Beaterator


(9 votes) *Average rating will show after 20 votes
| Comments (12) | Views (16)

Beaterator

Finally, a full-featured rhythm and sound loop utility written in Flash. From Rockstar Games comes this free Web-based application that lets you create loops and mixes from a variety of sources, even your own. Mix and play with the pre-loaded library of drum and synth samples and loops, or upload your own sounds up to 1MB each in size, and even play them back at any BPM from 30 to 200!

Beaterator features a mixer, sound and loop libraries, a loop crafter, a keyboard for modifying the pitch of any sound for melodic playback, and an effects processor for adding one of 5 studio effects to any sound. By registering with Rockstar—which will sign you up for receiving announcements about Rockstar products—you can even save your creations locally by downloading them as mp3 files.

There is a lot that Rockstar has crammed into this Flash Web-app, so much so that the performance of the interface suffers, though the playback timing of the sound files seemed consistent. I experienced some interface problems with it on a PC in Firefox, but it worked just fine in Internet Explorer. It's a great utility if you have the time and patience to play around with it, and best of all, it's totally free to use. Click.

12 Comments

O_O And to think... I spent months begging my friend to get me Fruity Loops...

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

I don't think Beaterator will be replacing any commercial package anytime soon. At the very least, not until they turn it into an executable that will run locally.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Nice, but after testing it out I found a glitch where it keeps messing with the location of my mouse pointer. A shame too, it looks like such fun...

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Yes, the same thing happened to me in Firefox, and as I mentioned in the post, using IE seems to avoid those problems.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Doh, should have read more thoroughly!

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

yeah it only comes up on a pop up in your face 2 times saying useing IE for this program is better... tsk tsk

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

i dont know about you guys but i found beaterator to be the best free music maker around its so easy i didn't find any thing wrong when i used it i use netscape and it works fine. the only thing i guess is you really have to patient when experimenting with diffent sounds cause they have a lot and in order to make a custom beat or sound you really have to listen to all the loops any way i recommed trying it!!

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
Ku Wah Ski October 4, 2005 6:21 AM

I have had problems with Beaterator putting strange sounds at the begining of my songs. otherwise I think its fantastic, just with it ran locally

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

worked fine on firefox but tryed it on IE and gave me a trojan, good thing my fire wall cleaned it fast:)

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

No trojans for me, though I am using the IE 7 beta 2 release.

For what it's worth, one more reason not to use IE.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply
Technochocolate February 15, 2007 11:39 PM

For some reason, I don't hear any sounds from the system. I'm using IE7, but nothing is different from FireFox.
Also, I played the demo, and it had sound. So it isn't a problem with my speakers or anything.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

Using IE 7 here and the sounds work fine. So, it's not the application that's the problem.

Are you selecting one of the sounds before placing it in one of the cells? Are you clicking the tiny little play button (looks like a triangle pointint to the right, just left of the time display?)

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
515 Views
0 Comments
Monsters &amp; Medicine> Satori Get the door, because it's a throng of monsters demanding your... medical treatment? Build your hospital while bringing life to the dying in this adorable turn-based strategy game from Clockwork Acorn that's good for what ails ya.  ...
624 Views
4 Comments
March> Dora Everyone needs money, fast cars, good grades... but what might you miss if you only focus on what you have in front of you? This short but sweet interactive art piece follows one man through his life and asks the same question.  ...
2,671 Views
9 Comments
Alexandria Escape> Johnny123 This escape game plops you into ancient Alexandria and has you muddle your way out. Bookshelves, statues, steam machines, and weapons all factor in to your daring point and click adventure.  ...
635 Views
6 Comments
Notebook Wars Saga> Tricky It's the famed shooter series that transforms "shock and awe!" into "shock and draw!" Francisco Ferreres' Notebook Wars returns with the first Unity installment of the series: Notebook Wars Saga. The transition to a new engine means losing a lot of the features fans of the series have grown used to, but those looking for a stripped-down throwback or fun on a mobile screen should enjoy this new iteration of shooty fun.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!