DailyDirt: Making Sweet Music
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Plenty of people complain about how pop music sounds formulaic and that several boy bands seem to be manufactured with minimal variations between them. Someday soon, though, computer algorithms might create more pop music than humans can even attempt to compose. Here are just a few steps towards a world filled with machine-made music.
- Researchers have developed a piano tuning algorithm that can perform the task almost as well as a trained human ear. Yet another job that robots are going to take away from humans…. [url]
- Genetic algorithms are often taught in machine learning classes, and these algorithms have been applied to all sorts of fields — including music. Computer-generated fugues might not sound too pleasant, but neither does trance music… [url]
- Using a ‘Hit Potential Equation’, computers can analyze pop singles and predict future hit tracks. The researchers behind this project admit, “musical tastes evolve, which means our ‘hit potential equation’ needs to evolve as well.” [url]
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