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Multimedia, AV Every so often we publish here at OSNews articles about copyright, about the war of the "old media" establishment against everyone else. Many, myself included, have argued that the way to get out of this mess -- short of changing the law -- is to have more artists release their work under a Creative Commons license. However, after a few years it became obvious to me that CC would never be able to change the industry all by itself. Offering a Free license, and having 30,000 albums released under it, was still not enough. Until the Summer of 2009, that is. Update: Added audio samples.
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Computer generated music
by xiaokj on Tue 7th Sep 2010 10:53 UTC
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I mostly listen (almost only) to classical pieces.

The best system out there for typesetting music is lilypond. Since the music is already typeset electronically (a bit like LaTeX), why not simply convert that, via the computer, into midi?

Those who have heard lilypond renditions of classical pieces, you are entitled to weep now.

However, I heard that they are having much progress in the area of human speech synthesis. It sounds so good in songs it actually can fool the observer. I hope whatever genre you mean is going to be at least as good as that, not the generated sounds lilypond->midi makes.

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