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  • Summary: Beaterator for the PSP system is both a powerful music mixer with robust beatmaking features, as well as a collection of original music and rhythm games and challenge modes - all available in the palm of your hand. [Rockstar]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. 100
    For our money, it's the best portable eight-track available and one of the best reasons to put your PSP in your bag before the commute to work.
  2. This is what I like about the gaming industry: there’s always a surprise waiting for you around the corner. Although the offering has obvious technical limitations and does come with a solid learning curve, Beaterator is very interesting and packs enough punch to please and intrigue any kind of gamer. Beaterator is worth checking out!
  3. 83
    I wouldn't say you're ready to start your own label with a PSP and a pocket full of dreams or anything, but certainly your start in the world of commercial hip-hop and electronic music making has never had a more accessible leg up, or been so much fun.
  4. You can make a great beat with a bunch of simple functions through the Live Play-mode, but you can also make great tracks in de Studio mode. The program offers a variety of possibilities to go very deep in the game, but seeks out the competition with the computer-software at that point. And if I have to choose between a PSP game or a computer program I choose to make my tracks on a computer for that use.
  5. 80
    You CAN make complete songs with Beaterator, it's just not as easy as it should be. It is a portable music studio for your PSP with many of the same features you find in expensive PC software for a mere $40, so that's saying a lot. But a portable music studio simply has to be easy to use, and Beaterator isn't there, yet.
  6. 80
    Slickly presented and impeccably well put together, Beaterator is an incredibly accomplished piece of music-making software that will keep you occupied for as long as you're invested in creating your own tracks.
  7. 60
    Beaterator could've been a little more consumer-friendly, with a better hands-on tutorial and some minor sequences. Not everyone will get it, but would-be music maestros and DJs should definitely give it a look.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. harryg
    Oct 7, 2009
    10
    Beaterator is an awesome music app which makes it very easy to make tracks that sound professional. It really akes you feel like a great Beaterator is an awesome music app which makes it very easy to make tracks that sound professional. It really akes you feel like a great musician like Timbaland. Expand
  2. IanF
    Jan 21, 2010
    9
    Had this for a couple of days now and love it. I have Cubase etc on my PC and this does a very similar job on a handheld. I don't use Had this for a couple of days now and love it. I have Cubase etc on my PC and this does a very similar job on a handheld. I don't use timbaland's loops at all - everything I've done I've started from scratch - it gives you options for chords, there's a separate drum synth tool, you can add effects (reverb etc) on the synths, seriously, it's awesome - it's all you need to make your own music now Expand
  3. Mar 9, 2012
    8
    Played with it for a while, but ultimatelly i lost interest, with some homebrews doing about the same stuff in a more likeable manner. Still,Played with it for a while, but ultimatelly i lost interest, with some homebrews doing about the same stuff in a more likeable manner. Still, this "game" deserves it's respect for being unique, for being Rockstar and, to be objective, is not bad in itself, just not everyone's kind of thing. Collapse
  4. SteveP
    Dec 13, 2009
    1
    I felt let down by this after all the hype preceding its release. Essentially you can use someone else's loops to build a song, which in I felt let down by this after all the hype preceding its release. Essentially you can use someone else's loops to build a song, which in retrospect is all Timbaland is capable of, so maybe the program is true to form. Expand

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