AI trained on Nirvana lyrics created this original song

Shawn Knight

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YouTuber Funk Turkey has been experimenting with this very proposition, feeding band lyrics to an AI and asking it to write an entirely new song based on the output. The results are, well… interesting, to say the least.

In the most recent example, lyrics from various Nirvana songs were scraped from Genius and pumped into the AI. The result is a track Funk Turkey calls Smother.

Notably, all music and vocals were performed, mixed and mastered by the creator in his kitchen using on-hand equipment and an old copy of Pro Tools. The vocals were “doubled, slightly compressed, and run through an emulated reel-to-reel and tube saturation for a bit of extra warmth and grit,” we’re told.

The resulting lyrics are as nonsensical as what you’d expect and in line with efforts to create AI-based screenplays.

Similar efforts from the YouTuber utilize Nickelback and Metallica (my personal favorite) to create additional mock tracks.

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QuantumPhysics

Posts: 3,721   +3,617
If Bots can write better music than humans - I need to hurry up and retire while I still can. This job market is going to die.
 

JimboJoneson

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If Bots can write better music than humans - I need to hurry up and retire while I still can. This job market is going to die.
The day bots write better music than humans should be the day that humans realize somewhere along the way they lost their true creative spirit and inspiration.

Decades of garbage radio music, regurgitated everything that was succesful in the past (can I get a few hundred more TV and movie remakes, please?), will tend to do that to a species.
 

p51d007

Posts: 2,562   +1,842
If Bots can write better music than humans - I need to hurry up and retire while I still can. This job market is going to die.
I just with the AI would replace some of the pompus a-hole hollywood celebrities that are always tweeting this or that, telling everyone how they should live, what they should eat etc...then of course being the hypocrites they are, live like kings.
 

Arbie

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JSB / WAM / LvB ... never. At least not in my lifetime. Still, the idea hadn't even occurred to me until now. Even a remote possibility is thrilling.
 

Jerry in WA

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One million monkeys typing for eternity would produce Shakespeare,
Ten thousand (drinking) monkeys typing for ten thousand years would produce Hemingway,
Ten AIs coding for 10 days could produce Nickelback.

 

Roy Mepham

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It's no worse than some of the lyrics sung by Jon Anderson. Sail away among your dreams
The strength regains us in between our time
The strength regains us in between our time
As we shall speak to differ also? WTF
 

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