On November 29, 2012, Open Labs announced a new music software, StageLight, which they described as "GarageBand for PCs." The software company worked once again with PC manufacturer Dell and with Linkin Park.
Stagelight was designed to take advantage of the touchscreen-centric nature of Windows 8, although it also works with a standard QWERTY keyboard and mouse. It allows regular instruments like guitars or drums to be used as well, as long as the user’s computer has the the proper inputs.
Mike Shinoda helped Open Labs to create an user-friendly interface for StageLight. Speaking to Wired, he said:
"If I’m brand new to this, I want something that’s intuitive. I want it to feel like a tablet. I want it to feel like something that, like, an 8-year-old could open it up and do it.
If you were to compare the two side by-side, I think the UI of StageLight absolutely destroys Music OS."
Open Labs product manager, Matt Presley, said:
"We’ve created a usable tool that teaches musicians and wannabe musicians essentially how to use a [digital audio workstation] interface."
On December 12, 2012, the "Stagelight: Linkin Park Edition" software was released and a free download was offered to LP Underground members. "Space Station" was included in the batch of songs/samples in the software.
On November 21, 2016, Linkin Park released a track titled "Burberry" (2015 Demo) on the LP Underground Sixteen album. This was a one minute shortened version of "Space Station", which was from 2012 at the latest, meaning the 2015 title was changed at some point. It is unknown if the band/Mike truly revisited the demo in 2015 or if they pulled a 2012 version for the release.
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On November 15, 2013, 686 Technical Apparel introduced a very limited edition parka jacket (limited to only 175 units) designed by Mike Shinoda with 686 founder and creative director, Mike West to benefit Music For Relief's Oklahoma tornado recovery and clean energy solutions through the Power the World campaign. The marketing campaign for the jacket featured an original score by Mike Shinoda.
The one minute and twenty five second video for the video features several elements of "Space Station" and is clearly derived mostly from the song with a few changes. The true title of this demo is unknown.
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|Space Station||Stagelight||2:58||2012||December 10, 2012||
|Burberry (2015 Demo)||LP Underground Sixteen||1:01||2012||November 21, 2016||
|Burberry||Hybrid Party Of A Thousand Things||0:40||2012||
|Burberry-Space Station||Hybrid Party Of A Thousand Things||1:05||2012||
- Chester Bennington
- Mike Shinoda
- Brad Delson
- Dave "Phoenix" Farrell
- Joseph Hahn
- Rob Bourdon
- New Music Software StageLight Could Be ‘GarageBand for PCs’ | WIRED, November 29, 2012
- YouTube: LPLive Archive - 686 x MSHINODA, February 19, 2022