How Artificial Intelligence Is Augmenting The Musical Composition Process
Companies are introducing software that allows musicians to curate content through digital AI experiences anywhere, anytime
Technological advancements like artificial intelligence are opening the door for computers to demonstrate their own creative talents and increasing abilities to personalize music experiences according to users’ tastes and even their emotions. In particular, music artists and producers are leveraging AI-facilitated assistance with writing lyrics for songs, providing creators with additional tools to complete their artwork.
From building a sound pattern or assembling an entire album, musicians now have the opportunity to express their talent on the go, or in an environment of their choice. Here's how AI is enabling musicians to create content in innovative and streamlined ways:
Djay Pro 2
DJ software Djay Pro 2’s Automix AI uses machine learning and training sets from human DJs to allow users to mix music entirely within the app. The technology can identify rhythmic patterns and chooses the best intro and outro sections of songs. Automix AI can also calculate optimal fade durations and automatically applies parameter changes to EQs and filters for a seamless transition.
Google’s Magenta project yielded NSynth, a synthesizer board tool that enables musicians to craft new soundboards and voices for synthesizers, drum machines, and the like, using machine learning and procedural generation.
SecondBrain created RAPGOD.ai, an intuitive AI that helps humans write lyrics, and solves writer's block. RAPGOD works with artists as a co-creation tool that can help develop writers’ skills.
Splice is a cloud-based music creation and collaboration platform that builds AI-facilitated assistants for songwriters and producers.
These are just a few ways that technology like AI is disrupting the music industry, enabling more people to become creators and expediting the composition process. For more information on this topic, see PSFK's report on Leveraging AI To Remix The Music Experience.