Run the following from the command line:
gem install beats
This will download Beats from rubygems.org and add a
beats command to your path.
(Note that if you are installing using the default version of Ruby that comes with macOS, you might get a file permission error. If that happens, try
sudo gem install beats instead. If you are using RVM or rbenv, plain
gem install beats should work fine.)
The current version of Beats is 2.1.2. If you have an older version, you can update with this:
gem update beats
Not sure what version you have? Run
Beats is not terribly useful unless you have drum sounds to use with it. You can use many
*.wav files as drum sounds. Here are a few collections of sounds to help you get started:
It’s over at GitHub.
Visit https://github.com/jstrait/beats/releases to view info about past releases.
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