Getting started with BandLab's Studio

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

The Studio is BandLab's online digital audio workstation, where you can create projects for 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:


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

  1. Click on Create.jpg 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 eight options to start with:


    i.  Instruments - Use your desired MIDI instruments with your keyboard or via MIDI
    ii. Voice/Mic - Capture your voice or any sound and try out our AutoPitch
    iii. Drum Machine - For creating groovy beats in seconds
    iv. Guitar/Bass - Plug in a guitar to use BandLab as an amp
    v. Sampler - Create your Sampler Kits by selecting or recording your sounds
    vi. Import Audio/MIDI - Import audio (MP3, M4A, or WAV file) or MIDI files from your computer
    vii. BandLab Sounds - 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 and the Master Volume if you want to, at the top of the Studio:

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  4. Before recording:
    i. Click on Source.jpg at the bottom-left corner of the Studio
    ii. Select the desired input source
    iii. Test the input (You will know everything is set when the volume meter is moving)
  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. Click on SmartSelect_20210223-000705_Gallery.png Add Track to add another Voice/Audio track or any other type of track you want
  7. 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 Studio tutorial under hamburg.png Menu Icon > Help > Show Tutorial, which will walk you through each of the Studio elements!


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