Microsoft Research's MySong Makes Musical Accompaniment For Your Singing

Before MySong from Microsoft Research, people without musical talent had to resort to consuming music and not bothering the rest of us with their amateur stylings. No longer. All you have to be able to do is sing a short tune (provided you can sing somewhat on key) and this MySong software will dynamically generate a piano accompaniment just for you.

As you can see in the video, it actually sounds pretty good, and you can adjust the sliders to make the piano part happier, sadder, jazzier, or not quite so jazzy. The bad news is that this is just a Microsoft Research project, not an actual package you can buy. Maybe in a few years? [IStartedSomething via Geekologie via Dvice]

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Well, it's almost cool. Has some real potential. Once the midi sounding samples are upgraded, once other styles / rhythms of accompaniment are added, once other instruments are added, once the accompaniment does something more than detect the pitch the person is singing at,,,

Seems like all it really does is detect the pitch they're singing at, find a chord that would hug that pitch nicely (thats where the happy factor comes in, minor for unhappy major for happy, augs for jazzy?? wtf...)

If you're going to have a jazz slider, CHANGE THE DAMN RHYTHMS MAN. That's what I thought was going to happen, but no it just adds aug chords?? wtf.