You can download Beatformer from this link.
Locate the .zip file you have just downloaded
It's named Beatformer_(version).zip
The most common locations where you will find it are the Downloads folder, your custom set download folder or the Desktop. Check your web browser to see where it saves downloaded files.
Tip: If you have difficulties locating it, try to open it directly from your browser immediately after it finishes downloading. (On Google Chrome you can use Ctrl + J to show the Downloads window)
Extract the .zip file
You can use the default Windows extract feature or your favorite decompression utility
(eg. 7-zip, winRAR)
Double-click on the zipped file, or right-click to access your compression utility
Using Windows default unzip method
Click Extract and new folder will be saved on your computer.
Inside that folder you will find the installation file for Beatformer
The new extracted files
Double-click the file to begin installation
Note: Beatformer is only available in 64 bit
After double-clicking the file, you will be greeted by the Windows User Account Control screen, unless you have disabled it.
Click Yes to continue
Accept the agreement and click Next >
In this menu you can select to install everything or to skip some items that you don't need.
For example, if you don't have Pro Tools installed, it is safe to un-tick the AAX option.
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When you are ready click Next >
Select a folder to install the VST version of Beatformer
In this screen, the default location for all 64-bit VST plug-ins has already been entered for you automatically, but if you want to use a custom folder location you can click Browse... and enter your custom location.
Default VST folder location for 64-bit VST
Tip: If you are not sure what to do here, leave it on the default and click Next >
Ready to install !
Give it a minute ...
Click Finish to exit
..But not there yet
As you may know Beatformer is a plug-in effect, so after installation there is no way to run it directly.
Instead you will need a hosting application that supports the VST or Audio Unit or AAX format in order to use Beatformer.
Some common DAW or NLE hosting applications that can run Beatformer
- Ableton Live
- Logic Pro
- Presonus Studio One
- Cockos Reaper
- FL Studio
- Avid Pro Tools
- Propellerhead Reason
- Adobe Premiere
- Final Cut
Note : Not every DAW is supported officially.
For the complete compatibility list, please visit the Beatformer Product Page