I think I'm done using BM3 as my main squeeze - a break up song
I've been a BM3 (2 and 1) devotee for many years, but this latest update and no strong indication from the developers about where EXACTLY they see this app going, I don't know how much time and energy it warrants.
When I drifted aways from more active music making years ago, it was very handy to have Beat Maker in my pocket for quick beat making and sometimes almost fully finished productions.
Historically I am a cubase user and I had abandoned the desktop DAW world because I felt somehow iOS production world was better and the capital F Future. I bought many many many plugins!
I kept waiting for a way to use iOS like I had always used Cubase (or even my MPC back in the day)... as a central brain and sequencer to lord over all the other apps. We kept getting closer and closer! Still, in spite of Ableton Link, it seems there will be no robust solution to sync iOS DAWS and external gear... anytime soon.
So, I think instead of trying to build my environment around my iPad and iOS apps, I'll likely reinvest my time in the desktop world and fit iOS into that. Apps like BM3 will continues to be great for starting projects (probably not finishing), doing tricks with audio using some of the inexpensive plug ins only available on iOS, etc... but the final destination will be my desktop. The IDEA of being mobile is cool, but for me at least, most of my creation happens at my house surrounded by my stuff.
As long as the bugs are fixed in the track export in BM3, I'll be good with this change of heart!
I have been trying to use socks as mittens! Kind of works, but not really ideal (for me at least)....
Still a lover, but also a critic....