Every time I get an App, I'm all excited. I download it and start playing with ... This also allows me to know how long I will need to do the tutorial, (Yes, I have to manage between the big Apps and the smallest ones to be able to post every day.) So a week ago, I downloaded Beatonal and started playing with ... in parenthesis I had a lot fun of with it, and had to force myself to return to my current review. My first impression was: it looks like Figure, better ... so, I closed Beatonal, and thought I would make its review fast, a day when I will have a big App's tutorial to do .. Three days ago, I opened Beatonal again, and started to get a little more in ... actually it's not a small App! A Figure like for Pro musicians also ... I explain .... you have 4 modules, Drum, Bass, Chord and Lead. For the Drum Machine, 8 pads: repeat notes pads (you can set the number of repetitions for each of them). You can assign a parameter to the vertical axis and select a sample for each of the Pads independently. You can also manage the volume, play the sample in reverse mode, tune it and set its decay and glide. For each Drum instrument, an Overdrive and a Bitcrusher. A Master Aux with a Delay and a Reverb effects. Until there, nothing very different from Figure, excepted that Beatonal comes with a Midi Sequencer,(12 bars max) and a Grid editor ... a real one ... and that's great! This Grid editor, we find it on all other modules. For the Bass, Chords and Lead modules., 2 oscillators including one with an ADSR. A Pitch, AM / FM and FX section also. (Reverb, Delay, Bitcrusher, Low Pass, Chorus, and Formant). The keyboard of the Chords module is different from the others, since it allows you to play 7 inverse chords on one key! It also come with an Arpeggiator. The cherry on the cake: is that you can use the Sequencer to control another App! In conclusion: 1 drum Machine and 3 super synthesisers! I do not have much to reproach to Beatonal, except maybe that it is not Audiobus or Inter App compatible ... really a great App, or rather a Killer App!
Review by Ed