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    save your track and share it with friends.

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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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Leaderboard and other feature suggestions

Richard Manuel
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Richard Manuel

So now that we have these forums we should hear what ideas or suggestions has our community.Post your suggestions for the leaderboard or for other features here. I'm sure the ideas with most votes will be considered for the next beatlab update.

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Richard Manuel
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Richard Manuel

Remixes: I see many users add 10 or 5 squares or even 30 (all hats) and claim they made a remix. I suggest a square limit to save a true remix like 50 squares to allow users save a remix. Another suggestion is to let the original beatmaker approve a remix, the other user will see a "pending approval" message and the beat won't be published until then. That way we take down a lot of the beat cheaters who claim they made a remix with just a few hats.

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Robert Urgal
Robert Urgal

yeah,really cool

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Rodrigo Villarreal
Rodrigo Villarreal

well i have a good idea (i think) the songs can be put in "albums" like on facebook on photos :)

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Chris Barkley
Chris Barkley

if this were possible itd be cool if we could connect our beatlab accounts with our youtube accounts so we can upload our songs straight to youtube,that way we can easily share our new music and beatlab can become more known to people as beatlab would be tagged with every song we post,itd be a good feature for the community and to make the community even larger

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Chris Barkley
Chris Barkley

if this were possible itd be cool if we could connect our beatlab accounts with our youtube accounts so we can upload our songs straight to youtube,that way we can easily share our new music and beatlab can become more known to people as beatlab would be tagged with every song we post,itd be a good feature for the community and to make the community even larger

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