I gotta admit that I wasn’t sold on this joint at first, I mean I thought the concept was good but just didn’t really know how it would work in real application, but after seeing all the assets coming out for this lately I am impressed. It seems to be deep enough to satisfy the more than average music enthusiast but approachable enough that the casual game would want to pick it up. I can dig this, now check out all the goodies below.
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Rockstar Leeds
Formats: PSP, iPhone/iPod touch
Release Date: September 29th, 2009
List Price: $39.99 (PSP) TBD (iPhone/iPod touch)
What is Beaterator?
Beaterator is a suite of easy-to-use but powerful music creation tools that allows users of all skill levels to create quality tracks quickly and easily.
Live Play gets users started quickly as Timbaland guides you through experimenting with pre-arranged templates of his own loops and sounds to get things going. From there, you can take your track into the Studio to add, delete, and replace loops, or add your own vocals using the built-in microphone, or an attached microphone. When you’re ready, delve into the Song Crafter to create your own unique beats and sounds to use across all three modes. Beaterator has the power and flexibility to allow you to create great beats, stirring melodies, and complete songs to rival today’s hottest producers. When you’re ready, you can export your creation and share it with the world.
From the very beginnings of the company, Rockstar Games has always had a very passionate connection to music, whether it be the meticulous selection process for Grand Theft Auto soundtracks, or the artists chosen to work on our original scores such as Bully, music has always played a huge part in shaping our approach to what we make. Beaterator is the culmination of those years of passion for music: an easy to use yet surprisingly deep music creation tool that you can keep with you at all times, featuring sounds created by Timbaland, one of the world’s most renowned music production legends.