Intua Beatmaker 3. Full Circle
Check out youtube video here:
Listen to final track here:
*taken from YouTube description
"Been a minute since I've used Beatmaker (literally years). Most of you remember me from my BM2 vids which started back in 2011. So as soon as I heard about BM3 I got super excited again. This is kind of my first run / test of the app, I'm still playing around with it. But damn, this app is CRAZY, Intua did an amazing job. For the portability, price and everything you get, you literally cannot complain about this app at all. One thing I always preach is, it's not about the gear, it's about you, your ideas, and your creativity.
Hope you guys enjoyed this. I know it's been a long time but I'm definitely trying to get back into mobile music. My style has obviously changed and evolved over the past few years, so I wanted to bring back that throwback vibe to this one. Peace!"
Here is kind of a step by step on how the beat was made and which apps I used to create it.
- Recorded a chord progression using a patch from the Korg arp odyssey app directly into beatmakers sample lab
- Used Musix Pro app to use as my virtual midi keyboard to play the chord progression
- Chopped the chord progression into multiple slices and assigned each slice to separate pads
- Tweaked a few of the parameters like: saturation, levels and adsr
- Imported drums from my own personal sounds and laid down a drum pattern
- created a loop with the sample chops on top of the drum pattern, then laid down a bass line using the Poison-202 app
- Once I created a full 8 bar loop, I bounced all the stems and imported them into Cubasis app
- Created my sequence and mixed everything using the effects in Cubasis
- Once I completed my mix, I bounced it to Final Touch app
- This is the last step where I mastered my mix in Final Touch, then bounced the master to wav / mp3.
- Then exported the mp3 to my dropbox folder
It seems like a bit of a process but I am trying to elminate having to use Cubasis to mix my track. The reason for me choosing to use Cubasis over beatmaker to mix, is because I like there effects more. Also, if i wanted to add more layers and possibly do some timestretching, I prefer Cubasis. Having said that, I still believe BM3 is fully capable of doing everything within the app itself. I'm just still trying to figure out my workflow and how I'm going to accomplish that.
Hope this helped any of you out! Till the next one ya'll! Peace!
Apps used to make beat:
BeatMaker 3 by INTUA
ARP ODYSSEi by KORG INC.
Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer by Dmitrij Pavlov
Cubasis 2 - Mobile Music Creation System by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Final Touch - Audio Mastering and Post Production by Positive Grid Inc