Picture this... It’s 2030, and the DJ Mag Top 100 has just been topped, for the first time ever, by an artist created with artificial intelligence. The furore is palpable. The DJ community and scene at large are up in arms.
A new EP has just been released by an AI startup, WaveAI, which is pioneering a new music creation app called Alysia.
DJ Mag reported last year that artificial intelligence was already being used to craft pop music, and there’s currently a great deal of speculation about the role AI will play in the future of the music industry.
Using Alysia's technology, you can input a few details into the app for it to start creating a composition of its own accord.
djay Pro 2 for Mac, from software development house Algoriddim, uses machine learning to automate your mixes, effectively taking the hassle (and effort) out of melding two or more tracks together.
The news is likely to be divisive across a dance music community already locked in terminal (and, often, insufferable) arguments as to what constitutes a real DJ. You only need to Google phrases like ‘sync button‘ for evidence.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been used for years to correct and assist music creation; the time has now arrived that AI is composing and producing pop music nearly independently.
The single ‘Break Free’ is the brainchild of YouTube personality/singer/"neuroscience junkie" Taryn Southern and start-up Amper Music. In addition, Southern has enlisted the support of other AI services to complete her forthcoming ‘I Am AI’ full-length release.