Beat Scholar 4+


    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Beat Scholar is fresh take on rhythm composers and drum machines.

It presents a new way to compose rhythm, allowing you to manipulate measures and subdivisions with unparalleled ease. Beat Scholar comes equipped with a robust sampler, built in effects, MIDI features, pattern triggering and just about everything you need to
explore the world of rhythm with outstanding depth, style and leisure.

Innovative beat making platform with features never before seen in drum machines and rhythmic composers:

- Presents a unique & intuitive way to explore subdivisions, measures & create drum patterns.
- Divide beats into up to 42 slices and combine multiple drums on the same beat! Quintuplets & Triplets on the same pattern? No problem. Play 35 kicks on a ¼ note? psh... easy!
- Any drum can be placed anywhere! the ultimate percussive-playground.
- Over 250 carefully curated samples, from classic drum machines & acoustic samples to synthesized drums hand-crafted especially for Beat Scholar
- Load your own samples with an easy drag n' drop interface.
- Built-in FX section to get you started quickly.
- Easy midi file export - drag directly from the plugin's interface to your DAW.
- Use Beat Scholar to output midi to any instrument or even to hardware drum machines!
- Standalone, Plugin & MIDI FX Formats Included.
- Mac Intel & M1 Native.

What’s New

Version 1.4.16

Fixed an issue when the randomizer slice selection would not be clickable

Ratings and Reviews

Herman Muenster ,

Incredible for intentional rhythm programming

Already a fan of the PC plugin, this allows my iPad to take a bigger role with my hardware and AUv3s.
Really fills a niche too in that there’s not much like it that lets you intentionally program feel on the AUv3 MIDI side.
Feature suggestion:
Custom MIDI CC layers in separate lanes.
Would be amazing to control say, amp decay on a drum machine!

mehrathernot ,

Best drum app for iOS

Don’t hesitate. Buy this app. If it is on sale, buy this. It is the best drum machine you can find for iOS and perhaps as a plugin overall. Two things that need some work are the menu saving and presets. Changing from MIDI is also sometimes hit and miss as the keyboard doesn’t correspond to the patterns. The menu save can’t be deleted so you must save to a file which is very tedious. Also the presets could get some updates or some user exchange library because the good presets are for TRAP, and I hoped for more genres considering what this app can do. I also don’t like that sometimes it will crash a DAW if it doesn’t like loading a preset from a file. So I hope this helps the dev constructively, and I will upgrade and update this to 5 stars as it gets more updates/upgrades because it is 5 star worthy. It just came out for iOS so I give this awesome dev time to work on it as they already fixed some crashes. Great work and again BUY THIS APP.

G e r e m y ,

This is the greatest

I only think of beats in terms of Pizzas now. The preset patterns extremely varied, amazing, and worth the price alone. I highly recommend this app.

App Privacy

The developer, Modalics, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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