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Korg Beatlab Digital Metronome

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The Korg Beatlab Digital Metronome is the perfect practice companion for practicing and perfecting many rhythms and styles. You may select one of the...Click To Read More About This Product

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Makes practice more enjoyable as it improves your timing skills.

The Korg Beatlab Digital Metronome is the perfect practice companion for practicing and perfecting many rhythms and styles. You may select one of the included 39 basic rudiments or create your own. Beatlab plays the tempo and flashes its 2 colored LEDs to help you feel the beat. The red light indicates the strong beat/left hand while the green light indicates the weak beat/right hand. The extra-loud volume makes it easy to hear what's going on even if you're wearing headphones. You can program up to 9 types of rhythm. The large backlit programming screen lets you visually monitor everything even in dark spaces.

Get compliments on your rudiments

BeatLab's Training mode is chock full of a multitude of patterns that will help you practice your snare drum rudiments. 39 patterns of the well-known standard rudiments such as roll, paradiddle, flam, and ruff are built-in, so it's easy to practice your snare drum or marching band basics. BeatLab includes cues that help you know which hand's turn it is. When it's time for your right hand to play, you'll hear the right-hand sound and see the green LED light. When it's your left hand's turn, you'll hear the left-hand sound and see the red LED light. Plus, you can choose whether the pattern starts on the right or left hand.

Create your own ideal practice patterns

BeatLab isn't just great for drummers. All players will find it indispensable for brushing up on their performance technique. For just the right feel, try out BeatLab's Program mode. Use it to build your own simple or complex practice patterns. You can combine up to 9 types of rhythm and accent at a beat or tempo that you specify. Use quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, as well as triplets. You can even choose 5 to 9 strikes per beat. Adjust the rhythm and accent volume using BeatLab's 5 sliders to create an original pattern that's just right for you. BeatLab can store 24 programs in internal memory. There's also a Chain mode that will memorize eight chains, each containing up to 16 programmed patterns. You can also make the tempo speed up or slow down gradually, or switch the rhythm between eighth notes, triplets, and sixteenth notes while you practice.

Tap Tempo function

The Tap Tempo function lets you specify the tempo simply by striking the Tap key. Use the up/down keys to make detailed adjustments to the tempo.

Designed for easy operation and great visibility

BeatLab is designed for quick and convenient access to the functions you need. Its controls include independent keys for each mode, convenient sliders for adjusting the volume of each rhythm sound, numeric keys for setting the tempo as a numeric value, up/down keys, and parameter select keys conveniently placed below the display for selecting the parameters shown in the display. The display is backlit for easy visibility even in dim locations.

Battery power or AC adapter

BeatLab can be operated either on 4 AAA batteries or an AC adapter.

FEATURES
  • Beatlab Main features:
  • Training function with 39 basic rhythm patterns (rudiments)
  • Sound and LED indicators let you practice the timing of your right- and
  • left-hand strikes
  • Supports triplets and complex rhythms such as 5 to 9 notes per beat
  • Program mode lets you create and memorize 24 different settings of tempo, beat, and rhythm sound volume.
  • Chain mode lets you memorize 8 chains, each containing up to 16 programmed patterns
  • Tap Tempo function lets you set the tempo by tapping a button
  • Headphone jack and adjustable volume
  • Operation and settings are made easy by the basic layout of sliders and keys
  • Backlight display for good visibility
  • Battery operation (4 AAA alkaline batteries) or AC adapter

Drummers and musicians of all kinds, nail your beat with Beatlab! Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Power supply is the Korg KA183 / a30950 Power Adapter, found here
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4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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Good but has a Flaw

This is a great little metronome and has just about everything you could want in terms of rhythms, rudiments, programs... you name it, it's got it. Here's my beef - the...Read complete review

This is a great little metronome and has just about everything you could want in terms of rhythms, rudiments, programs... you name it, it's got it. Here's my beef - the output from the speaker is barely loud enough to be useful and that's if you're playing very quietly or with practice pads. What's crazy is that the headphone output is so loud it's dangerous. With the headphones you have to keep the master volume slider at the very bottom. If you make the mistake of plugging in the headphones with the slider all the way up ( which you have to do when using the speaker ) then you will sustain hearing damage. I'm not kidding. It's like they got the headphone jack and speaker wires confused at the factory. I'm going to hook mine up to some old powered computer speakers whick should do the trick. In all other respects an outstanding practice tool.

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Good start, but not quite there

This product is not a bad product. In fact, its features are great. I'm not thrilled with the sample though. Instead of being a precise sample as you'd find on a Korg Triton...Read complete review

This product is not a bad product. In fact, its features are great. I'm not thrilled with the sample though. Instead of being a precise sample as you'd find on a Korg Triton sequencer's click track, it is instead a "blip" that you'd hear off a 555 IC timer (the kind I used to mess around with in electronics class in high school). As a result it sounds incredibly muddy, and ten times worse if you put headphones on. It's a shame Korg ruined it by using a twenty cent chip when they could've spent just a few dollars and had a quality sample.

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5.0

I wish I would have found this thing years ago!!

By Nate

from Undisclosed

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This thing is amazing..it makes my band waaay tighter and it makes fills much easier to do. Its also great for practicing as well. EXCELLENT PRODUCT!

 
5.0

Better than the Tama Rhythm Watch

By Drummerblh2

from Nashville

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Let me start off my saying that if you are just looking for a very basic click to help you keep the beat go with the Rhythm Watch but if you are looking for something that will give you a tun of sub-divisions this is what you need. It is very loud and with headphones on it is piercing loud and cuts above everything. The rudiment feature is also a nice touch that the Rhythm Watch does not have.

 
5.0

AMAZING

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

My Drum teacher uses this metronome in my lessons, this thing does everything you will ever need, rudiments and everything! my techer routes it through a set of speakers for better hearing. If you have the money, get it!

 
5.0

Great Tool

By Brewwife

from Greensburg, Pennsylvania

I have had the Korg Beatlab Digital Metronome for well over a year now. I have really just started to use it regularly. This is a great tool and must-have for drummers. I have been using the rudiments/training feature and it is wonderful. My playing has improved greatly. And others have even commented on my improvements. When I first started drumming, I never really learned about the rudiments. So, Beatlab has been a greating teaching tool for me.

 
5.0

Must have for drumming

By Jim P.

from Central Illinois corn country

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I got one of these this last weekend, after a little time figuring it out . I wish I would of had this from the minute I started drumming, what I thought was in time I soon figured out wasn't. I played guitar for 30 years and decided to try the drums. I was learning at a steady pace but after I got the Beatlab I started learning a lot faster. I really like the training modes it has all the rudaments for you to practice. Along with 1/4 notes, 8ths, triplets, and 16ths. This is a complete training aid. A little costly but well worth it in my opinion.

 
5.0

Good but has a Flaw

By SixSnare

from East Coast

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This is a great little metronome and has just about everything you could want in terms of rhythms, rudiments, programs... you name it, it's got it. Here's my beef - the output from the speaker is barely loud enough to be useful and that's if you're playing very quietly or with practice pads. What's crazy is that the headphone output is so loud it's dangerous. With the headphones you have to keep the master volume slider at the very bottom. If you make the mistake of plugging in the headphones with the slider all the way up ( which you have to do when using the speaker ) then you will sustain hearing damage. I'm not kidding. It's like they got the headphone jack and speaker wires confused at the factory. I'm going to hook mine up to some old powered computer speakers whick should do the trick. In all other respects an outstanding practice tool.

 
5.0

Best of the best

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Best metronome I have ever had. I have had it for a few years now and still works awesome and has never failed me.

 
5.0

Great for rudiments.

By Mark-yFdu4

from Saratoga, NY

The Korg Beatlab Metronome is great for practicing rudiments-there's a bunch on there and the "left" and "right" lights are a big help. But, for programming, it only has sixteen bars of music per chain so if you want to use it to help at band practice or recording to keep everyone in time, you may want to look at a metronome with more memory.

 
5.0

GOOD STUFF

By Rob-DxT6B

from SC

It's got everything a boss has, and it's cheaper. Very easy to work with and good on batteries. Highly recommended!

 
2.0

Good start, but not quite there

This product is not a bad product. In fact, its features are great. I'm not thrilled with the sample though. Instead of being a precise sample as you'd find on a Korg Triton sequencer's click track, it is instead a "blip" that you'd hear off a 555 IC timer (the kind I used to mess around with in electronics class in high school). As a result it sounds incredibly muddy, and ten times worse if you put headphones on. It's a shame Korg ruined it by using a twenty cent chip when they could've spent just a few dollars and had a quality sample.

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