- Audio formats : Wav, MP3, OGG, AAC, Stems, MTA (M-Live Multitrack Audio) with up to 16 mono or 8 stereo tracks
- Video and picture formats : MP4, MOV, AVI, JPG, PNG
- Transmits lyrics & chords to tablets via WLAN
- Display : 2.4″ OLED
- Management and creation of own multitrack files via free B.Beat Manager App (Win/Mac)
- 6 Outputs : 6.3 mm mono jack, balanced
- 2 Line inputs mono L/R, left only : 6.3 mm stereo jack
- 1 Headphone output (incl. metronome) : 6.3 mm stereo jack
- Pedal connection (start/stop)
- Ethernet connection :
- HDMI output (max. resolution 1920×1080)
- USB-A (2.0) for external storage media
- Power supply : USB-C 5.1V DC, 3A or powerbank 10,000 mAh/2.4A
- Storage capacity : 128 GB
- Dimensions (W x D x H) : 125 x 220 x 55 mm
- Thread for bracket: M5
- Weight : 0.55 kg
- Includes power supply unit, RJ45 network cable and operating instructions
B.BEAT reads and plays Music files in WAV, Multitrack Audio, Stems, Midi, Video Mp4, Mov and JPG formats.You can use Backing Tracks starting from Mp3 files to proper Multitrack Audio projects from Daw, up to 16 Mono or 8 Stereo tracks.
B.BEAT can store a high number of Backing Tracks. Backing Tracks can be synchronized to a Video (or Images) which will be played to Video Wall from HDMI output.
It has a mixer to adjust the various audio tracks, the 6 separate outputs, and the channels that go to headphones, e.g., Click.
BUILT-IN DIGITAL MIXER
B.BEAT Includes a digital mixer to handle 6 separate outputs, two inputs, a Headphone output for Click, return from Mixer and Backing tracks; with 4 handy potentiometers the musician can balance in real time what he wants to hear in headphones during the performance.
With the 6 outputs the tracks that make up the Backing Tracks can be sent to the Stage Mixer.
From any source a Stereo or Mono audio signal can come back to B.Beat through the two inputs, moreover B.Beat recognizes the Click track and can channel it to any of the 6 available outputs and simultaneously to the headphone output.
B.BEAT ON STAGE
B.Beat is designed to have maximum reliability during LIVE performances.
There is a dedicated button on the panel [LIVE] that can be used the moment the Show starts because from that moment on, B.Beat’s processor will be committed to maximum performance without wasting resources.
This minimizes the risk of unintentional Crash, and preserves the user from activating functions by mistake.
ORGANIZE THE PERFORMANCE
B.Beat manages individual Backing Tracks that can be organized into handy Playlists, or into actual Shows composed of multiple Scenes of various types.
Projects can contain Music, Videos and Images but also MIDI tracks to send messages to the various devices that are used for the Live.
The inspiration behind B.Beat is to simplify the management of Backing tracks and Videos during a Show.
With B.Beat there is no need to bring to the stage Computers, Tablets, Sound and Video Cards, Cables, Mixers: B.Beat solves this issue in a few square Cm. and 600 gr. Weight.
SET B.BEAT UP FOR THE SHOW
Create your Backing Tracks with your Daw, and once you finish your studio work you are ready to transfer the music to B.Beat.
To do this an APP is included that is called B.Beat manager and runs on Windows PCs and Macs.
With the Manager you will assign outputs to the various tracks, and you can complete the editing by adjusting volumes as desired.
If you have synchronized a video to the music you can upload it to B.Beat and manage it in conjunction with the Backing tracks, or you can manage videos and images untethered to the music.
USING B.BEAT WITH A USB STICK
If you want to upload Mp3 backing tracks to B.Beat without using the computer, you can use the USB stick and very quickly transfer the files to the internal memory, or you can play them directly from the stick.
METRONOMO AND CLICK
B.Beat has a dedicated Metronome section. You can very easily manage a metronome directly on stage. The audio Click of the metronome can go out on one of the 6 outputs, and at the same time it will go to the Drummer’s headphones.
The same thing happens with the Click when it is recorded on the Backing Tracks.
When the Click track is present in the multitrack Backing Tracks, it is recognized and sent to a separate output and to the headphones.
SONG SERVICE WEBSITE
B.Beat can read MTA (multitrack Audio) format files produced and distributed by M-Live via Song Service website.
MTA Files are multitrack files that B.Beat reads at 8 stereo tracks.
The Backing Tracks are organized as follows:
- Track 1 Drums,
- Track 2 Bass,
- Track 3 Guitar,
- Track 4 Keyboards,
- Track 5 Orchestra,
- Track 6 Winds,
- Track 7 Click,
- Track 8 Melody.
Audio projects with 16 separate stereo tracks are also available, which can be freely adapted to B.Beat with any DAW.