Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Sing Us A Songsmith

Good old Microsoft have apparently been working on a fantastic application that takes any vocal sung into it and provides 'suitable' backing tracks. Sounds like good clean family fun, yes?

Quite apart from the jaw-droppingly Stepford-esque promo video, the good burghers of the internet have since decided to play it some acappellas of famous tracks, with astonishing results.

Microsoft Songsmith Remixes [Videos] @ Pitchfork

Clear winner has to be Radiohead's 'Creep'. They should do their whole next album like this. Utter awesomeness.

Of course, it has to be a massive spoof ... er ... doesn't it? Anyone?


  1. Also you got to be kidding me about this being a joke. The advert is absolutely great! It has made a giant splash on the internet. Loads of people talking about it. Adam and Joe on the weekend radio etc. It's crazy levels of publicity and nobody is saying, "it's rubbish" really. They are just saying, "the advert is rubbish".

    When of course the advert is evil genius.

  2. Indeed. Subversive little Microsoft :)