BeatMaker 3 4+

The music production studio


    • 4.7 • 3.9K Ratings
    • $26.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Using macro controls keeps getting better !
Mapping your endless knobs with the incremental options makes editing values seamless and instantaneous.


BeatMaker brings unmatched efficiency and depth in an intuitive audio and MIDI workstation.
Look no further, the power of traditional desktop software and real hardware is now united into one single production studio.


Its streamlined workflow lets you perform and shape your ideas quickly and effectively, turning your instruments into full productions. Inspirational performance tools such as repeat, roll, swing, key scales & chords and macro controls will boost your creativity tenfold.
Take control of it all with your MIDI gear and the new smart binding system.


128 banks of 128 pads, where each one of them is a full-fledged instrument with multiple dimensions.

Record and chop live, assemble, mangle and resample: our state of the art sampling engine will sculpt your ideas, giving life to your instruments with a full modulation and layering system.
With ZPlane’s Elastique live stretch and pitch shift, adjust your loops and instruments to match the tempo or go experimental.
You can even integrate your favorite synth & effect apps with full AUv3 and IAA support.


The classic timeline based pattern & song editor gives all the modern sequencing features you‘d want to arrange complete tracks.
Adding to this foundation, the new flexible Scene Mode opens up opportunities for remixing and live performances, looping and arranging clips in new ways.

All the patterns, automations and sequencing tools are available right where you would expect.
Add audio tracks to the mix, stretch them, turn your arrangements into a complete masterpiece.

You can even play in sync with other software using Ableton Link.


The ever growing sound store will bring premium and exclusive content to your own library. The genius of our sound designers will enhance your productions instantly, whether you’re looking for a classic 808 bass or exploring new musical genres.


Multi-channel recording & input/output routing is now a reality with the support of USB audio interfaces. Fine-tune your mix with the modern mixing board: every track, every pad has its own channel with unlimited effects and up to 8 sends.
Add new depths to your sound with our palette of effects (internal or external AUv3/IAA).


Export your compositions and separated elements into single stems to share, re-use, re-work, re-master within a traditional studio setup

Read the full specs on !

- Works with 32-bits and 64-bits iPads.
- Native iPad Pro support
- iOS 9.3+ required
- Best experience on newer models
- iPhone version coming soon

▸ Documentation
- Full documentation and tutorials available at

What’s New

Version 3.0.15

BeatMaker 3 is constantly improving thanks to your feedback.
Please keep sending your suggestions on
Here is what to expect:

>>> 3.0.15

Added support for endless encoders with relative/incremental options in macro controls.
Improved splitting and merging of Patterns with automation data.
Improved automations of AUv3 plugin parameters.
Improved macro controls of AUv3 plugin parameters.
Fixed context switching when editing pattern automations.
Fixed CC6&38 issue for macro controls.
Overall stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

Dave Millions ,

Much needed update

The October 2020 update was much appreciated and has convinced me to return the MPC Live 2 that I was testing out. More than anything the additional stability has been appreciated. I tested out AUs to load my CPU usage to 100% and it didn’t crash; it just cut audio (as it should). I can only now request a few things. 1. MIDI AU routing within app. I know the developers have stated that with the current way it is implemented now it is impossible to have a midi AU placed before the keys in the app, but it would be really nice so that chord and arp AUs didn’t have to be loaded into Audiobus or another host to route audio. 2. Improved piano roll. Basic transposition, probability, etc. 3. Actual chord mode. The current chord mode is the only thing that I would call an outright joke in the app as it doesn’t offer the option to just play actual triads within key, 1-3-5-7, etc. It bases each chord on each note independently. Maybe collaborate with someone who makes chord AUs to make this? 4. PLEASE JUST ADD UNDO AND REDO AS MIDI MAPPABLE CONTROLS.

Other than that, like I said I like the app enough to make the MPC Live feel sluggish, arcane, and archaic. Between this stability update and the growing AU effects and synth market it really is incredible what can be done. Akai wishes they could get that much sound in such a small package.

moukeefe ,

Too much too soon

I just bought this app. I was a big fan and daily user of NanoStudio which I can now say, “back in the day”. Sadly, NanoStudio was rubbed out by apples merciless grindstone of progress and the app makers dropped the ball and NS2 which was to fallow never was released. So my quest began to find a replacement. I’m not fully confident in saying much about this choice other than there is a lot here and the workflow is going to take a bit to get my head around. I also don’t see a stand alone synth, which would be nice. I see that I can sample whatever synth I want and then alter that using t(e many included filters and FX. Oh yeah, the other reason and probably even more important to me was to find an app from which I can trigger Drums samples using velocity over note triggering. I just made that term up, seems to make sense. Example, I would like to trigger a snare on note D1. D1 would also contain velocity information, which it does, 16 levels I think, of velocity. I would then have the choice to place a different sampled articulation of that same snare on any of those levels and the velocity with which I hit my snare would trigger the corresponding articulated sample. I heard this app has this going on as well. I’ll get back and review it once I have a clue. So far, looks impressive, sounds great!

Big Shove ,


I’ve been waiting to make beats portable with PC quality on my IPad for a while. I’ve always been an FL Studio user on my PC, the IOS app is garbage lol. I have been using Beatmaker since Beatmaker 1, purchased Beatmaker 2, and now have Beatmaker 3, which is why I stopped using ,y PC btw. I was even able to, although not implemented yet, transfer my Beatmaker 2 files into Beatmaker 3 believe it or not!!! All this program needs is to be able to export the songs as .wav, .mp3 and files straight to my flashdrive, ie iXpand, or through the camera connection kit directly to a 3.0 USB Flashdrive without having to use iCloud or a PC, etc. Maybe you can make an app to do this or write it into Beatmaker 3 itself, then no producer on an idevice in his right mind would need any other program aside from this one to make a beat, put it on a drive, and put it in the car or take it to the studio for further developement. The Intua team gets no complaints from me, just a minor request lol😁, and thanks for the best beatmaker since the MPC 2000XL, in my opinion!!!

In-App Purchases

Neon Noir
Synth Wave inspired soundpack from ModeAudio
Grienkho Acid Footsteps
Grienkho's Acid house soundpack
MSXII The Fly Life
16 banks of soulful, lo-fi goodness by MSXII
Analog modular mini-kit
Sequences & Arps mini-kit
Ashes II
Second pack of our acclaimed Future Bass kits

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