I’ve been using a couple of the Radar Beats apps for a little while now, and they are growing on me. Why? Well mainly because I really like interesting interfaces which allow you to something interesting with drums and drum sounds.
Radar Beats gives you the ability to create drum patterns in a very non-standard way. No grid to populate, nothing even similar. Instead you place ‘radars’ on the screen that interact with drum sounds that drag into their path. You can put multiple radars on the screen that run at different speeds and add radars that create effects on individual drum sounds. Radars for filters and pitch delay and a variety of others.
Using all these different radars can build up a quite unique drum pattern and alter the drum sounds that come with the app.
Radar beats is quite a tangent on other seemingly similar interface ideas. But it works in a way that I hadn’t thought of and one that makes me work with patterns in a different way.
I’ve found these apps a lot of fun to play with and I think I’ve lost more time than I intended using the apps.
They are certainly worth checking out if you’re into beat patterns and unique interfaces.