As the new year begins, we always enjoy looking back at the moments that made the last year incredible. 2018 was a big year for Open Labs. As a small team of musicians ourselves, we want you to know how much we value you and your continuing support! Our efforts and accomplishments are only supported by you and your passion to make music. Thank you so much, we cannot do this without you. In part, we hope that we have helped bring out many of your sounds, songs, and music to the world. We truly look forward to 2019 and will continue to deliver on our promise of providing only the best to our incredible community of Stagelight musicians. Here are just a few of the moments that made our year fun and exciting!


Lauren Dair and Linkin Park

The day in the studio last year was surreal! Stagelight Grand Prize Contest Winner Lauren Dair came with such a powerful song and shared it with Mike and Brad of Linkin Park. Now almost a year later, “Every Little Light” has now been streamed over 50K times on Spotify and garnered national attention for Lauren. It is a powerful recording and performance that will always be with us. We look forward to making more contests and opportunities this year for Stagelight creators around the world.


Stagelight 4 is here

Stagelight’s development and beta teams really stepped it up on this one. Stagelight 4 was by far our best release yet! We introduced our new hybrid Synth/Sampler instrument SampleVerse to the world and we’ve been blown away at what you all have been making. We also added iOS to the spread. Breaking down the boundaries so anyone can get started, regardless of platform. We have felt so welcomed to the iOS music community and to top that off we’ve been named one of top ten music creation apps of 2018 by Cult of Mac!


Content was King

Stagelight’s in-app store has been expanding over the past twelve months. We released over 20 loop and preset packs last year as well as introducing our biggest feature to date- StorePass. Now anyone can add all of Stagelight’s content library with our Ultimate Unlock V4. Some of the most popular packs of 2018 have been Hit the Streets, Trap King Drums, Diamond EDM and Chilled Trap. Look out for some dope new packs to drop in the coming months including new Loops, SampleVerse Presets and Stagelight Drum Kits.


2019 is looking bright and we can’t wait to release more updates to expand the Stagelight feature set. We’re also planning new videos and a new Stagelight Community hub. Stay tuned!