Indie Spotlight: AudioShake – stem creation & much more.
This week’s A2iM indie spotlight shines on AudioShake, a platform for on-demand stem creation and much more. Be sure to check out their sample case study.
Since launching in 2022, AudioShake has quickly signed up major and indie labels for its AI stem creation platform, landing sync placements for Netflix and Disney trailers, Oreo and Taco Bell commercials. Customers include such A2IM members as CODISCOS, CD Baby, Mack Avenue, Spaced Out Studios, and BonFire Records.
Now major labels and indies alike are beginning to use AudioShake to create stems for Dolby Atmos (a.k.a. spatial audio) mixes. AI stems not only open up catalog tracks–even mono-track–to spatial mixing; they also can present a significant cost and time savings in the case where a label must hunt down the original masters or stems, or contend with the stems not adding up to the final mix.
“AudioShake is an invaluable tool that I think any and every engineer/producer should use.”Kevin McCloskey, Mixing engineer(Future, Lil Baby, DaBaby, Giveon, Joji, and many more)
Case Study: McCloskey’s MP3 to Spatial Mix
Recently a prominent indie artist came to McCloskey needing a spatial mix, but there was nothing left of the recording session except an MP3. With the help of AudioShake, McCloskey could create the mix.
In addition to McCloskey, AudioShake maintains a list of Dolby-certified producers experienced in working with AI-separated stems, many of whom will offer volume discount pricing for indie labels.
Here’s an example of one of the original Jackson 5 recordings–the original mono-track and the Dolby mix made by Immersive Mixers, using AudioShake stems.
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If you’re interested in learning more about using AI stems for Dolby Atmos, sync licensing, remixes, and other uses, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.