January 29, 2009 — 4 Comments

I don’t know if you have heard about Microsoft Lab’s Songsmith program, but it was supposed to be Microsoft’s answer to Garageband. In theory, anyone was supposed to be able to sing a song into the software and the program would automatically add instrumentation, allowing folks to feel like they were “writing” songs.

The software is horrible, but the new fun thing to do is to send existing hits to the software to see what it will come up with. This version of the Police’s Roxanne has me in tears.


4 responses to ROFL


    I blogged about Songsmith too today, it’s horrible, but amusing.


    that is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a very long time.

Trackbacks and Pingbacks:

  1. Techno Wonder Wall | The Life of JaWS - January 29, 2009

    […] So Microsoft released Songsmith, their software attempt to take on Apple’s Garageband.  One feature, you can sing a vocal and it will go in and add backing tracks.  So in a wave of brillance someone tried to run the vocals of existing songs through the system and came out with some pretty interesting results.  Techno “Wonderwall” is my favorite. (ht: Only Wonder) […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s