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November 21, 2023 | Tom Ballard

Knoxville firm releases first AI music production software plugin tool

KR38R PRO, pronounced as ”creator,” uses DigiTrax’s seven patents in AI music composition.

South Knoxville-based DigiTrax AI announced Tuesday the release of its first artificial intelligence (AI) music production software plugin tool KR38R PRO.

Better known as ”Creator” and using DigiTrax’s seven patents in artificial intelligence music composition, the tool gives music producers endless hyper-realistic compositional capabilities instantly, while maintaining complete control over their productions.

“In a world where 120,000 songs flood streaming services daily, KR38R PRO is a force multiplier, enabling creators to craft top-tier music with unmatched efficiency. Just as CGI transformed visuals, KR38R PRO revolutionizes sound,” says Joe Vangieri, Chief Executive Officer of DigiTrax AI.

The culmination of seven years of refining human-AI collaboration, KR38R PRO utilizes music theory — the language of songwriters and musicians. Parameters like key, chord sequence, beats per bar, and more prompt the composition engine, providing instantaneous creative possibilities. Compatible with leading digital audio workstations such as Pro Tools, Ableton, Cubase, and FL Studio, KR38R PRO integrates into existing workflows.

Offered as a tiered subscription service, KR38R PRO also has add-on downloadable STUDIO and SOUND PACKS featuring full session files, instruments, sounds, MIDI, and presets for Hip-Hop, EDM, Pop, and Country genres. These utilities empower creators to produce complete songs efficiently.

KR38R PRO marks the beginning of a series of releases harnessing DigiTrax AI’s patented music technology. Additional products, catering to established artists, music stakeholders, and entertainment technophiles, are slated for release in 2023 and 2024.

We last posted an article about DigiTrax AI in August when the company was honored with the “Technology Advancement Award” at Hip-Hop’s 50th-anniversary event in New York City. It was eight years earlier when we met Joe and Cathy Vangieri, his wife when she won the 2015 edition of the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center’s “What’s the Big Idea Pitch Competition” for an idea named “Sing and Spell.” As described in this two-part series (Part 1 and Part 2), the couple moved to the region in 2012 and launched DigiTrax Entertainment, the parent company to SoKnox Studios, a sound-alike/karaoke recording company that creates interactive music for apps and products to the web, mobile and social media.

In an interview ahead of the official announcement, Joe Vangieri told us that 120,000 new songs go up on Spotify each day. “We are speeding up the creative process for the artists,” he said.


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