- Standard sign-up flow, no worries there
- Built in chat ⇒ Collaborative features?
Adding a sample
- Samples tab ⇒ really easy to drop in a random sample
- Problem of choice: lots of samples, hard to know which to pick starting out
- Also for instruments: not really sure which to pick, overwhelming options
- Intuitive drag controls to manipulate sample
Editing a sample:
- Helpful iconography to lengthen, shorten, repeat the tracks
- Also easy to undo/redo in UI (without even needing ctrl+z) ⇒ playful
Easy snap to beat for dragging samples
- Easy to pitch shift and change playback rate. Which is all I really wanted!
- Annoyance: want to shift the playback rate to an exact decimal amount, but it only goes +/- 0.1
Midi Instrument (piano/vocals)
- Spent some time jiggering back and forth, trying to get a consistent beat and playing in tune to it
- Might have been better to just use metronome
- Not super happy with the result, maybe because it wasn't synced
- This was the most fun! 4x4 keypad to play around with, made me feel like Shawn Wasabi
- Recording was a bit stressful, felt like my music before recording was better (while just playing)
- Maybe you should always record and can just rewind and play back!
Other UI things
- Nicety: Tap to set BPM
- Right click gives lots of nice ooptions
- Even has different theme colors!
- Layering/tracks in music composition reminds me a lot of photoshop: working on different things in isolation
- Lots of shared concepts between photo editing and audio editing. Some differences
- e.g. missing undo/redo stack
- Uploaded the Bandlab song
- Mastering experience looked kinda cool! Though wish there was a preview so I knew before/after,
- Spoke too soon! Mastering makes everything sound cooler apparently, dialed that to 100%
- Oh it's a paid thing. Lol. Pretty good sales tactic, though — and now I almost want it