Ninebuzz, developers of some fine guitar apps for the iPhone (i.e Guitar Jam Tracks – Scale Trainer) has just released Beats+, a multi-genre drum loops app for all (aspiring) musicians.
BEATS+ is a simple and fun collection of drum loops for stress-free jamming and songwriting accompaniment. No assembly required! Ranging from 1 to 4 bars in length, these loops are great for casual practice or exploring song ideas. Plug into Hi-Fi speakers for the best sound (or just play right from your iPhone!).
The app comes with over 50 drum beats created by a professional drummer, including loops in the Pop-rock, blues, jazz, and R&B categories. A one-touch tempo control also lets you easily adjust the tempo from 60 – 190 BPM. A simple enough app for sure, but having these beats accompany your jam session is pretty awesome – especially for only a buck. If only apps like this existed a few years back, I may have saved myself $200 with the M-Audio Blackbox. Take a look at the cool demo video of Beats+ after the break.
Ninebuzz Software, Beats+, – $0.99
★ BEATS+ is a simple and fun collection of drum loops for stress-free jamming and songwriting accompaniment. No assembly required! Ranging from 1 to 4 bars in length, these loops are great for casual practice or exploring song ideas. Plug into Hi-Fi speakers for the best sound (or just play right from your iPhone!).
★ KNOWN BUGS (fix coming ASAP!):
Two beats currently don’t loop properly
1) Pop-Rock/ Tom Thumper
2) Starter Pack/ Jazz Fusion Groove
✓ Gorgeous, Simple Design
✓ Over 50 Drum Loops (Various styles)
✓ Beat Pack Store (coming soon)
✓ Includes “Hit Song” Pack
(remakes of beats from 12 chart-topping songs)
✓ Easy Tempo Changer (60-190BPM, intervals of 10BPM)
✓ Loud and Clear Sound (Professionally Mastered)
✓ Save Favorites
✓ Randomizer Button
✓ AirPlay & Multitasking-enabled
HOW IT WORKS:
1) Tap a beat to start playing.
2) Tap ‘Tempo’ to change the speed.
3) Tap ‘Star’ icon to save a favorite beat.
★ WHY IS THIS APP UNIQUE?
Beats+ was created for those who simply need great beats fast without fiddling with machines or waiting on a human. The app store has plenty of drumkit simulator apps, as well as more complex beat-making apps – but for the musicians who just want great beats on-demand, there were no serious options – until now. And unlike other ‘instant drum’ programs or loops, Beats+ has been optimized for ease of use and creative accompaniment.
★ A VARIETY OF BEATS
Beats+ ships with 50+ loops created by a professional drummer and offers out of the box accompaniment for almost any types of music imaginable. Expandable packs cover even more ground with more genre variations, niche collections, or lesson specific offerings.
★ EASY TEMPO CONTROL
One-touch tempo adjustment. Each beat is sampled at the following speeds:
★ TWO WAYS TO PLAY
1) Tap a beat name to play.
2) Tap the ‘Randomizer’ to quickly audition random beats. (Great for fresh inspiration!)
★ BEAT PACKS INCLUDED:
✓ STARTER PACK:
A collection of 16 must-have drum beats spanning rock, blues, jazz, as well as artificial. Think of this as the ‘Pack of All Trades’.
✓ HIT SONGS 1:
12 beats modeled after some of the most popular and easily recognizable songs ever recorded. Perfect for playing along to the hits or making entirely new creations!
✓ POP-ROCK 1:
Whether you’re looking to write your next hit song or just add spice to your practice, this pack offers 22 fun and versatile beats.
✓ R&B ESSENTIALS 1:
From slow jams to phat monster grooves, this pack is perfect for keeping things fresh and funky with 14 fantastically useful beats.
★ HIGHLY EXPANDABLE W/ ‘BEAT PACKS’
Add to your collection of loops with a growing selection of both free an paid content. Capture an entire genre, vibe, or specialty with a collection of beats that is as endless as your imagination!
Got an idea for a pack? Let’s us know and we will create it!
★ AUDIO TIPS
For best sound quality connect your iOS device to external speakers (such as a sound dock, stereo, computer, etc). Keep your device at 80% max volume to prevent distortion.