From the Team / 4 January 2019

Introducing: Creator Kits

It’s a brand new year and we’re jumping right into our newest feature. Our Creator Kits represent just one of a myriad of features that we’ve rolled out in the past weeks and you might have already tried them out. As we transition to BandLab 8.0 this month, we’re super excited to share with you some of these huge features in the coming weeks.

We know all you beatmakers out there will kill it on our new Creator Kits. And to give you a reason to share your best work with us, we’re giving away 100USD and more cash prizes to the best videos we see on Instagram tagged with #creatorkits. See below for more details.

Need to know more about the Creator Kits? Dive in now.

You’re probably wanting to learn more about the Creator Kits. Let’s dive into every beatmaker’s starter pack.

What are Creator Kits?

Creator Kits are preloaded sound packs arranged in a familiar 4×4 virtual pad controller format. They let you produce never-before-heard mixes in multiple genres such as EDM and hip hop. Available on BandLab’s iOS and Android app, you have the freedom to create on the move. Just like every other feature on BandLab, the Creator Kits are free to download and use.

Whether you’re a finger drumming extraordinaire or not, the Creator Kits are a fun and easy to use tool to express yourself. Around the office, we found ourselves hooked trying to make the perfect beat.

Here’s what we came up with when we took it for a spin.

 

 

 
 
 
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How to access Creator Kits

  1. Head to your Let’s Make Music page by hitting the + button at the bottom of your screen
  2. Swipe and select MIDI Instruments
  3. If it’s your first time here, you will need to download the Creator Kits. Select Discover, then swipe and tap on Creator Kits
  4. Here, you can download any Creator Kit in whichever genre you like. Tap on the play button to hear a sample of each pack
  5. Tap on your downloaded Creator Kit and you’re ready to make some beats.

Hit record

When you’re feeling ready to make your first hit with the Creator Kits, tap on the red record button at the bottom of the Mix Editor.

Like all the other instruments and features on the Mix Editor, you can add effect presets to your sound. Simply hit the Fx button and select your effect, from gated reverb to crazy modulations – there’s so much room for experimentation here!

Try multiple layers

If you’re not feeling ready to do complex finger drumming, try putting down a simple beat first. Save it, and then loop that beat.

Add another track and layer over the more melodic samples of the same Creator Kit.

#creatorkits

We can’t wait to see what you produce on the Creator Kits.

Post an Instagram video of yourself playing the Creator Kits on BandLab, hashtag #creatorkits. There are cash prizes for the best entries, which will be picked by a panel of judges at BandLab.

1st prize: 100USD
2nd, 3rd and 4th: 50USD each.

Contest ends 31st January. We’ll contact you via Instagram DM.

We’ll also share our favourite ones on our social profiles and on BandLab.


Expect even more genres and Creator Kits in the coming months – we’re only getting started. Check back our blog for the low down on our new features in BandLab 8.0.

Meanwhile, happy creating/finger drumming/beat making!


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