Bela is an open-source hardware platform for creating digital musical instruments. Bela is easy to learn and use and gives access to high performance embedded computing specifically designed for interactive sound project. There are currently thousands of artists, designers, students and researchers using Bela to develop new ways of producing sound and music.
Bela has ultra-low latency, which means that the delay between input and output is so quick as to be undetectable, solving a problem experienced with many digital instruments. Musicians need digital instruments that are reliable, responsive and expressive, and which do not necessarily need to be tethered to a computer. Bela aims at creating a toolkit which allows designers to acheive all of the above.