Since the arrival of Artificial Intelligence decades ago, I have been following developments. Since it also finds applicability in music production, I investigate the possibilities, pros and cons with a very skeptical look.
At the moment I am working for Sony Music Entertainment on a research program and I am even more involved in this area in the background.
An article has now been published on the Bax Music website in which I introduce the possibilities and why, despite great enthusiasm, I remain very skeptical about the application of this technology in music. The article is in dutch only, but can be translated well to any language.
This is a very fine workflow I like to take for writing songs.
I record a live performance on a combination of mostly hardware and some software synths controlled separated by outboard controllers. Then clean up the recording as can be seen now in the picture below. From there one taking it to a next stage in the writing proces by writing some extra here and there.
After that I’m going on with the audio, pure sound design. And in the final stage mixing it all from the bottom up. With this approach I can manage to keep emotional expression of human performance in music, combined with modern day digital tools which give an extra creative opportunity to add flavor and expression to a track.
The recording as shown above can be listened here: