Inuta Beatmaker 2 is a popular music workstation for iOS featuring a sequencer, an MPC style drum machine, a keyboard sampler, audio tracks and a number of effects units. I have been using Beatmaker 2 for a few months now and found it to be a very capable music production tool. The keyboard sampler is quite powerful compared to some of the other iOS music workstation samplers, as it allows multiple keyzones and velocity layers in a program as well as amplitude/filter envelopes, LFOs and portamento.
Unfortunately most of the factory preset sampler and drum kit presets that are installed with Beatmaker 2 sound terrible – like a $20 toy keyboard. There are some nice Beatmaker kits available for purchase from some of the commercial sample/loops sites out there or I suppose many people just make their own kits and sampler programs. Making a kit is easy enough, using the Beatpack software or transferring your drum samples to your iDevice and then dragging and dropping into Beatmaker 2′s drum machine, but making a sampler program can be a bit of a time-consuming process.
If you are after some free Beatmaker 2 kits and sampler presets then I have created a list of what I’ve found below. If you know of any more that I can add to this list then please let me know in the comments. Just a warning though, some of the kits and samples you might find in the links may not allow commercial use or be legal to use in your productions – please check with the authors or site host first.
Free Beatmaker 2 kits
iBeatmaker.com – the biggest repository of Beatmaker kits online
Patch Arena – a couple of Beatmaker kits (8-bit drums, bass, leads and FX)
Les Productions Zvon – some kits made from public domain movies/TV as well as jaw harp, percussion and FX taken from one of their commercial products.
Digital Resonance Audio Biohazard Demo – contains a small selection of free drum kits plus sampler presets (bass, leads, pads, FX) and drum loops taken from their Biohazard sound library.
Peace Love Productions – Five sound kits covering Drum n Bass, Electro, Hip Hop, Trance, House, Breakbeat and Downtempo genres.
Max Breakwell Junky Kit – a lo-fi Beatmaker kit made from a field recording of various sounds.
Max Breakwell Guitar Riffs – some jazz/funk guitar riffs.
Free Beatmaker 2 sampler patches
Derek Buddemeyer Drum Kit – a nice acoustic pop drum kit by artist Derek Buddemeyer for the Beatmaker 2 keyboard sampler
Reuse Noise – a few sampler presets for Beatmaker 2 consisting of Main Room Synths, Vintage Keys and Supernova vs Triton sample packs.
Noisecrux Electric Guitar