Playbeat is a creative groove randomizer plugin that generates beats and patterns for you.
Unlike an ordinary step sequencer, Playbeat creates patterns using algorithmic and random procedures for generating notes by combining Steps, Pitch and Volume.

Load, or import your own sounds and generate up to four patterns simultaneously to get polyrhythms. You can generate as many patterns as you want and never get the same one twice. That's because there is essentially an infinite number of different possible combinations.

New ways of creating grooves help to break new ground in music and sound design
Quick-fire Unique Rhythm patterns and discover New ways of creating beats on the spot.

Playbeat has been designed to promote music creation both in studio and live performance with a simple and convenient user interface. Endlessly variable and Endlessly interesting.

Playbeat comes as standalone, IAA and AUv3 Plugin so you can use it in your favorite hosts with multiple instances of it at once and supports Ableton Link for tight sync between apps on the same network and MIDI Support.

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

• Save States Fix

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

polarpaul ,

Fast Beat Making

Being able to easily import samples directly into the app where you can focus on a range of pitch, volume, and timing in conjunction with randomization works well. You can also get melodic elements into the mix too. Having everything on one screen enhances the straight forward workflow of the app. Being able to group sounds together in an AUv3 instance let’s you add effects that makes sonic sense.

anickt ,

Great App!

There was an issue with state saving. The dev was right on it and it’s back to butter! Works great in NS2, my usual host app. Thanks!

This app was pretty cool when it first came out. Recent updates from a very receptive dev have made a real go-to for anything from percussion pieces to random melodies. They have a cool app in Riffr also. Get them both!

Guitar Autodidact ,

Thanks for the fast update fix

Great app after the speedy remediation with the update! The only thing to fix is the saving of samples with the presets! Thanks for the fast fix!

Elaborating for the dev: Your file/preset saving system is counter intuitive and it does not save the samples with the preset files...

Developer Response ,

Hello, we have now published an update that fixes this small issue on some iPhone models. Please update the App to the latest 1.1 once it is available


18.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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