Logo beatfader plugin by BEATSURFING - White version with transparent background

Introducing beatfader: Play beats with any fader, knob, or midi controller.

beatfader is an audio plugin designed to play beats with any DAW and MIDI-enabled controller or DJ mixer.

  • Universal Compatibility: Play beats on any fader, knob, or mod-wheel with seamless ease.
  • Midi out to create your own kits or add more sounds to your setup
  • Loop your performance with selectable loop lengths that allow you to effortlessly live loop your beats
  • Sound Sculpting Mastery: Enjoy individual controls for each sound’s gain, pitch, and filter to tune your beat to perfection.
  • Quantization Customization: Modify the quantization amount to for a whole new feel to your rhythm’s potential.
  • Spread the Magic: Adjust the spread to add margins to the sides of the fader, compressing the distribution of the notes.
  • Skew your drums: Turn convention on its head by inverting or skewing notes, offering constant creative versions.
  • Mute for Emphasis: Individually mute each note, opening the door to captivating transitions and breakdowns.
  • Expansive Sound Library: With loads of kits and the ability to save your own making your drum palette is limitless.

Artists collaboration // Herrmutt Lobby

Hermutt Lobby setting up

It’s the second in-house Plugin (with 7DeadlySnares) fully made by the co-founders of BEATSURFING, Herrmutt Lobby.

The beatfader was one of their first release in 2011. It was then a Max for live patch and was number one in the ableton user library for 2 years.

Now that we began creating plugins, we thought it would be nice to share it in a larger scale and build out the features a bit more.

Discover endless possibilities as you explore
the beatfader features.

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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

Windows

Windows 10
2GHz Pentium IV processor or equivalent
A host that supports 32-bit or 64-bit VST
At least 130MB free disk space
Formats: VST, VST3

macOS

macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later
Intel or Apple Silicon processor
A host application that supports 64-bit VST or AudioUnit
at least 130MB free disk space
Formats: AU, VST, VST3

Quick FAQ

1. Go on the https://vst.beatsurfing.com/audio-plugins/beatfader/ page or on the page detail and click on “Buy it Now“.

beatfader top of landing page

the price showed in this picture is only for example purpose and was the price of the product when the picture was taken.

2. Fill your details for the Billing, check the terms and conditions box after reading them and click on “Place order

Filling details after purchasing the beatfader

 

Download beatfader - Right after purchase

After (previously) clicking 'Place order' you land on a summary page of your purchase.

1. Click the 'beatfader Downloader' that suits you best regarding to your location and 'Save' on your computer.

Note: the file is less than 200Mo

Download landing page after purchasing the beatfader

Download beatfader - From the order confirmation email you received

After purchasing, you received an email with the subject: "Thank you for ordering on of our BEATSURFING VSTs".

1. Click the link 'beatfader Downloader' for PC or Mac that suits you best regarding to your location.

Email received with all the information after purchasing the beatfader.

Download beatfader - From your account

When placing your order, an account that you can access anytime has automatically been created: https://vst.beatsurfing.com/my-account-new/downloads/

Note: If you are not automatically connected, please refer to the email "Your BEATSURFING VSTs account has been created" received when you placed your order or when you created an account on the vst.beatsurfing.com website.

1. Go to the 'Downloads' tab on the left side of your screen.
2. Click any 'beatfader Downloader' button Mac or PC that suits you best regarding to your location.

beatfader download links in Your Account in BEATSURFING vst website.

1. Download beatfader.pkg installer file from your BEATSURFING VSTs account and double-click it to begin the installation process.
2. Click 'Continue'

Screen of the Installation process of the beatfader on mac - step 1

3. Select the destination and Click 'Continue'

Screen of the Installation process of the beatfader on mac - step 2

4. Select the package you want to install and click 'continue'

Screen of the Installation process of the beatfader on mac - step 3

5. Click 'Install'

Screen of the Installation process of the beatfader on mac - step 4

6. Click 'Close' and restart your computer

Screen of the Installation process of the beatfader on mac - step 5

 

 

1. Download beatfader.zip and unzip the installer file "beatfader.exe" to a folder of your liking. Open it and choose the location where you want to install the VST3 and then click 'Next'

beatfader - PC Installation - step1

2. Do the same for VST3 and VST, then click 'Next'

beatfader - PC Installation - step2

beatfader - PC Installation - step3

3. Click 'Install'

beatfader - PC Installation - step4

4. Click 'Finish'

beatfader - PC Installation - step5

After purchasing beatfader your License key appeared on your Licenses page: https://vst.beatsurfing.com/my-license/
Note: Each license can be activated on 2 devices either for macOS or Windows.

License page for beatfader in your account on BEATSURFING vst website

1. Copy your License number
2. Open beatfader from your DAW
3. Enter your license key number while launching the VST

License activation in beatfader

 

Beatfader Downloaders

Here, you will find all the links to download the upgrade of Beatfader plugin.
Download the file here and paste your serial number from your user account.

Note: If you didn't purchase Beatfader, you won't be able to use it. You need the license delivered when you purchased Beatfader to activate it. If you bought Beatfader from a reseller, you can download the file here and copy your license delivered by the reseller when you purchased it.

Choose the version regarding your Operating System (PC or Mac) and your location.

v.1.1.0 - December 8th 2023

Mac - PC

v.1.1.0 - November 30th 2023

Mac
Mac-EU  /  Mac-US  /  Mac-ASIA

PC
PC-EU  /  PC-US  /  PC-ASIA

v.1.0.2 - November 3rd 2023

Mac
Mac-EU  /  Mac-US  /  Mac-ASIA

PC
PC-EU  /  PC-USPC-ASIA

 

Find answers to your questions in our beatfader user guide pdf file.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check our knowledge base and if you don't find your answer send and email to support@beatsurfing.com.

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