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document 767: I'm new at beat creation. Where can I find pre-made patterns to use with Beatcraft?
Beatcraft includes several terrific Templates, which include a lot of pre-made patterns that you can mix, match, and edit to create your own track. To load these templates, select "Open Song Template" from the "File" menu.
19 Jun, 2008
document 768: Does Beatcraft support DirectX or VST effects?
No, not at the present time. However, Beatcraft contains its own library of excellent effects.
11 Apr, 2008
document 769: Uninstalling Help
To uninstall, click the Start button, followed by "Program Files" followed by "Acoustica Beatcraft" followed by "Uninstall". Click Next a few times and it will uninstall Beatcraft.
11 Apr, 2008
document 770: I made an MP3 loop but it won't loop properly in my other software!
MP3 is not a good format to use for looping, because MP3 files contain an unspecified amount of silence at the start and end of the file. To achieve a usable loop, use WAV, WMA, or OGG formats.
19 Jun, 2008
document 771: How can I use my beats in Mixcraft?
First, render your beats to an audio format in Beatcraft. Click on the File menu, select "Render to..." and then choose one of the audio formats (MP3, WAV, WMA or OGG). Remember where you saved the file so you can locate it when you load it into Mixcraft. In Mixcraft, click on the File menu and...
19 Jun, 2008
document 772: I can't get the swing option to work!
Swing is a fairly subtle feature. It only applies to the even-numbered steps in a beat. To hear it clearly, turn all the steps on for an instrument and play it. As it plays, crank the Swing setting up to 80 or higher. You"ll then hear the variation in the beat as a delay is added to the...
19 Jun, 2008
document 773: How do I make a custom drum kit?
Here"s how to make your own custom drum kits in Beatcraft: In Beatcraft, click on the File menu and select New Project. On the "Project Properties" screen, choose "No Kit" for the "Choose a drum kit to use" setting. Drag the drums you want into the Pattern Editor from the Sample...
19 Jun, 2008
document 774: Can I use loops I've created in Beatcraft in other programs?
Sure! Beatcraft will export loops in WAV, WMA, MP3, and OGG formats. Any loop-based music program should be able to load these loops and use them.
19 Jun, 2008
document 1121: The pattern list (to the right of the pattern editor) has disappeared!
Click on the "push pin" icon above where the pattern list used to be.
05 Sep, 2008
document 1177: I rendered a beat or saved a Beatcraft project to my project folder and now I can't find it!
If you have Windows Vista or Windows 7 and you saved your project files in the Beatcraft folder, or anywhere inside your "C:\Program Files\" folder, the project files are likely still there, but hidden due to a Windows security feature called "virtualization." Browse to the folder where you saved...
01 Jul, 2010