By Keith Clark • February 2, 2009 Yours truly... A recent post by Mike Keller on the “Geek Tech” blog (located at the PC World website) introduced me to a product called Microsoft Songsmith. For the uninitiated, it’s a software program that, well, let’s see how Microsoft describes it: “Songsmith generates musical accompaniment to match a singer’s voice. Just choose a musical style, sing into your PC’s microphone, and Songsmith will create backing music for you.” A computer software program that “creates” music based upon the vocal stylings of American Idol wannabes… Hmmm… What could possibly go wrong? The headline to Keller’s post says it’s “Bad Music Made Easy”. (Read the whole thing here.) Too harsh? Personally, I get a kick out things like this. If folks want to spend their time in some sort of digital Karaoke land, fine by me. As long as they don’t confuse what they’re doing with the real thing… Besides, in these rough economic times, a bit of comic relief is always welcome… About Keith Keith Clark Editor In Chief, ProSoundWeb & Live Sound International Keith has covered professional audio and systems contracting for more than 25 years, authoring hundreds of articles in addition to hands-on work in every facet of publishing. He fostered the content of ProSoundWeb (PSW) from its inception, helping build pro audio’s largest portal website, and has also served for several years as editor in chief of Live Sound International (LSI). Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. JOSEPH DENNIS BROWN says I’m a harmonica player and this will help me put some of my creations to chart and help the players that assist me. Tagged with: Audio Pundit · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.