Bandlab has recently announced its fourth acquisition – AudioStretch, a premium music transcription application.
Aimed towards a more high-tech educational approach, AudioStretch allows users to change the speed of audio files without changing the pitch, perfect for those who need to listen closely to any track to learn or teach the music, rearrange it for another instrument, or simply for enjoyment.
The Singapore-developed app, an enhanced interface and new video stretch capabilities, is priced at US$9.99 for iOS users. It is free for music educators and their students, as part of BandLab Technologies’ commitment to supporting the next generation of musicians.
Naming itself as the ‘next-generation social technology music company’, Bandlab has been gaining shares plotting its little monopoly of musical products and technologies. Last year alone saw one of Bandlab’s biggest purchase, a 49% of Rolling Stone’s publishing arm; MONO, a music instrument and accessories company and Composr, a European-based iOS and web music-making service.
Today, Bandlab has close to 1 million users within a year of its launch and is becoming the fastest growing platforms for the social musician. Bandlab’s users produce more than four songs every minute.
Its new and innovative technology recently saw Bandlab bagged its first award, receiving the Best Tools for Schools award in the Advanced Learners category. Given out by music magazine publisher – Timeless Communications – the winners are selected by music educators at the Winter NAMM show, a trade event for music products held annually in Anaheim, California.
It’s going to roll out more music educational application later in the year to continue in its efforts to connect musician through video-sharing, messaging and discovery.