Note: this post is from 2009, outbound links may be broken.
Microsoft releases Songsmith
Microsoft has released Songsmith, a software which lets you create your own songs using just your voice.
Songsmith helps you create songs using just your voice, by choosing musical accompaniments to match whatever you sing. Whether you’re a musical novice looking to send a jingle to a friend or an aspiring songwriter looking to give it a first try, Songsmith lets you start making music.
I know some people who read this blog think that using loops (or computers for that matter) to create music is epic fail. While I disagree on that particular matter, when does making music stop being, well, making music? Songsmith looks like a proper toy to me, but perhaps it’s perfect for all those candidates that didn’t make it through the auditions of the Idols TV shows ^_^
Scobleizer has posted an interview and demo with two researchers from Microsoft here.
Link via CDM