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How To Use BandLab Account? Getting started on BandLab
You are probably reading this because you don’t have a BandLab account. It is easy to set up your account and get your music online. This is a quick guide on how to sign up and get your first track published so that you can be in the running for Tracklanta.
Register for a BandLab Account
It is easy to create an account.
After you have signed up, you can complete your profile with information about yourself, music you like, and instruments you play. If you want to, this can be updated later.
Now, you can publish music to your profile.
BandLab is available online:
- Click the red Create button in the upper right corner of the screen
- Select Let’s make music to take you to Mix Editor
- A screen will appear prompting you to choose the type of track you wish to start.
- Instruments – You can use your computer keyboard to create virtual instruments or connect a MIDI controller.
- Drum Machine – Make beats and rhythms using our drum machine
- Voice/Mic Recording – Use a microphone or an audio interface to record voice or mic
- Guitar or Bass – To use BandLab as an amplifier, plug in a guitar/bass – This will require some type of audio interface or special cable
- Start with vocals by choosing Voice/Mic. You can then record using the built-in mic on your computer.
- You will see input settings including a volume meter. Click the red record button near the top of your screen. To test your input, speak or sing or snap
- To stop recording, click the Red Record Button once more
- Drag and drop files from your computer or drum loops into the Mix Editor.
- Click the Save button in the upper right corner of the screen to save. The next step is to choose a name for your song and to decide whether you wish to publish it.
You can record using BandLab iOS/Android apps
- Tap the Red + Button in the bottom right corner of the screen
- The Let’s Make Music screen will prompt you. Here you can select the type of track that you would like to start your movie track.
- Import Track – Upload your MP3, WAV, or M4A file
- Voice/Mic: Record any sound using a microphone or an audio interface.
- MIDI Instruments: Access virtual instruments like drums, pianos, synths, and strings.
- Looper – Create dope beats with our Looper interface. You can layer sounds by adding FX, guitars, and bass to our Sound Packs library.
- Start by choosing Voice/Mic. You can then record using your phone’s built-in microphone.
- Tap on the Red Record button to record something. This will make your first track.
- To return to the track view, tap the Arrow Down Icon at the top right.
- Tap the + icon beneath the first track to add more tracks
- You can make up to 12 more tracks.
- Tap the Cloud icon in the upper right corner of the screen to save. You have the option to save or publish.
You can choose to name your project and add a description.
Importing a track
A track you’ve created outside BandLab can be imported. When prompted, click on “Import Track” on the first screen after clicking the red create a button or the red + button for mobile to import the track. Upload an MP3, M4A, or WAV file.
What is forking?
You can fork a song in BandLab by either picking up from the original artist or starting at the beginning. You basically take another user’s song and add it to your Mix editor. The track can be used to build upon the work of others, modify it, and finally, republish it if you wish. You can choose to make your track forkable. Not all tracks are forkable. The green fork symbol can be used to indicate if a track has been made forkable.
Now I have the basics. How do I enter the competition?
We require you to share at least 2 tracks with us. This is your ATL Game track, which should showcase your best work. Then, fork one or two of the producer beats from “Mix The Masters”. Include the hashtags in the song description.