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CheckBeat Version 3

CheckBeat Screenshot

CheckBeat is a virtual drum machine designed for quickly creating simple beats.  It can be used like a fancy metronome and is handy when you need to create a backing beat for a drummer-less jam session.

Programming a beat is as simple as clicking a few checkboxes.  It plays sound using .wav files, so you can use the built-in drum sounds, or any sound you can dream of.  You can set the note length (check resolution) of the checkboxes and can set the tempo pretty much any number of beats per minute.  You can also use less than the full 16 checkboxes in the pattern if you want to create a beat in a different time signature like 5/4 or 9/8.

CheckBeat was written using XAudio2, so you will need to have the Microsoft DirectX runtime installed.

Changes For CheckBeat Version 3:

  • Now uses XAudio2 for sound playback.  Versions before 3 used DirectMusic, which Microsoft no longer supports.
  • Interface now has the rounded button styles.
  • Added a help button.
  • Controls that don't affect the beat while it's playing are grayed out during playback.
  • Includes 18 drum samples instead of the basic 4.

Changes For CheckBeat Version 2:

  • Now allows the selection of division length (1/4 to 1/32 note).
  • Multithreaded to allow interaction with dialog without disrupting currently playing beat.

CheckBeat is freeware, but we welcome donations if you find the program useful.

Clean Award
This software was reviewed by Softpedia and granted the 100% Clean award.

CheckBeat has had more than 100000 downloads.