DISCO Discovery Suite: Instant Instrumentals
Instrumental versions of tracks can be crucial to landing a sync. But what happens when there is no instrumental available? Instant Instrumentals allows you to create tracks without vocals within your DISCO in under a minute.
Please note that you must be a subscriber of Discovery Suite in order to access this feature.
In this Article
- How do I create an Instant Instrumental?
- Will my metadata carry over when I create an Instant Instrumental?
- Instant Instrumentals and Nesting
- Instant Instrumentals and Similarity Search - will instrumentals return as results?
- How do Instant Instrumental tracks count toward my track quota?
- Instant Instrumentals in DISCO Libraries
How do I create an Instant Instrumental?
Once your tracks are auto-tagged, you can make an instant instrumental by heading to your track's ⋮ icon > Instant Instrumental:
After clicking Instant Instrumental, your track will be sent for analysis by our AI and you will see a pop-up letting you know when your instrumental track is ready.
A note on file formats
Our AI works best with uncompressed or lossless file formats (i.e. .WAV or .AIFF), so it uses those files whenever possible. Lossy formats, like MP3, are only used if there is no uncompressed/lossless file on a given track.
Regardless of the original file format used, our AI will first create a 16-bit, 44.1kHz .WAV file, then automatically transcode an MP3 at the bit rate set in your business settings.
These instrumental files will not impact the quality of the original files you have uploaded to your DISCO.
Will my metadata carry over when I create an Instant Instrumental?
Instant Instrumentals copy over the following metadata to your .mp3 file:
Importantly, other metadata fields - such as Album Artwork or Comments, and non-standard metadata fields such as Tags and Writer splits - will not carry over.
The Title metadata field will carry over, but it will have the word "Instrumental" added at the end to help you differentiate between versions:
Instant Instrumentals and Nesting
If you opt to create an Instant Instrumental, the track will be automatically nested as a version under the track from which it originated.
You will see it be placed in the Versions section of the main track with the INSTRUMENTAL badge applied:
If the instrumental has been created from the non-main track, like a mix (with the badge MIX applied), it will be nested as a version under the main track where the mix also sits.
Instant Instrumentals and Similarity Search - will instrumentals return as results?
Once Instant Instrumentals are created, they will appear in the search results when you use Similarity Search.
Please note: It may require some time for this process to occur if you have recently created your instrumental. We generally suggest allowing a span of a few minutes up to approximately 20 minutes.
How do Instant Instrumental tracks count toward my track quota?
Every instrumental track that you create counts 1x track toward your base plan track quota and your Discovery Suite track quota.
Instant Instrumentals in DISCO Libraries
If you have Nesting enabled in your Library, your Instant Instrumental will appear as a version with the INSTRUMENTAL badge next to it:
If you do not have Nesting enabled for that Library, you will have to funnel the track into your Library as its own separate track: