Me & The AI Making Synthwave Tunes

in Proof of Brainlast month (edited)

2023 is the year of AI. It's everywhere from image generation to Chat GPT to deep fakes to audio fakes. Now comes music AI.

I discovered an AI music creation website the other day called It was so interesting it sucked me in and I spent about 3 hours playing around with it. The results were pretty mind blowing as I navigated it. Admittedly it did have limitations the further I dug in. Even so, the algorithm produced some very listenable tunes. All I had to do was set the note to tune the track to, set the tempo and choose from one of their many genres.

I started out with a genre I've been obsessed with for about 1 year now, Synthwave. This was a tune I worked out after about 30 tries. Have a listen.

As I listen to it I can hear parts I would change so I am going to download the midi file and remix it. I'd like to bring the strings up, add a better stab and just juice it up a bit. Still, pretty damn nice for an auto generated tune.

Here is a more uptempo synthwave tune that we(Me & the AI) made. I named it "100 to 2am". A reference to speeding to the peak hour for clubbing & DJing.

Tracks on Soundful are free to make. You get 1 download a month which includes the midi file. You can not use it for commercial use though. If you want to go that route it's $89.99 for a year which allows you to download 5 tracks a month and monetize them on Youtube, etc. I see this actually taking off once they expand their kits & formulas. If people aren't already, I can see them using the base of the track and swapping out instruments, layering over it, etc. as a kind of short cut. I'm contemplating subscribing and playing around with it for the next year. It really is fun.

Here is another one we made that I like. It's called Natsukashi which means nostalgic. That's the feeling I got when I first listened to it.

I'll close with a human composed synthwave tune that I love. I imagine flying through a galactic civilization or space station of a thousand planets like Valerian, dipping & dodging, marveling at all the sights.

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The tracks sound really good. I will have to have a go myself.