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« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2008, 07:11:32 PM »
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I wonder if it'll work on dirty sounds too.  All the sounds in the video are clean.  Curious to know if all the extra overtones & distortion would confuse the program.

Also...  If you were to plonk a full song into it do you think it would pull the entire thing in to it's different parts?

But even with these questions playing on my mind I do think it's pretty amazing.

It wouldn't pull separate instruments out, because it just works on the harmonics, not the formants of the sound- it doesn't know whether that's a violin, or a guitar, or a piano, it just works on the harmonics produced by the notes. I don't think we'll see this happening in the next 5 or 10 years at least, the human brain is much more advanced than the computer with this kind of thing :)

You can hear artifacts in the video though, so don't expect to have perfect songs from poorly played parts.

I'd imagine it's only one small step (and a large amount of processing power) before it can be used in real time, but it might not come out how you expect-  if you played a note on fret 16, how would it know whether you meant to play 15 or 17? Both could be part of the same scale.

It's a great idea, and a clever piece of programming from the Melodyne guys, but i don't think it'll be heavily used in the bigger studios. Perhaps for demos and stuff it'd be great, you could just correct the guitar parts and have a whole demo bashed out in a few hours.
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"We'll fix it in the mix" has now become a REALITY
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2008, 07:54:26 PM »
That's one of the scariest, disturbing and potentially most dangerous bit of music news I've heard for many, many years.

This is the sonic version of Pandoras Box.

The end of real music as we know it?

Audio Armaggedon.

So ... How much was it again? ...  :D