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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

Shaking off cobwebs

Rowan A Vassell
Rowan A Vassell

So If you don't know me guys my name is...Cluck it you can click the picture of me, whatever I just wanted to say I am making an unofficial return to beat lab. I got a few beats lined up and an ALBUM Load of songs to clean up. Taking a big break from B.L. after some incidents with other beat lab dudes and just a heavy block of procrastination, I cut myself off to learn more about my style as far as beat making (-___-) just B.S. (I stopped cuz I was Lazy).

Anyways Coming back I see B.L. got her nails done, hair done everything did (or was it big? I don't know)and she's looking good. Only thing is I've been outta practice and outta loop so if one of the B.L. vETS. could come through and just give a quick summary of the changes and how to utilize them it'd be appreciated -Rowan

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