Intua BeatMaker 2 Now Available

Mobile Production Workstation For The iPhone      06/02/11

Intua has announced that BeatMaker 2, which they describe as 'the most advanced mobile music workstation', is now available. 

Here's a rundown of the features in BeatMaker 2:


  • Create multiple instruments with Drum Machine or Keyboard interface
  • 10 effect units to choose from: Reverb, Compressor, Filter, Delay, EQ, Flanger, Chorus, AutoPan, BitCrusher, Overdrive.
  • 3 effect slots for each instrument, unlimited global effect racks
  • Customizable Cross Controller for all effects, to manipulate multiple parameters at once


  • Up to 128 trigger pads: 16 pads over 8 different 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 with cutoff and resonance control
  • Choose between various pad trigger modes: one-shot, hold & loop
  • Customizable envelope (ADSR) control for each pad
  • Exclusive groups and polyphony management
  • "Live" modes: trigger, mute, reverse, velocity and tune spreading.


  • 128 keys keyboard with pitch wheel with 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 cutoff, resonance and key tracking
  • 2 LFOs with customizable amplitude, offset and rate (synchronizable), controlling volume, pitch and filter parameters
  • Polyphony control, with up to 32 voices per keyboard sampler
  • Legato play mode with customizable glide
  • Keygroup controls: volume, pan, semitones, fine-tune, reverse and one-shot, hold, hold & loop trigger modes


  • Create unlimited instrument 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.


  • Full-fledged wave editor with intuitive pinch and selection for manipulating samples
  • Basic edition tools: trim, cut, copy, paste, with 8 levels 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 device microphone or plugged instrument
  • Loop points and tempo/signature editor


  • Realistic multi-track mixer with level meters
  • Edit volume, pan, solo, mute and bus routing features for individual tracks


  • 68 Drum Machine presets from all genres
  • 111 Keyboard Sampler presets, from synthesizers to realistic orchestral instruments.


  • Export your songs to Audio or MIDI files
  • Transfer and manage your files from your computer using the integrated FTP server
  • Import any songs from your iPod library to create new remixes
  • Upload your songs directly to your SoundCloud account
  • Share audio content with more than 20 other music applications using the iOS pasteboard
  • Supports BeatMaker 1 kits and projects
  • Fully supports Retina display
  • Native iPad version coming soon as a free update

Pricing and Availability

 BeatMaker 2 is available now for US $19.99.


James Lewin
Twitter @podcasting_news

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