Computers That Jam
from the take-it-laptop! dept
While many musical purists dislike electronic music for a variety of reasons, one big thing is the "programmed" feel to it. However, the latest software is trying something different: it will let the computer jam with a real musician. The software takes the music the live musician plays, and tries to riff off what's actually being played. It's not clear how good it is, but realizing that computers are only getting faster, it's only going to get better. Some will still question how well a piece of software will be able to improvise compared to human musicians, but it may not be long before your favorite jam band adds in some computerized solos.