WNAMM09: Sing Into Songsmith - Get a Backing Track

Microsoft's research product comes of age.      28/01/09

No flash plug


   Windows Media 
3:59 mins

Starting life as a research project called MySong at Microsoft, Sumit and Dan analyzed melody to create backing tracks to a recorded mic input. Now called Songsmith, they've teamed up with Garritan for the sounds and Band-in-a-Box for the styles and playback engine. The software analyzes a recorded input then puts chords, bass and a beat to it. Once recorded and analyzed, you have control over the style of the backing track by moving 'happy' and 'jazzy' sliders to change the chords, you can also ask it to suggest other chords that would work with the melody. The results can be exported WAV or WMA the backing track, the vocal and also the MIDI data for importing into other DAW software. It's actually very cool, and you know it's only $30!!! Dan and Sumit don't have plans to port this to any other platforms than Windows for now, but if it blows up really big then you never know.


All WNAMM 2009 News |  Videos |  Live Blogs |  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
More From: MICROSOFT
Even more news...

 



More Videos

NAMM 2017: Alesis Strike Pro Electronic Drums 

Red sparkle kit offers high levels of sample playback


NAMM 2017: Roland Unveils RD-2000 Stage Piano 

Latest in the series features dual sound engines and advanced controller features


NAMM 2017: Radikal Technologies - New Stereo Modular FX and More 

We get a demo with Joerg Schaaf of the finished Swarm Oscillator and the New FX module


Meet The Makers - Christian Henson Spitfire Audio 

10 Years of Spitfire this year