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Playbeat 3

Drum Sequencer Plugin by Audiomodern
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Playbeat 3 by Audiomodern is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and a Mobile Audio App and a Software Application for macOS, Windows and iOS. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an AAX Plugin and a Standalone Application.
Operating System: windows 7 or higher


Additional Requirements: • At least 200 MB of free drive space • Reliable internet connection for download delivery and product activation • Allows for activation on three (3) computers per serial code

Supported Plugins: VST-2, VST-3, AAX, STAND-ALONE
Operating System: mac 10.12 or higher


Additional Requirements: • At least 200 MB of free drive space • Reliable internet connection for download delivery and product activation • Allows for activation on three (3) computers per serial code

Supported Plugins: VST-2, VST-3, AU, AAX, STAND-ALONE
Sample Formats
Loads and/or Saves
WAV, WAV 24-Bit
Copy Protection
Serial Number
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Next Generation Creative Groove Engine for Windows and macOS.

{See video at top of page}

What's new in Version 3.1?

Besides many workflow improvements, Playbeat 3.1 introduces our brand-new 'SMART' algorithm, a revolutionary new technology developed over the past year by the brightest minds of Audiomodern and is taking a unique step into a new field of A.I. for music production software.

With the newest Playbeat version, You train the app to learn your preferred patterns with your day-to-day activity, The app then adapts to your own style and generates personalized patterns to achieve the perfect user experience. As you improve, it becomes more advanced to suit your needs.

Smart Algorithm in Action

Smart by Design:

Unlike other groove creators that are limited to one specific algorithm, Playbeat innovates by using advanced sonic analysis algorithms to create or remix completely original grooves that never repeat and always sound great.

With the ability to generate and suggest different combinations for your beats on the fly, you'll always have something fresh and new, from simple pattern remixes to more complex drum beats. The more you play, the more combinations you get.

Powerful Sequencers:

With up to eight totally independent sequencers which can combine Real-Time Pitch Shifting, our signature Density feature, Flam strokes, Volume, Pan and more, Playbeat can create or remix infinite combinations of patterns in the most creative way. Load up any audio file, edit or randomize the values and samples instantly. Let Playbeat take over and let it perform for you using our signature Infinity mode. There is no limitations on what comes out.

Remix, Perform & Edit:

With Playbeat's totally new algorithm introduced to version 3.0, you now have the option to create unlimited remixes of patterns based on your current pattern to fit your entire song. Edit your samples on the spot, and generate a new, fresh set of Remix patterns again and again.. and again.

Preset & Sample Management:

The new Sample management and Preset management system allow you to add any folder from your computer, browse any sample and quickly drag and drop any sample to the Sequencers & Sample Slots to create your Kits. Each Preset can be Previewed, categorized by Genre, or even swap Samples & Groove Patterns from different presets.

Create your Own packs:

You now have the option to create your own personalized packs, all with your own Artwork, Name, Description and tagging, which you can export and share with another device or with another user.

Walkthrough Video


  • VST/VST3/AU/AAX & Standalone.
  • Generate or Remix Infinite Variation of Patterns.
  • 8 X Individual Sequencers.
  • Randomization based on Steps, Density, Pitch, Flam, Volume, Pan and more.
  • Advanced Sonic Analysis Algorithms.
  • Pads section with multiple features.
  • Mixer tab.
  • Sample editor tab.
  • Advanced Sample, Preset and Folders Manager.
  • Tagging system.
  • Create and share your own Playbeat packs, with your Author name, Artwork and Description.
  • Multiple loading options.
  • Signature Disintegration mode.
  • Signature Infinity Mode.
  • Export MIDI and Audio.
  • Linear Group.
  • Shift and Shuffle.
  • Advanced MIDI Settings to 'Feed' any Plugin or Hardware.
  • MIDI Controllable with MIDI Learn mode.
  • x64-bit Compatible.
  • Quick Load Preset Section.
  • Quantization settings.
  • Quick-Copy to Channel.
  • Customizable Sequence Range.
  • Assign Presets to Quick-Load Section.
  • No Two Grooves will Ever be the Same.
  • The only Plugin available of its Kind.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.00 from 2 reviews
Playbeat 3

Reviewed By elviecho [all]
November 15th, 2021
Version reviewed: 3 on Windows

I love Playbeat 2, nothing wrong with this great plugin.
After the update I was a little disappointed, mainly about the GUI.
In my opinion the old one was more logically structured and, that is the main point of my critisism, it was much better to read. I hate this grey on grey shit. I think I furthermore use Playbeat 2.
To all developers: Please don't sacrifice the workflow for the look.

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