Central to some techophile’s belief that technology will be the great equalizer, level the playing field in areas that were once reserved to a privileged few. This is true in the case of FingerBeat, a new Apple iPhone App (and iPod Touch App) from The Elionze Group. More than just an “expensive toy”, FingerBeat is essentially a portable sound studio, with Sequencer, drum machine, keyboard, sampler and mixer all roll into one. It is ideal for those who wants jut down a brief inspiration or test out combination of rhythm and lyrics. It may not have all the functions as in a recording studio. However, FingerBeat does provide enough for any inspiring artists to crank out their demo CDs for just $3.99.