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Songsmith Remixes Radiohead


Last week, Microsoft Research unveiled Songsmith, a program that automatically generates backing music for whatever you sing into it.  To show off its capabilities, they released this painful promotional spot:

The video makes clear that Songsmith excels at producing music no one over the age of six would ever want to listen to.  But I was curious how it would do with less schlocky tunes.  As they say, garbage in, garbage out.  Maybe Songsmith is just waiting for the right melody to reveal its true potential.

A while back Radiohead challenged their fans to remix their song “Reckoner”.  How would Songsmith fare with Thom Yorke’s vocals?  Are Jonny Greenwood and the rest of the band to be the latest victims of the global economic downturn?  You be the judge.

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January 12, 2009 10:27 am

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