polybeat by Corne Driesprong (Universal)
Released: Sep 10, 2021
Version: 1.0.1
Size: 10 MB
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polybeat is an advanced and extremely flexible drum and percussion sequencer able to generate complex polyrhythmic and polymetric rhythmic patterns.

nb: polybeat does not make sound by itself, you will need to load it in an AUv3-compatible host (such as AUM, Audiobus, ApeMatrix, Nanostudio 2, etc.) or connect it to an external synthesizer, computer or any other sound generating device.

- independently configurable sequence length per drum voice (ranging from 1 to 32 steps)
- independently configurable step length per drum voice (ranging from double whole notes to 64th notes, including tuplets and dotted notes)
- every sequencer step can be modulated by the following attributes:
- accent on/off
- ratchet (note repeats)
- skip (note every *n* loops)
- chance
- timing offset
- sample-accurate sequencing engine
- slick and responsive native UI
- indidividual drum voices can be muted or solo'ed
- sequences can be instantly transformed by the following actions:
- shift left/right
- rotate
- randomize
- mirror
- reverse
- double
- bisect
- full AUv3 preset- and state-saving
- ability to copy paste patterns between instances of the plugin
- mapping presets for popular AUv3 drum apps and hardware drum machines
- includes musical scale presets for polybeat to be used as a melodic sequencer
- responds to MIDI input for switching and selecting patterns, as well as performing pattern transformations
- works offline
- no push notifications
- no ads or in-app purchases
- no third-party behavioural tracking tools
ongoing development and support, many new features on the roadmap

What's new in version 1.0.1
- various bugfixes and stability improvements
- set maximum track count to 32
- set maximum snapshot count to 24
- fixed link to user manual
Our verdict: Good
  • + polybeat is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
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