Audionamix’s Professional Services Provides Unique Tech for Re-monetization of Older Catalogs

Audionamix’s Professional Services Provides Unique Tech for Re-monetization of Older Catalogs

Audionamix’s Professional Services Provides Unique Tech for Re-monetization of Older Catalogs

Artificial Intelligence Algorithms Allow Film, Television and Music Companies to Revitalize Older Catalogs When the Original Multitracks and Stems are No Longer Available

Audionamix’s Professional Services Division, comprised of uniquely qualified audio engineers, functions as an extension to its clients’ post departments by directly delivering separated audio elements when the original multi-tracks or stems are no longer available. These specialized engineers utilize proprietary audio extraction technologies in order to provide advanced separations that are not easily accomplished using commercially available software. This has enabled Audionamix to help bring a number of unique projects to fruition, and its clients include the biggest content owners, creatives and technicians in the professional music, film and broadcast industries.

Audionamix’s Professional Services offerings include the following: 

Music
Dissociation

which can remove music from a scene

Dialogue
Isolation

which can isolate or remove dialogue from a scene

Vocal
Extraction

which can isolate a vocal performance

Instrumental
Creation

which can remove vocals from a song

Audionamix has provided its Music Dissociation service to several classic films so that they could be viewed alongside a live orchestra performing the score. Television series such as Baywatch were able to use the Music Dissociation service to remove previously licensed music in order to re-release original episodes. Vocal Extraction allows for the creation of virtual duets, as heard in Barry Manilow’s GRAMMY® nominated My Dream Duets album. Dialogue Isolation has allowed previously released feature films to be upmixed to 5.1 surround sound, even though the sessions were no longer available.

“In a perfect world, a client would perpetually have access to all the elements to create a full mix, whether it be a TV show, movie, album or individual song,” says Stephen Oliver, senior engineer and coordinator of Professional Services at Audionamix. “But unexpected challenges arise, and archives are often lost over the years. Our team is able to extract content from a mixed audio source using our various extraction technologies. This can include vocals, dialogue, soundtrack and other musical elements.”

For Oliver and his team, there is a hands-on approach to the way they work with each client, based on the unique needs of every project. Ultimately, the Audionamix Professional Services team is able to save its clients both time and money – such as by eliminating re-licensing music content costs – which is often essential in getting expensive projects off the ground. “Every client needs something different from us to complete their project,” continues Oliver. “We take the time to figure out how to use Audionamix’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based audio technology to best accomplish their goals.”

On a personal level, Oliver says it is especially rewarding taking something old and making it new again. “It’s like taking a part of history and bringing it back to life through new and remastered recordings and video productions,” he adds. 

Audionamix is continually developing more advanced algorithms to tackle any audio isolation project. Visit audionamix.com to learn more about its Professional Services Division as well as commercially available versions of its music (XTRAX STEMS 2) and speech separation (IDC: Instant Dialogue Cleaner) software solutions.

For more information, head to our Professional Services page and fill out the request more information form.

AES New York 2018

AES New York 2018

AES New York 2018

It was another great AES Show for Audionamix this year in New York City.  The response to our latest update to our most popular software, XTRAX STEMS 2 was unanimous – everyone loved the new algorithm and cleaner stem separations!  Our first real-time, cloudless plug-in, IDC: Instant Dialogue Cleaner was a huge hit with the post production professionals in attendance.

We had a steady stream of engineers, artists, consumers, and editorial teams from all the pro-audio publications dropping by to check out demos, as well as catching up with old friends and new.  And at 3:00 each day we gave away a piece of software – either XTRAX STEMS 2 or IDC: Instant Dialogue Cleaner – winner’s choice.

Day 1

On Wednesday, we crossed over frequently with the NAB Show next door.  We were sponsors for the post-show party at Stitch Bar & Lounge put on by our good friends at Post Magazine.  They recorded a live video interview with our Senior Product Specialist, Stephen Oliver, as he talked them through the various applications of audio cleanup using IDC: Instant Dialogue Cleaner.

We also got to showcase demos of XTRAX STEMS 2 to our good friends at Production ExpertMIXMusic Connection, and TapeOp.

D’Anthony Johnson was the happy winner of the day – he selected XTRAX STEMS 2.

Day 2

Venomisto dropped by to visit the team and share the initial plan and prep work for his upcoming Master Class on XTRAX STEMS 2 at Music Expo San Francisco – stay tuned for details on that!

Resolution came by and was blown away by IDC: Instant Dialogue Cleaner.  We also met with a number of publications which specialize in the post-production world including postPerspective and ProAVL Asia.

Chris Black was our software winner of the day – another choice of XTRAX STEMS 2.

Day 3

Sound on Sound dropped by first thing in the morning to shoot footage of Audio Engineer Doc Kylian demo-ing XTRAX STEMS 2.  They were extremely impressed by the speed and results of the new, improved algorithm!

We also had a visit from our friends at AES Daily, who had extremely positive feedback on the new software.

Our Day 3 giveaway winner was Peter Fish, who selected….IDC!

We hope to see some of you in San Francisco at Music Expo on November 10th.  After that, we are looking ahead to 2019 NAMM in Anaheim.

DJing in 3D: How DJs use Music Stems with Dolby Atmos

DJing in 3D: How DJs use Music Stems with Dolby Atmos

DJing in 3D: How DJs use Music Stems with Dolby Atmos

Surround sound technology made a significant advancement in 2012 when Dolby Laboratories debuted the ultimate surround sound experience dubbed Dolby Atmos. Many movie theater chains began replacing their 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound systems for Dolby Atmos equipped theaters, some even requiring an upcharge for the Dolby Atmos experience. Now, we are witnessing a new trend of Dolby Atmos slowly making a mark on nightlife by introducing Atmos into nightclub sound systems. The possibility of having Dolby Atmos available at your local nightclub is something that is exciting and promises more creativity for DJs to experiment with 3D sound placement, as well as a more dynamic music listening experience for club goers.

Dolby’s DJ App for Atmos

The switch to Dolby Atmos is a step away from traditional stereo systems found in most venues and nightclubs, which only allow the placement of sound in the left, right or center channels. With Dolby Atmos, the increased speaker count allows the DJ to place a sound in 128 different placement points around the room. First introduced to London’s Ministry of Sound nightclub in 2016, Dolby Atmos proved to be a successful investment that revealed a new market available for Atmos technology. In 2017, Chicago’s Sound-Bar nightclub became the second venue to brand itself with Dolby Atmos. San Francisco’s, HALYCON, is now the third music venue in the world to introduce Dolby Atmos, and the first on the West Coast. Debuting the new sound system with 14 additional Pioneer speakers, HALYCON with sure to attract more attention with upcoming events featuring artists like I_O, Chus & Cabellos, Christian Martin, Doorly, Hydra, Solarstone, and Yousef.

The process of mixing song stems in Dolby Atmos requires extensive preparation using Dolby’s panning plugin to place the instruments around the room to create an immersive experience. Luckily, Dolby has a useful Stem Creation Guide included on their website that may help clarify this process for DJs who have never mixed in Dolby Atmos before. According to the guide, DJs should approach their stem creation with the final format of a maximum 12 total groups/stems. The drums and bass would remain stereo, and only the melodic and FX elements would be the sound “objects” placed around the room. These types of elements might include stems such as Keys, Pads, Synths, Leads, Percussion, FX, and Vocals. With this information it is clear how valuable obtaining the individual stems to a song is when DJing in Dolby Atmos. XTRAX STEMS can be a useful tool if you do not own or have access to the original stems of a song. Given that DJs would need to have the stems to the song to play in Atmos, XTRAX STEMS can become incredibly useful for someone who may want to DJ at a venue with Atmos technology. Only time will tell if Atmos continues to spread to other venues and if audiences will express increased interest in events presented in Dolby Atmos.

ADX @ AES NY 2017

ADX @ AES NY 2017

ADX @ AES NY 2017

This past week we had the pleasure of attending the 143rd International AES Convention at the Javits Center in New York.

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The show got off to a smooth start with an easy setup thanks to our friends at AVID and their impeccably placed Partner Pavilion.

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Venomisto joined the ADX team in honor of our partnership and the launch of his new TRAX Pro 3 SP tutorial series. To celebrate this collaboration Venomisto gave away a free copy of ADX VVC, ADX SVC and the whole ADX Professional Suite. Congratulations to the lucky winners!

We also had the opportunity to offer a sneak peak (and a sneak listen) of our upcoming, fully automatic stem separation software – geared towards DJs and remix artists. Thanks to the strong attendance of the joint NAB and AES shows we laid the groundwork for some exciting new potential partnerships in 2018… so stay tuned!

In our spare time we geeked out over the cool gear; some favorites included the beautiful Legacy AXS Console by API bound for Wire Road Studios in Houston and the Zylia microphone for its fun use of spatial source separation.

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Overall, we enjoyed our time visiting the Big Apple, meeting with audio friends both old and new, and reveling in the high-level discussions that make the AES show so unique. Until next time, New York!

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Webinar Recap: “In Depth With TRAX Pro 3 SP”

Webinar Recap: “In Depth With TRAX Pro 3 SP”

Webinar Recap: “In Depth With TRAX Pro 3 SP”

Thank you to all who attended our very first Audionamix Webinar “In Depth with TRAX Pro 3 SP” on October 3rd! We had a great turnout and everyone who joined was enthusiastic about the technology and learning how to take full advantage of its features. If you weren’t able to attend, or if you want to watch it again, you can view a recording of the webinar here.

TRAX Pro 3 SP Webinar

We started with an overview of TRAX Pro 3 SP and showing how its speech separation technology can be used to troubleshoot many different issues in post-production. We reviewed:

  • Reducing and removing noise from production recordings
  • Separating dialogue from score for re-balancing or replacing music
  • Using the melodic separation features to turn down a vocal from within a song

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After learning how TRAX Pro SP can solve some of these common issues, we had an engaging Q&A session and addressed a lot of thought-provoking questions from our attendees. Many questions focused on features of the spectral editor, so we will be hosting a spectral editing webinar in the future, giving us the chance to go in-depth with one of the most important and complex features of TRAX Pro 3 SP.

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Another big appreciative THANK YOU to all of our webinar attendees! As the Product and Technical Support Specialist for Audionamix, I spend a fair amount of time going back and forth with individuals via email. It was such a treat to interact with so many of you in real time and to get a chance to showcase the ins and outs of our most powerful software. We look forward to the next session, so keep an eye on the Audionamix website and your inbox for more details.


Do you have ideas or requests for future webinar topics? Please send us a message at support@audionamix.com.

Audionamix partners with VENOMISTO

Audionamix partners with VENOMISTO

Audionamix partners with VENOMISTO

Solo artist VENOMISTO, in partnership with Audionamix, is launching a series of in-depth Video Tutorials on audio separation using the TRAX product line, inspired by his own music production process.

Be sure to subscribe to his YouTube page to stay informed when a new tutorial is available. You can also visit venomisto.com/audionamix to watch his first two pro-tip videos featuring TRAX Pro 3 SP:

Pan-specific View

In this video, Venomisto showcases how to use the Pan-Specific spectral editing view in order to remove instrument interference in an isolated vocal. The Pan-Specific View is available in TRAX Pro 3 SP and TRAX Pro 3.

Smart Attenuate Tool

In this video, Venomisto troubleshoots drum bleed in an isolated vocal using the Smart Attenuate tool (available in TRAX Pro 3 SP and TRAX Pro 3).

VENOMISTO will also be joining us at AES NY to showcase his new TRAX Tutorial series, and to celebrate he’ll be giving away free Audionamix products every day!

Click here to register to attend AES in NY October 18th – 20th for FREE on Audionamix and meet VENOMISTO in person.

Additionally, VENOMISTO has just released his second EP, Sevens or Better. This latest offering features original compositions ranging from four-on-the-floor dance numbers, to vibrant tropical soundscapes, to otherworldly post-apocalyptic epics. Fans can stream Sevens or Better on iTunes, Spotify, and all the usual suspects. The EP is available now HERE.

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VENOMISTO is Dance Music for the World. Dance Music for the 22nd Century.