BeatFactor by Frank Mantek (Universal)
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Released: Apr 25, 2011
Version: 1.2.2
Size: 16 MB
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BeatFactor

Frank Mantek
BeatFactor: rhythm computer meet metronome

-> read the review at Evolver.fm
-> over 150 different instruments, from Bongos to Steeldrums
-> nearly 100 predefined Grooves

Grooves and songs can be shared with your friends, or used as ringtones if you like

It's a simple to use rhythm computer together with a professional Metronome. It will help you practice your music in new ways.

The basic unit is a measure. A measure is one set of notes for a given tempo and notation. Like 120 bpm, 4/4 and 1/4 triolen notes.

Each measure knows about the loudness of each pitch, and what instrument is assigned to each pitch

Measures are grouped together in Grooves. A Groove must have one measure, but can consist of many more.

A song may consist of two Grooves

There is a rich instrument library that you can use to create beautiful sounding Grooves


Together, this allows you to either use this as a very sophisticated Metronome, that enables you to not just hear the passing of time in a rhytmic manner, but play the accents you need to hear to get in tune with your fellow musicians.

An example would be to create a Groove that matches the music you need to practice, and having a Clave 3-2 rhythm as a background.

What's new in version 1.2.2
Fixed a startup problem on iOS5
Our verdict: Ok
  • + BeatFactor is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + It is currently 50% off its regular price.
  • + The app is also at the lowest price we've seen.
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