Mixing De La Soul in Dolby Atmos
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.