If you’re new here, these videos are a bit outdated from back in 2019, so please head over to the Beat Saber Modding Group Wiki for new and improved mapping resources that will help you get started.
Otherwise, this is a video tutorial series that will help you get started mapping in Beat Saber. My process is built from my experience playing music, swing dancing, and choreographing performances. I hope these videos serve you well.
Beat Saber Mapping Tutorial #1: Getting Started
This first video shows you the Mediocre Mapper tool to create maps for Beat Saber. Since it’s no longer in public development, visit BSMG Wiki for a current community editor. I also reference other programs including Audacity for audio editing and 7-Zip for extracting and packaging your file for upload.
Beat Saber Mapping Tutorial #2: Editor Basics, Mapping, & Upload
The second tutorial helps you understand the basics of the editor and placing notes to the song. It will also teach you to section out song structure with bookmarks, a glimpse at how I choose note placement and rhythm, and finally how to upload your finished map to beatsaver.com.
I want to emphasize how important it is to play test your maps. Find what movement feels good and make notes fit the song to make it an enjoyable experience.
Beat Saber Mapping Tutorial : Lighting Basics
This tutorial shows the basics to lighting a map and gives a quick look at how I personally like to light my maps to a song.
Beat Saber Mapping Tutorial: Mediocre Mapper & Variable BPM
Here is a new Beat Saber Custom Mapping Tutorial taking a look at squeaksies’s Mediocre Mapper and what it’s capable of. I’ll be covering how to edit the bpm of a chart to fit to a song with variable BPM or BPM that drifts over time, and I’ll also cover RGB lighting.