Bela was created in 2014 as an embedded computing platform for creating responsive interactive projects – it was born in the Augmented Instruments Laboratory, in the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London. Bela is now developed and produced by Augmented Instruments Ltd in London, UK.

Since 2016, the Bela team has been developing and releasing products to meet the needs of the maker community. Along with Bela and Bela Mini boards, they offer a range of accessories for expanding Bela’s capablities, along with limited-edition products and a line of powerful and compact Eurorack modules.