Sound Magic has announced the release of Artificial Intelligence Assistant Tool for Pianos, which comes as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows.
Sound Magic describes the idea behind the product:
Since virtual instruments have become popular, musicians keep asking one question: how do we achieve the same skill level shown in the official demos? Now that the physical modeling era is here, musicians are asking another question: how can we shape our own unique sound? Although many modeling instruments give the users control over many parameters of the sound, it's still difficult to achieve musicians own ideal sound for the very simple reason that musicians are musicians and not technicians.
Bad luck has no limits!
Sometimes it's not piano software that's the problem - it might just be the keyboard that musicians play. Most players don't realize that nearly all keyboards have a non-linear velocity response. Combine this with the fact that hardly any keyboard players have the skills or desire to actually play an accurate linear velocity response and achieving a good dynamic is a really challenging task.
To get beyond these technical limitations, musicians have had to spend a lot of time and energy learning the quirks of not only their instruments but their software as well. And when a software developer decides to issue an "upgrade" that thoroughly changes the basic parameters, they get to start over again. While a new trumpet is something to enjoy, modern musicians cringe at the thought of having to learn an entirely new keyboard or new software.
The purpose of Artificial Intelligence Assistant Tool (A.I in short) is to free musicians from technicians' work and let them focus on their music, not continuous controller assignments or tweaking the velocity curves. A.I is a bridge which connects their musical feelings and ideas to the technical data. With A.I, musicians no longer need to be technicians. A.I will make achieving their ideal sound more... well, musical. No need to remember arcane terminologies, finicky operation steps or the intricate specs of their keyboard.
A.I will auto test users' keyboard - learn all about it - and then use artificial intelligence to make suggestions for musicians. It is a simple to use and it speaks the same language as musicians - their language - not the geek-speaks of technicians. A.I will test their keyboard velocity response, pedal support and most importantly suggest ways to shape the sound that they are looking for. A.I makes it simple quickly achieve their ideal sound.
- Automatic detect users' keyboard's velocity response curve.
- Automatic detect keyboard's Min and Max velocity.
- Automatic detect pedal support.
- Give suggestions on sound shaping and dynamic.
- Give suggestions on the piano which suitable for specific music style.
- Guide on shaping the final sound.
Pricing & Availability
Artificial Intelligence Assistant Tool is provided as a VSTi Instrument under Windows and is priced at €50. It is also the default add-on coming with purchasing of Sound Magic Pianos.