Defined as a Songwriting Assistant App, Amadeus Code promises ‘a new way to construct songs for composers unafraid to explore the possibilities of AI-assisted songwriting’.
‘Our AI has the ability to find really unexpected, but yet compelling melodies and match them to the harmonies suggested by chord progressions,’ explains the co-founder of the Tokyo-based tech start-up Taishi Fukuyama. ‘Radio, MTV and streaming have all made an enormous impact on how creators were exposed to the music of their time. That has inherently shaped how and what they produced. Now that we’ve reached maximum capacity to consume the content we actually have access to, it’s only inevitable that we’re now getting creative and taking control over what ultimately influences our work.’
Users can search Spotify's library from within the app, and use the chord progressions from their favorite songs. Amadeus Code’s Harmony Library gives access to the chord progressions that power Amadeus Code’s AI songwriting assistant. These chord progressions can be searched by specific parameters, including genre, mood, tempo and key, or by title or artist. Amadeus Code then generates melodies on top of the chords in the selected progressions. These can then be modified and exported to a DAW.
The founding team of Amadeus Code are active professional music producers with experience producing some of the most famous artists of Japan and Korea, and a technologist and serial entrepreneur in music tech. ‘Amadeus Code, unlike existing music AI on the market today, is not intended to create finished works to put against a home video, for example,’ Fukuyama says. ‘We hope that users will complete the work started by Amadeus Code by telling their own unique stories, which will continue to be what makes music truly irreplaceable by artificial intelligence.
‘AI has this peculiar ability to find novel solutions – some successful, some not so much. These are suggestions which a composer can take or leave,’ Fukuyama observes. ‘Its decisions can spark a new idea for composers, getting them into new creative territory.’