The Register: Oomm-tsss, oomm-tsss, Oomm-tsss, oomm-tsss… it’s an AI beatbox. “Vid AI can now beatbox for you for hours on end using your voice, if you’re into that kind of thing. Nao Tokui – a visiting associate professor at Kyushu University in California and a CEO of Qosmo, an AI and music startup – has developed a neural-network-based system that collects about 20 seconds of any sound to produce a custom drum kit, and then automatically sequences rhythms using those utterances and noises.”
Useful-for-a-given-value: Google’s made an AI-powered drum machine. “Infinite Drum Machine – following on from the brilliantly fun Quick, Draw! – is a computer-organised database of everyday sounds grouped together by a computer, with no information given to it on what each noise could be.” Bottles, people, animals, books, mechanical processes, etc –
The Smart Hobby Musician blog took the time to go through YouTube, pull out over 300 drum loop videos, and organize them into a list by musical style. General genres – rock, blues, etc – are sorted by BPM, and then further broken down into subgenres.