BandLab is a free app for Android that has around 37 million users worldwide. It’s a cloud platform where musicians can collaborate to create music. Artists can choose from the hundreds of instruments available in BandLab or connect to their own. Add to that a vast array of mixing and mastering tools, and you have a formidable online recording studio.
Although BandLab is entirely free to use, it also provides a way for musicians to make money from their music. Another app for music creation is Garageband Studio, which is also an option worth considering.
Get the band together
With BandLab, you'll never be short on co-creators. The app’s online community consists of millions of diverse musicians. BandLab is compatible with multiple operating systems. This means that each musician's platform of choice isn’t a barrier to collaboration and to create fantastic music.
The team behind BandLab includes professional sound engineers, so you can take advantage of professional-quality mastering at no extra cost. Every track that's uploaded to BandLab is eligible for free algorithmic mastering. As a result, you can concentrate solely on your music and let BandLab optimise how it sounds.
Inspiration on the go
Being a social music creation platform that’s available worldwide, there will be time zone differences. If you can't get together with other musicians live, you can still work on the same song because all your work is saved in the cloud. When you do eventually catch up with each other again, you know that you'll be working on the latest version.
Online or offline instruments
Although you can connect your own instrument to BandLab, you're not limited to the ones you own. You can access more than 200 instruments ranging from drum kits to pianos and more. Each instrument has been digitally created by professional musicians and sound engineers.
Whether you're an amateur musician or looking to make a living from your music, BandLab lets you create, distribute and sell your music in a collaborative environment with zero overhead. For music lovers, it's an unlimited source of new music and gives you the option to directly support your favourite artists.