Microsoft’s latest attempt to introduce music software is turning into a big joke. Microsoft SongSmith is software that allows users to sing a song into their computer, and software will create the instrumentals for you. Talk about sucking any semblance of creativity out of composing a song!
Anyways, Telegraph has a whole article today talking about how SongSmith is becoming a source of “comedy gold.”
When the vocals of famous songs are run through the software, the backing tracks it adds are so unlikely that the end results often turn out as surreal reinventions of the originals.
Surreal is right. For some odd reason, almost every SongSmith track I’ve heard ends up sounding like elevator music. For example, check out this rendition of “Eye of the Tiger” from Rocky. Horrendous and hilarious all at the same time!