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Press Release 3.1.18

Open Labs releases Stagelight 3.5

Making beats just got more fun!


Austin, TX. – March 1, 2018 – Open Labs, LLC. (, a leader in educational music technology, released Stagelight 3.5 – an exciting free update packed full of innovative features for beginners, beat makers and hobbyists. Stagelight 3.5 delivers massive drum machine updates, including automation graphs, all-new content browsers, a user library and several enhanced educational features that make learning and creating music fun and easy – both inside and outside of the classroom.

Stagelight 3.5 takes beat making to the next level with dozens of new user presets, drum patterns and multiple sound effects to choose from. Beginners and hobbyists can quickly build beats by browsing through multiple presets by genre and/or create their own track templates that include instrument and effect combos. All content browsers have been rebuilt in a sleek, docked interface to speed up workflow and creative efficiency. Included are eight drum automation graphs that allow beat makers to create and influence drum patterns and rhythms using Pitch, Reverse, Push/Pull, High Cut, Low Cut, Sub-Divide, Velocity Jitter and Pan Jitter. Stagelight 3.5 makes it simple to create and save drum patterns quickly and easily to the Stagelight library and/or Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive account.

Stagelight 3.5 for education delivers more features and enhancements to the classroom than ever making it even easier for teachers and students to create and learn music. With the updated lesson builder, teachers can now quickly create or modify existing lessons, record steps and actions faster, link more targets and distribute lessons easier with more cloud sharing options. With a full in-app and online music curriculum, Stagelight 3.5 for education comes with everything needed to teach fine arts classes, making it the best music education app for K-12 available on Windows, Chrome OS, Android and macOS.

Stagelight 3.5 key features include:

  • Massive Drum Machine Upgrades – Take your beats to the next level with 8 new automation graphs.
  • New Pattern Presets – Make music faster by creating and saving drum patterns to your library.
  • New Content Browsers – All content browsers have been rebuilt in a sleek, docked interface to speed up workflow.
  • Track Templates – Browse from presets and/or create your own templates.
  • New User Library – Quickly find, share and import your own drum content and samples.
  • New Lesson Builder Enhancements for teachers.


Stagelight is available on most devices, including: Chrome OS systems supporting Android apps, Android 4.4+, macOS and Windows PCs running Windows 7 or higher. Minimum hardware specs: dual core CPU or better, 2GB of RAM and 400MB of available storage. Stagelight is available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Korean.

  • To view the Stagelight 3.5 video, click HERE
  • To learn more about Stagelight 3.5 or to purchase a copy, click HERE



About Open Labs, LLC.

Headquartered in Austin, TX – “The Live Music Capital of the World” – Open Labs creates software products designed to inspire, educate and elevate students, teachers and musicians across the world.

Press Release 4.18.17

Open Labs Schools the Competition with Stagelight EDU: the First Music Program for All Fine Arts

Next-generation music education at a price every school can afford


Austin, TX. – April 18, 2017 – Open Labs, LLC. (, a leader in consumer music technology, released Stagelight EDU – music education software designed specifically for the classroom. Available for the leading education operating systems, Stagelight EDU provides an all-in-one experience for fine arts educators to quickly and easily adopt music creation curricula into their music, dance, theater and visual arts classes. With the best tools at the most affordable price, Stagelight EDU allows students and teachers to foster their own creativity and discovery along with production and technical skills in today’s fast-paced digital learning environments.

“Stagelight EDU is designed to be the ultimate music education app for K-12,” said Cliff Mountain, CEO and President of Open Labs. “Our goal for Stagelight EDU is to provide a fun, educational and affordable learning experience for both teachers and students. We understand that music education software must allow for ease of learning, as well as the ability to demonstrate mastery of subjects; Stagelight delivers on both fronts.We also understand that the quality of one’s education should not be based on their zip code so that’s why we have aggressively priced our EDU version far below traditional software as well as offer significant discounts for schools and districts.”

Stagelight has been popular in schools since its introduction due to the simple user interface, in-app lessons, high-quality sounds, on-screen instruments and other key features. However, during the past year, the Open Labs team worked on understanding the specific wants and needs of the education market from school superintendents to fine arts directors, teachers and students.

As a result, Stagelight EDU has been developed, tested and promoted throughout various pilot programs, educational institutions and partnerships, including the Texas Cultural Trust, the University of Texas, Lenovo and Intel. Stagelight EDU is now the most accessible and multi-faceted music education software available for K-12. With thousands of students worldwide using Stagelight EDU, Open Labs is seeking to educate and equip anyone and everyone wanting to study the arts from Elementary through High School and beyond. “What’s most exciting about this program is that so many more students are going to get a chance to participate in the fine arts who have, for one reason or another, been excluded in the past,” said Douglas Dempster, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin.

Stagelight EDU includes customizable lesson plans, a state-approved curriculum and inspiring in-app and online tutorials that provide hip learning lessons through step-by-step instructions. Teachers can instantly assign a variety of projects from one of the 26 included 101-301 style lessons, or they can choose to create their own lessons with Stagelight’s Curriculum Creator which can be easily distributed digitally, via SongTransfer, to students’ devices in the classroom. Students will learn the basics of music production, how to create songs, work with audio loops, play instruments, compile and perform mashups, record MIDI, mixdown tracks, share songs and much more.

Stagelight EDU key features include:

  • In-App Lessons / Online Curriculum: 101-301 style lessons, state-approved music curriculum
  • Curriculum Creator: easily customize and create in-app lessons
  • SongTransfer: distribute project files and lessons across compatible mobile and desktop devices
  • LoopBuilder: loop-style recording engine allows for easy looping and mashups
  • Timeline: traditional linear-style recording, arranging and editing of songs
  • Unlimited Tracks: audio, MIDI, drum and instrument tracks
  • Cross-platform Support: Chrome OS with Android app support, Android, macOS and Windows

Stagelight is available on most education devices running Chrome OS with Android app support, Android 4.4+, macOS and Windows 7 or higher. Minimum Hardware Specs: Dual Core CPU or better, 1GB of RAM (2GB is recommended) and 300MB of available storage. Stagelight is available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

  • To learn more about Stagelight EDU click HERE
  • To purchase Stagelight EDU or to inquire about special district pricing click HERE


About Open Labs, LLC.

Headquartered in Austin, TX – “The Live Music Capital of the World” – Open Labs creates software products designed to inspire, educate and elevate musicians across the world.

Press Release 9.22.16



Open Labs Releases Stagelight 3

Don’t Skip A Beat – Seamless Music Making from Mobile to Desktop


Austin, TX. – September 22, 2016 – Open Labs, LLC. (, released Stagelight 3 – the fastest growing music creation app for mobile and desktop. With this release, Stagelight 3 includes Song Transfer – a feature for transferring songs between mobile, tablet and desktop devices on Windows, Android and macOS. Now, musicians have a seamless way to share project files between mobile and desktop devices, regardless of platform.

Stagelight 3 is the solution for developing musicians. Beginners to serious hobbyists alike benefit from its ability to capture, organize and develop musical projects on any device—phone, tablet, or desktop. Without missing a beat, Stagelight 3 is making good on its promise to be The Easy Way to Create Music.

“Now, inspiration is captured, created, saved, and sent from one device to another quickly and easily.” said Cliff Mountain, President and CEO of Open Labs. “Stagelight 3 allows you to build a beat on your phone and finish it on your Windows or macOS desktop computer via Song Transfer. With so many personal devices used today, Stagelight makes it easy to create and share project files across all compatible handheld and desktop devices.”

Along with Song Transfer, Stagelight 3 includes a new Mixer View, UI enhancements, explosive new sounds and process-saving features like Track Freeze.

In addition to features, flexibility is a key component of Stagelight 3. Beginners all around the world can download Stagelight for FREE. For users who want more, Stagelight CORE is available for $9.99. Stagelight CORE is best suited for burgeoning beginners hungry for more comprehensive features. For the serious hobbyist, and the most discerning user, Stagelight ULTIMATE is available for $49.99. Stagelight ULTIMATE is just that. All platforms, all features, all instruments, unlocked. No exceptions. With ULTIMATE, nothing is out of reach. Any idea, whenever it strikes, is captured. Start and finish your next album without limitations.

For a limited time, Open Labs is offering Android Core Unlock absolutely FREE with the purchase of Desktop Core Unlock (a $4.99 value).

“Making music can be very expensive, and Stagelight lets you try it out for free to see if this really is what you want to do. Then, all it asks from you is, $9.99 and, if you want it all, $49.99. That’s nothing in the music world, especially when compared to other solutions.” Writes

In 2015, Open Labs revolutionized music creation with the introduction of Stagelight, a full-featured DAW, on mobile devices. With Song Transfer, Stagelight takes another innovative leap forward. Thanks to Stagelight 3, music creation is a seamless experience, across all devices.

Stagelight 3 Key Features Include:

  • Song Transfer: Easily transfer project files across all your mobile and desktop devices
  • Track Freeze: Double track count by increasing device processing power through audio rendering
  • Mixer View: Add unlimited tracks, mix sounds, add effects and much more in mixer view
  • Apple Compatibility: Stagelight is now available for macOS

Stagelight is available on devices running Apple macOS, Android 4.4+ and Windows devices running Windows 7 or higher. Minimum Hardware Specs: Dual Core CPU or better, 1GB of RAM (2GB is recommended) and 300MB of available storage. Stagelight is available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

  • You can download Stagelight for FREE by clicking HERE
  • For more information, you can watch the Stagelight 3 video HERE


About Open Labs, LLC.

Headquartered in Austin, TX – “The Live Music Capital of the World” – Open Labs creates software products designed to inspire, educate and elevate musicians across the world.

Press Release 03.14.16



Open Labs, Intel and Linkin Park Announce Yearlong Music Contest

Music Fans and Creators Compete for an Opportunity of a Lifetime
Austin, TX. – March 14, 2016 – Open Labs, LLC. (, creator of Stagelight music creation app and Grammy®-Award-winning rock band Linkin Park are announcing a yearlong contest supported by Intel® and Lenovo. The Stagelight Monthly Music Contest II is a twelve month music contest offering weekly and monthly prizes for music listeners and creators. To compete, emerging talent from all over the world must submit an original composition created in Stagelight, the fastest-growing FREE music app available on Android and Windows.

“Music creation is no longer limited to the studio. Open Labs’ Stagelight software along with Intel processor power is enabling more people to create and share their own music,” said Frank Soqui, Intel’s General Manager of Enthusiast Desktop products. “Intel-based desktop PCs are a great tool for music creators with plenty of performance and screen space for all those tracks. And it’s great to see how Linkin Park embraces PC technology and takes sincere interest in enabling new musicians.”

The Stagelight Monthly Music Contest II enables eligible contestants to compete for impressive prizes, worldwide recognition and studio technology powered by the 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor on desktop computers. Intel, Lenovo and Linkin Park are all long-time collaborators of Open Labs and have been instrumental in connecting Stagelight to a growing audience of aspiring musicians, fans and technology professionals in more than 134 countries.

Stagelight is designed to quickly transform music listeners into music creators, empowering anyone to become a music maker in just minutes. Stagelight comes with everything needed to start making music including in-app lessons, on-screen instruments, pro loops and much more. Stagelight is FREE to download and is available on Android and Windows devices including phones, tablets, phablets, laptops and desktops.

Starting March 14, 2016 music fans and creators from all over the world are encouraged to unleash their imagination and enter the Stagelight Monthly Music Contest II as either a voter and/or creator. Styles of music will alternate on a monthly basis between Rock, Electronic, Hip Hop and Wild Card (any musical style). Weekly prizes will be awarded at random to voters. The prizes include Lenovo’s award winning YOGA series tablets, desktops, Chromebooks, and gaming devices. Monthly contest winners will enjoy a prize package of more than USD $3000 in gear and will join the final 12 at the end of the year for a chance to win the Grand prize: a creative mentoring session in the studio with Linkin Park. Promotion ends March 31, 2017. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Official contest rules.

  • For more contest or sweepstakes information, visit the official promotion site HERE
  • The official Stagelight Monthly Music Contest II video can be viewed HERE
  • Stagelight can be downloaded FREE for Android and Windows devices HERE


Open Labs, LLC. – Headquartered in Austin, TX – “The Live Music Capital of the World” – Open Labs creates software products designed to inspire, educate and elevate musicians across the world.

Linkin Park – LINKIN PARK is a Grammy®-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band which has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and had four #1 albums on the Billboard 200. Linkin Park is the biggest band on Facebook with over 63MM fans.

Intel Corporation – Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) expands the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible. Information about Intel and the work of its more than 100,000 employees can be found at and

Lenovo – Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial and enterprise technology.

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