Use Stages Studio PRO to create a music-driven experience for your riders. Stages Cloud is optimized for mobile devices; build a beats plan from your phone or tablet, at any time, from anywhere. To build a plan based on power, see the related article: How to build a power plan using Stages Studio Pro. 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Beats plan overview

Create a beats plan based on the rhythm of the music and RPM.

  1. Log in to StagesCloud.com using your credentials.
  2. Scroll down the left-hand side menu and click on PLANS under INSTRUCTOR.
  3. Click on CREATE in the upper right corner.
  4. Select BEATS PLAN.


Add a playlist to a plan

Import a Spotify playlist with song titles, artists, lengths, and BPM, or add this information manually. This feature does not add music to your plan.

  1. Click on ADD PLAYLIST.
  2. Here, there are two options:
    • Click on ADD MANUALLY to fill in the information for each song, then click SAVE.
    • Click on IMPORT PLAYLIST, and paste the Spotify playlist link in the box. Read the disclaimer, check the box, then click IMPORT.
  3. To help build a plan, navigation lines appear that line up with your playlist. Note: have your Spotify playback settings on zero crossfade. 


Build a beats plan using a playlist

Check the time and BPM for the first song in the playlist, then start to build.

  1. Click on the PLUS icon in the bottom right corner to add the first interval.
  2. On the timeline, click on the TIME to enter the length of the song. In the pop-up window, scroll through the numbers to change the time. Click on SAVE
  3. Drag the interval slider to select the appropriate RPM.
  4. Click on the X in the top right corner of the dashboard to collapse the plan and make the playlist visible. Check the time and BPM of the next song.
  5. Click on the PLUS icon to add another interval, and adjust the time and RPM for the second song.
  6. Repeat these steps to continue to build the plan. 
  7. Across the top of the dashboard are options to help you build your beats plan: DELETE(the trash can icon), COPY(the double-page icon), NO ZONE, and ADD SCRIPT. See the related article: How to build a power plan using Stages Studio Pro, for more information.


Save a beats plan

  1. To save a plan, click on REVIEW.
  2. Type in the name for the plan, then click SAVE

The new plan is created. It is now accessible in your practice room or classroom.


To edit an existing plan

  1. Click anywhere on the plan to open it.
  2. Click on the PENCIL icon to edit the plan.
  3. When the changes are complete, click on REVIEW.
  4. Click on SAVE to save the changes.