Let your music geek out with Google’s latest project! You need not be the top of the crop to be able to use this latest offering from the search engine giant. Created by an intern at the company, Google Magenta has released a feature than you can play out to let out your creative juices in the field of music.
In a report by Kim Lyons on The Verge, the creator of Lo-Fi player has shared their take on the mater. Explaining how it works, Lyons details that it has an easy, straightforward interface that even a no-brainer can use.
“When you open Lo-Fi Player, you’re taken to a pixellated virtual “room” where you click different objects — a clock, a cat, or a piano, for instance— in the room to change the different tracks, like the bass line and the melody”, writer Lyons says.
Vibert Thio, the person behind this project, narrated that the reason behind the use of a room-type interface instead of a musical instrument is because of the former’s popularity.
One can also share their music tastes with others through a stream feature available. The feature lets the user share what is currently playing on their device via Youtube. Then, other participants can change the musical tracks playing by typing in the commands into the live chat of the stream.
Google’s Magenta is a project that utilizes the search engine’s artificial intelligence capabilities for the creation of art and music. Lo-Fi’s codes are available for the public made possible through Google’s open-source TensorFlow system. According to Lyons, this is one of the company’s initiatives to research “the role of machine learning as a tool in the creative process”.