Tape It is a new startup that uses AI to improve the audio-recording process for musicians. The company’s first app used AI to automatically detect the instrument and annotate the recording. Now, the startup is taking the next step in its journey to improve the audio-recording process with the introduction of an automatic, studio-quality noise reduction algorithm, also powered by AI, that works on any audio — not just speech.
The AI denoiser shipped this week as a free web app, with a plan to license the technology to vendors in the future. Developed by a team of AI researchers and audio engineers, Tape leverages machine learning to eliminate ambient noise, clicks, hums, hisses and more. The software identifies and strips away unwanted audio while preserving the integrity of the original recording.
Tape’s AI is trained on millions of studio recordings to learn the difference between desirable vocals and instrumentation and distracting sonic artifacts. Users simply upload their tracks and Tape gets to work removing noise through automated spectral repair and restoration.
The noise reduction goes beyond basic filters to employ source separation techniques. This allows the software to isolate the vocals and instruments as separate elements. Tape can then selectively target and eliminate noise from each component. The result is pristine, professional quality audio.
Tape also enables easy audio repair and editing. Users can visually select and delete audio sections containing coughs, pops or other glitches. Additional features include click removal, equalization, compression and more.
Tape It’s AI-powered software delivers studio-quality noise reduction for musicians. The startup uses AI to improve the audio-recording process, and their software automatically removes noise like hums and hisses, delivering studio-quality results on songs, single-instrument tracks, and field recordings. The AI denoiser shipped this week as a free web app, with a plan to license the technology to vendors in the future.