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Refining your music Similarity Search to get results faster

AIMS AI music similarity search audio waves

Assuming you’ve been introduced to the basics of using AIMS Similarity Search, let’s get into finding the perfect track faster than ever — with the richest set of features out of all music searches.

There are so many use cases to outline here. You might be facing an insanely specific client brief, or one that gave you minimal instructions but expects a wide range of options. 

Since AIMS is run by industry insiders, we developed features with a long, very real list of scenarios in mind. Everything is built on sophisticated AI technology that feels simple, so you can follow your creativity (or random stream of consciousness) as you explore tracks. 

Once you hear “the one,” you’ll know without a doubt that you went out of your way to find it — and in a fraction of the time a simple search would’ve taken you manually.

Features of AIMS Similarity Search 


Finds similar music based on any specific part of a reference track.

A typical example is a catchy chorus, but the list goes on. If you need to emphasize emotion, you might be looking for the poignant buildup often found in the intro, or the climactic drop in the middle. Segment also helps with references like Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody — which has a lot going on and chances are, you need something resembling just one part of it.


Locates which sections of each result are similar to the essence of your reference track.

The Highlights feature takes your reference and automatically pinpoints a segment that represents the “essence” of the track, then finds music with a similar essence — and highlights it in each result. It’s the fastest way to capture the heart of any song. No need to click through the tracks for the standout riff or rhythmic pocket; you’re guided right to it, and you see where to find a similar vibe in the suggested tracks.

Prioritize BPM 

Discovers songs matching the beats per minute range of your reference track.

This feature is especially useful when you need a track that complements the specific tempo or dynamic of the visual content you’re working with — like the way an ad is cut. When you know the exact flow of your story’s key moments, prioritizing BPM finds you tracks that hit musical peaks, breaks and changes at the perfect time.

Ignore Vocals 

Suppresses vocals to find music similar to an instrumental version of your reference track. 

When you’re feeling a track but don’t particularly like or care about the vocals, this feature disregards them entirely and sticks to the instrumentals when suggesting similar music. The results may still include vocals (unless you specify otherwise via filters), they’re just not limited by similarity to your reference.


Uses metadata-based filters to refine your results further.

Although our Similarity Search doesn’t rely on tags or metadata, you can decide to incorporate them into your search. All of the filters you’re used to are at your disposal: artist, composer, label, publisher, release year, duration, mood, genre, instruments, vocals, etc. 

We can also set up custom filters like recognizability or one-stop to fit your data. Always happy to help. 

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