Nord Beat 3 is a free 6-track CoreMIDI Step Sequencer for iPad and a perfect companion for the Nord Drum 3P and Nord Drum 2 Modeling Percussion Synthesizers.
It can also be used with any external MIDI drum module, synth or sampler (or even other iPads app via Virtual MIDI).
- 8 Patterns
- 3 Velocity levels
- Velocity faders
- Adjustable pattern length (1-16)
- Copy/Paste patterns
- Flexible cueing system
- Step modifiers for Flam, 32th and 32 triplet notes
- Mute button for each track
- Tap Tempo
- Pad mode with velocity zones
- Load/Save song
- MIDI Setup (Channel/Note number)
- Flexible MIDI input/output routing
- Virtual MIDI support
Nord Beat 3 requires a CoreMIDI compatible MIDI interface.
See the Nord Beat app in action with the Nord Drum 2 here:
Please observe that Nord Beat does not produce audio on its own. It is a MIDI sequencer that sends MIDI messages to a CoreMIDI destination.
iOS 11 compatibility added and bugfix related to BPM when synchronizing to MIDI Clock.
Ratings and Reviews
This app worked straight away, no need for any set. Great app, extremely simple, would be perfect for live or studio applications. I would easily pay for this.
Nord's Drum and Drum 2 are fantastic synths and this app is fun for experimenting with beats and textures. I would really like to see a chromatic mode to take advantage of the ND2 hardware, even just one or two chromatic channels would allow complete techno bangers to be produced!
Love those Swedes... Again, ND2 is the best drum synth known to man, read up people, the Red Box rules!
Great little app with some nice features and displaying the qualities we expect from Nord products. I was soon driving beats through Modrum over virtual MIDI with the minimum amount of setup required. Fantastic, FREE (currently) and it will be nice to see how this develops. The addition of background audio would be a bonus :-)
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.