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. "Loop Jam 1" and "Loop Jam 2" were included in the batch of songs/samples in the software. Both tracks are composed of various sounds found in the bundle. "Loop Jam 1" uses "West Reverse", "Compton", "Neo" and "Numbers"; while "Loop Jam 2" uses "Naut" and "Clock".
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|Loop Jam 1||Stagelight||2:24||December 10, 2012||
|Loop Jam 2||Stagelight||1:47||December 10, 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