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#1
So I saw a video on YouTube today for a new Microsoft Program called Songsmith that records your singing with a drum track and then generates music for it. That's F***ed up. You should get musicians to make your music, not some crap program. To quote South Park,"They took our jobs!"

Link for Ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oGFogwcx-E

Link for Demo: http://research.microsoft.com/songsmith/
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#2
Like Melodyne, it's not going to replace musicians, don't worry about it.

Also, that girl has one of the most annoying voices I've ever heard.
Last edited by blue_strat at Jan 11, 2009,
#4
It's not real music.
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#5
They Took Our JÖÖÖÖÖÖbs
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#7
theres a huge thread on this at KVR, it sounds unbelievably cheesy and is pretty much just a toy.

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Like Melodyne, it's not going to replace musicians, don't worry about it.



Melodyne is pitch correction/loop slicing software, how could anyone see that as a threat to musicians?
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Melodyne is pitch correction/loop slicing software, how could anyone see that as a threat to musicians?

You can also play chords/vocal lines into it and change the notes and timing.
#11
I'm downloading this. i will post my demo when I'm done
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#12
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You can also play chords/vocal lines into it and change the notes and timing.


Yeah, it's advanced loop slicing/editing it's a tool for musicians and producers, nothing more.
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#15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRm1aEvZgCo

also, the ad was so gay. even a boomerang looks straight in comparison.
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#16
Write better music?
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#17
I can imagine the next wave of pop music albums to have Microsoft listed in the writing credits. For shame...
#19
No matter how good it can write fancy music, its still by a machine and not capable of showing any emotion.

Lets see that bitch do some blues.
#21
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No matter how good it can write fancy music, its still by a machine and not capable of showing any emotion.

Lets see that bitch do some blues.


it can't even do that, it's like a super stripped down version of garageband.
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#22
The final product is rather cheap. It doesn't sound enjoyable.
I wonder what music will be created if I fart in a mike for awhile.
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#24
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it can't even do that, it's like a super stripped down version of garageband.


Okay, I'll reword that:

No matter how it can write ****ty, super-stripped down versions of Garageband songs...

Better?
#26
All it does is evaluate the melody you sing and writes a chord progression for it, should be interesting if you start singing out of key.
#27
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#29
ahahahahaha

I've watched it 3 times already, thats hilarious. /ahhhhh

Makes musicians feel safe they will not be replaced!
#30
"Microsoft? So it's easy to use?"
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#31
**** Songsmith! I want a glow in the dark towel!!!
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#32
Взеха ми работа!!!
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#34
We as musicians wanna achieve with hard work and dedication. What Microsoft is doing is making future musicians get "talented" by not even knowing what a drum or a guitar is...This is a travesty in the making!


Oh yeah...DEY TOOK AR JERBS!!
#35
Anyone notice they used a Macbook in a microsoft commercial?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRm1aEvZgCo
Damn, beaten to it!

Oh well

DEH TUUK HOUR JERBZ!
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#39
oh no! maybe we'll have to be original for once!
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