Saku Tiainen releases BeatEd v1.1 for S60


Saku Tiainen has released version 1.1 of BeatEd, a simple drum machine application for Symbian S60 mobile phones.

Saku Tiainen BeatEdBeatEd – download and install the application and data file and you’re good to go!

Saku writes:

It was originally developed in couple of nights to get a drum machine and metronome application for personal guitar playing purposes. After getting a lot of new ideas and positive feedback, I decided to improve it a bit and make a decent public release of it. So here it is, have fun!

BeatEd v1.1 features

  • Easy to use beat editor, even easier beat player.
  • Change tempo and volume while playing.
  • Edit beat on-the-fly while playing.
  • 16 bit 16 channel audio mixer.
  • Extremely accurate beat timing (1-999 BPM).
  • Real-time VU meters.
  • 16 different drum tracks.
  • Supports S60 v3.x mobile phones.
  • Adjusts to different screen layouts.
  • Random volume variance.
  • and much more..

BeatEd supports all S60 3rd edition devices (tested on Nokia 6120 Classic, N82, N91, N93i, N95, E51, E60, E65, E70, E90 Communicator).

Visit the BeatEd website for more information and a link to download the latest version of BeatEd.

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BeatEd v1.11 with improved support for multiple sample kits has been released and is available for download.

Also, couple of new sample kits are available: Nintendo Game Boy 8 bit chip tune kit and Roland TR-808 analog drum machine kit.

Roland CR78 and TR-909 kits will be available very soon.

Check out the BeatEd download page:



Roland CR-78 and TR-909 kits available. Have fun!


The new BeatEd v1.20.00 released 2008-12-12.

New features include:
-Sharing drum loops over MMS and Bluetooth messages.
-Exporting patterns to audio files.
-Sharing exported audio over MMS or BT
-Exported clips can be used as a ringtone for phone.
-Improved audio quality.
-and other minor improvements..

Download the latest release from the BeatEd homepage:


Four new sample kits are available from the BeatEd home page:

The new kits include:
* Clapper Kit: 16 hand claps to build rhythmic clapping with.
* Glitch Kit: Edgy, sharp, shorty, unusual but usable modern sounds.
* Simmons Kit: Classic and lesser known sounds from the famous Simmons electronic drum kit.
* C64 Newskool Kit: Fat Commodore 64 8580 SID sounds from the master of SID drums, Linus/Triad+Viruz.

All kits are arranged by AMJ/(B), except samples for the C64 kit by Linus/Triad.