My experience with BM3
I've been testing BM3 for almost a year now.
I still am in actual fact.
My early test results were stolen together with my iPad back in August 2018.
I had managed to rack up over 70 sessions up until that time
with completed and almost completed tracks,
one of them I entered into one of the BM3 battles
where it reached 2nd place in the polls.
BM3 does crash and crashes more with my
iPad Pro 9.7" than with my now stolen iPad Air 2.
External sound module apps are confusing to configure,
especially as they don't reload the same way once saved.
I'm used to using desktops so I'm used to D.A.W's saving all settings.
Crashes seem to happen much more when external synths are used so far in my experience.
IAA seems to be a major problem and it seems to be like that with
many of the other audio apps to be fair.
Still saying all of that, it is by far the best writing tool on the IOS platform.
It can sync with GarageBand, Auria Pro via midi for the duration
of a 7 minute piece and seems stable enough overall.
I haven't tested it for longer as I've been to busy writing.
Ableton link is much better in this update than the previous version.
The Measurement Mode function is much more stable now.
The sampler section is simply awesome which reminds me
that I have to reload my Korg Triton samples back into BM3.
A beat can be put together within minutes, faster
when you know your samples banks,
a proper track can be done in a couple of hours.
The time stretch function is simply amazing.
The layout is comprehensive, very intuitive and
straightforward especially if you're a sound designer.
It actually has a filing system which is sadly lacking
on quite a few iOS audio apps.
The ability to move files to where they can be found is vital
when organising projects and for when inspiration hits.
The auto detect is much, much better.
The grid editing could be better but a good work around is
to change the Bpm by 1/2 or x2 to change the grid layout.
I would like to find out if it can be used with a midi controller
for mixing such as the Icon Platform M Plus DAW Controller.
Basically a midi controller for volumes and panning.
The midi learn function via macros is great but when it comes to
straight forward moving faders it still has a way to go unless
I've missed something.
It would be wonderful if the tracks could be grouped by fader.
The sound quality is excellent, WYHIWUG (What you hear is what you get).
In the old days a composer, writer, musician would write and record using
Logic Audio as the front end and then transfer the whole project to Protools
for the mixdown and either master in house or have the tracks sent out,
On the iOS platform I have found that
BM3 > Auria Pro > Mastering App of choice does the same thing workflow wise.
I've yet to do really serious audio recording with BM3 but overall I really like it's concept.
The bug fixes and feature requests will happen, they simply require patience.
As far as I'm concerned BM3 is the don.
If all goes well my first BM3 based album will be ready by April.
Thanks for reading.