Roland makes a game out of beatmaking with free TR-REC iOS app

New high score!
New high score!

It seems that you can gamify pretty much any activity these days - including, thinks Roland, the process of beat making.

Arriving just in time for Christmas, TR-REC is a free iOS game that presents you with a TR drum machine-style interface and requires you to make beats based on a visual guide and within a time limit. It looks sort of like a drum machine version of Guitar Hero, with rhythms getting more complex as you progress.

It could certainly kill a few hours while you're slumped on the sofa over Christmas - you can download TR-REC now from the Apple App Store.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.