Microsoft Songsmith

March 31, 2009

What it is, from Wiki:

“Microsoft Research Songsmith is a musical accompaniment application for Microsoft Windows, launched in early 2009. Songsmith immediately generates a musical accompaniment after a voice is recorded. The user can adjust tempo, genre (such as pop, R&B, hip-hop, rock, jazz, or reggae), and overall mood (e.g. to make it joyful, sad, jazzy, etc.).[1]

The software was developed by a team at Microsoft Research, led by researchers Dan Morris and Sumit Basu[2][3][4]. The product began as a research project called MySong, conducted at Microsoft Research in collaboration with a University of Washington student, Ian Simon, in the summer of 2007. Songsmith is the second commercial project from Microsoft’s Microsoft Research, after AutoCollage.[5]“

In a nut shell it allows anyone to record their own pop songs just by singing into a microphone connected to their computer.

An unexpected side-effect of this technology has been the interesting results it yeilds when you start pumping well known acapellas through it, basically giving all your favorite pop songs a casio keyboard kind of feel. Enjoy.

RICK ROSS – HUSTLIN
MOTERHEAD – ACE OF SPADES (Does anyone else think Wesley Willis when they hear this? )

RICK ASTERLY – NEVER GOING TO GIVE YOU UP (METAL VERSION)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd2oDClUw20

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One Response to Microsoft Songsmith

  1. blacky says:

    i had a look at a few more of these, what a terrible sound. Leave the remixing to talented producers microsoft, eg. btwo!

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