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AI / ML in Music and Its Impact on Music Composition

AI / ML in Music and Its Impact on Music Composition



The potential use of artificial intelligence in music is a rather new one. However, the idea of a Universal Synthesizer Interface (USI) was the brainchild of musical artists back in the early 1980’s. The first idea was of a Universal Synthesizer Interface, a system designed to transmit musical data between musical instruments. This would allow one instrument to control another through MIDI commands, much like playing a piano or keyboard.

A USI could be controlled using hardware such as a MIDI keyboard or midi controller. More complex systems, such as computers running artificial intelligence software, may soon be used in the music industry. AI in Music is a term that is being used to describe this new music production technology.

AI in Music has the potential to change the way music production and other creative art forms are created and distributed. Currently, most music industry insiders agree that it is still far too early to discuss artificial intelligence in music production. There are several technologies currently in development, but no one is certain how far in the future these artificially intelligent programs will be able to take their abilities. However, those who believe that we are already seeing some form of this technology in use say that progress is being made on a daily basis.

Some of the potential uses for artificial intelligence in music technology include; producing, selling, marketing and developing music. The possibilities are nearly endless, and many industry insiders believe that artificially intelligent programs could revolutionize the music industry within the next ten years. In the past, programmers have been limited to applying their knowledge to a single electronic instrument, such as a synthesizer. However, software developers are now capable of applying their knowledge to composing and programming sound systems that contain various electronic instruments. These programs would be specifically designed for specific musicians or groups to enhance their skills and allow them to produce their own original music compositions.

Programmers are creating systems that enable performers and group leaders to compose original music and manage projects with ease. One such system created by Carnegie Mellon University called MLQ Composer does exactly that. This system allows users to not only create and handle music projects, but also manage different aspects of their projects with ease. For example, if the user wants to add a keyboard interface to their composition, they simply select a keyboard shortcut from a menu and then drag and drop the widget to the desired location. Once the widget is in place, all they have to do is click the keyboard shortcut again to activate the widget. This same logic could also be used to trigger an audio track played through a headset or player.

This new wave of applications may eventually replace traditional artists and music group leaders in the music industry. One possible application is spotting websites that use AI in Music. Spotify is a prime example of an AI in Music application that is currently in development. As of now, the program is still in alpha testing, but the initial results have been promising thus far. The program will eventually use its advanced capabilities to spot and categorize music based on musical themes, moods, and styles. As of right now the program has already trained its artificial intelligent system to spot popular trends and generate appropriate playlists based on those trends, allowing humans to effectively control what their computer can do for them.