Thanks to the people who pointed this out to me in emails and sorry it took so long to post. If you haven’t seen it as yet then these are the details of BM2 from Intua. I can’t see how they could get this out before Christmas as I’ve heard from other developers that the iTunes back end for devs is now closed for a few days so price changes and releases stop from today for a few days.

Anyway, hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to see this for real. Here are the details:

STUDIO

  • Create multiple instruments with 2 different interfaces: Drum or Keyboard sampler.
  • Each instrument can be enhanced with 3 insert effects.
  • Create additional effect busses with 3 other insert effects to group your instrument outputs.
  • 10 effect units available : Autopan, Bitcrusher, Chorus, Compressor, Delay, Overdrive, Equalizer, Flanger, Filter, Reverb

DRUM SAMPLER

  • 128 trigger pads: 16 X 8 different banks
  • Ability to load presets directly into banks
  • Chop lab : Slice loops and create new chop presets
  • Polyphony control, up to 32 voices per drum sampler
  • Mix controls : volume, pan, mute, output bus
  • Tune controls : semitones, fine tuning, reverse and auto scaling
  • Low pass and high pass filter per pad with cutoff and resonance controls
  • Trigger modes : one-shot , hold , hold & loop, plus customizable ADSR per pad
  • Exclusive groups and per pad polyphony control for improving drum patterns
  • Live mute and reverse modes, plus velocity and tune spreading
  • Multi-selection tool for editing multiple parameters at once

KEYBOARD SAMPLER

  • 128 keys keyboard with pitch wheel, double keyboard, note display and zoom controls
  • Polyphony control, with up to 32 voices per keyboard sampler, plus legato mode with glide time
  • Volume and filter ADSR envelopes
  • Low pass and high pass filter with cutoff, resonance and key tracking
  • 2 LFO’s with customizable amplitude, offset and rate (synchronizable), for controlling volume, pitch and filter parameters
  • Create new instruments easily with the keygroup editor
  • Keygroup controls: volume, pan, semitones, fine-tune, reverse and one-shot, hold, hold & loop trigger modes

MULTI-TRACK SEQUENCER

  • Create and affect as many tracks as you want for your instruments and effect busses.
  • Automations:
  • Each instrument volume, pan, and pitch
  • Each instantiated effect
  • Recording options:
  • Quantizeable from 1/8 to 1/96
  • Undo all take or partial (one note at a time)
  • Pre roll (1 to 4 bars)
  • Overdub
  • Note erasing

MIXER

  • Realistic multi track mixer with level meters, volume, pan, solo, mute and bus routing features

SHARING

  • BeatSync : Transfer your files from your computer directly into your device using the bundled FTP server
  • Direct SoundCloud export
  • Share audio content with 20+ music apps using the iOS pasteboard
  • iPod song import for remixing tracks from your library

WAVE EDITOR

  • Full fledged wave editor with intuitive pinch and selection for manipulating samples
  • Basic edition tools: trim, cut, copy, paste, with 8 levels undo/redo
  • Loop points and tempo/signature editor
  • Capture new samples from device microphone
  • High quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithm
  • Audio tools: normalize, silence, reverse, fade in and out, cross-fade

MORE

  • User friendly file browser and manager, with sample, preset and project tagging for quick lookup
  • High quality drum and keyboard presets, along with the original BM1 sound bank.
  • Fully supports Retina display
  • Native iPad version coming soon as a free update

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13 comments

  1. looks nice – the chopping functions are the one thing that, IMO, kept BeatMaker in the game after NanoStudio dropped. Will be interested to see what happens with BM2!

  2. Wow, that still hasn't been released!?!! Nanostudio is the business anyway. I have to agree with the first post, that forum is a terrible place to visit most times and intua hasn't updated bm1 in like a year+.

  3. Well worth waiting for. Look at that list of features! I like Nanostudio but the drum side of things- including the part editing side, I felt was a bit of a letdown (I have been spoilt slightly- having owned, and still own, a yamaha ry30, so having to audio paste sounds from another iapp within my iPhone is beginning to become a bit of a chore). I think blipinteractive will have to stay on top by doing a complete redesign on the existing app, but it will be worth it.

  4. I don't understand why developers put effort into this multisample stuff – how many people are really going to sit there on an iphone meticulously constructing their own multisampled cello?

    Probably most people's use of this is going to start and end with whatever multisamples are in the presets.

    I'd rather see more creative approaches to sampling – granular synthesis, flexible looping, envelopes, efficient resampling, more banks…

  5. “I don't understand why developers put effort into this multisample stuff – how many people are really going to sit there on an iphone meticulously constructing their own multisampled cello?”

    You'd be surprised. The problem with the output of the iPhone (and it was also the same with the Palm), is that it's quality is so good, that it is difficult to differentiate between a PDA device and a fully blown PC workstation. Therefore there is a tenancy for anything made on a PDA to sound cheap. I think multi-sampling is a great addition, and it's something I already miss on Nanostudio.

    I do though agree with the lousy attitude on the BM forum. Blipinteractive certainly have the edge here, which means that the next Nanostudio update really will be worth holding on for. 🙂

  6. @Beat

    from the post you are responding to:
    “Native iPad version coming soon as a free update”

    Not reading the complete post, yet commenting on it twice? Triple FAIL.

  7. “The problem with the output of the iPhone (and it was also the same with the Palm), is that it's quality is so good, that it is difficult to differentiate between a PDA device and a fully blown PC workstation. Therefore there is a tenancy for anything made on a PDA to sound cheap…”

    Am I reading this incorrectly, or does this sentence contradict itself? Please rephrase.

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