Rockstar Games,
the people behind Grand Theft Audio, have turned their attention to
music with a free 8-track looping application built entirely in Flash,
free for online use. Beaterator features:

  • 8-track / 240-bar sequencing from anywhere with an Internet connection, free
  • Built-in stock sound bank from the likes of Matthew Dear (or upload your own loops)
  • Loop Crafter for pattern sequencing
  • 2-octave on-screen keyboard
  • Built-in Effects Bank
  • MP3 saving and online storage
  • Mac/PC-compatible

Serious tool? No, of course not. Great fun? Absolutely. Unbelievable use of Flash? Claro!

(Thanks to Lane Buschel and Josh Spear for both sending the story!)