Saturday, October 01, 2005

Never Enough Synthetic Concerts Department

Music Thing reported on Zenph Studios back in May, with the amazing story that Zenph had discovered an accurate method of polyphonic transcription--meaning, in simple terms, they can now digitally analyze a piece of music and create a perfect copy of the performance (timing, chording, playing style, etc.) as a high-resolution MIDI file which can then be fed into any MIDI-capable device. Imagine classic performances which only exist on rare and degraded recordings, brought back to amazing life with the help of technology.

And if you live in New York City, you can hear it live in a week. I almost wish I lived there, if only so I could hear for myself.

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