Beat-Machine updated – Primitive Digital Software’s iOS drum machine gets some fixes

As I posted just a couple of weeks ago, Primitive Digital Software's Beat-Machine got a fairly substantial update recently. It bought a number of new features including Ableton Link support and, bar support for the AU plugin format, got Beat-Machine up-to-date in terms of iOS music technology. As the app's (new) logo and name suggest, this is essentially a virtual drum machine featuring a series of drum pads, sample-based drum triggering and a pattern editor. Of course, the iTunes App Store … [Read more...]

Beat-Machine updated – Primitive Digital Software’s iOS drum machine bought up-to-date

I think it must be some sort of unofficial 'drum app week' this week as I seem to be covering a lot of iOS drum apps on the blog.....   the latest of which is Primitive Digital Software's Beat-Machine. It's a couple of years since I last looked at this app and today's update - which takes the app up to v.1.4 - is the first update since October 2014. It does look like a useful one though as it brings a number of new features and, bar support for the AU plugin format, beings Beat-Machine … [Read more...]

Beat-Machine updated – Primitive Digital Software’s iOS drum machine ready for iOS8

I took a quick look at Primitive Digital Software's iOS music app Beat-Machine a few weeks ago and, while it is not free, at UK£0.69, neither is it going to break the bank. As the app's logo and name suggest, this is essentially a virtual drum machine featuring a series of drum pads, sample-based drum triggering and a pattern editor. Of course, the iTunes App Store is not short of rather neat drum machine recreations. We have the excellent Funkbox, DM1, iMPC Pro, Boom 808!, Boom 909! and a … [Read more...]

Beat-Machine giveaway results – 10 winners of Primitive Digital Software’s iOS drum machine

I posted a news item a few days ago about a significant update to Primitive Digital Software's rather cute Beat-Machine virtual drum and rhythm app for iOS. As you might expect given both the name and the graphics, this is a virtual beat-box-style app and includes a nice s election of sample-based drum kits and allows you to program patterns based around those kits. The updated added all sorts of useful things; IAA support, State Saving in Audiobus 2, a 64-bit sound engine, a song mode for … [Read more...]

Beat-Machine giveaway – 10 copies of Primitive Digital Software’s iOS drum machine up for grabs

I posted a news item a couple of days ago about a significant update to Primitive Digital Software's rather cute Beat-Machine virtual drum and rhythm app for iOS. As you might expect given both the name and the graphics, this is a virtual beat-box-style app and includes a nice s election of sample-based drum kits and allows you to program patterns based around those kits. The updated added all sorts of useful things; IAA support, State Saving in Audiobus 2, a 64-bit sound engine, a song mode … [Read more...]