How do I record in cycles on BandLab?

Otherwise known as comping, comp recording, or loop recording, you can record multiple takes in cycles on BandLab Web and select the best ones for you to use in your project! You can use a combination of different takes in your project too. This feature is currently only available on BandLab Web. 

  1. On the Time Ruler, select the section you'd like to repeat and enable Cycle.pngCycle 
  2. Click the Record_button.png Record button to start recording
  3. Keep recording new takes with each cycle. You can record up to seven (7) takes
  4. Stop recording whenever you're done, right-click on the recorded audio region, and go to Select a Version
  5. Click on the Take you'd like to use in your song

    Record_Take_WebME_New.gif

Using different takes in a single project 

Each take is tied to the audio region itself, so you can copy and paste the region across different sections in the song, then repeat the same steps to select the version you want to use:

  1. Select the region and hit Ctrl + C on your keyboard or right-click and select Copy 
  2. Go to the section of the song where you'd like the region to be and hit Ctrl + V on your keyboard or right-click on an empty space and select Paste
  3. Right-click on the newly pasted region and go to Select a Version
  4. Click on the preferred Take to select it

    Record_Take_Copy_Region_WebME_New.gif
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