With the use of artificial intelligence to produce music destined to become a hotly debated topic, AWS DeepComposer, an AI-backed music keyboard, has raised the bar in digital music to a whole new level
The music industry underwent a vital change quite early in 1999 due to the invasion of digital music. The music industry, which saw a radical drop in album sales due to competing platforms like Napster, had to approve the sale of songs to Apple's iTunes service for $1. Napster's free sharing platform helped Steve Jobs, who entered the music industry with the iTunes service at the right time, to get what he wanted. Recently, there has been another development that will once again shake the music industry: artificial intelligence. Now, we may have to investigate not only whether artists are inspired by someone while earning music awards, but also whether they receive AI support. The problem of "inspiration" we face from time to time remains trivial next to what will be done with AI, but we will be arguing whether an artist who won a Grammy thanks to support from AI deserves to win. AI TRANSFORMATION Now it is time for a different transformation. Following the release of the camera DeepLens with artificial intelligence capabilities and the mini-driverless car DeepRace, Amazon Web Services (AWS) presented developers with AI-backed DeepComposer this year. At the AWS re:Invent global developers event, DeepComposer's music keyboard capable of machine learning delivered amazing results. This smart device with machine learning capabilities provides software developers with tiny models to demonstrate their capabilities with programmable tools. So comes a smart toy for software developers and musicians. Musicians and coding are sure to lead to new surprises.
AWS DeepComposer consists of a 32-key, two-octave music keyboard, giving developers the chance to train using AI. Classical, jazz, rock or pop, you can create your music files in the style you want. Finally, you can convert the composition into a MIDI or MP3 file or share it via a SoundCloud account. So, fame awaits with open arms! Who will be the owner of the resulting work of art? The software developers or the musician with whom they collaborate? We will see as new examples emerge in innovations, which are sure to raise many questions. REVEAL THE HIDDEN BEETHOVEN INSIDE Record a short tune or use a prerecorded one. For your favorite style, choose a premade option or create a model and continue. Use this model to produce a new polyphonic composition. You can play the composition on the console and see the result. Export the resulting composition in MP3 or MIDI format or share it on SoundCloud.
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