The embedded platform for ultra-low latency audio and sensor processing
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What is Bela?

Features

Built for speed

Bela uses Xenomai Linux for hard real-time audio processing with latencies as low as 100us, a speed that even the best laptop can’t match.

Code, your way

Code in C/C++, Puredata, or Faust. Use the in-browser IDE for C/C++ or your own environment. You develop it, Bela runs it.

Connect everything

Bela provides stereo audio along with 8 channels each of 16-bit analog I/O and 16 channels of digital I/O, all of which are sampled together at audio rates.

Open source

Bela’s hardware and software are both open source, and Bela benefits from the innovation and support of its worldwide community of musicians, designers, makers and tinkerers.

Embedded

Bela is powerful, but small enough to fit almost anywhere. Bela can be unplugged and run from an external battery and embed into instruments, interactive objects, effects boxes and more - no laptop required.

Browser-based IDE

Bela features a browser-based IDE, with full C/C++ development capabilities. Includes powerful features at your fingertips, such as an in-browser oscilloscope, code examples, and much more.

Projects

A selection of projects made with Bela.

Light Saber

Sound Design

Robbie’s Tiles

Instrument Design

Axis

Kinetic sculpture

Bela and an Analogue Synth

Demo

Tank Wars

Vector graphics

D-Box

Instrument Design

How to buy Bela

We have now fulfilled our Kickstarter orders, and are preparing to make Bela available to the public in late summer 2016.

You will soon be able to buy Bela capes, starter kits, and our expander capelets. Please join our mailing list at the bottom of this page to be the first to know when Bela becomes available.

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