Sunday, 11 January 2009
Re-posted from Alex
This is frightening and depressing. Something tells me its not quite real, despite the Microsoft Research website backing it up. Digital musical democratisation! As long you like you're pre-programmed song to sound like High School Musical or Advertising music, which I guess people will!
Kind of a similar argument to the apparent pressure on the Guitar manufacturing industry in America to actually produce a *real* guitar that works in the same way as the plastic one from Guitar Hero. Democracy!
It's kind of great that the 'viral video' aspect of their campaign just makes it come across as comedy, rather than a useful, fun product. On the other hand, Apple having Sting in Garageband sucks now too.