I have to agree, I think it looks good for a high-end toy, but everything I've seen trying to adapt dedicated hardware or DAWs to consumer-level devices has left me cold. I'd love to have a robust, cheap portable sampler, though. I have a Korg KAOS-PAD and a KAOSSILATOR, both those are effects and a synth/sequencer, respectively -- and chiefly best for portable "scratchpad" kinds of uses, although the K-PAD is certainly performance-ready. I have a Roland SP-555 sampler/blah/blah/blah, which is great both in studio and for most performance environments -- and does some cool extra things like act as a USB audio-interface in a pinch (prefer FireWire) and also a USB-based MIDI pad controller -- but it won't run on batteries, period. The rest I used a real instruments or DAWs of various kinds.

I bet it's possible to pack a non-toy-esque sampler/looping and/or sequencing app into an iPhone. But I bet it will run about a $100 when someone does.
 

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I have to agree, I think it looks good for a high-end toy, but everything I've seen trying to adapt dedicated hardware or DAWs to consumer-level devices has left me cold. I'd love to have a robust, cheap portable sampler, though. I have a Korg KAOS-PAD and a KAOSSILATOR, both those are effects and a synth/sequencer, respectively -- and chiefly best for portable "scratchpad" kinds of uses, although the K-PAD is certainly performance-ready. I have a Roland SP-555 sampler/blah/blah/blah, which is great both in studio and for most performance environments -- and does some cool extra things like act as a USB audio-interface in a pinch (prefer FireWire) and also a USB-based MIDI pad controller -- but it won't run on batteries, period. The rest I used a real instruments or DAWs of various kinds.

I bet it's possible to pack a non-toy-esque sampler/looping and/or sequencing app into an iPhone. But I bet it will run about a $100 when someone does.
This isn't a sampler, it is a sequencer. Perhaps you just want something else for your production needs. I don't really do the sample thing.
I am a music producer and I can tell you this. I can scratch up my songs while sitting in the Doctor's office and then go to ableton or protools and do it up nicely. How is that not a good thing? I consider anything that helps me make music a pro app. All they really need is a midi exporter and you are set.
 

pooryou

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They updated the BeatPak app. Hopefully the updated app will be released by Apple soon. The new User Manual shows some new features.
 

diamond.g

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They updated the BeatPak app. Hopefully the updated app will be released by Apple soon. The new User Manual shows some new features.
They added global volume. And there looks to be some more options in the recording section of the pad interface.

I find that I just go to the sequencer and actually do my beats there. The pad interface and recording seems less intuitive to me (somehow).
 

Beats1

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Anyone know of third party beat packs for this. Like can you buy Dr.Dre beats or Timberland beat ect. like you can for MPC's.

This is the best app I could ever imagine! iPhone is the greatest.
 

hexonxonx

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Anyone know of third party beat packs for this. Like can you buy Dr.Dre beats or Timberland beat ect. like you can for MPC's.

This is the best app I could ever imagine! iPhone is the greatest.
Go to the website linked to on the homepage of the app. There are forums there where people are sharing beatmaker packs. Looks like there is some pretty good stuff there.