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Playbeat 2

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Playbeat 2 by Audiomodern is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and a Mobile Audio App for macOS, Windows and iOS. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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Playbeat is a Creative Groove Randomizer plugin that generates unique beats and patterns for you.

Unlike an ordinary step sequencer, Playbeat creates patterns using algorithmic and random procedures for generating notes by combining Steps, Pitch, Volume and more.

Load, or drag-n-drop your own sounds and Generate up to four patterns simultaneously to get Polyrhythms. Its unique approach to pattern creation is sure to have you finding exciting new grooves, rhythms and beats.

No Two Patterns will Ever be the Same. That's because there is an infinite number of different possible combinations.

Endlessly Variable, Endlessly Interesting, Playbeat has been designed to promote music creation both in studio & live performance with a simple and convenient user interface.

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What's new in version 2.0?
Check out the new features:

  • New Density feature for complex patterns.
  • New Pan feature.
  • New Sequencer selector (16/32 Steps).
  • Save/Export/Share MIDI file.
  • New factory Sounds from AES Dana, Arovane and more..
  • Updated UI + various performance improvements.



  • VST/VST3/AU/AAX/iOS & Standalone.
  • Generate Random Grooves.
  • Syncs to Host tempo.
  • Infinity Mode for Each Channel.
  • Number of notes generated.
  • Advanced Probability Engine.
  • Load or Drag -n- Drop any Sample.
  • MIDI Controllable.
  • x64 & x32-bit Compatible.
  • Quick Load Preset Section.
  • Quantization settings.
  • Quick-Copy to Channel.
  • Customizable Sequence Range.
  • Assign Presets to Quick-Load Section.
  • No Two Patterns will Ever be the Same.
  • The only Plugin available of its Kind.



  • Mac OS X 10.12 or higher.
  • Windows 7 or higher.
  • At least 50 MB of free drive space.
  • Reliable internet connection for download delivery and product activation.
  • Allows for activation on three (3) computers per serial code.

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Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 review
Playbeat 2

Reviewed By ludl [all]
October 12th, 2019
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

A quick review of Playbeat which I purchased yesterday at the discounted limited time price.

Windows 10 using Sonar and the standalone version.

In the DAW, I found that occasionally the buttons would stop responding to clicks. It is easy enough to get responses back by closing the VST window and then reopening. This causes the buttons to start responding again.

The only big disappointment for me is that saving a preset seems to only save the pattern for the four channels and not the samples that you have selected to build your performance. I built a few very nice pattern / sample combinations and saved the presets. On loading the presets the sample boxes are blank, the correct patterns are there for the beats. I assume this is how it works by design, but I would suspect many users would not want to have to remember and reselect the samples they used to create the preset.

However, Playbeat is a great deal of fun and amazingly easy to use. For those working on a project, it is a no brainer to record your backing parts in the DAW to an audio track.

At the intro price this is a sweet VST and standalone application.

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