BandLab Adds New Social and Music-Making Tools in 3.0 Release

Mike Lawson • News • July 29, 2016

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BandLab, a free global, multi-platform (iOS, Android and web) cloud-based app where users can create, collaborate, and share their music, announced the release of Version 3.0, offering a range of new features.

Perhaps the biggest addition across all three platforms (iOS, Android and the web) is Shouts. BandLab Shouts enable users to grab a video, snap a photo, add filters, captions, emojis or drawings, then publish their thoughts and share them with followers and friends.

BandLab 3.0 includes new tools to make music like a new set of guitar effects turning any computer or mobile device into a guitar amplifier. The web app features 12 pre-programmed sounds, ranging from crunchy overdrive to spaced-out psychedelia. These effects can also be added as post effects to a recording in the BandLab Mix Editor.

The web app is also where you’ll find an onboard drum machine, which offers over 18 different drum sounds and real-time control.

In addition, there is new sound banks of virtual instruments such as brass and woodwind, marimbas, orchestral strings and new classic organ sounds. There are also additions to the number of piano sounds available.  

Finally, there’s also a new loop library. These new loops can be searched by genre or instrument—users will be able to find funk, rock, blues and more, then choose the instruments they want to hear them played on.

Many of the enhancements made on the BandLab web platform are also planned for the mobile app in future.


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