The actual drum goodness of Beatmaker HUSTLE – the audio content – is packed into a so-called blob file named BM-HUSTLE.blob, which is around 150 MB. You can store the blob file anywhere you like (e.g. on a separate content drive). During standard installation, it will be put into the following locations on your main system drive:
Installing to a different drive
If you wish to install the blob file onto a separate drive, you can set a different content installation folder in the installer. Just click the “Change Install Location” button in the “Installation Type” page of the Beatmaker HUSTLE installer and point to your desired location. You can always change the location afterwards (see below).
Changing the content location after installation
You can always move the BM-HUSTLE.blob file after you have installed Beatmaker HUSTLE:
• Move your blob file to the desired location (different folder or different drive)
Launch your DAW and open Beatmaker HUSTLE. It will present you with a dialog asking for the file location. Simply point to the new location of the BM-HUSTLE.blob file. Done!
Controller Hardware for Beatmaker HUSTLE
Beatmaker HUSTLE requires MIDI note input for playing and recording musical performances, and optionally pitch bend, modulation and sustain pedal data for added real-time variation. If you have a MIDI controller (keyboard), this will be the easiest and most straightforward MIDI input method, and it’s most fun as this way you control your trap/grime drummer in real-time.
Of course, you can also control Beatmaker HUSTLE by using MIDI step sequencers or by entering MIDI notes manually into MIDI tracks. For getting to know Beatmaker HUSTLE, for testing purposes, and for trying out various arrangements, you can also use the interactive keyboard in the middle of the Beatmaker HUSTLE window. This works best with the Latch function enabled.