Songsmith with the devil

David Lee RothFrom my Mac guru, neural:

So, I just had a fit of laughter such as I haven’t experienced in years.

Microsoft released a new product called “Songsmith”. You sing into your microphone, and it writes backing music automatically. Honestly, a clever idea, if executed well.

So, item 1. Microsoft’s commercial for this product, is itself atrocious. It demonstrates once again that Microsoft has completely lost touch with the concept of “cool factor”.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3oGFogwcx-E

Item 2, you can run any vocal file into Songsmith, and it proceeds to write the backing music. So, some genius came up with the idea to run the David Lee Roth vocal track to “Runnin’ With the Devil” into Songsmith.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlgE5TKXWsA

Item 3, the resulting work of absolute genius:

http://music.metafilter.com/2943/Runnin-With-The-Songsmith

It’s so amazingly bad, it’s hilarious. I start laughing like a madman as soon as it starts to play.

I’m hoping this is the start of a whole new series of popular song vocal tracks run through Songsmith.

That would keep me entertained for ages.

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3 Responses to Songsmith with the devil

  1. John says:

    That’s 4 minutes and 17 seconds of my life I’ll never get back :(

  2. joe says:

    check the re working someone did to the original

  3. John Petrie says:

    The morning show of WRIF radio in Detroit found the isolated David Lee Roth vocals from “Running With the Devil” about a year ago, I guess, and they had a lot of fun with it over several weeks.

    They pretended David Lee Roth was a contestant on “American Idol” every week, and so when they discussed the previous night’s “American Idol” broadcast, they would play Roth singing “Running With the Devil,” but their producers and mixers would dub that isolated vocal track over a different song each week, pausing and spacing our Roth’s vocals to match the pace and rhythm of the song. It was really well done and pretty hilarious. I wish I could remember some of the songs they laid his vocals over, but some of them you’d never expect would be able to be matched up with “Running With the Devil,” but they managed it.

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