Recently, there has been an immense boom around startups working in the field of music and artificial intelligence. We see companies and individuals embracing the new technology in various fields of music production, composing, performing to music recognition. But how new is this technology really? In this episode Helen Meyer talks with Dr Leigh Smith, Senior Research Engineer at Landr, who has been working in the field of music and AI for more than 20 years now. He gives us a wrap up about how it all started, what the state of the art is and what he thinks the future may bring.

Want to dive deeper? Here are some useful links:

ISMIR - International Society for Music Information Retrieval

ISMIR 2019 - International Symposium for Music Information Retrieval 2019

GANs - ISMIR tutorial on Generating Music with Generative Adversarial Networks

WiMIR - Women in Music Information Retrieval website

Portrait XO - artist using neural networks for generating an album of vocal processing

Aaron Burnett & The Big Machine

"The Prototype”

from the album “Anomaly"

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