AudioStrip - A passion for making music
AudioStrip is an AI-powered web tool designed for musicians and DJs. It allows users to isolate vocals from instrumentals in any song. Meet the founder, Basil Woods
Q: Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your start-up, AudioStrip?
Basil: I am Basil, the CEO, and Cofounder of AudioStrip. I have a background in AI and Machine Learning, with five years of experience since graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in Mathematics. I created AudioStrip as a side project because I have a passion for making music and was surprised by the lack of easily accessible technology that could separate song stems.
Q: What were the key factors that brought you to this point in your journey with AudioStrip?
Basil: AudioStrip began as a side project I worked on in my free time. Initially, I was just having fun with it. In the early days, most of my marketing efforts involved posting on various online forums. Things took a significant turn when one of my Reddit posts made it to the front page of /r/music. This was a thrilling moment. As the number of users continued to grow, I realiSed that AudioStrip was addressing a significant problem for people.
We've now attracted 350,000 unique users to our platform, with thousands of paying customers. A couple of months ago, I made the decision to go full-time on AudioStrip.
Q: What has been the biggest highlight of your Founder journey so far?
Basil: One of the most notable achievements for us has been the rapid addition of features to AudioStrip. We've been at the forefront of using cutting-edge audio AI methods, which I'm particularly proud of.
Q: Are there valuable lessons from your journey that you'd like to share with aspiring founders?
Basil: I've found that working on a problem that genuinely interests me has been a powerful source of motivation to keep pushing forward. For me, the field of Music/Audio AI is incredibly exciting. Additionally, starting AudioStrip as a side project was beneficial. By the time we transitioned to working on it full-time, we had already validated that this is something people want to pay for.
Q: If you had the opportunity to invite someone to become part of the Black Valley community, who would it be and why?
Basil: Anyone who is gearing up for their first fundraising journey and who wants to tap into the network and knowledge of other ambitious, like-minded entrepreneurs. The support and insights within the Black Valley community can be incredibly valuable for those taking their first steps in fundraising.
Q: Any closing thoughts you'd like to share with our readers?
Basil: I'm excited to be a part of Black Valley and am looking forward to meeting all the other remarkable founders in the community!