Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Well now - that's interesting


One of the coolest things I saw at the Loop 2018 conference was the result of a lot of work between Cycling '74 (my co-workers and friends) and the Google Magenta project. This has led to Magenta Studio - a set of Max for Live devices that implement some of the Magenta machine learning (Tensorflow) tools for in-Live production. The demo that Jesse Engel and Adam Roberts were showing did some remarkable things, including extending a melody, humanizing drum patterns and interpolating between phrases.

They did simple but pointed demos, and did that great presentation thing where they imply a lot more than they told. They also gave you moments to remember, which is always a valuable thing to pull off.

Cheers to everyone involved, and I suggest you give their demos a try!

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