Microsoft finally do something subversive
We’re bracing ourselves for a bombardment of comments from the Internet Cool Cops telling us that Microsoft Songsmith is “like, so last Friday” but we love it and we want MORE of it – NOW.
To the uninitiated, it’s a nifty bit of software that will add a variety of generic musical backings to any vocals that you put into it. Its intended purpose is to help those of us who can scarcely carry a tune in a bucket to become the next Andrew Lloyd Webber. If that’s what you’re into.
Sadly, (we mean ‘thankfully’), cheeky little web-monkeys around the world have taken the software and used it to cobble together warped remakes of popular classics; original vocals and wacky new tunes. Here’s five of our current favourites, but there’s a whole bunch being added to YouTube by the day so please keep us up to date with the newest and freshest.