Today at Dell World we announced we’re teaming up with Grammy Award-winning Linkin Park and Austin-based Open Labs to bring music creation to the masses, simply, by offering a special Linkin Park Edition of Open Labs’ new StageLight software on select Dell PCs, including our touchable Windows 8-based XPS 12 Ultrabook and XPS One 27 all-in-one. Dell systems bundled with StageLight include exclusive Linkin Park sound packs and unreleased songs; anyone else interested the Linkin Park edition of StageLight can order it here.

Linkin Park has not only used Open Labs products for the past four years in the studio and on stage, they were also directly involved in creating refining the software product. This special edition of StageLight is offered on the Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook, XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook, Inspiron One 23, and XPS One 27 systems. It is a powerful, fun and intuitive way for any PC user to create music – even for those who have never played a note of music in your life. 

It was great to have a few minutes to sit down with the Mike Shinoda, the founder and producer of Linkin Park. Mike drives the music, art and social presence of the band (their nearly 50 million Likes makes them the most popular band on Facebook). Here's Mike at Dell World talking about the bands creative process for writing songs, Open Lab's StageLight software and why he and the band support organizations like Music for Relief and Power the World

Know lots of Linkin Park fans already know this, but I was blown away by what a humble guy Mike is. Absolutely love that even with all the success he's earned, it's obvious that he's still passionate about everything he does and it's great to see someone like him (and the rest of the band) so focused on giving back to people in need.

All the best to you Mike!

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda at Dell World 2012 with Lionel Menchaca