#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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

#From the Team

Welcome to BandLab, MONO!

To our dear friends on BandLab, Today, I'm really pleased to announce something very special that’s been years in the making. No, it’s not wireless AirPods (the one for my left ear is already missing…) but—for musicians and creators—something even better. I’m delighted to welcome to the BandLab community a… Read more

#From the Team

Hear from the Creators: Loops

Here at BandLab we listen closely to what our community has to say about our features and the product. Thanks to your feedback, we have gone away and made some changes behind the scenes and now we are proud to present to you lots of incredible new loops ready for… Read more

#From the Team

16 Brand New Guitar and Bass Effects on BandLab

In music, necessity has always been the mother of invention. When musicians tire of the sounds of their instruments, they’re willing to do anything for a fresh new sound. Back in 1964, the Kinks even took to slashing their speaker cones with razor blades, looking for cool new sounds! Read more

#From the Team

BandLab Welcomes Composr

Today, we welcome Composr and its users to the BandLab community! Composr is an iOS and web-based music collaboration app that’s all about recording music socially and collaborating with musicians all around the world. A goal that we share here at BandLab, too. Nick den Engelsman, founder of Composr, found… Read more

#Community

Invite Anyone You Like To Make Music With You!

BandLab has always been all about collaboration. Friends from all over the world making music together, online. Now we've made it easier than ever to get those collaborations happening. Read more

#Community

Share Your Moments on BandLab—Shout About Them!

OK, think back—when was the time you took a picture and shared it with a friend? Last night? Lunchtime today? 5 minutes ago? It's never been easier to inspire the people around us. Think about it: those great photos you took on holiday and shared on Instagram—they just might influence… Read more

#Community

Band Management Made Easy

Whether it’s guiding U2 through a 110-date world tour, or making sure all the brown M&Ms are taken out of the bowl backstage, Band management has always had its challenges. Which is why, on BandLab, we’ve now made it easier than ever to manage your Bands (and Band members). Read more

#From the Team

Tree View—Watch Your Music Grow

BandLab isn’t just about sharing music, but also the way the pieces come together and how musical ideas grow. Whether it's the words before the melody, or the melody after the beat—it's all good! Read more

#From the Team

I CAN MAKES MEWSIC?

For too long, we’ve all heard that the music industry is going to the dogs. So we decided to investigate further and, after many hours of exhaustive research, discovered that the interwebs are to blame. It’s all down to sharing, streaming and the general democratisation of available content, apparently. That… Read more

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