BeatMaker brings unmatched efficiency and depth in an intuitive audio and MIDI workstation. Look no further, the power of traditional desktop software and real hardware is now united into one single production studio.

BeatMaker 3 is rated 4.5/5 stars on the App Store!


Its streamlined workflow lets you perform and shape your ideas quickly and effectively, turning your instruments into full productions. Inspirational performance tools such as repeat, roll, swing, key scales & chords and macro controls will boost your creativity tenfold. Take control of it all with your MIDI gear and the new smart binding system.


128 banks of 128 pads, where each one of them is a full-fledged instrument with multiple dimensions.  Record and chop live, assemble, mangle and resample: our state of the art sampling engine will sculpt your ideas, giving life to your instruments with a full modulation and layering system. With ZPlane’s Elastique live stretch and pitch shift, adjust your loops and instruments to match the tempo or go experimental. You can even integrate your favorite synth & effect apps with full AUv3 and IAA support.


The classic timeline based pattern & song editor gives all the modern sequencing features you‘d want to arrange complete tracks. Adding to this foundation, the new flexible Scene Mode opens up opportunities for remixing and live performances, looping and arranging clips in new ways. All the patterns, automations and sequencing tools are available right where you would expect. Add audio tracks to the mix, stretch them, turn your arrangements into a complete masterpiece. You can even play in sync with other software using Ableton Link.


The ever growing sound store will bring premium and exclusive content to your own library. The genius of our sound designers will enhance your productions instantly, whether you’re looking for a classic 808 bass or exploring new musical genres.


Multi-channel recording & input/output routing is now a reality with the support of USB audio interfaces. Fine-tune your mix with the modern mixing board: every track, every pad has its own channel with unlimited effects and up to 8 sends. Add new depths to your sound with our palette of effects (internal or external AUv3/IAA).


Export your compositions and separated elements into single stems to share, re-use, re-work, re-master within a traditional studio setup.

Detailed specifications


  • Create multiple instruments with Drum Machine, Keyboard Sampler, Audio Tracks
  • 14 effects included: 6-band EQ, Auto Pan, Bit Crusher, Delay, Dynamics Processor (Limiter/Compressor/Expander), M-Verb, Modulation Delay (Flanger/Chorus/Vibrato), Overdrive, Phase Invert, Reverb, Filter, Slicer, Stereo Delay, Stereo Wider and external IAA/AUv3 effects.
  • Unlimited effects slots per track and pads.
  • CoreMIDI support: connect your MIDI accessories to control instruments, effects and mixer.



  • 128 trigger pads: 16 pads over 8 banks
  • Chop Lab: Slice audio loops to automatically create new sound presets
  • Control sound parameters on individual pad: volume, pan, mute, output bus, semitone, fine tune, reverse and autoscaling
  • Low/high pass filter per pad
  • Pad trigger modes: one-shot, hold & loop
  • ADSR Envelope ADSR control for each pad
  • Exclusive groups and polyphony management
  • “Live” modes: trigger, mute, reverse, velocity and tune spreading.
  • Pad copy & paste



  • 128-key keyboard with pitch wheel, double keyboard mode, note display and zoom controls
  • Easily create your own instruments from any sample combination with the keygroup editor
  • Volume and filter ADSR envelopes
  • Low/high pass filter with key tracking
  • 2 LFOs to control volume, pitch and filter parameters
  • Polyphony control, up to 32 voices
  • Legato play mode with glide
  • Velocity layers



  • Add audio tracks for recording and sample playback directly on the sequencer
  • Record multiple audio tracks simultaneously
  • Gain and noise gate on audio inputs
  • Support for disk streaming to load samples without consuming RAM



  • Create unlimited instrument, audio and FX tracks
  • Automations: Record, edit and replay instrument and effect parameters
  • Record, draw, arrange and resize patterns along the timeline to build your song
  • Compose and modify patterns with a piano-roll interface. Edit notes, parameters and automations.
  • Instrument and effect recording options: Quantize, take or partial undo, pre-roll, Overdub, note erasing.



  • Full-fledged wave editor with intuitive interface for manipulating samples
  • Basic edition tools: trim, cut, copy, paste, with undo/redo
  • High quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithms
  • Audio tools: normalize, silence, reverse, fade in and out, cross-fade
  • Record new samples from microphone or instruments
  • Loop points and tempo/signature editor



  • Realistic multi-track mixer with level meters
  • Edit volume, pan, solo, mute and bus routing features for each track
  • Four sends available for each instrument/audio tracks


  • Audio Unit V3, Inter-App Audio, Audiobus V3 support
  • Support opening of audio files from other apps (Mail, Google Drive, …)
  • Support opening of ZIP archives from other apps
  • Full Dropbox support
  • AirDrop, iTunes File Sharing (USB) support.
  • Universal app (iPhone version coming soon)
  • MIDI files import
  • Virtual MIDI support
  • Ableton Link support
  • Import songs from your Music Library to create new remixes

BeatMaker 3 video tutorials (user created)

Online documentation & support

PDF Manual

Testimonials (App Store)

James Michael D.

This is the best DAW not only on iPad but any platform. I am an Ableton/Logic guy on Mac and and Auria guy on iOS but the sheer power and ease of creating great music was instantly apparent on Beatmaker 3. I never considered the previous versions as they were considered "toys" but Beatmaker 3 is the real deal. I don't ever write reviews so this is rare. Thanks INTUA!!

Mike Z.

Hands down the best DAW on the iPad. Whoever says an iPad is not capable of full music productions has not used BM3!

King Shaddai

Have Fallen In-Love with BM3.. 🙂 ❤️

I think so.. Everyday I'm discovering new features and new ways of doing things with this app. I have to pause at times to let it sink in.. In other apps when I think about a particular task, - I usually have to switch apps, in BM3 I can mostly remain in there and do the things (i) need to do. And the best part is some of the things I want to do are in my head and I can work out if it can be done in BM3. 99% of the time it can. It, is working with me! It's not too complex, but is capable of some real depth! Loving the adventure. Be glad when I know it inside out, and it's fully stable. Since buying I have deleted around 20 other apps (20 household name apps), some to make space/room and some because BM3 does what they did, - and there's more to go. Glad to see this latest update, it puts a lot of things into perspective. Great! "Everything takes time" It's brilliant! Cheers, Intua, 🙂


The Ultimate IOS DAW & The Only One With Ableton Link!

This is one serious DAW intimidating at first with the vast depth ness but once you learn it the sky is the limit on your creativity ! A must have for every serious IOS musician! I highly recommend this app!

Adam Sampler


Its a awesome peace of work INTUA gave us right here! Love in every details. Its like Ableton Live and Native Instruments Maschine have a baby.

MPC X & Beatmaker 3

Beatmaker 3 is a beast app, Love the workflow, just got my MPC X and the combination of these two platforms is like the ultimate sampling setup, there is nothing else i need to create. Very happy with Beatmaker 3... keep up the good work!


Regularly updated!

I love the app; it makes my iPad a competitor with my MPC live. No joke. What I REALLY love, though, is that this app came out months after the MPC live, but it's been updated multiple times with increasingly expanded functionality whereas Akai are silent and scarce with updates. I can't wait for the iPhone version!

Stay Cool 007


This has everything I need. It’s Reason, Maschine, Ableton, all in one. I haven’t used my computer since I got this app. This is dope. Don’t buy the new maschine or mpcx. Buy a iPad (pro) & beat maker 3 and go crazy. I love the slice to all pads feature. This app is dope!


The music app we all love - incredible much!

Two month after the release of Beatmaker 3.0, Intua has thrown out three big updates of Beatmaker 3... And, the v.3.03 seems to be the update that we’ll been wsiting on! Now this app is stable, fabulous and totally addictive! If you only should buy one music app this year, I recommend this to 100%... Love from Sweden!


My MPC of Today

Since the late 80's I've been using Drum machines, samplers and grooveboxes to produce music. I'm highly familiar with the MPC60, 2000, and 3000 having owned them over 20 years. Since 2006 I've been working solely on the computer with Reason, Protools, and Logic. With all I look for ease of use and a careful way to back up my material. In 2007 I bought an iPod touch, MPC500, DSI, and a PSP began downloading apps to make beats on the go. BeatMaker 3 is by far the best of all. It works much like an MPC or a DAW plus you can cut paste audio from other iPad instruments. The work flow is fun easy to use and you can back up your work. Nice work INTUA!

Jakota Dohnson

DAW made for the touch interface

This app is pretty spectacular...where to begin. After dragging my feet over purchasing BM3 for weeks, I finally pulled the trigger and couldn’t be more thrilled. Initial impressions:1. Speed: this app is fast. I’ve noticed significantly less lag compared to other similar apps. On top of that the workflow is streamlined - everything is one tap away with no load times for virtually anything.2. Live Potential: right away all the live performance features pop out at you - assignable macros, 64 pad grid, easy controller mapping, etc. 3. Best sampler around: it does everything and is so convenient. Import & save sounds from other IAA apps, slice a sample into 16 pads with one touch, and EQ your samples all in one placeI have more to dive into but I can see I’ll be using this app quite a bit in the coming months, can’t wait to find out what else it can do.


Changed my life

The best. I have been making electronic / sample based music for over twenty five years. I am finding it hard to express just how amazing the experience of growing with this app over the past few months has been. The update frequency and quality has been amazing. In seven years of iOS music app addiction I have never seen anything like this. Now that I have BM3 I went from being an app junkie desperately seeking ‘the answer’ to this is all I need. No crazy routing between apps and weirdo daisy chaining/midi solutions. Just BM3 and a small handful of AUs. Four iPads and 2 grand or so in apps later and this is the cherry on top that made it all worth it. No more DAWs, no more whining, just BM3 and smiles.

Olland T.

I just wanted to say thank you for BeatMaker 3. It is absolute perfection and it doesn’t take long to realize how much thoughtful attention went into making it. Long tired of beat machine and linear tracking approaches that have fast become boring and limited as well as lack of proper AUv3 support, I was certain that BeatMaker 3 was going to be just another dull attempt to savor my little pittance of money for another tedious go at “the future” of producing. Instead, what I have found is that this is truly inspirational. It is a massive leap forward and I couldn’t be more thrilled. In all honesty I have spent exactly one day working within it’s realm and I can hardly believe something this good really exists. You have successfully reinvigorated my creative spark and I wake today eagerly chomping at the bit to dive in deeper. Thank you. Thank you so very much.

BeatMaker 3 Showcase




  • Works with 32-bits and 64-bits iPads
  • Native iPad Pro support
  • iOS 9.3+ required
  • Best experience on newer models
  • iPhone version coming later

Audio interfaces, microphones and docks

  • Compatible with any iOS-compliant dock microphones (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
  • Compatible with USB Class 2.0 compliant audio interfaces, only on iPad with Apple Camera Connection Kit
  • Compatible with audio docks

MIDI Controllers

BeatMaker 3 is compatible with any USB MIDI class compliant controllers (keyboards, pads, control surfaces, etc.), out of the box with the Camera Connection Kit. You might need a powered hub to support the connected device(s) and to ensure full compatibility.



  • Audio Unit V3
  • Inter-App Audio
  • Audiobus 3
  • Ableton Link
  • iCloud, Airdrop, Dropbox, Open In…, iTunes USB transfer