Grooves at your fingers

DRUW Audio

    • 4.2 • 11 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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BEATSURFING transforms music production and performance.

With its movement-based approach, BEATSURFING opens the door to creative expression like never before in music creation. Quickly sketch out ideas, integrate them into your music and use your creations for a compelling live performance.

Get inspired
Looking for that perfect snare, or have you sampled the perfect kick?
Browse other producers’ instruments or layouts then tweak or replace samples with your own to get the sound you’re looking for.

This is only the beginning!
The app is currently in Early Access with a focus on Drum instruments. We are working hard to expand the functionality of BEATSURFING, from expanding the current Ableton link integration to integrating with all DAWS and controllers, we have many things coming soon.

- BEATSURFING EDITOR: Place, resize, and color instruments
- BEATSURFING BROWSER: Drag & Drop instruments/samples and play them
- BEATSURFING CONNECT: Create connections between instruments
- BEATSURFING MIXER: Mix instruments together
- BEATSURFING INSTRUMENT CATALOG: Some instruments are free and can be tweaked. Paymium instruments can be used as-is and be played. Unlocked users have access to all instrument parameters.
- ABLETON LINK: Link and sync with your DAW or favorite devices
- MIDI OUT: Control your favorite synths and drum machines with midi instruments
- SAMPLE IMPORT: Import your own samples
- SAMPLE TRIM: Keep the part of the sample you want
- INSTRUMENT PRESETS: Use the existing presets or create your own
- Performance Looper with multiple layers
- Apply custom images to individual pads

- New instruments are added every month
- AUV3 Host
- AUV3 Plug-in
- Customize and design interactions between instruments
- Midi In (play with external controller)
- Melody based instruments
- More visual customization
- Additional effects and filters

BEATSURFING does not have subscriptions, we decided to keep it easy:
- Free install and use of the software with access to 5 editable instruments.
- A one-time In-App Purchase for the full app + 12 months of instruments and feature add-ons to keep forever. (And bug fixes for life)
- After 12 months, upgrade to get the next 12 months of instruments and features. You choose whether and when to upgrade.

Have questions or ideas? We want to hear your thoughts. Reach out to and let us know what you would like to see!

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What’s New

Version 1.0.31

- New 'Counter' instrument
- New map using this instrument

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

fhdkhdsjkf ,

A date with destiny (or something)

Longtime Playground admirer who has just bought this on the basis that along with all the coolness this app allows it will also, surely, soon, offer some kind of au3 or even IAA connectivity. I leave this here to return to in celebration. Hopefully :)

Developer Response ,

Done! Update just hit the store with Auv3 plug in support. Enjoy :)

#Atilloreal2003 ,

Something that should be straightforward

Unfortunately i have to right this review as a warning. I saw a new map in latest update but didn’t see it after updating. Restarted ipad still did not see new map. Deleted and reinstalled the update but made the mistake of purchasing this years upgrade before doing so. After the reinstall the new map showed up but restore purchase did not work. After several reinstalls and reboots still nothing.

Apple will not refund me $20. It’s been a week and nothing from the devs about how to resolve this. That’s money i should have spent on other music apps to use in my music production while out of country on vacation. So consider this my donation to you guys. Is this experience going to make me wanna purchase more music apps from the app store or upgrade BS2 in the future? Nahhhhhh, i’m good.

xxCheckmatexx ,

Update! No AU or IAA is very limiting

This is a truly unique and customizable instrument/drum machine! At first glance it looks confusing but the tutorial vid is well thought out and gives insight on how to play it. After a minute or two it’s very addicting and I have so many ideas to incorporat this into my work…. BUT the lack of basic Audio Unit and IAA support on an Apple device keeps it on the shelf for me.

Update: So for the responsive Devs (thank you!) reply AU and IAA functionality (very limited) has been added BUT the app crashes immediately when loading a map. I have yet to test the functionality due to a crashing version that is basically unusable.

Developer Response ,

Just added AUv3, the update is live today. Hope it comes off the shelf now :)

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