Loudly shows off AI tech to remix songs into different genres


German startup Loudly is taking the wrappers off its music-focused artificial intelligence technology, which it says can automatically remix tracks into different genres.

The tech is being shown off on the company’s website with tracks by Becky G, Dillon Francis, Bien Monk and MØ. For example, Becky G’s track ‘Next To You’ has been remixed by the AI into a radio pop edit, a progressive house edit and a dubstep edit, while MØ’s ‘Blur’ has been given drum’n’bass, trap and ‘stripped down’ (i.e. acoustic) reworkings.

Loudly says it’s been training a neural network on 100k pro audio loops, as well as a catalogue of 8m music tracks. What’s more, the company says its AI is capable of more than just automated remixes: it can also create new tracks by assembling audio loops. “Our AI enables anyone to instantly unlock an immense number of music compositions at the click of a button – and the impact will be huge​:​ new kinds of artists, new forms of music, new types of genres,” claimed co-founder Rory Kenny. The automated remixes are similar to what UK-based startup AI Music was trying to do with its ‘shapeshifting’ tech, but the additional layer of original compositions should make Loudly worth watching.

Stuart Dredge

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