By Keith Nelson Jr.
Record 12th take. Get frustrated. Save session. Ride bus. Get inspired. Add effects to the bass from your phone. Return home. Listen to phone rough draft in the saved session. Read comments from collaborator. Repeat. JamHub, the makers of a silent rehearsal studio product line, aim to make this reality with BandLab, the first digital audio workstation (DAW) completely based in a cloud storage network.
The ability to upload and/or edit multitrack sessions to BandLab’s cloud storage network enables musicians to work on the go with mobile devices and tablets in addition to computers. Additionally, the cloud storage backs up all files and reduces the the disk space on one’s computer. The BandLab software is compatible with any audio interface and JamHub promises an automatic file syncing feature by mid-2013. BandLab operates on an open platform with its own app market to allow developers and technical artists to create personalized vocal effects, widgets, and a variety of other tools.