Becoming the First Ever Audio Metaverse Artist: Daichi Hayakawa at Sky Stage

Charlotte Blondeel
Sep 9 · 2 min read
Daichi Hayakawa, music producer and music AI engineer

On August 8, 2021, Doki Doki launched the Sky Stage music festival series in an augmented audio space created in the virtual sky of Tokyo.

One of the performing artists that night was musician and producer Daichi Hayakawa, an engineer who has also been a music producer for over 15 years, writing songs for numerous musicians, including Every Little Thing and Nakajima Ai. Now, Hayakawa is focusing on creating an AI that can write music on its own, utlizing deep learning.

The Doki Doki team sat down with him to talk about his first experience with the audio metaverse.

“There are still endless undiscovered possibilities in the scape of sound without having to rely on visual information and I think Audio Metaverse opens the door to that world.”

What did you think when you first heard of “Audio Metaverse”?

“I heard of Metaverse before and thought of it as a very timely thing, but since the word ‘audio’ was involved, I felt that there was a connection to me and my work. So I thought I should give it a try.”

You were one of the first artists to perform at the first edition of Sky Stage. What was your impression performing in an augmented audio space?

“Sky Stage was my first attempt at performing in the Audio Metaverse, so I mostly experimented with different sounds and compositions. It definitely was an exciting experience and I’m already thinking about what I can try out next time.”

What are your expectations for the future of Audio Metaverse?

“There are still endless undiscovered possibilities in the scape of sound without having to rely on visual information and I think Audio Metaverse opens the door to that world.”

“We’re all so used to consuming music and oftentimes see it as something that is connected to a certain space. I hope with this product that music can become something purely emotional for every listener.”

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About Daichi Hayakawa

  • 2004: debute as a leader of Tokyo Es Musica
  • Created music for Every Little Thing, Ai Nakajima, etc.
  • Produced music for the love rhythm adventure “I-Chu”, and 2.5-dimensional stage music
  • Engineering for Viral Works Co., Ltd., an organisation specialised in AR, AI systems, applications, etc.