Beat Station - Drum Machine 4+

Drum Loops & Metronome

Sonar Multimedia

    • 4.5 • 418 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



This update contains bug fixes and stability improvements.

The Beat Station is a rhythm machine for practicing guitar, bass, keyboard, or any type of instrument, and also brings to production and live performance the ease of not requiring live drums and a drummer. You can control verse, chorus, transition, fill, intro, and outro sections using different modes of operation. Connect Bluetooth MIDI Pedalboard lets you control all sections hands-free. When you hear the rhythm patterns and start to control them live, it is truly like a versatile drummer playing along with you.

Easily play rhythm patterns with loop pads. Each rhythm style includes 12 rhythm patterns: intro, verse, chorus, six fills, two transitions, and outro. You can switch rhythm patterns in real-time as needed during your performance.

You can use the Pedal mode to play rhythm patterns with four footswitches. By using a Bluetooth MIDI pedalboard, you can perform operational tasks without having to take your hands off of your instrument.

You can connect rhythm patterns to create a complete drum track that's appropriate for your own song, and play it automatically.

• 6 ultra-realistic drum sets
• Over 1700 drum loops, 136 rhythm styles in 15 genres
• Easily play rhythm patterns with three modes
• Inter-App Audio support
• Audio background mode
• Export your songs as audio files
• Full MIDI implementation
• MIDI Controller support
• MIDI Learn
• Send MIDI to DAW or other apps
• Ableton Link integration
• Keep your projects up to date across all devices using iCloud


Beat Station Pro Subscription
- Get All Genres of Rhythm (Over 1700 Drum Loops)
- Unlimited Projects
- Export Audio
- MIDI Output

• $2.99(USD)/Month 
• $22.99(USD)/Year

Payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase.


What’s New

Version 3.1.6

This update contains bug fixes and stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
418 Ratings

418 Ratings

R.Fitzwell ,

Beat buddy for iPhone

This drum app is fantastic! Super easy to cut and paste the individual drum sequence parts to make a song! The free version lets you learn how to use the app for only a few hours though. But, the subscription is worth it. You can paste up to 15 different drum parts for your song.. Main A&B, 3 different fills for A&B, transition fills for each, stand alone hi-hats, an accent beat, and empty space.
You can connect a Bluetooth midi controller to operate a sequence with a trigger for A&B main, transition, fills, and intro/outro with the start and end of the midi controlled jam. There are many genre of styles to choose from and each has several different beats to choose from.
The only downside that I can see at this time ( been using less than 24 hours) is the inability to pick a drum kit ( 1 of 6 ) and program your own sequence piece by piece.
If you mixed a few attributes of rock drum machine ( like beat making from scratch, EQ & a few others ) with this app… I think you’d have the perfect drum machine.
It would actually be better than a beat buddy pedal and a lot cheaper.
Give the pro version a try for 7 days, if you don’t like it, cancel. It’s $2.99 a month of you don’t cancel, or $23 a year, and I think there’s a lifetime option for $50.

da_bumbum ,

All in all

I really love this app, it is 100% worth the yearly payment and I don't regret it one bit.
The endless creativity just juices my brain to continue to use it for my own music. It's different beats and rhythms allow for a multitude of styles and different feels. I also love the tons of genres you can mess around with.

Is there any way to change the tempo per part?
If I had my song set for main A and fill A at 170, how do I have either so my later parts become a faster/slower tempo? And or is there a way to change the style during the song to a different genre? Example having half the song set for punk beats then switching to blues or pop, etc?

If it is not a function please add it, it would make this app unstoppable for us that like to make songs on the go without our DAWS


Brad Wis ,

So much you can do!

Take time to explore every nook and cranny of this app! I’ve had this app for over two years and just today discovered all it has to offer. At first I thought it was only an app that provided different styled drum beats, never realized there were tabs in the bottom right to switch to different screens that serve different purposes. If you know a type of song you wanted to make you could 100% make it in this app! But my favorite part hands down has to be the looper. You can record using ur phones mic, click one button and endlessly listen to a flawless loop, hard to even tell when it restarts. This app has a better/easier looper to use than the $200 BOSS looper pedal I had. Y’all killed it with this app, just wish I noticed 2 years ago lol


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