BeatFirst is versatile

BeatFirst bundles knowledge and expertise in one interface: Whether news about hardware and software, interviews, forums, tests, workshop, RSS feeds or networking - BeatFirst provides valuable information and inspiration around making music and djaying.

First-hand news

The 24/7 news center

BeatFirst is Germany's great news center für musicians, composers, producers and DJs. Read updates about products, technology and recording in 24/7 news channels.

Get all news from
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  •  Your Facebook favorites
  •  Your preferred RSS-Feeds

The community

Boards on board

Connect yourself in the community area with other musicians and creative people in the forums of, Gearslutz and or browse Germanies large classifieds marketplace for new equipment.

Facebook on board

Like and share posts on your Facebook page and subscribe to your favorite pages, to read their news in BeatFirst instantly.

The workzone

Tips & tutorials

The Inspire section offers new tips and tutorials about music production on a daily base. Short videos show solutions to common problems in the studio.

All inclusive

No topic is left behind: Drums, equalizers, compressors, mastering, mixing, monitoring, DAW & sequencers, vocals and much more.

For every sound

Club tracks, trailers or pop songs - BeatFirst cares for every kind of music. Just lean back and enjoy!


Listen and download

We got it all: Beats, Leads, Vocals & Loops for Techno, Dubstep, Trance, House and all other recent styles. Listen to demo sounds online, grab the packs and use them instantly in your own productions.

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A universe of sounds

Use the sounds in your DAW or sampler instantly, on Windows or OS X. The samples come in universal formats and the plug-ins support VST & AudioUnits.

Stories, news & networking - Learning faster with BeatFirst

BeatFirst all in one

Blogs and Feeds instead of messages, Facebook instead letters or diaries - the digital age is changing how we handle information. The fact is: The computer at home has long been abandoned as an information center.

Have a say

Redactional 24/7 news channels

News to go

Pre-installed feeds by Audiofanzine, Rekker and Soundonsound

Load own feeds

Extend the music news with unlimited sources from economy, politics or sport

Easy networking

Including boards by, Gearslutz and

Private classified

Access to big gear marketplace

Inform your friends

Share news, stories, board posts and classifieds on Facebook

What our users say

BeatFirst in numbers

  • 17k +downloads
  • 810 +news & videos
  • 66 GBin studiodrive
  • 1.500classifieds

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How can I add own RSS feeds?

Just enter the website in the settings. BeatFirst scans the page automatically after contained feeds that you can subscribe easily by touch.

How to reload streams?

Pull the streams left or right to look for new entries or older ones.

What is Studiodrive?

Studio Drive provides access to hundreds of sample packs. Let Studiodrive recommend sounds in your style. The right sample is just a click away. Studiodrive contains tens of gigabytes of sounds, loops and free plug-ins.

What is the benefit for having a BeatFirst account?

With the (free) account your favorite RSS feeds and Facebook pages are stored. Thus, your profile can be easily transferred to other devices. You also gain access to our Studiodrive.

What is there to win and how often?

In sporadic intervals we hold contests with various manufacturers. As prices we have both software licenses and hardware controllers, synthesizers and effect units.

Download and start

BeatFirst bundles knowledge and expertise in one interface: Whether news about hardware and software, interviews, forums, tests, workshop, RSS feeds or networking - First Beat provides valuable information and inspiration on making music and DJaying.

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