I caught this article in the NYTimes this morning talking about a new software product by Microsoft – Songsmith. Basically, the software allows you to sing in vocals. It then generates the music to accompany your vocals based on preferences you set (e.g., lighter or darker mood, rhythm, beat, etc.). The original advertisement video by the coders who put it together is a bit sad. But Songsmith has such potential for humor. How? Take classic songs, strip out the music and add the vocals to Songsmith. Then let it work its magic. I watched two of them this morning and was rolling with laughter.
- Roxanne by The Police accompanied by Songsmith
- Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles accompanied by Songsmith