#Tutorials

How To Create Your Social Profile Online

Getting your profile up and running isn't a one-size-fits-all solution, especially with the wide range of different social platforms. They all have specific rules and objectives, but if you're just starting out, your immediate goal is personal branding as well as cultivating a strong fan base. Starting from scratch is… Read more

#Community

BandLab Artists of the Month: November 2017

Once again we're treated to some of the best music from the incredible talents on BandLab, handpicked for your enjoyment and inspiration. Take a listen to the versatile beatmaker in Mechalodon, or give collaboration a shot with the talented R&B artist Gericho. We've also featured some of the best Collections on… Read more

#Inspiration

Just Dropped: Electronica Emerald & Classic Acid Pack

Let’s get loopy everyone… This week, our in-house sound team are bringing us a taste of the sonic and flavours of melodic with the Electronica Emerald Pack. Couple that with a bit of nostalgia, and they’ll take you back to the old school with a swirling 90s trip into Classic… Read more

#From the Team

New on BandLab: Communities & More! 🙌

Introducing Communities! Create or join a Community on BandLab, and be on your way to discover Collections, Communities, and music on the brand new Explore page. The BandLab iOS app now has iPhone X support and a brand new Get Started screen with featured tracks. Read more

#Community

BandLab Spotlight: @fuxluna, Minaya Alomar

game boy, Minaya’s favourite track, is the coming together of all that she’s picked up on her travels, and all the lessons she’s learnt along the way. A suave, unruffled, and trip-hop infused intro will grab your attention, but it’s her lyrical whispers that linger long after the track is… Read more

#From the Team

Just Dropped: Modern Hip-Hop & Vocal Chop Megapack

Get busy with our Modern Hip-Hop loop pack featuring warm 808 subs and Detroit style chord riffs, or why not add vox that rock from our Vocal Chop Megapack! Read more

#Community

BandLab Artists of the Month: October 2017

Here's a crazy cool selection of music from the brilliant minds on BandLab, featuring artists such as RAREWAKE and his ambient adventures and SVEDE's honest approach to hip-hop. Wanna feature as one of next month's BandLab Artists of the Month, we're always looking to find and promote the best talent on the platform,… Read more

#From the Team

Just dropped: Trip Hop & RnB

Think you know all about the clicks and clacks of hip-hop? Get provocative with our Trip Hop loops,  or go back to basics with our RnB Essentials loop packs. Trip Hop Megapack Combine stark bass lines and pop digressions, pin it against a cosmopolitan backdrop, and let the atmospheric sounds… Read more

#From the Team

Inside Our Tech – The QA Team

Meet QA. Walk into our offices and you will see the BandLab - a laboratory style mix of teams. The Community team, Marketing team, the developers, and the designers all make up the perimeters of the office space, but at the centre of them all is the heart of what… Read more

#Tutorials

How to use BandLab: Automation

Remember that first magical moment you had a beat flow from one side of your earphones to the other? Our QA Engineer Tommy demonstrates parameter automation on BandLab; allowing you to program knob-twisting robots to affect your track parameters. All this while you sit back and head-bop between coffee sips.… Read more

#From the Team

New on BandLab: Level up your effects game! 🎸🎤

TL;DR: You can now tweak all parameters of effect settings on the BandLab web Mix Editor. Adjust delay times, reverb amount, EQ, gain and much more. 100% creative personalisation On every BandLab platform there are 37 different preset effects for guitar, bass and vocals. We’ve designed each of these individual… Read more

#From the Team

Just dropped: Dubstep & Trap Pop Fusion

We’re here just in time with your next set of loops - hot and fresh out the Lab. Create your own drop with our Dubstep loops, or inspire grooves and moves with our Trap Pop Fusion loops. Also, check out Zeek - your loop maker & brainchild behind these jaw-dropping loops. Dubstep… Read more

#Community

BandLab Spotlight: @mevvllo, Ashleigh Husnay

Ashleigh's come-what-may approach with each of her tracks is a testament to just what BandLab encourages; creativity, spontaneity, and belief. The Creator of Darkness is one such coming-of-age epic, of the many that Ashleigh puts together with every spurt of inspiration and need for perspective. Ashleigh Husnay, affectionately going as… Read more

#Meet BandLab

Meet Your (Loop) Maker

Sprawled over his deskspace, amongst basic office necessities, is a cacophonous array of sophisticated gadgets. Some he’s used, some he’s yet to, some he shares. That’s the first impression Zeek makes. His choice of band t-shirt for the day will be his second. From the Keith McMillen Instruments’ K-Mix, a… Read more

#Tutorials

How to use BandLab: Mastering Tutorial

What is Mastering, and why should I do it? It's a good question. But, an even better question is: 'How do I master my tracks on BandLab?' In under two and a half minutes learn to use this unlimited, free, and quality tool, to give your music the edge in… Read more

#Community

Six incredible artists, six incredible playlists. 💯

We’re getting a nod from our music curator; this month’s picks should do the trick. We’re showing off our range on BandLab with The Instro-Mentals’ atmospheric journey on the synthesiser, to Lmike’s silky take on Latin Reggae. Think you’ve done better and want to be featured? Hit us up and we’ll check… Read more

#From the Team

Just dropped: Blues and Nu Disco

Turn it up a notch with this fresh set of loops crafted exclusively by the Sound Team here at BandLab! Rewrite disco’s legacy with our Nu Disco loops, or tug at heartstrings with the rousing Blues loops. Wanna win $500? Check out our Loops contest here! Blues Feeling the blues? Go… Read more

#From the Team

Welcome to BandLab, Chew!

To our dear friends on BandLab, Today, I’m really pleased to announce a new and exciting development for our music community, introducing a new member of the BandLab family: performance livestreaming platform - Chew.tv. I also want to welcome the incredibly creative Chew users to the BandLab community – as… Read more

#From the Team

Introducing the BandLab Link Analog

The future of music is truly mobile. In an ever connected world there are more ways than ever to create and be creative as a musician. The Link Analog brings a whole new level of quality to your music making. BandLab is a company made up of creators and musicians.… Read more

#From the Team

What’s new this month? BandLab for iPad + much more! 🌟

TL;DR: The BandLab iOS app is now optimised for iPad! The new Library makes it easier to organise your projects, collaborations, collections and bands on mobile. Listen to curated playlists on your Feed and we’ve added a chromatic tuner to the iOS app + a chance to win $500 when… Read more

#Community

BandLab User Interview: Baanu

This month, we are featuring the wonderful Baanu. From soaring melodic highs to sombre emotional undertones, Baanu flicks between the octaves with her exquisite, self-trained vocals. Baanu was hooked the first day she downloaded BandLab, and stayed up until 4am writing and records new songs through her laptop microphone. Now,… Read more

#From the Team

Just dropped: Grime + EDM

Your creative-flow is about to take a step up! Check out this fresh set of loops crafted exclusively by the Sound Team here at BandLab. Be inspired by to create music using our Grime or EDM loops. Wanna win $500? Check out our Loops contest here! Grime With its origin a mashup… Read more

#Community

💡 Are you in our SPOTLIGHT this month? 💡

There is some amazing talent on BandLab. Our music curators have put together six incredible playlists - each featuring a different artist on BandLab, showcasing a range of genres from hip hop to salsa. The BandLab community is everything to us - so if you want your music featured, hit us… Read more

#From the Team

New on BandLab: Guitar/Bass/Vocal FX, Panning, 3D Touch & Multi-Track Recording

TL;DR: New to iOS & Android, vocal, guitar and bass effects + panning. The new tuner comes to Android; 3D touch shortcuts for iOS + record two tracks at one time on web with our latest update.   Next-level Vocals. Instantly Recorded a rough vocal take? Improve the sound instantly by adding one of our killer FX. Vocal… Read more

#Tutorials

How to use BandLab: Beats & Loops Tutorial

One of the most common questions we get at BandLab is 'How do I make a beat?' Watch this video to see our QA Engineer Tommy take you through the basics of laying down your first beat on the web Mix Editor. Once your beat is down, you can rap,… Read more

#Community

Future Glitch + 8-Bit

The latest loop packs have just dropped on BandLab. This week, let’s go all the way back in time. Get that 80s realness by checking out our 8-Bit sounds. Bring the nostalgia to your music as you emulate the birth of video game audio. Hit that 90s feel with our… Read more

#Community

BandLab User Interview: Klassiq

When you dive into Klassiq’s music, you’ll quickly find yourself immersed in rich swathes of sound. Each song has a distinct vibe and tone, and that’s no accident. Klassiq is an emotional writer, in that he aims to convey a distinct feeling with each song. Instead of telling the story… Read more

#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

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