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


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.


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


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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« General Discussion

Altenative to Flash?

Rickard Carlsson
Rickard Carlsson

Will Beatlab offer a none-flash-based solution? Flash has so many security-issues and will soon not be supported by Adobe any longer. As a musicteacher in Sweden I can't even use Beatlab any longer on my PC because our municipal computer department has blocked all use of flash.

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Jason Derulo Nicodemus
Jason Derulo Nicodemus

That's really disappointing, I wish it were still working for you. Sorry Mate.

James Schwankl
James Schwankl

We're in the same situation here in the US. It's getting more and more difficult for our students to access. We'd love to see a non-flash version!

Christopher Brown
Christopher Brown

Same here. I have students with Chromebooks who cannot access Beat Lab because Flash is being phased out. Any solutions?

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