How “Unmixing” Will Shape the Future of Music with Audionamix
Updated: Apr 2
When tech tools let you play with a song’s component stems, the soundtrack of your life is no longer passive. In this episode, learn how Audionamix’s AI-powered source separation tools unbake the musical cake, pulling out crystal clear individual tracks long after the original multitrack recordings have disappeared.
Ellie McNeil and Cory Sims of Audionamix sit down with Tristra Newyear Yeager to explore the evolution of audio isolation. They cover everything from the rise of karaoke in the 1970s, Audionamix’s role removing the roar of vuvuzelas from World Cup footage in 2010, their growth as the global leader in audio source separation, and the future when interactivity will be the norm. How do high quality stems unlock new revenue streams, both for new releases and back catalogue? What happens when fans get to look under the hood at what makes songs great? How should licensing change to support new uses of stems in games, user-generated video, education, and more? Listen for a chance to talk back and win one of host Dmitri Vietze’s favorite books!
Shoutouts from Ellie McNeil and Cory Sims:
Remember Vuvuzelas? How Audionamix removed their buzz from 2010 World Cup footage.
Lego Vidiyo: a new kids’ app for making AR music videos
Audible Reality: infinite personalized audio experiences
Song Exploder: Hrishikesh Hirway’s podcast (and now Netflix show) that deconstructs hit songs while discussing the creative process with artists.
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The Music Tectonics podcast goes beneath the surface of the music industry to explore how technology is changing the way business gets done. Weekly episodes include interviews with music tech movers & shakers, deep dives into seismic shifts, and more.