6 Tools That Address the New(ish) Needs of Producers

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By Joseph Capalbo

Technology is revolutionizing the way music producers are making music and with new technology comes new needs and expectations is the music making process. In this blog, we’ll introduce six platforms that offer unique features and applications that can greatly benefit music producers in their creative process. 

From collaboration apps that bring artists together from across the globe, to AI-powered tools that enhance creativity and efficiency, and career apps that help musicians navigate the industry, we have got you covered with the must-have platforms you need as music producer in 2023.

And because so many of these tools are produced by Soundfly’s incredible partner brands, many are accessible at a discount for Soundfly subscribers. Find out more about our Partner Perks here.

So, whether you are a seasoned producer looking to streamline your workflow or an aspiring artist ready to take your music to the next level, these apps will undoubtedly become your new best friends.

1. LALAL.AI

Let’s start with one of Soundfly’s newest partners, LALALAI. Their tool is a next-generation AI-driven vocal remover and music source separation service. Essentially, you can upload any piece of music into it and it will  extract the stems (each individual instrument).

You can do things like remove  a vocal to make your next remix, extract the instrumental to sing over, and separate specific instrument groups like drums, bass, piano, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and synthesizer tracks without quality loss. All you have to do is drag and drop your song and you’ll have high-quality stems at your fingertips.

2. AudioMovers Products

This platform is revolutionizing remote recording sessions globally. You can stream, record, and collaborate on uncompressed audio in realtime straight from your DAW or via the app. You can also stream audio from your web browser and create a shareable link so they can listen on any device. Audio Professionals use AudioMovers to listen to and record high resolution multi channel remote audio in real time, with multiple collaborators, anywhere in the world.

So, if you’re an engineer with clients across the globe, you can send them a link to watch your mix process in real time and have your clients help guide you to create their vision along the way.

+ Read more on Flypaper: “6 Mistakes to Avoid When Mixing Audio for Clients.”

3. Tracklib

To help secure sampling or cover rights, Tracklib is an excellent online tool (and another partner of Soundfly!). It provides a vast library of pre-cleared samples from various genres, making it easier for producers to find and legally use samples in their tracks. It also offers a licensing system that simplifies the process of obtaining cover rights for songs.

This makes things super easy for hip-hop and electronic producers, as well as folks who just want to get started publishing covers and new versions of popular songs.

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4. Soundtrap

One great collaboration app for music producers is Soundtrap. It allows multiple producers to work on a project simultaneously, making it easy to collaborate and share ideas in real-time. It also offers a wide range of virtual instruments and effects to enhance the production process.

5. LANDR

LANDR is an AI-powered online tool that offers automated mixing and mastering services. It uses advanced algorithms to analyze and enhance the audio quality of tracks, providing professional-sounding results. This tool can be a great time-saver for producers who want to achieve a polished sound without extensive knowledge of mixing and mastering techniques.

+ Read more on Flypaper: “8 Essential Tips for Creating Energy in Your Vocals (Yes, Even at Home).”

6. Splice

This is an oldie but a goodie! Splice is a popular online platform that offers a range of production-related tools. It provides access to a vast library of high-quality samples, loops, and presets, making it easier for producers to find inspiration and enhance their tracks. Additionally, Splice offers plugins and virtual instruments that can be used within popular digital audio workstations (DAWs).

Whether you’re looking for advanced production capabilities, easy, breezy remote collaboration, or a platform to showcase your talent, these digital tools have got you covered.

Don’t stop here!

Continue learning with hundreds of lessons on songwriting, mixing, recording and production, composing, beat making, and more on Soundfly, with artist-led courses by KimbraCom TruiseJlinKiefer, and the new Ryan Lott: Designing Sample-Based Instruments.

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