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Beatlab

Online Beat Music Creator


Tiny
Published 04/18/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Beatlab is an online beat creator. Users can get creative and build their own music tracks. The user is presented with a grid and a handful of buttons. The user can start by drawing on the grid with the mouse cursor. Doing so creates a beat. The user can add different elements by selecting specific boxes on the grid. Each line is designated to a specific instrument or sound. Options include snare drum, high hat, bass drum, bloibb sound and numerous Poly/ARP sounds. The sound plays when the blue progress row runs over the highlighted squares. The user can delete rows as well. Speed can be adjusted using the grey buttons above the grid. Speed options include slow, normal, fast, faster and OMG. The user can save their custom music track and share it with friends.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Beatlab was created to give internet users an outlet for music creativity. The application has been discussed on a handful of places. It hasn’t received huge popularity, but maintains an active community. Users can see music tracks created by the Beatlab community, with updates roughly every few minutes. Beatlab has attracted many users because of its simple design, diverse sound options and the way the application lets users create and share their own music.

What are the differences to other apps?

Beatlab is a unique application that has built an active community based around the love of music and creating music. The application stands out because it gives the user significant creative freedom to make new music. The best part is that when the user is done, they can share it with the Beatlab community and friends online. The application makes it easy to share and make music on the web.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Beatlab has a gently trendy feel to it that works well for all users. The pale background is highlighted by hints of green and grey. Wood grain texture adds diverse flavor, preventing the interface from feeling bland. The music track creator tool is very easy to learn, using simple rounded squares. Beatlab has made it possible for anyone to build a new music track and share it online.

How does the registration process work?

A new user is not required to sign in to make new music with Beatlab. The application provides visitors with access to the track creator as soon as they arrive on the homepage. Users who want to access all social features can log in with their Facebook profile using the blue “Login” button in the upper, right hand corner. The user must enter their Facebook username and password and give Beatlab permission to access their profile.

What does it cost to use the application?

Beatlab is available to all users for free. There are no purchase requirements and the user doesn’t have to subscribe to the service. This is definitely a great way to encourage more users to try Beatlab and build new music tracks to share with the online community. Charging a fee would only diminish the growing network of users the site currently supports. Beatlab is well worth checking out, especially since it costs nothing and the user doesn’t have to login to begin making music.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Beatlab is an excellent resource for anyone who loves to make music. The free price makes Beatlab accessible to anyone. The interface is extremely easy to learn so the user doesn’t have to have any technology or DJing experience to create new music. Users can share music and join the active Beatlab community through chat and activity feeds. The application is best suited to users who like social networking as well as music.

  • Work with snare drum, bass drum and many other sounds
  • Adjust tempo by selecting from five speed settings
  • Shorter and longer settings let users increase play time
  • Music tracks can be saved and shared with others
  • User created tracks can be explored


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