let's get started making music...

  • 1 draw on the grid with your mouse to make a beat

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    save your track and share it with friends.

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    out of ideas? roll the dice and start remixing.

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    explore the beatlab community

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For more tips, tutorials vidoes, and FAQs, check out our community wiki.

Keyboard

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts while composing a track.

spacebar

Press to start or stop playback.

commandcontrol key

Hold down the commandcontrol key while drawing notes to create "loud" notes.

optionalt key

Hold down the optionalt key while drawing notes to create "soft" notes.

shift

Hold down the shift key to select a region of notes. You will then be able to copy and paste or clear that region.

Advanced

Playback starting point

By default, playback always starts from the beginning of a track. This can be difficult if you want to focus your attention on a piece in the middle, or near the end.

You can change where playback begins by setting the playback start marker. You can do this by clicking white area just above the grid. A blue arrow icon will be placed where you click. Playback will now start from this point.

Clicking on the arrow icon again will remove it.

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Column volume

There is a speaker icon to the left of each row on the grid.

Click this icon once and you can control the volume of that row.

Double click this icon and you can mute or unmute the row.

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connecting

Beatlab communities

Making music is more fun when you do it together. The communites page is the place to learn, collaborate and interact with the rest of the beatlab community.

Beatlab Announcements

New features, bug fixes, general updates.

topic Community Forums updated 8 days ago

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Remix Request and Contests

Post one of your tracks to remix. Or just vote on for the remixes you like

topic Rossni updated 27 days ago

681 total topics.

Tutorials and Instructions

Learn tips and tricks

topic Help I'm Stuck I need help updated about 1 month ago

99 total topics.

General Discussion

Anything beatlab or music related.

topic testing updated 8 days ago

312 total topics.

Before you can save a track on BeatLab, you need to connect your Facebook account.

We won't post to your wall or access any of your data without first asking for your permission.

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