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Song Beats for iOS

By Yamaha Music InteractiveFreeUser Rating

Key Details of Song Beats

  • Song Beats is a new application from Yamaha that makes it easy to play the drums along with your favorite songs!A fabulous drum performance support...
  • Last updated on 3/20/2024
  • There have been 6 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Song Beats is an interactive music creation app with numerous options, an exceptional interface, and an extremely accurate use of touch screen controls. The result is one of the finer beat keeping and music teaching apps we have tested for the iPhone and a testament to why Yamaha is one of the top instrument creators in the world.

The app looks very confusing at first with dozens of buttons on screen at any given time. However, the core functionality is straightforward. Choose a sample track, and tap the drums to play along to the music. The song will play in the bottom of the screen with a scrolling bar to show you where the beat is, a metronome for the time, and visual circles on the drums to show you when to tap them. The result is not meant to be a game, but it feels like one, even as you learn more about music and creating and maintaining a beat. There are many other options here, as well, including the scroll music to see how each drum is being used, skill tests, and recording and deep playback options. From start to finish, Yamaha has created a very fine digital representation of what it is like to learn to play the drums.

If you are a drum player, are interested in learning to play the drums, or just want to learn more about keeping a beat, Song Beats by Yamaha is a great place to start. From basic practice on a kit to external MIDI device playback, there are so many options here, and all of it is free.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
June 11, 2016
Latest update
March 20, 2024
Version
2.1.9
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
iOS
Operating System
iOS 16.4
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
749
Downloads Last Week
0

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Developer's Description

Song Beats is a new application from Yamaha that makes it easy to play the drums along with your favorite songs!A fabulous drum performance support...
Song Beats is a new application from Yamaha that makes it easy to play the drums along with your favorite songs!A fabulous drum performance support tool for iPhone or iPod touch!Song Beats supports your drum performance by visualizing which drums to hit and when to hit them while playing along with your favorite songs.The app also allows you to easily create custom accompaniments for drums, putting your drumming at the center of the band.In addition, you can also use any Yamaha MIDI song that you already own by using iTunes File Sharing.[Functions]* Player Screen- Glowing rings make it easy to see which drums to hit and when to hit them, so you can learn to play along with your favorite songs. Hit the corresponding drum when the glowing ring reaches the edge of the drum.- [NEW]Scrolling display (The timeline shows which drum you need to hit, with a cursor moving from right to left to indicate the timing.)- [NEW]Skill test: Evaluate your drumming skills, with a three-level result for each drum.- [NEW]You can connect to the Yamaha electronic drum DTX series (to use the skill test and for playback of song data from the drum kit) * Connecting to a drum kit requires i-UX1. In case of iPhone5, iPod touch(5th generation) and iPad mini, please use them with Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter. See the Yamaha website for details of supported devices. - mixing drums : Mix the drum sounds you want to hear by using the mute feature, and create simplified drum beats for practice or performance.- changing the tempo: Change the tempo of any song to match your skill level. - A-B looping: Set loop points to repeat and practice difficult beats in a song.- Customize full band accompaniment with high-quality voices* Library Screen- Enjoy 10 built-in songs and 10 drum patterns as soon as you download Song Beats! Each built-in song has a reference video of the drum performance!- Load any Yamaha MIDI songs you already own into the app by using iTunes File Sharing.Learn more about the Song Beats app on our website:http://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/apps/song_beats/