Black and African American Music Resources

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Music

Will artificial intelligence replace singers? Songwriters? Musicians? Other music industry professionals? Or will it expand creativity and freedom for those in the music industry? Here you'll find resouces to navigate this new music landscape.

  • AIVA - The Artificial Intelligence composing emotional soundtrack music
    Whether you are an independent game developer, a complete novice in music, or a seasoned professional composer, AIVA assists you in your creative process. Create compelling themes for your projects faster than ever before, by leveraging the power of AI-generated music. You don't need to play an instrument or know anything about making music to use it. Just select your parameters, like the genre of music and emotion that you're going for. AIVA does the rest. Once you find something you like, you can export the entire track as MP3, MIDI, or WAV stems, and music producers can reference the files as a starting point for their own music.
  • AudioCipher
    Hunched over your DAW waiting for inspiration to strike? Just type in a word and turn it into music. AudioCipher helps you break through creative block and come up with new melodies and chord progressions. Choose from a variety of scales, chords and rhythms to create unlimited variations.
  • Basic Pitch
    Basic Pitch uses machine learning to transcribe the musical notes in a recording. Drop a recording of almost any instrument, including your voice, then get back a MIDI version, just like that. Unlike similar ML models, Basic Pitch is not only versatile and accurate, but also fast and computationally lightweight. It was built for artists and producers who want an easy way to turn their recorded ideas into MIDI, a standard for representing notes used in digital music production.
  • Boomy
    Boomy is an AI music generation community that lets users create original material and get paid for it on social media platforms like Spotify, TikTok, Youtube, and more.
  • FAST Limiter
    Perfect your tracks and create release-ready music with FAST Limiter — the powerful AI plugin that keeps you creating. Use AI to get a solid foundation, then dive deeper to take your mix even further by adjusting Gain, Saturation, and Resonance.
  • Klangio AI
    Klangio GmbH is a music software company based in Karlsruhe, Germany. Their team consists of experts in the field of artificial intelligence, audio processing and musicology, and they are joining forces to design the next generation of apps for musicians. Products include guitar2tabs, piano2notes/, sing2notes, and Melody Scanner.
    An open source research project exploring the role of machine learning as a tool in the creative process.
  • MuseNet
    MuseNet is a deep neural network that can generate 4-minute musical compositions with 10 different instruments, and can combine styles from country to Mozart to the Beatles. MuseNet was not explicitly programmed with creators understanding of music, but instead discovered patterns of harmony, rhythm, and style by learning to predict the next token in hundreds of thousands of MIDI files. MuseNet uses the same general-purpose unsupervised technology as GPT-2, a large-scale transformer model trained to predict the next token in a sequence, whether audio or text.
  • Orb Producer Suite
    AI computing infinite patterns, melodies and basslines with a modern, powerful but simple User Interface, that allows you to control every parameter. Works on all DAWs (except Protools), VST2/VST3 and AU/AUFX formats are provided. Includes Orb Chords, Orb Melody, Orb Bass, and Orb Arpeggio.
  • Soundful
    If you're looking to quickly generate music in a specific genre, Soundful might be a great option for you. Soundful empowers creators to generate royalty free tracks at the click of a button. TTheir diverse templates offer a starting point. Then you can generate similar tracks in the key signature and tempo of your choice.
  • Last updated: 3/18/2023