Earlier this month Microsoft Research released a promotional video which featured a MacBook covered with stickers hiding the Apple Logo.
Songsmith, a song making application only works on Windows and PCs. The application does not require any previous song writing skills or experience and allows you to choose a musical style then when you sing into your PC’s microphone it creates backing music for you. Once you have created your music in Songsmith it can be shared with friends, posted online or used to create your own music videos.
Microsoft description of Songsmith states: “Ever thought of writing your own music Most people never get a chance to try…but we want to give everyone a piece of songwriting experience, so we’ve developed Songsmith, an application that lets you create a complete song by just singing!”
Songsmith is also catering for musicians and people who know how to write music. Microsoft state “Songwriters can use Songsmith as an intelligent scratchpad to work with new melodies, quickly turning your scratch recording of new ideas into richer, deeper explorations. Musicians can also play instruments right into Songsmith, instead of singing.”
Promotional video for Songsmith features a girl singing about the wonders of Songsmith. Techcrunch website has declared that the video shoot is the ‘worst ever’. In addition one of their sharp eyed readers, Doug Hirsch spotted that the laptop in the video is actually a MacBook.
Over 350,000 people have viewed the promotional video on YouTube, many of these being Apple fans.