Sub-forum for discussion about the DAWs and mobile apps that you use with your MPCs
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By v00d00ppl Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:43 pm
Recife update added to Korg gadget. 16 pad drum sampler. I'll let you know how it is when I get home.
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By distortedtekno Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:04 pm
v00d00ppl wrote:Recife update added to Korg gadget. 16 pad drum sampler. I'll let you know how it is when I get home.

It's only a drum module, not a sampler. I compared it with Bilbao. The difference is Bilbao imports samples. Recife doesn't.
Recife has a repeat function. Bilbao doesn't.
Seems rather disappointing. They should've just added a repeat function in Bilbao and been done with it. But on the more positive side, we have Zurich and Rosario. Now all I need is an audio interface.
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By Lampdog Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:05 am
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By Wormhelmet Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:17 am
I've been using Beatmaker 2 with external gear with no problems. Enpty keyboard presets, set to various midi channels, midi out to powered kenton 1 in, 5 out thru box, out to Virus Ti, Quasimidi Polymorph, Waldorf Blofeld. Sequence on multiple midi channels, plus drum sampler.

Lots of potential. New BM3 features are already looking like they'll stomp new MPC 2.0

Running on my Air 2, 128gb, it could easily become my new 2017 centerpiece of the studio. Better yet though - it can run right alongside my mv8800 and use the mv as the 16 pad controller for it. Best of hardware and touch enabled software and both sets of features can be used midi synced.

BM2 already has been the best multitimbral iOS app for a long time. Not sure if ok to post it all up here, but specs are (from :

"Core functionalities and specifications
Paris, 31st January, 2017: We’re happy to officially announces the upcoming Q2 release of our new iOS app BeatMaker 3 !

BeatMaker 3’s digital audio workstation provides versatility ideal for both on-the-go production and more complex MIDI/audio studio setups. Suited for both amateurs and professional users, BeatMaker 3 emphasises the strengths of its critically acclaimed predecessors while taking the future of music composition to the next level.

BeatMaker 3’s ability to integrate with both MIDI hardware and the music app ecosystem makes it a powerful tool in any musician’s arsenal. In anticipation of launch, a series of screenshots of the soon-to-be-released app’s UI we’re posted recently on the company website. Additionally, a list of partial features confirmed in the forthcoming app includes:

Main functionalities

Compose with high quality instruments & loops, integrated in a powerful and streamlined DAW
Design your own instruments using a state of the art sampling engine with unmatched modularity (multi-layer, live slice mode, realtime time-stretching/pitch-shifting, Audio Units V3/IAA, full modulation system, …)
Powerful integration of MIDI hardware to control the app and its instruments in a unique way (MIDI actions, parameter macros, …)
Arrange songs with instruments & audio tracks
Play live, remix or sketch ideas with a powerful scene mode
Export, share, and expand your library with soundpacks designed by the best sound design companies


BeatMaker 3 has eight banks of 128 pads. Each pad is now a full-fledged instrument running a state of the art multi-layered sampler engine, with additional IAA/Audio Unit V3 hosting. Additionally, audio tracks and can be added to the mix, for recording and playback of audio clips. Up to eight aux tracks can be added for even more complex routing.

Per Pad

Multi-layered sampler
Optional Audio Unit (AUv3/IAA), used simultaneously with the sampler
Mixer channel, with volume, pan, mute, solo and eight sends
Unlimited number of effects
Link & choke groups
Audio output routing
Swing mode
Per Bank

Hosts up to 128 pads, with 16/64 pads mode
Sequencer track
Mixer channel, with volume, pan, mute, solo and eight sends
Unlimited number of effects
Output to the main mix or a specific audio hardware output
Up 16 macro controls with additional X/Y controller
MIDI input / output
Swing mode
The sampler

Multi-layered sampler
Per layer up to 4 voice effects
Per layer modulation of parameters, with ratio. Available modulators: AHDSR, LFO, MIDI, Random S&H, 64-steps mod, and more to come
Per layer trigger mode: one-shot, hold, on release
Per sample loop type: none / forward / alternated
Sample cross-fading with bending control
Per layer 64 voices polyphony, with optional mono & polyphonic portamento;
Sample Disk streaming support
Live time-stretch & pitch-shift with Elastique v3 algorithm
Tempo detection
Slice mode for live chopping of samples, with transient detection, split, divide, different play modes, slice fading in & out
Reverse playback, semitone & fine-tune controls;
Gain, pan, saturation;
Full fledged sample editor
Intuitive mapping editor to create your own instruments
Host an external Audio Unit plugin simultaneously with the sampling engine;
inline recorder that can record from any external audio inputs or from any BM3 internal buses (outputs, banks, pads, audio tracks, AUX tracks…), bringing easy and quick resampling.
Slicing exports to layers or pads (up to 128);
Internal recorder and resampler


Sixteen macros are bound to each track inside BM3. This means each bank, output, audio & aux track has its own set of 16 macros. This is particularly interesting for Banks because this means bank presets can be saved with a chain of effects and macros as well. Macros can control multiple parameters at once from banks, pads, layers, effects, etc

Focus actions

BeatMaker 3 can be controlled in an unique way by one or multiple MIDI controllers, using MIDI notes and CC’s.

Available actions

Trigger pad 1-16 (or 64 with optional 64 pads device mode);
Pad modes switching: select, scene, mute, solo, keys
Macro control 1-16
Bank select, prev / next switching
Octave up, octave down, page up, page down for pads pages, scenes, etc.
Transport play / pause / stop / record / backward / forward / loop / metronome;
Repeat mode
Focus actions templates can be saved, loaded and shared easily.


You will find the traditional, timeline based sequencer, exactly like BM2 with an improved workflow and set of tools. To extend the creation capabilities, we’ve added a “scene” mode, where you can quickly create, assemble and play with patterns. A scene hosts multiple track patterns that can be triggered at once, using a specified quantization. It is also possible to individually trigger a pattern from outside the currently playing scene.

The combination of both SONG and SCENE mode is pretty powerful and opens up possibilities for live performances and more traditional sequencing.


Access the effect chain of any track by simply selecting the track (bank, output, aux, pad…) from the user interface or by manually selecting it. If you want to lock the selection on a specific track, toggle the “lock” icon.

You can insert any number of effects on a track. Remember that you can use macro controls to bind multiple parameters at once, from the effects, mixer, or even the sampler.

Effects presets load/save. Move effect up/down the chain.

Available effects

external Audio Unit plugin (IAA, AUv3);
bit crusher;
filtered delay with optional sync mode;
dynamics processor (compressor/limiter/expander) with side-chaining;
one-band SV filter;
six-band (parametric) SV filter;
modulation delay (flanger/chorus/vibrato);
two reverbs;
stereo delay with filter and optional sync modes;
stereo widener.

Audio export

Single or multi-track export
16, 24 or 32bits


Sharing to other iOS apps like Mail, Airdrop, Google Drive, iCloud and other compatible applications. You can even select multiple files and BeatMaker 3 will archive them for you.
Music library import, iTunes USB transfer.
Dropbox browser.
BeatMaker 3 files (ZIP files, sessions, bank presets, samples, MIDI files, etc.) can be opened from other apps."

If they are still on schedule, we should see it this quarter!
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By Lampdog Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:58 am
....and then there are some people who still believe in iMPC.

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By inflict3 Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:52 am
I've been sooooo stoked for BM3 to come out that I check their site almost every
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By inflict3 Mon May 15, 2017 2:43 am
Still waiting on BM3. Hopefully not too much longer now
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By Lampdog Mon May 15, 2017 4:05 pm
Also waiting. Been playing the hello outta Nier Automata and I am hearing soooo many samples (game music and effects) that I wanna "BM'ize".

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By Lampdog Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:38 am
This app is a heavy hitter.




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By Coz Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:17 am
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By JUKE 179r Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:17 pm
Lampdog wrote:This app is a heavy hitter.





I'll have to snag this one. Cheers Lamp!
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By inflict3 Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:09 am
bm3 just got announced for july15!!!