Machine Learning Modernizes Sampling
Tracklibthe digital sample erasing service, tells us it’s unleashing the creativity of music creators around the world with Tracklib BAT.
A spokesperson said, “Tracklib used machine learning to build a drum machine that allows users to add a tempo-accurate drum beat to any sample they find in Tracklib’s catalog of over 100,000 original tracks. Tracklib BEATS helps music producers listen to a loop in a whole new context Users can choose between a Classic Bap, Trap Essentials, Early House or Simple Kick Tempo can also be adjusted by half (½X) the tempo original (1X) to double (2X). It’s like taking a drum kit to a record store!”
Here is the full Tracklib press release…
As any producer knows, sampling doesn’t start in the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Digging samples is as important as any loop or hash. Some have the perfect ear and hear something new just as the needle hits the record, but for most the magic isn’t there until the sample is heard in a new context. Now, with Tracklib’s new BEATS feature, users can add beats to any sample they find in Tracklib’s catalog of over 100,000 original tracks.
Tracklib BEATS is here to enhance and encourage the creative process of producing new songs. Users begin by looping any song discovered in Tracklib’s music catalog. This unique feature uses machine learning to find perfect loops in any song, from any decade or genre. Then the creators just add a beat to get an idea of what the sample might sound like. Tracklib has integrated a real drum machine in its music player which can play beats with any loop.
“At Tracklib, we are always thinking about how to modernize sampling,” said Oskar Sundberg, CPO at Tracklib. “It’s not a drum loop – we’ve actually built our own drum machine that plays every sound in the background, in the exact same tempo as the song. With machine learning-based beat detection that follows the song directly, even with changes in tempo, our loop and beat features take drumming to the next generation.
“A simple basic kick can add groove to many old tunes. It’s like bringing a drum machine into a dusty record store.”
The feature features four beats, each based on a popular genre: Classic Bap, Trap Essentials, Early House, and Simple Kick. More beats will be added continuously. The Beat parameters allow you to adjust the tempo from half (½X) the original tempo (1X) to double (2X). Additionally, a simple sidechain feature known as “ducking” reduces the sample volume when the kick drum hits. Users can save their loop with the beat to their favorites or add to one of their collections.
“Tracklib BEATS is an extension of our vision: to unleash creativity,” said Pär Almqvist, CEO and co-founder of Tracklib. “It’s a powerful tool for professional and amateur music producers, allowing anyone to instantly create a unique sound based on a sample from our vast catalog of original music.”
BEATS helps users recontextualize what they hear. Pressing the download button generates a perfect loop, ready to be used as is or later modified in a DAW or other music production software.
“The technology that powers our loop and beat player is unique and technically on par with many modern DAWs, but accessible right in your web browser,” Sundberg said. “We can’t wait to see what our users will do with this feature. And this is just the first step. We are now looking at several more advanced features, including advanced sample slicing.”