Take a Look at StageLight: Linkin Park Edition
Open Labs’ website describes StageLight LPE this way: “Priced at $14.99, StageLight Linkin Park Edition has everything you need to start creating music today! Included with this version of StageLight are hundreds of exclusive sounds from Linkin Park’s personal sound library. Everything from drum hits to rock synths, StageLight and Linkin Park have you covered!” That price represents only a $5 increase over the price of regular StageLight. Though that introduction gives a general sense of the features packaged with StageLight LPE, a more focused look reveals just how stacked this Open Labs release is for fans of Linkin Park and modern music makers alike. Linkin Park has generously given Open Labs’ developers over 200 of their personal sounds for use in the StageLight sound library. These can be brought to bear on the customary, built-in song lessons StageLight is well-known for. Users can also record an unlimited number of tracks, so that wide-open, layered Linkin Park sound is literally available at creators’ fingertips.
There’s also a super-accessible drum machine packaged with the Linkin Park edition of StageLight; as all SL drum machines, this mechanism is extremely simple to use. Sharing and importing of songs and projects is another major feature that was ported over from traditional StageLight to the LPE. Finally, StageLight LPE is touch screen-compatible (we think Linkin Park – being the extremely tech savvy guys they are – would like that) and it supports audio devices and MIDI.
The minimum system requirements for StageLight LPE usage on your home computer are a Windows 7 or 8 operating system, 4 gigabytes of DDR3 RAM, a 5400 RPM hard drive and Intel HD graphics (or better). Additionally, a screen resolution of 1366x768 and a 2nd generation Intel Core i3 (or equivalent) is required.
Now, even if you are not a member of the “Linkin Park Underground” (LPU for short on Twitter and elsewhere), there’s no denying that StageLight LPE brings sounds that are used day in and day out by real music professionals. StageLight LPE can be helpful to show what kind of firepower the big names are using. If you are a fan, you can get those awesome, grungy guitar and synth sounds for yourself. Mike Shinoda recorded a video where he discusses his work ethic and composing rig, and in many ways it can be read as an introduction to StageLight LPE from one of the product’s major creators.
So if you’re serious about using the same tools as the big-leaguers, StageLight has another major tool for you. StageLight LPE is the Easy Way to Create Music, using the same sounds as superstars.
P.S. There is currently a BitTorrent Bundle offering from Linkin Park. Linkin Park: StageLight offers the chance to “step inside LINKIN PARK’s recording studio. Download the LINKIN PARK: StageLight Bundle, and instantly access a free trial of StageLight music software by Open Labs. Then, enter your email to unlock the band’s edition, sounds from LINKIN PARK’s library, videos, and a discount on SoundSlate Pro.” So there’s another giant opportunity for aspiring musicians to get involved with some big names through Open Labs and StageLight. The hits keep on coming!