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Beatlab Digital Metronome

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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.


  • 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

Beatlab Digital Metronome Specifications:

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