This is What Can Happen When We Let People Run Nirvana Through Microsoft Music Software

Back in 2009, the people in Redmond launched Microsoft Songsmith, an application that automatically creates an instrumental accompaniment to whatever vocals you throw at it.

Adventurous folk who have been paying attention to the recent proliferation of isolated vocal tracks appearing online had an idea. Why not see what MS Songsmith could do with these already-famous vocal takes?  Could the results be better than the original?

Er, no.

(Via Digg)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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