Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Timbaland Talks Beaterator For Sony PSP And Apple iPhone

Billboard interviews Timbaland about the upcoming "Beaterator" for Sony PSP September 29.

BB: Why did you want to get involved in creating Beaterator?

Timbaland: At first there were no music games out there. Next thing you know, "Guitar Hero" came out, and the world responded to it. It was the biggest thing going. So people want to know where music comes from. Guitar Hero teaches the history of certain old groups, but mine is more like what people hear on the radio --Timbaland, Timbaland, Timbaland. Timbaland is known for beats and music. So if Timbaland is known for beats and music, why not make a beats and music game? Why not make my own version of what I think Guitar Hero should be for Timbaland? The world of Timbo.

BB: Beaterator seems less of a game as a way to teach people how to make music.

Timbaland: "It's a game, and you can challenge people on who can make the best beats. It's almost like you can use it at a party, like how people use Serato. You can use it as your drum machine. I probably missed a few corners, but thats what going back in and fixing things will do once I hear what fans want and say I didn't do. That's why it takes almost four years to make the game.

Read more here:
Billboard - Timbaland Talks Up His Beaterator Music Game

Coming Soon "Beaterator" for your iPhone:
read press release:

Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that Rockstar Games and Timbaland present Beaterator will be coming to the iPhone™ and iPod® touch this fall. Developed by Rockstar Leeds, the studio behind Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Beaterator is a portable music-making application that allows people of all musical backgrounds and ability to create world-class beats and songs.

"The simple, pick-up-and-play nature of Beaterator lends itself so well to the Apple platforms," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "We are happy to deliver an application that allows for such unprecedented sharing and ease-of-use."

Previously announced for the PlayStation®Portable system, Beaterator features thousands of loops and sounds made by both Timbaland and Rockstar, and puts the power to make professional-level music at your fingertips in a format that's portable, accessible and fun.

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