ambitious but deeply flawed
This app is ambitious but deeply flawed. Having read many of the praises and complaints, I echo many of those sentiments. But in a practical sense from an end user perspective, ultimately Beatmaker 2 is discouraging to use and try to implement many of its features. It crashes with astonishing regularity running on iPhone 4 iOS 4.2. I cannot rely on it with any certainty and have lost multiple hours of editing due to crashing. Beatmaker 1 did not crash at all. Nanostudio is rock solid. Many of the problems occur when using the chop shop, sample studio and effects bay editing - all new features in what really is an entirely new app; not just an update of BM1. My message is until an update is released that addresses these issues I can't recommend that one spend $20 on an app, however great in theory, which fails to execute its ultimate purpose.