A couple of us started talking about the state of musical instruments, digital music creation, and how so much of it buckles under the weight of heavy user interfaces and the desire for more knobs, buttons and faders. What if we were to create a device that sings to you and has its own musical inclinations, yet can also engage in a two way dialog with another musician? Not something that can be controlled as much as be guided and influenced – and as a result guides and influences the user.
The proposition is relatively simple. We have educated Muze with a palette of notes that it can in-turn interpret and compose into various rhythms and phrases that are strung together to form something musical. The user can then influence these strings of notes and rhythms to create entirely new compositions. Much like you would a tune a radio to get a new song, Muze can be tuned to provide new and different melodies.
Pretty cool. The tones, would probably be more pleasing to children. Reminds me of Video Game Music when my kids were growing up. Wouldn't exactly say, it Rocks... But, if you could change the tones to something more like real instruments make, then I would like it allot. Still, a great piece of Tech...
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