Sony Flow Machines can create a song based on your music tastes
Flow Machines is the new artificial intelligence app created by Sony. Flow Machines will create new music from the old music that you already enjoy.
While services like Apple Music makes use of algorithms to detect and suggest music you like, Sony has taken it to another scary level.
The concept for the program was first created in 2012. It analyzes the songs’ rhythm, pitch, and harmony to learn what chords or sounds go well together. This results in a new song that has similar traits.
“This algorithm, I think aids in creation in this sense, in that it makes all the elements of experimentation easier, which otherwise would have been too time-consuming or meticulous,” said Francois Pashet, Lab Director
An album of AI produced music…
In case you have concerns about plagiarism, Pashet insists that Flow Machines has been developed to not directly copy existing ones.
Flow Machines has already created a song called “Daddy’s Car” based on the styles of The Beatles. The program analyzed around forty five songs to create the track.
Sony plans on releasing an album with tracks made entirely from the program. Composers have also used the algorithm to adapt how they write songs.
Reportedly, French composer Benoit Carré said that he used Flow Machines to create a melody that used American ballads, an artificial voice, and drum tracks.
There is a legitimate concern for people who have dedicated their lives to producing music…
“I’ve not heard the Beatles’ track that supposedly this wonderful thing has invented, but I suppose, as a musician, we don’t want it, do we? We don’t want to be put out of a job. Writing with a machine – what feedback, what buzz, are you going to get from a machine?” said Peter Hook, co-founder of Joy Division and New Order