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BandLab forking and collaboration explained
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Forking and collaboration on BandLab explained

Collaborations in this world of music have given us plenty of unforgettable moments from genre-defying bangers to crossovers nobody asked for but everyone needed. As history has taught us, collaborations can produce greatness, and one of BandLab’s goals is to make that easier for creators across the globe. We give… Read more

What to do when you get a copyright claim when uploading to streaming services
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What to do when you get a copyright claim when uploading to streaming services

You’ve just dropped your latest music online. You’re pumped. You share your music with everyone you know. Your hard-worked tracks are your pride and joy. And then you receive this: “It looks like your track might contain or be a copy of another artist’s song. Your track has been removed… Read more

Beats from scratch: How to produce a Lil Uzi Vert beat on BandLab
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Beats from scratch: How to produce a Lil Uzi Vert style beat on BandLab

One of rap's biggest stars in the last decade, it's almost impossible to pigeonhole Lil Uzi Vert's style into a specific sound. Whether it's emo, punk or drill, it was sticking to his creative guns that got Lil Uzi Vert to the top. His style can be described as a… Read more

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BandLab Sounds: Introducing Sample Editor

Late last year we launched BandLab Sounds, giving creators everywhere access to our extensive library of professionally created samples, free of charge, and free to use. As our samples swell in numbers, with artists like Arabian Prince and partners like MusicTech contributing, we’ve seen thousands of downloads and more music… Read more

MusicTech sample packs on BandLab Sounds
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18 brand new sample packs from MusicTech are now on BandLab Sounds

When it comes to free samples, more is always more. Every week, we add new samples from artists and sound designers to our ever-growing library on BandLab Sounds for you to use to make music, all for free. Now, we’re delighted to have MusicTech onboard as a contributor. For a… Read more

Denoise
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Taking the noise out of your recordings with Denoise

Noise happens. We built BandLab so you can capture your ideas anywhere. And most of the time, you’ll be recording in less than ideal environments. From the buzzing of a humidifier to the bustle of the outside world, noise is a real issue for both home producers and creators on… Read more

BandLab 2020 year in review
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2020: Our Year in Review

2020. What a wild ride it's been. And to you, who joined us on this incredible journey – you make BandLab what it is today, and we couldn’t have done it without you. You might be one of the millions who turned to BandLab for the first time to make… Read more

BandLab 2020 year in review
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2020: YOUR Year in Review

2020 was a wild year. And one worth looking back at. So for those who created. Who hustled and promoted. Who listened. Who liked. Who Forked. This was your year - so let's celebrate it. Head to 2020.bandlab.com to get your personalised review. Read more: 2020: Our Year in Review… Read more

Under the hood: Making BandLab Sounds
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Under the hood: Making BandLab Sounds

We are supremely excited to announce the arrival of BandLab Sounds. Sounds provides unlimited access to BandLab’s extensive sample library, all for free. BandLab is helping millions of artists discover their sound by offering universal access to the tools they need to make better music. The BandLab team would like… Read more

BandLab Sounds FAQ - blog banner
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Everything you need to know about using BandLab Sounds

BandLab Sounds gives you unlimited access to an extensive library of more than 10,000 royalty-free loops and samples. You can do almost anything with our samples. Our goal has always been to provide creators with the tools they need to make great music, with as little in the way of… Read more

Introducing BandLab Sounds
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Introducing BandLab Sounds: Royalty-free samples, unlimited and free

Five years ago we dropped the very first library of Loops on our Mix Editor. This ever-growing sample library has swelled to more than 10,000 Loops. This year, we’ve seen over 20 million Loops used on our Mix Editor and 17 million Looper packs downloaded on mobile devices. The next… Read more

BandLab Loops on mobile
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Loops on BandLab (Mobile): Make music with samples on your phone

From the ubiquitous samples of The Winstons “Amen, Brother” and James Brown's "Funky Drummer", to deeper cuts of Timmy Thomas's Why Can't We Live Together" serving as the backing to Drake's smash, Hotline Bling, sampling is everywhere. With humble beginnings as a fast way to cut and paste tracks together,… Read more