#From the Team

Did you make the list? Hear the hottest tracks from this month. ⭐

Something for everyone. Check out our latest curated playlists. From catchy Hip Hop hooks to the 8-bit sounds of our favourite video games. We love featuring the best works from the community, so hit us up and we’ll check out your tunes! Listen to a sample of each playlist below,… Read more

#Tutorials

How to use BandLab: Music recording basic tutorial

  We have made BandLab for the web as simple and intuitive to use as possible. If you are brand new to music recording, or just brand new to BandLab, you can watch our quick 1 min 30 sec video on how to get started and create a basic track.… Read more

#From the Team

Light with Indie. Heavy with Industrial.

We’re dropping some awesome loops this week. Whether you’re an indie darling or an industrial deviant, there’s something in it for you here. Indie Loop We’ve captured those elements that make an indie song. An easy combo of melodic guitar lines and alternative beats and samples are perfect for that… Read more

#From the Team

June’s Amazing New Features

TL;DR: Integrated AudioStretch features on mobile; private Collections are now on all platforms; support for landscape mode on iOS and a brand new Guitar Tuner. Really faaaast + r e a l l y s l o w Transpose the key of your tracks. Toggle on the AudioStretch feature and… Read more

#Community

BandLab User Interview: Elandic

If you find yourself listening to Elandic's music, you’ll discover a collection of emotive stories. A girl and her guitar. Her music has a raw, lo-fi feel to it, but it’s easy to listen to. And while you’ll find her singing in both English and Russian, you quickly learn it… Read more

#From the Team

The ultimate bandmate… who is it?

Not so much who, but what: Loops! If you’re a budding songwriter or beatmaker you should be checking out our latest Loop packs for creating your next song. Think of them like, ‘a backing track for your tunes’ or ‘the missing member of your virtual band’. Check out this week’s… Read more

#From the Team

Inside Our Tech: Creating the sounds

Loops. Virtual instruments. Effects. They all form a core part of BandLab’s offering to music makers around the world. And there’s a whole lot of work that goes into creating each one, each done in house at BandLab HQ.   Looking at loops. Our aim is to create loops that… Read more

#From the Team

Meet The Team: Aqilah, Community Support Representative

Here at BandLab we take the time to get to know our people. In this series of posts we introduce some of our amazing staff. Meet Aqilah. Aqilah is our Community Support Representative for BandLab. We are always looking for good people, so if you are interested in joining our team you… Read more

#From the Team

New Product Features: You can do WHAT on BandLab?!

TL;DR: Check out the all new Band page; create trippy sounds with the Reverse audio feature on web + you can now search for Collections. Bands get a new look Your Band profile page is now more lit! Include more details about your band and your favourite genres by updating… Read more

#From the Team

Inside Our Tech: The Sound Team

Building a functioning DAW within the limitations of a web browser seems impossible, right? Even supporting the most basic functions, like importing and storing various audio formats, can be a huge challenge. But at BandLab, we’ve found that challenging the limitations can lead to the best discoveries, and ultimately, an… Read more

#Community

BandLab User Interview: Kidd Primal

One thing is certain about BandLab — our members are incredibly talented. Throw a dime at the proverbial BandLab party and you’ll most likely hit a budding version of your favourite artist across every genre. Kidd Primal is one such interesting example. The producer lists himself as a proud Cali kid… Read more

#Community

Music is a vacation for your ears.

This week, we're going for a more laid back approach. We're focusing on tracks that are guaranteed to produce good vibes and music that's beach and vacation ready. Looking for other laid back tunes to chill out to? Explore BandLab here. Read more

#Community

Shout out to all our Hip Hop creators

This month, our curators are taking a closer look at the sounds from Hip Hop creators across our community. Look out for the fork symbol - this means the track can be saved to your Projects for you to refix and remix anytime you want. Here’s what’s playing in the… Read more

#Community

High School Nation: Giving students the chance to make music.

We’re excited to announce a very special partnership with High School Nation. BandLab is proud to welcome students from 60 cities across America to join our platform, as we host the High School Nation 2017 Song Competition. What’s the deal? High School Nation is the USA’s largest secondary school touring… Read more

#Community

BandLab User Interview: Kat Cuthbertson

There's a grungy metal goddess in Kat Cuthbertson. She writes searing rock licks that chill the spine. That’s a good thing, especially if you’re missing Black Crowes-esque, hair-flingin’ rock from the ’90s. With that said, Kat is by no means short on pop sensibilities. Her BandLab covers reveal an endearing… Read more

#From the Team

New things you can do on BandLab

TL;DR: Global Player and Collections are now on ALL platforms. The iOS and Android Mix Editor just keep getting better + a new Feed, Library, Profile & Band page on web. Collections. Your playlists anytime, anywhere. Love a song? Now you can add any song on BandLab to your Collections,… Read more

#Community

BandLab User Interview: Aemyn

When music means more. It’s not uncommon for people to feel a strong connection to music. For Aussie songsmith Aemyn, it’s not just an outlet for creative expression, but for connection too. His sound is hard to describe in one genre. You might hear glimpses of Andrew Bird, Beck and… Read more

#Community

Gems Discovered In The Community This Month.

Our members are constantly creating new music that hits right in the feels. Here are some fantastic tracks that perked up our ears this month across loads of different genres. We’re listening. We’re inspired. You can be too. Made something amazing? Think we should feature you? Connect with us and… Read more

#Community

BandLab User Interview: Lucia Lauria

A whole lotta soul. How do you conquer your fears? Some say the best way is to face the very thing that scares you. For Lucia Lauria, that’s what joining BandLab was all about - singing to an audience outside of herself. Her process has been the BandLab community’s gain, as… Read more

#Community

BandLab User Interview: StuDaGreat

Discovering Greatness When you first listen to American rapper StuDaGreat on BandLab, you’ll make a couple of mental notes. 1) He rocks a strong DIY aesthetic of classic rhymes, with generous drops of the ‘n’ word and a slew of hustling hip-hop tropes. The man’s confident. You only need to… Read more

#From the Team

Inside Our Tech: UI/UX Design

Great products don’t happen overnight, nor are they developed in a vacuum. Great products are a result of well-orchestrated collaborations between many teams. Continuing on with our series of technical blog posts, we share the design process and how our UI team works closely with Development everyday to bring great… Read more

#Community

BandLab User Interview: Nathan Taylor

The Real American Dad This American makes no bones about who he is. A glance at his BandLab bio will tell you three things — he’s a “husband”, “father” and “guitarist”. He lists his talents as playing the guitar and songwriting. As for his favourite genre of music, he simply… Read more

#From the Team

Take Control of Your Music This March — Latest Product Updates on BandLab

TL;DR: Improvements on the Android Mix Editor, a new web Global Player, web Mix Editor improvements to saving and downloading + it’s now possible to block users! Android Mix Editor Improvements The latest update to the Android app includes HUGE improvements to the Mix Editor. You can now cut, slice,… Read more

#Community

BandLab User Interview: Gadfly

Meet Gadfly... an engineer with a self-professed love for rock, electronica and folk, this guy is as interesting as they come. In his bio Gadfly declares that he is, well, not-so-secretly, “trying to take over the world with music” — all in good-humour of course! Evidently, world-domination includes lots of feisty and diverse… Read more

#Inspiration

Music You Should Know

Good music inspires – check out some of the freshest new music the community has uploaded to BandLab this month. Want more music like this? Explore BandLab here. Read more

#From the Team

Meet The Team: Laurent, Web Technologies Lead

Here at BandLab we take the time to get to know our people. In this series of posts we introduce some of our amazing staff. Meet Laurent. Laurent is our Web Technologies Lead for BandLab. If you are interested in joining our team you can send a CV to hr@bandlab.com I’ve… Read more

#Community

BandLab User Interview: Kyjun

Introducing Kyjun BandLab user Kyjun is a musical polymath and tastemaker. This brilliant songwriter and multi-instrumentalist harbours a proficient knowledge of guitar scales, and he flexes his muscle on genres spanning from blues, classical, electronic, folk, funk, jazz, metal, R&B, reggae and rock. However, don’t take our word for it. Check… Read more

#Inspiration

Frank Zappa on Music

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. — Frank Zappa Explore BandLab today — let the music inspire you. Read more

#Community

BandLab User Interview: Verona

Introducing Verona In hip-hop, a successful mentor-protégé relationship is key to rising through the ranks in the industry. Think of seminal duos like Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar, Biggie and Lil’ Kim or Jay-Z and Kanye West. That’s where BandLab leader Verona comes in. With nearly 7,000 and counting followers,… Read more

#From the Team

Our Biggest Product Update Yet! #EPIC

TL;DR: The all NEW Android Mix Editor is here + we’ve released iOS v4.3 and now post effects work on ALL platforms. NEW Android Mix Editor We’ve just launched a huge update on Android — the all new Mix Editor. We have put simplicity and intuitivity at the forefront of… Read more

#Community

BandLab User Interview: Oneil

Introducing Oneil Hailing from Scotland, Oneil is one upcoming rapper to watch. The prolific BandLab user boasts 1,500 followers, and currently serves as the president of the rap collective A.B.R. Mob. Menacing and grizzled, this old-school-styled rapper regularly incorporates instruments from his native Scotland, and even sports a distinctive twang.… Read more

#From the Team

Inside Our Tech: A Serverless First Approach

At BandLab we specialise in orchestrating and automating highly available infrastructures. In this post we'll share some lessons learned from optimising DevOps and how that led the team to the Serverless Framework. Optimising DevOps Back in 2016 we acquired the iOS app Composr (designed and built by Nick Den Engelsman) which was fully EC2—Ruby… Read more

#Community

BandLab User Interview: Dellway

Introducing Dellway Dellway is an incredibly versatile artist. His music ranges from the aggressive (Enemies), the emotional (Do You Mind?), and he even riffs on popular culture (Cash Me Outside). His trademark halting flow and bass-heavy beats are reminiscent of “dirty south” trap luminaries such as Lil’ Yatchy, and Gucci… Read more

#Inspiration

Open Your Mind With Inspirational Tracks This February

Check out these six amazing ‘forkable’ tracks available right now on BandLab. Every month we strive to bring you a taste-makers selection of some great tracks you can take, remake and repurpose to give you inspiration for your music creation. We also want to give a shout-out to our newest… Read more

#Community

BandLab User Interview: Deddy

Introducing... Deddy I like to think of myself as a "full-stack" musician. Full-stack is a term taken from the web development world, used to describe a programmer who understands and develops the whole chain of software needed to provide a web application, from server to client. Similarly, as a full-stack… Read more

#Inspiration

Kurt Cobain on Inspiration

"I've never been a very prolific person, so when creativity flows, it flows. I find myself scribbling on little notepads and pieces of loose paper, which results in a very small portion of my writings to ever show up in true form." — Kurt Cobain Capture your inspirational music ideas… Read more

#From the Team

New Year, New Features

TL;DR: AMAZING new editing features on BandLab; to make you the best songwriter/producer you can be! Plus exciting news about a new member of the BandLab family… AudioStretch! Vocal & Guitar Effects on iOS We've added new Voice and Guitar effects to the latest version of the BandLab iOS Mix… Read more

#Community

New Music on BandLab 2017

A new year is a great time to discover new music. Our amazing curators have selected six hot new tracks for you to listen to and be inspired by. All of these tracks are available to fork, so you can take one and make it your own! 🤘🏻 Read more

#From the Team

Inside Our Tech: Moving fast… Without Breaking Things

At BandLab we are constantly building and experimenting with complex programming for all our web products. We are agile, able to move fast as a business, and if needed push updates multiple times daily. Finding the best way to solve any issues we may encounter and integrate this with our… Read more

#Tutorials

What is Mastering?

What is Mastering? Mastering takes an audio mix and and brings it to distribution-quality. It’s the final step to balance your mix, unify sonic elements and optimise playback response for all file formats and devices. Mastering typically consists of a series of subtle audio processes including stereo enhancement, compression, equalisation… Read more

#From the Team

December New Features: iOS Improvements & More

TL;DR: We’ve brought improvements to the BandLab iOS app—like slicing, copy and pasting tracks, the new addition of Demo projects to help you as inspiration when you tap create. On web, you can now rearrange songs in your Collection, embed Shouts, and we’ve added brand new loop packs to our… Read more

#Inspiration

Brian Eno on Collaboration

“Every collaboration helps you grow. With Bowie, it's different every time. The secret of our success is... My strength is that I know how to create settings, unusual aural environments. That inspires him. He catches something, uses it in a surprising way and changes my own perception of it.” –… Read more

#From the Team

November New Features Update: Reach More Fans + More!

This month we have kept our usual lighting-pace in delivering new and exciting features. iOS users will see huge updates to the Mix Editor, merging 'pro' and 'simple' modes resulting in a faster and sturdier experience. As well as creating tracks on BandLab, make sure you are taking every opportunity… Read more

#Community

Interview: BandLab User Mandielei

At BandLab our community of creators is at the heart of everything we do. Every new feature, service, loop, soundbank and virtual instrument is made with the goal of enabling someone to better express themselves. We are honoured to have so many passionate artists collaborating and creating together and we’re… Read more

#From the Team

BandLab Team: Meet Aki

At BandLab we frequently push features and delight in delivering the unexpected to our users. Of course there is a strong team behind this amazing product we are building and today we would like to introduce you to our Product Lead…. Akmal (a.k.a. Aki). From Uzbekistan to Singapore I joined… Read more

#From the Team

New Features for October: Mastering

It’s been another busy month at BandLab HQ as we work to bring you phenomenal new updates on a monthly, weekly and daily basis. Just like you, we never stop working and creating - so for October here is a digest of our biggest feature updates this month! Read more

#From the Team

BandLab Introduces Free Automated Mastering

We’re really excited to share the launch of our integrated algorithmic mastering tool, which empowers everyone to create perfectly polished, radio-ready tracks—fast, simply and most importantly—for FREE. Read more

#Community

Swee Lee Contest #1: Meet the Winners!

Last month, Swee Lee teamed up with BandLab to run a contest to highlight the amazing talent we have in the community. We asked participants to show us what they could do with a song we created in the Mix Editor, and we got pitching-shifting madness, saxophones, horns, searing guitar… Read more

#From the Team

10 New Features for September

September has been a busy month here at BandLab HQ, here is a recap of all the amazing features we’ve added over the past month. We’ve built the following social features completely cross-platform—iOS, Android and Web—and we’re excited to tell you about them. Read more

#From the Team

BandLab wins Microsoft Start-up Partner of the Year Award 2016

Awards are recognition that you're doing something right, and receiving the Microsoft Start-up Partner of the Year Award is a big milestone for the team here at BandLab. Read more

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