Behind the Loops: Arabian Prince
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Behind the Loops: Arabian Prince

Arabian Prince is one of the founding member of the legendary group, N.W.A, alongside Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube. DJ Yella and MC Ren. He then went solo producing his own music as both Arabian Prince and Professor X, as well as working as a producer for other artists and… Read more

Behind the Loops - McCoy Mrubata
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Behind the Loops: McCoy Mrubata

Growing up surrounded by the soulful hymns of the Zion Church, the chants and rhythms of traditional healers, McCoy Mrubata's musical roots developed early on in Cape Town, South Africa. Starting out on the flute before graduating to the saxophone, learning the good 'ol fashioned way from local musical greats,… Read more

Jon Sterckx Bollywood Looper pack
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Behind the Loops: Jon Sterckx

There's no denying the influence of Indian music in the western hemisphere. From the Beatles in the 60s to Tool in the 00s to Selena Gomez today, Indian instruments have and will continue to inspire the likes of artists everywhere. That's why when we had the opportunity to collaborate with… Read more

Meet your mentors - Deante' Hitchcock
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Meet your mentors: Deante’ Hitchcock

You know what they say about experience. That's why you learn from the best. And the best have all been there before you. Deante' Hitchcock is the perfect example of someone you can never stop learning from. He's built his career from the ground up, from car-seat mixtapes to a… Read more

Meet your mentors - Renegade El Rey
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Meet your Tracklanta 2020 mentors: RENEGADE EL REY

With Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix running at full steam, you may already have heard of RENEGADE EL REY. You can find the Atlanta-based artists sounds in his exclusive Loop Pack on BandLab. Last year, he worked with our Tracklanta 2019 winners as the studio engineer at Stankonia, together with producer… Read more

Bless'Em'Bless Mentor
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Meet your Tracklanta 2020 mentors: Bless’Em’Bless

Bless'Em'Bless is no stranger to BandLab. We first crossed paths when our 2019 winners recorded with Drumma Boy at Atlanta's ICONS Studios. Then, we collaborated with the producer/engineer to bring the sounds of Atlanta to BandLab by dropping an exclusive Loop Pack. Today, Bless'Em'Bless is lined up to be the… Read more

Meet your Tracklanta 2020 mentors – Christopher Patterson
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Meet your Tracklanta 2020 mentors: Christopher Patterson

They say experience is everything. That's why mentors are so important. They've been there, they've done that, and finding the right people to guide you could make all the difference in your music career. For the winners of Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix, this is exactly how we want to empower… Read more

Meet your mentors for Tracklanta 2020 - Jason Hobdy
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Meet your Tracklanta 2020 mentors: Jason Hobdy

You've got the eyes on the prize for Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix. There's a cool $500, but more importantly, you might just be getting your big break for you music career. That's because winning gets you a mentorship session with some of the Atlanta music industry's best. Meet Jason Hobdy,… Read more

Meet your Tracklanta mentors - Danny Cardenas
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Meet your Tracklanta 2020 Mentors: Danny Cardenas

You can have the best chops, the best beats, but it won't count for much if you don't get your music into the hands of the right people. That's exactly how we want to empower our community here on BandLab with Tracklanta 2020: Virtual Remix. For each contest, we've lined… Read more

Atlanta Hip Hop Loop Packs
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Inspired by Atlanta: Hip hop Loop Packs

In the last decade, no city's been more synonymous with hip hop than Atlanta. New ATL stars explode onto the world stage on a regular basis, new sounds and dance moves appear out of nowhere every season. It’s no wonder the likes of OutKast, Young Thug, Childish Gambino and so… Read more

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Behind the Loops: Joseph Yorke

Creating a Loop Pack on BandLab is no simple feat. Especially when you've limited yourself to a "rough and ready" set up. And that's exactly what producer Joseph Yorke did to create his Roots & Dub Loop Pack on BandLab. Hyped to find out more, we talk to Bristol-based singer,… Read more

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How a music educator uses BandLab in the classroom

Music lessons, like art, can be much needed creative outlet in the mix of subjects across the school week. But for many, music lessons haven't always been the stuff of happy memories... For some, a squealing chorus of 25 recorders is their strongest memory of music at school – and… Read more

Bless'Em'Bless Loops
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Behind the Loops: Bless’Em’Bless

After working with some of the biggest names in the business as an engineer at Atlanta’s Icon Studios, artist and producer Bless’Em’Bless has released his exclusive artist Loop pack on BandLab! Brimming with exclusive beats and bass, you can grab the pack right now and start using it on BandLab… Read more

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Behind the Loops: Ian Osrin of Digital Cupboard Studios, Johannesburg

He's worked with a plethora of South African musicians over five decades and been on the fringes of Paul Simon's Graceland. So as you can imagine, Ian Osrin is no stranger to the beats, melodies and unique music stylings of South Africa and its neighbouring lands. The founder behind the… Read more

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Behind the Loops: RENEGADE EL REY

A studio engineer at Outkast’s legendary Stankonia studios and an artist, producer and songwriter in his own right, RENEGADE EL REY helped run some of BandLab’s legendary sessions with Young Chop as part of our Tracklanta initiative with A3C Festival last year. RENEGADE has now returned to work with us,… Read more

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Behind the Loops: Kove

One of the many jobs our sound team takes on is churning out tons of free Loops on our Mix Editor for you to get creative with. But sometimes they get a little help – from some of the best producers around the world. The latest Loop Pack to drop… Read more

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International Friendship Day: Be part of a musical movement

30 July is International Friendship Day, and we’d like to invite you, our BandLab community, to be a part of it! This is your chance to be part of a global virtual choir, singing alongside the contributions of our world-class array of classical musicians. You will video yourself singing, humming… Read more

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Take on the BandLab 30-Day Creative Challenge

You've now got more time than ever to fire up your music creation game. But it's all too common we run out of inspiration. That's why we've decided to help. Introducing the BandLab 30 Day Creative Challenge! It'll hopefully provide you with the inspiration to help you stay creative at… Read more

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Loop pack drop: ‘Glitterball Disco’ by Enyon

Try Glitterball Disco, a brand new Artist Pack series by UK Electronic Producer, Enyon! Check out thousands more free samples and Loops on BandLab. Read more

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Six surprising facts about the sax for World Saxophone Day

6 November is World Saxophone Day! Here are 6 surprising facts about the Sax that you might not know. Read more

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10 tips to finally finish that track

As we're coming to the final months of 2019, here are some top tips from the team to finish the music you've been working so hard on. Read more

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Introducing Taz, the winner of Youth Music UK’s Inaugural ‘Lyricist’ award, sponsored by BandLab

This October, BandLab were excited to sponsor the very first Youth Music UK Awards at Battersea Arts Centre in London. BandLab was part of a stacked judging panel of music industry figures and experts, lending their attention to some incredible young people who overcame enormous personal challenges with the power… Read more

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Asia exclusive: Remix Hermitude’s new single

100 people have the chance to remix Hermitude's new single! Read more

Cakewalk Cover Art
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Congratulations Blogospherianman, winner of the Cakewalk by BandLab Anniversary Contest

Cross posted from the Cakewalk forum. One year ago, we had the opportunity to breathe new life into Cakewalk. Today, as Cakewalk by BandLab, we reflect upon our journey this past year and some notable achievements:  Delivering a free professional DAW for all - cost is no longer a barrier to advanced… Read more

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Three musicians, one top 10 track

Producing a top 10 dance track using free music production software? It’s no longer just a dream. Earlier this year, three musicians approached us with their story. Se-Hwang Kim, Andy Ryu and Linah London are all working musicians based in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and London. They wanted to produce… Read more

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5 hot beats to remix and rap over

The fastest way to start is to Fork beats on BandLab. Remix, write lyrics, rap over the top, lay down vocals and samples and make your own beats. Read more

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Six hot beats to remix and rap over: August edition 2018

Your daily dose of inspiration. Read more

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