BandLab – Music Making Studio

Music
Rating
4.8 (274.6K)
Size
194.5 MB
Age rating
12+
Current version
10.73.3
Price
Free
Seller
BandLab Singapore Pte Ltd
Last update
3 weeks ago
Version OS
14.0 or later
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User Reviews for BandLab – Music Making Studio

4.77 out of 5
274.6K Ratings
1 month ago, BlacBillionaire
Band-lab Saved My Life
I utilized BandLab to get two publishing deals and I did it all from my phone and a tablet. One publishing deal for being an artist and the second one was for producing. after a break up where it was dire I needed the money for what I produced at that time, some people said the software isn’t up to par with the more notable programs that producers and artist or engineers may use. But I figured sound is really how you been the wavelength. I don’t know if it’s the best software, but I know I can use it to get the sound that I want for the most part. I’m not a professional engineer. I am an artist who spent hours and hours learning mixing with presets and vocal inflections etc. I am still learning. Before BandLab entered my life, music creation was a constant struggle against technical limitations and geographical isolation. The dream of producing my own music seemed distant, a vision blurred by the lack of accessible tools and platforms. Then came BandLab, a beacon of innovation in the digital audio workstation (DAW) landscape. With its user-friendly interface and a plethora of built-in presets, BandLab redefined what it meant to be a musician on the go. It wasn’t just a software; it was a revolution that turned my smartphone into a powerful studio. The impact was immediate and profound. BandLab’s integrated MIDI editor, vast library of loops, and virtual instruments unlocked a world of creativity that I never knew existed within me.
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4 years ago, ColLeeN.M.BerrY
My home away from home in my phone
I've been with bandlab for around 3 years now. And I haven't found a single other app that compares. Bandlab stands alone without exaggeration. They are constantly improving the app and fine tuning it, always adding new fun and useful features. They (developers) pay attention to our suggestions and work them in to the updates. They are on top of the feedback, even if you tend to be a bit...uncommon(???)... Idk how many people they have in their team, but they are all musicians who know their stuff and that's who responds when you have feedback. I have seen this app grow into an amazing place to create music...not just music; but professional quality, music you can be proud of, I think there's like millions of users??? Alot! And many are some pretty heavy hitters in the musical world. All over the world! Intermingling and ready to collaborate with YOU! Seriously! I've learned and grown so much more than I expected to because of this FREE app. Bandlab has become a home to me because of the devoted developers, the amazing musicians from all corners of the world, and the tools that allow me to create music that I could not do if bandlab wasn't available or cost $. Thank you bl devs... Y'all add the music to a muted world🖤
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2 years ago, elvis_great-great-nephew27
Amazing.. to an extent
My time using that app has been absolutely amazing. I am an instrumentalist who specializes in woodwinds so I use this app to create my own arrangements of pieces I one day hope to conduct myself once I become a director. I started using the app when you could have up to 12 tracks and now you can have 16. The only issue I have is you can ‘only’ have up to 16 tracks. Yes, I know that seems like a lot when you’re looking at it, but when you’re arranging for a band that has around 20 instruments before percussion is even thought of, it gets really difficult to have that full sound you dream of and try to produce on your own. To be quite honest, the amount of tracks is the only thing I would change about the app as it develops. That app has helped me use music as an outlet even more than anything else has, but I’m still not able to do everything I want with the app which is difficult to feel like I’ve ever finished anything because I have to end up leaving half of the ensembles sound out of the recordings. Even if the number only went to 18 or 20 it would open up a whole new world of possibilities for aspiring musicians such as myself. Other than that one detail, the app is phenomenal and has so many options from types of reverb to adjusting the whole key of the piece by the scroll of your thumb. It is quite amazing and y’all should definitely check it out!
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4 years ago, Nashler
Pros and cons
Update: At this point it rarely works longer than an hour. I delete and download this multiple times a day to make one song :( it happens at any point. Right when I open the app. Or when I’m about to finish. Or when I’m in the middle of recording. It will just force close or suddenly sign me out and say I can’t sign back in. (Error or this link doesn’t exist) That’s when I have to delete it. Also, When I open an existing file. It will randomly say my microphone doesn’t work or I have to choose that option. But It was fine a second ago when I recorded. I’ll push record and it’s an old recording I deleted etc. these are the problems I have. But I still use it with all these frustrations because there’s nothing else out there like this.. So there is no other app out there like this. It’s amazing. I will continue to use it even though there are a few glitches and errors that occur. Sometimes for no reason. It will force close. Then I spend a few minutes deleting the app and downloading again. That seems to be the only suggestion from the support group. It does work but a little inconvenient. Sometimes songs just disappear. I’ve had a few occasions of them showing up again. But I’ve also lost a few. I just save them to my computer now. For me, the pros outweigh the cons. Only because I’ve never found a app this simple where you can record your music and singing. Also, the community is awesome :)
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2 years ago, Fjfjdhbdjdjn
Holy crap it’s good
I don’t usually write reviews for apps AT ALL but this app alone has made it possible to easily express a creative musical side of myself. I just got the app just under two weeks ago since writing this and I’ve already recorded 7 fully produced songs. They’re pretty basic because I’m still learning but this app has made it possible nonetheless and there’s still so many features I have yet to figure out fully. My friend recommended it to me and I’m so glad I got it. The fact that it has so many features without annoying pop up ads is incredible. I’d rate 6 stars if I could (Continued) Ok I found a problem that is insanely annoying. I’ve been trying out a new modern rap type style of music lately and Bandlab as usual has been doing great at helping me with that except for one problem. I need to use the auto pitch feature for this style of music and turning it up causes random faint popping noises to appear on the vocal tracks. I’ve tried everything and it just won’t go away. This glitch/flaw is literally the only thing I’ve encountered on this app that is holding it from the status of perfection.
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2 years ago, ThickerPlanes_YT
Good and simple, but lacks a good amount of features
I’m gonna keep this quick, also I’m focusing on pc BandLabs lacks many features that other companies have. These features would be very useful for me, and many other artists. We need more presets (not talking about the fx stuff necessarily, more mean stuff like Lofi) We need more utility. We have some, such as the background noise filter, but things such as a declipper would be very useful. And finally some things to make BandLabs more convenient. On pc at least, there is no way to make your music go in and out of frequencies. you can’t move and place individual sounds for beat making, it all needs to be in one go (which is very annoying). No button to go all the way back to the beginning on the song, you need to swipe/drag the bar. And other things I’m not including TLDR: needs more utility, presets, and convenience features. Ps: something that would be very nice is a guide for beat making, like where it shows outlines of what beats would go well with it. FL Studios has a great system like this, and of course BandLabs won’t be able to be equal to/better than FL, but it would still be great to see some of these futures down the road.
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2 years ago, Lil' Money
Bluetooth Latency and Delay
Hey BandLab I can’t thank you enough for making it easy to record music like this. I use your app every time I write lyrics and was ready to make music, but something came up. The Ipad I used to make my music doesn’t work anymore so I bought a new iPad Air. Thing is I can’t connect any of my earphones or headphones to my iPad Air so I can’t really make music. My friend bought me a v8 to make my music high quality and studio like but it runs on Bluetooth. Please do everything you can to make BandLab support Bluetooth without any latency or delay and make it sound exactly how it sounds on wired earphones or headsets. I’d love to continue using your app to make music because other apps makes it complicated. And BandLab is the only app I’ll call a real studio without any equipment but I have a v8 to make my music sound better and I can’t use it on BandLab because it’s Bluetooth. Make Bluetooth work on BandLab and I’ll forever be grateful that you came into my life, if you can’t I understand and I’ll try to find something to continue making my music on wired earphones. Thank you for reading all of this, you’re the best.
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2 years ago, RDcuztomz
It’s good, but could be better
I’ve used this app for about 1-2 years and I’m honestly confused by what has changed and what hasn’t. As a creator I find it hard to make any future projects when a certain MIDI instrument doesn’t sound exactly like I want it to, everything sounds fine once the song is finished editing. but when listening to the song using those MIDI instruments the song sounds rather off or “Corrected”, this makes me loose motivation for making or finishing any future projects which lead to scraping those ideas and trying to create something else different from the last. I’ve also noticed how you can’t hear something that was recorded previously when using a MIDI instrument, just a suggestion to add some sort of switch or button that mutes and unmutes what was previously recorded. For the most part this app is good but it could use more fixes than any changes what so ever. These are all the things that I think could use improving overall it is a great app and I would use this app more if these bugs were already dealt with.
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5 years ago, Allen Grayson
I have one problem...
BandLab is an excellent app for music making and listening. I absolutely love it. That is, until a problem occurred. I went to get into the app just yesterday and instead of going in straight to my profile and the normal screen, it had the entire intro log in screen show up as if I logged out of my account, which I never do. When I tried logging in using my information, is kept on saying that I have “incorrect credentials”. So, I tried logging in with my google account instead. I thought it would work, but then I got a pop-up saying that my email is “already linked to a different account type”. So now, I can’t log in AT ALL, or access any of my stuff, which is really frustrating. It also makes me worried that my account somehow got lost, along with all of my stuff on it. I still get notifications telling me that people liked my song, or started following me, but even when I tap on the notification banner that shows up at the top of the screen to take me to the app, NOTHING HAPPENS. If you could please help in any way or give some sort of advice as to what I should do, thank you. My music is very important to me and I don’t want it to be lost forever with my account. Thank you.
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2 years ago, meenayii
Amazing App! Hoping for Better Features in the Future
I absolutely LOVE Bandlab. I have told alllll of my friends about it, and I have been on it nonstop since I figured out there was an app. (It’s a little funky on my Windows PC) Anywho, although this is a phenomenal app for bedroom artists; I am hoping to see better vocal editing features in the future. (Like pitch correcting/autotune etc) I enjoy the filters and effects they have available, but it would be nice to be able to stack filters, change the intensity of the effect without completely resetting the presets.. and separating vocals from instrumentals? Other than that it would be nice to merge layers (or just be able to add more! I’m running out of layer space and making one song with multiple projects!!) overall I would get the app. It’s easy to use, it’s fun, and it makes making music soo much easier than you could ever imagine it. Don’t let my suggestions deter you from the download! I’m hoping Bandlab will add those in the future and eventually you could they could take over GarageBand as the best iOS music editor lol. Thank you BandLab for your hard work and dedication to bringing music to everyday people like me
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2 days ago, Oshkey420
This is exactly why new artist can’t get exposure.
In the beginning band lab was so freaking awesome. You had access to A+ recording software. The applications really was geared to new and growing artists with a great community of fellow artist to share your work with and grow. Now, just like Facebook, MySpace, eBay, and every other corporate tainted “machine” is slowly being geared twords a paid premium service. The day is fast approaching where bandlab is more concerned with revenue and how to leach money from the user to grow their company and software to which really needed none of that to begin with. The day is probably already here. So instead of downloading this app, go to guitar center or sweet water and buy a multi track recorded that comes with a lifetime subscription to software and put your stuff out on SoundCloud or reverb cuz really no one ever gets famous off this app anyway. It’s now just a way for some corporate slime ball to line their pockets while making an aspiring artist gain hope of something that has never happened and will never happen from using this app. Yea it’s cool and fun but not worth putting any dollars in at all. Also there are a lot of scammers out there trying to message people saying they want to sign them blah blah blah, just to get their bank account information to take their money or use their information to fraud other people.
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9 months ago, methibosheth
THE BEST (FREE) MUSIC WORKSHOP
This app is amazing if your a beginner and your looking for a user friendly app or if you simply have 0 budget (I know that all too well 😭) it’s super, SUPER easy to navigate, almost fool proof really, and it’s simple to make music and post also. Bandlab has free sound packs for basically all genres that you can use to make your own beats, you can plug in your guitar into your phone/iPad and record straight into the app, you can plug in a microphone and record/ mix vocals, you can tune instruments, you can import beats/ samples at the click of a button… basically BandLab does it all for none 😂. The only cons are (in my opinion) that there isn’t any way you can plug in your own drum kids/midi instruments which is the biggest con, so you have to use the instrument plug ins they give you, which aren’t great in general but are especially bad if your looking to make rap beats. Plus it can kinda be slow on a phone sometimes, which is hard when I’m working on a song and it takes forever to load in a sample. But even with all this in mind, ITS FREE FOR GOODNESS SAKE and totally worth a download if you’ve been looking for something like this!
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5 years ago, Young CoN_15
Lost my voice audio😢🙏🏻
So it’s a great app overall and I finally ran into an issue I made a brand new song was very proud and about to post it and I clicked save so I could go and tweak some things and make my audio more clear then only to realize the app only saved the beat and not my voice audio and my lyrics disappeared that I had written down aswell I’m overall really disappointed that out of all issues hat could have happened it was this issue I have never had issues until now I would love a reply from a developer or someone that can help me because maybe it got lost in like the apps cloud or something but I worked so hard on this song and now I have nothing but the beat no none of my vocals are there anymore, and my lyrics have been erased aswell off the app please someone write back and please fix this bug on your app at this point I’ve tried all I could to retrieve my lost vocals and lyrics so I’m trying to the developer please help me because I was really proud of this song and I hate dissapointing all my fans I have everywhere😢🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
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4 years ago, Hdthfinc
Best Studio/Recording/Mixing App!
I NEVER write reviews for apps, let alone rate them but I am so happy with this app I just felt I needed to share.... I like to import an instrumental version of a song and then add multiple tracks of myself singing over it, harmonizing with myself, basically. I’ve tried so many apps to do this but they either don’t allow me to import my own song or they don’t allow me to edit my vocals or they charge money to use certain features. The only other app I’m aware of that could do this is GarageBand but that can be difficult to figure out and 98% of the time, it doesn’t let me import songs from my phone for some reason. I get so frustrated with it. I’ve have zero issues with BandLab and it allows you to use all editing feature for FREE. Also, there aren’t ads popping up every 5 seconds like every other free app out there. This app is a breath of fresh air and I’m so thankful I’ve found it. It does exactly what I need it to do, with no issues and all for free. To the developers: Thanks so much! Keep up the good work!
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2 years ago, EdNiTa CaStiLLo
Best Find ever!! Changed my Life
I have been using BandLab for a few months I started in November 2021 and first I was just using it to master my songs I started off creating beats on another platform and using BandLab only for mastering but I started to play around with BandLab and found that it was more of a community than just a mastering and be making app and I fell in love with BandLab I use it every freaking day and I have created relationships with other artists. Using BandLab is very rewarding since it gives you an audience and it gives you avenues to be a better artist I also have ReverbNation and just found out that they are both tied in together so that is a plus I highly suggest BandLab to anybody and ReverbNation to anybody who is starting off as an artist and wants to master their talents thank you BandLab Singapore for creating this app you are a freaking genius and I hope to make many more masterpieces with your platform and I hope to master your platform and become one of the greatest thank you- EDNITA CASTILLO
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6 years ago, endmepls
I love bandlab but sometimes it’s retarded
OK bandlab pisses me off sometimes when I upload a song and I select the genre and picture for it sometimes it just won’t upload under the genre I selected Or with the right picture and it really frustrates me because I can’t seem to get my music where I want it to be without band lab changing the genre for no apparent reason and then when you go to delete it to re-upload it sometimes it will not delete it and the song will become glitched and unremovable and it really aggravates me having three versions of the exact same song on my profile and it triggers my OCD seeing a massive amount of unremovable songs on my profile like CAN I JUST HAVE A CLEAN PROFILE WITH 1 OF EVERY SONG NOT 3 COPYS!!!!!!! And also for some apparent reason not even bandlab support knows how to fix it I’ve tried to explain but every time the advice was useless UGHHHHHHHH!!!!!. *sigh*... so basically in conclusion if you want your music to get herd I would highly recommend a bandlab it’s really a great app but sometimes it just is so slow clunky and glitchy and The suppose it “support” they offer doesn’t really help for some of the things that is wrong with the app
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11 months ago, Caedmon’s review
Informative suggestions
I really love that this program is free and works on my phone. However, I have a few suggestions on fixing problems. The first problem is there are a limited amount of tracks (I think 10 or 12). This should be increased to 20. Second, you have to mix down a midi track (VSTi) into an audio track to fade the ends. Third, I should be able to change the pitch of each individual note like I can with its velocity. Fourth, there needs to be a way to import plugins, or make available a side chain compressor, multiple stutter and timing effects, and a minimoog type plugin to control multiple characteristics of a sound. Fifth, it is impossible to paste more than a group 5 tracks. Sixth, the red looping ruler is extremely complicated to adjust in the single track key grid. Seventh, the grid octave range is limited and will not play notes beyond or below it. I really like the AI generated song starter! I think it would be even more helpful if you could utilize it during production to suggest fill-ins and alternate music logic for sections after the chorus. Overall this is a wonderful program!! Thanks a lot!
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2 years ago, Macadairo
Love it
There’s no other like it helped me find my sound Years later update still love BandLab No other app like it , I’ve since put together a home studio But I still use BandLab to get new ideas out fast , Its the ultimate portable studio app,It has great presets to start from it finds the key of the beat has great auto tune coupled with great plugins that are extremely easy to understand up to 16 tracks and it’s so fun with a comprehensive work flow , This is what helped me early on learning to rap and sing , I created EPS , Mixtapes , and Albums that my friends and family thought I went to the studio to make when I was younger making songs everywhere from my room , my school , parks around my house , my bathroom at home , my basement at home , etc. All and All I truly love BandLab it’s been a huge part of my growth as an artist and much more tools for Collabs and growth tools to help grow a fan base like Contest and Master last but not least other user that you can get inspiration from purely deluxe I love you BandLab.
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3 years ago, FLAME130999
Rating
I’ve used BandLab for about a year now to build my music career. This is the only app I’ve used and it’s done wonders and worked the exact way I wanted it to. The only problem I have is this update. I thought the update would be better to be honest. When I read the update log I was super excited. Once the update was done I opened BandLab and the look was way better but the feel of it didn’t feel right. I don’t know what it is there’s something off and the way I sound when I record now just feels off. I’m in a discord server with a bunch of other music creators and they are all dissatisfied with the update. We all were wishing that there would have been an update to the auto tune. Like if there were more options and effects. Kind of like they have in FL studio. These could be paid or not I’d still buy them if they were paid. But over all this is the best app rn for music. I just don’t like the née feel but it still beats everything else.
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6 years ago, yungmvltxn
Overall amazing! But...
there are still a few things you have to work on! For example the AutoTune Feature, it sounds all muffled up if I want to use it, also you should add more Vocal Effects for example a Slapback Effect or a Distortion Effect and a Vocal Harmony or Voice Pitch Changer. There are all sorts of ideas, these Features above I suggest. I use this App almost everyday and I create amazing songs with it. Also, please try to change the Microphone Frequency or make it sound better because it doesn't sound that bad but it could be better as well. Just make it sound a bit more realistic like the Application "Take" does. They make it sound really good and also have many Effects. And please make the Beats or Music that you import automatically change the BPM to the BPM of the Beat. For example I upload a Beat with 140BPM, but BandLab still tells me its 120BPM, which is why I have to first add my Vocal Tracks, then change the BPM, then add the Beat to match the BPM. I don't mean to stress you add, those are just things to make your App even better! Love you, keep going forward!
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5 years ago, BkPatriot1776
Approaching perfection
This is my favorite music production app yet. Most have very limited functionality, have few instruments (or if they have a large variety, most are locked behind a paywall), or are difficult to use. BandLab has basically none of these issues. It’s easy to use, has a variety of MIDI instruments spanning several genres and styles (as well as recording and amp features), and so far I’ve seen no payed content. I don’t think there are even ads; if there are, they’re so unobtrusive I haven’t noticed. The sharing and forking features are also nice. I only have one real criticism of the app: for some reason, playing your music back in the mix editor causes popping in the phone speaker. This ONLY happens in the editor itself and it doesn’t happen with headphones. Just the speaker. Music playback in other parts of the app is fine, and I even screen recorded the editor playback and there were no audio artifacts. It’s strictly some sort of issue between the editor and the speaker. EDIT: On a closer listen, I think the artifacts may be present in the screen recording too. Regardless, it’s an issue that needs fixing, but otherwise the app works perfectly. I also hope even more MIDI instruments will be added, such as a strummed guitar as opposed to the fingerpicked versions we’re mostly limited to now. The variety of instruments is, again, fantastic, but more variety in the sounds those instruments can make would make the app absolutely perfect.
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5 years ago, D_W_H_2
Superb👌🏾
The New eq capabilities of BandLab is awesome. I really appreciate the having the ability to eq vocals and instruments Manuel because it gives us creators the freedom to be more creative and and makes the music sound that much more crisp. And if you know what you are doing you can really achieve that studio quality sound. I hope the developers of this app doesn’t take any of these amazing features away. However they should add more features like the ability to be compatible with a larger range of midi controllers also they should try to a more instrument high quality instrument voices and pianos and sounds. Also if possible I’d love for them to allow more than 12 tracks on any project for more complex composition. That would be also. That said, as it stands now, this app is amazing and can only get so much better. It’s definitely my go to app for writing and formulation film scores composition and song ideas. Keep up the good work band land team you guys are definitely appreciated.🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽✨🌟🌟
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5 years ago, Josiah Miles
The Greatest Music App Ever
Forget garageband, this app has the most simple yet diverse interface I have ever used, people can master using it in days, but then you still find out features you didn't even know were on it, which makes no sense but thats how great it is 😂 I produce my beats on here, record vocals, mix it all, add effects and filters, it even lets you convert video to audio that you can put in your songs without the need for a MP4 to MP3 converter, it already comes built in. You can upload your music on the domain, and it gains attention because of the features like creator connect, groups, and so much more that makes sure your music doesnt just get lost in the mix like SoundCloud, which I uploaded numerous songs on and amounted to 46 followers, I have uploaded 2 songs and a couple comments to bandlab and have almost reached 500. I would rate this app 6 stars if I could, has helped me bring my music creativity to life, and has helped countless friends of mine do the same. 👌🏽
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4 months ago, Bumperman
Do yourself a great positive service!
Too many times in the App Store a new sight will ask to be reviewed immediately…people become slightly annoyed when the actual app asked for a consensus without giving the new user an opportunity to see if they are able to even finish the initial protocols involved with acclimating how to use it directly after opening it for the first time! It’s incredible. As an example can you imagine asking a brand new patron of a restaurant? How did you Enjoy your meal ? Making this inquiry almost immediately after they arrive? The honest answer would be Nothing and how many Stars is Nothing? nevertheless, as far as BandLab is concerned; from my years of using other Musical with other music production applications and Algorithms /your interface and set up offers a great deal of user friendly learning curves and a vast array of fresh ideas ! that have a lot l of potential that said I am quite excited to find out more…so please feel to come back after Ive tasted the appetizer and had the soup 👍🏽Many Thanks and Good Work!
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2 years ago, nipplehickiehippynickel
I love the the set up and the platform but to many security issues…
I really like bandlab but there are groups of bots and real people on there that will steal and manipulate your intellectual properties (music)… even people posing as or actual bandlab staff will recycle or straight up steal your music… They have no appreciation for the art… and they will gang up and not let you grow… they will blanket your work… it’s frustrating to say the least… someone has access to every personal account I’ve had and I’ve had complete songs go missing… I work very hard on my music and want to make a living doing it… bandlab offers a unique experience with the user friendly set up and touch screen simplicity… the ability to share and collaborate with anyone across the world is a great feature… I’ve been on band lab for 4 years and I have grown accustomed to being able to catch ideas while mobile but the security risk and the rampant thieving is to much for me as a future professional… I can’t recommend at the moment but would gladly reconsider if some changes are made…
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3 years ago, Lunar Eminy
Very sorry for sending another review/request so close after my last one
Honestly, this is more of a vent review then a request because I feel like no one is up to do it. Do you guys know those virtual singers called vocaloids? Well, I really wanted to use one but the problem is that the original and alternative versions (like synesthyser v or however it’s spelled) and honestly I’m just sad because no one gives me any money for anything so I can’t buy it, also the apps are just too darn expensive tbh. I’m not really asking you guys to add it because although this is a app made for songs and stuff and you can add lyrics to it, however I feel like I am pushing the suggestions too far. You guys can just stick with the traditional Japanese instruments though and just completely ignore my rant, those instruments are enough to just make my day. Thank you for reading this and I apologize for such a long and useless review.
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4 years ago, 69420fegget
Needs improvement
Band lab lags like no other while I’m trying to record and edit. There’s a quarter of a second of delay from when I hit a string on my guitar to when I hear it in my headphones and that can really mess you up when you’re trying to be precise. You can’t adjust the click track to be one consistent click too. There’s always an accent note and I don’t need one. I just need to know I’m keeping with the beat. I keep experiencing issues with my headphones too, but I have not yet diagnosed if that’s band lab or my brand new headphones being defective. I have ALL of my volume knobs (in the software, on my computer, and my interface) all turned all the way up and every now and then the sound I get back is barely audible despite being recorded at a reasonable volume in the first place. Hell, the bar is jumping up past yellow in some parts when I hit my bass a little too hard while recording. It’s a free useful site but it’s not without its issues. I recommend it for working on your own personal projects (like I’m doing right now) but don’t sink something special into this product. You’ll want something of a better quality at that point.
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2 years ago, Httpjayg
Please fix this update
I am a Bandlab Fanatic, but ever since this new update… the “FX Autopitch” is a bit too much… The keys Between Major, Minor, and Chromatic is way off… it makes your vocals from firm to flat to flat to firm… when the version before any switch between keys would just shift your vocals into the correct tone. This new update has modified the sound of vocals and it’s not for the good. I’ve tweeted and sent picture of what the problem is and no one has contacted me. This new version really needs to be reverted back to the original sound… it’s almost to the point where Bandlab is only catering to its Rap audience and not the true ACTUAL singers… with all the “CLASSIC, BIG HARMONY, DUET, ROBOT, MODERN RAP” Options that are completely not useful it’s become a bit too much a steering away from the quality of this app. It really was an amazing app before this update… I have seen a remote amount of complaints about the new update and I do hope that they make the switch back to the original “Autopitch” because this is completely HORRIBLE. I do not like this update what so ever and I am scared that it might be like this forever.
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1 year ago, bdjsjsbdb
Please consider this an option.
Honestly, I love bandlab. I love recording in it. Up until this latest update. I record on a phone but I love how bandlab used to work on phone. I was currently trying to record, but with the new update where the fx and autotune screen is smaller, it keeps getting in my way. It’s always lagging and even when I click to change the name, record, and even just touching it, it appears. I tried searching for a way to put it back because personally, I think the old version is much better. If you could consider to put an option where it is back to the old version would be awesome. Even change it back completely. I just don’t think I can even record without it getting in my way and it’s always lagging just when I touch the screen. It could also be my phone but I just personally don’t like it. I very much prefer the version before this was added. If you could consider this an option would be awesome. Thank you.
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5 months ago, michael dunderbarre
Bandlab is versatile and always adds great updates! 👍🏻
This app has supported my random musical ideas for 4 years now, and when i started out, they had a wide selection of instruments to pick from, but now, the catalogue has expanded so much and continues to expand that range of genres you can mess with. When i first started using this app, i really didn’t like the sound of the drum kits that were available, just personal preferences and certain cymbals didn’t sound like i wanted, but over time, they’ve continued to improve and add new drum kit option and they just keep sounding better and unique! The only thing i think they’re missing that i’ve noticed recently is a possible 7/8 or odd time signature option, and possibly a more easy to understand/efficient triplet system, i would love that, but knowing bandlab, it may be added with a new update sometime soon, thanks bandlab, you guys made a great app
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5 years ago, Wickedlyblind
Up to 4GB on phone storage!!!!
Hands-down the best there is available to create,meet,& inspire all while having a place to post and store your songs. The only problem which is a big one is that I am forced to delete the app completely off my phone at least once a day if I intend on working on anything. Reason is because Band lab can take up to four gigs of space. This is certainly not a fluke because it happens every day on 3 different IOS devices and the worst I’ve seen it get up to is 5.8 gigs! Contacted technical support and after the first two attempts to make the issue clear to robots/peoplebots.... I finally got someone who payed attention and Genuinely was trying to help me. Unfortunate part about everything is after following all the suggestions given to help me solve the problem still has no resolution or a valid acknowledgement from Bandlab support that they are/would fix the problem. Eh... nothings perfect but this had been my only problem up to this date after about 2years of using the app. 👌🤞
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4 months ago, Sub to GamerLoudTube YT
Great for beginners
I love BandLab, let me get that out straight away. I have been using it for like better part of 4 years, and it’s a great place to start. It’s quite easy to use and very intuitive; I was able to pick it up and get familiar with the interface within a week. Its a great place to start if you don’t know how to use, or don’t have the money for something like FL studio. It has a wide range of instrument presets and sound effects for every occasion. All this being said, I do wish that we were able to import our own sounds to use as instruments, like soundfonts from FL studio. I know you can sort of do this with the sampler, but you don’t get that same range offered by the presets. It would also be great to get more options for the track Fx, things like Detune would be great. Other than that, it’s a great editor, and I always get excited to see new presets drop while I’m editing. I can’t wait to see how it grows in the future. Would *highly* recommend
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4 years ago, creepyhead squid deville
Wow
I love this app so much that I would fight you over it. Lol. I’m still a beginner to the app but have been doing music all my life practically. I’ve used many platforms and programs but this is hands down my choice to go to so I can release my feelings when I need to do it and not be bothered with ads and pop up crap you have to watch before every click of the screen would go through. I will use this app until it is no more or I run out of space, which seems to be my only problem so far. I don’t have enough space to hold all the fantastic music and tunes that I’m able to create with my new best friend. BandLab, you’re the best. Thumbs up buddy! I am as sincere as one can be when I say that I am in love with BandLab. P.s. my only minor issue is the bots and fake porn profiles that keep trying to trick me. That’s the only thing that I see that could be improved on. Have a great day.
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4 months ago, loserwolf.ki6283
VERY solid app
It's a very solid, well-working app, but there are a few things that I think should be fixed. 1. Whenever I am looking through looper packs, the app will freeze for about 7 seconds then continue to work like normal. I know this isn’t that big of a deal, but it gets tedious over time since it happens frequently. 2. I wish there was a way to organize tracks in your library however you want, or maybe and option to organize them by cover. 3. When I'm using a virtual instrument, it will sometimes press on the first key I choose and then endlessly hold down on that key forever 4. Whenever I like a post, the app glitches or something because it unlikes it immediately, so I have to spend some time liking the post so I can make sure it doesn't unlike itself. This happens a lot. Please fix this because it's very tedious and happens every time. Other than that, this app is very thought out and solid, definitely recommend!
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1 year ago, Yami W1nter
Good but needs plenty of work…
Hi BandLab team, I am not lying when I say I am speaking on behalf of most of the users of this platform. Just friendly tips and criticisms, not your average rage review. My first criticism are some of the users here. Some are very, very young or just plain immature. Some aren’t even using the app for relevancy—MUSIC. Constant posts about suicide, seeking romance, or 18+ content that I’m sure isn’t allowed here. I am hoping you guys set a rule to be followed about the limitations of posting here. It saddens to see how little seriously others I know take this app due to this small, but detrimental issue. Also, the algorithm. A lot of people have been complaining about the “brokenness” of it. Hashtags do very little and if they do, it’s mostly because of reposts, which are hard to get from big people. I’m sure spamming has also caused the algorithm to be so unstable as well, so it’s not you guys to blame. And please add more effects and number of tracks that us BandLab users can utilize. Big please. I’d really appreciate that the most because it can improve the quality of me and other’s sounds and production by doing so. (And preset component number effects, I must add). Thank you guys for your hard work. It’s quite a hassle having a lot of people at your door about constant issues, so I want you to know that I appreciate you guys for listening to your fans and listening to the reviews as well. 🙏🏼
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4 years ago, CinVT
Essential service for my virtual choir
We are doing virtual choir for our little New England church services. BandLab is easy enough that my choir members, including 80 year old folks, are able to access and use the technology. The versatility of multiple platforms allows Androids and IOSs alike to use their smartphones, and a web interface as an option to the mobile app, all integrated. Small niggles... * can’t protect tracks from being recorded over...*”versions” of the song with different peoples tracks all in different files so that I have to open 12 files and copy/paste to get my full mix... * pitch adjustment (autotune) is only available on the much less robust mobile platform rather than on desktop where any serious musician is going to do their mastering (I use Logic to master, but BandLab has nice mastering features that can get you by, except the one component that every vocal track needs...tuning. But those are small complaints and we are thriving thanks to this platform. Hurrah!
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4 years ago, Science experiment
Amazing!
Words cannot describe how thrilled I was when I found this platform. It is perfect for me since I want to be a film score composer when I get older and this is perfect because it has tons of different orchestral instrumental options. Before this, I had used GarageBand to compose some of my songs which isn’t a bad platform at all but this has a ton more options for orchestra arrangements and best of all, it’s FREE. If I had to be honest, I feel terrible. Thus platform is so awesome I feel like I should be paying something for it because this is so cool and so useful. I also really like the idea of collaboration on songs and creating bands and communities. Now I’m an introvert so I don’t particularly like socializing with new people but I feel that on here, there’s no risk of being judged because everyone in here is a music nerd like me. Again, this is awesome. Thank you so much. You guys really do rock!
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1 year ago, Simplyhumblemusic
Love bandlab
I love using bandlab. I could go on about all the features I like and how easy it makes it to edit on your phone. But I just want to throw out a couple suggestions since I noticed how responsive you guys are to reviews and suggestions. My number one thing I would like to see added is visual aids like a visual eq, maybe some visual compression, but most of all some kind of gauge with numbers for db levels. I have noticed the meter for the main volume but without and numbers it really works best as a clipping meter. I think with some way to determine track db it would make things like setting your compression threshold or track vol/gain so much easier, especially for those of us that are early on in our music recording journey. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to any and all improvements and updates in the future.
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2 years ago, OMFGHSHAVAHWVAGA
Dope but just one thing
I’ve been using this app for a few years now and it’s always been a joy to go on. I’ve finally found an app that lets me create the music I want to make. From the packs to the imports; it’s just an overall amazing experience. The only downside to this app however is specifically in the “Project Settings” section. When I go to change the picture of the track I’m working on, it only shows me my pictures from newest to oldest. It would be a life saver if there was a way to make it to where we can access certain photos by going through our photos albums etc. Having to scroll all the way down to find a certain picture isn’t fun and I don’t feel like duplicating each picture to have it appear at the top. But besides this, the app is really good and I’ve yet to have any serious issues with it.
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4 years ago, 212*****
Hi I have a suggestion
I love this app I started using this app in October and I love it, my suggestion is to make a tab where it’s just the mixer for all the channels like for example (one track is “master”) and to the left of it is the “current” track and then the rest of the tracks are insert tracks for example when your in the playlist double tap the mic on any track and it will go into the wav form then tap on fx section and then go to the effect that your vocal or whatever it is on and tap the options tab and then neither you can make it so you tap on the 3 dots or add a rectangle in the options tab and it has a gear press it and it goes to the select channel and you will see a rectangle with a arrow pointing up on top of the rectangle and a arrow pointing down on the bottom of the rectangle and you could make it so u can add third party plugins. Thank you if the developers or developer is reading this 😉
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1 month ago, ROBLOX_❤️_LOVER
Why BandLab is great
Hi! I have been using BandLab for about a year now and I love it! Have you every been recording yourself singing on a basic camera app and it alters your voice slightly? Yeah, I have to! But once I started using BandLab it changed the game! My voice isn’t altered at all in the app! I play guitar and sing but I don’t have drums yet and so the drum feature on this app is incredibly helpful!! I can easily record, no matter the acoustics of the room, in this app you can let your passion be represented accurately!! I will be posting my music eventually when I’m more confident but this app really helps with any new artist! If you don’t have a fancy music studio then this app is 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 for, well, 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞!! Yoh could be a beginner and with the easy-use controls and features on this app you can easily create your own music!!
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1 year ago, candy girls🍭
To good to be true 😠😡
OK I was kind of bored and I really wanted to make a song I have a really good collection of like poems and stuff so I thought it would be good at it. When I pull up this app and read the reviews I was like wow that sounds really really professional and I should try it out so I download it I signed in. But when I got in it I said to make a song I sing the lyrics I wrote them down then I say is that I could I said right into the microphone but the audio it was like terrible I kept playing it again and again and I was like really bad. I mean I usually do vocals and I’m not a big fan of like the instruments and stuff but when I hear that the vocals aren’t even bad like I don’t know it’s just it’s kinda kind of sketchy you know I mean there must be something that I’m not getting or maybe just other people like this app and I don’t but I just wasn’t a big fan of this app.
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3 months ago, D3monix
This is good but would be better if….
All my friends that i make music with use bandlab so to help them mix their tracks all in one place rather than them sending a bunch of stems i joined up on the browser, so while trying to mix their vocal for the track i wanted to add automation of effects. And i noticed you have to record your automation of your effects and i think it would help others if you had the option to add automation tracks to the playlist rather than recording your automation real time and having that added to the track, maybe something like fl has where you can add and automation track for last tweaked effect or knob and then it adds the track for your effect you want to work with as a track you can physically manipulate. Anyways just thought i would help share a suggestion from a producer standpoint, thanks and have a great day! Bandlab rocks!!
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2 years ago, ThaTruth#8====D~
Issues I have with this Great App
I use bandlab/cakewalk have for years alone with other DAWS however i had never played with the auto mastering feature as i msstsr manually. But since i had recently given it a t try, heres what I think about its mastering feature. 1. I think the options only being 4 is very limiting to the musicians trying to toss a good mix through. 2. Its high end is wayyyyy to peaky regardless of which of the four options you use. Doesnt cclean up bass well either so Its either hit the fire button and ruin your track with outrageous bass or limit it out almost completely and have highs and mids too high to stand. 3. I dont like that it increases volume soooo much with the mastering options causing clipping if you clean your mix with one of your four mastering options and then try to run it through the mastering interface again. I feel like volume is the responsibility of the mixing engineer not the mastering software. I feel like someone should be able to run a good mix through mastering as many times as they need to find the cleanest sound they are looking for in a track without having volume issues at all. ….. Also im not sure why but even if I delete all of my projects off of the app it continues to collect something that causes it to retain several gigabytes of phone storage until I uninstall and reinstall the app and that gets really annoying.
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3 years ago, johny is awesome
Pretty good, but has some problems
I love this app, but I have a few problems and some great suggestions. Forgive me for poor wording. (The problem is not 100% because of the app, but it’s partially the problem. I don’t blame it fully on the app.) My problem is that it automatically turns on headset microphone and IT ALWAYS PLAYS WHAT IT HEARS ON THE MIC INPUT and since my aux isn’t that good it’ll give feedback occasionally, feedback is extremely painful for my ears and it sounds like an electric dog whistle. (I don’t entirely blame it on the app, but there should be a way to turn off feedback.) — now for suggestions. — My suggestions are when automation gets added for iOS, maybe automation should be introduced for the effects of the instruments. The sampler should also have a piano roll option so a sample can be turned into a melody or a chord. The auto tuner should have more options like Attack/Release (How fast it changes the voice to the correct pitch), Formant/pitch (The way the voice sounds), vocoder, etc. The midi roll should allow custom grid sizes like a 16th note roll or an 8th note roll. There should be zooming in/out for the mixer and the midi roll. Auto tune should come as an effect that can be added to any instrument. Microtonality (Having more than 12 notes in an octave) should be introduced for more interesting music styles.
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1 year ago, Sveno on soundcloud
Sveno on SoundCloud
I LOVE THIS APP!!!! Whoever created this thanks soooooo soooo much it’s great. But,🤣 can we have a difference between pitch correction and auto tune? Like I think something like logic( where you select all the transients and pick the key u want) would work. I’m only saying this because for some times the auto tune is too much and if you only use a little it doesn’t get picked up really. So maybe a way to put the voice in the right key without it sounding robotic???? Other wise I love this app!!! Also can we get a touch instrument thingy like GarageBand? I think with your sounds it would be more realistic for this who DO play guitar or for those learning and not having access to one. ORR ORR if you want to make more realistic sounding guitars and basses. So yeah a touch instrument for like guitars and basses to really be able to rock OUT!!!!🤘🏾🤘🏾
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4 months ago, Bad Apps Reviewer
The best free recording program
This app is incredible. The cloud save function makes using the DAW on your phone nearly seem less to switch over to the laptop or mobile tablet. It’s a dream come true for beginners especially, but musicians who know what they’re doing in terms of mixing can easily make recording sound as good as songs made in $200+ programs. I’ve used it for over two years now and I love it. The servers seem like they maybe can’t handle all the traffic, cause sometimes the app will struggle with saving certain renditions of projects, but the cloud saves every single “save” you have so if you like a version of a project you made before you can go back to that one and edit it. It’s actually incredible how easy it is to create and edit music I don’t know what I’d do without it.
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12 months ago, DustinMichaelGutierrez
Big things from a little package
I was skeptical on how good a recording could come out but with a little help from some other mobile app DAWs such as Soundtrap, GarageBand, Caustic, FL Studio, Audio Evolution etc etc. it is quite possible to get decent quality audio & lay tracks down. Now it’s not going to be as good as the “bigger” more expensive suites that have lot more features & better sound quality. But for a mobile app this will teach you as a beginner & intermediate musician how to navigate & use your ears to listen & learn how to eq & master a track so that when you’re ready you will have some knowledge of how to handle the more pro level quality recording software. Plus even the pros use these mobile apps to just get something down in the moment & refine it later. I highly recommend using BandLab.
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1 week ago, dhiarriah
Best music app out there
Bandlab is by far the best music making app I have ever used for mobile users like me as it comes to par with many of the pc music making apps FOR FREE and for that I really do love bandlab and I will honestly probably continue using bandlab throughout my journey as a music artist and I think that the app has developed quite well over the years with new features and more packs. The only one issues that comes to mind is the max limit of files/slot thing (idk what they’re called) is too low and that we should have more as I often reach the max number and have to make a whole new project to add more since the music I make tends to have lots of different instruments and I love vocal stacking a lot. Other than that this app is truly everything you could want as a music artist!
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6 years ago, D,nickname
Disappointed
I was really excited when I first got this app. It was easy to use, compatible for downloading, and offered a variety of loops. However, yesterday, after having it only two weeks all of my saved tracks deleted on me. I kept all of my tracks private since I was still figuring out the “lab” portion so I didn’t share the majority of my music except for on track out of probably 10 so far. Luckily the ones I liked I did back up but it was just unsettling to have everything disappear like that from every folder on the app (including the library and my saved folders). Everything was gone. I did some research digging online and found that deleting and re-downloading the app can sometimes bring them back and sure enough it did now. But it’s just a strange clutch to still be happening after people have reported it and there have been updates. If the app becomes more secure then it’s on its way to being a huge tool for music makers!
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