Ujam can best be described as a web/cloud version of Microsoft Songsmith or the iPhone App LaDiDa. While most musicians I know freak out and call this type of stuff the end of the world I rather enjoy it. I created an account and just spit out a few works like hello hello checking 123 lala and chose synthpop as a style. You can hear it tracked my pitch and threw matched pitched music behind my voice:
“UJAM is a cloud-based platform that empowers everybody to easily create new music or
enhance their existing musical talent and share it with friends. Sing a tune or follow a simple step-by-step process to produce a professional-sounding , impressive piece of music.” – ujam.com
Glee is a musical television show here in the USA. There is an iPhone/iPad app also called Glee (iTunes link) that allows you to sing along with the songs heard on the show. It uses pitch detection, correction and some auto chording ala Songsmith or LaDiDa. Maybe someday every song we buy will come with a remix kit and an interactive sing along Karaoke kit? Because the App is designed by Smule it’s fairly slick and like other Smule apps there is an online community aspect to sharing, etc…
“Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that airs on Fox in the United States. It focuses on a high school glee club called “New Directions”, at the fictional William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio. The pilot episode of the show was broadcast after American Idol on May 19, 2009, and the first season began airing on September 9, 2009. On September 21, 2009, Fox officially gave the series a full-season pick-up. Glee aired its mid-season finale on December 9, 2009 and returned from a four-month hiatus on April 13, 2010, picking up the remaining nine episodes of the season. The spring premiere had an estimated 13.7 million viewers, nearly doubling in followers on its return.” – Wikipedia.org
Do you want this or does it make you vomit a little?
Microsoft Songsmith is a PC only application that you sing into and then the software creates a full song behind your voice. It uses some neat algorthms, technology from PGMusic’s Band in a Box and sounds from Garritan. You most likely already know about Songsmith but I found a really interesting website/mashup you may find new. It’s call Robert Songmith and basically it’s a good looking website that is Songsmith + The Cure + You. I spend a nice while listen to other people’s creations last night. You can also follow Robert Songsmith on Twitter: twitter.com/robertsongsmith
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