A moderately entertaining audio toy with sharp looks, but you’d be hard pushed to use BeatSpiral to produce any actual music.
Beat Spiral Review
by on November 9, 2012
One of the dreams regularly crushed by the harsh realities of the App Store is the dream of being able to make music without the hassle of learning how to play an instrument or anything.
BeatSpiral’s the latest attempt; it presents you with a colourful circular interface and enables you to build up loops from chopped-up samples. A nice idea that doesn’t really come off; the interface isn’t at all intuitive and makes it difficult to edit with any real finesse, the supplied samples aren’t very good (although you can add your own if you can be bothered), it lacks filters and effects, and changing the tempo shifts the pitch of your tune.
Most damningly, you can have Propellerhead’s entirely better Figure for less than half the price.
Download this app: BeatSpiral for iPhone
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