What If You Could Photoshop Audio and Voice? Take a Look at Project VoCo?

Yes, this is pretty cool technology. If I’m an engineer for a voiceover session or a producer with a decision to make about an edit in a song, I’m all for this. At the same time, though, think of the ways this could be abused. If you have a twenty-minute recording of anyone’s voice, you could make them say anything. Literally anything.

While there hasn’t been a commercial release of the product, alarm bells are already sounding. Once it gets out there, this tech will make it impossible to trust any recordings. Sure, the editor can put in watermarks to show where the manipulation took place, but if they don’t…

Read more about these concerns at the BBC.

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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