The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FUN & GAMES - CIARA O’BRIEN

4 cert, Col­lec3, iOS

Since when did a lack of mu­si­cal talent ever stop any­one from try­ing their hand? En­tire re­al­ity TV shows are built around that con­cept, not to men­tion a fair chunk of change in­vested in Auto-Tune equip­ment. Beatwave al­lows you cre­ate elec­tronic mu­sic from the com­fort of your home. Or car. Or work com­mute. The most ef­fort you’ll ex­pend is mas­ter­ing the app, which can be a lit­tle daunt­ing at first. (Tip: don’t skip the ini­tial tu­to­rial). Once you’ve got that in hand, it’s just a mat­ter of tap and test un­til you have the per­fect track. Or at least al­most per­fect. You’ve got 10 in­stru­ments in­cluded on the app, and there are 200 more avail­able from the Beatwave store. You can layer all those in­stru­ments un­til you end up with ei­ther a mu­si­cal mas­ter­piece or a mess. Beatwave it­self has been around for a while, but the lat­est ver­sion of the app is com­pletely re­designed, with a new user in­ter­face, the ad­di­tion of some in­stru­ments and ef­fects, and new con­trols that al­low you to al­ter oc­taves and grid speed.

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