Who Makes Better Beats…You Or Timbaland?
Earlier today, Boss Lady and yours truly went up to Rockstar Games offices in NYC to check out their latest PSP title, Beaterator.
For you would-be beatsmiths out there, this may be your opportunity to Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em that you’re the new hotness that needs some spotlight love in your way into the music industry.
The big homie from Rockstar welcomed us into his video game lair and for anyone who hasn’t been there, you’re missing out, trust! But once we got settled in, it was all about Beaterator and I must say, ask a gamer, this is one that is good for those who are looking to crack into the music biz or those who are just looking to pass time and are looking for a way to still be creative.
The game is easy-to-use. The tools that you’re given are simple and Rockstar is really good with giving you the complete letter of the law when it comes to doing your due diligence on the beats. Features like “Live Play” and “Song Crafter” allow you to get started quickly and create your own style of sound to use within the entire game.
FYI: This is NOT a game with a story line. So you trophy hunters will just have to wait until The Ballad of Gay Tony is available for download.
I kept wondering while the presentation was going on if there’d be some sort of customizable radio station in the next GTA installment, but I never asked him. [Get at me son!]
Timbaland also lends his name and signature sounds to this project. Giving over 1,300 of his own loops and sounds, you’ll not only be able to do your best “Up Jumps The Boogie” rendition, but you can export your creation and share it for the world to hear.
With a ready-to-function studio at your fingertips, Beaterator looks like it’s continuing to bridge the gap between the musical haves and the have-nots. Make sure to pick up a copy for yourself tomorrow as the game will be in stores nationwide.
Not convinced? Well check out Timbaland giving his two thumbs up below: