Mixing De La Soul in Dolby Atmos

Reservoir is an independent music company based in New York City and with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, Toronto, London, and Abu Dhabi. It is the first female-founded and led publicly traded independent music company in the U.S. Founded as a family-owned music publisher in 2007, the company has grown to represent over 150,000 copyrights and 36,000 master recordings with titles dating as far back as 1900, and hundreds of #1 releases worldwide.
Mixing De La Soul in Dolby Atmos
Working with AudioShake

Earlier this year, De La Soul announced the reissue and digital release of their first six albums. The remasters, which are mixed with Dolby Atmos, were made possible after a year and a half endeavor to clean up “cosmetic issues” and remaster the original mixes for a new, immersive format.

Being a few decades old, the albums’ original project files were not available and left audio engineer Rich Keller with just the original stereo master. Without clean stems, it became nearly impossible to create the quality of mix they desired. So Keller and the label, Reservoir Media, sought the help of AudioShake

Using our technology, Rich could pull high quality stems of the original De La Soul masters which gave him greater control and precision in mastering these albums. While members of the original De La Soul team did the heavy lifting of recreating the mixes where multitracks were available, AudioShake’s AI was “necessary and impeccable at separating the punchy, gritty, vintage sounds from these analog classics.” Released by Reservoir Records, De La Soul’s first six albums are now available in Dolby Atmos.

"We had to work inside tracks where we only had the original stereo master and for 80% of the Atmos mixes, I relied on AudioShake to give me the cleanest and sonically pure AI stems available. AudioShake is at the cutting edge and their dev team really came through to help us deliver this monumental long awaited rerelease."
Rich Keller
Audio Engineer for De La Soul
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