Intua – pioneers of iOS music apps released Beatmaker 3 – new version of their powerful DAW. 

Honestly, I never was a big fan of Beatmaker 2 – even though feature-wise it was one of the most powerful apps few years ago, from the workflow and usability point of view it was not the best app for me… 

But Beatmaker 3 changes everything for me and thousands other musicians waiting for powerful Maschine/MPC-like DAW. And Intua delivered!

Beatmaker 3 – can easily compete with Maschine and MPC desktop software. And easily beats their mobile versions. It has everything to create complete tracks whether you make sample based music or using heavily synths and other instruments. 

Playing with the beta for a week I found it pretty intuitive and very powerful workstation. It has the best sampling engine on iOS platform: recording, chopping, assigning to pads, looping, time stretching… everything you may need from a modern sampler… Wide variety of built-in effects. Support of AU, IAA, Audiobus, Ableton link… 

We were waiting too long for a full featured Maschine/MPC version but Native Instruments and Akai are now far behind 

I think that Intua could easily charge $50 for such an app – but it is just $20. Which is unbelievable kind gesture. I was not so excited by new apps since the launch of Korg Gadget. I think every iOS musician should have Beatmaker 3 on their iPad. And if you don’t have iPad – Beatmaker 3 is a very good reason to get one.

Download Beatmaker 3 from the AppStore

BeatMaker 3


BeatMaker 3


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

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