Microsoft Songsmith

On Friday January 9th, 2009, in Entertainment, Microsoft, Music, Technology, by Michael Watson
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Microsoft has just announced a new application which looks pretty interesting. This application will compose a tune to lyrics that you sing into the computer. The first thing is to choose what kind of song you want to compose and then the computer plays a beat. Then you sing your song while the computer records the lyrics. When its finished it analyzes the notes you sing and then creates a tune based on your song.

I will admit that the promotional video looks pretty cheesy but I think its a great tool for amateurs and something that can be fun for anyone. Heck if you are a professional you might as well try it out with your lyrics and see what this tool kicks out.  Songsmith will also let you play instrument as well as singing into it. This is great for composers that are looking for both tunes to go with their lyrics or melodys. The program looks like it does a pretty good job and its available to download right now as a trial. This trial lets you compose for six hours and then if you like it you can purchase it for $29.95.

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New Netflix Dot Com Account

On Wednesday February 20th, 2008, in Entertainment, Movies, Web, by Michael Watson
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So the other day I signed up for Netflix and it’s pretty legit. They have a 2 week trial which you can sign up for but was not the reason I signed up. Most of my energy was placed into typing in my name and waiting for my first movie to arrive. I chose to request Blood Diamond first as I had not seen it yet but I have wanted to for a long time. They mailed it out right away. The best part is that the distribution center is in Santa Ana so I think I received it the same day that they mailed it or at least the next day.

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