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Amadeus Code: Brave New World of A.I. Music Generation

Amadeus Code: Brave New World of A.I. Music Generation

Japanese startup Amadeus Code, an “artificial intelligence-powered songwriting assistant,” is the latest app that is riding the wave of A.I. art-generation. The algorithm scans a diverse database of popular music from the past 500 centuries (in theory - the earliest song this reviewer discovered was Schubert’s “Ave Maria” from 1825) and allows the user to specify the note range and length, drama, familiarity, and era. The app then creates a unique instrumental harmony based on these specifications, drawing inspiration from songs that have similar characteristics.

The Amazing Slow Downer Speeds Up Learning

The Amazing Slow Downer Speeds Up Learning

Nothing is better at providing music professionals and educators instant access to the world’s never ending music collection than streaming music services such as Spotify and iTunes, right? Wrong! The Amazing Slow Downer by Roni Music, a company that develops user-friendly music software, adds another welcomed layer to music accessibility by taking a music track and allowing the user to quickly adjust the speed and pitch. Read more here.

The Amazing Slow Downer Speeds Up Learning

The Amazing Slow Downer Speeds Up Learning

Nothing is better at providing music professionals and educators instant access to the world’s never ending music collection than streaming music services such as Spotify and iTunes, right? Wrong! The Amazing Slow Downer by Roni Music, a company that develops user-friendly music software, adds another welcomed layer to music accessibility by taking a music track and allowing the user to quickly adjust the speed and pitch. 

MOMA's Art Lab App: Play with the Sounds and Shapes of Art!

The sublime James McNeill Whistler once said, “Nature contains the elements, in colour and form, of all pictures, as the keyboard contains the notes of all music. But the artist is born to pick, and choose, and group with science, these elements, that the result may be beautiful--as the musician gathers his notes, and forms his chords, until he bring forth from chaos glorious harmony.” In the years since, the relationship between art and music has progressed from a silent harmony to a colorful crescendo.