• 11-24-2003, 01:06 PM
    MindGoneHaywire
    The next wave in production? Voices become fonts
    Hey, I wonder if they'll have to use Autotune for singers who never could sing in tune in the first place...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/23/ar...partner=GOOGLE

    Actually, this paragraph I love:

    "Once a full palette of vocal fonts is available (or once Yamaha allows users to create their own), the possibilities become mind-boggling: a chorus of Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra; Marilyn Manson singing show tunes and Barbra Streisand covering Iron Maiden."

    This is another story, however:

    "Start with any number of existing programs that randomly generate music. Run those files through Hit Song Science, the software that has analyzed 3.5 million songs to determine mathematic patterns in hit music. (Major labels are already taking suggestions from it — "Slower tempo, please, and a little more melody at the bridge.")"
  • 11-24-2003, 01:42 PM
    Dave_G
    Sheena is a punk rocker.

    Is that toon in tune?

    Dave