Getting started with BandLab's Mix Editor

You can start making your own songs using the Mix Editor as soon as you sign up!  

The Mix Editor is BandLab's online digital audio workstation, where you can create projects as long as 15 minutes, with the ability to layer up to 16 audio and MIDI tracks

Here are some simple steps to get you started:

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To record using BandLab on your computer's browser; log in to your account, or sign up at www.bandlab.com. Once logged in:

  1. Click on Rounded_corner_Create_Button.png at the top-right corner of the page to create a new project
  2. You will be prompted to the New Track screen where you can choose from these nine options to start with:

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    • Import Audio/MIDI - Import audio or MIDI files from your computer
    • Browse Loops - Browse our Loop Pack library, sorting them by genres and instruments you're interested in
  3. After creating the track, make sure to key in your project's Name, Key, Tempo, Time Signature and adjust the Metronome Settings, at the top of the Mix Editor:

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  4. Before recording:

    i. Click Rounded_corner_Source_button.png at the bottom-left corner of the Mix Editor
    ii. Select the desired input source
    iii. Test the input (You will know everything is set when the volume meter is moving)

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  5. Once everything is set, click on SmartSelect_20210223-000349_Gallery.png Record at the top (shortcut R) to start recording. Click SmartSelect_20210223-000349_Gallery.png Record again or hit Spacebar on your keyboard to stop recording 
  6. Once done, click on Save or Publish at the top-right corner of the screen to save your project privately or immediately publish your project to your feed!

Where can I find more BandLab tutorials?

You can refer to these ones, by our friends Eumonik and Inclusive Music

Additionally, check out the tutorials in our Blog here.

Last but not least, we've added a Mix Editor tutorial under Help > Show Tutorial which will walk you through each of the Mix Editor elements!

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