At last a decent music sequencer app for the PSP. Anyone who has played with programs like Music 2000, Ejay or MTV Music Generator will understand how this works.
Beaterator has several aspects to it which allows you to make music using the many built in loops. A loop is a bar of music such as a drum sequence or guitar melody. In the games live mode you simply press a button on the psp to cue up a loop and then use the d pad to move to another track, press another button to choose a different loop until you have built up a cocophany of sound.
In the studio mode you can create your own drum loops and synth loops which you can include in the song crafter. This mode allows you to place loops onto a grid to build up your tune. This is the best part of the app for me. Trying to be creative and placing loops together that sound great is really good fun.
There is quite a lot to this program and will take a little time to find your way around. Included are lots of tutorial videos and in game help.
There are a lot of ready made tunes to listen too across a wide range of genres. Rock, pop, house, breakbeat, hip hop and uk garage. I recieved this game a day before release from Play.com and spent a whole afternoon with my PSP a pair of headphones and Beaterator. It is fun and very addictive.
Recommended to anyone who enjoys music and creativity.