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.

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    thecaptain, Aug 17th, 2004 @ 11:31am

    Computers that jam?

    Are they running Windows???
    /I kid, I kid....

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    muso, Aug 18th, 2004 @ 1:04am

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    Band in the Box has had the ability to generate solos for years based on the tune it is playing. The solos are often better than ones you hear non-virtual musicians playing too.

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