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Will AI help or hurt the D.I.Y. Rock Star? 💽

This post loosely accompanies Gab & Jam 273. Will AI help or hurt the D.I.Y. Rock Star?

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The topic has been ALL around us during this past holiday season and we’ve seen some demonstrations about how it can write a movie, write a blog post, and, yes, write a song. How beneficial or detrimental is this to the D.I.Y. Rock Star?

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From all the of the posts we’ve been seeing—here’s a Castos post: and even Rick Beato’s interview with Billy Corgan: “The Smashing Pumpkins: The Billy Corgan Interview”, folks are either afraid of AI or touting its benefits for creators everywhere. As always, our question is how can it help folks like you and me—D.I.Y. Rock Stars—build our creative empire better, stronger, or faster. So, THAT’S what we are looking at here. Is it going to help us or hurt us?

273. Will AI help or hurt the D.I.Y. Rock Star?

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What we surmised is that A I—or artificial intelligence—has been with us for some time, in one way or another. What we mean is that advanced technology has been helping to create music since the 70s. Things like quantizing—helping make music synch to a given beat—or auto-tune—that allows producers to be sure that singers are on-key and/or singers can sing live into it, so that they stay in-tune—have been with us—even laymen—for at least 3 decades. –And that doesn’t even touch tape loops, which bands like the Beatles have used since the 60s! –So, when we people hear “AI,” they think “foreign” and “alien,” when really what we are referring to is just another jump along that evolutionary train. –Except that, NOW, we are adding in more of the “intelligence” part, which allows, which we USED to call a “wizard” (on desktop computers), to suggest a string part or to help us spit out lyrics based on the topics and themes we feed it. –Right now, Apple’s Logic DAW has a virtual drummer that allows the drummer program to follow whatever audio you record. Or we have loops, courtesy of Fruity Loops, etc., where we can assemble a complete song with a variety of pre-programmed parts. There are ALREADY programs out here that will create melodies for you or chord progressions for you. This is a “soft” AI that we have grown accustomed to, so that we don’t even think about it, but it IS “helping” us write our songs.