Audio software manufacturer Hit’n’Mix has released a new source separation, sampling, and song creation program: RipX: DeepRemix. The new software sits at a price reachable for all levels of musicians: £79 inc VAT for UK, €85 inc VAT for EU, and $99 for North America & rest of the world. DeepRemix uses AI isolation algorithms and a deep-ripping process to deconstruct tracks, ultimately giving users the ability to rip and split tracks into layers such as vocals, bass, drums, and more.
The app enables you to split full-mix stereo MP3s, WAVs, and most other mainstream file formats, as well as export the stems you’ve created directly to WAV to files. In short: you can pick and choose track layers you’d like to integrate into your DJ set, pull them with DeepRemix, export them, and throw ’em on your USB. Plus, you have access to apply effects, change tempo and key, and mix and match layers as you’d like.
With DeepRemix, users can:
- Compose, sample, and share stems or new versions of audio files
- Extract vocals, backing tracks, and mute parts from tracks
- Experiment with adjusting tempos, effects, pitches, keys/scales, and time stretching
- Create new loops in real-time
- Re-balance and adjust volume, panning, and EQ
- View and edit audio with color-coded notes, making it easy to identify various layers
- Customize your ripping options (worth noting: this is based on your available machine power)
How it works: the AI process
Ripx DeepRemix utilizes AI via two main steps, according to CEO and RipX creator Martin Dawe:
- Uses an AI machine learning separation engine to split audio into voice, bass, drums and other stems.
- Processes each of these using an algorithmic separation engine that breaks them down into their constituent frequencies, amplitudes, phase and so on. These are grouped into harmonics and notes, which are then directly editable within RipX’s UI. The stems are also separated further, into different layers like guitar and piano, and the drum stem into kick drums, drums and percussion. All of this audio is contained within a Rip file.
Dawe explains further:
“What makes RipX so different to other remixing, editing and clean-up software is that the Rip files created and edited contain only the core amplitude, frequency, phase and panning information, which is used to recreate the waveform when the user clicks Play or Export. To compare with a person singing, it’s a bit like the Rip file containing the music as we understand it in our minds (and which we can easily manipulate with our imagination), and when we sing we use our vocal chords to create the actual waveforms.
This makes the depth (e.g. working with individual harmonics, frequencies and amplitudes) and scope (e.g. pitch changing, time stretching, instrument substitution) of editing limitless and very fast as you work with the raw audio information rather than requiring complicated DSP algorithms which often have limitations.”
Using the program
For a more in-depth look at how to use the program, check out this video from the Hit’n’Mix team:
RipX DeepRemix is available for $69 at hitnmix.com. You can also download a free trial from the site before diving in.