A recently released Google Magenta project enables a user to mix lo-fi and hip-hop music tracks to create a customized music room in the browser. The feature doesn’t require any musical ability. The Magenta is designed to automatically sync and use Google’s machine learning systems for creating art and music, and the Lo-Fi Player is a creative example of what Magenta can do.
Google Magenta’s Lo-Fi Player
Lo-Fi Player virtual music room also has an excellent interactive YouTube stream, which is a “shared space” where people from various places can listen and be in the same music room together. However, at that time, instead of clicking on elements present in the room, the players would be able to type commands into the live chat window to arrange and blend the tracks.
Virtual Music Room
Google’s open-source TensorFlow system powers the Magenta. This is a part of a current research project titled “Exploring the role of machine learning as an effective tool in the creative process.” Other related Magenta projects include the Piano Genie, which is an AI program that lets any person “play” the piano, and NSynth, which is a machine learning algorithm that collaborates with a neural network to learn and create unique sounds.
The Magenta Lo-Fi Player is customizable with its source code available on GitHub. Creator Thio states that the team also developed a detailed tutorial named “Play, Magenta!” where users can mix and edit sounds and canvas live on their web browsers. Thio also stated that Lo-Fi Player could not replace human producers or the existing lo-fi hip hop streams. “You can think of the Magenta Lo-Fi Player as a virtual music studio prototype for creating an interactive music piece or an introduction to the lo-fi genre to help people appreciate the art more,” Thio stated.
About Magenta Lo-Fi Player
Through the Lo-Fi Player, one can interact with elements of the room and create custom music room. Listeners can also share their music room with others. Machine learning models from magenta.js power the new experience. “Lo-Fi Player” is a virtual music room in a browser that let users play with music beats. The feature choose Lo-Fi Hip Hop genre as it a popular one with simple music structure. The Lo-fi feature also enables the creation of new music that makes sense to listeners.