This summer, Sony launched the first-ever “Demixing challenge.” In this global contest, participants from around the world — including research institutes, private companies, and hobbyist coders — submitted their AI models to run against the same test set so that their results could be compared by SDR score.

Audioshake scored nearly a half decibel higher than the second-place winner, a researcher from Facebook. In third place was a research team from Korea University. TikTok parent company, Byte Dance, was also in the top ten. Particularly notable was Audioshake’s vocal stem, which was a full decibel higher than any other competing team. Audioshake