Remastering Nina Simone’s debut album
Nearly 70 years after the release of Nina Simone’s debut album Little Girl Blue, her label and estate would release it in a new spatial format for audiences to immerse themselves in her early work. But when mastering a spatial album, sound engineers require the individual audio components so they can construct a 3D listening experience around the audience. Undoubtedly, the producers from Bethlehem Records weren’t accounting for the possibility for a digital remaster seven decades later when they first produced the album.
Working in tandem with Nina Simone’s estate, BMG approached AudioShake with the original master tapes of Little Girl Blue. They needed stems from her songs so that the engineer, Daniel Rowland of Immersive Mixers could build a high-quality mix. Using AudioShake’s AI, Rowland created high-quality stems that he could work with in the final mix of the album.