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NodeBeat - Playful Music app for iPhone and iPad

4.6 ( 3776 ratings )
Music Entertainment
Developer: AffinityBlue
2.99 USD
Current version: 3.1.0, last update: 2 months ago
First release : 25 Apr 2011
App size: 29.49 Mb

Join over 2 million people and make music with NodeBeat, the intuitive and fun visual music app for all ages. Whether youre 2 or 92, NodeBeat will make you sound like a pro. Create your own music in a matter of minutes or listen to NodeBeat generate its own. Easily share your creations with others or save them for later to show your friends. Discover your musical genius with NodeBeat!


- 20 Musical Scales
- All 12 Musical Keys Signatures
- 7 Octave Range
- 3-finger Background Keyboard/Piano
- Audio Waveform Adjustment (Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square)
- Creative Sound Sculpting (Echo, Attack, Decay, Release)
- Audiobus support: Now you can stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps! See for more information.

- Adjustable Tempo (BPM) & Note Beat

- Record and save creations
- Create Ringtones from recording
- Share Recording on SoundCloud
- AudioCopy to Another Application
- Save/Load Creations

- Send Node and/or Keyboard MIDI
- Assign unique MIDI Channels to Generators
- Adjust latency for perfect sequence timing

- Background Audio support
- Adjustable Node Physics (gravity, speed, proximity)
- Drum and Octave Sounds
- Start/Stop Nodes by double tapping
- Sleep Timer for falling asleep to NodeBeat
- Child-lock for children-friendly exploration
- Great for meditating, sleep sounds, creativity, and sound creation


NodeBeat is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Mac.


◆ Reviews ◆

"Addictive - Like a Deep House or Techno version of Brian Enos Bloom and Trope apps. Uptempo ambient for headphones at work. Kids love it, too. One of the best generative music apps Ive found." - Top Review

"This is a great app. Experienced musicians and laypeople alike can enjoy their music within seconds." -

"Another bold step forward in iPad musical devices, which turns networks of nodes into bumping beats." - Belinda Lanks - Fast Companys Co.Design

"Relaxing and Fun. If you’re the sort who enjoys playing with meditative toys like tabletop Zen sand gardens, you’ll probably enjoy this relaxing and visually appealing sound app." - Gianna LaPin -

"More than anything, it’ll be a calming oasis in the chaos that is a typical day in a modern city. If it all gets too much, as it inevitably does, just plug in your earphones and sculpt some sounds by moving around the nodes on the screen, simply making music and letting the ambient chimes wash over you. Until your boss tells you to stop messing around and get back to work, that is." - Kevin Holmes -

"If you like generative, reactive or ambient music- Nodebeat is a vital addition to your app collection. It is easily on par with the likes of Bloom, Slewpi, Aura flux, Curtis, Reactable and the rest and is super user-friendly...You can get lost in this ambient world for hours if you are just into playing at home, but if you are part of the new wave of live performers that are using iOS devices for live performances then you too should grab this app! You will astound your audience with mesmerizing spaced out grooves like never before!" - Zac Laurent -

Pros and cons of NodeBeat - Playful Music app for iPhone and iPad

NodeBeat - Playful Music app good for

Test to create some incredible musics. Caution!! Very addictive!!
...little app. especially when connected to synth apps via midi. instant soundscapes plus melody via keyboard.
I really feel like a pro, creating music, and its so easy to create and the sound is amazing!! Just one tip: it would be cool, when leave the app the music wouldnt stop. #sorryformyenglish
Such an amazing app! It is a lot of fun to creat some beats and experimenting with all the possibilities giving in the program
i mostly just listen to random generated stuff to relax but i think if you spent some time on it you can probably make very nice beat !
Im on this App for Hours !! This App is amazing for everyone who likes making own beats !

Some bad moments

When we hit the play button to reproduce something that weve previously recorded, the nodes in the background shouldve stop to only reproduce the sound of the recording. The app is reproducing both sounds, the recording and what was playing before. To listen correctly, I need to go to settings, clear screen and only then play the recording. Please fix this.
I was crazy about it, but actualization of thia application brokes alaem in clock of mi iPhone - my fone makes awful noise and do not stop. After removing Nodebeat evrything is all right. Could you repair it? :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) I am crazy about it again!
The best musical app I ever used. But the app wont let me save my beat position. Where I am supposed to add the text to, shows nothing, therefore I cant save my creation. Please fix.
This is a wonderfully fresh app for music that everyone will enjoy. It is simple and intuitive as well as interactive. My only suggestions are some features for future versions. It would be nice to see layering and sample swapping features.
This app is ideal for organic structuring of delicate, percolating tone sequences. It definitely has a special place in both my workflow AND my heart. Developer support is also amazing. I tweeted these guys a month ago about an issue running on iOS 7, and they replied immediately... THEN, they followed up to personally inform me of the current update!! Class app, class act.
NodeBeat is a different way to construct music & fun to play around with. Its overall usefulness will depend on your level of music training. It is probably best for those with little to no knowledge of music theory, but have a good ear. For pros & hobbyists it might be a good way to quickly sketch out ideas to later translate into an actual music creation app that uses keys & time signatures. Overall a it is a solid app.

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