Bebot is a musical instrument that anyone can play. Instead of a keyboard, it has an easy-to-use touch control system. And it's all built into a friendly animated robot, who performs your music while you play.
Although it looks simple on the outside, inside is a powerful synth engine which lets you create and edit your own sounds and apply effects. The controls are easy to use, making it fun to tinker and experiment with sound. If you just want to get playing, there's also a wide selection of preset sounds.
The touch control system lets you lock in a scale so that you'll never play a wrong note, which makes it easy to play, even on your iPhone. It's polyphonic, which means you can use multiple fingers at once to play chords and harmonies. Plus, you can perform sweeping slides and expressive gestures that would be practically impossible on a regular keyboard.
While it's designed to be simple and fun, that doesn't mean it's only for beginners. Bebot has been used both on stage and in the studio by accomplished musicians and performers including Dream Theater, How To Destroy Angels and The Flaming Lips.
To see and hear Bebot in action, check out the demo videos at normalware.com, including a walkthrough demo by keyboard wizard Jordan Rudess.
Now with Audiobus and Inter-App Audio, you can connect Bebot to other apps such as GarageBand to record, multitrack and add effects, making Bebot more versatile and useful than ever. For more information about Audiobus, visit http://audiob.us/
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
- 64-bit compatibility
- Audiobus 3 support
- Bug fixes and minor improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Hi some major problems on iPhoneX blocking all gestures and no way to get back on home screen. Please fix my favourite fun synth ;)
Time for an update
Love it for its simplicity. Needs an update in 2020
My immediate reaction to Bebot was: "why on Earth would I want a singing robot on my iPhone?" After one glance at a screenshot and that adorable little guy, I amended my question. Why on Earth *wouldn't* I?
Bebot is a simple application with a very specific purpose, but it pulls it off with so much charm that it's hard to fault. In its default settings, it's essentially a virtual theremin. Yet when that lovely hand-drawn robot leans back and forward with the pitch, it simply *works*.
Bebot is, first and foremost, a terrific demonstration of the system's "fun" side. My 5-year-old cousin had an absolute blast with this, and adult friends (after spending some time trying to get the robot singing along with The B-52s' "Rock Lobster" in three-part harmony) all walked away craving their own iPhone.
I've been meaning to review this app for some time. At first I was concerned with the difficulty of hitting the right note, which limited its functionality as a musical tool. Since then, however, the developer has made several substantial improvements, including several autotune modes, a note grid AND specific control over the musical scale. For a "mere" novelty app, the continued support for the product is impressive to say the least.
Enough babbling. I don't need words to recommend Bebot. Just flick through the screenshots. Can you really say no to that face?
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- Russell Black
- 11.2 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Normalware
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