Basically, it’s genius. You sing into it and – get this – the software composes music to match your vocals. The future is now!
Let’s watch Microsoft’s promo for Songsmith:
Ok, once you have gotten over your desire to slap everyone involved in that clip (cute brown boy from 2:13 included and why was the little brat at the beginning using a Mac?), and stopped your ears bleeding, let’s move on.
It didn’t take long before the evil hive intelligence of the interwebs began to subvert the intentions of the software. One particularly evil genius decided to run Dave Lee Roth’s OTT vocal to Van Halen’s Runnin’ With The Devil through Songsmith.
And he turned the happy slider to full.
The original post is worth reading for the comments. Further proof that fucking around with technology and copyright brings unlimited joy! Glory!